by Robert Bell
If your ears are itching for some jammy goodness, Maxine's has the cure: 1 Oz. Jig at 8 p.m., $5.
Australian guitar virtuoso Nick Charles plays a beautifully understated style that recalls such disparate influences as Django Reinhardt and the Big Bill Broonzy. Charles plays Artchurch Studio in Hot Springs at 7 p.m., $10, or you can catch him in Little Rock Saturday night at Thompson Hall at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 7:30 p.m., $12.
Feed Turkana is a benefit for World Relief, which provides aid to the people of northern Kenya's Turkana region. There will be beer, food, a silent art auction and live music from Chase Pagan, Isaac Alexander, Bear Colony, and No Moon. Canned goods are worth $1 apiece toward entry fee. Dreamland Ballroom, 7 p.m., $5 entry, $20 entry and free beer.
If you were planning to catch Arkansas TheatreWorks' production of "Stage Struck" at Central Theatre in Hot Springs, this weekend is your last chance. The play runs Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., $15-$25.
It's Family Fun Fest at Dickey-Stephens Park, Browse vendor booths and enjoy games and live music from Trout Fishing in America. Emcees for the event will include Alyse Eady and Craig O'Neill from KTHV, starting at 9 a.m., $ 5.
Ed Bowman & The Rock City Players tear the joint up at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Tyrannosaurus Chicken brings ramshackle, blues-damaged psychedelia to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.