by Robert Bell
Hot Springs takes over the White Water Tavern, with the four-piece rock assault of The Holy Shakes, which has a sort of Hot Snakes vibe, and the lovely ladies of The Foul Play Cabaret, 9 p.m., $10.
Meanwhile, back at Spa City, it's a night of singer/songwriters at Maxine's, with Brian Martin, Adam Faucett, Mandy McBryde and David Ramirez, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door.
The Fayetteville party starters in Boom Kinetic take the rowdy revelry to Revolution for an 18-and-older show, 9:30 p.m., $10.
Cajun's Wharf has happy hour tunes courtesy of Richie Johnson, 5 p.m. and U2 Tribute act UZoo headlining at 9 p.m., $10.
It's Third Friday Argenta ArtWalk in downtown North Little Rock galleries, 5-8 p.m.
The Meshugga Klezmer Band headlines a rollicking evening at The Afterthought, performing with special guests including Tatiana Roitman and Eleanor Kennedy, 8 p.m., $8.
Parrot Beach and Arkansans for Compassionate Care host a benefit show for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, with performances from Eagle Claw & the Side Effects, The Port Arthur Band, Clover Blue, Charlotte Taylor and more. It starts at 4 p.m. and the cover is $5.
Stickyz has Texas country rambler Roger Creager, with opening act Matt Stell and The Crashers, 9 p.m., $10.
Over at the Town Pump, long about 9 p.m., you can catch local super-group Year of the Tiger, featuring members of Underclaire and The Moving Front, with Booyah! Dad and First Baptist Chemical, which is former Ho-Hum head Rod Bryan's new outfit.
For some crushing Southern metal, check out Music Hates You at Downtown Music Hall, 8:30 p.m., $7.
Discovery has DJs Tyler Durden, Jacob Reyes and Hollywood and performers Dominique, Whitney Paige and Lady PT Dupree, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., $12.
Revolution has the popular hip-hop and R&B cover band, The 17th Floor, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s.
For some roller derby, check out Girls Rollin' in the South's Breakneck Brawlers as they take on the Tulsa Derby Brigade. GRITS will be taking donations for Baptist Health's NICU Care Package program, Skate World in Jacksonville, 4:30 p.m., $6-$8.