Salsa dancers of all levels are welcome at Juanita's, where Salsa Little Rock brings in renowned Fayetteville ensemble Calle Soul. There's a lesson from 9-10 p.m., and after that, things kick into high gear, $10 cover. Chris DeClerk handles the happy hour tunes at Cajun's Wharf starting at 5:30 p.m., but hey, it's Friday, so stick around for the headliner, The Karla Case Band, at 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. The Big Dam Horns bring their big, brassy sounds to Stickyz, 9 p.m., $5. If your Friday evening needs an injection of misanthropic southern metal, don't miss Rwake at White Water Tavern, with Seahag and Enchiridion, 10 p.m. If you need some laughs, check out "Arkansanity," the current sketch comedy show at The Joint, starring the in-house funny experts, The Main Thing, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $20. Volks folks, take note: The 21st annual VW Weekend will be under way in Eureka Springs, headquartered at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. Check NwaVwa.com for more information and schedule.
Native Arkansan Iris DeMent is the first high profile act to come to South on Main, Oxford American's new restaurant/performance space. Tickets are sold out to the 8 p.m. concert. Fayetteville's Randall Shreve & The Sideshow will bring the dramatic rock 'n' roll fireworks to Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $6. Over at Revolution, School of Dub Presents: "Back 2 School Vol. 4," featuring DTF, 9 p.m., $7-$10. Discovery hosts Sno White, with Ewell, JMZ Dean and DJ Haze, plus Dominique and the Disco Dolls, DJ Johnny Mambo and more, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., $10-$15. Singer/songwriter and Glen Rose native Michael Prysock returns to White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $5. The University of Arkansas Community College at Hope hosts a Jazz Workshop and Evening Concert in celebration of President Bill Clinton's birthday. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. and the concert at 6 p.m. Red Devil Lies, Enchiridion and Attack of the Mind bring the heaviness to Juanita's, 10 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.
Nu metal outfit Alien Ant Farm plays at Juanita's, with Hank and the Cupcakes, Eddie and the Defiantz and Attack the Mind, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of. Revolution hosts hard rock legends Great White, 8:30 p.m., $15. Over at Stickyz, you can catch Austin-based indie craftsmen The Eastern Sea, with openers Grandchildren, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.