In the mood for moody, heavy modern rock? Check out Dark From Day One, Obsidian and Judgemental at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $8 adv. or $10 at the door. Daryl Hance, guitarist for blues/soul/jam outfit JJ Grey & Mofro, takes his Hendrix- and Sly Stone-inspired act to Stickyz, with funky fusion-meisters 1 oz. Jig opening the show at 9 p.m., $5. Jeff Coleman plays jazz at The Afterthought at 8 p.m. Iowa's The Poison Control Center probably can't help you if you've done gone and drank paint thinner, but if you're looking for some upbeat indie pop, you're in luck; Sterlington Louisiana's And We Were Saints opens the show at 8 p.m. at Maxine's, and it's all free. Searcy Summer Dinner Theater's production of "Christmas Belles" returns to the Ulrey Performing Arts Center, 6:30 p.m. through Sunday, $25. Opera in the Ozarks presents "Le Nozze di Figaro" at 7:30 p.m., $20-$25.
Little Rock VJ g-force keeps things bumping at Deep Ultra Lounge starting at 9 p.m. Studly local supergroup The Year of the Tiger makes its first ever White Water Tavern appearance, alongside Glittercore and Matt Anders, 10 p.m., $5. It's a bevy of Central Arkansas favorites at Stickyz, which hosts Bear Colony, This Holy House, Catskill Kids and Belair, starting at 9 p.m., $8. Pop-rock party-starters Boom Kinetic shake the room at Revolution, 9:30, $10. Opera in the Ozarks' production of Strauss' "Die Fledermaus" returns at 7:30 p.m., $20-$25. The multi-instrumentalists of St. Louis-based Theodore play Maxine's, along with Thrift Store Cowboys and All The King's Men, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 at the door.
The Blue Party brings its blend of Americana, pop and dance music to Stickyz, 9 p.m. Michael Prysock takes to the stage at White Water Tavern to play his understated, finger-picking blues, 10 p.m., $5. Kingsdown and Se7en Sharp amp things up with some glammed-out, swaggering modern rock 'n' roll at Revolution, 9 p.m. The Stumpwater Bluegrass Band plays the "Trailer Trash & Bluegrass Bash," a benefit for Community Theatre of Little Rock, Vino's 8 p.m., $10 adv., $15 d.o.s. Trio Arkansas, featuring Kimberly Fitch, performs works by Iannis Xenakis, Zoltan Kodaly and Brahms at UALR's Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., with another performance Sunday at 3 p.m.