Austin, Texas, rockers Destroyer of Light play a heavy show at the White Water Tavern, with Apothecary and local stoner metal quartet Tempus Terra, 9:30 p.m. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack hosts a funk show from Steady Flow, a six-piece out of Peoria, Ill., 8 p.m., $6. The Arkansas Repertory Theatre hosts a panel discussion about the upcoming production of Tanya Barfield's "The Call," noon, Clinton School of Public Service, free. Reckless Kelly takes "Sunset Motel" and other twangy rockers to the Revolution Taco & Tequila Lounge, with Muscadine Bloodline, 8:30 p.m., $20. "Potluck & Poison Ivy" features the poetry and prose of Beth Ann Fennelly, poet laureate of Mississippi, and the music of Claire Holley, 7 p.m., The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, $35 (includes dinner and the show), tickets at potluckandpoisonivy.org. The Museum of Discovery holds "Glow After Dark," an "electromagnetic wave rave" as part of its "Science After Dark" series, 6 p.m. Gigi's Soul Cafe & Lounge hosts a night of old school grooves and line dancing with DJ Troy G, 5 p.m., free. Keller Williams charms at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, 9 p.m., $25-$27. Brian Ramsey plays a happy-hour set at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, LLC takes the stage, 9 p.m., $5.
The Low Society Blues Band channels Beale Street with a show at Four Quarter Bar in Argenta, 10 p.m., $7. An opening reception at UA Pulaski Technical College's Center for Humanities and the Arts ushers in two photography exhibits: "Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement" and "A Peace of My Mind: American Stories," a multimedia project focused on interpretations of peace, with live music from saxophonist Barry McVinney and pianist Tom Cox, 6 p.m., 3000 W. Scenic Drive, free. Jocko entertains at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, in the Hot Springs casino's Pops Lounge, 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and the John Calvin Brewer Band holds down the late-night rock set at Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., free. Sean Fresh entertains at Gigi's Soul Cafe & Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $15-$20. Trey Johnson takes his blues set to the Blue Canoe Brewing Warehouse, 6 p.m., 1637 E. 15th St., $5. The burlesque stars of Foul Play Cabaret dazzle at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $15. Tragikly White takes the stage at the Rev Room, 9:30 p.m., $10. Rockusaurus rocks at Thirst N' Howl Bar & Grill, 8:30 p.m., $5. Richie Johnson plays a happy-hour set at Cajun's, 5:30 p.m., free, and Mother Hubbard takes the stage at 9 p.m., $5. Steady Flow reprises its funk set in Conway at Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5, with an opening set from Joey Fanstar, 9 p.m., $5.
Vintage Pistol, Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo and Couch Jackets make for a loaded and eclectic bill at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $5. Just down the street at Low Key Arts, DJ Courier Coleman spins for the organization's Prom Fundraiser Formale, 8 p.m., 118 Arbor St., $10. Shannon Boshears takes her blues rock outfit to the stage at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5, or come early and catch a happy hour set from Some Guy Named Robb, 5:30 p.m., free. The Electric Cowboy hosts a freestyle country dance competition, 9 p.m. Redefined Reflection, Three Miles From Providence and Josh the Devil & The Sinners share a rock show at The Sonic Temple in Rose City, 4603 E. Broadway, 8 p.m., $5. A reunited Jackopierce is celebrating 25 years of anthemic, pop-flecked folk, and takes the stage at the Rev Room, 8 p.m., $20-$25. If you're a fan of moody, '90s-era radio rock, check out Smile Empty Soul at Stickyz, with Stella Lost and From Day One, 7:30 p.m., $10-$13. Opal Agafia & the Sweet Nothings brings a mountain soul sound to the stage at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. Stone's Throw Brewing holds its annual Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest at Next Level Events, 1400 W. Markham St., 7 p.m., $25-$35, benefitting Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Central Arkansas. Bluesboy Jag performs a noontime solo set at Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro, no cover. Canvas takes the stage at Thirst N' Howl, 8:30 p.m., $5. The Irie Lions give a late-night performance at Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville, 10 p.m., $5. Downtown TJ Brown stars in "360 Fight Club: 5" at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 7 p.m., $20-$125. Shaw Davis & The Black Ties take the stage for a blues rock set at Vino's Brewpub, 8 p.m., $7.
Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo takes its hazy, layered rock to Bear's Den Pizza in Conway, 10 p.m. Hudson Falcons, Fiscal Spliff and William Blackart share a bill at White Water, 9 p.m., $7. "A Man And His Guitar," featuring country star Travis Tritt, gives an an acoustic performance at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center in Fayetteville, tickets available at 479-575-5387. Riverdale 10 Cinema screens "The Blues Brothers" (1980), 7 p.m., $9.
Jay Farrar, veteran of Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt, performs at the Rev Room, 8 p.m., $20-$30. At White Water, Taylor Smith & The Roamin' Jasmine interpret swing era and early blues gems, 9 p.m.