Ohio screamo outfit Hawthorne Heights plays Juanita's, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of. White Water Tavern has a night of standout local rock, with the excellent singer/songwriter Adam Faucett and the bluesy swagger of heavies Iron Tongue, 9:30 p.m. Over at Denton's in Saline County, you can check out Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real. The son of the great Willie Nelson is a fine singer and musician in his own right, plying a bluesy classic rock sound, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of. Murry's Dinner Playhouse has "The Dixie Swim Club," a comedy about five Southern women whose longtime friendship gets recharged on a long weekend every August, 6 p.m., Tue.-Sat. through June 23.
Austin, Texas, roots-rockers Band of Heathens come back to town for a performance after the 7:10 p.m. Arkansas Travelers game at the Hook Slide Corner at Dickey-Stephens Park, $6-$12. Florida rapper Plies — known for his hits "Shawty" and "Medicine" — comes to Clear Channel Metroplex, 9 p.m., $25-$50. Down in Hot Springs, Maxine's has an eclectic lineup, with Little Rock bruisers The See, Fort Smith post-punks Pagiins and hometown folk faves Ben Franks & The Bible Belt Boys, 8 p.m., $7. Southern hip-hop group Rehab is at Juanita's, 10 p.m., $13 adv., $15 day of. The great Tyrannosaurus Chicken roars into White Water Tavern for a night of trance-inducing psyche-blues, 9:30 p.m. Long-running Little Rock troupe Red Octopus Theater's "Summer in the City!" is sketch comedy with a summertime theme and is recommended for mature audiences, The Public Theatre, through June 16, 8 p.m., $8-$10. "Spring Awakening," the Tony Award-winning musical adapted from Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teen-age years, returns to The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $16-$20.
For some women's full tackle pro football, check out the Arkansas Banshees, who take on The Houston Energy at J.A. Fair Magnet High School, 6 p.m., $5. It's time once more for Songwriter Night at Maxine's, featuring Brian Martin, Buddy Flett, Dear Rabbit and William Blackart, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Longtime bluegrass favorites Runaway Planet get down to some string-shredding at White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m.
Suburban rapper Asher Roth comes to Juanita's, 9 p.m., $20 adv., $25 day of. You probably know him from the tracks "I Love College" or maybe "Last Man Standing," which features Akon and was used on Madden 2012. Openers are Flint Eastood and Nick Ward.