Here's a little something different: Root Cafe, a spot aimed at building community through locally produced food, will hold a one year pre-anniversary fund-raiser bash at Arkansas Flag and Banner, 800 W. Ninth St., with food, door prizes and music from rapper Juggernaut Glitch and folk miscreants Damn Bullets, 8 p.m., $5. Fayetteville act the Eoff Brothers Band headlines at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $5. Jazz standouts the Ted Ludwig Trio perform at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. Local metal act the Weeping Gate plays Juanita's with Marca and the Brotherhood, 9 p.m., $7. Memphis rockers Yes/No/Maybe come to Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Comedian Ben Creed opens a two-night run at the Looney Bin, 8 p.m., $6. At the Big Green house, across from Pizza D, “Gimme Green,” a documentary about America's lawn obsession, screens for free, every 45 minutes, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:45.
FUBAR, the local band that spawned South 61, Starroy, Echobase and Spontaneous Combustion, reunites for a show at Cornerstone Pub, with South 61, 8:30 p.m., $5. Tonya Leeks plays jazz and R&B-inflected flute and sax and she sings. She appears at the Afterthought with a band, 9 p.m., $7. Popular Memphis pop-rockers Ingram Hill come to Juanita's, 10 p.m., $12. Good-time rockers Ace's Wild play Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. Soul outfit Tawanna Campbell & Ultimate Groove puts it down at Revolution, 9 p.m., $5. Party band Tragikly White headlines at 8 p.m., $5. Former “American Idol” contestant Sean Michel plays Sticky Fingerz with local act A Good Fight, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Horn virtuoso Rodney Block brings his band to the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Sludge metal heroes Rwake (say it like “wake”), from North Little Rock, headline at Downtown Music, with SeaHag and Ketea, 8 p.m., $6. At Cajun's, Stark Naked and the Car Thieves blend blues, rock and Motown, 9 p.m., $5. Perryville rockers Evacuate the City play with Colossus Bound and Silvertone at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $6. Dallas' Lil Shine plays the Village, 10 p.m., $10-$15. Main Street, between Daisy Bates and 15th, hosts a block party from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with music by Christopher Denny and the Old Soles, free.