Satellite Cafe, now open for cocktails and appetizers at night, hosts local folk rock hero Chris Denny, 9 p.m., free. At On the Rocks, the Weisenheimers play a winning brand of pop-punk, 10 p.m., $5. The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio, as it typically does, starts the night at the Capital Bar, 5 p.m., free, before making its way to the Afterthought, 8:30 p.m., $5. Another weekly custom features karaoke supported by local rockers Third Degree, 9 p.m., $5. The ACAC hosts a screening of “Blazing Saddles” with musical intermissions by Parachute Woman and the Delicious at its new space on S. Rodney Parham, 8 p.m., $3 or free with a potluck dish. The party band Mr. Happy returns to Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5.
“Get Lit.erary,” at the Cox Creative Center, features music by Chris Denny, a sneak peek at the Arkansas Literary Festival lineup and a tour of the new Arkansas Studies Institute. Proceeds benefit the literary festival, 8 p.m., $50. Local rocker Shannon Boshears plays songs from her latest, “Black Mascara,” at Zack's, 9 p.m. Northwest Arkansas roots rockers Charliehorse return to White Water, 9 p.m., $5. Blue-eyed soul crooner Big John Miller brings his band to the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Local rockers and sometimes cover band Make No Mistake plays Studio Joe, 8 p.m., $5. Impressive vocalist Cody Belew teams with Hanky Panky at Off Center, 8:30 p.m., $4. Satellite, as it plans to do, moves to DJs for the weekend with DJ Dirtbag, 9 p.m., free. Local label Oblivion Records showcases its talent — Wishtribe, Third Degree, Hwy 5 — at Juanita's, 10 p.m., $7. The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio returns to the Capital Bar, 8 p.m., free.
After a long hiatus, standout local pop-rockers Big Silver return to White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. Pianist William Stuckey accompanies lounge singer Mary Kai at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. From Cincinnati, the Jon Justice Band plays blues rock at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Party band Tragikly White tries to put butts on the floor, 9:30 p.m., $5. In the Ferneau party room, there's a watch party for “My First Home,” a TLC show that was shot in Hillcrest and Stifft Station; proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity, 8 p.m., $20. The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio returns to the Capital Bar, 8 p.m., free.