White Water Tavern hosts a benefit for the Little Rock Horror Picture Show, with Iron Tongue, Color Club, Peckerwolf, J.R. Top, Mandy McBryde, Mothwind, Andy Warr, Grasshopper and Those Idiots from Earth, 9:30 p.m., $5. The Petite Roche Players kick off their musical "Rocky Horror Show," based on the cult classic film, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock. See calendar for other performances. It's $20, participation is encouraged (but no outside props) and it's not recommended for kids.
Revolution has Halloween Bloody Beats Bash, including Aye Tell Em JT, Arkansas Bo, Jay Mack, Average Society, and Yung O, 9:30 p.m., $7. Nick Jr.'s Fresh Beat Band brings the kids' jams to Robinson Center Music Hall, 6:30 p.m., $38-$48. Oaklawn has country hit-makers Lonestar, 7 p.m., $20-$30. The "Big BOO!-seum Bash" features games, activities, trick-or-treating and more at Museum of Discovery, Historic Arkansas Museum, Heifer Village, Central High School National Historic Site, Old State House Museum, EMOBA, Clinton Presidential Library, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 6 p.m., free. Author, political activist and professor Angela Davis will lecture and sign copies of her books afterward, University Theatre at UALR's Center for Performing Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.
Maxine's has burlesque troupes La Divina Productions and Foul Play Cabaret, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door. Midtown brings back stalwart guitarist and singer/songwriter Eric Sommer, 12:30 a.m., $5. For raging metalcore, check out Abandon All Ships, For All Those Sleeping, Skip the Foreplay, Upon This Dawning and Palisades, Downtown Music Hall, 6 p.m., $13 adv., $15 day of. Boo at the Zoo continues, with trick-or-treating, rides, concessions, a haunted house and more, Little Rock Zoo, through Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m., $7-$15. Market Street Cinema screens the classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show," Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. and Sunday-Tuesday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Participation is encouraged.
The 10th Annual Mud Run is at Two Rivers Park, 9 a.m., $25-$35. For some virtuosic six-string playing, don't miss Artistry of the Guitar, Afterthought, 9 p.m., $10.
Galactic with Cory Glover play Juanita's, 7 p.m., $22 adv., $25 day of. Country legend Joe Ely is at Revolution, 8 p.m., $20.
Bonnie Montgomery, fresh off her tour opening for Gossip, plays a record release show for her new EP, 8 p.m., Electric Heart Tattoo.
White Water has a huge punk show, with The Riverboat Gamblers, Cobra Skulls and Jonathan Wilkins, 9 p.m., $10.