The Clinton School of Public Service hosts Saudi Arabian artist Manal Al Dowayan, who will discuss her exhibit "I Am: Arab Women in Islamic Society," 6 p.m., free. Juanita's has all of your metalcore needs covered, with North Carolina's A Hero A Fake, and openers Myka, Relocate, Outline in Color, Derivative, 3-D Arcade and Vespers, 9 p.m., $8.
Downtown Music Hall has another installment of its Indie Music Night Hip-Hop Showcase, 9 p.m., $10. Ed Bowman & The Rock City Players bring the rock 'n' soul to The Joint, 9 p.m., $7. Mayday By Midnight plays the headliner spot at Cajun's Wharf, with singer/songwriter Audrey Dean Kelly playing happy hour, 5 and 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m.
The Downtown Tip Off Club hosts Razorback men's basketball coach Mike Anderson, Wyndham Riverfront Hotel, 11:15 a.m., $15-$20. So it's the last day of existence as we know it. Why not celebrate the end of everything with the bluesy, shred-tastic jams of the incredible Fuggins Wheat Band? They play an End of the World Throwdown at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $5. And hey, just in case the Mayans were off, the band also plays Midtown Saturday, same time and cover. Local pop-punkers Wreckless Endeavor play Vino's with hip-hop outfit Flint Eastwood and indie rock trio The Dangerous Idiots, 9 p.m., $5. Up in Benton County, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art hosts the Artinfusion event "The End of the World," 7 p.m., free for members, $15 for nonmembers. The fantastic jazz and soul singer Genine Perez just released a new CD this week, and she'll perform with Lagniappe at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Blues wailer Wes Jeans is at Denton's Trotline, 9 p.m., $10.
If you survived the end of the world and you need some quirky musical whimsy, Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra plays Maxine's, with the duo Loves It!, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. The Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team takes on the Alabama A&M Bulldogs, Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $25. Arkansas country up-and-comers Matt Stell & Deep Roots play an 18-and-older show at Revolution, 9 p.m., $8.
If you ever wanted to see more local bands than you can shake a microphone at, Juanita's can help you out, with Linwood's Localpalooza, featuring Queen Anne's Revenge, Mourning View, The Stephen Neeper Band, Jason Greenlaw & The Groove, Honky Rebel, The Supporting Cast, Severe Headwound, 5 Point Cove, Kid D, Flint Eastwood and Found & Fearless, 5 p.m., $5.