It's time for Movies in the Park again. This week you can catch "Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. Bring a cooler, a blanket and/or folding chairs, free, starts at sundown. Learn all about the lighting techniques used in filmmaking at this month's Science After Dark, titled "The Science of Cinema." Includes a cash bar, 21-and-older, Museum of Discovery, 6 p.m., $10, free for members. The 12th International Short Story Conference runs through July 1, with short fiction workshops, performances, films, art, dance and more at several venues, $175-$300. More details at shortstoryconference.com.
Juanita's hosts the longtime rockabilly favorites in The Reverend Horton Heat, 9 p.m., $20 adv., $25 day of. Downtown Music Hall has an evening of guitar-oriented loudness, with The See, I Was Afraid and Fayetteville pop-punkers The Inner Party, 8 p.m., $6.
Rock 'n' ragers Death on Two Wheels are back in Arkansas for a show with Booyah! Dad and This Holy House, Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. The blues-jammin' madmen in Joey Farr and The Fuggins Wheat Band return to Midtown Billiards for two late nights in a row, Friday and Saturday at 12:30 a.m., $5. It's gonna be a night of partying southern Louisiana style at White Water Tavern, where Ryan Brunet & The Malfecteurs tear it up, with Bonnie Montgomery opening, White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $7. Juanita's has The Tricks, Satellite, Swampbird, and Freedom Bureau, which, word has it, will perform a rendition of "She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain" inspired by Neil Young and Crazy Horse's recent take, 9:30 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of. Cool Shoes invites you to an evening of electronic music-oriented raging at Downtown Music Hall with Messinian, Wolf-E-Wolf, Kichen and Rufio, 9 p.m., $8.
Texas indie rockers Eisley play an all-ages show at Stickyz with Merriment, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $13 day of. Downtown Music Hall hosts an evening of psychopathic clown-oriented hip-hop, with Anybody Killa, Klaun VI, Down South Juggalos and Intoxxx, 7 p.m., $11 adv., $15 day of. The Afterthought has The B-Flats, 9 p.m., $7. Meanwhile, down in Spa City, Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth, Ginsu Wives, Ezra Lbs and Michael Inscoe perform at Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door.