If spastic Technicolor Japanese pop-punk is your thing, don't miss Peelander-Z at Maxine's, with openers Electric Eel Shock and Booyah! Dad, 8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door. If, on the other hand, you're seeking some boogie-woogie Southern-fried rock 'n' soul, choogle on over to Revolution for Blackberry Smoke, 18-and-older, 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. Zach Williams & The Reformation open the show.
The 2012 Starlight Gala benefits Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter and includes a performance by country group Rascal Flatts, food and drinks, silent and live auctions and more, John Q. Hammons Convention Center, Rogers, 6 p.m., $200. St. Michael's Episcopal Church hosts a fundraiser for Lucie's Place, an LGBT homeless shelter. Includes silent auction for artwork, hors d'oeuvres and drinks, 7 p.m., $25 single, $45 couple.
You know that song "Master of Puppets" by Metallica? Everybody knows it's about the control of drug dealers over addicts, right? But what if it was about Jeff Dunham? The puppet comedian is at Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $44. For a double-dose of Southern rock swagger, check out Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights with Arkansas Southern rockers Starroy, Stickyz, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. Masters of Masters in the Hall is the final concert of the season from the Arkansas Chamber Singers, with works by Arvo Part, Bach and more, St. James United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., $10-$18. For some electronic dance jams, Revolution has Zodiac: The Wobble Edition. It's an 18-and-older show featuring Hulk, Durden, Sniq, Germz, MC Kreepa and Columbus, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $13 d.o.s.
When Atlanta rapper Tity Boi failed to break into the mainstream several years back (and with a name like that?), he reinvented himself as 2 Chainz and has since become the hottest thing going on the mixtape scene. In a much-hyped show, he comes to Clear Channel Metroplex, 8 p.m., $25 general, $75 VIP (tickets available at Sophisticated Urban and Ugly Mike's). Rootsy Canadian outfit Whitehorse is a new project from Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, who are both members of Sarah McLachlan's band. They play Juanita's with The Elise Davis Band opening the show, 8:30 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. The 6th Annual Bard Ball: "The Taming of the Brew" is a benefit for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. It includes beers from local brewers, food from Starving Artist Cafe and live entertainment, Argenta Community Theater, 7 p.m., $75.