Featured on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and occasionally slandered as one of the "worst films ever made," 1964's "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" — about a plot by the government of Mars to abduct Santa Claus — screens at Vino's at 7:30 p.m., free. Comedy troupe The Main Thing (featuring performers whose work has been featured on "Saturday Night Live," MTV and Off-Broadway) perform its Christmas production, "A Fertile Holiday," at the Joint in Argenta, 8 p.m., $22. The Sandman, billed as the world's No. 1 comedian-hypnotist, performs at The Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $10. Jam band Cooper's Orbit plays at Stickyz at 9 p.m., $5. Canvas plays at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m. Fayetteville party band Funk Factory plays at George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m. The Heat is at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Songwriter Ryan Saunders plays an album release show at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $5. Local favorites Tragikly White play at Revolution at 9:30 p.m., $10.
Jamaican dancehall artist Thugsy Malone performs at Power Ultra Lounge with Butterfly and Irie Soul, 8 p.m., $10-$20. Revolution hosts an adults-only funk showcase, featuring performances by The On Call Band and Mike Walker & The Unfair Advantage, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of.