Santa Fe blacksmith Tom Joyce will discuss his work, process and life in ironworking in conjunction with the exhibition "Cast, Cut, Forged and Crushed: Selections in Metal from the John and Robyn Horn Collection." It's at the Arkansas Arts Center, 6 p.m., $5 or free for AAC members. Jim Brickman lays siege to Robinson Center Music Hall to provide a romantic evening of overpoweringly tender and heartfelt adult contemporary music, 7:30 p.m., $60. For something that is different in every conceivable way, Downtown Music Hall has Brooklyn heavies Hull, with Black Orchid, Crankbait and Snakedriver, 8 p.m., $7. The UALR Women's Trojans basketball team takes on the defending national champions of Texas A&M at the Jack Stephens Center, 7 p.m., $4-$35.
Hot Springs takes over the White Water Tavern, with the four-piece rock assault of The Holy Shakes, which has a sort of Hot Snakes vibe, and the lovely ladies of The Foul Play Cabaret, 9 p.m., $5. Meanwhile, back at Spa City, it's a night of singer/songwriters at Maxine's, with Brian Martin, Adam Faucett, Mandy McBryde and David Ramirez, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. The Fayetteville party starters in Boom Kinetic take the rowdy revelry to Revolution for an 18-and-older show, 9:30 p.m., $10. Cajun's Wharf has happy hour tunes courtesy of Richie Johnson, 5 p.m. and U2 Tribute act Uzoo headlining at 9 p.m., $10.
It's Third Friday Argenta ArtWalk in downtown North Little Rock galleries, 5-8 p.m. Stickyz has Texas country rambler Roger Creager, with opening act Matt Stell and The Crashers, 9 p.m., $10. Over at the Town Pump, long about 9 p.m., you can catch local super-group Year of the Tiger, featuring members of Underclaire and The Moving Front, with Booyah! Dad and First Baptist Chemical, which is former Ho-Hum head Rod Bryan's new outfit. For some crushing Southern metal, check out Music Hates You at Downtown Music Hall, 8:30 p.m., $7. Discovery has DJs Tyler Durden, Jacob Reyes and Hollywood and performers Dominique, Whitney Paige and Lady PT Dupree, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., $12. Revolution has the popular hip-hop and R&B cover band, The 17th Floor, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. For some roller derby, check out Girls Rollin' in the South's Breakneck Brawlers as they take on the Tulsa Derby Brigade. GRITS will be taking donations for Baptist Health's NICU Care Package program, Skate World in Jacksonville, 4:30 p.m., $6-$8.