The Little Rock 48 Hour Film Project will screen films from its latest two-day moviemaking scramble at the Marriot Hotel Downtown (formerly The Peabody) Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., $8. The Funkanites bring the vintage funk vibes to The Joint, 9:30 p.m., $7. National Park Radio will perform for a taping of "AETN Presents: On the Front Row" at the AETN headquarters in Conway, 6:30 p.m., free. It's a night of singer/songwriters at Juanita's, with Jesse Lasfer, Treva Blomquist, Cliff Hutchison and Alisyn Reid, 8:30 p.m., $5. Joe Pitts plays a benefit show for local musician Don Garrett at Thirst n' Howl, 7 p.m. Jason Eady, a singer/songwriter out of Fort Worth, plays at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7. The annual Toast & Roast benefitting Big Brothers & Big Sisters will honor Sharon Priest this year, with a reception, dinner and live auction, Doubletree Hotel, 6 p.m., $150
Interstate Buffalo and Brick Fields take to the stage at Maxine's, 8 p.m. Joecephus soundtracks the good times at Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5. White Water Tavern hosts Mad Nomad and Mainland Divide, 10 p.m., $5. Over at Downtown Music Hall, you can check out The Supporting Cast, Wreckless Endeavor and Stuart Thomas, 8 p.m., $5.
White Water Tavern hosts a KABF 88.3-FM Birthday Bash, with The Burnt, Nick Devlin & Amy Garland, 12 Tone Elevator and F.A.C.T.S., 9 p.m. Staying up late? Stephen Neeper and The Wild Hearts and Mad Nomad can help you out with that, Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $5. Country singer/songwriter Gary Ray plays at Juanita's, with Ward Davis and David Adam Byrnes, 9:30 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of. Oh, and there's a sporting event up in Fayetteville that some folks might be interested in: The Arkansas Razorbacks football team takes on the Ragin' Cajuns of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 3 p.m., Donald W. Reynolds Stadium, $45.
Alt-rockers Fuel play at Juanita's, with The Revolutioners opening, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.
Singer/songwriters Austin Lucas and John Moreland play White Water Tavern with The Parish Festival, 9:30 p.m. Air Review plays an 18-and-older show at Stickyz with local indie-pop outfit Knox Hamilton, 9 p.m., $7.
Texas alt-country vets Slobberbone play an all-ages show at Revolution, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.