Of course, you should be at the first round of the 2014 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, 9 p.m., Stickyz, $5-$10. If you're looking for something on the mosh-ier end of the spectrum, Pennsylvania metalcore outfit This of the Apocalypse headlines an all-ages show at Revolution, with Sworn In, Shai Hulud and Sirens and Sailors, 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of. Bluegrass lovers will probably want to check out Runaway Planet, who'll be picking up a storm at The Afterthought Bistro & Bar, 9 p.m., $7. Funkanites bring the funk jams to The Joint, 9:30 p.m., $7. They also play at The Afterthought Friday night, 9 p.m., $7. The Rep's production of "Clybourne Park" continues, 7 p.m. Wed.-Thu. and Sun., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun., $35.
The Joint's in-house comedy team The Main Thing continues its wintertime production, the appropriately titled "Winter Sucks," consisting of sketch comedy bits that riff on how, well, winter sucks, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $20. John Michael Vance & The Delta Funk play an 18-and-older shindig at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $5. Red Dirt troubadour Reckless Kelly headlines an 18-and-older show at Revolution, 9 p.m., $15. Moonshine Mafia provides your late-night sounds, Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $5.
Country hitmaker Joe Diffie is at Juanita's, with local talents Rodge & The Red Dirt Republic and Canvas opening the show, 9 p.m., $25 adv., $30 day of. One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk will be getting lucky at an 18-and-older show at Revolution, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of. Foreign Tongues Presents: "Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece," featuring 2012 National Poetry Slam Champion Tarriona "Tank" Ball, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 6 p.m., free. VJ Street is the billing for an evening featuring VJ g-force, who'll be performing on a brand new visual system in the Discovery lobby, with expanded visuals in the Disco-Tech. Also, DJs Crawley, Noah Beaudin & The Sleep Genius, Dominique and The Disco Dolls, Discovery Nightclub, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Professional Bull Riders will be doing their thing at Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $13-$55. The Rep's annual black-tie fundraiser, "Saints and Sinners," will be happening at the Statehouse Convention Center, 6 p.m., $400.