The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View kicks off two days of catgut and rosin with the Arkansas State Fiddle Championship, $10.
Monthly dance party Cool Shoes returns to the Downtown Music with DJs Kichen, Sleek, Cameron Holifield, and Risky Biz jockeying the discs, 10 p.m., $5, $8 under 21.
Two parts Techno-Squid Eats Parliament, one part Trusty, Dangerous Idiots, the self-described gulch-rockers, play Town Pump, 10 p.m., $3.
Cody Belew and the Mercers take to the river with a show on the Arkansas Queen, 9 p.m., $15.
Joey Farr and the Fuggins Wheat Band begin their two-night stint at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $8 non-members.
At the River Market Pavilions, the Arkansas Federation of Skaters hosts Skate Jam 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Melvins-loving hard-dance duo Androids of Ex-Lovers play at the Town Pump with the long-awaited reformation of Coach, the Hendrix-formed college rockers, 10 p.m., $3.
The Village brings the A-State Hip-Hop Showcase, hosted by Nina James and Epiphany, featuring DJ Discipline, 4x4 Crew, Sean Fresh and many more of Little Rock's microphone masters, 9 p.m., $10. (Full disclosure: I'm one of the showcase judges.)
In Hot Springs, Maxine's hosts Rural War Room, the wacked-out experimental duo; Dragoon, the garage trio of Trusty's Bobby Matthews and two former Grifters; and Star and Micey, Memphis' young folk/gospel outfit, 9 p.m., $5.