Border Cantos is a timely, new and free exhibit now on view at Crystal Bridges.
Tyrannosaurus Chicken plays at Maxine's with Shreveport songwriter and slide-guitar great Buddy Flett and singer/songwriter Brian Martin, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door.
Juanita's has an eclectic lineup, with Break the Silence, Population Zero, Flint Eastwood and The Revolutioners, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door.
Start your weekend with the "50 Shades of Cray" party at the Doubletree Hotel, with music by Donny Don and DJ Mike Blaze, 9 p.m.
If you missed them last week, The Canehill Engagement — the new outfit from Kevin Kerby, Jeremy Brasher, Burt Taggart, Jay Calhoun and Brian Rodgers — plays at White Water Tavern, with The Opportunist and a solo set from Kerby, 9:30 p.m., $5.