Border Cantos is a timely, new and free exhibit now on view at Crystal Bridges.
"Project 1927: The Lynching of John Carter" is a panel discussion about the 1927 lynching, with Stephanie Harp and George Fulton Jr., the great-grandson of John Carter, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 5:30 p.m.
The Big John Miller Band brings the goodtime tunes to The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Fayetteville Salsa institution Calle Soul comes to Juanita's, with dance lessons at 9:30 p.m. and music at 10 p.m., $10.
Trippy electro artist Govinda plays an all-ages show at Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $10.
The Spa City Sweethearts Burlesque Revue features performances from The Foul Play Cabaret in a fundraiser for Low Key Arts. It's Friday and Saturday at Low Key Arts, 7 p.m., $10.
For madness on two wheels, don't miss AMSOIL Arenacross, Verizon Arena, 7 p.m. and noon Sunday, $7-$24.
Roller derby buffs, take note: "Derby Love is a Battlefield" finds Central Arkansas Roller Derby taking on Girls Rollin' in the South, Skate World, 7 p.m., $10, free for kids 10 and younger.
Psych/trance/blues duo Tyrannosaurus Chicken plays an 18-and-older show at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $6.
Joecephus brings the ruckus back to Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $5.