"History is always happening" at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Southern rockers Heart for a Hand play Juanita’s with Wink and the Gun and the Secret Fire, $6. Veteran local band Quadraphonic comes to Cajun’s, 9 p.m., $6. At the Afterthought, the Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio plays its regular gig, 8 p.m., $2.
Second Friday Art Night is all across the River Market district, 5-8 p.m., free. At the Peabody’s RiverTop Party it’s ’80s cover band Molten Lava, 8 p.m., $3. Pink-haired electro DJ Jen Lasher comes to Revolution. Local blue-eyed soulman Big John Miller croons for the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Local boys Justin Carder, Clay Caldwell and Chris Henry play guitar-based music at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m.
Jani Lane, longtime lead singer of hair-metal band Warrant, comes to Revolution, but without much hair, 8:30 p.m. Soul/blues queen Ramona Smith teams with Carl Mouton for a show at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Blues-rock jam band Cosmic Biscuit hosts its CD release party at Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m., $5. North Little Rock’s sludge-metal kings Rwake headline a night of hard rock at Downtown Music, with Made Out of Babies, Mouth of the Architect and Power Pellet. And the Arkansas Twisters take on the Laredo Lobos in one of their final games of the season, 7 p.m., $10-$38.
Minneapolis punk-poppers Motion City Soundtrack play Juanita’s with Sherwood, the Higher and the Forecast, 9 p.m., $16 adv./$18 D.O.S.
The “real” L.A. Guns play the Village, with Rein and Britny Fox, 8 p.m., $10. Austin, Texas country rockers Reckless Kelly come to Revolution. Folk singer Dana Falconberry joins Sean Rock and the Toltecs on Arkansas Rockers night at White Water, 10 p.m., donations. Well-traveled indie singer/songwriter Adam Freeman performs at Juanita’s with Seth Wihilmi and Jody McCall, 9 p.m., $6. It’s “Bluesday” at the Afterthought with Tom Houston Jones, 8 p.m., $5.
At sundown, “My Best Friend’s Wedding” screens in the Riverfest Amphitheatre as part of “Movies in the Park,” free.