Winter is the perfect time to explore the natural stone shelters where native Arkansans once lived
Country veteran Ronnie McDowell plays at Juanita's with The Coral Reefers and The Florida Boys, 8 p.m., $25. Up in Morrilton, Red Dirt favorite Stoney Larue is at Jose's Supper Club with Phil Hamilton, 10 p.m., $15 adv., $18 door. Barrett Baber and Ernie Halter play an 18-and-older show at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $10. A Pale Horse Named Death, featuring members of Type O Negative and Life of Agony, performs at Downtown Music Hall, 8 p.m., $10. If you dig screamy hardcore of the Southern California variety, check out Retox at White Water Tavern, with R.I.O.T.S. and Opportunist, 9:30 p.m.
Acclaimed organist Christopher Houlihan will perform works by Bach, Maurice Durufle, Ravel and Charles-Marie Widor, First Presbyterian Church, 8 p.m. DTM — Battle of the Bands finds Consumers, In Serpents I Sleep, As Tall As Giants, 540, At Wills End and Outlier squaring off at Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $10. The Good Time Ramblers rock The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. SoulCom Collective hosts a food and clothing drive with Chris Rodriguez, John Baugh, The Soundwrights, Joel Allenbaugh, James Bacon & Joe Holmes, Bobby Kuta, SoulCom Collective, Next Bistro & Bar, free, donations accepted. EDM enthusiasts, Zodiac: Scorpio Edition with Archnemesis is going to be at Revolution, with The Recreation Circus, Kichen, Mr. Napalm, JDawg and Bdubs, 8 p.m., $8-$15. Singer/songwriter and White Water Tavern fave Patrick Sweany returns to the WWT, with Isaac Alexander, 10 p.m., $7. The Weekend Theater's production of "A Clockwork Orange" continues, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $12-$16. The CALS Book Sale kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday.
Folkies Ivan & Alyosha play Juanita's, with fellow travelers Matrimony and The Falls, 10 p.m., $7 adv., $8 day of. Memphis duo Motel Mirrors (a.k.a. Amy LaVere and John Paul Keith) are at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7. Tyrannosaurus Chicken, RTB2 and Daniel Markham play Maxine's in Hot Springs. The Mister Arkansas USofA M.I. and Classic 2013 is a direct preliminary to Mister USofA M.I. 2014 National competition held in Oklahoma City. The qualifying action is happening at Miss Kitty's Saloon, 9:30 p.m., $10.
Singer/songwriter Butch Walker plays an all-ages show at Revolution, with Marc Scibilia, 8 p.m., $15 adv., $18 day of.
Y'all know him, y'all love him, Cory Branan is back at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $10.