Border Cantos is a timely, new and free exhibit now on view at Crystal Bridges.
Atlanta alt-rock group Fairlane performs at Vino's with I Was Afraid, Ringfinger and Atta Girl, 7 p.m., $7. Comedian Gabriel Rutledge is at the Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m., $7 (and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Nashville's Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line ("quietly brilliant," according to NPR) perform at South on Main as part of the Oxford American's Americana Series, 8 p.m., $17. Drummerboyinfinity hosts a showcase of singers called Diamond Divas at Revolution, 8 p.m., $10. Austin Americana songwriter Carson McHone plays at the White Water Tavern with Jeremy Pinnell and Kevin Kerby, 9:30 p.m.
Little Rock Laxfest 2016, a youth lacrosse tournament, starts at 11 a.m. at Burns Park Soccer Complex and runs through Sunday. Little Rock death metal group Abandon the Artifice plays at Vino's with Seahag, Legions Await and Throne of Pestilence at 7:30 p.m., $5. Husband & wife progressive banjo duo Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn perform at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center at 8 p.m., $25-$45. Vintage Pistol plays at Maxine's in Hot Springs with American Lions and Recognizer, 9 p.m., $5. The Big Dam Horns perform at Stickyz at 9 p.m., $6. Little Rock garage punk band Bombay Harambee will play a release show for its new album, "Goldmine," at White Water, 9:30 p.m. The record, a smart and bruising collection of desperate, claustrophobic post-punk, will be out on vinyl, CD and digital audio via Little Rock's Max Recordings on Feb. 19. Collin vs. Adam and Fayetteville's Pagiins will open.
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts the Black History Quiz Bowl at 10 a.m. "SINgularly SORDID," a new stand-up show by Del Shores, is at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock at 7:30 p.m., $35. "Embracing Your Natural Beauty," a fashion show and film screening presented by Angel Burt, featuring Rodney Block, Big Piph and Bijoux, is at the Clear Channel Metroplex at 8 p.m., $35. The Gloryland Pastor's Choir, a longtime Little Rock institution currently gearing up to compete on "America's Got Talent," performs at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 9 p.m. Little Rock rapper Goon des Garcons, whose new record was recently featured by Vice magazine, performs at Vino's, 7 p.m., $10. Art rock group Ginsu Wives plays at White Water with Casual Pleasures, 9:30 p.m.