"History is always happening" at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
You know him, you love him, Kevin Kerby plays Music in the Garden at Dunbar Community Garden, 5:30 p.m., $3-$5. Legendary country-pop act The Bellamy Brothers bring their crossover hits to Oaklawn, 7 p.m., $20. The Festival of Wines offers a chance to sample from more than 600 wines while eating delicious hors d'oeuvres from some of Little Rock's favorite restaurants, Dickey-Stephens Park, 6 p.m., $60-$75. The comedy "The Kitchen Witches" is back at Conway's Lantern Theatre, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $5-$10.
Vino's hosts an evening of punk rock, with 400 Blows, El Paso Hot Button and Ginsu Wives, 9 p.m., $7. Katmandu, Big Daddy O, Eric Nolen, John Murphy and Buddy Case, John Lefler play a memorial show to celebrate the life of their friend Jeremy Daniell, who recently passed away. The show is at 7 p.m. at Dreamland Ballroom. Stalwart bar rockers Mayday by Midnight play Denton's Trotline, 9 p.m. The Southern comedy "Dixie Swim Club" returns to The Public Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $12-$14. It's gonna be an evening of nerdcore rap at Juanita's, with MC Chris, MC Lars, Mega Ran and Adam Warrock. You might recall MC Chris's role as MC Pee Pants on "Aqua Teen Hunger Force." The show gets started at 9 p.m., $13 adv., $15 d.o.s.
Beloved bluegrass jam-band Big Smith plays Dreamland Ballroom, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $14 door. After midnight, Jeff Coleman's gonna let it all hang out at Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5. If you're up Batesville way, check out Rocktoberfest, with performances from Lucero, Pop Evil, Egypt Central, Devon Allman's Honeytribe and more. It's at Riverside Park, noon, $20 advance, $25 door. Renowned choreographer and dancer Bill Hastings leads jazz workshops at the Thea Foundation, the first session at 9:30 a.m. for ages 9-13 and the second at noon for ages 14 and older. $20. It's a big night at Cornerstone Pub & Grill, with "The Push" Part 1, featuring 4X4 Crew, Tho'd Studio Ent., North Rock, The Legendary Backyard Ent., Parker Brothers, K.Toomer, Epiphany and DJ Fatality. It's hosted by Osyrus Bolly, cover is $10. Why can't we not be sober? I don't know, ask Tool tribute act Opiate, playing at Revolution, 9 p.m., $10. It'll be another late night to remember at Discovery Nightclub, with DJs Hollywood and Kramer and performers Tara and Kara Dionne and Dominique Sanchez, 9 p.m.