Border Cantos is a timely, new and free exhibit now on view at Crystal Bridges.
Hip-hop/alt-rock hybrid Flobots comes to Juanita's, with Wheelchair Sports Camp, Flint Eastwood and Big Dam Horns, 9 p.m., $12. This Holy House brings the dramatic guitar-fueled indie rock to The Joint, 9 p.m., $5.
If you've always wanted to get "The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience" without all the hassle of inventing time travel, check out Zoso. The band is eerily good at recreating the look and, most importantly, the sound of the Zep, 18-and-older, Revolution, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of. Shreveport-based "fuzz-folk" outfit Gashcat comes to the Spa City for a show at Maxine's with Ghost Foot and Fitra, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. If you've been needing some work done on your teeth but your wallet is a bit light, the Arkansas State Dental Association Mission of Mercy could help, with free cleanings, fillings and extractions, with no eligibility or income requirements. It's first-come, first-served and open to children and adults. Spanish translators are available. All children must be accompanied by a guardian, Henderson State University, Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. The 69th Annual Arkansas Writers' Conference includes keynote speaker Deborah Mathis, Laura Parker Castoro and many more, Holiday Inn Presidential, 8 a.m. May 31, 7:30 a.m. June 1, $30 per day.
Downtown Music Hall hosts the Help Harper Benefit Show, a benefit for the family of the late Brandon Helms, with performances from Becoming Saints, Vail, Descended from Wolves, Rawhead, Lifer and Tides of Anareta. 7 p.m. Discovery hosts rapper MIMS, with DJ Feelgood, Cain da Ladies Man and more, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., $10 before midnight, $15 after. It's time to bust out the spandex and the extra-strength hairspray, because Hot Lix is bringing all the hair-metal hits you love to Stickyz for an 18-and-older show, 9:30 p.m., $6. Revolution hosts an evening of outre rock debauchery, with Androids of Ex-Lovers, Ginsu Wives and Booyah! Dad, 9 p.m., $7 21 and older, $10 18-20.
The Hot Springs Music Festival kicks off two weeks of classical music performances Sunday, including 20 concerts and more than 250 open rehearsals at venues all over the city. Check HotMusic.org for full schedule. Through June 15.