Winter is the perfect time to explore the natural stone shelters where native Arkansans once lived
n Downtown Music Hall cranks up with Misfits-flavored horror rock from Blitzkid and melodic punk from the masked locals in The Kill Crazies, 7 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Hot Springs gets a night of some of the best Little Rock has to offer when local singer/songwriter J.R. Top brings down his Missouri-based band, Sweetwater Abilene, to Maxine's for a night of Southern sounds alongside Brother Andy and His Big Damn Mouth and Big Silver, 9 p.m., $5.
n The new Mediums Art Lounge at 521 Center St. hosts a night of "Cool Jazz" from Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers, 9:30 p.m., $10 general admission, $15 V.I.P. Sticky Fingerz offers up a night of Texas country from up-and-comer Johnny Cooper and Southern rockers Culpepper Mountain Band, 9:30 p.m., $7. The Ghost Town Blues Band takes its electric roots sound to the late-nighters and their steel livers at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $8 non-members. Bar rock abounds all over town with Bushdog at Fox and Hound, 10 p.m., $5; Mayday by Midnight at Cornerstone Pub & Grill, 9 p.m., $5; Thread at Thirst n' Howl, 9 p.m.; and Mister Lucky in Benton at Denton's Trotline, 9 p.m. Get your blue-eyed soul, R&B and soul fix at The Afterthought from local favorites Cody Belew and the Mercers, 9 p.m., $7.
n Get in the holiday spirit early at the annual Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade, which begins at Second and Broadway and winds through downtown Little Rock, 3 p.m. It's followed by the secretary of state's annual tree-lighting ceremony at the State Capitol, 4 p.m. Kingsdown hosts a holiday drive for "Toys For Tots" at Revolution alongside rockers A Good Fight and locals Ilia and EKG, 8:30 p.m., $7 over 21, $10 under 21. Juanita's brings radio-rock heavies Saliva downtown, 8 p.m., $16. Vino's hosts a "Local Metal" night with Misery Index, In the Fade and A DarkEnd Era, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Discovery Nightclub churns up for another Saturday night with music from Kramer in the lobby, Wendy Hunt taking to the techno room and Brandon Peck manning the theater, 10 p.m., $12. The party organizers of RSVP Society premiere their "High Society" night with DJs g-force, Epiphany and Big Brown spinning hip-hop and house in the Peabody penthouse, 8 p.m., $20.
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