Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Once again, Sticky Fingerz hosts the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. The third round features Rah HoWard, Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth, Flash Larue, and Dangerous Idiots, 9 p.m., $5. Juanita's brings modern rock with Parabelle, Prosevere, and Die on 3, 9 p.m., $5. And for the lovers, the Arkansas Chamber Singers and Satia Spencer offer “A Valentine's Affair” at the Governor's Mansion, 6:30 p.m., $65. In Hillcrest, Dr. Rex Bell and Company Jazz offer their well-loved smooth sounds at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5.
Perennial Little Rock folk favorites Damn Bullets show off their four-man take on folk music alongside The Ben Miller Band and Adam Gussow at White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $6. Little Rock metal outfit, Witches Tit, grind on Vino's with Collapsing Nation, 8 p.m., $7. Meanwhile, in Argenta, The E.O.S. throws a party for his album release. He's joined by Ear Fear, Epiphany, ArkaText, and Stee-Feezy at Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m., $5. Party band Tragikly White comes to Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $5. Mississippi-based rock cover act Memphis Yahoos headline at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. Rev Room surely will bring out the boot scooters in droves with Texas country outfit Casey Donahew Band, 8:30 p.m., $10, 18 plus.
Local pop rockers Box Wine play the back room at Vino's with a slew of new bands, including Russellville's instrumental pedal hounds, The Sound of the Mountain, the buzzy husband/wife/brother/brother outfit This Holy House, and the infinitely tattoo-able Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth. The Clinton Center welcomes celebrated pianist, Schumann scholar and Arkansas native James McKissic for a special one-night-only performance 7 p.m., free (though you'll get some performance mixed in with lecture Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the Mosiac Templars Cultural Center). Soul throwback the Charles Woods Band shares a bill with Jess Hoggard at Cornerstone Pub, 8 p.m., $5. Local trumpet standout Rodney Block returns to the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $10. Nihilists, beware. Market Street Cinema is hosting its own version of the infamous Lebowski Fest, a celebration of all things “The Big Lebowski.” Shows are at 6 p.m., 9 p.m., and 11:15 p.m., $5.