Border Cantos is a timely, new and free exhibit now on view at Crystal Bridges.
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.