Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal
Satellite Cafe, now open for cocktails and appetizers at night, hosts local folk rock hero Chris Denny, 9 p.m., free. At On the Rocks, the Weisenheimers play a winning brand of pop-punk, 10 p.m., $5. The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio, as it typically does, starts the night at the Capital Bar, 5 p.m., free, before making its way to the Afterthought, 8:30 p.m., $5. Another weekly custom features karaoke supported by local rockers Third Degree, 9 p.m., $5. The ACAC hosts a screening of “Blazing Saddles” with musical intermissions by Parachute Woman and the Delicious at its new space on S. Rodney Parham, 8 p.m., $3 or free with a potluck dish. The party band Mr. Happy returns to Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5.
“Get Lit.erary,” at the Cox Creative Center, features music by Chris Denny, a sneak peek at the Arkansas Literary Festival lineup and a tour of the new Arkansas Studies Institute. Proceeds benefit the literary festival, 8 p.m., $50. Local rocker Shannon Boshears plays songs from her latest, “Black Mascara,” at Zack's, 9 p.m. Northwest Arkansas roots rockers Charliehorse return to White Water, 9 p.m., $5. Blue-eyed soul crooner Big John Miller brings his band to the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Local rockers and sometimes cover band Make No Mistake plays Studio Joe, 8 p.m., $5. Impressive vocalist Cody Belew teams with Hanky Panky at Off Center, 8:30 p.m., $4. Satellite, as it plans to do, moves to DJs for the weekend with DJ Dirtbag, 9 p.m., free. Local label Oblivion Records showcases its talent — Wishtribe, Third Degree, Hwy 5 — at Juanita's, 10 p.m., $7. The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio returns to the Capital Bar, 8 p.m., free.
After a long hiatus, standout local pop-rockers Big Silver return to White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. Pianist William Stuckey accompanies lounge singer Mary Kai at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. From Cincinnati, the Jon Justice Band plays blues rock at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Party band Tragikly White tries to put butts on the floor, 9:30 p.m., $5. In the Ferneau party room, there's a watch party for “My First Home,” a TLC show that was shot in Hillcrest and Stifft Station; proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity, 8 p.m., $20. The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio returns to the Capital Bar, 8 p.m., free.