Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned
Fort Smith blues rockers Cloud 9 pluck and harmonize for Electric Cowboy, 10 p.m., $5. Holy Rolling Empire brings its jittery, melodic power pop to Maxine's, 9 p.m., free. Timberwood Amphitheater in Hot Springs gets contemporary Christian singer Jeremy Camp, 8 p.m., $29.99-$49.99. Possibly the only emo band to beef with R&B star and Camden native Ne-Yo, Hawthorne Heights is slated to play Juanita's with tour mates The Story Changes, a emo-pop duo, and PMtoday, the anthemic, prog-y, Arkansas-based outfit at this all-ages show, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Americana roots act Pope County Bootleggers take to Hot Springs for a gig at The Big Chill, 9 p.m. Also in the National Park, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival's summer movie series continues with "The Last American Freakshow" and "Seven Signs" at 6 p.m., followed by the classic, awful sci-fi cult masterpiece "Plan 9 From Outer Space" at 9 p.m., $5-$10 suggested donation.
The curtain rises this weekend on the musical "Hair" at the Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $18, and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," the Community Theatre of Little Rock's production at The Public Theater, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. The always popular local party band, The Gettys, heads to Revolution, 9 p.m., $5. West End brings in one for the kids with emo-poppers Rookie of the Year and The After Party, 9 p.m., $5. Bluegrass road warriors The Crumbs take to Flying Saucer, 9 p.m., $5. Late-night regulars Josephus and the George Jonestown Massacre play to Midtown Billiards, 12:30 p.m., $8. New Orleans act Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe buck jump down to Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $5.
The night of totally odd, completely awesome local triple bills (see To-Dos) continues on with a last-minute show from rap god overlord 607, garage-rock supergroup Magic Hassle and witty roots chanteuse Mandy McBryde, 9 p.m., Juanita's. Discovery lights up with DJs Bill Halliquest in the disco, Brandon Peck in the lobby and Danielle Hunter and Electra flipping the script in the theater, 9 p.m., $10. Khalil's Pub and Grill hosts a karaoke night, 7 p.m. The regulars at the River Market do their thing with Thomas East on the ivories at Sonny Williams' Steak Room, 7 p.m., and the Ted Ludwig Trio at Capital Bar & Grill, 9 p.m.