Winter is the perfect time to explore the natural stone shelters where native Arkansans once lived
The ACAC (Arkansas Community Arts Cooperative) hosts its weekly night of verse in inVerse Open Mic Poetry Night, 6 p.m., $5. The genre-bending, always entertaining Little Rock Jazz Quintet plays one of its first weekly stints at Ferneau in Hillcrest, 8 p.m., free. Cajun's Wharf brings Fjord Mustang for happy hour, 5:30 p.m., and Tragikly White for the night owls, 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. Afterthought gets music led by a pathologist-by-day, musician-by-night with the Dr. Rex Bell Jazz Trio, 8 p.m., $5. Winner of “America's Funniest People” on ABC, Dante continues his stint at The Loony Bin, 8 p.m., $6. Back downtown, the Ted Ludwig Trio provides the Capitol Bar & Grill with its nightly dose of guitar jazz, 5 p.m.
Break out your wettest kicks and your highest pumps: this time around, J-One Productions' weekly First Class Friday party at Bill St. is themed “The Shoe Fetish,” 8 p.m. ACAC hosts a Benefit for Chile with current owner of the clever band name crown, Ezra Lbs., anti-folk crew (clap!) Kidz Pop, acoustic tunesmiths Megamatt, young crews The Pontiacs and The Easels alongside supergroup Physical Science, not to mention raffles, garage sales and a kissing booth, 7 p.m. The frontman of Squirrel Nut Zippers brings his new rockabilly project, Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition, to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. Austin-based guitar rockers Vallejo riff and lick all over Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $7.
North Little Rock skate shop Enjoy offers a night of hip-hop with long-time local emcee extraordinaire Rockst*r, Phoenix's Fresco and buzzy New Orleans party rapper G-Eazy, 9 p.m., $5. Vino's brings a bit of rock/horror/psychobilly to the people with a triple bill of Queen Anne Spades, Josh the Devil & The Sinners, and Ace Spade & The Whores of Babylon, 8 p.m. Runaway Planet, one of the best — certainly one of the hairiest — bluegrass bands in the sizable contingent that the state has to offer, plays White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. The sixth annual Buzz-B-Q, hosted by The Buzz 103.7, has over 80 BBQ teams competing for $5,000 in prizes, not to mention music by rising country star Ty Herndon, Jeff Coleman & The Feeders and a whole crew of other locals, 11 a.m., $5 adv., $7 d.o.e., $10 after 5 p.m.
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