Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal
Maxine's has a huge Halloween blowout planned, with anti-folky Jeffrey Lewis and The Junkyard, White Glove Test, Little Ruckus, The Depaysement and Mumford's, 9 p.m., $6 adv., $8 door. Avant-metal duo Jucifer plays Downtown Music Hall, with Chronic Ritual, The Sinners and Peckerwolf, 8 p.m., $10. Movies in the Park has Fright Night 2012 in store for fans of all things spooky, with Hitchcock's "The Birds" and the modern horror classic "The Ring," Riverfest Amphitheatre, 6:30 p.m., free.
Dunbar Community Garden hosts a Dias De Los Muertos celebration, with food and beverages for sale and music from Rural War Room, Opera and Them Tater Babies, 6 p.m., free. Get your rock nostalgia fix with Gary Puckett and The Union Gap at Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40. "Nebraskansas" is how they're billing it. That'd be Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" album performed live by Justin McGoldrick, Amy Garland, Mandy McBryde, Jonathan Wilkins, Reade Mitchell, Mark Scarf, Mitchell Crisp, Greg Spradlin, Jimmy Young, Robert Arnold and more, White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Beer & Brats has you covered for suds and bratwursts (from Hot "Brats" Mike), with music from Swamp Donkey, north lawn of MacArthur Park, 5 p.m., $15. This is your last chance to catch the WM3 doc "West of Memphis" for free at Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m.
The Weekend Theater's production of "Raft of the Medusa" opens at 7:30 p.m., $12-$16. Joe Pintauro's acclaimed play examines the ways the AIDS epidemic affects a diverse group of people. The production runs Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 17. Singer/songwriter and rising country star Brantley Gilbert plays at Barton Coliseum, 7:30 p.m., $25-$43. Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter David Olney returns to Maxine's, with his musical collaborator Sergio Webb and Franz Nicolay, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door.
Battle of the Bars is an MC battle with three rounds, hosted by Epiphany, with DJ D-Dirt, Downtown Music Hall, 9 p.m. Barroom rockers Lucero are at Maxine's, with The Bohannons, 8 p.m., $17 adv., $20 door. Red dirt fave Charlie Robison is back at Revolution, with Dry County and The Chris Alan Craig Band, 18-and-older, 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of. Discovery Nightclub brings in the Ying Yang Twins, hosted by Power 92's Cain da Ladies Man and DJ Feelgood, 9 p.m., $8-$15.
Stickyz has a big night, with Heartless Bastards, Wussy and Amasa Hines, 18-and-older, 8 p.m., $12.