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The Moscow Festival Ballet presents "Romeo & Juliet" at Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., $25-$40. Powerhouse locals The See bring rousing guitar rock to White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $5. Got a jones for some Stones? Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones Tribute plays an 18-and-older show at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7 adv., $10 d.o.s.
The hypnotic psych-blues grooves of Tyrannosaurus Chicken will help keep you up all night at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $5. Maxine's hosts another Songwriters Showcase, with Brian Martin, Andy Warr, Mandy McBryde and Jonathan Wilkins, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Velvet Kente plays White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7. It'll be an evening of eardrum shredding heaviness at Downtown Music Hall, with Shadows Fall, Moment of Fierce Determination, Severe Headwound and A Darkend Era, 7 p.m., $17 adv., $20 d.o.s. Texas rocker Bleu Edmondson plays Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $10.
Word has it that the garage-psych- and classic country-warping weirdoes in The Frontier Circus have some new tunes in the works to shock and amaze the crowd. Booyah! Dad opens the show at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5. If you want to witness a genuine southern Illinois hillbilly ruckus, check out The Whistle Pigs at Reno's Argenta Cafe, 9 p.m. For an evening of Southern summer wear, drinks and appetizers, croquet and live jazz from Jeremy Shrader's Hot Memphis Four, check out The Seersucker Social, benefiting the Old Statehouse Museum, where the event kicks off at 6 p.m., $25 adv., $30 door. The Celebrity Dance Showcase benefits Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind and Sickle Cell Support Services, with a silent auction, complimentary wine, beer and desserts and, of course, dancing. Showcase starts at 6 p.m., after-party at 8:30 p.m., Wildwood Park, 5 p.m., $35 adv., $45 door. The Weekend Theater celebrates its 20th anniversary as an institution of community theater with a party at The Villa Marre, 6:30 p.m., $35. Biking for Bigs is a Big Brothers Big Sisters biking event that includes a post-ride party and cookout and the opportunity for little brothers and sisters who don't have bikes to be given a used, fitted and restored bike, Big Dam Bridge, 10 a.m., $15-$25.