Historical entertainment planned for joint celebration of three Southwest Arkansas milestone anniversaries
Featured on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and occasionally slandered as one of the "worst films ever made," 1964's "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" — about a plot by the government of Mars to abduct Santa Claus — screens at Vino's at 7:30 p.m., free. Comedy troupe The Main Thing (featuring performers whose work has been featured on "Saturday Night Live," MTV and Off-Broadway) perform its Christmas production, "A Fertile Holiday," at the Joint in Argenta, 8 p.m., $22. The Sandman, billed as the world's No. 1 comedian-hypnotist, performs at The Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $10. Jam band Cooper's Orbit plays at Stickyz at 9 p.m., $5. Canvas plays at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m. Fayetteville party band Funk Factory plays at George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m. The Heat is at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Songwriter Ryan Saunders plays an album release show at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $5. Local favorites Tragikly White play at Revolution at 9:30 p.m., $10.
Jamaican dancehall artist Thugsy Malone performs at Power Ultra Lounge with Butterfly and Irie Soul, 8 p.m., $10-$20. Revolution hosts an adults-only funk showcase, featuring performances by The On Call Band and Mike Walker & The Unfair Advantage, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of.