Autumn temps are perfect for outdoor activities
Epitaph Records' The Menzingers bring their anthemic pop-punk to Stickyz with Off With Their Heads opening, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. Piano-pop champ John Willis shares the bill at The Joint with country-rock songstress Mandy McBryde, 9 p.m. Each have new backing bands filled with local vets. Willis is now playing with vets Jack Lloyd (bass), Sarah Stricklin (percussion), Sydney Hunsicker (accordion/harmonic) and Mike Motley (drums). Meanwhile, McBryde has recruited Philip Rex Huddleston (bass) and Tyler Nance (drums) for support. Cajun's hosts Memphis-based classic rock cover act Adrenaline, 9 p.m., $5, and Chris DeClerk during happy hour, 5:30 p.m., free. The three-day Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest kicks off at noon at The Aud with a varied lineup of narrative and documentary films, including a screening of "The Big Shootout" with director Mike Looney in attendance, $10-$25.
A handful of the state's finest roots-tinged acts will play at the Ozark Mountain Music Festival, held in Eureka Springs' Basin Park Hotel, Friday through Sunday. The standouts include Tyrannosaurus Chicken, 3 Penny Acre, Pearl Brick, Ben Miller Band and Handmade Moments. Room and festival all-access passes begin at $275. Festival passes run $45. The Good Time Ramblers play their good-time brand of country-tinged rock 'n' roll at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents "Bohemian Rhapsody" at Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., $14-$53, with performances of Dvorak's Slavonic Dances and Scherzo Capriccioso and Brahms Concerto No. 2. Acclaimed pianist Norman Krieger joins the ASO for the Brahms concerto. The ASO reprises its performance on Sunday, 3 p.m., same price and place. Beloved local rockers The Dangerous Idiots come to the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. It's all trap and dubsteb at Discovery with Big Brown, Lawler, Kichen, Brandon Peck and Dominque & The Disco Dolls, late night.
Fresh off a "Jam" cruise, New Orleans Bonerama comes to South on Main, 7 p.m., $17. The nine-piece proves that more is better with three trombonists, three drummers, two bassists (and a guitarist). Look for the Big Easy favorite to get the South on Main crowd good and sweaty on a Sunday.