"History is always happening" at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
8 p.m., Village, $17 adv., $20 d.o.s.
Named in honor of Sister Hazel Williams, an African-American nun who ran a homeless shelter, this five-man crew from Gainesville, Fla., has logged the prior 15 years evolving into a multi-genre recording and touring machine. Their formula involves acoustic, roots-oriented rock, folk and country-tinged layers, appealing grooves, simple, yet sincere lyrical content and, more lately, extended jams and impressive, sweaty guitar work. Solid touring and annual fan gatherings keep the band oiled and inspired, and with Austin folk rockers Nelo and Conway's Adam Hamrick and his band, both also worthy of an advanced listen, this triple bill should soothingly rock the inner soul. PP.
INTERNATIONAL GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL
11 a.m., Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Free.
It's the 25th anniversary of arguably the best food festival around, and while I suspect I speak for a lot of folks when I say that I'd be content with heaping gyros and falafel, grilled chicken kebabs and four or five pieces of baklava, the festival long ago expanded beyond food. Through Sunday, there's a full entertainment schedule, with everyone from the Greek American Folk Dance Society to the Dancers of India to the UALR Guitar Ensemble taking the stage. Daily, too, there's a kids area, with climbing walls and bounce rooms and small rides and games. Of course, as usual, there'll be tours of Annunciation Church and an indoor Old World Market, where you can by specialty foods, Russian collectibles and other handmade and collectible goods. For those on the go, there's a drive-through offering a limited menu open throughout the festival and an order form, online at greekfoodfest.com, for ordering in advance. LM.
8 p.m., Revolution. $18 adv., $22 d.o.s.
“F*ck finals, we want Dirt Nasty!!” is how promoters are billing this gig, which is probably smart, since the target demographic, those who'd be f*cking away their finals, is the kids singing “I Love College” (“Time isn't wasted when you're getting wasted,” etc.) and meaning it. Yep, joke rap, especially that strain that celebrates a goofy brand of hedonism, is back like never before. Dirt Nasty leads the revolution — at least at Revolution. Otherwise known as Simon Rex, the former porn star and MTV VJ has risen to recent fame on the strength of self-deprecating, junior-high-style locker room anthems (“Baby Dick”) and over-the-top club posturing (“1980,” which includes lyrics like “I shine like Morrissey on Hennessey on Christmas Eve / No, more like Morris Day on hella yay, dressing gay”). Similarly weed- and genital-obsessed rappers Andre Legacy, Beardo and Muck Sticky share the bill along with Chief Greenbud, who sings country-ish odes to take a guess, and locals Suga City and Flaming Daeth Faeries. The show's open to those 18 and above. LM.
LE CASTLE VANIA
8 p.m., The Village. $10-$20.
If the kids aren't getting dirty with Dirt Nasty, they're likely to be in the pit at the Village sweating it out to Atlanta DJ Dylan Eiland, better known by his Nintendo game-inspired performance name, Le Castle Vania. In a market where name DJs making tour stops more often than not tend to be aging trance folks or, when we're lucky, old-school turntablists, this show marks one of the first appearances by someone who's internationally hot right now, on the blogs and in the clubs. Since 2006, dude's toured steadily, sharing the stage with the likes of Justice, Steve Aoki and Crystal Castles and scoring remixes for the likes of Snowden, Walter Meego and the Virgins. He'll probably be selling shirts that say “I LOVE YOU BUT I'VE CHOSEN DISCO.” The show, like most at the Village, is open to all ages. LM.