Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Rising Atlantic Records recording act Need to Breathe plays alt-rock at Revolution, 8 p.m., $10. Ace's Wild headlines at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. At Juanita's, popular local groups Weakness for Blondes and Mr. Happy perform as part of a benefit concert Safe Places, 8 p.m., $12-$15. Former dreadlocked Harding University basketball star Steve Meadors leads the jam band Satchel Boogie at Flying Saucer, 9 p.m. “The Muppet Movie” screens at Market Street as part of the continuing Jim Henson film festival, 7 p.m., $7.50. The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio holds it down at the Afterthought, per usual, 8 p.m., $5.
White Water Tavern favorites Roger Hoover and the Whiskeyhounds play heartfelt alt-rock. The keepers of the tavern are so excited about the show they're frying up catfish, with all the fixin's, beforehand. Food will be served at 8 p.m., the music starts at 10 p.m., $5. An unlikely bill of rock 'n' roll miscreants raise money (and toys) for Toys for Tots at Counterpoint, with punkabillies Josh the Devil and the Sinners and Southern rawkers Go Fast, 9 p.m., $10. Local reggae act One Stone is at Juanita's, 10 p.m.
Jucifer makes whip-smart indie-punk that's leavened by lead singer Amber Valentine's vocals. The band comes to Downtown Music, with Collapsar, Ginsu Wives and Boy/Girl, 8 p.m., $8. Cabot country act Highway 5 plays Juanita's, 9:30 p.m., $6. Local cover band Superlow is at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. Throwback country duo the Wrights play Sticky Fingerz, with local rockabillies Damn Bullets, 9:30 p.m., $5. Impressive jazz pianist William Staggers headlines at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Smart, folk-tinged singer/songwriter Dolores Alfieri plays a free show at the Coffee Beanery in West Little Rock, at 8 p.m. Early Saturday morning, thousands of women and their supporters will gather downtown to Race for the Cure. The run/walk starts at 8 a.m.
Dwele, a rising nu-soul star, headlines a show at Juanita's. Soul-jazz outfit Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers also perform along with impressive rapper Epiphany, rising vocalist Delya Chandler and more, 7 p.m., $25 adv./$30 d.o.s.