The StudioMAIN Block Party, a celebration of new SoMa sculpture plus food trucks and live music, is at the Bernice Garden, 5:30 p.m. Comedian Charlie Wiener is at the Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m., $7 (and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Rapper Yung Thrizzle is at Revolution with ItsJusBobby, Smoke Cypher, BruthaMac and more, 9 p.m., $10. New York garage punk band Dirty Fences plays at White Water Tavern with Little Rock’s Bombay Harambee and Nashville’s Faux Ferocious, 9:30 p.m., $7.
Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre presents its production of “Puss in Boots” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday (through Oct. 4), $10-$12.50. The Karaoke National Championships are at Juanita’s through Sunday, Sept. 27, $20. Kid Rock performs at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, 7:30 p.m., sold out. Organist David Higgs performs at Hendrix College’s Greene Chapel at 8 p.m. Texas country singer (and Billboard Country chart-topper) Aaron Watson plays at Revolution with Parker McCollum, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of. New Orleans funk rock group Bonerama returns to Stickyz, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of. Locals The Dangerous Idiots are at White Water with The Wall Chargers and Midwest Caravan, 9:30 p.m., $5. Local R&B singer SeanFresh performs at South on Main, celebrating the release of his sophomore album “FreshSeason,” 10 p.m., $10.
Arkansas Peace Fest is at Bernice Garden starting at 11 a.m., free. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs Grieg’s Piano Concerto at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun., $19-$58. Blues guitarist Tab Benoit plays at Revolution, 9 p.m., $20. Local country favorites The Salty Dogs play at White Water with Bonnie Montgomery, 9:30 p.m.
Twice Sax gives a free concert at Riverfront Park at 6 p.m. as part of the Jazz in the Park series. “The Color Purple” screens at the Ron Robinson Theater, 6:30 p.m., free. Off the Cuff performs at South on Main, 7:30 p.m., free. Canadian county singer and visual artist Daniel Romano plays at White Water with Dylan Earl, 9 p.m. Indie rock duo IAMDYNAMITE performs at Juanita’s at 9:30 p.m., $10.