Austin-based Leopold and His Fiction brings its pulp-laden, Motown-infused rock to Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack with The Howling Tongues and American Lions, 8:30 p.m., $7. Star of the Broadway show "The Illusionists" Adam Trent gives a sleight-of-hand show at the Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, 7:30 p.m., $10-$40. Michael Mack brings his music-comedy blend to the Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History hosts Arkansas-centric trivia at Stone's Throw Brewery, 6:30 p.m. Self-described "electro tribe" band Trouble in the Streets from Austin, Texas, shares a bill with Conway's Motherfunkship at Vino's, 9 p.m. Third Degree takes the stage at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. Visiting poet Arecelis Girmay, a National Endowment for the Arts fellow, speaks at Hendrix College's Reves Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m., free.
The Art Group Gallery, 11525 Cantrell Road, introduces four new artists at its spring show opening, 5-8 p.m. Violinists Meredith Hicks and Leanne Day-Simpson, violist Tze-Ying Wu, cellist Ethan Young and pianist Naoki Hakutani give a faculty recital in UA Little Rock's Stella Boyle Smith Hall as part of the school's Piano and Strings Festival, 7:30 p.m., free. Andy Tanas plays a free show at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m. Thirty-five of the top Professional Bull Riders hang on for dear life in hopes of winning a $140,000 purse at Verizon Arena, 7:45 p.m. Fri., 6:45 p.m. Sat., $18-$106. Stickyz hosts a music-magic mash-up with "An Evening with That1Guy," known to some as Mike Silverman, 10 p.m., $12-$15. Trumpeter Etienne Charles gives a concert at Walton Arts Center's Starr Theater, Fayetteville, 7:30 p.m., $30-$50. Mandy McBryde and Brent LaBeau play The Undercroft, the underground venue below Christ Episcopal Church, 8 p.m., $10. Brian Martin opens up for Burger Records' Pink Mexico and N.C.'s The Nude Party at Maxine's, Hot Springs, 9:30 p.m., $7. Taylor Made plays Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m. The Akeem Kemp Band brings the blues to King's Live Music in Conway with Jamie Patrick, 8:30 p.m., $5. Southern blues rockers Greasy Tree take the stage at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. Soul quintet TP and the Feel returns to South on Main, 10 p.m. The Big Dam Horns take the stage at Oaklawn's Silk's Bar and Grill, Hot Springs, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., free.
Ozark Mountain-based journalist Ibby Caputo, who's been covering the Arkansas legislative session for Arkansas Times partner Arkansas Nonprofit News Network, gives the keynote speech at a panel discussion called "Women in the Media," 1 p.m., Ledbetter Room, UA Little Rock Donaghey Student Center, free. Psych-rock outfit Agori Tribe jams at Four Quarter Bar, Argenta, 10 p.m., free. Nashville's Pamela K. Ward brings her saxophone-forward rock set to Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m. Catch Jason Lee Hale at Cregeen's Irish Pub in Argenta, 8 p.m., free. Knox Hamilton celebrates the release of its album "The Heights" at Revolution with Firekid and Joan before heading to SXSW, 8 p.m., $12-$15. NOLA septet Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces brings its funk-infused horn section to South on Main, 9 p.m., $10. Texas trio Urban Pioneers goes by the motto "Trappin' pigs and playin' gigs," and makes good on the latter at the White Water Tavern, with The Whole Famn Damily, 9 p.m. Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass share a bill with the Ryan Sauders Band and The Go-Rounds at Maxine's, Hot Springs, 9 p.m. Check out the fight card at the "Rumble in the Rock" boxing tournament, Clear Channel Metroplex, 5 p.m., $25-$50. Reggae singer Rochelle Bradshaw and her band Hypnotion play a show at Smoke & Barrel, Fayetteville, 10 p.m., $3. Oklahoma City rockers Sledge play the backroom at Vino's, with Criminal Violence making its debut, 8 p.m., $8. A tour of the University of Central Arkansas's new planetarium will be kicked off by a performance of Holst's symphony "The Planets" by the Conway Symphony Orchestra, with narration by professor Dr. Scott Austin, Reynolds Performance Hall, Conway, $5-$30. Trouble in the Streets takes the stage at King's Live Music, Conway, with Edward Briggler, 8:30 p.m., $5. The Shannon Boshears Band plays at Prospect Sports Bar, 9 p.m. Pair your outing to the Robinson Center to see "Phantom of the Opera" with Central Arkansas Library System's screening of the 1925 original film, 1 p.m., the Ron Robinson Theater, $5.
Cellist David Gerstein and pianists Tomoko Kashiwagi and Naoki Hakutani play a faculty recital in UA Little Rock's Stella Boyle Smith Hall as part of the school's "Piano and Strings Festival," 3 p.m., free. Alabama surf rock revivalists Daikaiju play the Smoke & Barrel Tavern, Fayetteville, 10 p.m., $5. Hot Springs vocal ensemble The Muses give a spring concert, "Celtic Springs," at Garvan Woodland Gardens' Anthony Chapel, 3 p.m., $35.
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers bring their sullen, 3 a.m. brand of country to Stickyz, with Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo, 8 p.m., $7.
Dr. Kyeung-Yun Na, vocal coach and pianist at UA Little Rock, gives a recital at the campus' Stella Boyle Smith Hall, 7:30 p.m., free. "Dr. Nyasha Junior, author of "An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation," gives a talk titled "The Bible in Black and White" in Philander Smith College's Kendall Nugent Building, 7 p.m., free. Adirondack Mountain crooner Wade Sexton lands at the Rev Room, 8 p.m., $20-$30. The MacArthur Museum of Military History screens Min Sook Lee's award-winning documentary, "The Real Inglorious Bastards," 6:30 p.m., free.
Prodigal Arkansas duo Handmade Moments returns to the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Kentucky country quartet Sundy Best lands at Stickyz, 8 p.m., $8-$10.