There's no time for post-Memorial Day Weekend fatigue. This is a short week. Buck up!
Thursday: Silver Swirly
(above) and Winter Furs play dreamy indie-pop at White Water at 9 p.m, $3.
Big Downtown Thursday goes from 5-8 p.m. at the River Market Pavillion with live music and food and booze. 5-8 p.m., $5
Those crazy Canadian acrobats in Cirque du Soleil bring Delirium
to Alltel for one night only. There'll be lots of jumping and tossing and trapezing all to a "pulsating tribal beat." 8 p.m. $37.75-$108.75.
The 20th annual Eureka Blues Festival runs from Thursday through Saturday. Corey Harris, who's long been exploring the the blues through other genres, headlines with guitar hero Elvin Bishop, the North Mississippi Allstars and Roy Rogers. Go here
for a complete schedule.
Polka kings Brave Combo
have played David Byrne's wedding, recorded with Tiny Tim and appeared on the Simpson's. Friday they'll play Sticky Fingerz, blending surf rock, zydeco, RnB—dozens of disparate genres together with polka for a blend of dance-y madness. Or something like that. Sticky Fingerz, 10 p.m. $7.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park plays host to a its 1st annual music festival on Friday and Saturday. Friday is gospel-themed; eight acts, including the Singing Reeds and Satisfied, will perform. Saturday turns a little closer to the devil with a day of blues featuring, N-2 Blues, the Billy Jones Band and Arkansas-native and contemporary blues star Michael Burks. Call 868-5806. Fri. 4-9 p.m. Sat. 1-9 p.m. $5 for parking.
There's roots rock with Charliehorse and The Munks at White Water Tavern. 10 pm, $5
First Friday jumps off at Revolution Room with local soul queen Tawanna Campbell and Ultimate Groove. White attire required. 10 pm, 21+,
Local pop-rockers Big Boots
(featuring a lot of the dudes from Sugar and the Raw) headline at Juanita's with The Breakthrough and Michael Prysock. 10 p.m., $6.
Eighties nostalgia miners Molten Lava play the RiverTop party. Check their myspace page
to see their influences and ready your requests. 8 p.m. The Peabody Hotel. $5.
The annual Arkansas AIDS foundation "Celebration of Life Walk" kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Clinton Library. Free.
Our A&E headliner
this issue, the Boondogs
, play a CD release show at Easy Street at 10 p.m. The Winter Furs open. This is the show of the weekend peoples. $10 gets you admission and a copy of the 'dogs fine, FINE new album.
Former members of Liars and Knife Skills make up These Are Powers
. They do charmingly noisy avant-rock. Beeping Slag (TJD, Ettiem I.K.E.) offer up a DJ workout in support with a multimedia element, too, I'm told. ALSO: kings of the stage the Moving Front
Starkz, along with new bassist Jerry Cordova, come to Juanita's with their latest single, “Fight Talk Stop,” now in regular rotation on local radio. 9:30 p.m., $10.
The third annual Little Rock Capital Pride Festival runs from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 at the River Market Pavilions. It'll be an event to show support for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community with loads of live entertainment and educational info. For more, go here