Austin transplant Andrew Anderson has fast established himself as one of (if not the) alt-country upstarts to keep an eye on thanks to his keen ear for melodies and his mind-boggling guitar prowess; he plays a free show at Maxine's, 8 p.m.
Director of guitar studies at the University of Arkansas Michael Carenbauer runs everything from Bach to The Beatles though his classical guitar techniques at Laman Library, 7 p.m., free.
If rough-edged Red Dirt Country is more your speed, the Mike McClure Band brings a dose of mud pit swagger to Revolution, 9 p.m., $5 general admission, $10 for those under 21.
For the lounge set, the Dr. Rex Bell Jazz Trio offers a night of piano-driven jazz at The Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5.
The Rep's acclaimed production of "Hamlet" enters its final weekend with a Thursday night performance at 8 p.m., $20-$40.
Ditto for the Broadway tour of "Wicked," housed at the Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $39-$140.