by John Tarpley
"Hey, what the hell else is going on this weekend, huh?"
Don't worry, guys! There's plenty of stuff out there to do during what's shaping up to be a gorgeous couple of days! Just come with me to a place we call 'after the jump!'
Fresh off of recording an episode of AETN's "On the Front Row," Kevin Kerby + Battery return to White Water Tavern with Chris Michaels and the Cranks, 10 p.m.
Vino's hosts a night of country music from Ben Coulter, The Delta Outlaws and Damn Arkansan, 9 p.m., $7.
Likewise at Revolution, where Riverbilly, Luke Williams and Chris Stillman take the stage, 9 p.m.
Number 2 With Me and Hugh brings its rural Mississippi funk to Midtown Billiards, 12:30 p.m., $8 non-members.
West End Smokehouse pop-punk regulars Pop Tart Monkeys return to the tavern stage, 10 p.m., $5.
And baseball season keeps revving up with the UALR Trojans taking the field against Western Kentucky at UALR's Gary Hogan Field, 6 p.m.
Ballet Arkansas lands in the Wildwood Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. for this year's "4byTwo" spring performance. The evening includes the world premiere of a ballet by guest choreographer Ron de Jesus and "Love Stories," an original work by Ballet Arkansas's artistic director, Arleen Sugano. The company returns the following day for a 3 p.m. matinee. Purchase tickets here.
In Conway, the inaugural Jazz and Cuisine Classic of Conway lands in the Agora Conference Center, featuring dinner from a slew of great area restaurants, music from Carl Mouton and the Big Timers and featured guest, Devon Evans, a percussionist who has performed with The Wailers, Nina Simone, Sun Ra, Miles Davis and more, $50/person, $80/couple, 7 p.m.
VooDoo Sauce brings swamp blues (and homemade instruments) to The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
The always popular party band Boom Kinetic riles up the crowd at Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $10.
Stalwart bluegrass outfit Runaway Planet lays into Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m.
Grand Serenade makes a welcome return to the stage with a late-night show at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $8 non-members.
Downtown Music Hall hosts Charlotte, N.C., crossover metal act Snakedriver, Memphis psych rockers The Unbeheld and doom/sludge act Crowlord, 9 p.m., $7.