by Robert Bell
Monthly dance party Cool Shoes kicks off at Downtown Music Hall at 9 p.m., with DJs Wolf-E-Wolf, Kichen, Cam Holifield and That Other Guy.
Revolution has a night of Red Dirt rockin' with Wade Bowen, Greg Gardner & Voodoo Cowboy and Dry County, 18-and-older, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s.
The FOCAL book sale kicks off at Main Library, 10 a.m., through Sunday.
Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts presents a one-day performance of "Locomotion," the Kennedy Center's presentation for young audiences, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., $10. Call for reservations or more information, 501-821-7275.
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "Ode to Joy" includes Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125." Featuring narration by George Takei, soprano Katherine Whyte, alto Christin-Marie Hill, tenor Eric Barry and bass Robert Aaron Taylor, Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., also 3 p.m. Feb. 26, $14-$52.
Youth Home of Arkansas benefit Chili with a Kick! kicks off at 11 a.m. at Dickey-Stephens Park, with a chili cook-off, jalapeno eating contest and music from Suburban Legend, War Chief, Echo Canyon, Whale Fire, The Year of the Tiger, DNR, Elise Davis Band, Falcon Scott and Booyah! Dad, $5 (more info here).