Vino's hosts Round 4 of Back Room to the Main Stage, with Sick Sarcasm, This Holy House, The P-47s, Playing with Karma and Rad Rad Riot, 7 p.m., $5.
At the Sculpture Party & Fall Fest, you can get a peek at the new sculptures by 2012 sculpture scholarship recipients, The Bernice Garden, 5 p.m.
Juanita's can hook you up with some groovin' chugga-chugga metal, with Eye Empire, Downstrait and Prosevere, 9 p.m., $8-$10.
Big Downtown Thursdays is a weekly networking party, with free pizza, beer and margaritas for sale, an on-site cigar lounge and more, with some proceeds benefiting the upcoming Arkansas Sounds Music Festival (Sept. 28-29). It starts at 5:30 p.m., at Main and Capitol streets.
CNN senior political analyst David Gergen will get down to the nitty gritty of politics at Philander Smith College as part of the Bless the Mic series, 7 p.m., free.