Don't forget to register for the 2nd annual Rock Candy 500 pinewood derby, which is happening at 7 p.m. May 6 at the River Market Pavilions. Friday, April 30, is the deadline for entry. You'll find an entry form on page 48 and the rules and more info at arktimes.com. Call Lindsey Millar at 375-2985 for more information.
We got the info too late to get it in the print calendar, but Memphis rap star Yo Gotti is coming to On the Rocks on Thursday, April 29, for Chris Bowen's regular Thirsty Thursday party. Doors open at 8 p.m., $10 early admission, show starts at midnight.
After its original date to turn non-smoking was pushed back due to a delay getting a building permit, White Water Tavern is now, officially, smoke-free. There's now a fenced-in courtyard off the back exit for smokers to congregate.
On Tuesday, Max Recordings released the debut full-length “The Offending Party” from Memphis' Dragoon, made up of for-mer Trusty guitarist/vocalist Bobby Matthews and former members of The Grifters.
Big show to clear your calendar for: Recently disbanded local acts Smoke Up Johnny and Androids of Ex-Lovers will reunite on Saturday, May 22, for Thick Syrup Records' fourth birthday party. Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth is also on the bill.