Chris Parker and Kelley Hurt team up for the Sounds in the Stacks series, 6:30 p.m., Central Arkansas Library System's Oley Rooker Library, 11 Otter Creek Court, 6:30 p.m., free. Self-described "dirt rockers" The Lacs take the stage at the Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $17-$20. Dazz & Brie charm at North Little Rock's William F. Laman Library as part of the Live @ Laman series, 7 p.m. Constance Slaughter-Harvey, the first black woman to become a judge in Mississippi and the 2016 recipient of the Rabbi Perry Nussbaum Civil Justice Award, speaks at the Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall, noon, free. Lance Daniels plays a happy hour set at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, G-Force spins tunes, 9 p.m., $5. Mike Speenberg entertains at the Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Columnist and blogger Rex Nelson gives a lecture on media consumption titled "News and Fake News," 6:30 p.m., CALS Ron Robinson Theater, free.
Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass kick off the weekend with a set at Kings Live Music in Conway, with Amber Wilcox, 8:30 p.m., $5. Keyboard/EDM duo The Crystal Method is still creating in the big beat idiom, and it lands at the Rev Room this weekend, 9 p.m., $20-$25. TC Art Show 2018 pays tribute to the late T.C. Edwards with sets from Redrum, R.I.O.T.S., Josh the Devil & The Sinners, Junkbomb and an ad hoc supergroup called The Rock Freddies, 9 p.m. Mulehead takes its time-honored chronicles to Four Quarter Bar for a late-night rock set, 10 p.m., $7. Brian Nahlen plays a solo set at Skinny J's in Argenta, 7 p.m. Granger Smith (or Earl Dibbles Jr., for fans of his country parody shtick) headlines the KSSN-FM, 95.7, St. Jude Benefit Jam at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 7 p.m., $10-$15. Colton Duty performs a set at Guillermo's Coffee, Tea & Roastery, 6 p.m. A Year and A Day plays a set at Thirst N' Howl Bar & Grill, 8:30 p.m., $5. Nashville-based Backup Planet brings a proggy funk mix to Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7. Arkansauce, a four-piece string band from Northwest Arkansas, performs at Maxine's in Hot Springs, with Shreveport-based pedal steel-forward outfit The Wall Chargers, 9 p.m., $5. The Memphis Yahoos kick off the weekend with a set at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Smoke Signals, Rats At A Bar Grab At A Star, A Fate Foretold and MisManage share a bill at Vino's, 8 p.m., $8. Apple Kahler takes the stage at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m., $5. The Pink Piano Show goes up at Pops Lounge at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and Mayday By Midnight holds down the late-night set over at Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m., Hot Springs, free. Levelle Davison performs at Gigi's Soul Cafe & Lounge, 9 p.m., $15-$20.
Four Quarter Bar celebrates its second anniversary with a show from Arkansauce, 10 p.m., $8. Fiscal Spliff, Couch Jackets, Unamused Dave and Only Sibling share a bill at The Sonic Temple, 4603 E. Broadway, NLR, 8 p.m., $5. Club Sway holds an audience-curated drag show with Total Request Live, 9 p.m. Soul and jazz siren Bijoux charms at South on Main, 10 p.m., $15. The Dublin Irish Dance troupe puts Celtic cultural elements up on stage at the Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway, 7:30 p.m., $27-$40. Dallas rock trio Mothership melts the roof off the backroom at Vino's, 7 p.m. Randall Shreve and The Devilles infuse their rock set with theater and circus elements at Stickyz, with Nathan Corsi, 9 p.m., $8-$10. Adam Faucett, The Gebharts and Molasses Disaster share a bill at Maxine's, 9 p.m., $5. Akeem Kemp Band, Price The Poet, Dazz & Brie and Riddles Meyonsha perform for the Black & Gifted Awards, 7 p.m., Rialto Theater, Morrilton, $15. Hear Richie Johnson play a happy hour set at Cajun's, 5:30 p.m., free, or pop in later for a set from the Buh Jones Band, 9 p.m., $5. Alex Summerlin entertains at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m., $5. The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub hosts "Beer, Burgers & Bots," its annual robotics tournament, 2 p.m., $10-$15. A staged version of "Dirty Dancing" goes up at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 3 p.m. Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m. Sun., $28-$77. The Karla Case Band performs at Thirst N' Howl Bar & Grill, 8:30 p.m., $5.
The Salty Dogs play an early, all-ages show at the White Water Tavern, 6 p.m. Raheem DeVaughn and special guests perform at the Rev Room for "Love Land," 8:30 p.m., $35. The Traditional Irish Music session kicks off at Hibernia Irish Tavern at 2:30 p.m., free.
Canopy Northwest Arkansas, a group supporting refugees in NWA with resettlement and employment, shares its mission with a noontime talk at the Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall, free. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History screens "Aftermath: The Remnants of War," 6:30 p.m., free. The Ron Robinson Theater continues its February "Love Is Love" series with a screening of "Charade," 6 p.m., $2.
The Dead Deads return to Stickyz with "Sympathy Sex" and other heavy rockers, with The Martyrs, 8 p.m., $10.