The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will give a free concert at The Capital Hotel, 5:15 p.m. Jonathan Martin, national political correspondent for the New York Times, will give a presentation at the Clinton School's Sturgis Hall, 6 p.m. Poet and spoken word performer Prentice Powell will speak at Philander Smith College as part of the school's Bless the Mic lecture series, 7 p.m. '80s arena rock stars 38 Special will perform at Oaklawn Park at 7 p.m., $30-$40. Big-time indie pop group Foster The People ("Pumped Up Kicks") will be at the Walmart AMP in Rogers with Fritz and The Tantrums at 8 p.m., $32. Cody Canada and The Departed will be at Stickyz at 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of. Power pop veterans Bobgoblin will be at White Water Tavern with Brothers and Company, 9:30 p.m. The 67th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival, featuring The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Brewer and Shipley, Danny Cox and many others, will be held in Downtown Eureka Springs through Saturday, Oct. 11.
The Arkansas Chamber Singers will perform "Mass in Time of War" at St. James United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., $22. Soul/R&B group That Arkansas Weather will be at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. John Paul Keith will return to White Water Tavern 9:30 p.m., $7. New Orleans funk-rock brass band Bonerama will be at South on Main, 10 p.m., $17.
The 9th Annual Arkansas Challenge Wounded Warrior Bike Ride will start at 7 a.m. at the Clinton Presidential Center, $25. Comedian Ben Roy will be at Juanita's with Kris Pierce and Seth Dees, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of. White Water Tavern will host a memorial concert for longtime owner Larry "Goose" Garrison with Adam Faucett, Amy Garland, Isaac Alexander and many more, starting at 3 p.m.
Stickyz will host The Youngest and Ache Water, 7:30 p.m., $5, and Vino's will host Monster Furniture and Alexander Jones, 8 p.m. $5. The "Not Your American Idol Tour" will stop by Revolution, featuring For All Those Sleeping, Capture the Crown, Ice Nine Kills and more, 8 p.m., $13 adv., $15 day of.
Chad Griffin, Arkansas-born LGBT activist and president of the Human Rights Campaign, and Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Milk," will host a discussion called "Coming Out Matters," at UCA in Conway, 7 p.m. Club Elevations will hold a Birthday Bash for local musician Marlon "Cat" Davis.