The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas hosts Community Night, with tours of the Arkansas Artmobile and a science exhibit on sensory perception, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Brian Nahlen and Nick Devlin duet at Cajun's Wharf for happy hour, 5:30 p.m., free, followed by a late-night set from Charlotte Taylor, 9 p.m., $5. The Foul Play Cabaret burlesque troupe takes the stage at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., $10. The White Water Tavern hosts acoustic poets Peter Case (formerly of The Plimsouls) and Kevin Kerby, 9 p.m. Country star and Natural State native Ashley McBryde returns to Arkansas for "Heroes and Legends," a show at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 6 p.m., $10-$15. Comedian Julie Scoggins goes for laughs at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Father James Martin leads "a conversation about how the church and the LGBT community can enter into a relationship of respect, compassion and sensitivity" for "Building a Bridge," 7 p.m., St. John's Catholic Center, 2500 North Tyler St., Fitzgerald Hall, free. The University of Arkansas Latin American Ensemble performs "A Trip to the Caribbean," a pop-up concert at Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, 7:30 p.m., $10.
The fourth installment of "Sushi & Chill" at Chi's Asian Cafe, 3421 Old Cantrell Road, features live music from Koncept, spoken word poetry from Karbon Theorist and comedy from Ronel Williams, 10 p.m., $5. Sad Daddy takes jug-inspired tunes like "Mama Don't Cook It" to Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $5. Marilyn Keiser, a highly accomplished scholar and performer of pipe organ music, plays works by Durufle, Bach and others at Christ Episcopal Church, 8 p.m., free. DeFrance takes the stage with its new lineup at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., and does it all again at 2 a.m. at Midtown Billiards. The Yarn, a storytelling organization, partners with The Clinton School of Public Service to bring "Headstrong: Stories of Mental Emotional Health" to the New Deal Salon series, 7 p.m., 2003 S. Louisiana St. Nerd Eye Blind plays at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Silks Bar & Grill, free. Mother Hubbard performs at West End Smokehouse, 10 p.m., $7. The New Town Blues Band fires up its set at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m., free. Some Guy Named Robb performs for happy hour at Cajun's, 5:30 p.m., and Brian Nahlen returns with his full band, 9 p.m., $5. The Arkansas Arts Center opens its annual "Collectors Show and Sale" of work from New York galleries, art ranging in price from $1,000 to $100,000. Center Ridge native and country singer Matt Stell takes the stage at Kings Live Music in Conway, with an opening set from Amber Wilcox, 8:30 p.m., $5. Trumpet virtuoso Bria Skonberg performs at the Walton Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., Starr Theater, $30-$50.
Ballet Arkansas is offering a series of children's performances in lieu of Saturday matinees this season, beginning with Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," to be accompanied with live narration at the company's headquarters, 520 Main St., 2 p.m., $20. Local musicians pay tribute to the late Tom Petty with a concert at Revolution, 9 p.m., $10-$15. Down the street at Stickyz, Northwest Arkansas reggae band The Irie Lions perform, 9:30 p.m., $7. Dirty Lindsey takes the stage at West End Smokehouse, 10 p.m., $7. The House of Art in Argenta celebrates its third anniversary with comedy from Poundcake and live music from Dazz & Brie, 8 p.m. Rockabilly veteran Unknown Hinson lands at Fayetteville's Smoke & Barrel Tavern, 10 p.m., free. Lance Daniels kicks off the evening with a happy hour set at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, saxophonist/vocalist Pamela K. Ward takes the stage. 9 p.m., $5. The Squarshers take their self-described "groovegrass" to Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.
The Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra plays works by Berlioz, Copland, Haydn and Jennifer Higdon for "Symphonie Fantastique," 3 p.m., Albert Pike Masonic Center, 712 Scott Street, $20. Guitarist Dana Cooper performs a free show at the Faulkner County Library, Conway, 2 p.m.
Denver doom rock trio Primitive Man bruises the ears and the psyche with a show at the White Water Tavern, with Seattle's Bell Witch and our very own Sumokem, 8:30 p.m., $12.
An afternoon tea in the Magnolia Room at Garvan Woodland Gardens features the life history of the site's namesake and benefactor, Verna Garvan, 3 p.m., $28-$33. Depression Expression, Pancho Casanova and Griffin Buckley share a bill at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. The MacArthur Museum of Military History screens Ken Burns' 2014 feature-length documentary, "The Address," 6:30 p.m., free.