Historian and author Ray Wilson will give a lecture on "The Battle of Jenkins' Ferry" at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 7 p.m. Little Rock singer-songwriters Karen Jr. and Mandy McBryde will perform at Afterthought, 8 p.m. Nashville folk singer Cheyenne Medders will be at the Rev Room at 8:30 p.m. with Joseph LeMay and Little Rock's The Coasts, $5. Nashville punk band Diarrhea Planet will be at Stickyz at 9 p.m., $8, and locals Booyah Dad will be at White Water Tavern at 10 p.m.
Ballet Arkansas will premiere "Momentum" at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre at 7:30 p.m. (followed by two more performances, on Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m.), $30-$35. Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli will present "Straighten Up and Fly Right," a jazz tribute to Nat King Cole, at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, 8 p.m. $36-$52. Proggy dance-rock band Zoogma will bring their light show to the Rev Room at 9 p.m., $12, and indie rock groups Lost in the Trees and Wild Moccasins will play at Hot Springs' Low Key Arts. Sway will host the House of Avalon's 2nd Annual Britney Bxtch, a Britney Spears-themed party featuring "celebrity guest" Chris Crocker, star of the "Leave Britney Alone" viral video, $10.
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will host "Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Piece," featuring local poetry group The Foreign Tongues, Central Arkansas Youth and College Poets, comedian Chris Rudley and jazz band Off the Cuff, 6 p.m. Chronic Ritual will be at Vino's at 8:30 p.m. with Destroyer of Light, Widower and All Is At An End, $6. Eclectic roots music group Rising Appalachia will be at the Rev Room at 9 p.m., $15, and blues rock band Weakness for Blondes will be at White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $5.
The Six Ten Center will host "A Sunday Kind of Love," a jazz brunch and fundraising gala for the Weekend Theater at 11 a.m., $40. At 5 p.m., there will be a picnic on the grounds at Mount Holly Cemetery to raise money for its restoration, featuring wine, dinner, a silent auction and tour, $75. Devil You Know will perform at Juanita's at 7 p.m., $17. Nate Hall and the Poison Snakes will be at Vino's with The Sound of the Mountain, 8:30 p.m., $6.