St. Louis singer/songwriter Beth Bombara brings some folky, country-flavored tunes to White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. Poison frontman and "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels" focal point Bret Michaels performs at Neumeier's Rib Room in Fort Smith, 8 p.m., $43. Here's one the young'uns will surely love: Disney on Ice: "Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey" is at Verizon Arena through May 6, $13-$46. Juanita's hosts an evening of post-grunge hard rock, with Cavo and Janus, 9 p.m., $12. The Arkansas Travelers take on the Tulsa Drillers, 7:10 p.m., $6-$12 (they face off Friday at the same time).
It's going to be an interesting night to be at the Public Theatre, which has a production of "Moonlight and Magnolias," 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Don't ask us what it is, but there's a heartwarming surprise in store. The play runs through May 13. Deep South rapper Bubba Sparxxx plays Downtown Music Hall, with J-Bo Cracker Swagger, Yard Call, Scotty Steez, Dees and J.U.G., 7 p.m., $20 adv., $30 door. The Peabody Hotel's summertime Exhale at RiverTop series kicks off with South Beach's DJ Doc Roc, 9 p.m., $8. Catch a bit of Africa in the Ozarks, with Kouakou Yao and his Afrique Aya Dance Company at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs, 7 p.m. (also Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.)
The Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra's Spring Concert is at Pulaski Academy Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m., $10 adults, free for children grades K-12. For some ragin' Southern rock, check out Death on Two Wheels, playing with Little Rock guitar bruisers The See, Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5. Denton's Trotline has a Cinco de Mayo party featuring the piano pounding Memphis madman Jason D. Williams, 9 p.m. You'll have to stay up late to see Amasa Hines at Midtown, but rest assured it'll be worth it, 12:30 a.m., $5.
Up against the wall, redneck mothers, because legendary Texas singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard comes to Revolution with sultry Memphis songstress Grace Askew, 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. It's time once again for the Jewish Food Festival, with plenty of lox, corned beef, falafel and rugelach, but also music, activities for kids and more. It starts with a breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and the festival is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., River Market Pavilion, free admission.