Potluck and Poison Ivy and the Artists Inc. program present "Pecha Kucha" at The Joint, with music from Treble in the Village and stories from Rah Howard, Kevin Kresse and Dominique Simmons, 7 p.m., $35, see potluckandpoisonivy.org for tickets. Jason Lee Hale plays for Dunbar Garden's "Music in the Garden" series, 6 p.m., $5. The Lewd Awakening Revue Burlesque tantalizes at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $10. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra musicians Kiril Laskarov, Carl Anthony and others perform works by Michael Fine, De Falla, Marcello, Vieuxtemps and more at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral for "Spanish Nights," 7 p.m. Some Guy Named Robb entertains for a pre-weekend happy hour at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free; after dinner catch RVS, 9 p.m., $5.
Houston rockers Doomstress join Mortalus and Tire Fire for a heavy bill at Vino's, 8 p.m. Global Kids Arkansas ambassador and hip-hop sensei Big Piph returns to The White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m. "Blow: All White Affair" kicks off at Little Rock's newest club, Empire, 3315 W. Roosevelt Road, 8 p.m. Lincoln Durham plays at least a dozen instruments (many of them simultaneously) at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $10. Canvas (Light) entertains at Copper Grill, 5:30 p.m. The Arkansas Travelers baseball team takes on the Frisco Roughriders in a three-game series, 6 p.m. Fri., 6:10 p.m. Sat., 2:10 p.m. Sun., $7-$13. Adam Faucett, Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo, Moonshine Mafia and more perform for Big Piney Creekfest in Dover (Pope County), 7 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. Sat., noon Sun., $20-$80, see bigpineycreekfest.com for details. At South on Main, the Untapped tap dance ensemble performs for a special "tappy hour," 5 p.m. Guitarist Amy Andrews gives a concert at The Undercroft, 8 p.m., $10. The Cons of Formant form their harmonies at Kings Live Music in Conway, 8:30 p.m., $5. At the Clear Channel Metroplex, Christian metal outfit Underoath joins Dance Gavin Dance, Veil of Maya and Limbs for a show, 7 p.m., $35. Ten Penny Gypsy joins Buddy Case for an early show at Ya Ya's Euro Bistro, 6:30 p.m. Good Foot plays a set at the Blue Canoe Brewing Warehouse, 9 p.m. Turtle Rush and the Westking String Band team up for a bill at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $7. 109 & Co. kicks off the weekend with Reggae Night, 9 p.m. The Zebbler Encanti Experience pairs psychedelic visuals on three custom projection screens with bass-heavy EDM at the Rev Room, 9 p.m., $10-$15. Guitarist Brian Martin (of Sad Daddy) entertains at SQZBX Brewery & Pizza Joint in Hot Springs, 6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Richie Johnson plays the early set at Cajun's, 5:30 p.m., or catch Just Sayin' at 9 p.m., $5.
Big Piph, Dazz & Brie and Table of Mahogany share a dynamite bill at Maxine's, 9 p.m., $7. The Big Dam Horns make big dam sounds at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $8-$10. Club Sway reprises an audience-curated drag show with a 1960s-themed edition of Total Request Live, 9 p.m. Over at Cajun's, trumpeter/bandleader Rodney Block performs, 9 p.m. Canadian songwriter Jon Brooks returns to Hibernia Irish Tavern as part of the Little Rock Folk Club's concert series, 7:30 p.m., free-$15. Big Red Flag takes its rock-with-a-Celtic punk-sensibility to Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5. Moxie entertains at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming's Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Strange Brue takes the stage at West End Smokehouse, 10 p.m., $7. The concert season at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park in Hot Springs kicks off with a show from Vertical Horizon and Sister Hazel, 7 p.m., see magicsprings.com for tickets, details and park passes.
The Five Star Dinner Theatre presents "A Memorial Day Salute," 6 p.m., 701 Central Ave., Hot Springs, $40. Thespians and theater patrons bid farewell to former Arkansas Repertory Theatre production guru Rafael Castanera with a gathering at The Lobby Bar, 6 p.m.
The Main St. Station in Benton hosts a Memorial Day food truck meet-up with live music and Stone's Throw brews, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., 303 N. Main St., free. In Hot Springs' Whittington Park, the Hot Springs Concert Band plays a patriotic concert in honor of Memorial Day, 3 p.m., free.
DJ Halfdead (Everett Hagen) spins records at White Water, 9 p.m. "Beautiful: The Carole King Story" opens at the Robinson Center, 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $28-$83.
The World Series of Comedy kicks off at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $12. The Dave Matthews Band brings its polyphonic rock to the Walmart AMP in Rogers, 8 p.m., $325-$350. The Creek Rocks brings its banjo-forward, musicological mix to South on Main, 8 p.m., $10.