It's sold out, but comedy legend Bill Cosby will be doing his thing at UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Ahead of his performances at Arkansas Sounds (see page 46) and Maxine's, Arkansas native and psychobilly originator Tav Falco will read from his book "Ghosts Behind the Sun: Splendor, Enigma & Death: Mondo Memphis Volume 1," 6 p.m., Main Library. Fans of professional wrestling might want to check out TNA Presents Impact Wrestling Live, featuring wrestling stars Hulk Hogan, Jeff Hardy and more, Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $18-$128. It's your last chance to check out "Pal Joey" at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $47-$57. The Loony Bin celebrates its 20th birthday with a string of performances from funnyman Chris Porter, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $7-$10.
Horatio Sanz and Arkansas native, Razorbacks supporter and Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Matt Besser will make you laugh for free at the University of Arkansas, 7 p.m. Downtown Music Hall hosts a memorial show for Brandon Clendenin with Every Knee Shall Bow, Red Devil Lies, A Darkend Era and Revengeance, 6:30 p.m., $10. The Annual Legends Balloon Rally has hot air balloons of course, but also: Styx will perform Friday at 8 p.m. and Travis Tritt will perform Saturday at 8 p.m., Hot Springs National Park Memorial Field Airport, free. Conway ArtsFest gets rolling Friday, with events throughout the city (full schedule at ArtsFestConway.com), Simon Park, through Oct. 5.
At "100 Miles & More," riders and non-riders alike can celebrate the Big Dam Bridge 100 with Runaway Planet, Diamond Bear beer, a pig roast, rider meet-and-greet and more at a block party, Main and 2nd streets, after the race, $40. The 5th Annual Family Fun Fest includes live music, games, hands-on activities, vendors and more, Dickey-Stephens Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $5, free for 12 and younger.
Is there a more appropriate way to observe the Lord's day and keep it holy than going to see Hank III at Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $17 adv., $20 day of? No, there is not.
Synth-pop chanteuse Nedelle Torrisi performs at The Undercroft, the new venue at Christ Episcopal Church, 8 p.m., $5. Former Auburn football coach Gene Chizik is at the Little Rock Touchdown Club, 11:30 a.m., Embassy Suites, $20-$30.