Hillcrest Shop & Sip, featuring discounts, later hours and live music in Hillcrest (held the first Thursday of every month), is at 5 p.m. "Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works," a talk by Jay Newton-Small, Washington correspondent for TIME, is at the Clinton School for Public Service's Sturgis Hall, 6 p.m., free. Singer-songwriter Brian Nahlen performs at Southern Gourmasian at 6:30 p.m. Mark Currey plays at Kent Walker Artisan Cheese at 7 p.m. Comedian Greg Morton is at the Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m., $7 (and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Self-proclaimed "crunkcore" group Brokencyde plays at Revolution at 8 p.m., $12.
Little Rock metal group Sychosys plays at Vino's with Wild Yam and Undercover Devil, $7. Rapper Big Piph and his group Tomorrow Maybe perform at the White Water Tavern with Southwest Boaz, 9:30 p.m. Friday, $10. (The following morning Piph will also appear at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center's "Books & Bagels," a community event with free breakfast, children's reading time and young adult educational activities, 10 a.m. to noon.) Country singer Frank Foster performs at Revolution at 9 p.m., $22.
A Marathon Party for the Little Rock Marathon will be held at the Food Truck Stop @ Station 801, 1 p.m. Grind, an Alice in Chains tribute band, performs at Revolution at 8 p.m., $10. Texarkana space-rock/stoner-metal group Canaan performs with The Federalis and Age of Man at Hot Springs' Maxine's, 9 p.m., $5. Oklahoma roots singer-songwriter Travis Linville, who has performed with Willie Nelson (and alongside Hayes Carll on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"), performs at White Water along with John Calvin Abney, a Tulsa songwriter who released his debut LP, "Better Luck," last year, 9:30 p.m.
"Rightsizing Cities Initiative and the Relocal Tool," a talk by Donovan Rypkema and Emilie Evans, is at the Clinton School for Public Service's Sturgis Hall, noon. Local rock group deFrance plays at White Water at 9:30 p.m., donations.