The Capital Hotel hosts Fashion Hour at 5 p.m. to celebrate the first day of New York Fashion Week. The Ron Robinson Theater screens "The Godfather" at 7 p.m. UCA presents comedian Emma Willmann at the Student Center Ballroom in Conway, 7 p.m. Sarah Stricklin and John Willis perform at 109 & Co. at 7 p.m. Comedian Todd Yohn is at the Loony Bin 7:30 p.m., $7 (also 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Round 3 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase is at Stickyz featuring The Brothel Sprouts, Landrest, Becoming Elephants and Young Gods of America, 9 p.m., $5. Mat Mahar plays at White Water Tavern with Fret and Worry, 9:30 p.m.
Local comedy troupe The Main Thing performs an original production, "Frost Bite Me!" 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $22. Arkansas Sounds presents Mountain View songwriter Charley Sandage and Harmony at the Ron Robinson Theater, 7:30 p.m., free. Four-piece a capella group Anonymous 4 performs selections from their new release, "1865," at Christ Church, 7:30 p.m., $25. Iron Born, Death Trap, In Rage, Ritual, Terminal Nation and Mail Bomber play at Vino's at 8 p.m. Mountain Sprout plays at Kings Live Music in Conway with the Whole Famn Damily, 8:30 p.m., $5. Red Dirt country group Turnpike Troubadours plays at Revolution with Paul Cauthen, 9 p.m., $15 adv., $20 day of. Benjamin Del Shreve is at Stickyz at 9:30 p.m., $7, and Mulehead plays at White Water Tavern at 10 p.m.
The "Sweetheart Mardi Gras" Parade kicks off at noon at the intersection of Main and 24th streets, free. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents "Dancing and Romancing," a Valentine's Day program, at Pulaski Academy's Connor Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. (with another performance 3 p.m. Sunday), $19-$58. Kings Live Music in Conway hosts the Hendrix Hat Trick Music Festival, featuring Esme Patterson, COIN and The Weeks. KABF presents the "My Bloody Valentine" 3D Dance Party at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. SOULution plays at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7. TP and The Feel are at Afrodesia Studio for Performing Arts, 9 p.m., $10. Folk-Americana duo The Lowest Pair play at South on Main, 9:30 p.m., $10. Sway hosts "Fresh Fish," a drag talent competition inspired by RuPaul's Drag Race.