Cris Slaymaker gives a lecture on Little Rock's Union School at Old State House Museum, noon. Comedian Midnight Swinger is at the Loony Bin through Saturday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. (with shows at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday), $10. Alt-rock singer Sean Danielsen plays at Juanita's at 8 p.m., $8. Austin songwriters Graham Wilkinson and Shawn Nelson are at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. The Afterthought presents a Comedy Night at 9 p.m., $5. The 2015 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase kicks off at Stickyz at 9 p.m., $5.
Comedy troupe The Main Thing performs their original production, "Frost Bite Me!" Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., $22. Rapper Big Smo is at Juanita's with Haden Carpenter and Orig the DJ, 9 p.m., $15-$50. My Brother My Friend plays at Vino's with Charon Creek, Paul Sammons, Taylor Nealy and Andrew Raines, 9 p.m., $5. Saboor Salaam performs at Afrodesia Studio with Jeron Isbell, Butterfly, Soul Centric and others, 9 p.m., $10. Roger Creager is at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of. That Arkansas Weather plays at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Blackwitch Pudding plays at Vino's with Chronic Ritual, Seahag, Crankbait and Feeble, 8 p.m., $8. The Casual Pleasures are at The Lightbulb Club in Fayetteville, with Landrest, Maness Brothers and Ghost Hollers, 9 p.m. Country singer Frank Foster is at Revolution at 9 p.m., $16 adv., $20 day of. Swampbird play an album release show at Stickyz with Dead Soldiers and Blackwater, 9 p.m., $7. Actress and singer-songwriter Kate Voegele is at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $12. Duckstronaut plays an album release show at White Water Tavern with Sea Nanners and Collin Vs. Adam, 9:30 p.m.
The panel discussion "Legacies and Lunch: Black History Month" is at the Ron Robinson Theater at noon. Vulgar Display performs alongside Sold Short, Pulled Under, Jungle Juice and Mean Ends at Vino's, 7 p.m., $8. Sway hosts "Drag-eoke" with Chi Chi Valdez, which will continue every Wednesday night. The Meshugga Klezmer Band plays at South on Main at 7:30 p.m., free, as part of their Local Live Series.