THURSDAY, MAY 1
KUAR presents “This American Life” on the big screen, for one night only, at Breckenridge Village, 7 p.m., $20. In Conway, at Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of UCA, the acclaimed Children's Theatre to Go presents “Hocus Pocus Agriculture,” a play that introduces kids to the wonder of plants and gardening, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., $5. Blue-eyed soul champ Big John Miller brings his band to Sticky Fingerz to do a set of your favorite classics, 9 p.m., $5. As always, the Ted Ludwig Trio does their thing, impressively, at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. Big Downtown Thursdays returns to the River Market Pavilion with four-square, dodgeball and tricycle drag racing, 5-8 p.m. The Travs return to town to take on the Tulsa Drillers, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10.
FRIDAY, MAY 2
White Water hosts a powerhouse bill featuring hook-y, Americana-inflected pop-rockers Big Silver and Spa City's finest swingin' blues band, Brian Martin and the Circulators, 9 p.m., $5. If you like your old-time a little zanier, Vino's hosts Fayetteville's Cletus Got Shot, who do a kind of unhinged psychobilly bluegrass, and local standbys the Damn Bullets, 8:30 p.m., $7. Hear more Big John Miller Band at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Zodiac Taurus is in effect at Revolution, with DJ Mea, Chaos, Ska-T and Zodiac Aries spin-off winners Blake Taylor and Jordy, 8 p.m. Uglistick plays the Peabody's RiverTop party, 8 p.m., $5. Improv Little Rock pits two teams against one another in “The Comedy Throwdown” at the Public Theatre, 10 p.m., $7. The Travs continue their home stand against the Drillers, 7:10 p.m., $6-$10.
SATURDAY, MAY 3
The winners of the 2007 IBLA international music competition, held annually in Ragusa, Italy (a Little Rock sister city), perform a free concert at Wildwood as part of a tour that'll take them to Carnegie Hall, 7 p.m., free. Sultry soulstress Genine Perez is at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Post-punk/new wave powerhouse Kyoto Boom performs at White Water with the gleefully deranged Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon and garage-punks the Bloodless Cooties, 9 p.m., $5. Popular Fayetteville rocker Benjamin Del Shreve brings his band to Juanita's, 9:30 p.m., $5-$7. Dreamy local indie-rockers Grand Serenade play Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5.