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In brief, Nov. 20

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THURSDAY 11/20

From Nashville, Brenn specializes in atmospheric pop rock that's likely to mesh well with local dream-pop collective Bear Colony at On the Rocks, 9 p.m., $5. At Sticky Fingerz, three-piece Speakeasy works up a jam, 9 p.m., $5. Cajun's hosts wide-ranging local cover band Jet420, 9 p.m., $5. To Write Love on Her Arms is a suicide prevention network that will share stories between performances by Nevertheless, Dan Evans (from “The Biggest Loser”) and Between the Trees, 8:30 p.m. at Revolution, $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. At the Pulaski Academy Connor Performing Arts Center, “As We Forgive,” a documentary about two Rwandan women coming into contact with the men who slaughtered their family during the 1994 genocide, screens for free at 7 p.m. The Clinton School hosts a free screening of “The Buffalo Flows,” about America's first national river, 7 p.m.

 

FRIDAY 11/21

Beefcakes from Australia make the ladies go crazy at “Thunder from Down Under,” the Village, 8 p.m., $15 adv., $20 d.o.s. At White Water, one of Little Rock's finest singer/songwriters, Kevin Kerby, plays with his band Battery. Oklahoma singer/songwriter Travis Linville opens the gig, 10 p.m., $5. The CD release parties may be over, but the steady-giggin'est trio in town continues: the Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio plays the Capital Bar and Grill, 8 p.m., free. There's a reggae bash at Juanita's, hosted by local genre advocate Ras Levi, 10 p.m., $10. At Vino's, two-heart-on-their-sleeve singer/songwriters, Mat Mahar and Sean Michel, headline an all-ages show, 9 p.m., $6. Donna Massey & Blue Eyed Soul play songs you know at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Old-time rock 'n' rollers Mojo Depot headlines at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5.

 

 

SATURDAY 11/22

The Arkansas Festival Ballet returns to Wildwood for the first of two performances of “Fall for Ballet,” a mixed bill that includes “Les Patineurs (The Ice Skaters)” and several new works, 7:30 p.m., $15-$25 (also Sunday at 2 p.m.). Bouncy North Little Rock pop-rockers Riverboat Crime come to White Water, 10 p.m., $5. At Discovery, Justin Sane and Moongod are in the club, while Balance holds it down in the lobby, midnight, $10. At the Afterthought, soul jazz standouts Ramona Smith and Carl Mouton perform, 9 p.m., $7. Local funk-rockers Chillyrose play Vino's, 8:30 p.m., $7.

 

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