• THURSDAY 11/4
Brother Andy Warr leaves his big damn mouth behind for a solo show at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. Conway invades when The Delta Breed brings its grunge blues to Vino's alongside the alternative swagger of The Willowners, 8 p.m., $6. Sticky Fingerz hosts a "We Love Local Music" night with Southern indie-pop from Father Maple and heady indie rock from Don't Stop Please, 9:30 p.m., $4. Singer/songwriter and Portland stalwart Rocky Votolato specializes in finger-picked acoustic pop; he'll play Juanita's with tourmates Ha Ha Tonka and former "Coin Laundry Loser" Nick Flora, 9 p.m., $10. Pulaski Technical College opens its doors for a night of culinary competition with Celebrity Chef Cookoff 2010, 6:30 p.m., $50. "Hamlet" returns to the Rep, 7 p.m., $25-$40.
• FRIDAY 11/5
Sticky Fingerz offers up honky-tonk/mod fusion from Starroy and freaky bluegrass from the trio of Mountain Sprout, 9:30 p.m., $5. The State Symphony Capella of Russia Chorus brings its choral power to UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., $10-$30. Downtown Music does what it does best with this Friday night of whacked-out metal from industrial rockers The Vail, local eccentrics Flameing Daeth Fearies, the always-heavy My Hands to War and West Memphis hardcore act An American Tragedy, 8 p.m., $6. CARE for Animals returns to the Governor's Mansion for "Paws on the Runway," the organization's annual benefit featuring a canine fashion show and silent auctions, 5:30 p.m., $50 general admission, $75 runway seating. Revolution's monthly Zodiac party is back with the "Scorpio Edition," featuring music from DJs Raydar and Shaolin and rhymes from MC Messinian, 9 p.m., $10.
• SATURDAY 11/6
No strangers to Little Rock, American Aquarium, the alt-country act from Raleigh, N.C., takes the stage at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $7. Boom Kinetic, a party rock band familiar to Little Rock clubbers and nightlifers, plays Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $8. Vino's brings a triple-bill of heavy pop-punk from The Weisenheimers, Outstanding Red Team and new name Turnrow, 8 p.m. Khalil's Pub hosts a night of karaoke, 7 p.m. The big-voiced Ramona Smith sings the rock, soul and R&B classics at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Grace Lutheran Church raises money for Baskets of Hope with its Fall Craft Show and Book Sale, 9 a.m. Local hard radio-rockers Taylor Made play the Fox and Hound stage, 10 p.m.