• THURSDAY 10/21
Live electronic jam band Lotus brings along a light show to Revolution, with Mux Mool and local dubstep DJ Wolf-E-Wolf opening up, 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. Popular post-grunge act Future Leaders of the World comes to Vino's, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $13 d.o.s. The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio pulls double time, with a free gig at Capital Bar and Grill, 5 p.m., and a follow-up at The Afterthought, 8:30 p.m., $5. As usual, J-One and Chris Bowen present rival weekly meet and greet and grind parties, "In Too Deep" (9 p.m. at Deep) and "Posh" (9 p.m. Lulav), respectively. Author and UCA professor Robin Becker discusses her new book "Brains: A Zombie Memoir" at the Faulkner County Library, 7 p.m., free.
• FRIDAY 10/21
The Children's Theatre at the Arkansas Arts Center presents "The Giant and the Beanstalk" in a performance that runs through Nov. 7, 7 p.m. $11-$14. "Chicago" enters its final weekend at the Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $14-$18. The ACAC celebrates its new space (608 Main St.) with a concert featuring Rodney Block, Rigsby, SeanFresh, Osyrus and more, 9 p.m. Muscle Shoals, Alabama's BoomBox blend funk, rock and electronic experimentation in its popular live show; the duo performs at Revolution with DJ Jason Sterling opening, 10 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. Zydeco party band Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe makes the floors shake at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7. Sticky Fingerz hosts locally-beloved party act Tragikly White Band, 9:30 p.m., $5 early admission, while The Afterthought hosts TWB's main competition for top local party band, Weakness for Blondes, 9 p.m., $7. Downtown Music stages a benefit for the West Memphis 3 with punkabilly standouts Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon sharing a bill with The Kill Crazies and Dirt Cheap Drugs, 8 p.m., $5. Young, Beebe-based Southern rocker Luke Williams brings his band to Vino's with Next Generation and Brandon Logan opening, 9 p.m., $10.
• SATURDAY 10/22
Central Arkansas's most promising country talent, Ryan Couron, brings his band to Juanita's for a concert open to those 18 and older; the Trey Hawkins Band opens, 9 p.m., $10. At Discovery, Michael Shane mans the disco, Sleepy Genius spins in the lobby and Steve handles the hip-hop room, 10 p.m., $10.