From the Catskills, the Felice Brothers play a rough-hewn folk-rock at Sticky Fingerz that's earned them comparisons to the Band, 9:30 p.m., $10. Popular Houston country singer Cory Morrow, who comes to Revolution, fits within the Red Dirt music scene that sits, raucously, outside the typical Nashville strictures, 9 p.m., $10. Dallas' Chant blends blues, funk, rock and soul in the headlining spot at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Local author Suzi Parker picks up where she left off in her book “Sex in the South” with the release of the Sex in the South issue of her new SuZine. She celebrates the release of the zine at Satellite with help from local R&B crooner Sean Fresh, 6:30 p.m., free ($5 for the zine). Crush Wine Bar becomes “The Chocolate Bar” with performances by Onyx (local neo-soul, not insane NYC rap) and standout local saxophonist J. White, 9 p.m., $10. The Rex Bell Trio plays the Afterthought's Thursday jazz series, 8 p.m., $5.
Friends and fans of the late author E. Lynn Harris gather to read from his final book, “Mama Dearest,” at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 6 p.m., free; everyone's encouraged to wear Razorback attire (Harris loved the Hogs). Young, buzz-y local crooner Cody Belew headlines at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $6. From Knoxville, rollicking country-rockers Mic Harrison and the High Score share a bill at White Water with Kevin Kerby and Battery, 10 p.m., $5. Up-and-coming rapper Mike Streezy presents Midsouth Mayhem at Vino's, a local hip-hop showcase that features Konyak, 4X4 Crew, Bangsta Boy, Playa Laid and more, 8 p.m., $5. Local party band Tragikly White puts butts on the dance floor at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Filmgoers in Little Rock join with audiences in 172 other cities across the world to view and judge the 10 short films in the 12th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival at Market Street Cinema, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Wildwood Wine and Food Festival brings together more than 150 wines and “artful edibles” at its 11th annual celebration, 6:30 p.m., $75. As Harvestfest winds down in Hillcrest, Ramona Smith and Carl Mouton offer a soul-jazz party at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Hannah Montana's uncle Kebo Cyrus plays Southern rock-rooted country at Downtown Music, 8 p.m., $6.