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Josh Turner at the Metroplex

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THURSDAY 2/9

The Conway Symphony Orchestra's small ensemble program presents "CSO on the Go!" Faulkner County Library, 7 p.m., free, includes refreshments. Country singer Josh Turner comes to Clear Channel Metroplex, with up-and-comers Lauren Alaina and Kip Moore, 7:30 p.m., $15. The Smittle Band brings its breezy, jazz-inflected pop to Laman Library, 7 p.m., free. "Shades of Blue: An Evening of Contemporary Jazz" features a performance from renowned vocalist and pianist Amina Claudine Myers. The event is hosted by the Clinton Foundation and the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, Clinton Presidential Center, 6 p.m. Myers will also perform and give a lecture at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center at 10 a.m. Melodic hardcore from New York is what's in store at Downtown Music Hall, with Such Gold, 6:30 p.m., $10. Steve McGrew brings the yucks to The Loony Bin, 8 p.m. He'll be there through Saturday, $7-$10. Lunafest features short films highlighting women filmmakers. It includes a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting the Women's Foundation of Arkansas and the Breast Cancer Fund, Riverdale 10 Cinema, 7 p.m., $25-$40.

FRIDAY 2/10

The Second Annual Krewe of Hogs Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball includes beer, king cake and music from The Rip Van Shizzle Band. Ticket sales benefit the Community Theatre of Little Rock and Tulane Empowers, Vino's, 7 p.m., $10 adv., $15 door. For the Love of Art is a concert paying tribute to the late Little Rock jazz musician Art Porter, featuring an array of musicians, 7 p.m., free (donations accepted). If you're looking to get your dance on, DJs Raydar and Shaolin play an 18-and-older show at Revolution, along with DJs Durden, Sleepy and Streta, 9 p.m., $10. Is a dose of brutal, surgically precise death metal more your speed? Turbid North plays Downtown Music Hall, with A Darkened Era and Severe Head Wound, 8 p.m., $7. If you're gonna be up late, why not spend some time with Tyrannosaurus Chicken? The duo plays Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5.

SATURDAY 2/11

It's Crunk Fest 2 over at Cornerstone Pub & Grill, with Haystak, J Bo Cracker Swagger and Yard Call, 8 p.m. Red dirt veteran Reckless Kelly plays and 18-and-older show at Revolution, with opening act Humming House, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. TwinSpirit, Tim Anthony and Budafli bring an evening of eclectic, unplugged music to Porter's Jazz Cafe, 9 p.m., $15. The Salty Dogs take over Vino's, with Jonathan Jeter and The Revelators, 9 p.m., $10.

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