The Clinton School of Public Service hosts a panel discussion with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre on its upcoming production of "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" at Sturgis Hall, noon, free but reservations suggested. Singer/songwriter and one-man-band Mike Hosty, of Hosty Duo renown, returns to Stickyz, 9 p.m. $5. Comedian Jason Russell goes for laughs at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. CAPYAC brings its massive dance party (advertised as "P-Funk meets Daft Punk") to Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., free. The Arkansas Travelers take on the Ttulsa Drillers at Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m., $7-$13. Feast on the twang of The Creek Rocks, hailing from Springfield, Mo., at Four Quarter Bar, 6 p.m. Local party band legends Tragikly White headline at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m.
Memphis native K. Michelle, charting an R&B path that would make her this generation's Mary J. Blige, comes to Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m. $65-$75. Michelle is famous for singing big ballads and for reality TV. She's starred in VH1's "Love & Hip Hop" and three seasons of "K. Michelle: My Life." New Orleans rapper Mystikal was supposed to be the opener, but he was arrested on rape charges. Oakland rap legend Too $hort fills in. Vesperteen, the solo project of Colin Rigsby, formerly of House of Heroes, brings big pop-rock hooks to Stickyz, 9 p.m., $12. The Travs continue their homestand against the Tulsa Drillers with Pyro in the Park II, billed as the "Travs biggest fireworks show ever," 7:10 p.m., $7-$13. The Trey Hawkins Band of Hamburg performs soulful country rock at Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $5 (with a Cody Jinks wristband) or $7 without. Dikki Du and The Zydeco Krewe, who specialize in accordion-heavy jams made for dancing, play Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $7. The Crumbs, a three-piece Arkansas folk act, plays Four Quarter, 10 p.m. Let the synths set you free with the ambient yet driving work of The Flashbulb and the more local lord of electronica, Groovecluster, King's Live Music in Conway, 8:30 p.m., $5.
Led Zeppelin cover band Zoso returns to Revolution, 9:30 p.m. The always enjoyable pysch-Western cover band The Frontier Circus shares a bill with Tres Millaje at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $7. Birdtalker plays a bit of moody indie-folk at Stickyz, 9 pm, $12-17. Troy Campbell of the music collaborative House of Songs in Bentonville, director Laura Dunn and co-producer Nick Offerman will moderate a panel discussion after the premiere screening of the documentary "Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry," noon, Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville (also 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.) Soulful, smooth, and dance-worthy Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces play King's Live Music of Conway with opening act Tate Smith, 8:30 p.m., $5. Cajun heroes Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krew come to Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m.
The Little Roy and Lizzy Show bring gospel, bluegrass and acoustic music to the Collins Theatre in Jonesboro, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation.
One should usually avoid being invited to an event called "Smackdown Live" — you could be about to get beaten to a pulp. But, in this case, you get to just watch. WWE's main event — featuring an epic tag team match between Randy Orton and A.J. Styles partnering to face Jinder Mahal and Kevin Owens — begins at 6:45 p.m., Verizon Arena, $18-$103. Michigan rapper Prozak, who releases music on Tech N9ne's Strange Music label, comes to Revolution, 9:30 p.m.
Becky Straw, the co-founder and CEO of The Adventure Project, a nonprofit that works like a venture capital firm in developing countries to fund entrepreneurial activity around improving water, health, the environment and more, speaks at the Clinton School of Public Service's Sturgis Hall, noon, free but reservations requested.