- Jim Herrington
- Kevin Gordon
Potluck and Poison Ivy departs from its multi-act format this week for a spotlight on the poems and songs of Louisiana guitar sage Kevin Gordon, 7 p.m., The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, $35, see potluckandpoisonivy.org for tickets. Country rockers the Randy Rogers Band return to the Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $25. "Science After Dark" at the Museum of Discovery hosts "ModCon," a "cosplay meets homecoming dance" for adults, 6 p.m., $10. Arkansongs' Stephen Koch hosts Arkie Pub Trivia at Stone's throw Brewing, 6:30 p.m., free. Eye to Adam, Sychosis, Archaic Dawn and Celestials share a heavy bill at Vino's, 7 p.m., $15. Ppoacher Ppoacher, Warm Trickle and Whoopsi share a bill at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m. Jocko plays the happy hour set at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, RVS takes the stage, 9 p.m., $5. Columnist/comedian Steve Hofstetter gives a performance at The Loony Bin, 9:45 p.m., $20, and comedian Greg Morton entertains all week, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $10-$15. Celia Anderson and Gretchen Hall's "100 Things to Do in Little Rock Before You Die" gets a launch party at First Security Ampitheater, 5:30 p.m., free.
- Mark Edgar Stuart
Pine Bluff native Mark Edgar Stuart brings "Remote Control" and other gems to the stage at South on Main, with Fret & Worry, 9 p.m., $10. Jazz saxophonist Michael Eubanks plays at The Promenade at Chenal as part of the "Courtyard Concerts" series, 6:30 p.m. Republican Hair practices what he preaches with "F*ck A Bomb" and other pop anthems to Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, with The Dangerous Idiots, 9 p.m., $10-$12. The Sword gives one of its final performances before an indefinite hiatus at the Rev Room, with locals Tranquilo and Iron Tongue, 8:30 p.m., $18-$20. The Main Thing's sketch comedy "The Lighter Side of the Apocalypse" continues at The Joint, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. through Nov. 17, $24. Monsterboy plays a set at Dugan's Pub, 9 p.m., free. The Hooten Hallers take the stage at Maxine's in Hot Springs with Recognizer, 9 p.m., $7. At Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, the John Calvin Brewer Band takes the stage at Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Brian Nahlen and Nick Devlin duet at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, or come later and catch Unraveled on the main stage and Buh Jones on the deck, 9 p.m. Christine DeMeo performs at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 7:30 p.m. Bluegrass & BBQ kicks off at The Farm in Eureka Springs, with sets from Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings, The Grateful Bluegrass Boys and more, see the-farm-events.com for passes. Lynyrd Skynyrd gets loud at the Walmart AMP, 7 p.m., $40-$219. Clear Channel Metroplex kicks off "Terrorplex," with three haunted houses to choose from, 7 p.m., $15-$20, see metroplexlive.com for dates. Bill "Bluesboy Jag" Jagitsch and Mudhead play at Markham Street Pub & Grill, 8:30 p.m.
- J. Smithwick
Sound looper Lee Walsh takes El Dub, his "one-man reggae funk band" set to Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. As Cities Burn fires up a set at Vino's, 8 p.m., $15. Duo momandpop perform for a Brown Bag Brunch for their album release party at South on Main, 10:30 a.m., $5 admission. Morrilton native Matt Stell returns to the Rev Room for a full band show, 8:30 p.m., $10. Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain charm at Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5. Fayetteville singer-songwriter Shannon Wurst performs at Elizabeth's in downtown Batesville, 231 East Main St., for the benefit of the Ozark Foothills Film Fest, 2 p.m., $35. The Big Dam Horns perform at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $8. The House of Art hosts an erotica-themed night with live painting, spoken word performances and more, 8 p.m. Australian acoustic duo The Weeping Willows share a bill with Dustin Welch and HalleyAnna at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. May the Peace of the Sea Be With You, Mouton and Fiscal Spliff get loud at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $7. Darril Edwards plays a steel drum set on the deck at Cajun's, 9 p.m., or catch blues statesmen Earl & Them on the main stage, 9 p.m.
The Salty Dogs play an early Sunday show at the White Water Tavern, 6 p.m. Comedian Brad Williams gives a performance at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m., $22. Following a Choral Evensong, organist Burton Tidwell plays works by Howells and Sowerby on the very pipe organ he tonally renovated, 4 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, free. Quapaw Quarter Association gives a trolley-led tour of the mid-century modern architecture of the Broadmoor area, 1-5 p.m., $20, meet in the University Plaza parking lot at 5820 Asher Avenue. In Hot Springs, the Stardust Big Band performs at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, 3 p.m., free-$10. Torch singer Sylvia Stems and the Foul Play Cabaret perform an outdoor burlesque show at Grateful Head Pizza & Beer Garden in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $10.
The Old State House Museum opens "Our Fair Ladies: Arkansas State Fair Gowns and Rodeo Attire," through Nov. 4, free.
The Diamond Empire Band puts inventive spins on classic tunes at Stickyz, 8 p.m., free. At South on Main, the University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensemble plays a free show, 7 p.m. The Central Arkansas Library System screens "The Exorcist" (1973) with spiderwalking stuntwoman Ann Miles as special guest, 6 p.m., Ron Robinson Theater, $5. Follow up that scare with a heavy show from Synapse Defect, Abandon the Artifice and Celestials at Vino's, 7 p.m., $5.
Vocalist Ramona Smith hosts Artist Appreciation Night, a concert and holiday toy drive at Cajun's Wharf, with live music from Dino D & The D Train Band, DJ Paul and others, 7:30 p.m., admission with donation of a toy or $5.