Lucie's Place Turns Five! celebration is at the Arkansas Arts Center's Terry House Community Center, 5:30 p.m., $5-$10. Johnny Gill and Robin Givens star in Priest Tyaire's comedy "Momma's Boy," one night only at Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., $30-$60. Turnpike Troubadours bring songs of "Gin, Smoke, Lies" to Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $25. Michael Brown hosts a Comedy Cage Match, 8 p.m., The Joint, $8. Canvas entertains at Cajun's Wharf for happy hour, 5:30 p.m., free, and Rustenhaven takes the stage at 9 p.m., $5. Jamaica-born comedian Drew Thomas begins a run on The Loony Bin stage, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.
Ian Moore's latest album, "Strange Days," is a dark, layered departure from its predecessors; the songwriter returns with it in hand to the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $10. The Little Rock String Quartet teams up with Bonnie Montgomery and Geoff Robson to entertain for the Little Rock Violin Shop's 10th Anniversary Party, 6 p.m., 316 E. 11th St.; donations benefit the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock and Faulkner Chamber Music Festival. The Cons of Formant band brings its string-forward sound to Kings Live Music in Conway, 8:30 p.m., $5, with an opening set from Tyler Grady. Must-hear soul singer Ramona Smith takes the stage at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Sabine Valley and Grammar Candy take the stage at Vino's, 7:30 p.m., $7. Mother Hubbard & The Regulators perform at West End Smokehouse, 10 p.m., $7. Wade Bowen brings red-dirt country from Waco, Texas, to the Rev Room, 9 p.m., $16-$18. Mayday by Midnight performs at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9:30 p.m., $8. Pinko, Little Beards and New Primals share a bill at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $5. The John Calvin Brewer Band entertains at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming's Silks Bar & Grill in Hot Springs, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., free.
Gallery 26, 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., opens an exhibition of work by Katherine Strause and Phillip Rex Huddleston with a reception at 7 p.m. The Turkish Food Fest begins at 11 a.m. at the Turkish Raindrop House, 1501 Market St. The Jericho Way Resource Center invites the public to raise funds with its "Sleep Out in the Rock" overnight at Murray Park; see dolr.org for details. Odie Lindsey reads from his short story collection, "We Come to Our Senses," for the Argenta Reading Series, 7 p.m., 421 Main St., North Little Rock, donations. Attagirl releases a new record with a show at the White Water Tavern, and Brother Andy and His Big Damn Mouth and Shoplift also appear, 9 p.m. TV Mike and The Scarecrows bring their "twang stomp" to Maxine's, 9 p.m., $5. Shannon Boshears takes her blues rock to the stage at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Pokey LaFarge brings his early jazz-inspired set to George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, 9 p.m., $20-$22. Club Sway hosts a "Miss Jackson"-themed afterparty following Janet's concert at Verizon Arena, 9 p.m., with drag performances at 10:30 p.m. and midnight from Envy S. Hart and Symone Ebony Enchantress. Franz Lehar's operetta "The Merry Widow" gets a performance at The Muses Cultural Center, 428 Orange St., Hot Springs, 6 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $35. Freeverse lands at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m. Barrett Baber, former star of "The Voice," returns for a performance at Hot Springs National Park College, 5 p.m., free. CMT favorite Corey Smith brings his country songs to the Rev Room, 8 p.m., $20-$25. Cosmocean takes the stage at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $5. Groovement grooves at Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5.
The formidable Tedeschi Trucks Band lands at Robinson Center Music Hall, 7 p.m., $26-$134. Head out early to catch a concert from the U.S. Air Force's Mid-America's Concert Band at the First Security Amphitheater, 3 p.m., free. Emery, a quintet that blends aggressive guitars and biblical scripture, lands at the Rev Room, 7 p.m., $10-$20. The River City Men's Chorus rings in its 15th season with "From Sea to Shining Sea: A Musical Road Trip," Second Presbyterian Church, 3 p.m. Sun., 7 p.m. Mon. and 7 p.m. Thu., Sept. 21, free. The UA Little Rock Trojans women's soccer team takes on the Louisiana Tech Ragin' Cajuns at Coleman Sports & Recreation Complex, 1 p.m. In Russellville, The Cavern hosts a show from Fiscal Spliff, Spirit Cuntz and Sassy Squatch, 8 p.m., $3-$5.
Photographer Nancy Nolan's exhibit, "Park's Pants," kicks off the ACANSA Arts Festival, 6 p.m., Argenta Gallery, 413 Main St. Members of Decarcerate, a group focused on reducing the prison population in Arkansas, read poetry from Arkansas prisoners for "Inside Out: Poetry Reading" at White Water Tavern, with music from Nick Devlin and Brian Nahlen, 7:30 p.m. Taj Mahal and Keb Mo team up for a concert at Walton Arts Center's Baum Walker Hall in Fayetteville, 7 p.m., $48-$58. In Rogers, Sublime with Rome and The Offspring with The Menzingers land at the Walmart AMP, 7 p.m., $30-$70.
Folk duo Still on the Hill will be among the first to perform for this year's ACANSA Arts Festival, 6 p.m., Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, free. Meanwhile, Twice Sax continues the Jazz in the Park series at the History Pavilion in Riverfront Park, 6 p.m., free. Funk-forward septet Lettuce makes a stop at the Rev Room, 9 p.m., $22-$25. Atlanta rockers The Howling Tongues land at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $5. Faron Rashelle and CandySoul serenade the crowd at South on Main for its "Sessions" series, 8 p.m., $10.