The Old State House Museum leads Arkie Pub Trivia at Stone's Throw Brewing, 6:30 p.m., free. A.J. Marlin's Comedy Bowl pits four comedians — Wan Morgan, Lucas Smith, Patrick Nolan and J.P. Ford — against each other at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., $5. Southern rockers The Steel Woods take the stage at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, with The Great Whiskey Rendezvous, 9:30 p.m., $10-$12. Memphis Yahoos play for the happy hour crowd at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free; catch Nerd Eye Blind after dinner, 9 p.m., $5. Caroline & Bonnie Earleywine perform for Poetry Night at Guillermo's Coffee, Tea & Roastery, 6:30 p.m., free. Comedian Matt Sadler goes for laughs at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Crush Wine Bar's Classics on the Patio screens "9 to 5," 8 p.m.
The Inner Party and White Mansion launch album releases with a show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville, with a set from Crash Blossom, 9:30 p.m., $5. "Konichiwa: A Robyn Party" pays homage to the Swedish pop icon at Sway, 9 p.m. Missouri quintet Ha Ha Tonka takes its straight-ahead anthemic rock to the stage at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $10-$13. The Arkansas Travelers face off against the Midland Rockhounds at Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m. Fri., 6:10 p.m. Sat., 2:10 p.m. Sun., $7-$13. Deltaphonic shares a bill with Dazz & Brie at Maxine's, 9 p.m., $7. Danny Dozier, Tim Crouch, Irl Hess, Ken Loggains and Gary Gazaway play works by Jimmy Driftwood, Bob Wills, Stevie Wonder, Robert Johnson and others for Arkansas Sounds' "The Roots of American Music," 7 p.m., CALS Ron Robinson Theater, $10. The Josh Parks Band goes live at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m., free. Lame Johnny, Tribe Alive and Awkward Peach share a bill at Vino's, 8 p.m., $7. Andy Tanas kicks off the weekend with a free show at Cajun's, 5:30 p.m., free; catch Memphis Yahoos at 9 p.m., $5. The Squarshers take the stage at Kings Live Music in Conway, with an opening set from The Going Jessies, 8:30 p.m., $5. Mayday By Midnight entertains at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming's Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri-Sat., free.
Miss Gay Arkansas crowns a new queen for 2018 at Discovery Nightclub, 8 p.m., $20. "Good Girls Gone Bad" holds sway for the evening's drag show at Sway, 9 p.m. En Vogue revives girl group harmonies at Magic Springs Theme & Water Park's Timberwood Amphitheater, 7 p.m., see magicsprings.com for details. Calliope Musicals blend neon visuals, xylosynth and Devo deadpan for a rock party at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $8. Gil Franklin plays a set at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 7:30 p.m. Vino's hosts a triple threat of a bill with sets from Colour Design, Sumokem and I Was Afraid, 8 p.m., $7. Book nerds, take note: the Arkansas Book & Paper Show showcases first editions, rarities and collectible books, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.), Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, $5. Oakland, Calif., rapper and Gemini embodied G-Eazy gives a concert at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, 6:30 p.m., $85-$189. Night Ranger and Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx perform at Oaklawn's Finish Line Theater, 7 p.m., $55-$70. King's in Conway hosts a show from Dawson Hollow, with Chris Tarkington and Sean Dixon, 8:30 p.m., $5. Local celebrities face off in the Lip Sync Battle benefiting the Make-A-Wish Mid-South Foundation, 7 p.m., Robinson Center Performance Hall, $30. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's Forest Concert Series features concerts from 1 Oz. Jig and Jamie Lou Connolly and friends, 7 p.m., $10. Greg Madden plays Cajun's for happy hour, 5:30 p.m., free, and after dinner, Just Sayin' takes the stage, 9 p.m., $5.
Tyrannosaurus Chicken takes its trance-inducing "psychedelta" to the Rev Room for Nightflying's "Cabin Fever 4," with sets from Hooker Red, Crash Meadows, Andy Tanas, Westbound Revival and Soulstice, 7 p.m., $10. Murphy Arts District's Gen-X Summer Tour features sets from Buckcherry, P.O.D., LIT and Alien Ant Farm, 8 p.m., $30-$40. The Boomers perform at the Faulkner County Library in Conway, 2 p.m., free.
Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death get loud at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, 5 p.m., $50-$90. Newly revived Nashville rock trio The Pink Spiders spins catchy hooks and crunchy guitar at Stickyz, with Dangerous Idiots, 8 p.m., $10-$12.
Singer-songwriter Micah Schnabel returns to the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Brian Nahlen entertains at Fletcher Library for CALS' "Sounds in the Stacks" series, 6:30 p.m., free.
Frontman Joseph Settine charms at Stickyz with soulful falsetto and backing outfit The Brook & The Bluff, 8 p.m., $10. Guitarist and country superstar Keith Urban gives a concert at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, with Lindsay Ell, 7:30 p.m., $39-$225.