Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals (CARE) hosts "Paws on the Runway: Haute Dog" at Next Level Events, 6 p.m., $65-$100. The Old State House Museum hosts Arkie Pub Trivia at Stone's Throw Brewing, 6:30 p.m., free. The Loony Bin introduces "Tales from the Mouth," a local comedy showcase with comics riffing on pre-assigned topics like this week's "Rage and Karma," 7:30 p.m., $10. Christine DeMeo plays an acoustic show at The Tavern Sports Grill, 7:30 p.m., free. The Arkansas Travelers take on the Springfield Cardinals at Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 5:30 p.m. Sat., 2:10 p.m. Sun., $7-$13. Two teams of comedians face off for The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse's Comedy Cage Match, 8 p.m., $5. Nerd Eye Blind takes the stage at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5.
Cantrell Gallery hosts a reception for the exhibition "Arkansas: From the Tops to the Bottoms," works by Daniel Coston, 5 p.m. Richard Johnson plays the happy hour at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, followed by Ramona & The Soul Rhythms, 9 p.m., $5. St. Joseph's Farm celebrates its spring planting with "Lettuce Grow," a fundraiser featuring food from Matt Bell, a book signing with gardener Janet Carson and art from Kevin Kresse, V.L. Cox, Jennifer Wilson, Steven Rockwell and others, 6 p.m., $50. Jeff Coleman plays the happy hour at EJ's Eats and Drinks, 6 p.m., free. Vino's hosts an early Friday night show with Sabine Valley, Zombie Birdhouse and Wild Yam, 7 p.m., $7. Club 27 in the River Market district hosts "Bailamos with Village Montessori," an evening of salsa to benefit the school, with food from The Southern Gourmasian, 7 p.m., $40-$80. Paul Hooper entertains at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Adam Faucett fills the space at The Undercroft at Christ Episcopal Church with some powerful vocals, 8 p.m., $10. Tyler Kinchen and The Right Pieces perform for the 15th annual Empty Bowls event, a benefit for the Arkansas Foodbank, at the Statehouse Convention Center, 7 p.m., $125. Daniel Bennett plays a solo acoustic show at The Tavern Sports Grill, 7:30 p.m., free. The Cadillac Three take their raucous country rock to the Revolution Room, with opening sets from Sam Riggs and Hannah Dasher, 8:30 p.m., $20. DuWayne Burnside (North Mississippi Allstars, Junior Kimbrough and the Soul Blues Boys) performs at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $10. Kevin Kerby takes his time-honored rock outfit Mulehead to South on Main, 9 p.m., $10. Tulsa punk rockers The Shame take the stage at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9:30 p.m., $6.
Buh Jones plays for the pre-party crowd at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, followed by Shannon Boshears, 9 p.m., $5. AmyJo Savannah gives an intimate concert at The Preserved Moose, 8 p.m., donations. Vocalist Bijoux pays homage to some influential divas with "Bijoux: A Salute to Queens," 9 p.m., South on Main, $15. Shangela ("RuPaul's Drag Race") sits in on the judge's panel for the season finale of Club Sway's "Fresh Fish" competition, $27-$63. For the Fallen Dreams of Lansing, Mich., Varials of Philadelphia and Deadships of Chicago join locals Census and All Is At An End for a show at Vino's, 8 p.m., $13. The Foul Play Cabaret burlesque troupe tantalizes at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., $10. Lypstyck Hand Grenade performs at Thirst N' Howl, 8:30 p.m., $5. CosmOcean takes its theatrical rock set to Dugan's Pub, with an opening set from Just Cuz, 9 p.m., free. Austin guitarist and songwriter Ian Moore returns to Little Rock for a show at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $10. Fort Worth psychedelic group Spoonfed Tribe brings its visually enhanced show to Stickyz, with Motherfunkship, 9 p.m., $7. Tragikly White brings dance tunes to the floor at the Rev Room, 9:30 p.m., $10.
Stone's Throw Brewing hosts a Mother's Day Vinyl Brunch, with food from SoGo Bistro, 11 a.m. ArkansasStaged holds a special Mother's Day reading of George Brant's "Grounded" at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation. R&B singer Slim (of 112) headlines the Little Rock Jam Session at Stickyz, 8 p.m., $25. Amber Bullock, Nicky Parrish and Crissy P join forces for "Ladies' Night Out" at South on Main, 9 p.m., $20.
The White Water Tavern hosts "Party Like a Progressive," a benefit for women running for public office in Arkansas, 5:30 p.m., $10. The Ron Robinson Theater hosts two screenings of "Mystery Science Theater 3000," 6 p.m. Mon.-Tue., free, registration required. The Arkansas Travelers take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 7:10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., $7-$13.
The Ron Robinson Theater screens "The Lego Movie," 6 p.m., free, registration required. Robb McCormick plays a free show at Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro, 6 p.m. Irish music quartet Celtic Woman make a stop at the Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7 p.m., $29-$69. Songwriter Mark Currey is the next act in South on Main's Sessions series, curated this month by Bryan Frazier, 8 p.m., $10. Fort Worth rockers The Unlikely Candidates perform at Stickyz, 8 p.m., $8-$10. The queen of New Orleans bounce music, Big Freedia, lands at the Rev Room, 9 p.m., $15-$18.