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Pianist Dichter kicks off ASO season

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THURSDAY

At White Water, West Coast experimental noise outfit Shinobu plays with the lo-fi band I Sing the Body Electric! 9 p.m., $5.The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio gets things moving at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. Typhoid Mary stirs it up at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway kicks off at Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, 7:30 p.m., $10-$35. Put tough questions about sweatshops to Chad Boettcher, Nike's director of corporate responsibility, when he speaks at the Clinton Center, noon, free.

FRIDAY

Folk singer Chuck Brodsky performs at Acoustic Sounds Cafe with finger-style guitarist Micky Rigby, 7:30 p.m., $10. At the Afterthought, KABF hosts a special jazz night featuring Ed Lawson and Jazzmasters, 9 p.m., $7. Blues act Doug McDonald and the Blue Mirror play Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Singer/songwriter Chris Henry does an acoustic set at the Flying Saucer, 9 p.m., $2. Punk-rockers School Boy Humor come to Downtown Music with Asteoios, 8 p.m., $7. At the Clinton Center, students from Central High and Abilene, Kan., portray historical characters in a docudrama about the Central High crisis, 9:45 a.m., free.

SATURDAY

Acclaimed pianist Misha Dicter kicks off the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's season, 8 p.m., $16-$55. Pnuma Trio plays infectious electronica at Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $8. Vino's celebrates its 17th year with a concert featuring local legend King Don, Browningham, Mat Mahar, Drop Dead Syndicate and Underclaire. Hoodtech, the local hip-hop label, hosts a big concert at Downtown Music, with M-Beezy, A Squad, Clint G, DP Block, Jay Hood, K3, Lucky Rudy Ru, P.I.R.U. and Young Hogz, 9 p.m., $7. The Shuffle Band plays country/folk at White Water along with the Secret No Name Band, 9 p.m., $5. Southern rock cover band Crisis! comes to Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. The Old School Bluegrass Band performs at UCA's Reynolds Hall, 7 p.m., $10-$35. Musician-about-town Jeff Coleman plays piano at Sonny Williams' Steak Room, 7 p.m., free.

SUNDAY

The Deedle Deedle Dees, a wry children's band from Brooklyn, play at the Civitan Amphitheatre at the Little Rock Zoo, 3 p.m. $8.

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