Brad Austin gives a talk titled "Democratic Sports: Men's and Women's College Athletics during the Great Depression" at the Clinton School for Public Service's Sturgis Hall at 6 p.m., free. Loft 1023 hosts a book launch and tasting party for the new cookbook "The Modern Arkansas Table" at 6 p.m., $50. Comedian Jerrod Harris is at the Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m., $7 (and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Cowpunk band Wood Chickens play at Vino's with The P-47s. The Smittle Band plays at The Joint in Argenta. The Buh Jones Band plays at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $7. Tremonti Wilson is at Juanita's at 9 p.m., $20. Don't Stop Please, the indie rock group formerly based in Conway, reunites at the White Water Tavern at 9:30 p.m.
Cupidon's Halloween Fashion Show is at the Statehouse Convention Center at 6:20 p.m., $49.99. L.A. songwriter David Ryan Harris plays at Juanita's, 7 p.m., $12. Louisiana rock group The Seratones plays at Stickyz at 9 p.m. Red Devil Lies plays at Vino's with The Raleigh Experience, Sylo and Super Heavyweight. Austin indie pop artist Mobley performs at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $5.
The Mud Run 5K is at Two Rivers Park at 9 a.m. PopUp in the Rock aims to highlight potential development opportunities on West Ninth Street, from Broadway to State. There'll be food trucks and music from Nisheedah Golden, Opera in the Rock, Charles Woods, Big Piph and more, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., free.The Rock Town Bacon Throw Down is at War Memorial Stadium at 1 p.m., $25. Kidstock 2015 is at the CALS Children's Library, with Trout Fishing in America and Big Still River, 2:15 p.m., free. Revolution hosts a benefit for the family of Todd Mills, with Raising Grey, Mayday By Midnight, The Gettys, John Neal Rock N Roll, Third Degree and more, 5 p.m., $20. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs "Cirque Musica: Crescendo" at Pulaski Academy's Connor Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. (and 3 p.m. Sunday), $19-$59. Little Rock indie pop band Knox Hamilton plays at Juanita's with Canopy Climbers and Brothers & Company, 9 p.m., $10. Whale Fire plays at White Water with Collin vs. Adam and Austin's The Sour Notes, 9:30 p.m.