The Legacies and Lunch series hosts veteran journalist and author Roy Reed, who will sign copies of his book "Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondent's Adventures with The New York Times" at noon, Main Library, free.
Texas blues great Eric Johnson brings his signature virtuosic guitar-playing to Juanita's, 8 p.m., $18 adv., $20 at door. Memphis-based Nu-metalheads Saliva play an 18-and-older show at Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of. Fiery roots-rock chanteuse Lydia Loveless is back in the Spa City planning a free show at Maxine's, 8 p.m. White Water Tavern has the glitz-encrusted rock of Glittercore, with Russellville power-poppers Pecan Sandy and Thrombus, 9 p.m., $5. Comedian Tom Green starts a two-night stand at Fayetteville's UARK Bowl, with Leah Mansfield, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, $22. A Fair to Remember, benefiting Arkansas Hospice, includes dinner, drinks, games, auctions, music from The B-Flats and emcee Craig O'Neill, Clear Channel Metroplex, 6:30 p.m., $50. It's time for the Festival of Wines at Dickey-Stephens Park, 6 p.m., $60 adv., $75 door.
Cornerstone Pub has home state hip-hop great Arkansas Bo, with Houston Boy and Behind the Bleachers Band, 9 p.m., $5. The two-night MusicFest El Dorado gets rolling in downtown El Dorado. This year's lineup includes MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Bad Axis, Jake Owen, Parmalee, Pail, Wes Jeans & Kayla Reeves, Maggie Koerner and more, 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m., $10-$50.
Mac Powell, of Third Day, plays a solo show at Revolution, with opening act Luke Williams, 9 p.m., $10-$60. Central Arkansas Fermenters presents Little Rocktoberfest, which includes bratwursts, live music from the Itinerant Locals and, naturally, beer, with samples of more than 100 brews available, Dickey-Stephens Park, 6 p.m., $25 adv., $30 day of. The second annual Main Street Food Truck Festival is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. downtown (see What's Cookin' and The Big Picture elsewhere in this issue). While you're down there, check out The Rep's Costume Shop Sale for custom, handmade pieces from Arkansas Repertory Theatre's costume department, starting at 10 a.m.
Little Rock Touchdown Club hosts the pugilistic author and sports commentator Paul Finebaum, Embassy Suites, 11 a.m., $10-$25. Political satire is what's in store as The Capitol Steps stop off at UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. $30-$40.
Christian alt-rock trio Needtobreathe plays at Robinson Center Music Hall with openers Parachute and Drew Holcomb, 7:30 p.m., $22-$27.