Misti Nicole Harper gives a talk at the Old State House Museum, "When Middle-Class Black Womanhood Shook the Pedestal: Intersectionality in the Build-Up to Integration at Central High School," as part of the museum's Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series, noon, free. NPR's Southern Bureau Chief Russell Lewis gives a lecture, "Covering the South," at the Central Arkansas Library System's Darragh Center, 6 p.m., free. Gabriel Rutledge brings his competition-winning stand-up to the Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Central Arkansas Library's Shani Atwood leads "Astronomy 101: Star Party," an exploration of the night sky using the library system's new lending telescopes, 7 p.m., Natural Steps Sports Complex, State Hwy. 300, Roland, free. Charlotte Taylor and her band, Gypsy Rain, perform at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. University of Arkansas at Little Rock photography instructor Joli Livaudais will talk about the early work of Ansel Adams at the Arkansas Arts Center, 5:30 p.m., $10 nonmembers. The vastly undersung Kevin Gordon performs at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.
Nashville-based spousal duo Fort Defiance joins local jug band Sad Daddy for a show at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 8 p.m., $7. Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass join Fayetteville's Sad Palomino at Smoke & Barrel in Fayetteville, 10 p.m., $5. Wick-It the Instigator brings his electronic dance mixes and mashups to Revolution, 9 p.m., $12-$15. Texas country singer Roger Creager makes a stop at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, with an opening set from Randall King, 9 p.m., $10. Psychedelic garage rockers Black River Pearl take the stage at Four Quarter Bar in North Little Rock, 10 p.m., $7. Big John Miller and his band keep the dance tunes coming at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. Dallas country rocker Matthew Huff brings his set to King's Live Music in Conway, with an opening set from T.J. Ashley, 8:30 p.m., $5. Susan Erwin plays the happy hour set at Oaklawn's Pops Lounge in Hot Springs, 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., free, and Mayday by Midnight plays at the casino's bar and grill, Silks, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., free. Ol' Puddin Head and Carey Griffith play a free show at Markham Street Grill & Pub, 8:30 p.m. Rhiannon Cortez hosts "Surrealism," the February installment of Cortez' monthly parties at Club Sway, 9 p.m. Southbound 420 performs at TC's Midtown Grill in Conway, 9 p.m. Big Papa Binns plays a free show at The Tavern Sports Grill, 7:30 p.m.
Scarface, Mystikal, Trick Daddy, Juvenile, Pastor Troy, 8Ball and MJG join forces at the Robinson Center Performance Hall for "Legends of Southern Hip Hop," 8 p.m., $52-$59. Drawl Gallery opens its new exhibition "North of South," work by Northwest Arkansas artists, with a reception from 4-7 p.m. Songstress Bijoux takes the microphone for a show at South on Main, 9 p.m., $15. Boxers and kickboxers Kevin Henderson, Dawond Pickney, Tyrone Price and T.J. Brown face off at the Clear Channel Metroplex for 360 Fight Club, 7 p.m., $20-$40. The Museum of Discovery explores the characters and technologies from the "Star Wars" series with hands-on activities, including "Darth Vader" Tesla shows and lightsaber building, 10 a.m., $8-$10. Skillz Barbershop hosts "Battle of the Orisha," an open-invitation poetry slam, 6801 W. 12th St., Suite AA, 8 p.m., $15 to compete. CosmOcean follows its Thursday appearance at the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase with a Saturday set at Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5. Opal Agafia and the Sweet Nothings bring their mountain music-inspired jam to Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m. Memphis quintet You the Few (formerly Eleutheria), Mortalus and More Than Evergreen share a bill at Vino's, 8 p.m. Rock Candy takes the stage at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. John Neal Rock and Roll plays Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7. Discovery Music Competition holds its second round of semifinals, 9 p.m., Discovery Nightclub. Brian Nahlen plays a show at Cregeen's Irish Pub, with Stephen Winter, 9 p.m. Across the street, Josh Green performs a set at Skinny J's, 8 p.m.
The Clinton Presidential Center offers all-day free admission in honor of President's Day, including a performance from the Air Force Midwest Winds Quartet, 11 a.m. David Cutler, jazz pianist, composer and author of "The Savvy Musician" gives a half-hour talk, "Doing the Wrong Thing and How It Can Lead to Success in the Arts," as part of his residency at the University of Central Arkansas, 7 p.m., UCA Downtown, free. Ronel Williams hosts "LOL Edition," a comedy showcase at Cajun's Wharf, 7 p.m.
Trey Johnson and Jason Willmon play a free show at 109 & Co., 6:30 p.m. Saratoga, N.Y., rock trio Wild Adriatic takes its Bonnaroo-certified act to Bear's Den Pizza in Conway, 10 p.m., free. Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon discusses the past, present and tenuous future of U.S.-Iran relations in "The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, Secret Deals and What Comes Now," 6 p.m., Clinton School of Public Service's Sturgis Hall, free. Rev. Dr. F. Willis Johnson, a Ferguson, Miss., minister and author of "Holding Up Your Corner: Talking About Race in Your Community," gives the next lecture in Hendrix and Philander Smith Colleges' "Faith in Black and White" series at Hendrix's Mills Social Science Center in Conway, 7 p.m., free. John Neal plays a show celebrating the release of his EP, "Dead Flowers," at Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro, 6 p.m.