Brooklyn's Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds bring their take on neo-soul and gritty funk to Stickyz for an 18-and-older show, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of. Uncorked: "Mad Scientist Mash" includes science demonstrations, a wine pull and silent auction, for a 21-and-older crowd. Proceeds benefit the Museum of Discovery's statewide educational outreach, Museum of Discovery, 6:30 p.m., $100. The Joint has laughs and live tunes under one roof, with Ashes of Eden and Stella Luss, with comedians Howardhavingfun and Reagan Dalby, 9 p.m., $10. Boo at the Zoo has an adults-only preview, with music, rides, food and more, Little Rock Zoo, 6 p.m., $7-$15. New Jersey's The Hudson Falcons bring their "working class rock 'n' roll" to White Water Tavern, with Brother Andy, 9:30 p.m.
"The BEAT Party 10" boasts a huge lineup of hip-hop, with Mannie Gee, Don Key, Theme Musiq, Kwestion, Kari Faux, Trump Fitzgerald, Bobby, Da Pikeboy, Cat Daddy and Da Saw Squad, DJ Swift, host Osyrus Bolly and more, Juanita's, 9 p.m., $6. For some neo-soul with a hip-hop flavor, Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers play Club Trois, 9 p.m., $10-$15. Raucous Alabama outfit Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires are at White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m. You can check out War Chief's new five-piece lineup, with Andy Warr and This Holy House, Town Pump, 9 p.m., $3. Bring the kiddos to Boo at the Zoo for an evening of trick-or-treating in a safe environment, with rides, concessions, a haunted house and more, Little Rock Zoo, 6-9 p.m. through Oct. 21 and Oct. 26-31, $7-$15.
It's time for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, starting at 8 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and Second Streets. "Paws On Pinnacle" is an all-day celebration of all things canine, with mobile adoption site, costume contest, various demonstrations and more, Pinnacle Mountain, 8 a.m., free. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents "Vibrant Virtuosity," featuring Elisso Bolkvadze on the piano, Robinson Center, 8 p.m. and Oct. 21, 3 p.m., $14-$52. Contemporary Christian Music megastars Casting Crowns will fill Verizon Arena with the faithful, alongside Kristian Stanfill and Kerrie Roberts, 7 p.m., $29-$47. On the absolute opposite side of the musical and theological spectrum, Fayetteville death metal vets Vore play an all-ages show, with God City Destroyers and Deshoveled, Downtown Music Hall, 9 p.m., $7. Big Silver plays a free show at 4:30 p.m. as part of Chili Fights in the Heights (more info on page 34) on a stage between N. Taylor and N. Polk streets.
Hassidic reggae singer Matisyahu plays an all-ages show at Revolution, 8 p.m., $22 adv., $25 day of. Alt-country singer/songwriter Todd Snider is at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $15 adv., $20 day of.