Comedian Steve McGrew 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). Tyler and the Tribe are at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m. Local band Sea Nanners plays at the Afterthought with American Lions, 9 p.m., $7. Jacob Powell is at Juanita's, 9 p.m. Instrumental funk group Funkanites perform at The Joint in Argenta, 9:30 p.m., $7. Eureka Springs string band Sad Daddy is at The White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $5.
TEDxMarkham St., a local iteration of the international speaking series, is at the Ron Robinson Theater, $20-$30 (registration begins at 8 a.m.). Austin EDM group The Nadis Warriors perform at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of. Bijoux performs at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $10-$15. Local dance punk band Collin vs. Adam is at The White Water Tavern with The Seratones, 9:30 p.m.
Kingsdown plays at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $8. Eighties rock group Loverboy ("Turn Me Loose") is at Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater with Lita Ford at 8 p.m., $54.99. Shoog Radio presents Fayetteville's High Lonesome and locals Swampbird and Michael Leonard Witham, White Water, 9 p.m. Austin country singer Kyle Park is at Revolution, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of. Ramona Smith, Butterfly and Jeron perform at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $10-$15. Made in Sabbath, Savage Spawn and Antarctichrist play at the Lightbulb Club in Fayetteville, 9 p.m. "American Idol" season nine winner Lee Dewyze is at Juanita's with Leslie Dinicola, 9 p.m.
The Harry Potter Marathon, in which all eight "Harry Potter" films will be screened over seven days, begins at the Ron Robinson Theater, 6 p.m., $7 (or $40 for a week pass). Synth-pop band LANY is at Juanita's with Brothers & Company and Alan Thomas, 8 p.m., $8. Kinto Soldado is at Revolution with iWrek, 5:40, Brutha Mac, Charmz and D-Ray, 8 p.m., $10.
The "A Work of Art" Jazz Festival begins and runs through Aug. 1 at various venues around Little Rock, including Riverfront Park and Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts (check artporter.org for details).