UALR hosts its 10th Annual Racial Attitudes Conference at Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed design of the Broadway Bridge between Little Rock and North Little Rock, Arkansas Transit Association, 4 p.m. The P-47s bring the raucous rockabilly to The Joint, 9 p.m., $5. The New Music Test is back at Revolution for another all-ages showcase of new bands with Open Fields, Sumokem and Bombay Harambee, which features personnel from The Tricks, 9 p.m., $5 for 21 and older, $10 for 20 and younger. Butterfly with Irie Soul performs at Stickyz, 9 p.m. In conjunction with the ongoing "JFK: 50 Years Later" exhibit in Argenta, the Argenta Film Series will screen Oliver Stone's "JFK," Argenta Community Theater, 7 p.m., free. This is the final weekend to catch the Arkansas Repertory Theatre's "Treasure Island," 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday.
In Fayetteville, veteran singer/songwriter James McMurtry plays at George's Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $15. Bluesboy Jag & the Juke Joint Zombies bring the swampy, retro-fied blues to Reno's Argenta Cafe, 10 p.m. Memphis rock 'n' roll perfectionists John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives play at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7. Check out the comedy "Rex's Exes" at Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, $15-$35. Ed Bowman keeps the hits coming long into the wee hours at Midtown, 12:30 a.m., $5.
If you've got an ear for sophisticated, edgy pop, check out Collin vs. Adam at The Joint, 9 p.m. Dance music fans, you've been notified: DJ Luminox will play two gigs Saturday. The first is an all-ages show at Downtown Music Hall, with Sniq, Travis Germz, Hulsey, Wht Grlz, Domewrekka, Mr. Napalm and Canvis, 6 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of. The next set will be a late-night affair at Discovery, with Lawler, Wolf-e-Wolf and Platinumb, as well as Playboy Steve, Dominique Sanchez & The Discovery Dolls and a Salsa party with DJ Mr. Suave, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., $10.
Arkansas's finest psych/garage/country shredders The Frontier Circus play White Water Tavern, with The Rolling Blackouts, 10 p.m., $5. CCM/pop crossover giant Amy Grant plays at UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40.