Anthropologist James Veteto will give a lecture at the Clinton School titled "The Slaw and the Slow Cooked: Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South," noon. The Arkansas Chambers Singers will present their Spring Concert, "Sacred Spirit" at the St. James United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., $22, featuring the music of Mozart and Haydn. The Arkansas Repertory Theatre will continue its production of "Les Miserables," with performances Wednesday through Sunday, $33-$55. The Weekend Theater's production of "The Water Children" will continue through March 22, with performances every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., $12-$16. At Revolution, DJ Rap will headline on an EDM bill that also includes Snig, Mix Mafia, Danny Enzo and Broseph Stalin, 8 p.m., $12. Nashville songwriter Cory Branan will perform at White Water Tavern at 9:30 p.m., $10, and Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy will be at Stickyz with Swampbird, 9 p.m., $7.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade, coordinated by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas, will be held in downtown Little Rock beginning at Fourth and Rock Streets at 1 p.m. Afterward, a St. Patrick's Day Block Party will be held at and around Dugan's Pub beginning at 4 p.m. It will feature food, beer, arts and crafts, and is open to all ages. Later that night, Corey Smith will be at Revolution with The Railers, 9 p.m., $20, and The Revolutioners will be at Juanita's with Dark From Day One and Siversa, 10 p.m., $10.
At noon, the Clinton School will host a panel discussion on ending childhood hunger in the United States featuring Gov. Mike Beebe and actor Jeff Bridges (reserve your seat at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 683-5239). The 11th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held at the Hot Springs Convention Center beginning at 4:30 p.m., featuring appearances by Jim Belushi, Mountain Man from "Duck Dynasty," and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Speedy Ortiz will play at Vino's with Big Ups, Bombay Harambee and Crash Culture, 7 p.m., $6, and ZZ Ward will be at Juanita's with Linus Young and The O'Mys, 9 p.m., $18-$100.
Pulaski Technical College will host a panel discussion at 6 p.m. on "Writing for a Living in Central Arkansas," featuring Bobby Ampezzan, a writer and editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; Annie Berman, Global Communications Manager for Heifer International, and Eliza Borne, managing editor of the Oxford American. Also at 6 p.m., Dallas Morning News architecture critic Mark Lamster will give a lecture called "Sizing Up Architecture: A Critic's View."