Ralphie Roberts takes the stage this week at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. The Arkansas Repertory Theatre hosts trivia night at Stone's Throw Brewing, 6:30 p.m., free. Buh Jones performs for happy hour at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free; a DJ set from G-Force follows at 9 p.m., $5. At The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, A.J. Marlin hosts a Comedy Bowl competition, 8 p.m., $10. Namazu, Apothecary and Tranquilo share a heavy bill at The Sonic Temple, 4603 E. Broadway. The Rodney Block Collective entertains for "Block, Beer and Bourbon," a fundraiser for KUAR-FM, 89.1, and KLRE-FM, 90.5, 7 p.m., Junior League of Little Rock, 401 Scott St., $75-$150.
Trombonist Emanuel "Tiko" Brooks performs at Gigi's Soul Cafe & Lounge, 10840 Maumelle Blvd., 9 p.m. Howard Hewett, the former lead singer of Shalamar, the R&B trio that brought you "Dancing in the Sheets," performs at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center as part of the King Holiday Legends Concert Series, 6 p.m., free. Judgmental, Hell Camino and Red Devil Lies keep it heavy at Vino's, 8 p.m., $8. Len Holton, host of "Albion and Beyond" on KUAR-FM, 89.1, performs at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 8 p.m. It's the last weekend to catch comedy trio The Main Thing's run of "A Fertle Holiday" at The Joint, 8 p.m., $24. If you missed Todd Snider's sold-out show at South on Main last week, catch him at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, 9:30 p.m., $25. Jeff Coleman entertains at happy hour at E.J.'s Eats & Drinks, 6 p.m., free. Nexus Coffee & Creative hosts "Pour Over Prose," an open-mic literary session, 6 p.m., free. The Lovers take the stage at Kings Live Music in Conway, 8:30 p.m., $5, with an opening set from Taylor Nealey. Katmandu performs at Thirst N' Howl Bar & Grill, 8:30 p.m., $5. The Rodney Block Collective kicks off 2018 with "The One," a concert at Cajun's Wharf featuring the trumpeter's "future house" music with appearances from G-Force and Bijoux, 9 p.m., $15. Mister Morphis plays a happy hour set at Loblolly Creamery, 5 p.m., free. Cantrell Gallery opens "Completely Consolidated Experience: 48 Years in the Making," new work by gallery artists, with a reception, 6-9 p.m.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Arkansas Educational Television Network screen Raoul Peck's "I Am Not Your Negro," based on the writings of James Baldwin, 2 p.m., MTCC, free. The Akeem Kemp Band takes its solid Conway County blues set to Kings Live Music in Conway, 8:30 p.m., $5, with an opening set from Apartment 208. BiJoux, Dee Dee Jones, Crissy P, Haywood King, Jeron, Tawanna Campbell, Tammie-Jai and more perform at Gigi's Soul Cafe & Lounge for the "Red and Black Affair," 8:30 p.m., $20. Bree Ogden celebrates the release of her debut country album, "Untamed," with a concert at Revolution Taco & Tequila Lounge, 8 p.m., $7. Josh Ward brings "Whitley & Whiskey" and other country singles to the stage at Stickyz Rock 'N' Roll Chicken Shack, with an opening set from Mike Johnson & Southern Express, 8:30 p.m., $12-$15. Foul Play Cabaret burlesque troupe is "Polished to Demolish" at Maxine's in Hot Springs, with music from Dazz & Brie, 9 p.m., $12-$15. Museum of Discovery explores the science behind the "Star Wars" franchise, 10 a.m., $8-$10. Billy Jeter celebrates the release of his new album "Songdog Blues," with a party at Skinny J's Argenta, 314 N. Main St., 7 p.m., free. "Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic Show" entertains children at the Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, 10:30 a.m. Greg Madden performs for happy hour at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and Canvas performs at 9 p.m., $5. The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas screens Raoul Peck's portrait of James Baldwin, "I Am Not Your Negro," 1 p.m., 701 S. Main Street, Pine Bluff, free. Author Jasmine Harris signs copies of her book "I May Have Been In My Feelings" at the Faulkner County Library, Conway, 2 p.m. The Hounds take the stage at Thirst N' Howl, 8:30 p.m., $5. Dave Miller and Rocktown Revival celebrate the release of a debut album, "Southern Dreams," at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $7. Dallas psych-rockers Monoculture land at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.
Doug Dicharry, the multi-instrumentalist who departed from the Ben Miller Band last year, plays a free show at Four Quarter Bar, 5 p.m. R&B outfit SYNRG performs for Sunday brunch at A Touch of Quality Event Center, 1715 Scott St., noon, $22.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Department of Arkansas Heritage coordinate a day of volunteer service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at MTCC, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., register at mosaictemplarscenter.com/mlk-challenge.
The American Spiritual Ensemble performs at Arkansas State University's Fowler Center, Jonesboro, 7:30 p.m. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History screens "VA: The Human Cost of War," 6:30 p.m., free.