Nashville's The Cadillac Three take "Dang If We Didn't" and other Southern rockers to the Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $20-$25. Fire & Brimstone play a happy hour set at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, followed by Brian Ramsey, 9 p.m., $5. Josh Phillips spins comedic tales at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.
Mulehead kicks off a set of writerly rock at the White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m. C.J. Boyd and William Blackart share a bill at The Cavern in Russellville, 9 p.m., $3-$5. The Weekend Theater announces its summer musicals at "Carnival Cabaret," with emcee Kayla Esmond, a performance from Foul Play Cabaret and an art auction, 7:30 p.m., 1001 W. Seventh St., $25. Howard & Skye play a set at the Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m. A new stage play from Chris James, "The Odds Against Us," goes up at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m., $20. It's Open Stage Night at Club Sway with a "Love Shack" theme, 9 p.m. Chelsea McNutt, Dr. Simon Hosken, Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch and Carmen Lanos Williams speak at The Black History Commission of Arkansas's workshop, "African Americans in Arkansas's Rural History," 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, free, register at Eventbrite. Buh Jones performs at Cajun's for happy hour, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, Charlotte Taylor takes the stage, 9 p.m., $5. The Kris Lager Band entertains at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. Jason Talbert takes the stage at Gigi's Cafe & Lounge, 9:30 p.m. Mayday By Midnight, Nerd Eye Blind and The Big Dam Horns perform sets for the benefit of cancer patients at "Monsters of Todd IV," 7 p.m., Rev Room, $10. The Driftaways perform at Kings Live Music in Conway, with a set from the velvet-voiced Tyler Sellers to kick things off, 8:30 p.m., $5. Liquid Kitty kicks off a set at Thirst N' Howl Bar & Grill, 8:30 p.m., $5. Pocket Community Theatre in Hot Springs kicks off a run of Agatha Christie and Frank Voster's "Love From A Stranger," 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. through Feb. 11, $15. Over at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs, The Pink Piano Show kicks off at Pops Lounge, 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and Aaron Owens carries the late-night crowd at Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Tawanna Campbell, Crissy P and Dee Dee Jones sing for "A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Anita Baker" at Gigi's Soul Cafe & Lounge, 9 p.m., $15-$20. Vanimal Kingdom brings the saxophone-guitar jams (and the animal costume onesies) to Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. At 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble in West Little Rock hosts a 20th anniversary celebration of all things Hufflepuff with games and trivia for Harry Potter Book Night, 6 p.m. The 11th annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash kicks off at the Rev Room, 8 p.m., $15. Almost Infamous plays a set or two at Thirst N' Howl, 8:30 p.m., $5. Ben Beyers plays a set at Cajun's Wharf for happy hour sippers, 5:30 p.m., free, or come later for saxophonist/vocalist Pamela K. Ward, 9 p.m., $5. San Antonio's triple Grammy-nominated rock outfit Nothing More visits the Clear Channel Metroplex, with The Contortionist, Big Story and Kirra, 7 p.m., $20-$125. Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces play a set at Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5, with opener Tyler Grady. Sad Palomino, The Chads and Whoopsi share a bill at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $5. Just down Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs, Trey Johnson sings the blues at the Bubba Brew's Brewing Co. Taproom, 528 Central Ave., Suite 100, 8 p.m.
AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn star in WWE Pre Game Pandemonium at Verizon Arena, 1 p.m., $18-$103.
Michael Nelson, Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College, gives a talk titled "Trump's First Year" at the Clinton School of Public Service, noon, free. Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott made a jukebox musical about the lives of the so-called "Million Dollar Quartet" — Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins — the touring version of which is up at Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway for one night only, 7:30 p.m., $27-$40.
DeFrance returns to the White Water Tavern with road-tested Southern rock riffs, and with Aaron Stephens and Arkansas Dave in tow, 9 p.m. The live-action musical "The Lion King" isn't coming to the Robinson Center until April, but the Central Arkansas Library System tides us over with a screening of the Disney film that inspired it, 6 p.m., Ron Robinson Theater, $2.
The Going Jessies are first up this month at South on Main's "Sessions" series, curated in February by Trey Johnson, 8 p.m., $10.