THURSDAY, MARCH 10
The Fairfield Four, a Nashville-based a capella gospel group that's been around in various incarnations for more than 90 years, comes to South on Main, 8 p.m., $20-$30. The White Water Tavern hosts a benefit for Planned Parenthood, featuring music by Heels and comedy by Dave Heti, Kristofer Pierce, Will Ehrle and more, 9 p.m., donations. Honky-tonk kings The Salty Dogs are at The Joint, 7:30 p.m., $10. Singer/songwriter Howie Day comes to Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. Anne Ream, the founder and creative director of The Voices and Faces Project, will talk about how important messaging and marketing are to social justice movements, Clinton School of Public Service's Sturgis Hall, 5 p.m., reservations encouraged.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
Longtime White Water favorite Patrick Sweany plays the tavern en route to SXSW, 10 p.m., $10. "RuPaul's Drag Race" vet Trixie Mattel comes to Club Sway for Club Camp, 9 p.m., $20-$45. Eureka Springs-based acoustic jam band Mountain Sprout plays Maxine's in Hot Springs with Shivering Timbers, 9 p.m., $10. Arkansas party band The Big Damn Horns returns to Revolution, 9 p.m., $7. At Afterthought, jam band The Whole Famn Damily of Conway plays with The Matchsellers, 9 p.m., $7. Texas alt-country act Mickey & The Motorcars comes to Stickyz, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. "Little Rock and a Hard Place," an original production from The Main Thing, continues at The Joint, 8 p.m., $22. So, too, does "Schoolhouse Rock" at the Arkansas Arts Center, 7 p.m., $12.50, with performances at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, too. The Ron Robinson Theater screens the Ridley Scott classic "Alien," 7 p.m., $5. Rwake's Jeff Morgan performs as Madman Morgan at Vino's with Crankbait and Murkryth, 8 p.m., $6.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
Memphis' Blac Youngsta, of "Heavy" fame, comes to Power Ultra Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $25. Ryan Koenig, of Pokey LaFarge's band, returns to South on Main with Jack Grelle, 10 p.m., $10. Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finalist Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew share the stage at White Water with last year's Showcase winner, Ghost Bones, 9 p.m. This year's winner, The Uh Huhs, shares a bill at Stickyz with Swampbird, Dylan Earl & The Post-Country Westerns and Kacy & Clayton, 9 p.m., $7. MacArthur genius grant-winning violinist Regina Carter plays Christ Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m., $25.