The Seth Walker Trio expertly pairs disparate genres — jug band music and jazz, for example — at South on Main, 8 p.m., $10. Kevin Bozeman goes for laughs at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Pianist/vocalist Mark Binns returns to Little Rock for a show at The Lobby Bar, "AutumnSongs," 7:30 p.m., free. Graham Wilkinson blends reggae and rock at The White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Author Jonathan Friesen gives a talk titled "Mental Health in the Spotlight: Our Chance to Be Human," noon, Clinton School of Public Service, free. Brian Ramsey entertains for happy hour at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and at 9 p.m., Mother Hubbard takes the stage, $5.
The River Kittens unleash lovely three-part harmonies at South on Main, 9 p.m., $10. The Cate Brothers bring their tried-and-true blues to the Ron Robinson Theater as part of the Arkansas Sounds concert series, 7 p.m., $20. The human-machine hybrid that is Captured By Robots! returns to Low Key Arts in Hot Springs, 118 Arbor St., 9 p.m., $12. Just down the road, Recognizer, Ginsu Wives and Notice to Quit share a bill at Maxine's, 9 p.m. John Neal brings his rock 'n' roll set to Vino's for an all-ages show, 8 p.m. The Good Time Ramblers good-time it at Kings Live Music in Conway, with an opening set from Chris Tarkington, 8:30 p.m., $5. Delta pianist Doug Duffey brings his "slammin' multi-international band" Louisiana Soul Revival to White Water, 9 p.m. Richie Johnson kicks off the weekend with a happy hour set at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, Donna Massey performs, 9 p.m., $5. At Revolution, "red dirt" country singer Wade Bowen brings his twangy tenor to the stage, 9 p.m., $16-$18. Clusterpluck returns to Four Quarter Bar with its rowdy bluegrass blend, 10 p.m., $7. The Big Dam Horns get loud at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9:30 p.m., $8. The 2017 Cosplay Con & Anime Experience lands at Verizon Arena, 2 p.m. Fri., and at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., $15 day pass, $25 weekend pass, $100 VIP tickets. The John Calvin Brewer Band fires up a set at Silks Bar & Grill at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., free.
Freeverse takes its feelgood jams to the stage at Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5. Bryan Borland, poet and founding member of Sibling Rivalry Press, reads at Argenta United Methodist Church, 421 Main St., North Little Rock, as part of the Argenta Reading Series, 7 p.m., free. Discovery Nightclub features beats from Phillip Dixon and DJ Stellar in the disco-tech, and performances from drag artists Dominique Sanchez, Victoria Rios, Valentino Rios, Chloe Jacobs and Chanel Heffington on the main stage, 9 p.m., $10. Greg Madden plays for the happy hour crowd at Cajun's, 5:30 p.m., free, followed by a set from The Shame, 9 p.m., $5. The Akeem Kemp Band brings its pulsing blues set to Four Quarter Bar, with an opening set from Cherry Red, 10 p.m., $7. Kalvin "Hot Sauce" Henderson headlines "360 Fight Club: Bad Blood," an MMA, boxing and kickboxing show at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 7 p.m., $20-$125. Self-described "joyfunk" quintet CBDB lands at the Rev Room, 9 p.m., $10-$12. Jacksonville-based Eddie & The Defiantz take the stage at Vino's, 8 p.m., $7. Mr. Happy performs at West End Smokehouse, 10 p.m., $7.
Classical Indian dance styles are showcased in "Antar Yatra," a performance at the Robinson Center Performance Hall, 5 p.m., donations. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra violinist and Associate Conductor Geoffrey Robson performs a guest recital at Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College, 3 p.m., free. Indie Music Night at Rev Room showcases hip-hop from Stephan James, Konyak, I.Am.Ueno and Ronel Williams, 8 p.m., $10.
Star of NBC's "The Voice" Sarah Potenza brings the body positivity anthem "Monster" and other blues-tinged rockers to White Water, with David Robert King, 9 p.m. Flying Saucer hosts "Stranger Things" and 1980s-themed trivia, 7:30 and 10 p.m., free.
The Loony Bin and Arkansas Foodbank partner up to present Laughsgiving, featuring performances from Nate Williams, Andre Price, Carter Ashton-Fabre Bryant, Comedian De Sofunny and host Ronel Williams, 7:30 p.m., $10 or 10 cans of nonperishable food items. The Wildflower Revue hosts a Friendsgiving concert at South on Main, 8 p.m. An elaborate acrobatic holiday production, "Cirque Dreams Holidaze," shows for one night at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m., $23-$102. Over at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, The Joint Venture puts on its improv comedy show, 8 p.m., $8.