Leocadia Zak, director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, gives a lecture at the Clinton School's Sturgis Hall at noon. The Martha Redbone Roots Project Trio performs at UALR's Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at 7 p.m., free. Alabama Americana group The Mulligan Brothers perform at Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, 7 p.m., $20-$50. Comedian JR Brow is at the Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $7 (and 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Live comedy and current events panel show Too Long Didn't Read is at The Joint, 8 p.m., $7. Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allmann and founder of the band Honeytribe, comes to Revolution with Steve Hester, 8 p.m., $12-$25. Maxine's in Hot Springs hosts its Hip-Hop Open Mic night.
Dr. Mamie Parker gives a lecture on women and minorities in conservation at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, 6 p.m. Local improv troupe The Main Thing presents its new comedy production "I Love You But You're Sitting On My Cat" at The Joint in Argenta, 8 p.m., $22. Cosmic local metal band Mothwind play at Maxine's in Hot Springs with Ghosts of Kali Ma. Alan Hunt, Cons of Formant, The Shotgun Billies, Big Shane Thornton and more play at the Thunder on the Mountain Throwdown at Revolution, 8 p.m., $5. Vino's hosts a hardcore punk showcase featuring Vice and Swamps, 9 p.m., $5.
Conway author and noted alligator gar enthusiast Mark Spitzer will read and sign books at WordsWorth Books & Co., 3 p.m. Rapper O.Z. Slimm is at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $8. Tragikly White is at Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $10. Brother Moses is at Bear's Den in Conway with The Topographist, 10 p.m.
Jazz R Us plays a free show at the River Market pavilions in this week's Jazz in the Park, 6 p.m. Oklahoma emo band Fossil Youth plays at Vino's with Enchant, Lifer and I Was Afraid, 7 p.m., $7. Northwest Arkansas bluegrass band Cutty Rye plays at South on Main as part of its Local Live series, 7:30 p.m., free. Sway hosts its weekly Drag-eoke night with Chi Chi Valdez.