The Arkansas Travelers play game two of a three-game series against the Springfield Cardinals, Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m., $6-$12. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's production of "Richard III" continues at Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., and again on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., $22-$27. If (white) lightnin'-fast bluegrass is your jam, don't miss the great Kansas trio Split Lip Rayfield, Juanita's, 9 p.m., $15. SLR also plays Friday night with The Goddamn Gallows at Maxine's, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door. The Kopecky Family Band plays Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7.
The Eroica Trio is a highly acclaimed, Grammy-nominated classical outfit that has performed with some of the most renowned symphonies in the world. The group plays three shows in Eureka Springs: at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at the Auditorium, $25-$55, and at 2 p.m. Friday at The Grand Central Hotel & Spa, $20. For some contemporary Caribbean sounds, check out The Fire & Brimstone Duo, which now has a regular Thursday gig at Browning's Mexican Food, 6-9 p.m. The Bluesboy Jag Band tears it up at The Joint, 8:30 p.m., $5.
Vino's has a night of uncompromising modern rock, with Tennessee's Lydia Can't Breathe and openers Jessica Seven, Indie Bullshit and T3, 9 p.m., $7. Come out and celebrate for Stickyz, which turns 12 with a lineup including Weakness for Blondes and FreeVerse. It's an 18-and-older show, 9:30 p.m., $7. "Graffiti Me" spoken word and poetry night is an open mic event with Foreign Tongues poetry group, JBoog, Rigsby St. Claire, Drekkia Writes, Sensear Dialect, HeavenLee and more, hosted by Osyrus Bolly, Restaurant 1620, 10 p.m., $7. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre keeps rolling with "The Tempest" Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. at UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall, $10; and "Twelfth Night," 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, $15-$20.
Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's production of the musical "Big River" runs Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m., UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall, $30. Montgomery Trucking plays White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5. The American Taekwondo Association's World Ceremony takes place at Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $24-$54.
The madman known as Unknown Hinson brings his act, which fuses classic country with a B-movie horror vibe, to Juanita's, 8:30 p.m., $18 adv., $20 day of. You might recognize Hinson's voice work from the Adult Swim series "Squidbillies."