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Weedeater comes to White Water Tavern

Also, "Orange Is the New White," a new play on politics from North Little Rock comedy troupe The Main Thing, opens at The Joint Theater.



Saxophonist Dave Williams II sits in with the Clyde Pound Trio at The Ohio Club in Hot Springs, 7 p.m. Christine Stedman counters #dadjokes with mom jokes at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Urban Pioneers bring their "hillbilly swing" to the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Darrell Claypool & Illusion Allstars give a show at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. Deep Sequence takes its intricate arrangements and guitar virtuosity to Kings Live Music in Conway, 8 p.m., free. Four Quarter Bar hosts live music from the Matt Treadway Trio for ALS of Arkansas's Speakeasy Party fundraiser, with prohibition-style cocktails, a costume contest and a seance, 7 p.m., $10-$30. Museum of Discovery hosts "Pranks & Dranks" as part of its "Science After Dark" series, 6 p.m., $10.


"Orange Is the New White," a new play on politics from North Little Rock comedy troupe The Main Thing, opens at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. through June 16, $24. Gianna Colucci hosts "Gaylien Invasion," a drag show at Sway, 9 p.m. Young Dolph and Key Glock team up for a hip-hop show at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 9 p.m., $35-$200. KDJE-FM, 100.3 "The Edge," hosts a show at the Rev Room from Red Sun Rising, 8 p.m., $15. Sad Daddy mashes up banjo with mountain harmonies and wit at White Water, 9 p.m., $10. Richie Johnson plays for happy hour at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and stick around after dinner for Jet 420, 9 p.m., $5. Ghost Town Blues Band performs at The Big Chill in Hot Springs, 9 p.m. DeFrance performs live in Dardanelle at the Front Street Grill, 9 p.m. Urban Pioneers reprise their country swing at Kings Live Music, with an opening set from John Severs, 8:30 p.m., $5. Guitar Is Dead, an aggro jazz project from guitarist Tristan Gianola, pairs up with The Federalis at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. River City Overdrive plays a set at JJ's Grill, 8:30 p.m. Find The Pink Piano Show in Pops Lounge, 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and Mister Lucky at Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming. Surf rock revivalists Daikaiju take the stage at Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville, 10 p.m., $7. Liquid Kitty takes the stage at West End Smokehouse, 10:30 p.m., $7. Jimmy Stigma, Depression Expression and Pancho Casanova share a show at The Sonic Temple, 8 p.m., $5.


Stoner rock pioneers Weedeater share a show with fellow North Carolinian heavy rockers Bask, with sets from Hyborian and Iron Tongue, White Water, 7:30 p.m., $15. Anti-Apartheid activist Dr. Allan Aubrey Boesak speaks at New Millennium Church, 3 p.m., free. "Le Girls," a new drag burlesque show, goes up at Discovery Nightclub, 9 p.m. Oaklawn hosts the $3,000 Arkansas Baggo Championship, 12:30 p.m. Blue Canoe Brewing Co. hosts a Beer Garden Party, noon, 1637 E. 15th St., followed by a danceable set from CosmOcean, 8 p.m., $5. Phillip Phillips, season 11 champion of television's "American Idol" competition, performs at Griffin Music Hall in El Dorado's Murphy Arts District, 7:30 p.m., $30-$160. Six Ten (610 Center St.) is home to the Human Rights Campaign's Big Queer and Trans Brunch, 11 a.m., $20, see hrc.im/arbrunch for tickets. Pianist and songwriter Karen Jr. performs at Hibernia Irish Tavern with a full band, 8 p.m., free. Bill "Bluesboy Jag" Jagitsch plays a solo set at Cregeen's Irish Pub, 8 p.m., free. Chinese Connection Dub Embassy takes reggae vibes to Kings Live Music, with Joey Fanstar, 8:30 p.m., $5. Texarkana plays a free show at Markham Street Grill & Pub, 8:30 p.m., free. Tragikly White revs up a dance party at the Rev Room, 9:30 p.m., $10. Kalvin "Hot Sauce" Henderson steps into the ring for 360 Fight Club at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 7 p.m., $20-$125. The City Boyz take the stage at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $5. Some Guy Named Robb plays for happy hour at Cajun's, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, Ghost Town Blues Band gets going, 9 p.m., $5. Country rock vets the Good Time Ramblers play a show at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.


Nate King Foxx and Ronel Williams face off in a comedy showdown at Pharaoh's Hookah Lounge, 8819 Arch St., 7 p.m., $10-$15.


Dweezil Zappa brings his world tour set"Choice Cuts" to George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, 8 p.m., $25-$75. Hendrix College History professor Deborah Skok gives a talk, "That Red-Headed Devil: Jane Hoey and Women's Leadership in the New Deal," as part of UA Little Rock's Evenings with History series, 7:30 p.m., Historic Arkansas Museum, free, call 569-3235 to subscribe to the lecture series.


The Louis Heard Trio performs for Jazz in the Park at the History Pavilion in Riverfront Park, 6 p.m. Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton's fans include John Mayer, Dave Matthews and, we assume, the audience for his concert at Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, 7:30 p.m., $20-$30.

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