A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
Downtown Music Hall hosts an evening of heavy alt-rock, with Queen Anne's Revenge, Found Fearless, The Toneados and Lost Machina, 8 p.m., $5.
Over at Stickyz, you can get a midweek fix of electronic dance music, with Psymbionic, Wolf-e-Wolf and Kichen. It's 18-and-older, 10 p.m., $6.
The Clinton School of Public Service hosts a panel discussion with members of the cast and crew of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre's production of "Gee's Bend." They'll discuss performing the play, which is based on the true story of a remarkable women's sewing circle in Gee's Bend, Ala., noon, free.
If burly rock music is what your Thursday night needs, White Water Tavern can hook you up with that in the form of Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth and Pecan Sandy, 10 p.m., $5.
Austin-based duo Mobley plays a free show at Maxine's, 8 p.m.
Murry's Dinner Playhouse has a production of Neil Simon's "I Ought to Be In Pictures," 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, $15-$33.
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