Arkansas’s first environmental education state park interprets the importance of the natural world and our place within it.
Central Arkansas film buffs – many of whom no doubt participated in this – take note: Premiere screenings of the results of this year's 48-Hour Film Project begin Wednesday and continue through Friday at Riverdale 10 Cinema, 7 p.m., $7.
White Water Tavern hosts Jim Mize, one of the state's finest songwriters, along with the folk-informed garage rock of the duo Water Liars, 9:30, $5.
Downtown Music Hall has East Coast rap/nu metal/hardcore hybrid Emmure, with Detroit thrash/power metal maestros Battlecross, New Jersey melodic death metalheads God Forbid, Little Rock metalcore outfit Achaia and Conway-based death/thrashers Moment of Fierce Determination, 6 p.m., $15. Bask in the warm glow of nostalgia with Paul Revere and the Raiders, playing their numerous hits at Oaklawn, 21-and-older, 7 p.m., $20. Get your Zep' on with ZOSO – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience, 18-and-older, Revolution, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door. City politicos, media types and the philanthropically minded will want to check out the 38th annual Toast & Roast, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas. This year, they'll be honoring Mayor Mark Stodola, 6 p.m., $150. Doubletree Hotel.
Local metal merchants At War's End play an all-ages album release show for their "Take Off the Mask" EP, with Wishtribe, Found Fearless and Enchiridion, Downtown Music Hall, 8 p.m., $8. Psych-blues-trance duo Tyrannosaurus Chicken brings the hypnotic jams to White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. Rodney Block & the Real Music Lovers bring jazz and soul to The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $10. Cornerstone Grill and Pub has an evening of reggae, with Rock Town Reggae Sumfest, featuring Dubtonic Kru, straight out of Jamaica, as well as Changus B and DJ Hy C, 8 p.m., $15. Juanita's has country traditionalist Daryle Singletary, with Ben Coulter & The Delta Outlaws, 10 p.m., $15. This weekend is your last chance to catch The Weekend Theater's production of "Southern Cross," Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., $12-$16.
St. Louis-based power trio Cast Madness plays a heavy brand of alt-rock and includes Little Rock native Ryan Massey, formerly of the band Killjoy. The band plays Vino's with Still Reign and Dirty Finger, 8 p.m., $5. Easter Seals of Arkansas hosts its annual Rollin' on the River 5K run and 2K family fun walk, Clinton Presidential Center, 7:15 a.m. The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission presents lectures from Dr. Carl Moneyhon, Dr. William Shea and Dr. Daniel Sutherland, Old State House Museum, 9:30 a.m., free.