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.
Lisa Lee, author of "This Is Country: Backstage at the Academy of Country Music," will sign copies of her book at Barnes and Noble at noon. Hot Springs songwriter Rick McKean is at Another Round Pub at 6 p.m. Hornucopia 2014 is at Stickyz, featuring Blues Boy Jag and The Juke Joint Zombies, Two Lane Blacktop and more, 7 p.m., $20. Comedian BT is at The Loony Bin through Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $7 (with shows at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Chris Duarte is at Juanita's with Steve Hester and Deja Voodoo, 8 p.m., $12. KABF's Shoog Radio presents local favorites Amasa Hines at the Afterthought, 9:30 p.m., $7.
DYSC's Big Gay Variety Show kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, featuring musicians, poets, "gender illusionists" and more, $8-$15. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents its "Swingin' Holiday Extravaganza" at Pulaski Academy's Connor Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Mark Currey performs at The Undercroft, at Christ Episcopal Church, 8 p.m. At Stickyz, John Neal Rock 'n' Roll performs with Flat Top Tony and The Purple Canoes and Weedhorse, 9 p.m., $7. Conway songwriter Jim Mize plays at Vino's at 9 p.m. with Frontier Circus. The Goodtime Ramblers are at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7-$12. William Clark Green is at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.
The Green Corner Store is holding a Holiday Pop-Up Shop starting at 11 a.m. through Dec. 23. Sketch comedy group The Main Thing performs its original Christmas-themed production, "A Fertile Holiday," at The Joint on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., $22. Alt-country legends Lucero come to Revolution with the Mighty Soul Brass Band, 8:30 p.m., $21 adv., $26 day of. Dance-rock band Booyah! Dad is at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.
Stickyz hosts "12 Drummers Drumming," featuring Travis Nelson, Paul Campbell, Calvin Martin, Aerion Jamaal Lee and more, 7:30 p.m., $5-$20. L Cole and Q Dot Davis are at Juanita's at 8 p.m., $8.
"Tales from the South" is at Stickyz at 6:30 p.m., $10. The Joint presents Stand-Up Tuesday hosted by Adam Hogg, 8 p.m., $5. The Moving Front is at White Water Tavern with Pockets and Rad Rad Riot, 9 p.m.