Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned
Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre presents "Twelfth Night" at 2 p.m. (to be reprised at 10 a.m. Fri. and Sat.), at UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway, $10, and "Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m. (to be reprised 7:30 p.m. Sun.) on the lawn in front of McAlister Hall, pay what you can ($15 suggested). Reckless Kelly brings Austin twang to the Rev Room, 9 p.m., $20.
Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre presents "Romeo and Juliet" at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall, $32 (to be reprised at 2 p.m. Sun.). Joe Diffie headlines Oaklawn Park's 25th annual Spa Blast on the track's infield, 5 p.m., Hot Springs. Brian Nahlen and Nick Devlin play a free show at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m. The Arkansas Travelers play the Frisco Roughriders at Dickey-Stephens Field, with an all-you-can-eat picnic hosted by Ouachita Baptist University, 7:10 p.m., $10-$20. The Rev Room hosts "Ode to the Queens," a vocal showcase paying tribute to Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Whitney Houston and others, 9 p.m., $10-$20. Maxine's in Hot Springs holds an "Underground Sounds Hip-Hop Show," an open mic followed by sets from Bud Jackson, Duke of the South, Giorgio Vuitto and Last Sayso, 9 p.m., $5.
Sean Fresh and the Nasty Fresh Crew take the stage at King's Live Music in Conway, with opener Caleb Lee, 8:30 p.m., $5. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre continues its run of Sondheim and Bernstein's "West Side Story," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall, $25-$32. Pine Bluff hosts "Sweet Sounds of Downtown," a summer concert on the banks of Lake Saracen, 6 p.m., $5-$25. New Orleans experimental jazz duo Roar! joins Kansas City's Sterling Witt and locals Landrest for a show at Maxine's, 8 p.m., $7. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville opens its first folk art exhibit, "American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum," $10. Sammy Hagar & The Circle play the Walmart AMP in Rogers, 7:30 p.m., $36-$81. Maddie and Tae play "Shut Up and Fish" and other country tunes they've crafted at Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater, with opener Cliff Hudson, 7 p.m., $55-$65. Paul Prater combines magic and comedy at Vino's, 8 p.m., $10.
Calvin Rodgers headlines "Drummers in the House," a percussionist showcase at the Rev Room, 7 p.m., $10-$20. KCamp and Young Greatness host an Independence Day Bash at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 8 p.m., $39-$84. Opera in the Ozarks brings "Don Giovanni" to the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville, 3 p.m., $10-$25.
Celebrate the Fourth at the 33rd annual "Pops on the River," featuring a fireworks show and a performance from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, noon to 10 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m., free.