Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned
Comedian Ben Creed is at the Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $7 (and 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Jacksonville, Fla., punk band Head Creeps is at Vino's at 8 p.m., $5. Psych-rockers and 2015 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finalists Open Fields come to the The Joint with Emma Branch, 9 p.m., $5. Spero, the band fronted by local songwriter Correne Spero, plays at White Water Tavern with Marvin Berry, made up of music scene mainstays Andy Warr, Will Boyd, Chris Michaels and Dave Hoffpauir.
Colette Honorable, who heads the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, gives a lecture titled "The Clean Power Plan and the Evolving Power Grid" at the Clinton Presidential Center at 12:30 p.m. Local improv troupe The Main Thing presents its new comedy production "I Love You But You're Sitting On My Cat" at The Joint in Argenta, 8 p.m., $22. Darlington, the long-running Dallas indie rock band formerly known as The Darlingtons, plays at Vino's at 9 p.m., $5. Stiff Necked Fools, a reggae-inflected jam band from Shreveport, returns to the Afterthought at 9 p.m. William Clark Green is at Stickyz with Ross Cooper, 9 p.m., $10.
The annual conference on "Caddo Indian Cultural Traditions in the 21st Century" is at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia starting at 1:30 p.m., featuring traditional Caddo dances, lectures and meetings. Wes Anderson's stop-motion epic "Fantastic Mr. Fox" screens at the Ron Robinson Theater at 2 p.m., $5. M.J. Rose, author of "The Witch of Painted Sorrows," speaks via Skype at the Main Library at 3:30 p.m. Atlanta-based blue-eyed-soul group The Shadowboxers are at Stickyz with Flight Machine, 9 p.m., $6. Little Rock metal group Red Devil Lies is at Juanita's with Redefined Reflection and Minerva, 9 p.m., $8. Fayetteville Reggae group The Irie Lions is at Revolution with Memphis' Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, 9 p.m., $7. The great Bonnie Montgomery is at White Water Tavern with Robert Banta, 9:30 p.m.
The Diamond State Rodeo Association, the Arkansas branch of the International Gay Rodeo Association, will screen the documentary "Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo" at Satchmo's Bar and Grill, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $5. Andy Frasco and the UN play at Stickyz, 7:30 p.m., $8.