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Revolution hosts a heavy "Local Love Showcase" with performances from Levels, Throne of Pestilence, Smoke Signals, All Is at an End and K. Toomer, 8:30 p.m., free. Cruise ship favorite Marvin Todd lands at the Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat. ($8), 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. ($12). The Clinton School presents a panel discussion on The Rep's upcoming production of "Spamalot," noon, Sturgis Hall, free. One-man band Paul Morphis plays a set at Ya Ya's Euro Bistro, 6 p.m., free. Styx takes the stage at the Walmart AMP in Rogers with Honeyjack, 7:30 p.m., $31-$51.
Little Rock's own under-sung blues legend Charles Woods plays with his full band at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m. Mountain Sprout brings its rowdy bluegrass mix to Stickyz, 9 p.m., $5. Rodney Block hosts a listening party and cigar social to preview his upcoming EP, "Eyes Haven't Seen/Ears Haven't Heard" at Crush Wine Bar, 8 p.m., free. Hot Springs' Landrest shares an all-local bill with Hawtmess and Notice to Quit, 8 p.m., $5. Party band Liquid Kitty lands at Thirst N' Howl, 8:30 p.m. UALR Trojans women's volleyball wraps up the Little Rock Invitational with a game against the University of Tennessee at Martin, 5 p.m. Naturalist Tom Frothingham hosts "Plant Walk: Know Your Natives" at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library, 4 p.m., free. Verizon Arena hosts a collaboration between the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey in "Circus Xtreme," 7 p.m. Fri., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sat., 1 p.m. Sun., $15-$45. Brothers + Company plays its brand of upbeat rock at Revolution with The Band Camino, Rock Europa and Kyle Jackson, 8 p.m., $10.
Hip-hop chanteuse Bijoux goes solo for an after-hours show at South on Main, 9 p.m., $6. William B. Jones signs his new book, "Petit Jean: A Wilderness Adventure," 2 p.m., Petit Jean State Park, free. Butterfly & Irie Soul host "The Get Down Party" at Next Bistro & Bar, 9 p.m., $10-$15. The "Lattes & Lit" series features author Denise White Parkinson reading from "The River Sisters: Tales & Mysteries of the Arkansas Delta" at Kollective Coffee + Tea in Hot Springs, 6 p.m., free. SoCal's grimy surf-punk outfit Retox joins Seattle synth-metal quartet He Whose Ox Is Gored and Silent in the back room at Vino's, 8:30 p.m., $10.
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