Autumn temps are perfect for outdoor activities
White Water Tavern hosts a Chinese New Year Party benefitting the Dunbar Garden, featuring music by Amy Garland Angel, Mandy McBryde and Big Silver, 6 p.m. Dan Schnur, executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, speaks at the Clinton School's Sturgis Hall at 6 p.m. The Weekend Theater presents "The Sound of Music," with performances at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, Feb. 21, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, $20 (also Feb. 26-March 1). Comedian Kristin Key is at the Loony Bin through Saturday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $7; 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10. The famous Harlem Gospel Choir performs at UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40. Grammy-winning roots guitarist (and former Nashville session man) Mike Dowling plays at The Joint as part of the Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series, 7:30 p.m., $20. The 2015 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase continues at Stickyz with performances by Space Mother, The Casual Pleasures, High Lonesome and American Lions, 9 p.m., $5.
Philander Smith College presents "Remembering Malcolm," a symposium on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, 9 a.m. Comedy troupe The Main Thing presents "Frost Bite Me!" at The Joint Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., $22. Iron Tongue, Dangerous Idiots, Mandy McBryde and R.I.O.T.S play a show commemorating TC Edwards' birthday at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Jason Boland and The Stragglers play at Revolution with John D. Hale, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of. Angwish is at Vino's with System Avenue and My Brother My Friend, 9 p.m., $7.
The Black History Quiz Bowl is at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center at 9 a.m. The Clinton School's Sturgis Hall hosts a lecture on "Pathways to Public Service for Young Women" at 5 p.m. Verizon Arena presents Professional Bull Riders at 7 p.m., $12.50-$52.50. Cons of Formant play at the Afterthought at 9 p.m., $7. John Neal is at Vino's with Four West, 9 p.m., $7. Stickyz presents "LouDog: A Tribute to the Music of Sublime," 9:30 p.m., $8. The A-State Boys MC Club is at Juanita's, 10 p.m., $10.