"History is always happening" at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
The legendary Craig Horton, who played guitar for Little Walter, Sam Cooke, Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry, headlines a show at The Big Chill, Hot Springs, $5. Film critic Philip Martin leads "Behind the Theme: The Cult Following of Spamalot," The Rep, 6 p.m., free-$5. Rapper Gift of Gab emcees at Stickyz, with an opening set from Landon Wordswell, 9 p.m., $10-$15. Sichan Siv, author of "Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America," leads a discussion, 6 p.m., Sturgis Hall, Clinton School of Public Service, free. Bluesboy Jag plays at The Tavern Sports Grill, 7:30 p.m., free. Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass share a bill with Iron Tongue and William Blackart at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.
Houston-born Americana legend Robert Earl Keen takes the stage at the Rev Room, with an opening set from Matt Stell, 8:30 p.m., $25-$30. The Weekend Theater closes out its run of "The Library," 7:30 p.m. (also 7:30 p.m. Saturday). Local Americana favorites Good Time Ramblers kick off the weekend at South on Main, 10 p.m., $10.
Reed Turchi & The Caterwauls bring their blues-inspired boogie to South on Main, 9 p.m., $10. The Arkansas State Archives hosts a half-day symposium, "Arkansas's Homerun: Major League Training in Hot Springs," featuring Larry Foley's documentary "The First Boys of Spring" and a presentation by Don Duren, author of "Boiling Out at the Springs: A History of Major League Baseball Training at Hot Springs, Arkansas," Historic Arkansas Museum, 9 a.m., free. In continuation of that theme, the men of Fun City Chorus stage "Boys of Baseball," a musical history of baseball spring training in Hot Springs, Hot Springs Convention Center, 7 p.m., $25. Jeremy Sloan and Brad Birchfield present "Snakes of Arkansas" at Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, 2 p.m., free. Amy Helm continues her Arkansas run at George's Majestic Lounge with Earl & Them as part of Fayetteville Roots Fest, 8 p.m., $28-$38. Texas' Hayes Carll brings his wry songwriting to the Rev Room, with Rob Baird, 9 p.m., $20.
Arkansas NAACP co-hosts "March on Arkansas: Where Are We Now? 53 Years Beyond MLK" on the steps of the state Capitol, 6 p.m., donations accepted. The UALR Trojans women's soccer team plays a match against the University of Memphis' Tigers, Coleman Recreation Complex, 7 p.m.