A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
In the mood for moody, heavy modern rock? Check out Dark From Day One, Obsidian and Judgemental at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $8 adv. or $10 at the door. Daryl Hance, guitarist for blues/soul/jam outfit JJ Grey & Mofro, takes his Hendrix- and Sly Stone-inspired act to Stickyz, with funky fusion-meisters 1 oz. Jig opening the show at 9 p.m., $5. Jeff Coleman plays jazz at The Afterthought at 8 p.m. Iowa's The Poison Control Center probably can't help you if you've done gone and drank paint thinner, but if you're looking for some upbeat indie pop, you're in luck; Sterlington Louisiana's And We Were Saints opens the show at 8 p.m. at Maxine's, and it's all free. Searcy Summer Dinner Theater's production of "Christmas Belles" returns to the Ulrey Performing Arts Center, 6:30 p.m. through Sunday, $25. Opera in the Ozarks presents "Le Nozze di Figaro" at 7:30 p.m., $20-$25.
Little Rock VJ g-force keeps things bumping at Deep Ultra Lounge starting at 9 p.m. Studly local supergroup The Year of the Tiger makes its first ever White Water Tavern appearance, alongside Glittercore and Matt Anders, 10 p.m., $5. It's a bevy of Central Arkansas favorites at Stickyz, which hosts Bear Colony, This Holy House, Catskill Kids and Belair, starting at 9 p.m., $8. Pop-rock party-starters Boom Kinetic shake the room at Revolution, 9:30, $10. Opera in the Ozarks' production of Strauss' "Die Fledermaus" returns at 7:30 p.m., $20-$25. The multi-instrumentalists of St. Louis-based Theodore play Maxine's, along with Thrift Store Cowboys and All The King's Men, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 at the door.
The Blue Party brings its blend of Americana, pop and dance music to Stickyz, 9 p.m. Michael Prysock takes to the stage at White Water Tavern to play his understated, finger-picking blues, 10 p.m., $5. Kingsdown and Se7en Sharp amp things up with some glammed-out, swaggering modern rock 'n' roll at Revolution, 9 p.m. The Stumpwater Bluegrass Band plays the "Trailer Trash & Bluegrass Bash," a benefit for Community Theatre of Little Rock, Vino's 8 p.m., $10 adv., $15 d.o.s. Trio Arkansas, featuring Kimberly Fitch, performs works by Iannis Xenakis, Zoltan Kodaly and Brahms at UALR's Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., with another performance Sunday at 3 p.m.