Winter is the perfect time to explore the natural stone shelters where native Arkansans once lived
The Old State House Museum hosts a lecture by Ralph S. Wilcox, "A History of the Airdome Theater in Arkansas," at noon, free. Comedian Shaun Jones is at the Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m., $7 (and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Fayetteville's Barrett Baber, country singer-songwriter and third-place finisher on the most recent season of NBC's "The Voice," plays at Revolution, 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, $15. Mojo Depot plays at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $5.
The Clinton School for Public Service presents a screening of the documentary "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Arkansas," at Sturgis Hall, noon, free. Monster Jam, the monster truck showcase (featuring trucks with names like Grave Digger, Backwards Bob, Stinger and Midnight Rider), is at Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $20-$35. Conway's Jim Mize, who's earned a cult following over the course of several albums of skewed, emotionally urgent blues-rock (recalling Neil Young or Tom Petty), plays at The Undercroft, a venue below Christ Episcopal Church, at 8 p.m. Country singer-songwriter Bleu Edmondson performs at Stickyz with local rock group deFrance, 9 p.m., $7. Shreveport band Dirtfoot plays at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $7. Little Rock indie rock group The Hacking plays at Vino's with Daughters of Triton and John McAteer and Gentleman Firesnakes. Tyler Kinchen and the Right Pieces play at the Afterthought, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $7.
Sherwood alt-rock band Consumers plays at Vino's with Maycomb County and Levels. Texas country favorite the Casey Donahew Band is at Revolution, 9 p.m., $20. New Orleans "prog-funk" group Earphunk performs at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $10.
The Argenta Community Theater Musical Theater Workshop, presented by actor Ethan Paulini, is at Lakewood Middle School, 1 p.m., $25. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" screens as part of Colonel Glenn 18's classic film series, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $5.25.
The Clinton School for Public Service presents a free discussion between Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Director Phillip Mann and seven-time Grammy Award-winning classical producer Michael Fine at Sturgis Hall, noon.