Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.
Dr. Todd Herman, executive director of the Arkansas Arts Center, gives a presentation on bringing the "30 Americans" exhibit to Little Rock at the Clinton School's Sturgis Hall, noon. The Delta Symposium continues at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro through Saturday. Dorm room classic "Fight Club" screens at the Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $5. Comedian Mike Baldwin is at the Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $7 (and 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Amasa Hines plays at The Joint in Argenta as part of the venue's new Music Innovators series, presented by Rodney Block, 7:30 p.m., $10. The Randy Rogers Band plays at Revolution with Josh Grider, 9 p.m., $22 adv., $25 day of. Stickyz presents "New Car Caviar: A Jamgrass Tribute to Pink Floyd," 8:30 p.m., $8. Iron Born plays at Vino's with Inrage, 9 p.m., $5.
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" screens at the Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $5. Mall-punk favorites New Found Glory are at Juanita's with Turnstile, This Wild Life and Turnover, 7:30 p.m., $14.50. North Little Rock mind reader Paul Prater will bring his "Bibliomancer" stage show to the Public Theater, featuring time travel, "past life regression" and "implanted memories," 8 p.m., $12 (also on Saturday). World famous, all-time-great comedian Kevin Hart performs at Verizon Arena, 8 p.m. (SOLD OUT). The 36th Arkansas Scottish Festival is at Lyon College, with food, crafts, music and more, free (through Sunday).
Arkansas Derby Day kicks off at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs at 12:30 p.m. Writer and Hendrix College professor Hope Coulter will present and sign copies of her new book of poetry, "The Wheel of Light," at WordsWorth Books & Co., 1 p.m. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs a program of Mozart, Prokofiev and Strauss compositions at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. (and 3 p.m. Sunday), $19-$58. Dead Soldiers play at Stickyz with Coyote Union, 9 p.m., $6. Neverafter plays at Juanita's with Mothwind and Enchiridion, 9 p.m., $14.50.
South on Main hosts its first Gospel Brunch, featuring live music by Greg Spradlin and friends, a.k.a. Rev. G and the Gospel Allstars, 11 a.m., $10. "The Sandlot" screens at the Ron Robinson Theater at 2 p.m., $5. The Yonder Mountain Stringband plays at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, 8 p.m., $25.