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.
Three 6 Mafia protegee Lil Wyte (he's a white guy; get it?) comes to Sticky Fingerz in support of his latest album, “The Bad Influence.” Rap rock act Taco and the Mofros opens, 9 p.m., $5 adv., $8 d.o.s. Hot Springs dance punks Attractive and Popular share an all-ages bill at the ACAC space with Hot White and Sassy Goose, 9 p.m. North Carolina rockers Rookie of the Year share a bill at the Village with Backseat Goodbye, 7 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Kevin Matisyn, the former front man of the Canadian alt-rock act Evans Blue, offers an acoustic concert at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $5. Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” continues at the Rep, 7 p.m., $20-$35. And ImprovLittle Rock kicks off the first of a three-day run of performances at the Public Theatre with “The Holiday Harold,” a Second City staple built around long-form improv, 7:30 p.m., $8.
Cool Shoes co-founder TJ Deeter bids the dance party farewell at Downtown Music. He, Risky Biz, Shawn Lee and Sleek all DJ, and as usual dandiwer takes photos, 10 p.m., $5. Folk singer/songwriters Mandy McBryde and Bonnie Montgomery share the stage at Satellite, 9 p.m., free. At Sticky Fingerz, local indie collective Bear Colony performs with Dead Sea Choir and the Holy House supporting, 9 p.m., $6. Local pop rock act Whale Fire shares a bill at Pizza D with Heavy Dream opening, 9 p.m. At the Town Pump, pop trio Winston Family Orchestra performs with Cymba supporting, 9 p.m., $3. The fun continues at the Public Theatre with “An ImprovLittle Rock Family Christmas,” 10 p.m., $8. “The Last White Class” enters its final weekend at the Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $10-$14.
It's a convergence of the old school with the new at Revolution as hillbilly favorites Big Smith share a bill with bluegrass-influenced country-pop duo Nik and Sam, 9 p.m., $6. You'll have to scalp tickets if you want to see local celebrities sing karaoke to raise money for Youth Home at the Village; the Buzz-sponsored concert sold out in just under four hours, 7 p.m. New Orleans rapper G-Easy shares a bill at ACAC with 607 and Maxx, 10 p.m., $10. ImprovLittle Rock gives Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” an audience-driven, comic twist, 10 p.m., $8, Public Theatre.