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.
At Satellite Cafe's new free live music series, prolific and winning local singer/songwriter Isaac Alexander offers a solo set, 9 p.m., free. At the Second Presbyterian Church, the Little Rock Wind Symphony debuts “Hands Across the Sea,” a performance that features selections from British, French and American composers, 7:30 p.m., $5-$10. It's a night of demon-voiced metal with the Faceless, Misery Index and more at the Village, 7:30 p.m., $12 adv., $14 d.o.s. Spirited local jam band Freeverse comes to On the Rocks, 9 p.m., $5. At White Water, Jimmie Dale's son Colin Gilmore shares the bill with the Can Kickers, a band from New London, Conn., whose music, the band says, is as if “Minor Threat and the Ramones picked up banjoes and fiddles and joined a New Orleans-style second line,” 9 p.m., $5. As usual, the Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio starts at the Capital Bar before moving to the Afterthought, 8:30 p.m., $5. Ditto for live band karaoke, which Third Degree hosts at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $5.
Plug, plug: The last semi-final round of the ARKANSAS TIMES MUSICIANS SHOWCASE is tonight at Sticky Fingerz. Four great acts fill the bill — the Weisenheimers, Jonathan Wilkins, Riverboat Crime and Apples and Spades, 9 p.m., $5. Grateful Dead tribute act the Schwag is at Juanita's, 10 p.m., $8. At Satellite, literate singer/songwriter Kevin Gordon of Nashville plays a free set, 9 p.m. White Water hosts Hendrix alum Graham Wilkinson and his band the Underground Township and the Chris Denny Band, 9 p.m., $5. Local bluegrass standouts Runaway Planet do their thing at Studio Joe, 8 p.m., $10. The Afterthought hosts young lounge singer Cody Belew and company, 9 p.m., $7.
The Diving Bell Ball, at Revolution, brings together local rockers with followings Kingsdown, Bear Colony and Benjamin Del Shreve, 9 p.m., $5-$10. The show's open to all ages. From San Francisco, the Pine Box Boys play ramshackle bluegrass-y folk at White Water, 9 p.m., $5. At Discovery, Platinumb spins in the disco with DJ Jared Lawler, while g-force keeps it movin' in the lobby, 9 p.m., $5. Juanita's hosts wild Conway rockers Don't Stop Please and Natural State, 9:30 p.m., $7. It's a night of swing at the Afterthought with Bob Boyd Sounds, 9 p.m., $7.