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.
From Nashville, Florez plays soulful acoustic pop in the vein of Maroon 5 at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $3. Ted Ludwig's a busy man. From 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., he and bassist Joe Cripps play happy hour at the Capital Hotel Bar, 5 p.m. Then, as usual, the Ted Ludwig Trio (which also includes Cripps and drummer Brian Brown) headlines at the Afterthought, 8:15 p.m., $5. Local metal act Underoath is at the Village, 7:30 p.m., $17 adv., $20 d.o.s. The Movement presents Live Karaoke at Crush Wine Bar with the funk/soul band Solfude providing instrumental backing, 8 p.m., $5. At Cajun's, local party band Mr. Happy performs, 9 p.m., $5. It's comedy night at the new B.A.C. 2 Theater on Rodney Parham, with “Class Clown,” 8 p.m., $5. Meanwhile, comedian Tommy Blaze does stand-up at the Loony Bin, 8 p.m., $6.
Recent winner of the Times' “Best of Arkansas” readers' poll, the Gettys play a big show at Revolution, 9:30 p.m. Raucous country rockers American Aquarium, from North Carolina, return to White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. Metropolitan Opera Auditions national finalist Stephen Ray of Sherwood headlines a concert at Wildwood to benefit the Arkansas District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council, 8 p.m., $25. Soul/jazz duo Brenda and Ellis play the hits at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Local cover band Donna Massey and the Blue Eyed Soul come to Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. Sticky Fingerz hosts the Nirvana tribute Nevermind, 9:30 p.m., $7. The Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain continues its film series with “Spilled Milk: Our Milk, Our Farmers, Our Arkansas,” 7 p.m., $10.
Local bluegrass stalwarts Runaway Planet continue to celebrate the release of their new album, “Tarnation,” with a concert at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. In Helena, Jazz on the Levee features Dr. Ronald Myers, Delta Jazz Society Musicians, and Phillip Stackhouse, 4 p.m., free. Solfude comes to the B.A.C. 2 Theater as part of “The Groove Lounge,” 8 p.m., $5. Local rockers Jet420 perform at Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. Jam act Weakness for Blondes plays White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. The Solomon Davis Band does classic rock at Cornerstone, 9 p.m., $5.