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 Robinson Center Music Hall, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra continues their Pops Live! series by performing classic Gershwin pieces from “Porgy and Bess,” 8 p.m., $32-$72. DJs Risky Biz, IKE and g-force conduct the dancing masses at Star Bar for the monthly “Spectrum” dance party, 10 p.m., $5. Down the street, DJ (poet, and soon to be Delawarean sheep farmer) Michael Inscoe spins at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. “The O.D.” hip-hop party comes to Sticky Fingerz with a stageful of local rappers, including 607, Rah HoWard, Big Drew and Shea Marie, 9 p.m., 10. Elvis impersonator extraordinaire Travis Ledoyt begins a three-night stand at Murry's Dinner Playhouse. Dinner 6 p.m., curtain 7:45. Bouncy blues outfit Unseen Eye releases their first album, “Too Bad,” at Cornerstone Pub in North Little Rock, 8 p.m., $5. Cindy Woolf, Amanda Rook and Paige Allbritton play affected guitar ballads with a healthy splash of youthful sincerity at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $7. Batesville's outlaw country outfit All Called Liar join crazy asses Tom Sweet Band to kickoff Downtown Music's weekend long birthday party, 8 p.m., $6. Vino's hosts five bands in one night with The Forecast, A Good Fight, Townsend, Since Forever and The Narrative, 8 p.m., $10. In Hot Springs, Maxine's brings Fayetteville's ultra-promising Hosta alongside Brazilian guitar pop duo Canja Rave and Spa City experimentalists Landrest for a Valley of the Vapors fund-raiser, 9 p.m. Verizon Arena plays home to the Arkansas Diamonds' Season Opener as Little Rock's new arena football team faces off against San Angelo. 7 p.m., $12-$50.
Pedigreed blues-rock roadmasters North Mississippi Allstars stop at Revolution alongside Hill Country Revue, 8 p.m., $20. Juanita's intercepts SXSW bound Pomegranates and Jookabox and places them alongside local favorites Big Boots and Whale Fire, 9 p.m., $7. Cody Belew & Co. bring their buttoned up, blue eyed jazz standards to Cajun's Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. Max Recordings' newest release hits the streets with a CD release show by the ex-Mulehead fronted Dave Raymond & Present Company, White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m. If you find yourself in Fayetteville, the best baroque-crunk gangsaristocrat MCs of, possibly, all time, Lord T and Eloise, play George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m. North Little Rock brings the iconic vocals of Chris Denny to Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m. Benton locals Dry County visit their hometown watering hole, Denton's Trotline, 8 p.m.