Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
Sway has its annual pre-Thanksgiving Day Bash, with DJ Silky Slim turning out all your favorite hits of the '90s, 9 p.m., free before 11 p.m. Deep Ultra Lounge also has a Turkey Day eve party, with music from DJs Klassik and Mike Blaze, Steven Bailey the Drummer and MC Donny Don, 10 p.m.
The Arkansas Queen hosts a Thanksgiving Day cruise with a meal. There is an early dinner cruise that departs at 12:30 p.m. and returns at 3 p.m. and an evening dinner cruise that departs at 4:30 p.m. and returns at 7 p.m. The menu includes all of the favorites, and is $25 for children and $40 for adults. Ernie Biggs has a Thanksgiving Night Party, with music from Gary Escoe, Rodney Block, Tawanna Campbell and JWhite, 8:30 p.m., $10 before 10 p.m.
The Loony Bin has your laughs covered for the weekend, with Marc Rubben and Brad Tassel at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (and at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday). It's 18 and older and the cover is $10. Got a Weakness For Blondes? White Water Tavern does, 9 p.m., $5. Gino & Tightnoise headline at Cajun's Wharf, playing all the '60s and '70s soul and R&B hits you know and love, with local veteran singer/songwriter Richie Johnson playing happy hour, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30. If you're looking for a late night full of roots-y country that has a bite to it, look no further: Montgomery Trucking takes the stage at Midtown at half past midnight, $5. The Afterthought has eclectic piano man Tim Anthony for a night of jazz, funk, soul and more, 9 p.m., $7. Markham Street Grill and Pub has White Collar Criminals, 9 p.m., free.
DJs Ewell, Rufio, Jason Crawley and Brandon Peck keep the hits spinning at Discovery Nightclub. Performers include Dominique, Whitney Paige and Taylor Madison Monroe, 9 p.m., $12. The banjo-wielding troubadour and former Damn Bullet Joe Sundell is in town for a set at Pizza D'Action, 9:30 p.m., $3. This should be a no-brainer for all you Deadheads. The Schwag, out of St. Louis, is one of the longest-running Grateful Dead tribute acts going. The band plays an 18-and-older show at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $8 over 21, $10 under 21.