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In brief, Oct. 22 

THURSDAY 10/22

At Vino's, Columbus duo Lollipop Factory layers cheeky pop harmonies over aggressive rock; irreverent local rockers the Dangerous Idiots share the bill along with local punk stalwarts the Thing That Always Explodes, 9 p.m., $7. The Little Rock Wind Symphony offers “Windy Travels,” a program that includes selections from Debussy and Percy Grainger, at Second Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m., $5-$10 (there's a repeat performance at Wildwood Park at 3 p.m. Sunday). The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre continues its run with Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night” at UALR's University Theatre, 8 p.m., $5-$7 (Sunday is the last performance).


FRIDAY 10/23

Pulitzer Prize-winner Douglas Blackmon talks about his book, “Slavery by Another Name,” at the Clinton School, noon, free; and later at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 5:30 p.m., free. In the spirit of Cross Canadian Ragweed and Pat Green, Texas' Eli Young Band plays country music with a rock flourish, at Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. Decorated bassist James Leary continues his run in Little Rock with a performance at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center along with vocalist Irene Crutchfield, 8 p.m., $20. Peabody's RiverTop series continues with an Antonio Melani fashion show and a performance by Vans Tour vets the Poptart Monkeys, 9 p.m., $5. At Cool Shoes at Downtown Music, Emkay Ultra shares the bill with DJ Shawn Lee and Risky Biz, 10 p.m., $5. The Arkansas Children's Theatre unveils “Rio Grande Candi and the Mummy,” a new production in the spirit of its big ancient Egypt exhibit, 7 p.m., $11-$14. The musical “Falsettos” enters its last weekend at the Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $14-$18.


SATURDAY 10/24

Racers are encouraged to wear costumes as they circumvent obstacles and wallow in a 300-foot mud pit at the annual Mud Run at Three Rivers Park (“Little Rock's dirtiest 5K”), 9 a.m., $15-$35. Gospel king Kirk Franklin performs with others at the massive revival (which continues on Sunday) on the Northshore Riverwalk, 1 p.m., free. Nashville post-rock act Hammock makes a rare stop at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $5. There will, undoubtedly, be a lot of matching vests and straw boaters at Robinson Center Music Hall at the Show of Champions, the regional finals of the Southwestern District of the Barbershop Harmony Society, 7 p.m., $25.

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