One of Mexico's strongest string quartets, La Catrina Quartet, performs at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m., $10-$20. Popular singer/songwriter Ian Moore returns to Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Nashville prog-rockers the Sound and the Shape come to White Water with the See, 9 p.m., $5. At Cajun's Wharf, rock cover band Thanks for Nothing headlines, 8:30 p.m., $5. As always jazz phenom Ted Ludwig, who's soon to release a sophomore album, starts his night with bassist Joe Cripps at the Capital Bar and Grill at 5 p.m., free, before join-ing up with drummer Brian Brown at the Afterthought, 8:30 p.m., $5.
Formerly known as Inksplosion, Little Rock Culture Shock brings together tattoo artists, custom bike makers and all sorts of freaks at the Clear Channel Metroplex for three days, beginning at 6 p.m. tonight, $10-$25. The regular dance party Cool Shoes returns to Downtown Music with DJs Shawn Lee (electro disco), Ettiem (originals and edits) and Deeter (hip-hop, dancehall and dub), live art by Jason Harrington and special musical guest Bware, who's promoting his debut album, 10 p.m., $5. The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio plays the Capital Bar and Grill, 8 p.m., free. At Ca-jun's, local rock cover band BushDog headlines, 9 p.m., $5. The same people who brought us the “Wet Party” at Juanita's return with a Lingerie and Pajama Jam, 10 p.m., $10-$12.
Fayetteville-based singer/songwriter Cory Branan, who's got a fairly rabid following here, performs at White Water with Sean Spellman, 9 p.m., $5. In anticipation of AC/DC's show at Alltel in January, the tribute act Hell's Bells is at Revolution, 8 p.m. Most of the members of the Munks moonlight in the country-rock band Good Time Ramblers, who play West End Smokehouse, 9 p.m., $5. At the Afterthought, party band Tragikly White plays the hits, 9 p.m., $7. In a fund-raiser for Invisible Children, the non-profit that raises funds for the children of war ravaged Northern Uganda, a host of young, local pop and punk acts play Juanita's, including Alert All Arms, the Running Back, Britton Wesson and Maywood Park, 9:30 p.m., $15. At Cajun's Wharf, Thread does pop hits from the '50s to today, 8:30 p.m., $5. In the club at Discovery, Platinumb and Justin Sane spin, while Balance holds it down in the lobby, midnight, $10.
Next week a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems will be held in Little Rock by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change. The conference will discuss deploying existing technologies to increase access to food, water, energy, clean environment, and medical care.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame.
Before Pearls breaks its brief silent treatment about Razorback basketball's latest bid to shake off listless irrelevance, we'll spend a word or two on the Belk Bowl, where the football team draws a Dec. 29 matchup with Virginia Tech in Charlotte.