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.
Al Green, Arkansas's — and arguably the world's — greatest soul man, makes a rare appearance in Little Rock at the Statehouse Convention Center, 6 p.m. The only rub? It'll cost you $250. The evening of "supper and soul" is a benefit for Arkansas Baptist's Capital Campaign Fund. At White Water Tavern, The Libras play all your favorite covers in celebration of the 60th birthday of the bar's long-time owner, Larry "Goose" Garrison, 8:30 p.m., free. At Hendrix College's Reves Recital Hall, renowned short-short story writer and Proust translator Lydia Davis offers a lecture on humor, 7:30 p.m., free. Get a jump on Halloween fun by bringing the fam to the Big BOO!-seum Bash events at the Old State House, the Historic Arkansas Museum, the Central High School Historic Site, the Clinton Presidential Library, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, the Heifer Village and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and EMOBA, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., free.
The Town Pump hosts Baltimore good-time rockers J. Roddy Walston and the Business, The Wicked Good and The See, 9 p.m. Fayetteville kings of the wah-wah pedal Punkinhead make a rare return to Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $10. At the Afterthought, vocalist Cody Belew belts out songs you know, 9 p.m., $7.
At Cajun's, DJ g-force spins all your favorite jams and 103.7 "The Buzz" hosts a costume contest that comes with a $500 first prize, 8 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. The Arkansas Blues Society hosts a "Halloween Bash" at Cornerstone Pub with Charlotte Taylor, Gypsy Rain, Kim Griffin and Billy Jones, 9 p.m. DJ and loveable weirdo Rob-O hosts his 16th "Halloween Hoody-Hoo" at Pizza D, 9 p.m. Red dirt country standout Stoney LaRue returns to Revolution, where Midnight River Choir opens, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. One of Little Rock's favorite cover acts, The Gettys, provide the entertainment for Sticky Fingerz's Halloween get-down, 10 p.m.
If you require a taste of genuine darkness in your Halloween celebration, look no further than Downtown Music's Halloween bill, highlighted by experimental, male-female-duo Jucifer and North Little Rock's king of sludge, Rwake, 8 p.m., $10. Or party like an 18th century aristocrat with Lord T & Eloise at Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $15 d.o.s.