Swedish emigre Theresa Andersson doesn't easily fit into a genre. The vocalist, who's called New Orleans home for nearly two decades, has alternately been described as folksy, a torch singer and an alt-rocker. She's at Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $7. Texas-based singer/songwriter Kristy Kruger returns to White Water with the foot-stomping folk-rock band Cutthroat Shamrock, 9 p.m., $5. As usual seven-string whiz Ted Ludwig starts the evening with bassist Joe Cripps at the Capital Bar and Grill, 5 p.m., free, before joining up with drummer Brian Brown at the Afterthought, 8:30 p.m., $5. At Cajun's, local cover act Six Strings Down blends rock, funk and blues, 9 p.m. It's the last weekend to see the Rep's acclaimed production of “Les Mis,” 7:30 p.m., $30-$60.
At St. James United Methodist Church, the Arkansas Chamber Singers team with Ballet Arkansas to present “All Music Must Dance,” selections by Menotti, Brahms and Copeland, 7:30 p.m., $10-15. From Shreveport, Dirtfoot is a self-described “gypsy punk country grum-ble boogie band.” The group plays Sticky Fingerz, 10 p.m., $5. Synfest kicks off at Downtown Music with metal acts like Bloodletting Device and Wishtribe, 8 p.m., $7 or $12 for the two-night event. Mentored by Bo Diddley, Texas bluesman Hamilton Loomis makes an appearance at Cajun's, 9 p.m., $5. The dark comedy “The Pillowman” enters into its final weekend at the Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $10-$14.
The Damn Bullets, everyone's favorite old-time weirdos, celebrate the release of their sophomore album, “Electric Folk Boogie,” with a con-cert at White Water, 10 p.m., $5. Mandy McBride and newgrass outfit 2Me open. Country legend Ray Price plays the Hot Springs Conven-tion Center, 7 p.m., $35. Despite promises to perform shows more sparingly, the party band the Gettys remains in demand. They're at Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m. Popular local rockers the Munks return to the Afterthought armed with new songs and new covers, 9 p.m., $7. Mississippi-based singer/songwriter Charlie Mars celebrates the release of his new album, “Like a Bird, Like a Plane,” with a concert at Juanita's, 9:30 p.m., $8. Riverboat Crime opens.
Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled today that he had no choice based on a past Arkansas Supreme Court decision but to dismiss a lawsuit by Death Row inmates seeking to challenge the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection process.But the judge did so unhappily with sharp criticism of the Arkansas Supreme Court for failing to address critical points raised in the lawsuit.