Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned
Okello Sam, a former child solider in Uganda and founder of Hope North, a refuge for orphans and former soldiers, will discuss his work at the Clinton School, noon, free. The UCA Jazz Band performs with Delfeayo Marsalis as part of ArtsFest Conway, Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., free. If you haven't yet checked out the Little Rock punk scene documentary "Towncraft," you can do that for free at Main Library, 6 p.m. Market Street Cinema screens the documentary "The Invisible War," with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Safe Places. Electronic dance music fans might wanna check out Lotus, Whitman Branford and Ben Fluharty, 9 p.m., Juanita's, $10, all ages.
Blues bruisers Iron Tongue play a show with swamp-folk troubadour Adam Faucett at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. Down at Oaklawn, longtime country favorite Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers perform at 7 p.m., $20. The River City Men's Chorus presents "Let Me Be the Music," with Beethoven's "Hallelujah," Faure's "In Paradisum" and more, Trinity United Methodist Church, 7 p.m., free. The Joint hosts "Sexy Salsa in September," with salsa dancing featuring live music from Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers and lessons from salsa instructor Leah Patterson, 8 p.m., $10. It's time for the 19th Annual Taste of the Town at Dickey-Stephens Park, with food and drinks from restaurants and vendors from all over the region, 5 p.m., $15 adv., $20 door.
It's an evening of singer/songwriters at Maxine's, with Memphis favorite Cory Branan, as well as Arkansas-bred songsmith William Blackart and bluegrass/folk fave Ben Franks, 8 p.m., $6 adv., $8 door. Tut'zanni Theatre Company will perform "Art For Sale," an original play in the Italian style of Commedia dell'Arte. Includes cocktails and dessert, with proceeds benefiting Accademia dell'Arte, Argenta Community Theater, 6:30 p.m., $50.
Vino's hosts final round of Back Room to the Main Stage, with the winner netting a cool grand and a spot playing on the main stage at the Arkansas State Fair, 8 p.m. Singer/songwriter Will Hoge is back in town for an 18-and-older show at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of. An Evening With James Lecesne benefits the Center for Artistic Revolution and features an interview with the Academy Award winning actor, writer, filmmaker and LGBT activist, First Presbyterian Church, 7 p.m., $25, $45 for couples.
Norwegian pop singer Sondre Lerche comes to Revolution, with Keegan Dewitt and Wild Cub, 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.