Arkansas’s first environmental education state park interprets the importance of the natural world and our place within it.
If you need some jazzy neo-soul to soundtrack your holiday, check out the Thanksgiving Music Celebration at 4 Corners, with Rodney Block and The Real Music Lovers featuring Bijoux and Sean West, 9 p.m., $10 early admission.
Jeff Coleman and The Feeders bring the rollicking rock 'n' roll to The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Vino's has lined up an evening of hip-hop presented by Good Vibes, with Vile Pack, JVY, Frequency THC, MXMXC, Ty and Youngin' 10X, 9 p.m., $7. The Main Thing's holiday chuckle-fest continues with "A Fertle Holiday" at The Joint, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., $20. Market Street Cinema screens "Luminous Journey." Producers and directors Anne and Tim Perry will attend the screening, with a discussion and Q&A to follow, 7 p.m., $6-$8.
The Promenade at Chenal will host a Christmas celebration starting around noon, with music, an appearance from old St. Nick and a tree-lighting at 6 p.m. Interstate Buffalo keeps the late-night chooglin' at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $5. Strangely Familiar (formerly Rip Van Shizzle) plays at Thirst n' Howl, 8:30 p.m., free. Over at 521 Southern Cafe, you can check out the album release show from Theme Musiq a.k.a. Blaze Beatz, also featuring Climaxx, Duke Stigall, Gadah, Doe Boi, Fiyah Burnz and Asylum, 9 p.m., $5 early admission, $10 later. White Water Tavern hosts banjo-pluckin' duo The Lowest Pair, 9:30 p.m., $5. Cregeen's Irish Pub hosts the cow-punk/rockabilly stylings of The P-47s, 8 p.m. The Stiff Necked Fools are back in town for a show at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $5. The Big Dam Horns headline at Cajun's Wharf, with Big Stack Acoustic handling the happy hour sounds, 5:30 and 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m.
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts a Holiday Open House featuring the "Say it Ain't Say's" Sweet Potato Pie Baking Contest, 2 p.m.
It's time for the 15th Annual "A Night at the Rep," which includes a silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks and a performance of the Rep's musical "Because of Winn Dixie" at 7 p.m. It's all at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 5 p.m., $40.