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Jeremy Haft, author and professor at Georgetown University, gives a talk at the Clinton School for Public Service's Sturgis Hall titled "Unmade in China: The Hidden Truth about China's Economic Miracle," 6 p.m., free. Comedian Matt Sadler is at the Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m., $7 (and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Mary "Melodious Red" Tucker performs at The Joint at 7:30 p.m., $10, as part of Rodney Block's new "Block Party" concert series. Ecstatic synth-pop group BUHU plays at Vino's with Open Fields and Ryan Saunders, 8:30 p.m., $6. Jazz-funk group Twice Sax plays at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
"Driving Miss Daisy," the 1989 drama starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, screens at Ron Robinson Theater at 7 p.m., $5. Local comedy troupe The Main Thing performs its new production, "Little Rock and a Hard Place," at The Joint at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $22. Randall Shreve & The Devilles play at Stickyz with Moonshine Mafia, 9 p.m., $8. Birmingham, Ala., indie-pop group Future Elevators plays at the White Water Tavern with Little Rock's Bad Match, 9:30 p.m.
"Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic" comes to Verizon Arena at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., $21.50-$56.50. "The Wizard of Oz" screens at Ron Robinson Theater at 2 p.m., $5. Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts a screening of the film "Love Jones," starring Larenz Tate and Nia Long, at 6 p.m., $10. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents "Broadway Rocks," a collaboration with Broadway singers, at Pulaski Academy's Connor Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. (and 3 p.m. Sunday), $19-$58. Santa Cruz metal trio Archer plays at Vino's with Hell Camino and Junkhead, 9 p.m., $6. Eureka Springs Americana group Mountain Sprout plays at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $10.
John Hughes' high school classic "Pretty in Pink" screens at Cinemark Colonel Glenn 18 (formerly Rave) at 2 p.m. (and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday), $5.25. Megadeth lead guitarist Marty Friedman performs at Stickyz with Holy Grail at 7:30 p.m., $20 adv., $25 day of.