Winter is the perfect time to explore the natural stone shelters where native Arkansans once lived
Live at Laman is back with a performance from John Two-Hawks, Laman Library, 7 p.m. Up in Jonesboro, Mark O'Connor and Friends present An Appalachian Christmas Show, ASU Jonesboro, 7:30 p.m., $6-$30. Waco Red Dirt rocker Wade Bowen is back in town for an 18-and-older show with Six Market Blvd. at Revolution, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of. The Arkansas Repertory Theatre's production of the family musical "Because of Winn Dixie" continues, 7 p.m. Wed.-Sun., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, $47-$57.
Eclectic folk ensemble Harpeth Rising plays a makeup date for the album release show from last weekend, Unitarian Universalist Church, 7:30 p.m., $8-$15. It's time for the Arkansas Chamber Singers Holiday Concert: Spirit of the Season, with traditional carols and new works by Arkansas composers, Old State House Museum, Dec. 13-14, 7 p.m.; Dec. 15, 3 p.m. The Afterthought hosts Christmas Karaoke and an Ugly Sweater Contest, 9 p.m., free. The "Belew Christmas" show with Cody Belew was rescheduled from last weekend to this Friday, 8 p.m. Wildwood Park for the Arts, $20-$50. The Main Thing's "A Fertle Holiday" Christmas comedy show continues at The Joint, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. through Dec. 28, $20. Eggnog lovers rejoice, for the 9th Ever Nog-off is upon us, at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 5-8 p.m. Swampbird and The Winston Family Orchestra will be bringing the rock hedonism to Stickyz, 9 p.m., $5.
Thirst n' Howl hosts a food drive with Blues Boy Jag and Joe Pitts. Be sure to bring canned food donations, 8 p.m., free. Booyah! Dad, Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth and Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass Buffalo sounds like a pretty dang good evening of fine local rock music, White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m. Over at Stickyz, you can get down with the Good Time Ramblers and The Mansion Family, 18-and-older, 9 p.m., $5. San Antonio's Jared Harville brings some intriguing lo-fi singer/songwriter tunes to Mugs Cafe, 7 p.m. War Chief plays at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.
Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen, because The Frontier Circus is gonna be at White Water Tavern to rearrange your mind with psychotic country reimaginings, 10 p.m.