"Daisy Gaston Bates: A Symbol of the Civil Rights Movement or an Inspirational Leader?" is a special event that includes a panel discussion and screening of the documentary "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock," Central High School, 5:30 p.m. Little Rock's Laundry for the Apocalypse brings its adventurous brand of indie rock to The Joint, with openers The Catskill Kids, 9:30 p.m., $5. If you're looking for a bit of emotional, bouncy pop, you might want to check out Taylor Thrash, with openers Moses Uvere, Tan the Terrible and Frequency THC, all-ages, Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.
If angelic choirs are you jam, check out The American Boychoir. The critically acclaimed act comes to Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., $10-$40. Folk duo Bill and Kate Isles performs at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation. The Arkansas Chamber Singers present their "Singing for Breath!" spring concert — a collaboration with the Arkansas Symphony players that features the Duruflé Requiem and Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m., $10-$18. Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers perform with singer Bijoux at Zin Urban Wine & Beer Bar, 9 p.m., $10. For some family-friendly yuks, check out The Main Thing's "The Last Night at Orabella's," an original two-act comedic play about the residents of tiny, fictional Dumpster, Ark. It's at The Joint, Fridays and Saturdays through April 27, 8 p.m., $20. If you're running in the Little Rock Marathon, the Health & Fitness Expo includes vendors in health, beauty, fitness, apparel, nutrition and a course overview, Statehouse Convention Center, noon-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. The marathon itself is Sunday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., so keep that in mind if you need to drive anywhere in the vicinity of downtown during those hours.
Interstate Buffalo has a new lineup and they're playing at Reno's Argenta Cafe, 9 p.m., $5. Red Dirt country-rocker Wade Bowen is back at Revolution for an 18-and-older show, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of. The Smittle Band brings its sophisticated pop/jazz hybrid to The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. The Walton Arts Center has country/folk singer/songwriters Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin, 8 p.m., $26-$57. UALR's men's and women's basketball teams take on Arkansas State at the Jack Stephens Center, 4:30 p.m. for the women's game and 7:30 p.m. for the men's matchup, $5-$38.
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