A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
Comedian Louis Johnson will be at the Loony Bin through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (with 10 p.m. sets Friday and Saturday), $7-$10. The Afterthought will host locals Duckstronaut (reportedly their last show for a while) and Sea Nanners (with a new lineup) at 9 p.m., $5. Lincoln Durham, the self-proclaimed "Obnoxious Southern-Gothic Scary-Blues Revival-Punk One-Man-Band," will be at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of. Isaac Alexander and Big Silver will be at White Water Tavern with Jesse Aycock, 9:30 p.m., $5.
Kevin Kerby will play at The Undercroft (at Christ Episcopal Church on Scott Street), 8 p.m., $10. Athens, Ga., indie rock band New Madrid will be at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7. That Arkansas Weather will be at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., and East Texas, Billboard-charting country group Whiskey Myers will be at Revolution with Stephen Neeper and The Wild Hearts, 9 p.m., $15. Locals Bombay Harambee and Swampbird will be at White Water Tavern with Fayetteville's High Magic, 10 p.m., $6.
The Milk Run 5K, benefiting local breastfeeding support groups, will start at Murray Park at 7 a.m., $25.The River City Comic Expo, featuring comics illustrators and writers such as James O'Barr, Larry Hama, Kevin Maguire, Michael Golden, Renee Witterstaetter and more, will kick off at the Clear Channel Metroplex at 10 a.m., $5. Ninety-nine-year-old fiddle player (and fiddle maker) Violet Hensley will perform at the Ozark Folk Center State Park at 7 p.m., $12. Seattle-based Christian metal band Demon Hunter will be at Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of. Local art-rock band Ginsu Wives (who recently released an EP in the form of a prescription pill bottle) will be at Vino's with The Casual Pleasures and Channel 8, 9 p.m., $5.
Gorilla Music's Battle of the Bands will start at Juanita's at 4 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of. The Tragic Thrills will be at Revolution at 7 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of. San Antonio indie rock band Advance Cassette will be at Vino's with The Freebies, Oh Cathy and Fruitless, 7 p.m., $5.