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.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
2016 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finalist Sean Fresh & The Nasty Crew bring their contemporary soul to The Joint, 7:30 p.m., $10. Singer/songwriters Daniel Markham and John Calvin Abney of Denton, Texas, and Norman, Okla., respectively, come to White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m. You can watch it at home now, but if you're looking for a cheap opportunity to see it on a big screen again, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" screens as part of the new Dogtown Film Series at the Argenta Community Theater, 7 p.m., $5. Party band Tragikly White plays Cajun's Wharf at 9 p.m. Barry Estabrook, author of "Tomatoland," presents a lecture entitled "Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Guide to Sustainable Meat" at the Clinton School of Public Service, 6 p.m., free (reservations requested).
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Beloved Memphis rockers Lucero and Tulsa singer/songwriter John Moreland share a bill at Maxine's, 9 p.m., $20 adv., $25 d.o.s. Rising country singer Cody Jinks plays Revolution, 9 p.m., $15. Electronic producer Psymbionic headlines a benefit for The Van and Kathryn's House at Stickyz, 8 p.m., donations. Local trumpet talent Rodney Block and friends will cover pop, rock and hip-hop songs from the '80s at South on Main, 9 p.m., $15. The Main Thing performs its latest comedy show, "Rednecks in Spandex," 8 p.m., $40 at The Joint. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks at the Clinton School, 6 p.m., free (reservations encouraged). More than 100 wines will be paired with food from the likes of Cache, Kent Walker, One Eleven, The Southern Gourmasian and more at the Wine & Food Festival at Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, 6:30 p.m., $75; The Itinerant Locals and Rodney Block will provide music. "Driving Miss Daisy" continues at The Weekend Theater at 7:30 p.m., $12-$16.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
The live version of Travis Pastrana's MTV stunt show "Nitro Circus" comes to War Memorial, 6 p.m., $19-$79. Multi-talented singer/songwriter Isaac Alexander shares the stage at White Water Tavern with Nashville power-pop heroes The Nobility, led by Sean Williams, who grew up in Searcy with Alexander, 9:30 p.m. Contemporary blues legend Keb' Mo plays the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, 8 p.m., $27-$47. The Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Show comes to Revolution, 9 p.m., $20.