Arkansas’s first environmental education state park interprets the importance of the natural world and our place within it.
Come out and celebrate the Green Corner Store's fourth birthday from 5-8 p.m. There'll be sampling of local foods, ice cream birthday cake, drawings for door prizes, music and more. Down in Hot Springs, the Glorious Glass Garden Party offers good times and two of the most important ingredients for living well: barbecue and beer, Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, 6 p.m., $35. Mad Nomad and The Midnight Thrills provide the soundtrack to your Thursday night revelry, 18-and-older, 9 p.m., Stickyz, $5. Over at The Joint in North Little Rock, you can check out the electro-tinged pop sounds of Collin Vs. Adam, 9:30 p.m. At Dickey-Stephens Park, the Arkansas Travelers continue a four-game series against the Tulsa Drillers, 7:10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, $4-$12.
"Last Respects Paid: Death of the Godfather" is presented by Murder and Macabre Mystery Dinner Theater. Black attire is requested. The Regency, Hot Springs, July 12-13, 6 p.m., $40. It's a Battle of the Brutal over at Downtown Music Hall, with SwitchbacH, She Breathes Fire, Burning Braylin, Tides of Anareta, All is at an End, Saints & Marauders, Seven Eves, Furiea, Slamphetamine and Place of Prominence, 6 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of. Down in Spa City, Maxine's has Kentucky Knife Fight, Ben Franks & The Bible Belt Boys and Insomniac Folklore, 8:30 p.m. Joey Farr brings the blazin' blues-jamz to Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $5. Roots-rock specialists The P-47s take to the stage at Reno's Argenta Cafe with the charming Mandy McBryde, 9:30 p.m.
Any of you fans of heady, heavy dubstep-y electronic dance music will probably want to get on over to Revolution for the Zebbler Encanti Experience, performing with Perfect Glitch, Groovecluster and Wolf-e-Wolf, 18-and-older, 9 p.m., $15 adv., $18 day of. And if you wanna keep the party going until the way, way, way late/very early hours, well, good ol' Discovery Nightclub has you covered, with U.K. breaks legend Krafty Kuts, performing along with Crawley, Whitman Bransford and a host of your other Disco favorites, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., $10-$15.
Movies in the Park screens "Big," the Tom Hanks-starring classic from the '80s, sundown, First Security Amphitheatre, free. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and coolers. No glass containers, concessions available.