Autumn temps are perfect for outdoor activities
Texas troubadour Mark Jungers plays rootsy country rock in the vein of Steve Earle at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5, with The Libras – Little Rock's session-cat-filled cover band – opening. Dallas' Ty Mayfield comes to Vino's for a night of sugary-sweet indie pop starting at 9 p.m. The Meshugga Klezmer Band, which has been rocking parties, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and the like since 1999, takes its broad repertoire to Laman Library at 7 p.m., free. Does Thursday find you in the mood for some laid-back, folk-inspired pop a la Fleet Foxes? Then go see The Wealthy West, led by Rocket Boys singer Brandon Kinder. Bluesy indie rocker David Ramirez opens the show at Maxine's, 8 p.m. and it's free.
Community Theater of Little Rock kicks off its production of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" at The Public Theatre, $14-$16. Tracy Ryerson, of Showtime reality series "The Real L Word" hosts "The L Night" at Cajun's, with live music from The Shannon Boshears Band. VIP tickets are $35 with admission at 8 p.m., otherwise, it's $5 to get in and things get rolling at 9 p.m. Baton Rouge spazz-rock outfit Human Like Me plays with art-damaged San Francisco weirdos Zoo at Super Happy Fun Land at 9 p.m. If live bluegrass is what you're jonesing for, Runaway Planet and Hardcore Grass can get you straight at Pizza D'Action at 10 p.m. Rock with your wallet out at a benefit for Dunbar Community Gardens Project, with Glittercore, Iron Tongue and The Wicked Good starting at 9 p.m. at Vino's, all ages, $5. Tulsa's Wanda Watson is a good bet for some soulful, hard-rocking blues, 9 p.m. at Denton's Trotline.
Help raise money for the TreDay.com Scholarship Program, benefiting UALR students at the Tre Day Annual Bowling Bash at Millenium Bowl, 3 p.m., $10 suggested donation. The Salty Dogs kick up an old-school C&W storm at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. FreeVerse, Tyrannosaurus Chicken and Interstate Buffalo play a Midsummer Night's Jam at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7 adv., $10 d.o.s. Party into the wee hours at Discovery, with DJs Jen Lasher, Chaos and VJ g-force, 10 p.m. Soon-to-be-former Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady will pass the crown to a new winner at the Miss Arkansas Finals, 7:30 p.m., Hot Springs Convention Center, $10.