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Nancy Pelosi at the Clinton School 

THURSDAY 5/2

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will discuss current affairs at the Clinton School of Public Service, noon, free. You can help support historic preservation in Arkansas while also filling your belly with beer and mudbugs, at the annual Preservation Crustaceans Crawfish Boil, presented by the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, St. Joseph Center of Arkansas, 5:30-9 p.m., $40. Death-metal vets Vore play Downtown Music Hall, with Fallen Empire, Giant of the Mountain, Everscathed and Abandon the Artifice, 7 p.m., $8.

FRIDAY 5/3

If you dig ragtime and early jazz and string bands and so forth, don't miss Pokey LaFarge at White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $8. LaFarge has a new LP coming out this summer on Jack White's Third Man Records, so keep an eye out for that. "Dinner on the Grounds" is a fundraising dinner to benefit Our House, with live music from Lagniappe, Terry House, 6:30 p.m., $150. The rockabilly trio Eskimo Brothers comes to Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Country hit-maker Mark Chesnutt plays an all-ages concert at Juanita's, with Jason Campbell & Singletree and Brandi Shae opening, 10 p.m., $22 adv., $25 day of. The Joint will satisfy your need for live rock 'n' roll, with Dangerous Idiots and Go Fast, 9 p.m., $5. Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers bring their neo-soul/jazz/hip-hop hybrid back to The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $10. Folky faves Don't Stop Please (now based in Fayetteville) perform with Flipoff Pirates at an 18-and-older show at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $5.

SATURDAY 5/4

Fans of women's full-tackle football will want to check out the local Arkansas Banshees as they take on the Memphis Dynasty, Catholic High School, 12:30 p.m., $5. Up in Fayetteville, Old Crow Medicine Show plays at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., $32-$77. The May Festival of the Arts has kicked off up in Eureka Springs, with a month of art, music, live performance and more. There's Drumming in the Park at Basin Spring Park, 6-7 p.m. and the Ozarks Chorale Spring Concert at The Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., $10. The great James McMurtry plays an 18-and-older show at Stickyz, with Jonny Burke, 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of. Diamond State Chorus presents "Celebrate Harmony" at Argenta Community Theater, 2 and 7 p.m., $13-$15.

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