Paleface, a onetime understudy of Daniel Johnston's and a roommate of Beck's during New York's anti-folk '90s heyday, will be at White Water Tavern Thursday, 9:30 p.m., with Sea Nanners. Club Elevations will host Dallas rapper Lil Ronny MothaF, $10. Folk-rock duo Trout Fishing in America, who record both children's and adult songs, will perform at Juanita's at 7:30 p.m., $12. Gathr Films continues its Thursday night screenings at the Ron Robinson Theater with "The Forgotten Kingdom," 7 p.m., $10.
Dr. Allan Ward, professor emeritus in the UALR Department of Communications, will moderate a panel discussion at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock titled "Past, Present, Future: Race Relations," to be followed by a Q&A, 7 p.m. Verizon Arena will host Winter Jam 2014, Christian music's largest annual tour, featuring Newsboys, lecrae, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Plumb and others, 7 p.m., $10. The Ben Miller Band and Trampled Under Foot will be at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $15. At Club Sway, as featured in enigmatic flyers all over downtown, House of Avalon's 3rd annual Madonnarama party.
The 2014 Little Rockers Kids Marathon will begin at noon at the River Market the day before its adult counterpart. Also at noon, the second annual Beard-Growing Contest, sponsored by Arkansas Times and Root Cafe, gets underway at The Bernice Garden (more on page 11). The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will present the fifth installment in its 2013-2014 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series: Verdi's "Requiem," at Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m. (3 p.m. the following day) $14-$53. Revolution will host Monsters of Todd: A Tribute to Todd Mills, featuring Daisy Chain, The Gettys, Tragikly White Band, Third Degree, The Revolutioners, Mr. Happy, Never Train, Mayday by Midnight and others, 9 p.m., $20. Charlie Virgo and the Damn Choir will be at Stickyz with Archie Powell and the Exports, 9 p.m., $6, and Mother Hubbard and the Regulators will be at West End Smokehouse and Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.
At Vino's, Carnifex, Betraying the Martyrs, I Declare War, Here Comes the Kraken and Assassins will play beginning at 7:30 p.m., $15. The Versace Kid, Mr. Deuces (a.k.a. 2C), MC Uriah, D-Note, Jay Kay and Mike Rich will be at Juanita's as part of its "Mic Feelz" showcase, 8 p.m., $10.
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