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The Philander Smith College Choir performs its holiday concert at the Kendall Center Atrium on campus at 7:30 p.m. The choir will also perform Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. Both concerts are free. For some monstrous blues rock, check out The Sideshow Tragedy at White Water Tavern. The band plays with local country-punk-soul bruisers Jonathan Wilkins and The Reparations, 10 p.m. All ye Ren Faire folke won't want to miss Ye Olde Madrigal Feaste, in which ye shall be regaled by candlelight with the festive songs of the UCA Chamber Singers, all whilst partaking of prime rib, chicken Florentine or a vegetable plate, if feasting on the beasts of the fielde doth offendeth thee. The revelry beginneth at 7 p.m. each night through Saturday and will set ye backe $40.
Do you have an affliction that can only be cured by drinking and carrying on and listening to a bunch of rowdy-ass hillbillies tear it up? Thought so. Well, check out Mountain Sprout to cure your ailment, Stickyz, 9 p.m., $6. Nilson Matta is widely considered one of the best bass players in the world. The Brazilian virtuoso has played alongside such greats as Joao Gilberto, Joe Henderson, Yo Yo Ma, Gato Barbieri and many others. He comes to Argenta Community Theater with his latest project, The Brazilian Voyage, playing originals and Brazilian standards. The show starts at 7 p.m. and is $35. If you're looking to take an excursion into the bizarre world of geeks, freaks, anomalies and oddities, look no further than The 999 Eyes Freakshow & Surreal Sideshow, Maxine's, 8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door. "Judgment at Nuremberg" – a drama based on the trial of four German judges accused of supporting the Nazis – opens at The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16.
The Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade begins at 3 p.m. at Second and Broadway streets in downtown Little Rock and ends at the State Capitol. For some psychedelic string band madness, check out the Mockingbird Hillbilly Band, Reno's Argenta Cafe, 10 p.m., $5. The Hendrix Choir will host its Candlelight Carol Service at 7:30 p.m. (and at 4 p.m. on Sunday). It's free, but reservations are required, so call 501-450-1495. Fayetteville pop-punkers Dreamfast host a CD release party at Maxine's, with openers The Last Slice, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door.