Arkansas’s first environmental education state park interprets the importance of the natural world and our place within it.
The Museum of Discovery's night for adults, Science After Dark, returns this week with a "Star Wars" theme, featuring beer by Stone's Throw Brewing and pizza from Damgoode Pies, 6 p.m., $5. Eli N. Evans, author of "The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South," will give the 2016 Sanders Distinguished Lecture at Ron Robinson Theater, 6:30 p.m., free. Local country singer-songwriter Bonnie Montgomery performs at Southern Gourmasian, 6:30 p.m. Comedian Dan O'Sullivan is at the Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m., $7 (and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Rappers Colonel Loud and singer Ricco Barrino are at Envy (formerly Elevations) with Lil Ronny Motha F and Fat Pimp, 9 p.m. Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Sound of the Mountain and Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo play a benefit for Bernie Sanders at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5.
The concert series Arkansas Sounds presents the two most recent winners of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, Ghost Bones and Mad Nomad, at the Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $10. Dubstep DJ Designer Drugs play at Revolution, 9 p.m., $10-$15. Louisville punk band The Foxery plays at Vino's with Secret Stuff and I Was Afraid, 8 p.m., $8. Alt-country favorites Mulehead play at the Afterthought with Paul Shafer, 9 p.m., $7. Bluegrass group Urban Pioneers are at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $5. Memphis reggae band Chinese Connection Dub Embassy plays at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $5. Nashville two-piece garage rock band Blackfoot Gypsies are at White Water with American Lions, 9:30 p.m., $7. Country-rockers Good Time Ramblers play at South on Main, 10 p.m., $10.
The 1968 British children's classic "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (scripted by Roald Dahl, from a book by Ian Fleming) screens at Ron Robinson Theater at 2 p.m., $5. Hot Springs indie rock band The Federalis plays at Stickyz with Recognizer, 9 p.m., $5. R.I.O.T.S. plays at Vino's with Iron Tongue, Bad Match and Lollygadget, as part of a benefit for The Van, 9 p.m., donations. Funk and soul group TP & The Feel plays at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $10.
Mel Brooks' western comedy classic "Blazing Saddles" screens as part of the classic movie series at Cinemark Colonel Glenn 18 (formerly Rave), 2 p.m. (and 2 and 7 p.m. Wed.), $5.25.