Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.
The Bazaar of Tabriz, Little Rock's oldest silent auction and a benefit for the Arkansas Arts Center, kicks off at the Arts Center at 6 p.m., $50. The Ron Robinson Theater screens music comedy classic "Annie" at 7 p.m., $5. Comedian Greg Morton is at the Loony Bin through Saturday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, $7; 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10. Knoxville metal band Whitechapel plays at Juanita's with More Than Sparrows and Abandon the Artifice, 8 p.m., $15. Point Blank is at Vino's with Inrage and Terminal Nation, 9 p.m., $5. Jazz-fusion group Stellar Way is at White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m.
Antonia Hernandez, president and CEO of the California Community Foundation, speaks at the Clinton School for Public Service's Sturgis Hall at noon. The Arkansas Chamber Singers perform their Spring Concert at the Old State House Museum 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, free. The Muses present their "Celtic Spring" concert at the Second Baptist church, 7 p.m., $15. Comedy troupe The Main Thing presents "Frost Bite Me!" at The Joint Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., $22. Waco, Texas, country singer Wade Bowen is at Revolution with Brandon Lay, 9 p.m., $15. Americana collective The Giving Tree Band performs at Stickyz with Old Salt Union, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.
The Junior League of Little Rock hosts the Downtown Dash 5K and 10K, beginning at 8 a.m. on Cumberland between Fourth Street and Capitol Avenue. This year's 16th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, sponsored by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas, begins in front of Dugan's Pub at 1 p.m., with floats, clowns, antique cars and more. The Ron Robinson Theater hosts a Celtic Cultural Celebration, featuring the Lyon College Pipe Band, at 7 p.m., free. Little Rock metal band Snakedriver plays at Revolution with Apothecary and Lifer, 9 p.m., $8. Collins Vs. Adam is at White Water Tavern with American Lions and Midwest Caravan, 9 p.m., $6. Alt-pop group X Ambassadors headline at Juanita's with Cruisr, My Brother My Friend and The Federalis, 9 p.m., $8. Louisville garage punk band White Reaper is at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7.