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The Bad Plus comes to South On Main 

Also, Chris Denny at White Water Tavern.

THURSDAY 10/2

The American Heart Association will host its Festival of Wines at Dickey-Stephens Park beginning at 6 p.m., $60 adv., $75 day of. Poet Jericho Brown, a professor at Emory University and a contributor to the Oxford American and the Iowa Review, will speak at the UCA College of Business Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., free. Jazz group The Bad Plus, best known for its facility with cover songs from Aphex Twin to Tears for Fears, will be at South on Main as part of the Oxford American Jazz Series, 8 p.m., $20-$30. Arkansas native and now Nashville songwriter Adam Hambrick will be at Stickyz with Cliff Hutchison, 9 p.m., $10. Arkansas expat Christopher Denny, who returned with the album "If the Roses Don't Kill Us," this year, will be at White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $5. Breakout synthpop duo Polica will be at Juanita's with Web of Sunsets, 9 p.m., $15 adv., $18 day of.

FRIDAY 10/3

Fayetteville poet and musician Benjamin Del Shreve will be at Stickyz at 9 p.m., $7. Tyler Kinchin and The Right Pieces will play a two-night stand at The Afterthought, 9 p.m. Former Poison front man and reality TV star Bret Michaels still makes music — new music — and he'll perform it at Juanita's at 9:30 p.m., $40.

SATURDAY 10/4

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, benefiting breast cancer research, begins at Arch Street and Capitol Avenue at 8 a.m. and will disrupt traffic throughout Little Rock for much of the morning. Former Arkansas Gov. David Pryor will speak at the Ron Robinson Theater at 10 a.m. as part of the Conversations with Arkansas Governors series. The Argenta Community Theater will present its 4th Annual "Scary-oke" (karaoke benefiting Open Arms Shelter) at 6:15 p.m. The Oxford American annex will host the Tulsa Songwriters Showcase, a concert featuring some of that city's best and brightest, including Jesse Aycock, Paul Benjamin and Wink Burcham, 7:30 p.m., $5. Local metal band Mothwind will be at White Water Tavern for the release of its new, sci-fi concept album "In the Clutches of the Novae," alongside Peckerwolf and Jab Jab Suckerpunch, 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY 10/5

The Little Rock Pride Parade will start at the Clinton Presidential Center at 2 p.m. After the parade, the Pride Fest at the Clinton Center features drag queens and music by the likes of Big Bad Gina, Flameing Daeth Fearies, Zebra Lily and more, free. The Natural State Brass Band will perform at Immanuel Baptist Church, 3 p.m. Santana will perform at the Walmart AMP at 7 p.m., $39-$129, and Atlanta indie rock group Gringo Star will be at Stickyz, 8 p.m., $7.

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