Arkansas’s first environmental education state park interprets the importance of the natural world and our place within it.
Electro/metalcore outfit The Browning plays at Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of. The Arkansas Chamber Singers: Tastes from Down Under, with wine and food from Australia and New Zealand, is at Greg Thompson Fine Art, 6 p.m., $50. Collin Vs. Adam plays at The Joint, 9:30 p.m. Renowned singer/songwriter Kevin Gordon returns to White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m. Laman Library screens "Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film," 6 p.m., free. Or if you need a campy horror film, the Argenta Film Series features "A Nightmare on Elm Street," Argenta Community Theater, 7 p.m., free. Award-winning novelist Tom Franklin and award-winning poet Beth Ann Fennelly, who are married, read from their new collaborative novel, "The Tilted World," with musical support by Greg Spradlin, 8 p.m., South on Main, free. Bless the Mic brings in Daymond John, entrepreneur, investor, author and cast member of ABC's Shark Tank, Philander Smith College, 7 p.m. The Arkansas State Fair is ongoing, with all the rides, music, food, fun and livestock you could reasonably ask for, Arkansas State Fairgrounds, through Sunday, $4-$8.
Tyrannosaurus Chicken and The Whiskey Folk Ramblers soundtrack your Friday evening if you go to White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m. Rock legends Black Oak Arkansas play at Revolution, with Jocephus and The George Jonestown Massacre and Iron Tongue, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of. Alt-rock outfit Stella Luss performs at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. "Boo at the Zoo" 2013 has trick-or-treating, a hay maze, carnival rides and more, Little Rock Zoo, Oct. 18-20, 9 p.m., $10. "The Problem with Invasive Pythons in the United States," with professor J.D. Willson, sounds like something we should all be thinking about, Clinton School of Public Service, noon, free.
To its "Barber's Violin Concerto" concert, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra adds pieces by Christopher Theofanidis and Rachmaninoff as well, Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m., $14-$53. Reckless Kelly plays at Revolution, 9 p.m., $15. Shinyribs, a.k.a. Kevin Russell of The Gourds, returns to White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Wesley Allen Hartley & The Traveling Trees and William Blackart play at Reno's Argenta Cafe, 9 p.m.
Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, speaks at the Clinton School of Public Service, noon, free. AETN Presents features Little Rock singer/songwriter John Willis. You can watch the taping for free at AETN's headquarters in Conway, 7 p.m.