Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal
Juanita's hosts "An Open Book: An Evening with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October," 9 p.m., $25. The evening will include a Q&A, reading from his book "Crazy Making" and an acoustic set of never-before-heard songs. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Intimate Neighborhood Concert Series wraps up, with an ASO chamber performance featuring Arkansas Chamber Singers performing Mozart's Requiem, First United Methodist Church, 7 p.m., $10-$35.
The Political Animals Club hosts Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter for a look back on the 2013 legislative session, Governor's Mansion, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $20 (includes lunch). Little Rock's finest cover band, The Libras, returns to the White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5. Fans of improv comedy, take note: ImprovLittleRock is back with two shows in one night: "Spring Flurries" at 7 p.m. and "Summer Blockbuster II!" at 10 p.m., The Public Theatre, $8 for each show. You can also get your yuks at The Joint, where The Main Thing's "Wiener Day at the Rollercade" rolls on, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $20. This is your final chance to catch The Weekend Theater's production of "The Paris Letter," Jon Robin Baitz's story of Wall Street powerhouse Sandy Sonenberg, who finds his personal and professional life threatened by the unraveling secrets of his past. It's Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., $12-$16. Arkansas Festival Ballet presents "The Adventures of Pinocchio" at the Arkansas Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $15-$20.
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" fans should be excited to catch a screening of the "Rodrick Rules" installment of the film at Arkansas Repertory Theatre, followed by a Q&A with actors Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron and producer Brad Simpson, 10 a.m., $10. The Little Rock Zoo hosts an autograph signing with Gordon, Capron and Simpson from 2-4 p.m. Discovery hosts rapper Coolio, with DJ Feelgood and MC Cat Daddy, plus DJs Crawley, Sleepy, Platinumb and Brandon Peck, 9 p.m.-5 a.m., $10 before midnight, $15 afterward. Thick Syrup Records celebrates its anniversary in Hot Springs, with Ginsu Wives, Ezra Lbs. and Burnt, Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Texas bluesman Chris Duarte plays an all-ages show at Juanita's, with Steve Hester & Deja VooDoo, Davis Coen and Chris Milam, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of. Weakness For Blondes brings the goodtime jams to White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $5.