The Political Animals Club features Gov. Mike Beebe's "Legislative Session Preview." Lunch will be served, Governor's Mansion, 11:30 a.m., $20. Austin, Texas, indie folk outfit The Eastern Sea plays an 18-and-older show at Stickyz, with a welcome return from Stickyz alums Kopecky Family Band, 9 p.m., $8. Little Rock's Stella Luss and Bentonville five-piece A Complicated Creature play Juanita's with South Carolina electro/indie act Signs of Iris, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra kicks off its Intimate Neighborhood Concert Series with a chamber performance featuring organist Justin Bischof performing works by Rossini, Mozart and more, Pulaski Heights Methodist Church, 7 p.m., $10-$35, call 666-1761 for tickets. Jab Jab Suckerpunch has you covered for loud, raging rock, White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m. Juanita's has a solid lineup of local singer/songwriter pop, with Treva Blomquist, Harlo Maxwell, Audrey Dean Kelley and Randy Harsey, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.
At Revolution, there's a going away party for DJ Lawler, with Gigamesh, 18-and-older, 9 p.m., $10. The Weekend Theater's production of "The Metal Children" continues, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., $12-$16. Vino's has Texan indie pop trio Sick/Sea, Little Rock electro/experimental pop duo Binary Marketing Show and lo-fi rock dudes Ezra Lbs., 9 p.m., $5. The always entertaining Brown Soul Shoes bring the soul, rock and R&B originals and classic covers to Stickyz for an 18-and-older show, 9 p.m., $5. The always lovely ladies of the Foul Play Cabaret are at Maxine's, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 door. Slam poets take note: Foreign Tongues Poetry group hosts at the Southern Fried Poetry Slam qualifier at the Sports Page, 7 p.m., $5.
Music of the Movement is a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with performances and a panel discussion with local artists Ramona Smith, Gerald Johnson, Butterfly, Quincy Watson and Warren Booker, Philander Smith, 2 p.m., free. Tyrannosaurus Chicken will hypnotize you with their swirling psychedelic blues, White Water Tavern, 10 p.m. Maxine's has San Antonio rockers Langton Drive, bouncy folk rock from Alabama's Delicate Cutters and one of Arkansas's finest songwriters, Adam Faucett, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Moonshine Mafia plays the headliner slot at Cajun's Wharf, with Fayetteville favorite Sarah Hughes providing the happy hour tunes, 5 and 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. Randall Shreve & The Sideshow bring their spectacle-filled rock circus back to Stickyz for an 18-and-older show, 9 p.m., $6.
I liked it a lot. People in the theater were laughing out loud.