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"The Year of the Women" is a panel discussion about the results of a new nonpartisan academic poll conducted by the Clinton School and the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society at the University of Arkansas, Clinton School, noon, free. For an evening of Eastern acrobatics, check out the Golden Dragon Acrobats' show "Cirque Ziva" at Woodlands Auditorium in Hot Springs Village, 7:30 p.m., $25. Juanita's has your Wednesday night blues needs covered, with blues guitar virtuoso Eric Gales, with openers Steve Hester and Deja VooDoo, 9 p.m., $13 adv., $15 day of. Blues-jam shredmeisters Joey Farr & The Fuggins Wheat Band play an 18-and-older show at Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $4. This is the last week to see the Arkansas Repertory Theatre's "Gee's Bend," 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, $25-$40.
Local jazz ensemble Handmade Moments (with members of Don't Stop Please) plays at The Joint, with Geoffrey Myers and Tyler Tradewell, 9 p.m., $7. Tireless swamp-folk/soul singer Adam Faucett is at Maxine's for a free show, 7 p.m. Up in Fayetteville, George's Majestic Lounge hosts red-dirt road warriors The Eli Young Band, with opener Backroad Anthem, 8 p.m., $29. Attention, Razorback football faithful: It is Signing Day in the Rock at Verizon Arena. Get an introduction to the new coaches and recruits, 6:45 p.m., $25-$65.
Montego Cafe celebrates Bob Marley's birthday with performances from Changus B, Nicky Parrish, J. White, Bijoux, Michael Walker, 10 p.m., $10. The Good Vibes Music Fest is hosted by Osyrus Bolly and DJ Keylowatt, with Flint Eastwood, Vile Pack, SA, Kwestion, xP, Tho'd Studio Ent., Fresco The Caveman, SJ and Keshawn, and a Beat Battle featuring Nawf, Don Dash Beats, DJ Stylez, Spacecamp, D Trell and King Boom. Downtown Music Hall, 9 p.m., $6-$8. White Water Tavern hosts the alt-country sounds of The Canehill Engagement, with Isaac Alexander (with full band) and Sea Nanners, 9:30 p.m. The Baltimore Consort performs at Christ Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m., $15-$25. The Weekend Theater's production of "Ain't Nothing But a Thang" opens, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 23.
For another Bob Marley Birthday Bash, Revolution has Yard Squad Band featuring Dynamq, Butterfly, Darril Harp Edwards and A.G. Dynamite, 9 p.m., $15 adv., $20 day of. Discovery has Sex Panther & The Return of Blade, Jeremy Rowlett, Rufio, Jason D, Brandon Peck and more, 9 p.m., $10.