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The Arkansas Repertory Theatre's production of the musical "Treasure Island" continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. White Water Tavern has three of the state's best songwriters under one roof, Kevin Kerby, Adam Faucett and Andy Warr, 9:30 p.m., $5. Downtown Music Hall hosts pop-punkers The Wonder Years, with Fireworks, Hostage Calm and Misser, 6 p.m., $13 adv., $15 day of. Stickyz brings in folky Memphis singer/songwriter Chris Milam, 9 p.m., 18-and-older. Film geeks take note: The WRI Film Forum at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain kicks off Thursday, offering up-and-comers access to industry vets, who'll impart their wisdom in a four-day series of seminars, workshops and screenings. More info at livethelegacy.org.
"A Hair Affair" is a fundraiser for LGBT homelessness advocate Lucie's Place and HIV/AIDS support group LACorp, with a fashion show, competition between local hair salons, local arts and crafts and live music from Winston Family Orchestra, Terry House, 6 p.m., $10 adv., $15 door. It's the last run for The Weekend Theater's production of "Company," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Longtime local rock favorites Big Silver play at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5. Southern-fried hip-hop outfit The Nappy Roots play an 18-and-older show at Revolution, 9 p.m. Down in the Spa City, Texan roots-rockers The Mansion Family perform with Uncle Joe and The Backsliders' Choir, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. ImprovLittleRock's "Battle Royal" finds comedic improvisers going head-to-head, with the audience declaring the winners, The Public Theatre, 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $8. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona will discuss current affairs at the Clinton School of Public Service, 6 p.m.
Former Razorbacks track and field coach and living legend John McDonnell will do a book-signing at Go! Running in the Heights, noon. Verizon Arena hosts the 2013 SEC Gymnastics Championship, 2 p.m., $8-$16. Ragged rockers Not in the Face return to Bear's Den Pizza in Conway, 8:30 p.m., free. Fayetteville country-rockers Backroad Anthem bring the ruckus to Stickyz, 18-and-older, 9 p.m. Buzzed-about Dallas indie rockers Air Review play Maxine's, with Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass, $6 adv., $8 door.
Funnyman Jim Gaffigan comes to Robinson Center Music Hall on his White Bread Tour, 7 p.m. $48-$58. If you require standup comedy with more of a misanthropic, scorched-earth hatred vibe, Doug Stanhope is at the UARK Bowl in Fayetteville, 8 p.m., $25.