Historical entertainment planned for joint celebration of three Southwest Arkansas milestone anniversaries
Started up at punk shows in 1995, local book and zine distro Tree of Knowledge will lead a zine-making workshop at 4 p.m. at the Children's Library and Learning Center. Metal band Mean Ends will be at Vino's with Not On Your Life at 9 p.m., $5, Austin group Megafauna will be Maxine's in Hot Springs with Fitra and Opportunist, $5, and Canadian dance pop band Royal Canoe will be at Stickyz at 9 p.m., $7.
"Everything Old Is New Again: The Arkansas Foodways Movement," a conference at the South Campus of Pulaski Technical College, will kick off at 10 a.m. and feature speakers and panel discussions on Arkansas culinary history. The 14th Annual Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest, sponsored by the Delta Cultural Center, will go down in Downtown Helena starting at 11 a.m. and featuring live performances by Lee Williams and the Spiritual QCs (the great gospel group who've been doing it since 1968) and many others. Mordecai "Baby Boi" Whitley (from the group Integrity) will give a solo performance at the Afterthought at 9 p.m., $8, and local death metal group Severe Headwound will play at Vino's with Evil Army, Dawn Patrol and Slamphetamine, 9 p.m., $7.
The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center will host a free "Creature Feature" at 2 p.m., at which one of the center's experts will present one of its "resident critters" to the public, all ages. Self-proclaimed "super group" The Winery Dogs, featuring former members of Dream Theater, Poison and Steve Vai's and David Lee Roth's touring bands, will be at Juanita's with Third Degree at 8 p.m., $20 adv., $25 day of.
Continuing its "Arkansas B-Movies" series, local film collective Splice Microcinema will screen 1987's "Stay Tuned for Murder," a VHS nonclassic shot in Little Rock, at Vino's at 7:30 p.m., donations encouraged. Rap duo and Tech N9ne affiliates CES Cru (featuring rappers Ubiquitous and Godemis) will be at Revolution with Big Piph, Stephan James, 870 Underground, Rozay Thrower, iWrek and 540 at 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of. Georgia heavy metal band Fozzy, fronted by the professional wrestler Chris Jericho, will be at Juanita's at 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.