A venture to this state park is on the must-do list for many, the park being the only spot in North America where you can dig for diamonds and other gemstones and keep your finds.
Director Bob Hupp moderates a panel discussion on The Rep's new production of "Macbeth," at the Clinton School's Sturgis Hall, noon. Comedian Mark Poolos is at the Loony Bin at 7:30 p.m., $7 (and at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Lex Norwood performs as part of the Music Innovators Series at The Joint in Argenta, 7:30 p.m., $20. Local H plays at Stickyz with locals The Dangerous Idiots, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of. Spero plays at the White Water Tavern with Isaac Alexander and Nathan Houser, 9:30 p.m.
The Old State House Museum screens "War Eagle, Arkansas" as part of its Second Friday Cinema series, 5 p.m., free. Movies in the Park continues with "Guardians of the Galaxy" at First Security Amphitheater, sunset, free. Jonathan Tyler performs at Stickyz with Vintage Pistol and Van Darian, 8:30 p.m., $10. The Intruders play at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7-$12. So This Is Suffering plays at Vino's with Triumph Over Shipwreck, Roots Like Mountains and All Is At An End, 9 p.m., $10. Bonnie Montgomery plays at White Water with Palomino Shakedown, 9:30 p.m.
Fayetteville jam band Goose plays at Juanita's, 9 p.m., $10. Foulplay Cabaret is at Maxine's in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $10-$12. Ezra Lbs plays with Bob For Apples at The Lightbulb Club in Fayetteville, 9 p.m. Country singer Frank Foster is at Revolution, 9 p.m., $20. Local punk band Trophy Boyfriends plays at White Water, 9:30 p.m.
Jeff Smith, urban policy professor and former Missouri state senator, gives a lecture titled "Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America's Prison Crisis," at the Clinton School's Sturgis Hall, noon. The Arkansas Repertory Theatre hosts a Grand Opening for the Main Street Creative Corridor at 3 p.m. Indie pop singer Zella Day performs at Juanita's, 8 p.m., $12. Cult Nashville metal band Today Is the Day plays at Vino's with Abigail Williams and Lifer, 8 p.m., $7.