Winter is the perfect time to explore the natural stone shelters where native Arkansans once lived
Downtown Music Hall has the Swans-inspired gothic folk of Wovenhand, with the stark, ambient noise of Wrekmeister Harmonies and the bludgeoning metal of Rwake, 9:30 p.m., $10. If you like your beer cold and your country-rock loud, The Chris Alan Craig Band plays an 18-and-older CD release show at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $5. Singer/songwriter David LaMotte performs at First Presbyterian Church of North Little Rock, 7 p.m., $15. The Little Rock Wind Symphony presents "Songs and Dances," a program featuring Metropolitan Opera singer Edward Crafts and the premiere of "In Tran(s) - Phenomena II" by Arkansas composer Ryan Gaston, Second Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m., $8-$10. The Arkansas Travelers kick off a four-game series against the Springfield Cardinals, 7:10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, and 2:10 p.m. Sunday, $4-$12.
Texas singer/songwriter Adam Carroll plays White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m. Walton Arts Center hosts Caravanserai: Orchestra of Fes, directed by Mohammed Briouel with Francoise Atlan, 8 p.m., $10-$25. Also in Fayetteville, hit-making country harmonizers Little Big Town open the season at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, with opener David Nail, 8 p.m., $22-$77. For a shot of 150-proof local rock, check out Peckerwolf, Dangerous Idiots and Bombay Harambee at Vino's, 9 p.m., $5. The Bugs and Beer Crawfish Boil, presented by The Point 94.1, has music by Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, crawfish races and more, benefiting Senior Citizens Activities Today, River Market Pavilions, 6-9 p.m., $40-$64. It's your last chance to catch "Doubt" at The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $12-$16.
Blues guitarist Don Haney & The Prime Rib Special perform at Cregeen's Irish Pub, 8 p.m., $5. Indie Music Night — 420 Edition features 5:40, Doe Boi (of LabRatz), Stamp Gang, OZ Slim, Rated Thoad, D-Ray, Heavy Hustlin Ent., Real N' Ready and DJ Petey Beatz, Downtown Music Hall, 9 p.m. The deep-space psych-blues explorers in Tyrannosaurus Chicken touch down at Maxine's, with Ben Franks and The Bible Belt Boys, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. Urban Hoedown benefits the American Cancer Society, with music from Ment 2 B, Riverbilly and D Harp Edwards, a silent auction and food from Whole Hog Cafe, Wild River Country, 6-11 p.m., $50. You can dance with The Greasy Greens to celebrate Earth Day at Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, 7 p.m., $10-$15. Arkansas Earth Day Foundation presents "10 Years of Promoting Green Living," with games, children's activities, music, food vendors and more at Heifer Village, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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