Arkansas angler and fishing expert Billy Murray shares his extensive knowledge of the Diamond Lakes of Arkansas
The UA Little Rock Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity releases the results of its survey on racial attitudes in Pulaski County with "Race, Ethnicity and Religion," a conference in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, 10:30 a.m., free. Michael Burks' posthumously released record "I'm A Bluesman" gets a listening party at The Big Chill in Hot Springs, 8 p.m., $15. Duo Niyaz blends folk and electronica for the next installment of the Walton Arts Center's 10x10 Arts Series, 7 p.m., Baum Walker Hall, Fayetteville, $10. Cajun's Wharf celebrates the opening of its "big deck" overlooking the Arkansas River with a show from Brian Nahlen and Nick Devlin, 5:30 p.m., free, and Mayday by Midnight, 9 p.m., $5. Comedian Tracy Smith lands at the Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Justin Cody Fox gives a performance at Dogtown Sound, 7 p.m. Old State House Museum's youth education coordinator Daniel Cockrell gives a "Brown Bag Lunch Lecture" on the events that led to the Reconstruction-era Brooks-Baxter War, noon, free.
Los Lobos brings its East L.A. blend to Walton Arts Center's Baum Walker Hall, Fayetteville, 8 p.m., $30-$60. Folk-rockers The Cons of Formant celebrate the release of "Tributaries" with a show at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $10. The Rodney Block Collective celebrates Block's and South on Main co-owner Amy Kelley Bell's birthdays with an "80s vs. 90s" show featuring Bijoux and DJ Hy-C, 9 p.m., South on Main, $15. New Orleans jazz-informed quintet Elysian Feel rolls into town for a show at Four Quarter Bar in Argenta, 10 p.m., $7. The Akeem Kemp Band performs at TC's Midtown Grill in Conway, 9 p.m. The Willy D's Rock and Roll Traveling Show brings dueling pianos to Oaklawn's Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m., free. Hoodoo Blues Revue plays at Dugan's Pub, 9 p.m. Darril Edwards plays the happy hour at Cajun's, 5:30 p.m., free, followed by a show from Woodpeckers, 9 p.m., $5. N.C. downtempo rockers Filth join locals All Is At An End, Levels and A Fate Foretold at Vino's, 8 p.m. "Rollin N The Rev" at the Rev Room features EDM sets from Big Brown, Sleepy Genius, Mondragon, PineappleBeatz to benefit The Van's outreach to Arkansas's homeless community, 9 p.m., $5 with donation of two rolls of toilet tissue, $10 without. The 30th Annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference kicks off in Eureka Springs' Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, 8 a.m. Fri.-Sun., $43-$150. Mayday by Midnight plays the West End Smokehouse, 10 p.m., $7. "Riverdance" turns 20 this year, and a touring production of the Irish dance show lands at Robinson Center, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., $23-$72.
It's Arkansas Derby Day at Oaklawn in Hot Springs and the infield will be open, featuring exhibits from the Mid-America Science Museum, a beer garden, inflatables, a petting zoo and live music, 12:30 p.m. Neo-soul quartet Off the Cuff performs at 109 & Co., 9:30 p.m., free. Mountain Sprout jams at King's Live Music in Conway with an opening set from Alex Summerlin, 8:30 p.m., $5. The House of Art hosts a Poetry Gala at its headquarters in Argenta, 108 E. 4th St., 6 p.m., $20. Candy Soul, Tonya Dyson, Tim Anthony and Twin Spirit join the Afrodesia House Band for "Goddess Fire: Yin and Yang Sessions," part of The Sofa Series concerts, 8 p.m., Touch of Quality Event Center, 1715 S. Scott St., $15-$20. KUAR-FM 89.1 news director Michael Hibblen signs copies of his new book, "The Rock Island Railroad" at Wordsworth Books & Co., 1 p.m. Arkansas's boxing, kickboxing and MMA stars face off for "360 Fight Club: KTFO Edition" at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 7 p.m., $10-$125. Texas "red dirt" country singer Stoney LaRue returns to the Rev Room, 9 p.m., $15-$20. Liberty Bridge returns to Hibernia Irish Tavern, 8 p.m. The Big Dam Horns descend on Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7. Richie Johnson performs at Cajun's Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, Trey and the Droppers take the stage, 9 p.m., $5. Doug Dicharry, Youth Pastor and The Toos share an eclectic bill at Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville, 10 p.m.
Jason Eady was born in Mississippi, but his music has found a place in the Texas country tradition, and he honky-tonks at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $10. Comedian Ronel Williams hosts Comedy Night at Cajun's Wharf, 7 p.m., free.
The Ron Robinson Theater hosts screenings of "Hotel Rwanda," 6 p.m. Tue.-Wed., $5. The Russian National Ballet Theatre returns to University of Central Arkansas's Reynolds Auditorium in Conway for a performance of "Sleeping Beauty," 7:30 p.m., $30-$40.
ASO concertmaster Kiril Laskarov gives a performance of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 7:30 p.m., free. Flautist, saxophonist and vocalist Tonya Leeks and her jazz-R&B ensemble perform for Jazz in the Park, 6 p.m., Riverfront Park History Pavilion, free. Adam Faucett is guitarist Judson Spillyard's next selection for the April "Sessions" shows Spillyards is curating at South on Main, 8 p.m., $10. The UA Little Rock Trojans baseball team takes on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Gary Hogan Field, 6 p.m.
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