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THURSDAY 10/23

The creative team behind The Rep's new production of "Wait Until Dark" hosts a panel discussion on the play at the Clinton School's Sturgis Hall at noon. Portland folk-pop group Nahko and Medicine for the People are at Revolution at 8:30 p.m., $17. KABF's Shoog Radio hosts John Willis and Late Romantics and Amyjo Savannah at its concert series at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $5. Cleveland pop group SomeKindaWonderful is at Juanita's at 9 p.m., $5. Local legends Adam Faucett, Iron Tongue and Them Witches play at White Water Tavern at 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY 10/24

The 23rd annual Boo at the Zoo kicks off at the Little Rock Zoo, with a haunted train ride, trick-or-treating, bounce houses, a Frankenstein-themed dance party and, on the last night, a Day of the Dead celebration, 6 p.m. nightly through Nov. 1, $10. Pulaski Technical College hosts the Alash Ensemble, a group of throat singers from the Republic of Tuva (below Siberia), for a free concert at 7 p.m. Arkansas Sounds presents the Lyon College Pipe Band, featuring bagpipes, Scottish and Irish dancers and a full Celtic band, at the Ron Robinson Theater at 7 p.m. Randall Shreve and The Sideshow play at Stickyz at 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of. Reckless Kelly is at Revolution with Erik Dylan, 9 p.m., $15 adv., $18 day of. Arkansas's own Jim Mize, whose third album was released this summer (and remains on rotation at the Times office), will play his record release show at White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 10/25

The 4th annual World Cheese Dip Championship is at Bernice Garden at 14th and Main streets starting at 11 a.m., $8 adv., $10 day of. The Ron Robinson Theater hosts the "Stand Up to Bullying Arts and Film Festival" at 11 a.m. MacArthur Park is holding a pumpkin carving event and contest, Mac-O-Lanterns, starting at 3 p.m. Revolution hosts Origin, Crankbait, Abandon the Artifice and The Awareness Affliction, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $13 day of. Songwriter Tim Easton is at White Water Tavern at 9:30 p.m. The Dangerous Idiots return to Midtown Billiards at midnight, $5.

TUESDAY 10/28

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History hosts a "Ghost Hunting Class" at 6 p.m., $25. Amasa Hines plays at White Water Tavern with Fresno's Strange Vine, 9 p.m. Alt-country legends Drive-By Truckers are at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville at 9 p.m., $25.

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