In Brief, Feb. 17-19 

Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase returns, "A Few Good Men" debuts at The Public Theater.


The Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase returns to Stickyz for a third round of local music, featuring the throwback country of 10 Horse Johnson, blue-eyed R&B from Brown Soul Shoes, melodic garage rock from Ezra Lbs and the sugar-high indie of Sea Nanners, 8:30 p.m., $5. Earlier, at the Clinton School, former Oxford American editor Paul Reyes talks about "Exiles in Eden," his ground-level account of the housing crisis, 6 p.m. Katmandu plays originals and rocked-out covers at The Afterthought, 8 p.m., $7. Country boy Luke Williams survives another night at Denton's Trotline in Benton, 8 p.m. Micky & the Motorcars bring their Austin, Texas, style of country to Revolution, 9 p.m., $8.


The Public Theater debuts a new production in Aaron Sorkin's great courtroom drama, "A Few Good Men" (yep, it's the one you're thinking about: "You can't handle the truth," etc.), 7:30 p.m., $14. Also, August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" returns to the Weekend Theater. Cool Shoes DJs Wolf-E-Wolf, Sleek, Germz, Digital Love and Red Six switch up their monthly party with the "Dubstep Takeover" at Downtown Music Hall, 9 p.m., $5 early admission. For the night owls, Ghost Town Blues Band takes to Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $8 non-members. Jazz singer Kasie Lunsford celebrates the release of her new eponymous new album at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Subdue rocks out at Denton's Trotline in Benton, 9 p.m. The "Zodiac Party" returns to Revolution for its "Aquarius Edition" with DJs Micro, Vicious Vic, Excell Beatdown and many more, 9 p.m., $15.


In Fayetteville, swing revivalists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy zoot-suit up at Walton Arts Center's Baum Walker Hall to pay tribute to a legendary bandleader with "100 Years of Cab Calloway," 8 p.m., $32-$68. Party band Mr. Happy lands in Fox and Hound, 10 p.m. Juanita's gets twang-y with Trey Hawkins Band and Ben Coulter & the Delta Outlaws, 10 p.m., $8. Likewise, Vino's goes metal with Wraith, Poisonwood, Bulla and Every Knee Shall Bow, 8 p.m., $6. Tool tribute band Opiate lands in Revolution, with opening support from Memphis alt-rockers Blackberry Wednesday, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. Conway Symphony Orchestra spotlights visiting soprano Cao Jin in "Beauty and the Brahms," Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $6-$38.


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