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Jesse Jackson to UCA 

THURSDAY 2/23

Civil rights icon Jesse Jackson speaks at UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m., $5-$10. Jim Mize — unquestionably one of Arkansas's musical treasures — plays White Water Tavern with Shreveport slide blues master Buddy Flett, who's played with his band The Bluebirds for years and has toured with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, 9 p.m. Mize and Flett play Maxine's Saturday night. "Culture Shock: '90s" includes drinks, dancing, music from DJ Hollywood and an exhibition of works the Arkansas Arts Center acquired in the 1990s, AAC, 7 p.m., $10-$19.90.

FRIDAY 2/24

Monthly dance party Cool Shoes kicks off at Downtown Music Hall at 9 p.m., with DJs Wolf-E-Wolf, Kichen, Cam Holifield and That Other Guy. Revolution has a night of Red Dirt rockin' with Wade Bowen, Greg Gardner & Voodoo Cowboy and Dry County, 18-and-older, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. The FOCAL book sale kicks off at Main Library, 10 a.m., through Sunday.

SATURDAY 2/25

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "Ode to Joy" includes Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46" and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125." Featuring narration by George Takei, soprano Katherine Whyte, alto Christin-Marie Hill, tenor Eric Barry and bass Robert Aaron Taylor, Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., also 3 p.m. Feb. 26, $14-$52. Youth Home of Arkansas benefit Chili with a Kick! kicks off at 11 a.m. at Dickey-Stephens Park, with a chili cook-off, jalapeno eating contest and music from Suburban Legend, War Chief, Echo Canyon, Whale Fire, The Year of the Tiger, DNR, Elise Davis Band, Falcon Scott and Booyah! Dad, $5 (more on page 33).

SUNDAY 2/26

North Carolina's Malcolm Holcombe makes a welcome return to White Water Tavern for a rare Sunday night show. Holcombe is easily one of the best songwriters in the country, effortlessly melding folk, blues and country influences into his songs of everyday observation. His gruff voice grumbles and growls with the gravelly best-of-them, but emotion is never lost in the mix. He's also a badass guitar player, and between songs, he'll tell rambling, circular stories that don't make conventional "sense," but will nonetheless crack up audience and performer alike. A don't-miss show, 8 p.m. The Johnny Cash Birthday Tribute features Cash family members singing, offering personal tributes and reminiscences, followed by light refreshments at the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess. Shuttles depart from Dyess Community Center, which will host the event in case of inclement weather, 2 p.m.

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