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'The Dixie Swim Club' to Murry's 

THURSDAY 5/24

Murry's Dinner Playhouse is staging "The Dixie Swim Club," a comedy about five eclectic Southern women, 6 p.m. Tue.-Sat., $15-$33. Author Cathy Urwin presents "Republican Reformer: Winthrop Rockefeller's Legacy as Governor of Arkansas" at the Arkansas Arts Center, 5:30 p.m., $5 or free for AAC members. The Blaggards bring "Stout Irish Rock" to Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9:30 p.m., free. To celebrate the 35th Riverfest and the 90th anniversary of the Little Rock Junior League, festival organizers are hosting a wine tasting, led by Bruce Cochran. The event includes more than 90 wines from all over the world, as well as food from several local restaurants, 5:30 p.m. at River Market Pavilion, $30 (or two for $50) adv., $35 door. This is the last week for the Rep's production of "Next to Normal." It runs at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, $45-$50.

FRIDAY 5/25

Mississippi bluesman Cedric Burnside brings some Hill Country sounds back to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $10. If you're up in Eureka Springs, Don't Stop Please plays Chelsea's Corner at 9 p.m., $5 (the band also plays Maxine's on Saturday with Handmade Moments, 8 p.m., $5). Juanita's has a free show from Knoxville metalcore outfit Straight Line Stitch, with openers Psychostick, 9 p.m. It's that time of the month. You know the one, when the Cool Shoes dance party returns for a night of raging at Downtown Music Hall, 9 p.m. Lulav hosts "BLOW: Memorial Day Weekend All White Affair," featuring DJs Klassic and Mike Blaze; all-white attire is suggested but not required, 10 p.m. VJ g-force takes the helm at Tavern Sports Grill, 8 p.m., free.

SATURDAY 5/26

The Charlie Daniels Band is back in Hot Springs for a concert at Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater, 7:30 p.m., $30-$65. Memphis madman Joecephus returns to Midtown Billiards to ask us (rhetorically, of course) "What Would Lemmy Do?" That show starts late, 12:30 a.m., and it's $5. If you missed its set at the Stickyz Tent, or just weren't up to braving Riverfest, Amasa Hines plays White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7. How's about some live music and a good ol' fashioned crawfish boil? Well Rip Van Shizzle's got your classic rock covers and mudbugs, 9 p.m., free admission, Thirst n' Howl.

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