Saxophonist Dave Williams II sits in with the Clyde Pound Trio at The Ohio Club in Hot Springs, 7 p.m. Christine Stedman counters #dadjokes with mom jokes at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Urban Pioneers bring their “hillbilly swing” to the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Darrell Claypool & Illusion Allstars give a show at Cajun’s Wharf, 9 p.m., $5. Deep Sequence takes its intricate arrangements and guitar virtuosity to Kings Live Music in Conway, 8 p.m., free. Four Quarter Bar hosts live music from the Matt Treadway Trio for ALS of Arkansas’s Speakeasy Party fundraiser, with prohibition-style cocktails, a costume contest and a seance, 7 p.m., $10-$30. Museum of Discovery hosts “Pranks & Dranks” as part of its “Science After Dark” series, 6 p.m., $10.
“Orange Is the New White,” a new play on politics from North Little Rock comedy troupe The Main Thing, opens at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. through June 16, $24. Gianna Colucci hosts “Gaylien Invasion,” a drag show at Sway, 9 p.m. Young Dolph and Key Glock team up for a hip-hop show at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 9 p.m., $35-$200. KDJE-FM, 100.3 “The Edge,” hosts a show at the Rev Room from Red Sun Rising, 8 p.m., $15. Sad Daddy mashes up banjo with mountain harmonies and wit at White Water, 9 p.m., $10. Richie Johnson plays for happy hour at Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and stick around after dinner for Jet 420, 9 p.m., $5. Ghost Town Blues Band performs at The Big Chill in Hot Springs, 9 p.m. DeFrance performs live in Dardanelle at the Front Street Grill, 9 p.m. Urban Pioneers reprise their country swing at Kings Live Music, with an opening set from John Severs, 8:30 p.m., $5. Guitar Is Dead, an aggro jazz project from guitarist Tristan Gianola, pairs up with The Federalis at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. River City Overdrive plays a set at JJ’s Grill, 8:30 p.m. Find The Pink Piano Show in Pops Lounge, 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat., and Mister Lucky at Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming. Surf rock revivalists Daikaiju take the stage at Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville, 10 p.m., $7. Liquid Kitty takes the stage at West End Smokehouse, 10:30 p.m., $7. Jimmy Stigma, Depression Expression and Pancho Casanova share a show at The Sonic Temple, 8 p.m., $5.
Stoner rock pioneers Weedeater share a show with fellow North Carolinian heavy rockers Bask, with sets from Hyborian and Iron Tongue, White Water, 7:30 p.m., $15. Anti-Apartheid activist Dr. Allan Aubrey Boesak speaks at New Millennium Church, 3 p.m., free. “Le Girls,” a new drag burlesque show, goes up at Discovery Nightclub, 9 p.m. Oaklawn hosts the $3,000 Arkansas Baggo Championship, 12:30 p.m. Blue Canoe Brewing Co. hosts a Beer Garden Party, noon, 1637 E. 15th St., followed by a danceable set from CosmOcean, 8 p.m., $5. Phillip Phillips, season 11 champion of television’s “American Idol” competition, performs at Griffin Music Hall in El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District, 7:30 p.m., $30-$160. Six Ten (610 Center St.) is home to the Human Rights Campaign’s Big Queer and Trans Brunch, 11 a.m., $20, see hrc.im/arbrunch for tickets. Pianist and songwriter Karen Jr. performs at Hibernia Irish Tavern with a full band, 8 p.m., free. Bill “Bluesboy Jag” Jagitsch plays a solo set at Cregeen’s Irish Pub, 8 p.m., free. Chinese Connection Dub Embassy takes reggae vibes to Kings Live Music, with Joey Fanstar, 8:30 p.m., $5. Texarkana plays a free show at Markham Street Grill & Pub, 8:30 p.m., free. Tragikly White revs up a dance party at the Rev Room, 9:30 p.m., $10. Kalvin “Hot Sauce” Henderson steps into the ring for 360 Fight Club at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 7 p.m., $20-$125. The City Boyz take the stage at Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $5. Some Guy Named Robb plays for happy hour at Cajun’s, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, Ghost Town Blues Band gets going, 9 p.m., $5. Country rock vets the Good Time Ramblers play a show at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7.
Nate King Foxx and Ronel Williams face off in a comedy showdown at Pharaoh’s Hookah Lounge, 8819 Arch St., 7 p.m., $10-$15.
Dweezil Zappa brings his world tour set”Choice Cuts” to George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, 8 p.m., $25-$75. Hendrix College History professor Deborah Skok gives a talk, “That Red-Headed Devil: Jane Hoey and Women’s Leadership in the New Deal,” as part of UA Little Rock’s Evenings with History series, 7:30 p.m., Historic Arkansas Museum, free, call 569-3235 to subscribe to the lecture series.
The Louis Heard Trio performs for Jazz in the Park at the History Pavilion in Riverfront Park, 6 p.m. Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton’s fans include John Mayer, Dave Matthews and, we assume, the audience for his concert at Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, 7:30 p.m., $20-$30.