Joy/polyrhythm peddlers Couch Jackets play a free show at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, with Deep Sequence, Sabine Valley and Guys on a Bus, 9 p.m. Dazz & Brie, Black Horse and Monsterboy perform at Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack for Tiny Desk Arkansas, a fundraiser for KUAR-FM, 89.1, 8 p.m., $10. The Arkansas Travelers take on the Corpus Christi Hooks, with fireworks after the Friday night game, 7:10 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 6:10 p.m. Sat., Dickey-Stephens Park, $7-$13. Club Sway is open with no cover charge for the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Watch Party, 6 p.m. Johnnyswim and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors share a bill at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 8 p.m., $34-$40. Dave Miller & Rocktown Revival bring “Big Boy, Big Breakfast” and other ditties to the White Water Tavern, 8 p.m. Lance Daniels plays for the happy hour crowd at Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, or come later for a set from Mayday By Midnight, 9 p.m., $5. Nathan Bell sits in with the Clyde Pound Trio at the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, 7 p.m. Patrick Melton goes for laughs at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. “Despicable Me 3” screens at the Hot Springs Farmers Market, sunset (8:29 p.m.), free. Down in El Dorado, Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase 2018 champs Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo take the stage at The Griffin, 8 p.m., free.
Make it a comedy doubleheader: Jay Jackson hosts “Lattes & Laughs” at Guillermo’s Coffee, Tea & Roastery, with sets from Doug Gillon, Basial and Richard Douglas Jones, 8 p.m., $5. Then, Brett Ihler hosts Late Night Stand-Up Comedy at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, with sets from Kayla Esmond, Josh Ogle, Russell Rogers and more, 10:30 p.m., pay-what-you-can admissions. Magic Springs Theme and Water Park in Hot Springs hosts a show from Kansas, 8 p.m., see magicsprings.com for passes and entry details. Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts take the stage at Stickyz, 10 p.m., $6. Dazz & Brie play Gigi’s Soul Cafe & Lounge, 9 p.m., $15-$20. The Sideshow Tragedy, a potent rock duo out of Austin, Texas, plays a set at White Water, 9 p.m. Oakland fastcore rockers Violent Opposition take the stage at Vino’s Brewpub, with AK47 and more, 8 p.m., $8. Mother Hubbard kicks off the weekend with a set at Cajun’s, 9 p.m., $5, or come before dinner and catch Richie Johnson, 5:30 p.m., free. The Karla Case Band performs at Thirst N’ Howl Bar & Grill, 8:30 p.m., $5. Trey Johnson takes his smiling blues set to Kings Live Music in Conway, 8:30 p.m., $5. The Great Whiskey Rendezvous gives a concert at Four Quarter Bar, 9 p.m., $7. Moxie takes the stage at Oaklawn’s Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., free, and elsewhere in Spa City, the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre stages a family-friendly, one-hour performance of “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Hot Springs Farmers Market, 7 p.m., free.
Self-described “Arkensemble Folkestra” The Whole Famn Damily shares a bill with Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $7. Me Like Bees, Turtle Rush and Youth Pastor congregate for a bill at Maxine’s, 9 p.m., $7. Illusionaut brings its spacey rock set to Vino’s, 8 p.m., $8. Cajun’s Wharf hosts a show from One Way Road, 9 p.m., $5, and earlier, from Alex Summerlin, 5:30 p.m., free. Jeff Crosby and the Refugees take the stage at Kings, 8:30 p.m., $5. Trumpeter Jeff Gray leads his 8-piece Crescent City Combo in an outdoor set at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville as part of the Forest Concert Series, 7 p.m., $10. Chucky Waggs and Friends jam at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. Hibernia Irish Tavern hosts the Veterans of Comedy show, 8 p.m., $10. Against the Grane plays a free show at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m.
The Arkansas Travelers face off in three games against the San Antonio Missions, 2:10 p.m. Sun., 7:10 p.m. Mon, 6:10 p.m. Tue., with fireworks after the Tuesday night game, Dickey-Stephens Park, $7-$13. Detroit rockers Kaleido take the stage at Stickyz, 8 p.m., $8-$10.
Old-school Detroit punk rockers Negative Approach graft a 2 a.m. Saturday morning spirit onto a Monday night at White Water, with Revenge Bodies and Motives A.D., 7:30 p.m., $15.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra gives its annual “Pops on the River” concert, with children’s activities, food trucks, the “Oh, Say Can You Sing?” contest and a fireworks show at dusk, 3 p.m., Riverfront Park, free. Comedian Nate Williams headlines the A-State Comedy Jam at Jazzi’s Lounge, 7 p.m. Wed.-Thu., $15-$30. The Historic Arkansas Museum hosts a Frontier Fourth of July, with a Revolutionary War battle reenactment, living history performances, music, crafting and territorial games, 10 a.m.-noon, free.