Comedian Mike Paramore turns pet peeves into the stuff of monologues at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Torch singer Sylvia Stems joins the Foul Play Cabaret burlesque troupe at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., $10. Levelle Davison croons at the White Water Tavern, 8:30 p.m. Saxophonist, flautist and jazz instructor Barry McVinney sits in with the Clyde Pound Trio at the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, 7 p.m., free. Stephan James and Big Swoll host Indie Music Night at the Rev Room with sets from DJ Don D, OneWay Tray, Bobby Racksmith, Spaid GotIt, 4NO, Phatte 400 and others, 9 p.m., $10-$12. Raven’s Nest performs at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, 9 p.m. Dauber Hill gets a post-holiday show going at JJ’s Grill in Little Rock, 6 p.m. Stone’s Throw Brewing’s spot at PopUp Stifft Station hosts an Adult Spelling Bee, 7 p.m.
Jamie Lou & The Hullabaloo charm the crowd at Kings Live Music in Conway, with an opening set from Xander James, 8:30 p.m., $5. DJ Nick Hud spins tunes for Rooftop Grown & Sexy, 9 p.m., Agasi 7 Rooftop Bar, 322 Rock St., $20. CosmOcean takes its funk-forward set to Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. The North Little Rock Community Concert Band caps off its “Concerts in the Park” series with “Just for Fun,” a program of works by Leroy Anderson, Karl King and others, 7 p.m., Lakewood Village Shopping Center canopy, free. Tragikly White kicks off a set at West End Smokehouse at 10 p.m., $7. Randall Shreve and The Devilles bring rock with a Vaudeville-gothic aesthetic to the Rev Room, with Couch Jackets, 9 p.m., $8-$10. Still Married and Friends jam at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 7:30 p.m. Dirty Red and the Soulshakers bring a raucous blues harp blend to Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 7 p.m., $5. Fire and Brimstone kick off a post-holiday weekend at Cajun’s, 5:30 p.m., free, followed by a late-night set from Riverbilly, 9 p.m., $5. Brian Ramsey & Carey Griffith share a bill at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m., free. Smoke & Barrel Tavern in Fayetteville hosts a show from The Red Clay Strays, 10 p.m., free. Elsewhere in Fayetteville, heavy rockers Helmet play a show at George’s Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $15-$17.
String band Sad Daddy holds jamboree court at White Water, 9 p.m., $10. The Dead Deads return with their bombastic rock show, for the “dead corps” and the uninitiated alike, 9 p.m., Stickyz, $8-$10. Dirtfoot gets rowdy at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $8. Boom Kinetic takes its anthemic, falsetto-laden rock riffs to the Rev Room, 9:30 p.m., $10. Christian hip-hop singer TobyMac performs at Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Theme & Water Park, see magicsprings.com for details. It’s A Man’s World teams up with The On Call Band for a bill at Gigi’s Soul Cafe & Lounge, Maumelle, 9 p.m., $15-$20. Songster, musicologist and Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder Dom Flemons entertains for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s annual Lightning Bug Hunt in Bentonville, 7 p.m., $10. Alan Lowe’s “The Trial of David Owen Dodd” screens at CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 5 p.m. Ben Byers plays for the happy hour crowd at Cajun’s, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, catch Big Shane Thornton in action, 9 p.m., $5. The Whole Famn Damily takes the stage at Kings Live Music, with Awkward Peach, 8:30 p.m., $5.
Jared Leto’s rock outfit Thirty Seconds to Mars takes the stage at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, with Walk the Moon, K. Flay and Welshly Arms, 6 p.m., $15-$105. LP enthusiasts: Stone’s Throw Brewing and Arkansas Record & CD Exchange host a Vinyl Brunch with eats from Aphrosense, 11 a.m.
The American Taekwondo Association World Expo kicks off at the Statehouse Convention Center, see ataworldexpo.com for details and registration. Tomes + Tea Book Club discusses Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ “Women Who Run with the Wolves,” 6:30 p.m., Arkansas Yoga Collective.
The Diamond Empire Band brings “Moves Like Jagger” and other high-energy covers to Stickyz for a weeknight dance party, with an opening set from Brae Leni & The Evergreen Groove Machine, 8 p.m., free. Pianist Tim Anthony unleashes his tunes in the McMath Library as part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s “Sounds in the Stacks” series (2100 John Barrow Road), 6:30 p.m., free.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” screens at First Security Amphitheater in Riverfront Park as part of the Movies in the Park series, sunset (8:24 p.m.), free. GGOOLLDD takes infectious riffs and extravagant costumes to the stage at Stickyz, 8 p.m., $12. The Springfield Cardinals take on the Arkansas Travelers at Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 6:10 Sat., $7-$13.