The late Sonny Burgess’ long-time band, The Legendary Pacers, performs at South on Main, 8 p.m. The Film Society of Little Rock hosts a free screening of “Big Trouble in Little China,” sunset (8:24 p.m.), Crush Wine Bar. Ralph Wilcox gives an onsite lecture on the history of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center as part of the “Preservation Conversations” series, 6 p.m., with a reception preceding, 5:30 p.m., 501 W. Ninth St., free. Country superstar Kenny Chesney takes the stage at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, $50-$99. Violinist Michael Barta gives a concert at Wildwood Park for the Arts with pianist Carl Anthony, 7:30 p.m., $15. No Remorse, Shoe and Past Comfort mix metal and punk sounds for a bill at Vino’s, 7 p.m., $6. Tragikly White entertains at Cajun’s Wharf, 9 p.m., $5, or come earlier and catch Brian Ramsey at happy hour, 5:30 p.m., free. A.J. Marlin’s Comedy Bowl kicks off at The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., $5. The Arkansas Travelers face off against the Springfield Cardinals at Dickey-Stephens Park, 7:10 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 6:10 p.m. Sat., $7-$13. Austin-based Lake of Fire shares a bill with Hot Springs’ The Violet Ultras at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, 9 p.m. “Boriqua Beast of Comedy” Alex Ortiz goes for laughs at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.
Memphis chronicler John Paul Keith takes his tales to the small-but-mighty stage at the White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $7. Janet Jackson’s “State of the World” tour lands at the Walmart AMP, 8 p.m., $35-$500. Jason Lee Hale and The Personal Space Invaders kick off a set at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. East End (Saline County) country rockers The Zac Dunlap Band take the stage at the Rev Room, with Cory Jackson, 8:30 p.m., $7. Swingin’ Hammers play an intimate show at The Undercroft at the corner of Scott and Fifth streets, 8 p.m. Griffin & Friends host a summer jam at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 8 p.m. Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack hosts a dance party with Bad Habit, 8:30 p.m., $5. Rob & Tyndall duet at Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and Lipstyck Hand Grenade takes the stage, 9 p.m., $5. CosmOcean plays a funky set at Kings Live Music in Conway, with an opening set from Brandon Riley, 8:30 p.m., $5. The John Calvin Brewer Band entertains at Silks Bar & Grill inside the Oaklawn Racing & Gaming casino, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., free. Dirty Fuss, New Motto and Dangerous Idiots share a bill at Maxine’s, 9 p.m., $5.
Service members Jay Jackson, Summer Vega, David Bair and Big Dre perform stand-up for The Punchline Platoon at Hibernia Irish Tavern, part of the “Veterans of Comedy” series, 8 p.m., $7. Singer/songwriter Miki Gaynor gives a concert at The Roots Art Connection, with host and comedian Brandy SaMone, 8:30 p.m., $10. The Creek Rocks team up with Buffalo Gals for a rowdy bluegrass-tinged bill at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Vocalist Genine LaTrice Perez performs for “Relive. Remake. Remix.” at South on Main, 9 p.m., $15-$20. Fingerstyle guitarist Kevin Blake Goodwin plays a set at Core Public House in Argenta, 7 p.m. The Pat Bianchi Organ Trio takes its Hammond-forward jazz set to the Sunrise Stage in Fayetteville for an intimate show, 2781 N.College Ave., 7:30 p.m., $30. Dazz & Brie charm with a set at Kings Live Music, 8:30 p.m., $5. The Mid-America Science Museum pays homage to Nikolai Tesla with Tesla Fest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., see midamericamuseum.org for tickets. Elsewhere in Hot Springs, Low Key Arts presents a solo show from Peelander Yellow (of Peelander-Z) at Maxine’s, with Kaisuku Tokyo and the Violet Ultras, 9 p.m., $7. The She and The Gebharts share a bill at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. Rustenhaven performs at Cajun’s Wharf, 9 p.m., $5, or come before dinner and catch Greg Madden, 5:30 p.m., free. Pop Romeos Joan croon at the Rev Room, 8 p.m., $12. Rock Town Roller Derby plays a noontime double-header at Arkansas Skatium, free-$12.
E.J.’s Eats & Drinks hosts a pop-punk show from Slick Grip, Frenchie, AnchorWay, Eyes Up and Lame Johnny, 8 p.m., $6-$8. Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson takes his stand-up to The Loony Bin, 7 p.m, $12-$25.
Australian-born banjoist/guitarist C.W. Stoneking brings his Calypso-tinged blues to Stickyz, 8 p.m., $12-$15. “The Last Man on Earth” (1940) screens at CALS Ron Robinson Theater as part of the “Terror Tuesday” series, 6 p.m., $2.
Charlotte, N.C., two-man band Sinners & Saints takes its lively folk set to Four Quarter Bar for a free show, with crooner/guitarist John Burnette, 8 p.m. Brooklyn rockers The Rad Trads get loud at Stickyz, 8 p.m., $5. The “Movies in the Park” series screens “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” at the First Security Amphitheater in Riverfront Park, sunset (8:21 p.m.), free.