THURSDAY 7/26

If you liked Rick Gutierrez’s comedy special “I’m Not Mad, I’m Just A Parent” on Netflix, catch him in person at The Loony Bin this week, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $10-$15. It’s your last chance to catch The Studio Theatre’s production of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., 320 W. Seventh St., $20-$25. The Arkansas Travelers take on the Tulsa Drillers at Dickey-Stephens Park, with fireworks after the Friday game, 7:10 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 6:10 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $7-$13. Red Shahan’s music touches on the messier corners of West Texas culture, and the Ozarks-born songwriter performs at Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 8:30 p.m., $10. Smokey plays at Cajun’s Wharf for its weekly Big Swingin’ Deck Party, 5:30 p.m., free. Preserve Arkansas hosts Arkie Pub Trivia at Stone’s Throw Brewing, 6:30 p.m., free. “Camp Hoochwood” is the theme for the Museum of Discovery’s “Science After Dark” series, featuring “all the joys of summer camp, but with booze,” 6:30 p.m., $10. Mark Christ, community outreach director for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, presents “Letters From World War I,” a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture on Lt. Paul Remmel, noon, Old State House Museum, free. The Whigs frontman Parker Gispert plays a solo set at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, 8 p.m., with Sean Alexander Dixon. Singer-songwriter Brad Byrd performs at Nexus Coffee + Creative, 7:30 p.m. Arnaudville, La., sculptor George Marks of NUNU Art Collective speaks at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse as part of the Potluck and Poison Ivy storytelling series, with live music by Karen Jr., 7:30 p.m., $35.

FRIDAY 7/27

“Delta Exhibition” Grand Award winner Lisa Krannichfeld gives a gallery talk at the Arkansas Arts Center, noon. Author A’Lelia Bundles gives a talk, “Arkansas Roots: From Helena and Pine Bluff to the Mosaic Templars and Madam C.J. Walker,” 6 p.m., Kendall Science Center, Philander Smith College (800 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive), free. Oklahoma multi-instrumentalist, producer and mentor Travis Linville takes “Wishes” and other gems to Four Quarter Bar with a full band, 10 p.m., $8. Slobberbone frontman Brent Best shares a bill with Isaac Hoskins, Bark and Kenny Roby at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Ten Penny Gypsy teams up with Buddy Case at Ya Ya’s Euro Bistro, 6:30 p.m., free. Melody Pond takes its tight harmonies to the mountain stage at Ozark Folkways in mountainous Winslow, 22733 U.S. Highway 71 North, 7 p.m., $5. Tragikly White returns to the stage for a dance party at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $10. Greasy Tree brings its blues rock to Kings Live Music in Conway, with an opening set from Tyler Sellers, 8:30 p.m., $5. “The Ultimate Prince Tribute” returns to the stage at the Rev Room, 9 p.m., $15. New Orleans-based rocker Jack Sledge gets introspective at Maxine’s, with Jamie Lou and The Hullabaloo and Cons of Formant, 9 p.m., $7. Elsewhere in Hot Springs, Downday entertains at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming’s Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., free. Some Guy Named Robb kicks off the weekend with a happy hour set at Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, catch Polly Baker, 9 p.m., $5. Christian Lewis, also known as CLEW, performs at South on Main, 9 p.m., $10. The Cody Wayne Band takes the stage at West End Smokehouse, 10 p.m., $7. Longtime Bethesda, Md., bluegrass outfit Seldom Scene plays a set at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, 7 p.m., $14. At Thirst N’ Howl Bar & Grill, Westbound Revival plays in celebration of a new EP, with an opening set from Bad Habit, 8 p.m.

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SATURDAY 7/28

DeFrance returns stateside for a driving Southern rock set at Stickyz, with Arkansas Dave, 9 p.m., $6. Hallow Point, Eddie & The Defiantz, My Hands to War and Project Eden share a bill at Vino’s, 8 p.m., $10. Knox Hamilton takes its breezy beach pop to the stage at Rev Room, with Brother Sundance and Josh Tilley, 8:30 p.m., $12-$15. Funk Factory takes the outdoor stage at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for the Forest Concert Series, with The Crusades, Bentonville, 7 p.m., $10. Foul Play Cabaret proves that less is more with a burlesque show at Maxine’s, 9 p.m., $12-$15. Harrisong performs at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 7:30 p.m. Canvas boogies at Cajun’s, 9 p.m., $5, or come earlier and catch a set from Alex Summerlin, 5:30 p.m., free. TK Cowboy and Mattie Neumayer play Dueling Pianos at Kings Live Music in Conway, 9 p.m., $5. Against the Grane plays a free show at Markham Street Grill & Pub, 8:30 p.m. Oliver Elders Jr., former head football coach at Horace Mann, will sign copies of his book, "Fruit of the Spirit," at Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing, 2 p.m. Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings bring their mountain boogie to the stage at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $8. Travis Bowman entertains at Core Brewing in Argenta, 7 p.m., free. Harrisong plays a set at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 7:30 p.m. Price the Poet, Justice, Qui Shanti, DQ Emcee, Icon, Langston Okinawa and Q.G. share a bill at Afrodesia, 9700 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite I-3, 9 p.m., $6.

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SUNDAY 7/29

A wildly eclectic, multigenre bill this week goes up for the Sabbath at Stickyz, with sets from Pancho Casanova, Klubhouse, The Chemtrails and Holy Smokes, 8 p.m., $5. Across the river, Doug Dicharry takes his stupefying one-man band routine, Dance Monkey Dance, to the stage at Four Quarter Bar, 8 p.m., free. Singer-songwriter Gene Reid performs at the Faulkner County Library in Conway, 2 p.m., free. Weezer and the Pixies share a bill at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, 7:30 p.m., $35-$179. First United Methodist Church features music from the Broadway Musical “Kinky Boots” as part of its “The Gospel According to Broadway” series, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

MONDAY 7/30

Catch the Arkansas Travelers at Dickey-Stephens Park as they take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 7:10 p.m. Mon.-Wed., $7-$13.

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TUESDAY 7/31

The Brian Nahlen Band, Jason Lee Hale, Big Red Flag and Good Foot team up for “Immigrant Reunification Benefit Show,” a bill to benefit RAICES, 7 p.m., White Water Tavern, donations. Prog-ish provocateurs Coheed and Cambria take their latest space epic to the Walmart AMP, 6:30 p.m., $30-$60. The Faulkner Chamber Music Festival presents “Motives,” a concert of works by Franck, Gubaidulina and Zlabys, 5:30 p.m., Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, UA Little Rock, $15. Ashtyn Barbaree takes the stage at Bear’s Den Pizza in Conway, 10 p.m. CALS Ron Robinson screens “Little Shop of Horrors” as part of its Terror Tuesday series, 6 p.m., $2.

WEDNESDAY 8/1

The Windgate Center of Art + Design at UA Little Rock opens the exhibition “Memory/Commitment/Aspiration” about political oppression, the Brad Cushman Gallery, and the installation “Water Memory” by Jowita Wyszomirska, Small Gallery, 9 a.m. Vocalist Martha Burks and The Rodney Block Collective give two concerts as part of the Art Porter Music Education’s “A Work of Art” celebration, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Cajun’s Wharf, $35-$50. Spiritualist/rocker Israel Nash takes tunes from “Lifted,” inspired by a stint in a quonset hut in Texas Hill Country, to the stage at South on Main, 8 p.m., $10. Georgia superstar Luke Bryan takes his 2017 album “What Makes You Country” (and other polarizing tunes) to the Walmart AMP, 7 p.m., $56-$165. Works from incarcerated poets are read at Fayetteville’s Stage Eighteen as part of Decarcerate’s “Inside Out,” 18 E. Center St., 7 p.m., donations.