Reckless Kelly returns to the Rev Room with its country/rock sensibility and an opening set from the Brooks Hubbard Band, 8:30 p.m., $20. Amy McBryde & The Active Ingredient take the stage at the White Water Tavern, 9 p.m. Bill “Bluesboy Jag” Jagitsch plays a solo set at Nexus Coffee & Creative, 6 p.m., free. The 13th Annual Hot Springs Motorcycle Rally kicks off in the Spa City, see thehotspringsrally.com for schedule and details. Sketch comedy set “T-Sketch: The Third One” goes up at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 8 p.m., $8. Brian Ramsey plays a happy hour set at Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, or come later and catch Rustenhaven, 9 p.m., $5. Hypnotist Doug T mesmerizes at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. The Arkansas Travelers take on the Tulsa Drillers in the second game of the Texas League playoffs’ first round, 6:10 p.m., $7-$13. Arkansas House of Prayer and sister organization the Interfaith Center present the seventh annual “Love Thy Neighbor: Together as One” festival at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 6 p.m., free. Lee Street Lyrical performs at CALS’ Maumelle Library branch as part of the “Sounds in the Stacks” series, 6:30 p.m., free.
R&B singer Avant takes the stage at Empire, 9 p.m., $25-$40. Matthew Lopez’ “The Legend of Georgia McBride” kicks off at The Studio Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. through Sept. 16, $17-$22. Author and ESPN journalist Howard Bryant gives a talk at the Clinton School of Public Service on “The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism,” noon, free. The Main Thing kicks off its fall comedy show, “The Lighter Side of the Apocalypse,” at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. through Nov. 17, $24. Isaac Helgestad brings a jazz fusion set to 17111 Chenal Parkway as part of The Promenade at Chenal Courtyard Concert Series, 6:30 p.m., free. The Big Dam Horns blast the big dam hits at Four Quarter Bar in Argenta, 10 p.m., $7. Bassist/vocalist Heather Crosse takes the stage at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m. Boom Kinetic returns to Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 10 p.m., $10. Lamar Porter Athletic Field is next up for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s “Sandwiching in History” series, noon, free. Turtle Rush, The Wall Chargers and Caleb Ryan Martin share a bill at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, 9 p.m. Anna Marie entertains for happy hour at Cajun’s, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, Donna Massey takes the stage, 9 p.m., $5. The Norman Jackson Band performs at Kings Live Music in Conway, 8:30 p.m., $5. Mister Lucky takes the stage at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming’s Silks Bar & Grill, 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., free.
SeanFresh & the NastyFresh Crew, Osyrus Bolly, Alexis Ray Parker, Kyle Hubbard and DJ Nick Hud join forces for “All Black Everything” at South on Main, 10 p.m., $15. Cherry Red takes the stage at Four Quarter Bar, with an opening set from Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon, 10 p.m., $7. The Plantation Agricultural Museum in Scott hosts the 26th Annual Tractor and Engine Show, 9 a.m., free. Hairy Kate-Olsen hosts “Meat” at Club Sway, with beats by DJ Porterhouse and performances from Envy S. Hart, Puss Powerbottom, Jason Cessor, Chris Davis, Madison Dixon and Dylan Dugger, 9 p.m. Bad Habit brings classic rock hits to Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $5. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art continues its Forest Concert Series with a set from Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings and The Bergamot, 7 p.m., $10. KDJE-FM, 100.3, “The Edge,” brings Badflower to the Clear Channel Metroplex, 8 p.m., $8-$10. Fire & Brimstone fire up an early set at Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, Strange Brew takes the stage, 9 p.m. At Kings Live Music, Chucky Waggs & The Company of Raggs take the stage, with Jacob Pledger, 8:30 p.m., $5. Arkansas Comic Con congregates cosplayers, voice actors and comic book creators, 9 a.m., Statehouse Convention Center, $15-$25, see arkansascomiccon.com.
Arkansongs hosts “Is You Is: A Louis Jordan Movie Night,” with screenings of the 1945 short film “Caldonia” (1945) and the 2008 documentary “Is You Is: A Louis Jordan Story” at White Water, 6:30 p.m., $5. Friends of KLRE/KUAR host the KUAR Pub Quiz at American Pie Pizza in North Little Rock, 2 p.m.
Rapper, model, designer and provocateur Lil Debbie lands at the Rev Room, with Whitney Peyton, 8:30 p.m., $15.
J. Cole takes the stage at Verizon Arena, with Young Thug, Earthgang, Jaden Smith and Kill Edward, 7:30 p.m., $25-$100. At the Starlite Club in Hot Springs, Low Key Arts hosts a show from Crooks on Tape (a project of former Brainiac guitarist John Schmersal) and Funeral Cars, 9 p.m., $5. At George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, Shooter Jennings takes the stage, 9 p.m., $20-$25.