Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires take blazing poetry to the White Water Tavern, with Dazz & Brie and SA SoloAct, 8:30 p.m. Fassler Hall hosts a show from string band Sad Daddy, 8 p.m. Country star Thomas Rhett takes the stage at Verizon Arena with Dripping Springs, Texas, trio Midland, 7:30 p.m., $33-$78. Lakeisha M. Johnson reads for Poetry Night at Guillermo’s Coffee, Tea & Roastery, 6:30 p.m., free. Fayetteville quintet The Inner Party takes the stage at Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack; Adventureland opens, 9 p.m., $3. Little Rock Winds plays works from “West Side Story” and “On the Waterfront” for a Bernstein Birthday Bash in honor of the late composer, 7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, $15. Iress, Shoe and Alhoon share a bill at Vino’s, 9 p.m. Local comedians Kayla Esmond, David and Wesley Kleitch, Bair the Comic, Russell Rogers, Josh Ogle and special guests bid bon voyage to certain colleagues with “Exit on a Laugh: A Farewell Comedy Show,” 7:30 p.m., The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, donations. Second City graduate Quinn Patterson is at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12. Mezzo soprano Diane Kesling gives a talk on her career at the Arkansas Arts Center, 6 p.m., with a 5:30 p.m. reception, $10. Split Lip Rayfield, Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth and more convene at The Farm in Eureka Springs for the Hillberry Harvest Moon Festival, 6 p.m. Thu., 3 p.m. Fri., noon Sat., 11 a.m. Sun., 1 Blue Heron Lane, Eureka Springs, $60-$500. Mississippi rock quartet The Weeks takes the stage at the Rev Room, Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts open, 8 p.m., $12-$15.
A touring production of “Jersey Boys” puts the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on the stage at Robinson Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $28-$103. Comedian Kyle Kinane takes the stage at Vino’s, 8 p.m., $25. Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces charm at South on Main, 9 p.m., $10. Sad Daddy takes a jug band sensibility to Maxine’s in Hot Springs, 9 p.m., $7. Country singer Cody Johnson takes “On My Way to You” and other hits to the stage at First Security Amphitheater, 6:30 p.m., $25-$80. Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt’s “If/Then” kicks off at The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. through Oct. 28, $18-$22. Find Freeverse at Kings Live Music in Conway, 8:30 p.m., $5. Tragikly White entertains at Stickyz, 10 p.m., $10-$12. Just Sayin’ appears at Cajun’s, 9 p.m., $5, after Raising Grey, 5:30 p.m. Organist Grant Wareham performs at Pine Bluff’s First United Methodist Church, 8 p.m., free. Monsterboy duets at Dugan’s Pub, 9 p.m. The Great Whiskey Rendezvous plucks strings at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. Khaki Onion brings rock ‘n’ roll to the Rev Room, 9:30 p.m., $10. Find The Wesley Pruitt Band at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming’s Silks Bar & Grill, 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Blues rocker Shannon Boshears appears at Cajun’s, 9 p.m., $5, after Alex Summerlin, 5:30 p.m., free. The Arkansas Razorbacks face the Ole Miss Rebels at War Memorial Stadium, 6:30 p.m. kickoff, $40-$193. Cold Crown performs at Thirst N’ Howl Bar & Grill, 8:30 p.m. Oxford, Miss., rockers The Busty Petites take the stage at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. South on Main hosts a concert from soul crooner Davison, 9 p.m., $10. Mountain Sprout gets rowdy at Maxine’s, 9 p.m., $7. Blues duo Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon entertain at White Water, 9 p.m. In El Dorado, the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra opens its 2018 season with “Back-to-Back: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel” with vocalist Jean Meilleur and pianist John Regan, 7 p.m., Griffin Music Hall, $15-$40. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s “Walks Through History” tours the Heber Springs Commercial Historic District, 11 a.m., Cleburne County Courthouse, 301 W.’ Main St., Heber Springs, free. Boom Kinetic returns to the Rev Room, 9:30 p.m., $10.
The P.G. Ensemble Street Jazz Band, Central High School Jazz Band and the Dunbar Middle School Jazz Band perform for Jazz Brunch in the Garden, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dunbar Garden, free-$25. The Bernice Garden Farmer’s Market Pumpkin Festival celebrates all things jack-o’-lantern, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Goat Band fuels the monthly Monday Jazz set at The Lobby Bar, 7:30 p.m., free.
Nosferat II and R.I.O.T.S. share a bill at White Water, 9 p.m. Robert Kenner’s 2005 documentary “Two Days In October” gets a screening at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 6:30 p.m., free. The Squarshers jam at Bear’s Den Pizza in Conway, 10 p.m.
Way Away joins Amy McBryde for a “Sessions” concert at South on Main, 8 p.m., $10. White Water hosts a Stand-Up Comedy Showcase with sets from Vance, Blake Lensing, Alexi, Rob Rego, Kayla Esmond and Wan Morgan, 7:30 p.m., $8. Terror Pigeon, The Mad Deadly and Midday Moon Abomination share a bill at E.J.’s Eats & Drinks, 9:30 p.m., $5.