Saxophonist Marquis Hunt & Mood perform at South on Main, 8 p.m., $10. Emcee/educator Big Piph performs for Potluck & Poison Ivy’s “Silver Roof 2,” 7 p.m., The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse, $35. The sixth annual Made by Few Conference convenes with speakers/designers in multiple locations including CALS Ron Robinson Theater, the Clinton Presidential Library and The Dust Bowl Lounge, see madebyfew.com for schedule and details. Red Dirt country rocker Wade Bowen returns to the Rev Room with Dawson Hollow, 8:30 p.m., $15-$18. Carver Commodore plays a free show at Maxine’s in Hot Springs, 9 p.m. Jocko plays the happy hour set at Cajun’s Wharf, 5:30 p.m., free, and later, Mayday By Midnight takes the stage, 9 p.m., $5. JR Brow goes for laughs at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $8-$12.
Yuni Wa anchors a bill at Vino’s with sets from Klubhouse, Mvk Lxuis and more, 8 p.m., $8. Don’t miss Arkansauce at Kings Live in Conway, with Jacob Pledger, 8:30 p.m., $5. B Level hosts a concert featuring vocalist Tawanna Campbell at Empire, 10 p.m. Nashville rockers Thelma & The Sleaze share a bill with Austin trio American Sharks and Dirty Fuss at Maxine’s, 9 p.m., $10. Praeclara performs “Seussical: The Musical” at Wildwood Park for the Arts, under the direction of incoming Executive Director Bevan Keating, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun., $30. Guillermo’s Coffee, Tea & Roastery hosts a comedy showcase with sets from Bradley Osborne, May Gayden and more, 7 p.m. The Rev Room hosts “Sweet Tees,” a dance party and clothing/blanket drive to benefit The Van, 8 p.m., donations. The White Water Tavern’s Halloween show features local acts tackling Deerhunter and Bikini Kill, 9 p.m. Brian Nahlen and Nick Devlin duet at Cajun’s for the happy hour crowd, 5:30 p.m., free, or come after dinner for Mary Heather & The Sinners, 9 p.m., $5. Mister Lucky takes the stage at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming’s Silks Bar & Grill, 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Phantom Flux 6 kicks off a weekend of workshops, camping and live music at Cadron Creek Outfitters, with sets from Pineapple Beatz, DeFrance, Cosmocean and more, see fluxfamily.com for passes and details.
The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame holds a 2018 induction ceremony at Robinson Performance Hall, 7 p.m., $35-$100. Discovery Nightclub throws a Halloween shindig with DJ Big Brown in the lobby, Disco Caliente’s Dia de Los Muertos party in the disco room and a midnight costume contest, 9 p.m. One-man band Paul Morphis performs at South on Main, 9 p.m., $7. In Conway, the Halloween party at Kings features sets from Cosmocean and Joey Fanstar, 8:30 p.m., $5. EJ’s Eats & Drinks hosts a Halloween cover-up show with Way Away, Shoplift and more, 8 p.m., free. A touring production of “Chicago” goes up at UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., $27-$32. Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman Jimbo Mathus & Kinfolks gives a concert of mountain music favorites at the Ozark Folk Center, 2 p.m., $12. Tragikly White kicks off a dance party at Cajun’s, 9 p.m., $5, or come early and catch Andy Tanas, 5:30 p.m., free. Rock Town Roller Derby takes “Nightmare on Skate Street,” a double-header, to Arkansas Skatium Ice and Roller Skating, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Rev Room hosts an Adult Halloween Costume Party, with music by Haywood King and Dee Dee Jones, 9 p.m., $15. Randall Shreve & The Devilles return to Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack with some vaudevillian rock, 9 p.m., $7 with costume, $10 without costume. A Halloween party at Maxine’s features sets from the sexy/terrifying Ginsu Wives, The Pack Ad, Landrest and Table of Mahogany, 9 p.m., $10. L.A Rose Entertainment and Dance with Passion host “The Vampire Ball” in support of Ballet Arkansas, 8 p.m., Ballet Arkansas Studios, $17-$20, organizers request attendees wear soft-soled shoes.
Blue Ridge Mountain string band The Steel Wheels return to South on Main as part of the Oxford American Concert Series, 7 p.m., $20-$26. The musical “The Wiz” returns to the Rev Room, 7:30 p.m., $15-$20. Contemporary Christian quintet MercyMe takes the stage at Verizon Arena, 6 p.m., $23-$68. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s “Festival of the Senses” stages T.S. Eliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral,” 7 p.m., free. ArkansasStaged and Trillium Salon Series present Aaron Mark’s “Squeamish,” 7 p.m., 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville, $10 suggested donation.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater screens the film “Hocus Pocus,” 6 p.m., $5. Organist Timothy Allen performs a Halloween-themed recital with works by Saint-Saens, Wagner and others, 7:30 p.m., Greene Chapel, Hendrix College, Conway, free. UA Pulaski Technical College celebrates the 10th anniversary of the opening of its south campus at 13000 I-30 Frontage Road with an Oktoberfest-themed open house event, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., with German food catered by Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute students/instructors, free. The Connection Blues Band performs at the White Water Tavern, 8 p.m.