Swamp Donkey and Charlotte Taylor share a blues-infused bill at The Big Chill, 8 p.m. Comedian Valarie Storm sets up shop at The Loony Bin, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 10 p.m. Fri., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sat., $8-$12. The Clyde Pound Trio kicks off its standing jazz set at the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, 7 p.m. Baggo, Connect 4 and Giant Jenga are on the schedule for “Reindeer Games” at Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack, 6 p.m., free. Over at Cajun’s Wharf, Jocko kicks off the superextended weekend, 5:30 p.m., free, or go after dinner and catch Jet 420, 9 p.m., $5. Good Foot soundtracks the Lagunitas/Rebel Kettle Tacky Sweater Party at Four Quarter Bar, 10 p.m., $7. The Central Arkansas Library System screens “Gremlins” at the Ron Robinson Theater as part of its “Not Quite Holiday Film Fest,” 6:30 p.m., $5.
Clear Channel Metroplex hosts “Subz Zero,” a bass-heavy dance party with snow, a light show and sets from Steez, PineappleBeatz and more, 8 p.m., $5-$10. The “Downtown Divas of Little Rock,” Lola Colucci, Envy S. Hart and Tionne Ciabocchi, work the runway at Club Sway, 9 p.m. Conway County electric blues up-and-comers The Akeem Kemp Band turn up the volume at Stickyz, 9 p.m. Brick Fields rattles the rafters at Pizza D’Action, with Bill Bohannon, 8 p.m. Rock Candy takes the stage at Cajun’s, 9 p.m., $5, or go to happy hour and hear Chris DeClerk, 5:30 p.m., free. Greasy Tree takes its electric blues rock set to Kings Live Music in Conway, with an opening set from Edward Briggler, 8:30 p.m., $5. Bluesboy Jag and the Juke Joint Zombies play a set at Markham Street Grill and Pub, 8:30 p.m., free. The Muddlestuds take the stage at TC’s Midtown Grill, 9 p.m. The John Calvin Brewer Band performs at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming’s Silks Bar & Grill, 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Or shares a bill with Adam Faucett & The Tall Grass at White Water, 9 p.m. Mary Heather & The Sinners kick off the dance party at Cajun’s, 9 p.m., $5., or go to aperitivo hour and catch vocalist/saxophonist Pamela K. Ward, 5:30 p.m. TC’s Midtown Grill hosts a show from the Luke Williams Band, 9 p.m. Synrg fuses R&B, gospel and reggae influences for “Home for the Holidays 2” at the Rev Room, 9 p.m., $15-$20. Red Oak Ruse takes the stage at Kings Live Music, with an opening set from Taylor Nealey, 8:30 p.m., $5. Griffin & Friends take the stage at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 7:30 p.m.