It’s going to be an interesting night to be at the Public Theatre, which has a production of “Moonlight and Magnolias,” 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Don’t ask us what it is, but there’s a heartwarming surprise in store. The play runs through May 13.
Deep South rapper Bubba Sparxxx plays Downtown Music Hall, with J-Bo Cracker Swagger, Yard Call, Scotty Steez, Dees and J.U.G., 7 p.m., $20 adv., $30 door.
The Peabody Hotel’s summertime Exhale at RiverTop series kicks off with South Beach’s DJ Doc Roc, 9 p.m., $8.
Catch a bit of Africa in the Ozarks, with Kouakou Yao and his Afrique Aya Dance Company at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs, 7 p.m. (also Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.)