THURSDAY 1/23. The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse. 7 p.m. $35.
Joe David Rice — author of the two-volume “Arkansas Backstories” — speaks Thursday night at Potluck & Poison Ivy. Those anecdotes, pulled from Rice’s three decades as the Director of Arkansas Parks & Tourism, get an appropriately Arkansas backwoods-flavored musical pairing from your favorite honky tonkers, The Salty Dogs. The Joint’s bartenders are on site to whip up a cappuccino or to pour you a glass of wine, and the (consistently delicious) box dinners served at the storytelling series comes with the price of admission.