The Historic Arkansas Museum will host a screening of the documentary “The Cherokee Word for Water” at 6 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with director Charlie Soap and writer Kristina Kiehl. The all-volunteer theater group Precipice Theatre will kick off its production of Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love” at The Public Theater, 7:30 p.m., $14. Performances are every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays, through March 30. A cappella group Pentatonix, season three winners on NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” will be at the Robinson Center Music Hall at 8 p.m., and Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds will be at Juanita’s at 9 p.m. with Stays in Vegas.
Blues singer-songwriter Carolyn Wonderland will be at George’s Majestic Lounge at 6 p.m., $5, followed by Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition at 9 p.m., $7. Crooked Roots will be at Vino’s with Jab Jab Sucker Punch, $6, and Stiff Necked Fools will play at Afterthought Bistro & Bar, 9 p.m., $7.
South on Main will hold a fundraiser for the Oxford American magazine at 6 p.m. hosted by Mary Steenburgen, featuring a live auction and music by American Idol winner Kris Allen, $200. The Randy Rogers Band will be at Revolution with Adam Craig at 9 p.m., $25, and the Good Time Ramblers will be at Afterthought Bistro & Bar, 9 p.m., $7. In Conway, Jumpship Astronaut will play at Bear’s Den Pizza with Sit Kitty Sit, 9 p.m. Sea of Echoes with play at Vino’s at 9 p.m. alongside Fortune N Flames and System Avenue, $6, and Memphis metal group Medieval Steel will be at Juanita’s with Enchiridion and Never After, 10 p.m. Later on, Discovery Nightclub will host its Spring Break party, featuring DJ Brandon Peck, Ewell, Crawley and Big Brown.
The Lost and Nameless Orchestra will be at Stickyz at 7:30 p.m., $5, and Protest the Hero will be at Juanita’s with Battlecross, Safety Fire, Intervals and Night Verses, 7 p.m., $15.
David Brock, founder of Media Matters for America, will give a lecture titled “Countering the Culture of Clinton Hating” at the Clinton School, noon. Giant on the Mountain will play at Vino’s at 8:30 p.m. with Mothwind and Slamphetamine, $5. Air Loom will play at White Water Tavern at 10 p.m.