Organist Cameron Carpenter tours the world with an organ he designed himself, playing compositions by J.S. Bach and Cesar Franck, among others, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, 7:30 p.m., $10-$25. Comedian Kevin Bozeman is at The Loony Bin through Saturday, Nov. 8, with shows at 7:30 p.m. and (Friday and Saturday) 10 p.m., $7-$10. Renowned jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf and his group Wolfpack play at South on Main as part of the Oxford American Jazz Series, 8 p.m., $20-$30. Nashville alt-country trio The Eskimo Brothers are at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $5.
The FOCAL Book Sale kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday, Nov. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. in the basement of the Main Library. Benedict Carey, author of “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” will speak at UALR at 11 a.m. Rodney Block and The Real Music Lovers return to The Afterthought at 9 p.m. White Water Tavern hosts Texas country-folk songwriters Adam Carroll and Owen Temple, 9:30 p.m. Austin EDM group The Nadis Warriors are at Stickyz with Big Brown, 9:30 p.m., $8.
ReCreation presents The Little Rock Variety Society, featuring local circus and acrobatic performers, at the Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $10. Arkansas’s Masters of Illusion Magic Show, a family-friendly variety show, will be at The Studio Theater, 7 p.m., $10. Vino’s hosts Kansas City group Conflicts, who share a bill with Descended From Wolves, Lucid and More Than Sparrows, 9 p.m., $6. The Cons of Formant are at The Afterthought, 9 p.m. Self-proclaimed “nerdcore” rapper MC Chris is at Juanita’s, 9 p.m., $13. North Mississippi Allstars play at Revolution, 9 p.m., $20. Birmingham country-rock group Banditos are at Stickyz with Swampbird, 9:30 p.m., $6.
Andy Frasco and The U.N. are at Stickyz, 7:30 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of. Roots reggae singer I Wayne is at Juanita’s, 8 p.m., $15. Uzala plays at Revolution with Mothwind, Seahag and Apothecary, 8:30 p.m., $6.
The Little Rock Veterans Day Ceremony is at River Market Pavilions at 11 a.m. The Daisy Bates 100th Birthday Celebration, with Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine, will be at the Clinton School of Public Service at 6 p.m. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents “Italian Serenade” at the Clinton Presidential Center at 7 p.m., $23. Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa is at Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $79-$125.