Lisa Lee, author of “This Is Country: Backstage at the Academy of Country Music,” will sign copies of her book at Barnes and Noble at noon. Hot Springs songwriter Rick McKean is at Another Round Pub at 6 p.m. Hornucopia 2014 is at Stickyz, featuring Blues Boy Jag and The Juke Joint Zombies, Two Lane Blacktop and more, 7 p.m., $20. Comedian BT is at The Loony Bin through Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $7 (with shows at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $10). Chris Duarte is at Juanita’s with Steve Hester and Deja Voodoo, 8 p.m., $12. KABF’s Shoog Radio presents local favorites Amasa Hines at the Afterthought, 9:30 p.m., $7.


FRIDAY 12/19

DYSC’s Big Gay Variety Show kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, featuring musicians, poets, “gender illusionists” and more, $8-$15. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra presents its “Swingin’ Holiday Extravaganza” at Pulaski Academy’s Connor Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Mark Currey performs at The Undercroft, at Christ Episcopal Church, 8 p.m. At Stickyz, John Neal Rock ‘n’ Roll performs with Flat Top Tony and The Purple Canoes and Weedhorse, 9 p.m., $7. Conway songwriter Jim Mize plays at Vino’s at 9 p.m. with Frontier Circus. The Goodtime Ramblers are at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7-$12. William Clark Green is at Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.



The Green Corner Store is holding a Holiday Pop-Up Shop starting at 11 a.m. through Dec. 23. Sketch comedy group The Main Thing performs its original Christmas-themed production, “A Fertile Holiday,” at The Joint on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., $22. Alt-country legends Lucero come to Revolution with the Mighty Soul Brass Band, 8:30 p.m., $21 adv., $26 day of. Dance-rock band Booyah! Dad is at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.


SUNDAY 12/21

Stickyz hosts “12 Drummers Drumming,” featuring Travis Nelson, Paul Campbell, Calvin Martin, Aerion Jamaal Lee and more, 7:30 p.m., $5-$20. L Cole and Q Dot Davis are at Juanita’s at 8 p.m., $8.


“Tales from the South” is at Stickyz at 6:30 p.m., $10. The Joint presents Stand-Up Tuesday hosted by Adam Hogg, 8 p.m., $5. The Moving Front is at White Water Tavern with Pockets and Rad Rad Riot, 9 p.m.