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Quick Picks: Daft Punk tribute, Independence Day celebrations, more

Thomas Bangalter, of Daft Punk, accepts the award for record of the year for "Get Lucky" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. Duo Daft Punk will receive a tribute when One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk performs at Rev Room on Thursday. | Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Thomas Bangalter, of Daft Punk, accepts the award for record of the year for “Get Lucky” at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. Duo Daft Punk will receive a tribute when One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk performs at Rev Room on Thursday. | Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

07/02

One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk will honor French duo Daft Punk at Rev Room at 9 p.m. One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk is a two-piece group that even wears chrome helmets and often performs on a pyramid-shaped stage to help audiences get a taste of the Daft Punk experience live. The show will feature Daft Punk hits and the tribute band’s own remixes. Tickets for the 18-and-up show are $12 in advance and $15 day of show. Buy tickets here.

07/03

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming in Hot Springs will celebrate the Fourth of July through its annual Spa Blast, a free family-friendly event that features food, live entertainment and fireworks. Entertainment for children will include bounce houses, a rock wall, a petting zoo and more. There will also be a music lineup featuring 270 … Read more >

Quick Picks: Ralphie May, Feast in the Field, more

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05/28

Comedian Ralphie May is set to perform at Rev Room at 7:30 p.m. May’s comedy special, Ralphie May: Unruly, debuted on Netflix on Feb. 27 and was filmed at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the 18-and-up show are $20, and seating will be limited on a first-come basis. Tickets will benefit the family of Sonny Smith, a Johnson County reserve sherrif’s deputy who was shot and killed during a burglary investigation. May grew up in the Johnson County town of Clarksville. Click here to purchase tickets.

05/28

In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month, the Centers for Youth and Families will present a free screenning of ReMoved at the Chenal 9 Imax at 6:30 p.m. The independent film depicts the life of a 10-year-old girl and her experiences in the foster care system after her removal from her home and separation from her brother. According to the center’s website, the screening is aimed to educate others on foster care and create connections to build healthier families. For more information, visit the organization’s website here.

05/28

The Central Arkansas Library System ends its winter-spring lineup of films at the Ron Robinson Theater with a … Read more >

Quick Picks: Food Truck Fridays, An Evening With Lance Armstrong, more

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

04/22

Support Autism Speaks Arkansas and A-Camp, a summer camp for children with autism, at the Blue Tie Blue Jean Ball at Noah’s Event Venue from 6:30-9 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and auctions — including hotel stays, jewelry and artwork by local artists. Attendees are asked to be hip, chic and dressed in blue. Tickets are $45 per person and $80 per couple. Visit here for more information.

04/23

Rev Room will host The Tawanna Chronicles: The Life of Tawanna Campbell, a chronological telling of local R&B and soul artist Campbell’s life and influences in the music business. Tomorrow Maybe will be Campbell’s backing band for the 8:30 p.m. show. Paul Campbell, Lucas Murray, Corey Harris, Lucious Spiller and Dre Franklin will open the show. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $20 for VIP and $50 for reserved seating. Click here to purchase tickets.

04/24

This year’s Main Street Food Truck Fridays kicks off at 10:45 a.m. at the corner of Main Street and Capitol Avenue. The weekly event, which ends June 26, will feature food trucks such as Bryant’s BBQ, Southern Gourmasian and The Pie Hole. The event will … Read more >

NMA tonight at Rev Room

I usually leave the music previews to Shea, but I just have get a word in when one of my favorite live acts comes to Little Rock. Free tonight and looking for a good show? Please oh please go see North Mississippi Allstars at the Rev Room. If you like folksy, bluesy rock ‘n’ roll that’s kind of jammy and makes you want to dance, then this will be absolutely the most fun you’ve had at a live show in Little Rock in months. Maybe all year. Maybe just since the last time NMA was in town.

This clip is from their last show in Little Rock, a March date (also at Rev Room) which was also being professionally filmed for a live DVD.

Bassist Chris Chew wasn’t touring for health reasons, so that’s Lightnin’ Malcolm filling in. Other two members of the band are brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson — that’s Luther killing it on guitar. Cody’s usually on drums, and then there’s always his electric washboard solo which is pretty epic. WHEW. Every time I’ve seen them it’s been unforgettable and I’m sure tonight won’t be any different.

If you go, let me know in the comments section!… Read more >

Syd Hayman is a beauty, entertainment and pop culture fanatic who enjoys trying different metro restaurants that satisfy picky eaters. Tweet her at @TheSydRichi.