Crawdad Days Music Festival Concerts by Eddie Money and country artist Eric Church plus a daylong festival with arts and crafts vendors and a children's stage with dance groups, singers and other performers.
When, where: Concerts May 18 and 19 at North Arkansas College Bill Baker Amphitheater, 1515 Pioneer Drive, Harrison; festival 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 19 at Lake Harrison, near Stephenson Avenue and Main Street in downtown Harrison.
Admission: Concert tickets $15, festival free
Info: (800) 880-6265, www.crawdaddays.com
San Francisco International Film Festival The fest marks its 50th year with about 200 films; tributes to Spike Lee, George Lucas, Peter Morgan and Robin Williams; and the world premiere of "Fog City Mavericks," about filmmaking in the city by the bay.
When, where: April 26 to May 10. Primary locations are the Castro Theatre (429 Castro St.) and Sundance Cinemas Kabuki (1881 Post St.) in San Francisco; Pacific Film Archive (2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley); and Aquarius Theatre (430 Emerson St., Palo Alto).
Admission: $12, most special events $20 to $25
Info: (415) 561-5000, www.sffs.org
Arts Alive The arts walk, the first Saturday of each month, showcases visual and performance art, with street musicians and performances. When, where: 6 to 9 p.m. the first Saturday of every month; the next one is May 5. Centered in Old Town, around F and 2nd streets in Eureka.
Info: (707) 442-9054, www.humboldtarts.org
Laughlin River Run The gambling town bills the River Run as the largest motorcycle event in the West. Highlights: a custom bike show, free concerts, plus headliners ZZ Top, the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Jonny Lang.
When, where: April 25 to 29 at various locations throughout Laughlin.
Info: (949) 502-3434, www.laughlinriverrun.com
Spring Wings The event includes tours of area wetlands, bird-watching, exhibits, wildlife products and artwork.
When, where: May 11 to 13 at Fallon Convention Center, where tours will meet and leave from; exhibits, 100 Campus Way, Fallon.
Admission: Free to $30
Info: (775) 428-6452, www.springwings.org
— Amy Hubbard