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Weekend Calendar

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published February 18, 2010 at 5:00 a.m.

— The Weekend Calendar lists events from around the state that are occurring the weekend after publication. To submit an event for publication please use our calendar form at For more event check our searchable events database at

Art & Exhibits

Central Arkansas

AEROSPACE EDUCATION CENTER 3301 E. Roosevelt Road. Oasis in Space program. Hours: 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5.50. (501) 376-4629.

ANTIQUES ON KAVANAUGH AND CABBAGE ROSE 5701 Kavanaugh Blvd. Barry Thomas exhibit, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 664-7746. FREE

ARGENTA ART WALK 5-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, downtown North Little Rock. (501) 340-5305. FREE

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. “World of the Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt Revealed,” through July 5; $22, ages 60 and older $20, college students $18, military $15, children $14, children 5 and under free. Museum School classes and workshops, $20-$220; Museum School workshops available for children and adults; call for schedule. “52nd Annual Delta Exhibition,” through March 14. “Foundation Collection,” “Masterworks,” “Currents in Contemporary Art,” Paul Signac, continuing. Longevi-tea Education Series: Love and Passion in the First and 21st Centuries, 7:30 a.m. Feb. 26, call (501) 552-4724. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. or call (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS COMMUNITY ARTS COOPERATIVE 900 S. Rodney Parham Road. Works by CH3MEX, through Feb. 28. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. or (501) 244-2979. FREE

ARKANSAS INLAND MARITIME MUSEUM 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock. Tours of USS Razorback, exhibits on naval and submarine history, Pearl Harbor. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Tours: $6; ages 62 and older, children 12 and under, active military $4. Museum: $2. (501) 371-8320.

ARKANSAS LEAGUE OF ARTISTS 7 p.m. last Tuesday of the month, North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow St., North Little Rock. Monthly meeting. Yearly membership: $30. Visitors free. (501) 833-8062.

ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM Camp Robinson, Sixth and Missouri streets, North Little Rock. Exhibits on history of Arkansas National Guard and Camp Robinson, continuing. Hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. first weekend of the month. (501) 212-5215. FREE

ARKANSAS PASTEL SOCIETY MEETING 6-8 p.m. first Tuesday of every month, St. Vincent Doctors Hospital, Sister Janis Campbell Conference Room, 6601 St. Vincent Circle. Demonstrations, shows, workshops, meetings. Yearly membership: $25. Visitors free. (501) 221-3559.

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2400 W. Markham St. Exhibits and artifacts relating to deaf culture and the school’s history, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Wednesday or by appointment. (501) 324-9530. FREE

ARKANSAS STUDIES INSTITUTE 401 President Clinton Ave. “Local History Goes to School: Traveling the World with Mufflin W. Gibbs,” through March 31. Rotating exhibits from Central Arkansas Library System’s art program with works by Arkansas artists and works related to the state. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 320-5791. FREE

THE ART GROUP 10840 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock. Artist co-op studio and gallery. Works by local artists, continuing. Painting classes available. Call for appointment. (501) 771-1027.

Artistic Edge 10020 N. Rodney Parham Road. Art classes for children and adults. Works by Joan Crews and Vicki Kovaleski. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 975-2515 or (501) 554-3950. free

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. Works by local, national and international artists. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. (501) 664-0030.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. “Stop the Presses!” by staff of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, through Feb. 27. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 224-1335. FREE

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 509 Scott St. “Light Coming Into the World” exhibit, through March 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday. (501) 375-2342. FREE

CHROMA GALLERY 5707 Kavanaugh Blvd. Works by Kathy Owens, Sally A. Williams, Laura Fanning, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 664-0880. FREE

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. Black History Month Program: Sitting in History, by Parkview Arts and Science Magnet, 7 p.m. Wednesday. “Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection,” through June 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7; retired military, college students and ages 62 and over $5; children ages 6-17 $3; active military and children under 6 free. (501) 374-4242.

GALAXY OFFICE FURNITURE AND INTERIORS 304 Main St., North Little Rock. “Art for You” with works by 25 Arkansas artists, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 375-3375. FREE

GALERIE BAILEY 27 Rahling Circle. More than 30 artists featured. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 804-0194. free

GALLERY 26 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1. Works by Marcus McAllister and Janet Wilcox, through March 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 664-8996. FREE

GREG THOMPSON FINE ART 429 Main St., North Little Rock. Wine tasting, 6-8 p.m. today, $125, reservations required. “Mark Blaney: Short Stories of the Sublime,” through March 12. Southern Regionalists & Modern: Carroll Cloar, Arthur Dove, Louis Freund, William Glackens, Ogden Pleissner. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. or (501) 664-2787.

GUITAR MUSEUM Jacksonville Guitar Center, 1105 Burman Drive, Jacksonville. Vintage guitars, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 982-4933. FREE

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. “Stretched Foundations: Works by Lee Anthony, Jon Haydn and Mary Shelton,” through May 10. “Viewfinding: Photography by Brian Cormack,” through April 4. “We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas,” “The Arkansas-Born Bowie Knife and Modern Bladesmithing”; interactive children’s exhibits, puppet theater and more, all continuing. Hourly tours (except noon) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Store hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $2.50, ages 65 and older $1.50, children 17 and under $1. (501) 324-9351.

JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. A Night at the USO, dinner and auctions, 5:30 p.m. March 6, $30. Exhibits on military from Civil War to present. Based on Jacksonville’s Arkansas Ordnance Plant from World War II. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission: $3, current and retired military $2, students $1. (501) 241-1943.

JETTY BONES GALLERY 16928 Colonel Glenn Road. “The Old West.” Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays. (501) 821-3448. FREE

THE KETZ GALLERY 705 Main St., North Little Rock. Works by local artists. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 529-6330. FREE

LAMAN LIBRARY EXHIBIT HALL 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. “Enchanting Taiwan,” through Feb. 28. “Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography,” March 6-May 30. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 758-1720. FREE

LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 2125 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (501) 374-1957. FREE

LOCAL COLOUR 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. Artist co-op studio gallery. Exhibit of 27 local artists, continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 265-0422. FREE

LOUIE’s UNIQUE FRAMING AND GALLERY 1509 Mart Drive, Suite A. Works by Doris Williamson Mapes and landscapes by Harry Buckley, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 907-6240. FREE

MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 503 E. Ninth St. “By the President in the Name of Congress,” “From Turbulence to Tranquility: The Little Rock Arsenal,” “The Sun Never Sets on the Mighty Jeep,” “War and Remembrance: The 1911 United Confederate Veterans Reunion,” “Through the Camera’s Eye: The Allison Collection of World War II Photographs,” continuing. Alger Cadet Gun exhibit, continuing. Ongoing exhibits depict Arkansas’ military heritage. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (501) 376-4602. FREE

MID-SOUTHERN WATERCOLORISTS 7-9 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Membership: $35. Call for entries for 40th annual exhibition: deadline March 28., or (501) 224-2730. FREE

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. Constructive Destruction, through Saturday. Saturday Discoveries for grades K-6, 1-4 p.m. second Saturday of each month, $20. “Nanotechnology: What’s the Big Deal?” through April 3. “Artifacts Showcase,” “Backyard Science,” through 2010. “Tech Lab,” “Imagination Station,” “Room to Grow,” animal shows, electric shows continuing. “Wiggle Worm Discoveries,” 10 a.m. Tuesday. Paws, Claws and Tails, first Saturday of the month. Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8, ages 65 and older and ages 1-12 $7, children under 1 admitted free. Pay What You Can Second Sundays. or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. “Badges, Bandits and Bars: Arkansas Law & Justice,” through March 6, 2011. “A Circus Hitched to a Tornado: Arkansas Politics in the 20th Century,” through Feb. 28. Permanent exhibits: “Arkansas’ First Ladies Gowns”; 1836 House of Representatives Chamber; “Pillars of Power,” history of the Old State House; “On the Stump: Arkansas Politics, 1819-1919”; “First Families of Arkansas”; “As Long as Life Shall Last: The Legacy of Arkansas Women.” Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 324-9685. FREE

PHILANDER SMITH COLLEGE DONALD W. REYNOLDS LIBRARY AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER Chester Street and Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive. Permanent collection of works by black artists. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 370-5281. FREE

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Scott, at the junction of U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161. Exhibits of past agricultural equipment, continuing. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Regular admission is $3 adults and $2 for children ages 6-12, plus tax. (501) 961-1409.

PRESERVE OUR PAST ART INVITATIONAL through April 15. For fifth-seventh grades. Focus on Arkansas property at least 50 years old. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program contest. or (501) 324-9786.

RED DOOR GALLERY 3715 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. “Southern Heritage,” live painting demonstration by “Twin,” Jerry Lynn and Terry Lynn; benefits Keith Jackson’s Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids, 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 753-5227.

SECOND FRIDAY ART NIGHT 5-8 p.m. second Friday of the month, downtown art galleries and museums. Open house, new exhibits, entertainment. (501) 324-9351. FREE

STEPHANO’S FINE ART GALLERY 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite C. Happy Hour in the Heights, 5-8 p.m. today. Works by various artists. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. (501) 563-4218. FREE

STUDIO 51 ART GALLERY 17501 Arch Street Pike. Art for sale by Trudy Kaye Lynch, continuing. En Plein Air with free vendor space. Hours: Thursday-Saturday by appointment. (501) 888-3842. FREE

THEA FOUNDATION Fourth and Main streets, North Little Rock. Scholarship Winners Exhibit, through March 11. Third Friday Night Artwalk with performance by Pulaski Heights and Aeolus Recorder Konsorts, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday. Works by Thea Leopoulos, Nicholas D. Leopoulos, George Rodrigue, local artists, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512. FREE

UNDERDOG ART 1816 Arkansas 161 S., Jacksonville. Gallery and gift shop featuring local art. Featured artists: John Heavrin, Tim Byrnz, Christi Jacobs. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. (501) 838-6418. FREE

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. “Kom Fljugandi/Flown In,” through March 14. Paintings by John Hartley, through Feb. 28. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 569-8977. FREE

UALR WILLIAM H. BOWEN SCHOOL OF LAW LIBRARY 1201 McMath Ave. “Law in a Land Without Justice: Nazi Germany 1933-1945,” through July 31. Hours: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. (501) 734-1007. FREE

around Arkansas

1875 PEEL MANSION AND HISTORIC GARDENS 400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Mansion tours: $3. (479) 273-9664.

ALLISON PARSONS GALLERY 802 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Works by Parsons, continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment. (501) 625-3001. FREE

ARKANSAS MUSEUM OF NATURAL RESOURCES Arkansas 7, south of Smackover. Exhibits and displays on oil and the south Arkansas oil boom. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (870) 725-2877. FREE

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 110 Cooley Drive, Jonesboro. “Portals of the Soul,” through July 2011. “Exploring the Frontier,” through March 27. Crowley’s Ridge mastodon, “Living Off the Land,” “Ancient Arkansas Ancestors,” Mary E. Stack collection, “Mother Goose Revisited,” “Old Town Arkansas,” “Earthquake!” Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: $2 donation. (870) 972-2074.

ART CHURCH STUDIOS 301 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs. Knitter group, 6-8 p.m. Mondays. Art in Motion Art classes for all ages and skill levels, call for schedules and prices. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 5-9 p.m. first and third Fridays of the month. (501) 282-8342 or (501) 282-8343. FREE

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. Life Mask Classes: children, 1-4 p.m. Saturday; adults 5:30-7:30 p.m. today and Feb. 25. Zinse Agginie and his African Drum Ballet, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27. “Expressions of African Culture,” through April 30; reception, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. “Expressions From the Permanent Collection,” continuing. Education programs for adults and children; call for schedule and tuition. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 536-3375. FREE

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS 214 S. Main St., Springdale. Art, dance, acting classes for all ages. Call for schedules, costs. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (479) 751-5441. FREE

ART WALK 6-9 p.m. each first and third Saturday, historic district, Van Buren. Displays, demonstrations and discussions. (479) 474-4114. FREE

BATESVILLE AREA ARTS COUNCIL ART GALLERY 246 E. Main St., Batesville. Paintings, pottery, photography and woodcarvings by local artists, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (870) 793-3382.

BAUM GALLERY OF FINE ART UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS McCastlain Hall, Room 145, 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. “Tagged, Stamped and Stenciled: Guerrilla Art Goes Gallery,” “Polarized Dispersions,” through Feb. 25. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. (501) 450-5793. FREE

BAUXITE MUSEUM 6707 Benton Road, Bauxite. Domestic and industrial exhibits on company-owned town and industry. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday. (501) 557-9858. FREE

BRADBURY GALLERY Fowler Center, Arkansas State University, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, through Sunday. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (870) 972-2567. FREE

CHAFFEE CROSSING MUSEUM DISTRICT 803 Terry Road, Fort Chaffee, near Fort Smith. District includes Fort Chaffee Barbershop Museum, Vietnam Veterans Museum and Enchanted Doll Museum. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Friday. (479) 783-8888. free

CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 750 S. Fifth St., Arkadelphia. Permanent displays on county history including Caddo Indian canoe and artifacts. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. (870) 230-1360. FREE

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. Bill Clinton photographs, displays, memorabilia, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. Admission: $5. (479) 444-0066.

CONWAY ARTWALK 5-8 p.m. third Thursday of the month, downtown Conway. (501) 329-8249. FREE

CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. “Heroes of Horticulture,” through March 21. Preschool Story Time: Our Beautiful World, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday. Lunchtime Movie: American Values: American Wilderness, noon-1 p.m. Friday. ArtBuzz: Landscaping with Native Plants, 11 a.m. Feb. 26. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (479) 418-5700. FREE

DALLAS COUNTY MUSEUM 221 N. Main St., Fordyce. Exhibits include T.E. Rhine, Paul “Bear” Bryant and the Fordyce Redbugs, the War Room, geology, forestry, pioneer days. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (870) 352-5262. FREE

DELTA CULTURAL CENTER 141 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena. “Rising High Water Blues: The 1927 Flood in the Arkansas Delta,” “Rhythm and Roots: Items and Images for the Delta Cultural Center Permanent Collection,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 338-4350 or (800) 358-0972. FREE

DELTA CULTURAL CENTER MUSEUM DEPOT 95 Missouri St., Helena-West Helena. “Helena and Beyond: The Civil War in the Arkansas Delta,” permanent exhibit. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 338-4350 or (800) 358-0972. FREE

DELTA VISUAL ARTS SHOW 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 27, Iron Mountain Train Depot, Front Street; Newport Business Resource Center, Hazel Street, downtown Newport. Art show and sale, demonstrations, workshops. Reservations required for workshops. (870) 523-1009. FREE

FINE ARTS CENTER 610 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Art Jam, 6-9 p.m. third Tuesday of each month. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 624-0489. FREE

FIRE OM EARTH STUDIO 872 Mill Hollow Road, Eureka Springs. Tai chi, bellyogachi, drumming, shoemaking, raku classes; call for prices and schedules. (479) 363-9402.

FORT SMITH ART CENTER 423 N. Sixth St., Fort Smith. Works by Patsy Lane and John Malveto, through Wednesday. Artistry in America discussion group, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (479) 784-2787. FREE

fort smith museum of history 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. “U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves & Fort Smith’s African-American History,” through March 28. “In the Shadow of the Gallows,” through Aug. 1. Admission: adults $5, ages 6-15 $2, ages 6 and under free. (479) 783-7841.

FRESH AIR YOGA STUDIO AND ART GALLERY 358 Main St., Clinton. “Engaging Hands, Creative Minds,” through March 19. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (501) 745-2266. FREE

GALLERY DRIVE 5-8 p.m. last Saturday of the month, galleries around Heber Springs. Call for details. Maps available at Chamber of Commerce, 1001 W. Main St., Heber Springs. (870) 251-1189 or (501) 206-2233. FREE

GANN MUSEUM 218 S. Market St., Benton. Early Saline County exhibit, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday or by appointment. (501) 778-5513. FREE

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Daffodil Days, through March 7. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $8.75, ages 55 and older $7.75, children 6-12 $4.50. or (800) 366-4664.

GOOD OLD DAYS VINTAGE MOTORCAR MUSEUM 501 W. Main St., Hardy. Antique, classic and collectible cars. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5, children 12 and under $2.50. (870) 856-4884.

GRANT COUNTY MUSEUM 521 Shackleford Road, Sheridan. Civil War Red River Expedition gallery, World War II gallery, Arkla Gas gallery, Vietnam War exhibit, Grant County History exhibit, antique cars. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $3, students $1. (870) 942-4496.

GREERS FERRY LIBRARY 8249 Edgemont Road, Greers Ferry. Works by Doris Sexson. Hours: noon-4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. (501) 825-7084. FREE

HEMINGWAY-PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER 1021 W. Cherry St., Piggott. “The Piggott Connection,” “Celebrating the Hemingways: Best Wishes From Piggott,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: $5, groups and ages 65 and older $3. (870) 598-3487.

HOMESTEAD FINE ART GALLERY 8475 Edgemont Road, Greers Ferry. Works by Sandra Seaton, Vernon and Alice Driskill, Keith Conaway, Charlotte Rierson, Sheila Parsons, Colin Wetherelt, Mary Ann Stafford and Richard Scarbourgh, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. (501) 825-7944. FREE

HOPE VISITOR CENTER AND MUSEUM South Main and Division streets, Hope. Restored 1912 train depot and railroad memorabilia, President Clinton memorabilia and Hope’s famous watermelons. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (870) 722-2580. FREE

JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY 318 S. First St., Rogers. “From the Temperate to the Tropics: A Photographic Peregrination,” through Friday. Works by Mike Kious, Monday-March 31; reception, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday by appointment. (479) 631-8706. FREE

LINDA PALMER GALLERY 800 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Works by Doyle Young, Peter Lippincott, Ellen Alderson, Sara Tole, Jan Leek and Linda Palmer. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 620-3063. FREE

MATILDA AND KARL PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND STUDY CENTER 1071 Heritage Park Drive, Piggott. Tours include early 1930s Tudor Revival home, natural gardens, American Indian artifacts and mineral collection, library, A Face in the Crowd storyboard, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 598-3228. FREE

MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM 500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs. Continuing hands-on learning exhibits. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission: $8; ages 62 and older and children ages 2-12, $7. (501) 767-3461.

MITCHELL’S FOLLY 130 Spring St., Eureka Springs. Drawings, prints, paintings and sculpture by Arkansas artists and more, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday. (479) 253-7030. FREE

THE MUSEUM OF AUTOMOBILES Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton. Antique, classic and collectible automobiles. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $7, ages 65 and over $6.50, students ages 6-17 $3.50, children age 5 and under free with adult. (501) 727-5427.

MUSEUM OF REGIONAL HISTORY 219 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana. Scott Joplin exhibit, permanent. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $5, ages 65 and older $4, students $3.50. (903) 793-4831.

OZARK HERITAGE ARTS CENTER 410 Oak St., Leslie. Basic drawing classes, 10 a.m. Saturdays, $12 per class. Earth clay sculpture classes, 5:45 p.m. Mondays, $12 per class. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 447-2500. FREE

PINE BLUFF ART LEAGUE GALLERY Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 300 W. Second Ave., Pine Bluff. Works by Pine Bluff Art League members, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (870) 534-1699. FREE

PINE BLUFF/JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 201 E. Fourth St., Pine Bluff. Exhibits on the Civil War, World Wars I and II, waterfowl, the Victorian era, pioneer days, American Indians, black history and dolls. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (870) 541-5402. FREE

POOR RICHARD’S ART INC. 116 S. First St., Rogers. Jewelry, Jewelry, Jewelry, through Feb. 28. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (479) 631-0417. FREE

REGIONAL ARTS CENTER Fourth Street and Texas Boulevard, Texarkana. “Lee & Grant,” through March 13. Seventh annual Regional Celebration of African-American Artists, through March 6. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday. (903) 792-4992. FREE

RICIANO ART GALLERY 833 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture by local, national and international artists. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (501) 339-3751. free

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. Exhibits on area history, hands-on area for children, guided tours of 1895 Hawkins House, research library. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. or (479) 621-1154. FREE

ST. FRANCIS COUNTY MUSEUM 603 Front St., Forrest City. American Indian pottery, prehistoric artifacts, black history, military history. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (870) 261-1744. FREE

SEVIER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 717 N. Maple St., De Queen. Historic artifacts and crafts from Arkansas, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday; groups by appointment only. (870) 642-6642. FREE

SOUTHERN TENANT FARMERS UNION MUSEUM Chicago and Frisco streets, Tyronza. “Perspectives From the Delta: Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Photography by Norwood Creech,” through Wednesday. Exhibits on tenant farming. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5, ages 65 and older $3. (870) 972-2803.

SOUTH WEST ARTISTS INC. Studio Gallery 607 Mena St., Mena. Continuing display of paintings, photography, woodcarving, pottery and other art. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (479) 394-3880. FREE

STUTTGART AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM 921 Fourth St., Stuttgart. Exhibits on the history of agriculture on the prairie. Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 673-7001. FREE

TEX-ARK ANTIQUE AUTO MUSEUM 217 Laurel St., Texarkana. Display of vehicles. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. (870) 772-2886 or (870) 542-7725. FREE

ZEPHYR BLEVINS ART GALLERY Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. (479) 631-8988.


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ARKANSAS CHAPTER PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS 4521 W. 65th St. Weekly dance, 8-11 p.m. every Saturday. Dance instruction and social hour, 7 p.m. Cost: members $5, nonmembers $6. (501) 568-4476.

ARKANSAS FESTIVAL BALLET STUDIOS Breckenridge Village, 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Pre-professional and professional classical ballet training, auditions free; 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. Saturday, $10 per class. (501) 227-5320.

BALLROOM DANCE 7-10 p.m. every third Thursday of the month, Senior Citizen Center, 401 Pershing Road, North Little Rock. Warren Crow Band. Admission: $5. (501) 753-5202.

BELLY DANCE CLASSES Unity Church, 2610 Reservoir Road. Beginner belly dance with Raye, 6-7 p.m. $10 an hour for six weeks. or (501) 554-1200.

BESS CHISUM STEPHENS COMMUNITY CENTER 12th and Cleveland streets. Little Rock Country Dancers, 7-9 p.m. first, second and third Sundays; lessons 6-7 p.m.; $5; (501) 821-9353. Ballroom, Latin and Swing Social Dance Association, 7-11 p.m. first, second and fourth Fridays; free dance lessons with admission, 7-8 p.m.; members $10, guests $13;, (501) 664-4268. Little Rock Bop Club, 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday; beginning swing-dance lessons (free with admission), 7-8 p.m.; members $2, guests $5; (501) 753-7396. Square Dance, 1:30-3:30 p.m. every Thursday, $3. (501) 490-1197.

COME DANCIN’ 7 p.m. March 6, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Ballroom, 1100 Napa Valley Drive. Dancing, art show and auction. Benefits Ballet Arkansas. Tickets: $50. (501) 223-5150.

COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. every first, third and fifth Friday of the month. Admission: society members $4, nonmembers $5. All ages, no experience needed. (501) 603-5305.

GERMAN AMERICAN DANCE CLUB 7:30 p.m. every third Saturday of the month, Burns Park Hospitality House, Military Road, North Little Rock. Meeting and dance. Admission: members $5, guests $8. (501) 562-3388.

HANK’S STATION COUNTRY HALL 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Arkansas 107, across from Little Rock Air Force Base. Family entertainment, line-dancing. No alcohol. Call for directions. Admission: $4. (501) 397-5583 or (501) 730-5013.

IRISH DANCE CLASSES every Wednesday and Thursday, Parkwood Center, 6805 W. 12th St., Suite C. Beginning to advanced, hard and soft shoe; children, adults. Instructor: Judy McCafferty. Cost: $10 per week. (501) 851-3979.

IRISH DANCE CLASSES 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, 3411 Idlewild Ave., North Little Rock; 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. every Saturday, 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Dancers’ Studio, 3515 Old Cantrell Road; 6 p.m. every Thursday, 11:30 a.m. every Saturday, 22 Campden Hill Road, Sherwood. Beginning to advanced adults, teens, children, soft shoe, hard shoe, group. Country set dancing for adults Tuesday nights, $10 per class. Instructor: Mary Rose O’Donovan Fansler. Cost: $40 per month. (501) 834-1479.

JACKSONVILLE SENIOR CENTER 100 Victory Circle, Jacksonville. Weekly dance, 7-9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Cost: $4. (501) 982-7532.

THE LEGION 315 E. Capitol Ave. BOP Dancing, 7-11 p.m. today, $3. Dance with Warren Crow, 7-11 p.m. every Sunday. Karaoke with Richard Estes, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, free. Ballroom dancing with Lisa Kirkpatrick; lessons 7-8 p.m. and dancing 8-10 p.m. Mondays, $7. Smoke-free. Parking-lot attendant on duty. All events $5 unless otherwise indicated. (501) 372-8762.

LET’S DANCE 7509 Cantrell Road. Arkansas Ballroom Dance Association, 8-11 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays. Latin dancing, third and fifth Fridays. Admission: members $7, guests $10. (501) 227-7858 or (501) 821-2086. Beginner ballroom class, 7-8 p.m. every Monday, intermediate class 8-9 p.m. Mondays. (501) 663-7724.

OAK GROVE JAMBOREE 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, 10502 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock. Uptown country and old-time rock ’n’ roll. No drinking or smoking. Admission $4. (501) 690-4190.

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BENTON SENIOR ADULT CENTER South and Jefferson streets, Benton. Dance 7-10 p.m. every Tuesday. Admission: $5; no alcohol. (501) 776-0255.

BILL’S COUNTRY DANCE U.S. 67, Exit 25, to Arkansas 319, Ward. CMC Band, 7-10 p.m. Fridays, $5. Alcohol-free. (501) 726-3657 or (501) 327-2396.

COMMUNITY DANCE first and third Fridays of the month, Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave., Hot Springs. Lessons, 7 p.m. Dancing, 8 p.m. (501) 617-6042.

CORONADO CENTER Hot Springs Village. Village A-Team square dancers, 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday. Level: advanced. Cost: $5. DeSoto Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. Level: Mainstream/Plus. Cost: $5. Both with caller Dave Towry. (501) 922-3513.

COUNTRY MUSIC CONNECTION 173 Arkansas 11, between Morning Sun and Higginson. Dancing, 7-10 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $5. (501) 593-5372.

DANCE LESSONS 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, North Forty Club, Interstate 40 and Arkansas 7, Russellville. Swing, ballroom, Cajun, line, circle and couples dances. Bands follow at 9:30 p.m. for open dancing. Taught by Joy Murphy. Admission: $4. (479) 968-1620.

FAULKNER COUNTY SENIOR CENTER 1620 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Country dance, 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays. Family atmosphere. Country and rockabilly music by Route 66. Potluck dinner third Friday of the month. Admission: $4. (501) 327-2895.

HAPPY FEET DANCE CLUB 7-10 p.m. every Friday, Senior Center, Dave Creek Parkway and Snead Drive, Fairfield Bay. For singles, families, senior citizens. Donations accepted. (501) 884-6662. FREE

HOME FOLKS’ JAMBOREE 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, 1410 N. Beech St., Beebe. Country music, two-step, waltz, 1950s rock ’n’ roll. Cover: $4, children under 12 $1.50. (501) 882-3597.

HOUSTON COUNTRY DANCE 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, Houston Country, 2268 Arkansas 60 E., Houston. Dance with Houston Country Band. Admission: $5. (501) 759-2056.

HULA DANCE 11 a.m. Saturdays, outside Lost Springs golf area, 2501 N. 22nd St., Rogers. For active adults. (941) 323-6565.

NEW HOT SPRINGS SINGLES CLUB 6 p.m. every Friday, Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant, 1607 Albert Pike, Hot Springs. Dinner followed by socializing and dancing. (501) 922-9221. FREE

NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Feb. 26, Woodlands Auditorium, Hot Springs Village. Centennial Tribute to Agnes de Mille. Season subscription: $85. (501) 922-4231.

NORTH PLAZA DANCE 1515 N. Business 9, Morrilton. Farris Holliman and the Rhythm Masters, 7-10 p.m. every Saturday. No smoking or alcohol. Admission: $4. (501) 354-1667.

SOPHISTICATED LADIES TAP AND JAZZ Mondays and Wednesdays, Riordan Hall, Bella Vista. Men and women of all skill levels. Call for class schedules. (479) 876-1324, (479) 876-5654 or (479) 876-1355.

SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW TO DANCE? 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Clarion Hotel, 1255 S. Shiloh Drive, Fayetteville. Dance Coalition of Arkansas fundraiser. Silent auction, appetizers, dance competition. Tickets: all $25, audience only $10. or (479) 422-6132.

SPA CITY BOP AND SWING DANCE CLUB 7 p.m. every second, fourth and fifth Friday of the month, VFW, 2231 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Social dancing. Free lessons with $20 membership, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Friday admission: $2. or (501) 760-7375.

SUGARLOAF DANCE CENTER 7-10 p.m. every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, Arkansas 110 East, Heber Springs. Country and rock music. Family atmosphere. No drinking or smoking. Donations accepted. (501) 206-0826. FREE


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IMAX AEROSPACE EDUCATION CENTER AND EPISPHERE PLANETARIUM 3301 E. Roosevelt Road (near Little Rock National Airport). Family Night, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. shows Fridays, $5.50, popcorn and soda free. Center hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission: IMAX $5.50-$7.50; EpiSphere $5.50. Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, through July 5; 10 a.m. and noon Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Friday, noon and 4 p.m. Saturday; $7.75, ages 60 and older $6.75, children 3-12 $5.75. (501) 376-4629.

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD Breckenridge Village, 1200 Breckenridge Drive; Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton. Simon Boccanegra, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets: $22, ages 65 and older $20, children $15; or (501) 776-2282 (Benton) or (501) 224-0990 (Breckenridge).

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES FILM FESTIVAL 1:40-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Ledbetter Hall, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. (501) 683-7029. FREE

REEL CIVIL RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 1-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Market Street Cinema, 1521 Merrill Drive. Presented by Central High School National Historic Site. (501) 374-1957. FREE

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T TAURI FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES through April 1. Film competition for grades 6-12. or (870) 251-1189.


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BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS 11500 Financial Centre Parkway. Storytime, 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Orient Express Club, 6 p.m. first Sunday of every month. Churlish Knaves Book Club, 7 p.m. last Monday of every month. The Reel Bookclub, 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday of every month. (501) 954-7646. FREE

CALL FOR ENTRIES through March 1. Voices at the River II playwright program for black and Hispanic college students in Arkansas. Send to: Sheridan Essman, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, P.O. Box 110, Little Rock, Ark. 72203. or (501) 378-0445.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM’S MAIN LIBRARY 100 Rock St. Family Fun Night, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. After-School Antics, 4 p.m. Thursdays. Toddler Storytime, 9:30 a.m. Fridays. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Saturday Afternoon Fun, 3 p.m. Saturdays. (501) 918-3000. FREE

FICTION WRITERS OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS 9 a.m.-noon fourth Saturday of every month, Gilbreath Conference Center, Baptist Medical Center, 9601 Interstate 630, Exit 7. All interested parties welcome. Membership: $20. or (501) 982-1793.

PENPOINT WRITERS GROUP 2 p.m. fourth Saturday of the month, Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, Sherwood. Discussions, readings, critiques. First three visits free, $15 per year. (501) 982-1793.

RIVER MARKET POETS 10 a.m.-noon every second Saturday, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. (501) 603-0290. FREE

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BOOK SIGNINGS 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Harps Market, 1274 Colorado St., Fayetteville; 3-6 p.m. Feb. 25, Harps Market, 1780 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville; 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 27, Night Bird Books, 205 Dickson St., Fayetteville. 50 Frogs, 5 Babes and a Bulldog, Susan Culp. (479) 839-2696.

INDIAN ROCK VILLAGE 265 Dave Creek Drive, Fairfield Bay. Poets of the Lake Club meeting, 1 p.m. every second Friday. (501) 745-5036. FREE

JITTERBUG COFFEEHOUSE 111 W. Main St., Heber Springs. Star & Micey, 6 p.m. Saturday, $5. Poetry readings, 7 p.m. second Friday of the month. (501) 827-0363.

LAKEPORT PLANTATION 601 Arkansas 142, Lake Village. Book signing and author talk: From Sunnyside to Tontitown, Susan Young, 1 p.m. Feb. 27. (870) 265-6031.

LAUNCH PARTY 8 p.m. Saturday, Bears Den Pizza, 235 Farris Road, Conway. Launch of Exquisite Corpse Annual: A Journal of Letters and Life. University of Central Arkansas event. Copies: $10. (501) 450-5134.

THAT BOOKSTORE IN BLYTHEVILLE 316 W. Main St., Blytheville. Uplifting Book Club meeting, 2 p.m. every second Sunday. (870) 763-3333. FREE


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ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of the month, Khalil’s Pub, 110 S. Shackleford Road. Musicians welcome. Must be 21. or (501) 602-5508. FREE

ARKANSAS CHAMBER SINGERS SPRING CONCERT 7:30 p.m. March 5, St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive. “Of Time and Eternity.” Tickets: advance $15, ages 65 and older and students $10; at the door $18, ages 65 and older and students $12. (501) 377-1121.

ARKANSAS DULCIMER SOCIETY 2-4 p.m. first Saturday of the month, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd. Mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer and autoharp players. Annual membership: $12. Meeting free. (501) 661-1129.

ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 8 p.m. Feb. 27, 3 p.m. Feb. 28, Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham Street and Broadway. Sibelius’ Nordic Splendor. Tickets: $17-$58. (501) 666-1761.

LYLE DUDLEY 6-10 p.m. today-Saturday, Benihana, 2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock. (501) 374-8081. FREE

GEORGE STRAIT AND REBA MCENTIRE 7 p.m. March 6, Verizon Arena, 1 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock. With Lee Ann Womack. Tickets: $81.25-$91.25. (800) 745-3000.

LITTLE ROCK WIND SYMPHONY 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. “Strange Humors” concert. Tickets: $10, ages 65 and older $8, students $5. (501) 666-0777.

RACKENSACK FOLKLORE SOCIETY 7 p.m. first Monday of every month, Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth and Commerce streets. Folk music concerts. (501) 765-1131. FREE

RECORDER WORKSHOP 3:30-8:30 p.m. March 5, Grace Presbyterian Church, 9301 Rodney Parham Road; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6, Cox Creative Center, 100 Rock St. “France and the Low Countries — From Josquin to Lully,” with Frances Blaker. Cost: $50, full-time students $25. (501) 666-2787.

THREE DAYS GRACE & BREAKING BENJAMIN 7 p.m. March 5, Verizon Arena, 1 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock. Tickets: $39.75. (800) 745-3000.

TWILIGHT HOTEL 7:30 p.m. Friday, Thompson Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, 1818 Reservoir Road. Little Rock Folk Club presentation. Tickets: $12, students $6, children under 12 free. (501) 663-0634.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK 2801 S. University Ave. “Puccini Paradiso,” Dominick Rodriguez; benefits Opera Theatre; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, $75. (501) 569-8993.

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AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR 7:30 p.m. March 2, Arkansas Best Corporation Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith. Tickets: $19-$22. or (479) 788-7300.

ALL KEYED UP 3 p.m. Sunday, Woodlands Auditorium, Hot Springs Village. Pianists Richard and John Contiguglia perform. Hot Springs Music Festival event. Tickets: $20, students $10. (501) 623-4763.

ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 7-9 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Something Brewing, 1156 Front St., Conway; 7-9 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, Mickie’s Bluefish Grill, 755 Club Lane, Conway. Musicians welcome. or (501) 602-5508. FREE

ARKANSAS JAZZ EXPERIENCE 6-8:15 p.m. fourth Friday of every month, Quapaw Bathhouse, downtown Hot Springs. Admission: $10. (501) 767-5482.

BEETHOVEN’S FAREWELL TO THE PIANO SONATA 3 p.m. Sunday, Breedlove Auditorium, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, 50th and Grand avenues, Fort Smith. Stephen Husarik performs. Tickets: $10. (479) 788-7555.

CALL FOR ENTRIES by March 5, The Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., Blytheville. Bands needed for Support Live Music event, March 20. (870) 762-1744.

CALL FOR MEMBERS Pine Bluff Community Band. Rehearsals 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, Sixth and Chestnut streets, Pine Bluff. or (870) 543-9917 or (870) 718-7087.

CALL FOR MEMBERS Van Buren County Community Band. Rehearsals every Monday, Clinton High School band room, 851 Yellowjacket Lane, Clinton. (501) 745-3633.

BEN COULTER 5-9 p.m. Fridays, Crosswalk, 2714 Central Ave., Hot Springs. (870) 918-4166. FREE

GEORGE’S MAJESTIC LOUNGE 519 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Blues Jam with Oreo Blue, 8 p.m.-midnight first Wednesday of every month, $3. (479) 527-6618.

KASU BLUE MONDAY CONCERTS 7 p.m. first Monday of the month, Sheffield’s Restaurant, Main Street, downtown Jonesboro. (870) 972-2200. FREE

KORNER KAFE 20204 U.S. 62, Gateway. Jazz, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays. (479) 721-5370. FREE

LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO 8 p.m. Saturday, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets: $28.50-$45.50. (479) 443-5600.

LIVE AT FIVE 5-7 p.m. first Friday of the month, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Admission: $10. (870) 536-3375.

MENA COMMUNITY CHOIR 6:30-8 p.m. every Monday, First Presbyterian Church, Ninth and Church streets, Mena. Call for members. (479) 243-0042.

WILLIE NELSON 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Summit Arena, 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs. Tickets: $35-$55. (800) 745-3000.

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Perot Theater, 221 Main St., Texarkana. Gary Mullen and The Works perform Queen songs. Tickets: $8-$45. (903) 792-4992.

SOUL’D OUT QUARTET 7 p.m. Feb. 26, Russell Missionary Baptist Church, 313 E. Main St., Russell. Offering accepted. (501) 724-5841.

SOUTH ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Magnolia First United Methodist Church, 320 W. Main St., Magnolia. “The Young and the Restless,” with Stanislav Khristenko and Tina Guo. Tickets: $20, ages 65 and older $10, students $5. or (800) 792-0521.

SPENCER’S CORNER 801 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Real Thing jazz trio, 7-10 p.m. first Friday of every month. (501) 624-4976. FREE

TWO TENORS AND TWO MISSES 6 p.m. Feb. 27, Coronado Center, Hot Springs Village. Dinner and music with Bette Graves, Melissa McKay, Kristen McKay McCauley, Kenny McKay and Dan Utter. Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild event. Tickets: $20. (501) 922-2567.

WINTER BLUEGRASS SHOW 1-9 p.m. Saturday, Fair Park Community Center, Hope. (870) 777-3640.

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AARP cHAPTER 34, 5505 W. Markham St. Contract bridge, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays. Bridge games, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Duplicate bridge, 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. third Friday of the month and fourth Thursday of the month. Canasta, 1:30 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month. Newcomers 50 and older welcome. Cost: national AARP dues $12.50, local dues $8. First two visits free. (501) 661-0274 or (501) 851-6828.

ARKANSAS AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION Hilton Little Rock Metro Center, University Avenue and Interstate 630. Bid Calling Competition, 7 p.m. Friday. Auction benefiting Camp Aldersgate, 8 p.m. Saturday. (501) 954-2646. FREE

ARKANSAS CUSTOM KNIFE SHOW 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Robinson Center Exhibition Hall, Markham Street and Broadway. Admission: $5. (501) 554-2582.

ARKANSAS FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 26-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 28, Statehouse Convention Center. Tickets: $8, ages 60 and older $5, ages 6-12 $1; three-day pass $10. or (501) 821-4000.

ARKANSAS WOMEN’S NETWORK 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Hampton Inn, 1301 S. Shackleford Road. Coffee and networking opportunities for professionals. (501) 455-8538. FREE

ARKANSAS WOMEN’S NETWORK-NORTH 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Starbucks, 4824 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Coffee and networking for professional women. (501) 771-6838. FREE

BARGAiNISTA 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Statehouse Convention Center. Shopping event with area boutiques. (501) 376-4781.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM 1 p.m. Saturday, Sherman Park Community Center, 624 Beech St., North Little Rock. “Walking in the Steps of Giants,” candlelight vigil, music. Presented by North Little Rock National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. (501) 376-1003.

BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM 6 p.m. Feb. 28, First Missionary Baptist Church, 701 S. Gaines St. With Throwback Choir and guests. (501) 372-2705. FREE

BROADWAY JOE’S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION 9 p.m. Feb. 26-27, DoubleTree Hotel, 7 Statehouse Plaza. Dance party, benefits Independent Youth Football League. Cost: $10. (501) 982-2563.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS COIN CLUB 6:15 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Parkway Place Baptist Church, 303 Parkway Place. (501) 372-3686. FREE

CENTRAL ARKANSAS FREETHINKERS DISCUSSION GROUP 1-5 p.m. third Saturday of each month, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. (501) 351-4980. FREE

CENTRAL ARKANSAS ROLLER DERBY 5 p.m. Sunday, Skate World, 6512 Mabelvale Cut Off. Bout with Central Arkansas Rock-N-Renegades and the Women of Mass Destruction of Memphis Roller Derby. Tickets: $10, children 10 and under free; portion benefits Haitian relief. (501) 758-9269.

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF ARKANSAS 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday, Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. (501) 843-9090. FREE

DIAMOND BEAR BREWING CO. TOURS 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, 323 Cross St. (501) 708-2739 or (877) 642-2739. -FREE

FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOW 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dillard’s, Park Plaza mall. Jewelry and handbags by Korto Momolu. (501) 661-0053, Extension 5003. FREE

FIRST CLASS TOASTMASTERS 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, DeSoto Room (Terrace Room, first Tuesday of the month), St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, University Avenue and Markham Street. Group teaches public speaking and leadership skills. (501) 604-5234. FREE

FREE PRETZEL DAY 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Auntie Anne’s, Park Plaza mall. Free original or cinnamon sugar pretzel. (501) 663-3468.

GREATER LITTLE ROCK CAMERA CLUB 6 p.m. second Thursday of the month, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. Speakers, discussions. Digital and film cameras. (501) 614-9098. FREE

HEIFER VILLAGE 1 World Ave. Voluntary Simplicity course, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays March 2-April 20, $40. Home School Enrichment Programs “Explore the Needs Around the World” for ages 8-13: Americas, Wednesday; Central and Eastern Europe, March 3; Africa, March 31; Asia, April 7; deadline one week prior. Cost: $10 per session. (501) 907-2697.

HOME SHOW noon-7 p.m. Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 28, Verizon Arena, 1 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock. Tickets: $8, children 12 and under free. (800) 745-3000.

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION COMPREHENSIVE CLASS 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 27, Fellowship Bible Church, 1401 Kirk Road. Cost: single $110, couple $145. (501) 791-9300.

IVY BALL 7 p.m. Saturday, Embassy Suites Hotel, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway. Silent auction, dinner, dancing. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Beta Pi Omega chapter. Admission: $40. (501) 348-7439.

JUST COMMUNITIES OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS GATHERING OF FRIENDS 5:30-7 p.m. March 2, Darragh Center, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. Awards to volunteers. Tickets: $50. (501) 372-5129.

LANTERNS 5:30-10 p.m. Feb. 26-27, 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 28, Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road. Music, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, decorations. Tickets: $10, children 6-12 $5. (501) 821-7275.

LITTLE ROCK COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Hillcrest Hall, 1501 Kavanaugh Blvd. or (501) 663-7515. FREE

LITTLE ROCKERS KIDS MARATHON noon March 6, River Market. For children ages 7-12. Cost: $20-$35. (501) 371-4770.

LITTLE ROCK MARATHON 8 a.m. March 7, River Market. Cost: $30-$110. or (501) 371-4770.

LITTLE ROCK TOASTMASTERS CLUB 6:30 p.m. Mondays, DeSoto Room, St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, 2 St. Vincent Circle. The art of speaking, listening and thinking. (501) 224-3064. FREE

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. Safari tours, educational programs and more, continuing. Naked mole rat colony on display. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $9; ages 65 and older and children 1-12, $7. (501) 666-2406.

LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS 6-11 p.m. Friday, The Metroplex, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road. Auctions, music, food. Tickets: $20. (501) 663-5117.

MARDI GRAS PARTY 8 p.m. Feb. 27, Hall of Stars, Tri State International Building Systems, 5001 W. 34th St. DJs Jazz Crusader & Mr. Magic. Admission: $15, couples $25. (501) 590-0177 or (501) 838-0205.

MAUMELLE GARDEN CLUB 6:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Maumelle Senior Services Center, 550 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle. Topics and speakers. (501) 349-7212. FREE

MCCAIN MALL 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock. Baptist Health Medical Center health screenings, 7:30-9:30 a.m. first Friday of the month. (501) 758-6317. FREE

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART MEETINGS 1 p.m. third Thursday of the month, 315 E. Capitol Ave. (501) 455-6200. FREE

MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER 501 W. Ninth St. Arkansas Black History Quiz Bowl, 10 a.m. today. Mirrored Images in Black: Folk Art of Jimmy McDonald, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday. (501) 683-3593. FREE

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR TRAINING March 4-7, 1012 Autumn Road, Suite 1. Applications and screening process included. or (800) 844-0381. FREE

NORTH LITTLE ROCK FRIENDS OF ANIMALS 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of every month, North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow St., North Little Rock. Yearly membership: $25. (501) 758-5482.

PEEK-A-BOO CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 26-27, 1-5 p.m. Feb. 28, The Church at Maumelle, 10910 Maumelle Blvd. or (501) 472-7453.

PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road. Nature programs and hikes. (501) 868-5806. FREE

QUEST QUILTERS GUILD INC. 10 a.m. second Monday of the month, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. Monthly meetings. (501) 835-8721. FREE

SHERWOOD CHILI BOWL 11 a.m. Feb. 27, Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood. Presented by Sherwood Rotary Club. Music, chili cook-off, silent auction. Tasting cup: $2. Admission free. (501) 680-8895 or (501) 791-2191.

SHINE A LIGHT ON LITERACY 6 p.m. today, Governor’s Mansion, 1800 Center St. Silent auction, food, drinks, music. Benefits Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. Tickets: $40, pair $75; reservations required. (501) 372-7323.

SOUP SUNDAY 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Embassy Suites Hotel, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway. Benefits Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families. Bring soup, bread and dessert. Music, auction. Tickets: $20, children $5; VIP room $50. (501) 371-9678.

SPRING CRAFT SHOW 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 6, Grace Lutheran Church, Hillcrest Street and Kavanaugh Boulevard. (501) 954-9281. FREE

TOLTEC MOUNDS ARCHEOLOGICAL STATE PARK 490 Toltec Mounds Road, Scott. Gourd workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, $10. (501) 961-9442.

TWIN CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB 11:59 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Vincent Medical Center/North, 2215 Wildwood Ave., Sherwood. Public speaking, communication and leadership skills. (501) 568-5492. FREE

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Lectures: Dan Morrison, noon today; “North Mississippi Blues: Reflections From the Hill Country,” John Sinclair, 6 p.m. Friday; Robert Maranto, noon Tuesday; “Globalization: Its Impact on Business and Government Institutions,” Tassu Shervani, 9 a.m. Feb. 25. (501) 683-5239. FREE

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK 2801 S. University Ave. Lecture: “Mysterious Communication: The Secret Language of the Gowned Brotherhood in 19th-Century Sichuan,” Di Wang, 3:30 p.m. today, Ross Hall. (501) 569-8393. Screening and discussion: Good Hair, Tim Edwards and Ben Fry, 6 p.m. Tuesday. (501) 569-3308. FREE

WHOLE FOODS MARKET 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road. Heart Health Tasting, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Gluten-Free Tasting, 1-2 p.m. last Saturday of the month. Eating Healthy on a Budget, 1 p.m. first and last Saturday of the month. Music at the Market & Grilling Time, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Sundays; hot dogs $2, burgers $5. (501) 312-2326. FREE

WOMEN AND GIRLS ICE HOCKEY 7:15-8:15 p.m. every Monday, Arkansas Skatium, 1311 S. Bowman Road. $10 per session. (501) 666-4625.

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ANTI-VALENTINE’S SPEED DATING 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Luigi’s Pizza & Pasta, 22000 Interstate 30, Bryant. Benefits Within Reach charity for homeless youth. Cost: $12. (501) 303-4010.

ARKANSAS FAMILY RIGHTS COALITION 7 p.m. second Monday of the month, IHOP, 7809 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith; 7 p.m. third Monday of the month, Denny’s, 5910 Rogers Ave. Community meetings. (479) 420-5504.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Lecture: “How Hollywood Portrays Arkansas — The Three Most Representative Films,” Meir Z. Ribalow, 7 p.m. today. (870) 972-3509. FREE

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MOUNTAIN HOME 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Jim and Jill Gaston Lecture Series: artist and children’s book illustrator Mike Wimmer, 7 p.m. March 1. (870) 508-6105.

BRIDAL FAIR 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27, Pine Bluff Convention Center Arena, 500 E. Eighth Ave., Pine Bluff. Admission: $5. (870) 413-1667 or (870) 247-7072.

BULL SHOALS-WHITE RIVER STATE PARK 153 Dam Overlook Lane, Bull Shoals. Tours of the Bull Shoals Dam, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $2.50, $1.50 for ages 6-12. (870) 455-3629.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS SPORT FLYERS BREAKFAST 8:30-10:30 a.m. every second Saturday, 165 Country Air Lane, Lonoke. Admission: $5 donation. (501) 676-7767.

DAISY STATE PARK 103 E. Park, Kirby. Hikes, tours, games and nature programs, Fridays-Mondays in summer. (870) 398-4487.

DIXIE CAR CLUB 6 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Western Sizzlin Steak House, 1916 Congo Road, Benton. Dinner and meeting. (501) 778-9656.

FATHER AND DAUGHTER DANCE 7-10 p.m. Saturday, River Park Pavilion, North B Street and Clayton Expressway, Fort Smith. Tickets: $20 per couple. (479) 784-2368.

FAULKNER COUNTY LIBRARY 1900 Tyler St., Conway. Beginner’s yoga group, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (501) 327-7482. FREE

FLEA & FARMERS MARKET 8 a.m.-noon first and third Saturday of the month, Clinton City Park, downtown Clinton. (501) 745-1495.

FOUNDATION FARM GARDENING CLASSES 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays through March 23, Flora Roja, Wall Street and U.S. 62, Eureka Springs. Cost: per class $10, full schedule $75. (479) 253-7461.

HARDING UNIVERSITY 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy. Poetry reading with Andrea Hollander Budy, 7 p.m. Feb. 25. (501) 279-4421. FREE

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK U.S. 278, nine miles northwest of Hope. Frontier Days at the Five Trails Rendezvous, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Exhibit on Mount Horeb Masonic Lodge of Washington and National Treasure tours, through July 31. Historic building tours: $8, children 6-12 $4. (870) 983-2684.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE PLAYERs 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Ouachita Building, Woodlands Auditorium, DeSoto Boulevard, Hot Springs Village. Monthly meeting, skits, programs. Membership: $5. (501) 922-9482 or (501) 922-6070.

LAKE DARDANELLE STATE PARK 100 State Park Drive, Russellville. Educational and nature programs. Nature Tales, 2 p.m. Saturdays. (479) 967-5516. free

MARDI GRAS BALL 6 p.m. Saturday, Holiday Inn City Center, 700 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Tickets: $65, couples $100. (479) 494-3760.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASS 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 9 Oak St., Rogers. (479) 616-8043. FREE

OAKLAWN PARK RACING through April 10, Hot Springs. Races: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and Sunday, 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission: weekdays $2.50, $4.50 weekends. (501) 623-4411.

OZARK FOLK CENTER 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View. Quilter’s Retreat, today-Saturday; $145-$260. Fourth Friday Food Day classes: Bountiful Bread, Feb. 26; $30, deadline Monday. (870) 269-3851.

PLAYHOUSE PALOOZA 10 a.m. Feb. 26-March 13, Northwest Arkansas Mall, 4201 N. Shiloh Drive, Fayetteville. Silent auction of playhouses. Benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates of Northwest Arkansas. or (479) 725-2213.

POWHATAN HISTORIC STATE PARK Arkansas 25, Powhatan. Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble: Soap-making Workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, $20. (870) 878-6765.

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK 506 E. Douglas St., Prairie Grove. Spin-A-Round meetings, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. (479) 846-2990. FREE

PRESERVATION WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 25, Cable Hall, Texarkana Regional Arts Building, 321 W. Fourth St., Texarkana. “New Uses for Old Buildings: It’s All About the Numbers,” Donovan Rypkema. Cost: $20. (870) 774-2120.

SCOTCH-TASTING SEMINAR 6 p.m. Feb. 25, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. With Robert Sickler. Tickets: $75. (479) 443-5600.

SOUTHWEST SERVICE DOGS 1 p.m. first Saturday of the month, Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma St., Springdale. Service-dog demonstrations. (479) 646-0886. FREE

SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC 7-9 a.m. drop off, Tuesday-Feb. 25, Associated Farmers Co-op, 695 Exchange Ave., Conway. Presented by Po-Folks K9 Rescue, Arkansans for Animals and Associated Farmers Co-op. Cost: cats $15-$30, dogs $30-$60. (501) 470-9049.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. St. Distinguished Lecture Series: Soledad O’Brien, 7:30 p.m. today; $10, students $5, UCA students free. (501) 450-3265. Artist in residence filmmaker Ivan Rogers, Forgive Me Father screening and discussion, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, free. “Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century,” Richard Miller, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Baum Gallery. (501) 450-3293. ArkaText literary festival, March 1-5. (501) 450-5108.

WHITE COUNTY BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION Opening address with Judge Wendell Griffen, 7 p.m. Friday, Mount Arratt Baptist Church, 908 N. Beech St., Beebe. Parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, Race and Hussey streets to Spring Park, Searcy. Program and Art Exhibition, Carmichael Center, 6 p.m. Saturday, 801 S. Elm St., Searcy. White County Youth Federated Choir, 7 p.m. Sunday, 304 N. Main St., Searcy. (501) 268-6535.

WOOL AND WHEEL HANDSPINNING GUILD 10 a.m.-noon third Saturday of every month, Ozark Folkways Heritage Center, Winslow. (479) 634-3791.


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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF through Sunday, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. Tickets: $20-$40. (501) 320-5730.

DYING CITY 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Feb. 25-27, The Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester streets. Tickets: $14, ages 65 and older and students $10. (501) 374-3761.

FERDINAND AND THE BULL March 5-21, Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Children’s Theatre production. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; 2 p.m. matinees March 25-26. Tickets: $14, children under 12 $11. (501) 372-4000.

KATE CRACKERNUTS 8 p.m. through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Haislip Arena Theatre, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Tickets: $7, students $5. (501) 569-3456.

STOMP 7:30 p.m. today, Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham Street and Broadway. Tickets: $22-$47. (800) 745-3000.

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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Pocket Community Theatre, 170 Ravine St., Hot Springs. Tickets: $10, students through grade 12 $5. or (501) 623-8585.

BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN 8 p.m. today-Saturday, Feb. 25-27, 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 28, Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Dinner theater. Tickets: $42, balcony $17, students $9.50. (479) 631-8988.

CYMBELINE 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Feb. 27, Cabe Theatre, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. (501) 450-4597. FREE

DEARLY BELOVED through Feb. 27, Fort Smith Little Theater, 401 N. Sixth St., Fort Smith. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10, today $20. (479) 783-2966.

THE DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Verser Theatre, Ouachita Baptist University, 410 Ouachita St., Arkadelphia. Tickets: $6. (870) 245-5563.

I LOVE YOU ... NOT 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, RayLynn Theater, 202 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs. Staged reading and question and answer session with actors. Wine and cheese party follows Friday performance. Tickets: evening $25, party $25, matinee $20. (501) 624-7469.

ONE-ACT PLAYS 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Ouachita Little Theatre, 610 Mena St., Mena. The Red Lamp, Sunday-Tuesday; A Simple Task, Sunday; Among Friends & Clutter, Monday-Tuesday. Tickets: $8, ages 60 and older and students $5. (479) 243-0186.

rogers little theater Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Spotlight Studio classes for children, through March 13 and March 29-May 22, $125. Kidfriends 10 a.m.-noon every second Saturday, Rogers Little Theater group for students 8-18. Lessons in theater work. Meeting times may vary. (479) 631-8988.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC 7 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Tickets: $12, ages 65 and older $10, students $5. (501) 315-5483.

THEATRESQUARED PROGRAMS Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Ages 17 and over: Comedy Improvisation, 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through March 9; Beginning Acting, 6-8 p.m. Mondays through March 8. Cost: $180. Ages 10-17: Spring Break Professional Training Academy, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22-26. Cost: $165. (479) 571-2728.

TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK 7:30 p.m. through Friday, Bridges/Larson Theatre, University of Central Arkansas, 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. Tickets: $8. (501) 450-3265.

YOUTH THEATRE OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 27, Snow Fine Arts Center, University of Central Arkansas, 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. “Creative Dramatics,” class for grades 3-6. Registration: $60 through Feb. 25, late registration $75. (501) 450-5092.

ZOMO THE RABBIT 7:30 p.m. today-Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Tickets: opening $12; other performances $10, ages 65 and older and students $5. (870) 575-8428.


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BYE BYE BIRDIE 6-9 p.m. today, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Rich Mountain Community College Lecture Hall, 1100 College Drive, Mena. Ouachita Little Theatre production: April 22-25, May 1-3. Sing solo and read from script. (479) 394-7622.

ELITE MUSICAL THEATER SPRING BREAK CAMP 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Rogers Little Theater event. Auditions for ages 12-18. Camp dates, March 22-26. Cost: $150. (479) 631-8988.

THE SECRET GARDEN 7 p.m. March 1-2, Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Performances: April 30-May 2, May 6-8. Audition packet: $5. (479) 631-8988.


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THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Wine Tasting with Bruce Cochran, 5:30-7 p.m. today, $10. Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio, 8:30 p.m. today, $5. Cody Belew and the Mercers, Friday, $7. Closed Saturday. Jam session, Monday, jammers $1. Science Cafe, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, free. Cindy Woolf, Wednesday, $5. Tonya Leeks Jazz Band, Feb. 25, $5. Ramona Smith and Carl Mouton, Feb. 26, $7. William Staggers, Feb. 27, $7.Wine and Dine Weekends: music by Michael Carenbauer and others and special wine features, 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays at Vieux Carre. Jazz@Afterthought, 8 p.m. Thursdays. Jazz brunch with Ted Ludwig, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Monday Night Jazz, every Monday, $5 unless otherwise indicated. Jam session with Carl Mouton, Tuesdays, free. Shows at 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. or (501) 663-1196.

ARENA BILLIARDS BAR & GRILL 314 Maple St., North Little Rock. Karaoke contest, 8 p.m. every Saturday, free. Pool tournaments 7 p.m. every Thursday, 8 p.m. every Friday, $10 entry fee. (501) 374-7665.

ARKANSAS PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, 4521 W. 65th St., quarter-block west of Patterson Street. Visitors welcome. Dance instruction and social hour, 7-8 p.m. Admission: members $5, guests $6. (501) 568-4476.

BASELINE PIT STOP BAR-B-QUE AND LOUNGE 5506 Base Line Road. Nine-ball tournament, 7 p.m. Sundays. Eight-ball tournament 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Pool league 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. Shuffleboard various times daily. Horseshoe pit. Full bar and grill. Happy hour 4-6 p.m. daily. Entry fees vary. (501) 562-9635.

BOGIE’S 920 W. Pershing Drive, North Little Rock. Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays, free. (501) 758-1851.

CAJUN’S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Brian & Nick, Tragikly White, today. Rob & Tyndall, PG-13 The Band, Friday. Richie Johnson, Down 2 Five, Saturday. Chris DeClerk, Wednesday. Happy-hour bands start at 5:30 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 6 p.m. Thursdays, headline bands at 8:30 or 9, 9:30 Thursdays. Cover: $5 after 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; free Monday-Wednesday. (501) 375-5351.

CHIEFS 6708 Arkansas 161, North Little Rock. Band, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Friday. Pool tournament, 8 p.m. every Friday. (501) 833-9110. FREE

CLUB COUNT PULASKI New Howard Johnson Inn, T.P. White Drive, Jacksonville. Karaoke contest with the Karaoke Cowboy, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, finals Saturday. No cover. Contest entry: $10. Dance lessons with Lil, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, free. Jam session, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, free. (501) 982-2183 or (501) 606-9529.

THE COFFEE BEANERY CAFE 17200 Chenal Parkway. Open Mic Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. (501) 821-7747. FREE

CORNERSTONE PUB AND GRILL 312 Main St., North Little Rock. Acoustic singer and guitar, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, free. Ladies night and ’80s-retro disc jockey, Thursdays. (501) 374-1782.

COUNTERPOINT 3605 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock. Pingpong tournament, 9 p.m. Mondays. Music, 10 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke with Paul, 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Open mic with Stacy Mackey, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Disc jockey, 10 p.m. Fridays. Music, 11 p.m. Saturdays. Customer appreciation, Sundays. Hours: 8 p.m.-5 a.m. daily. (501) 771-5515.

DHS STUDIOS 9700 Rodney Parham Road. Red Saturdays: reggae and world music, 10 p.m. Saturdays, $10. (501) 253-2523 or (501) 328-5248.

ELECTRIC COWBOY 9515 Interstate 30. Ladies night, Wednesdays. Rockin’ the Rock Karaoke with Chuxster, Thursday. All events start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charges. (501) 562-6000.

GRUMPY’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR AND GRILL 1801 Green Mountain Drive. Music, 9 p.m. every Monday. (501) 225-9650. FREE

HONEY HUT RESTAURANT 3723 MacArthur Blvd., North Little Rock. Karaoke with D&T, 8 p.m. every Friday. (501) 753-0991. FREE

JERE’S PLACE SPORTS BAR 8500 Castle Valley Road, Mabelvale. Sports, pool, golf. Music and dancing, 6 p.m. Fridays; $5, ladies free until 10 p.m. (501) 562-1814.

JIMMY DOYLE’S COUNTRY CLUB 11800 Maybelline Drive, Galloway exit, North Little Rock. Karaoke 9 p.m.-2 a.m. every Thursday, free. Arkansas Riverbottom Band, 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, $5. (501) 945-9042.

JUANITA’S 1300 S. Main St. Algebra Blesset, Eric Roberson, Rodney Block: A Night of Soul, 6 p.m. Friday; $25, reserved seating $40. The John Cowan Band, 9 pm. Saturday. Elsinore with Landed on the Moon and Winston Family Orchestra, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $5. An Evening With Henry Rollins, 8 p.m., Feb. 25, $18 advance, $20 day of show. (501) 372-1228.

THE KARAOKE KORNER 5223 Willow Springs Road. Open 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, $5. Available for private parties. (501) 888-5911.

LEVY VFW 4400 Lynn Lane, Levy. Shuffleboard, 7 p.m. Fridays, free. Steak fry, 5-7 p.m. first Saturday of the month, $6. Pool tournament, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, $6. Karaoke, 7-11 p.m. Sundays, free. (501) 753-5538.

LONG BRANCH SALOON 8419 Scott Hamilton Drive. Eight-ball tournament, 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday, $5. Ladies night, Wednesday. Band, 8 p.m. every other Saturday, $5, couples $7. (501) 568-5547.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. John Wesley Austin, through Saturday. Chris Porter, Wednesday-Feb. 27. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fridays, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Saturdays unless otherwise indicated. Cover charge: Wednesday-Thursday $6, Friday-Saturday $9 unless otherwise indicated. Thursday, ladies night with free admission. (501) 228-5555.

LUCKY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 1101 Murphy Drive, Maumelle. Ladies night every Tuesday. Eight-ball tournament, 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Karaoke, 8 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. Bands, Saturdays. (501) 803-4898. FREE

PEABODY LITTLE ROCK HOTEL 3 Statehouse Plaza. Wine and Roses, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, lobby bar, free. (501) 906-4000.

QUIET STORM SOCIAL CLUB 1724 Wright Ave. Saturday Night Rhythm & Blues with open mike and DJ, 9 p.m. every Saturday, $2. (501) 612-1776.

REVOLUTION ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. Brady Seals with Nathan Lee Jackson and David Bradley, 8:30 p.m. today, $10. American Idiot — The Green Day Tribute Band, The Breakthrough, 8:30 p.m. Friday; over 21 $8, under 21 $10. G-Eazy, 607, DJ Shawn Lee, 9 p.m. Saturday, $7. (501) 823-0090.

ROSE CITY VFW POST 10442 6101 U.S. 70, North Little Rock. Shuffleboard tournaments, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, $10. Karaoke, 7-11 p.m. Sundays, free. (501) 945-4116.

RUDY’S CAFE & OYSTER BAR 2695 Pike Ave., North Little Rock. Texas hold ’em poker tournaments, 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. (501) 771-0808. FREE

ROBERTS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL 7212 Geyer Springs Road. Soul Fridays with Soul on Ice, 8 p.m. Fridays, $5. (501) 568-2566.

THE SHIP 26611 Arkansas 365 N., North Little Rock. Pool tournament, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (501) 803-4014. FREE

SPEAKEASY SUPPER CLUB 412 Louisiana St. John Willis & Hany Pank, 8 p.m. today. SpeakEasy Broadway Floor Show, 7:30-9 p.m.; John Craig, 9 p.m. Friday. SpeakEasy Broadway Show, 7:30-9 p.m.; William Staggers, 9 p.m. Saturday. Bonnie Montgomery, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. (501) 374-2008. FREE

STICKY FINGERZ CHICKEN SHACK 107 S. Commerce St. Iron Tongue, Underclaire, Ryan Couron, Outstanding Red Team, 9 p.m. today, $5. Stoney LaRue, Midnight River Choir, 9 p.m. Friday; advance $10, day of show $12. Boom Kinetic, 9 p.m. Saturday, $8. Tony Furtado, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday; advance $8, day of show $10. Lucious Spiller Band, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, $5. (501) 372-7707.

SU-BURBON INN Interstate 30 at Base Line Road exit. Music 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturdays. Cover: $2, couples $3. (501) 562-4863.

TON’S PLACE 18814 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock. Convertible Cowboy, 8 p.m. every Friday. (501) 851-9987. FREE

TONY’S SPORTS BAR AND STEAKHOUSE 5201 Asher Ave. Pool tables, TVs, projection screens for big games. Blues set with Walter T., 3-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Disc jockey after 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $5. (501) 907-7757.

TROY’S IRONHORSE SALOON 9125 Mann Road. Horseshoes, pool, shuffleboard and karaoke, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. (501) 562-4464. FREE

UNDERGROUND PUB 500 President Clinton Ave. Acoustic music 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday. Karaoke 7 p.m. every Thursday. Music 9 p.m. Friday, 8:30 p.m. Saturday. (501) 707-2537. FREE

THE VILLAGE Asher and University avenues. Hatiras, 8:30 p.m. Friday; advance $15, at the door $20. Nevermind: Tribute to Nirvana, 8 p.m. Saturday; advance $10, at the door $13. Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer, 7 p.m. Sunday; advance $26, at the door $30. or (501) 570-0300.

WEST END 215 N. Shackleford Road. Sugarcoat, today-Friday. Rock Show, Saturday. Waiting for Brantley, Feb. 26-27. Call for times and cover charges. (501) 224-7665.

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THE BAY VIEW CLUB & GRILL 155 Chelsea Drive, Fairfield Bay. Steven Robb, 8-11 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, free. (501) 884-6009.

BEEBE VFW CLUB 1405 E. Center St., Beebe. Music, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, $5. Steak night, 6-8 Fridays, $10. (501) 882-7769.

BUZZY’S BAR 210 Rhinehart Road, Pine Bluff. Jam Nite with JT Flood band and karaoke, 7 p.m. every Thursday, free. (870) 535-7087.

THE CLUB 709 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Music, 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. (501) 624-7474. FREE

COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE Arkansas 367 N., Judsonia. Dance, music, 7-10 p.m. every Friday-Saturday, $5. Smoke- and alcohol-free. (501) 729-1212.

DYLAN’S ACOUSTIC 1021 Front St., Conway. Open mike night, 7 p.m. every Thursday. (501) 697-0841.

EDENS EDGE 2895 Bill Foster Memorial Highway, Cabot. Christian music venue. (501) 941-3997.

GIFFORD COUNTRY MUSIC 288 Opal Road, El Paso. Karaoke, 7-10 p.m. every Friday-Saturday, donations accepted. Bingo, 6:30-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. No alcohol or smoking; children welcome. (501) 882-3493.

THE GOAL POST 7607 John Harden Drive, Cabot. Music 9 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 8-11 p.m. Saturdays. Membership: $5 a year. (501) 982-2900.

MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Star & Micey with Jamie Randolph and the Darkhorse, 9 p.m. Friday, $5. New Music Tuesdays, free. Paul Sammons, Wednesdays, free. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays, free. (501) 321-0909.

MONTICELLO VFW 145 Veterans Drive, Monticello. Dance with Chapter 4 Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday. Cover: $5. (501) 367-5267.

MOOSE LODGE 2567 Saline County 11485 U.S. 67 S., Benton. Rockin’ Randy’s Karaoke, 8 p.m. Fridays, free. Dances, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, $4. (501) 860-6740.

ODIE’S HOUSE OF BLUES 3413 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Mike -Chuck Dodson piano, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Mike Dollins and the Cruize Brothers blues jam, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. (501) 815-2939. FREE

PLANET BOOGIES 421 Broadway, Hot Springs. T’s Tunes Karaoke and Dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. every Thursday-Monday. (501) 623-5152. FREE

2720 2720 Albert Pike, Hot Springs. Ladies Night, Thursdays. Tommy Roeck, 9 p.m. Fridays and all-request dance with DJ Debbi T, 10 p.m., after midnight $5. Retro with Diggit Johnson, 9 p.m. Saturdays, and DJ Debbi T, 10 p.m., $5. Recovery Sundays, 6 p.m. Sundays and Joel Strotman and Tommy Roeck, 9 p.m. (501) 760-2505.

VFW POST 2256 5323 Sleepy Village Road, Benton. Karaoke, 7 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays. NASCAR watching. Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, $4, couples $7. (501) 778-9876.

VFW POST 2278 2231 E. Grand Ave., back of KOA Campgrounds, Hot Springs. Music 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, free. Fish fry 5-7 p.m. Friday, $6. (501) 767-9362 or (501) 623-5190.

VFW POST 7769 1405 E. Center St., Beebe. Ladies night, Fridays, men $5. Saturday nights, $5. Bingo and shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Pool tournament and jam sessions, Wednesdays. Bingo, 1 p.m. Saturdays. (501) 882-7769.


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