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This article was published May 17, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

Art & Exhibits

Central Arkansas

ARGENTA ART WALK 5-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, downtown North Little Rock. Music, art, food. (501) 993-1234. FREE

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. “The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft,” through Aug. 5. “Mind’s Eye: Still Lifes of G. Daniel Massad,” through June 10. 51st Young Arkansas Artists, through May 27. 11th National Drawing Invitational: New York, Singular Drawings, through Sept. 9. “Foundation Collection,” “Masterworks” and Paul Signac, continuing. Fine Arts Club of Arkansas Program: The Art of Interior Design, Barry Dixon, 11 a.m. Monday, $75. Lecture: Republican Reformer: Winthrop Rockefeller’s Legacy as Governor of Arkansas, 5:30 p.m. May 24, $5. Museum School art classes and workshops for children and adults; call or visit website for schedule and costs. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. arkarts.com or call (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE 601 Main St. Rotating art exhibit, through May 27. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-curtain Tuesday-Friday, 1 p.m.-curtain Saturday-Sunday. (501) 378-0405. FREE

ARKANSAS TREASURER’S OFFICE Room 220, state Capitol. May exhibit: works by Susan Roerenbeck and Ted Parkhurst. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 682-1423. FREE

ART SHOW 6-9 p.m. May 24, barn studio, Ferndale Cut-Off, 2.5 miles off Arkansas 10. “Eclectic Spring Works,” Bob Crane. RSVP requested. (501) 231-6761.

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. Works by Astrid Sohn and Robin Hazard-Bishop, through June 2. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 664-0030.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. Mid-Southern Watercolorists Open Membership Exhibit, through June 23. (501) 224-1335. FREE

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. “Play Ball! The St. Louis Cardinals,” through Sept. 16. 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 6-17 $3; active military and children under 6 free. (501) 374-4242.

FINE ARTS CLUB OF ARKANSAS FUNDRAISER 10:30 a.m. Monday, Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets. “The Art of Interior Design,” Barry Dixon. Luncheon, lecture, book signing. Tickets: $75. (501) 396-0322.

GALLERY 221 Second and Center streets. “Intuition, Lies and Fortune Tellers,” Catherine Rogers, through May 31. Collection of works by artists including Gino Hollander, Elena Feliciano, Thomas Fedro, Framos and Gloria Vanderbilt and Arkansas artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. (501) 801-0211. FREE

GIRLTOPIA ART SHOW through June 9, fourth floor, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. Girl Scout project. Hours: 1-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 954-9576.

GREG THOMPSON FINE ART 429 Main St., North Little Rock. “Disfarmer: Portraits of a Lifetime,” Mike Disfarmer, through Monday. Best of the South, Friday-July 10. Women’s luncheon with Betsy Bradley, noon Friday, $30. Third Friday Art Walk, 5-8 p.m. Friday. “What’s Hot in Southern Regionalism: Past, Present and Future,” panel discussion, 1 p.m. Saturday, $10. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. 3

gregthompsonfineart.com or (501) 664-2787.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. “Creating the Elements of Discovery: Tim Imhauser, Jason Powers and Emily Wood,” through Aug. 5. “Nate Powell: Cross Sections,” through June 3. “Doug Stowe: The Making of My Small Cabinets,” through July 8. “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. Exhibits on the 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, ages 5-18 $1. (501) 241-1943.

THE KETZ GALLERY 705 Main St., North Little Rock. “A Worn Path — Southern Reflections,” Cheri Peden, Friday-June 9; reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Hours: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 529-6330. FREE

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. May exhibit: “Backyard Birds.” Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006. FREE

LOCAL COLOUR 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. Works by Susan Hurst, through May 31. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 265-0422. FREE

LOUIE’S ANTIQUE FRAMING & GALLERY 1509 Mart Drive, Suite A. Works by Doris Williamson Mapes, Hazel Sweeney, Carol Bosewell, Alica McCallum. Hours: 10 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

MARKET STREET CINEMA 1504 Merrill Drive. Call for entries: “Arkansas Places and Spaces” exhibit, deadline Tuesday. “Veterans Art Gallery,” through June 1. Hours: 1:30-10 p.m. daily. (501) 766-1132. FREE

MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER 501 W. Ninth St. Family, Fun and Fitness Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. From Here to Timbuktu: A Journey Through West Africa, through June 16. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 683-3593. FREE

M2 GALLERY 11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 918. Art and Autism, with works by Carol Willbanks, Coe Wilson, Dorothy Imhauser, H. Kirk Beckham, through Aug. 3. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. (501) 225-6257.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. Dino Dash & Discovery Fest, 8 a.m. Saturday; advance $25, day of race $30. Science After Dark: Wine and Chocolate, 6-8 p.m. May 30, $10. Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss, through July 29. “Astronomy, It’s a Blast,” through Sept. 17. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10. amod.org or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. “Battle Colors of Arkansas,” through Feb. 1. “Things You Need to Hear: Memories of Growing Up in Arkansas From 1890 to 1980,” through Jan. 1, 2014. 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.” Little Beginnings toddler program, 10:30 a.m. third Wednesday of the month. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 324-9685. FREE

THEA FOUNDATION 401 Main St., North Little Rock. King Elementary School Art Show, through Wednesday; reception with music by school’s jazz band and orchestra, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512. FREE

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. UALR Student Competitive through Friday. 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

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ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. May exhibit: works by garden clubs and Artists Review Together. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. (479) 968-2452.

THE ART ODYSSEY 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, studios in Baxter and Marion counties. theartodyssey.com or (870) 580-0987.

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. “Jazz Party: The Photographs of Al White,” “Shaw: Constellations & Night Stars,” through June 30. “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. “Rubicon,” Jennifer Libby Fay, through June 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (479) 751-5441.

CALICO ROCK MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER 104 Main St., Calico Rock. “The Jot ’Em Down Store” and “One-Room School,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 297-4129.

CARMEN’S ART & ANTIQUES 1022 Oak St., Conway. Works by Arkansas artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 327-6978.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. Film Series: The Naturalist, 6:30 p.m. Friday. Great Hall Lecture Series: “Looking at Nature: As Art, as Object, as Community,” Robert Tannen and Patrick Dougherty, 2 p.m. Saturday. “The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision,” through Sept. 3; $5, children under 18 free. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. crystalbridges.org or (479) 418-5700. FREE

DONALD W. REYNOLDS LIBRARY 300 Library Hill, Mountain Home. The Art Odyssey Sneak Preview Exhibit, through May 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (870) 580-0987.

EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. Small Works on Paper, through May 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (870) 633-4480.

ELECTRIC VISION through May 31, Basin Park, downtown Eureka Springs. Creative Energy Project exhibition. (479) 244-5074.

fairfield bay library 369 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. “Down East and Back Home,” Joyce Hartmann, through July 30. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. (501) 884-6476. FREE

fort smith museum of history 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Girl Scouts 100th anniversary exhibit, through June 22. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: adults $5, ages 6-15 $2, ages 6 and under free. (479) 783-7841.

MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM 500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs. “Odyssey’s Shipwreck Pirates and Treasures,” through Sept. 4. Continuing hands-on learning exhibits. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $9; 65 and older and children 3-12, $7. (501) 767-3461.

MITCHELL’S FOLLY ANTIQUES 130 Spring St., Eureka Springs. Exhibit and sale of works by Arkansas artist Louis Freund, through May 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. (479) 253-7030.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 425 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Robotic Portraiture, Deena des Rioux, through June 24. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday. (501) 609-9966.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. “Portraits in Gray: A Civil War Photography Exhibition Featuring the Collection of David Wynn Vaughan,” through July 21, ages 19 and over $2. “Benton County Crime Stories,” through 2013. Summer Storytimes for ages 4-8, 10 a.m. Fridays through July 27. Exhibits on area history, hands-on area for children, guided tours of 1895 Hawkins House, research library. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. rogersarkansas.com/museum or (479) 621-1154.

SOUTH ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER 110 E. Fifth St., El Dorado. “Horizon Line,” Gay Bechtelheimer, through May 30. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, weekends by appointment. saac-arts.org or (870) 862-5474.

SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS Bee Branch. With Bill Ward. Level II, May 26, $250. (501) 450-2599.

TAYLOR’S CONTEMPORANEA FINE ART GALLERY 204 Exchange St., Hot Springs. Works by H.M. Saffer, through May 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, or by appointment. (501) 624-0516. FREE

WALTON ARTS CENTER 405 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. “Structuring Nature,” through June 23. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and during performances. (479) 443-5600. FREE

ZARKS GALLERY 67 Spring St., Eureka Springs. Trunk show: “A Twist on Copper,” jewelry by Shea Yetta, through May 31; reception, 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. (479) 253-2626.

Dance

Central Arkansas

ALADDIN 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theater, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Arkansas Festival Ballet production. Tickets: advance $20, students $15; at the door $25, students $20. (501) 227-5320.

ARKANSAS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY every Monday, Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Beginners class, 7-8 p.m. Intermediate and advanced class, 8-9 p.m. No partner or experience required. Cost: $5 per night. (501) 821-4746.

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; blsdance.org, (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 $4, guests $7; littlerockbopclub.com or (501) 350-4712. Square Dance, 2-4 p.m. every Thursday, $3. (501) 490-1197.

BURNS PARK DANCING 7-10 p.m. third Saturday of the month, Burns Park Hospitality House, Burns Park, North Little Rock. Polka, waltz and potluck supper. Admission: $10. (501) 680-2994.

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.

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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.

MERRY MIXERS DANCE CLUB Coronado Center, Hot Springs Village. The Mullens Band, 7-10 p.m. first Saturday of the month, $7.50. Third Saturday of the month, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $10. (501) 922-1709.

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. spacitydanceclub.com or (501) 760-7375.

WARD COUNTRY DANCE Hickory Street and Arkansas 319, Ward. Ward Country Playboys, 7-10 p.m. Friday, $6. (501) 605-3251.

Film

Central Arkansas

WAGNER’S DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN Breckenridge Village Stadium 12, 1200 Breckenridge Drive. Gotterdammerung, noon Saturday, $15. (501) 224-0992. fathomevents.com

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WAGNER’S DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton; Cinemark Towne Centre, 201 Skyline Drive, Conway. Gotterdammerung, noon Saturday. Benton tickets: $8.25, ages 65 and older and children $6.50. Conway tickets: $17, students and ages 65 and older $16, children $15. (501) 776-2282 (Benton), (501) 450-7558 (Conway). fathomevents.com.

Letters

Around Arkansas

HEMINGWAY-PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER 1021 W. Cherry St., Piggott. Creative Writers Retreat, June 4-8; by Monday $150, after $175. (870) 598-3487.

Music

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS RIVER BLUES SOCIETY 8 p.m. third Friday of each month, Cornerstone Pub & Grill, 314 Main St., North Little Rock. Admission: members $3, nonmembers $5. (870) 833-3498.

DIGGY SIMMONS & THE REAL OMG GIRLZ 7 p.m. May 25, Barton Coliseum, 2600 Howard St. Tickets: $29.50-$48. (501) 243-8341.

GABRIEL IGLESIAS 7 p.m. Sunday, Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham Street and Broadway. Tickets: $38. (800) 745-3000.

NATURAL STATE BRASS BAND 4 p.m. Sunday, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive. Memorial Day concert. (501) 217-8785. FREE

ORGAN RECITAL 3 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 800 Scott St. With Ansley Fleming. (501) 328-3335.

QUAPAW QUARTET 5 p.m. May 25, Capitol Hotel, 111 W. Markham St. (501) 666-1761. FREE

TOP OF THE ROCK CHORUS SUMMER INTERNSHIP ACADEMY 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays June 5-Aug. 7, with a show Aug. 11, Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, 7351 Warden Road, Sherwood. For young women ages 13-23. Registration, Tuesdays through May 29. Cost: $10. (501) 868-7661.

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION 2:30-5 p.m. first and third Sundays of the month, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 Rodney Parham Road. (501) 246-4340. FREE

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ARKANSAS DELTA FAMILY GOSPEL FESTIVAL 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, downtown Helena-West Helena. (870) 338-4350. FREE

FAULKNER COUNTY LIBRARY 1900 Tyler St., Conway. Pickin’ Porch, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. (501) 327-7482. FREE

THE FRONTPORCH STAGE downtown Mount Ida. Dewayne Hodges, 7 p.m. Saturday. (870) 867-2761. FREE

HOMETOWN IDOL AUDITIONS 10 a.m. Saturday, old Wal-Mart parking lot, 25th and Blake streets, Pine Bluff. Admission: $5. (870) 540-9726.

LUCERO FAMILY PICNIC 2 p.m. Saturday, Riverside Park, 2274 Riverside Park, Batesville. With Lucero, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Shooter Jennings. Admission: $22-$40. (870) 698-2288.

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS 6 p.m. third Saturday of the month, Horseshoe Bend Theatre, 811 Second St., Horseshoe Bend. Hwy. 289 Band, Penny Wolfe, Robert and Joe Hutcheson, Bailey McBryde, Ozark Gateway Cloggers. Donations accepted. (870) 373-3303.

STARS & STRIPES 2012 AMERICAN ARMED FORCES TRIBUTE CONCERT AND BENEFIT 7 p.m. Saturday, Ford Theater, 1020 Front St., Conway. Benefits Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets: $35, VIP $50. (501) 358-1755.

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Gabriel Iglesias, 7 p.m. Monday, $42. (479) 443-5600.

Special Events

Central Arkansas

BEGINNER’S FISHING CLINIC 6 p.m. today, Fletcher Library, 823 N. Buchanan St.; 9 a.m. Saturday, MacArthur Park pond. For children ages 15 and under. Presented by Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. (501) 663-5457.

BUZZ-B-Q 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Downtown Riverside RV Park, 250 S. Locust St., North Little Rock. Barbecue contest. Benefits Camp Sunshine. Tickets: advance $10 and one free adult, at the gate $10, children 12 and under free. 1037thebuzz.com or (501) 265-0585.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS COIN CLUB 6 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Parkway Place Baptist Church, 303 Parkway Place. Buying, selling, swapping, appraisals, auctions, programs. (501) 351-3114. 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 7 p.m. Saturday, Little Rock Skate World, 6512 Mabelvale Cutoff. Rock ’n’ Renegades vs. River Valley Rollergirls. Tickets: $10, children 10 and under free. (501) 758-9269.

FIREWORKS ON THE RIVER 6:30 p.m. May 27, Arkansas Queen Riverboat, North Little Rock. Cost: $42.95. (501) 372-5777.

INTERNATIONAL GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Napa Valley Drive. greekfoodfest.com or (501) 221-5300.

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. Tickets: $35. Giraffe Encounter, 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; $10, children 1-12 $5. Safari tours, educational programs and more, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10; ages 60 and older and children 1-12, $8. (501) 666-2406.

MAIN STREET FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fridays through June, Main Street and Capitol Ave. (501) 375-0121.

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

MISS ARKANSAS BRUNCH 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Pleasant Valley Country Club, 1 Pleasant Valley Drive. Tickets: $25. (501) 321-3506.

MOTORCYCLE RACE 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Crooked Creek Speedway, 12727 Interstate 30. Laps, racing. Beer concessions benefit Arkansas School for the Blind. Tickets: $15, children 12-18 $10. (501) 804-3656.

PRESERVATION CONVERSATIONS 5 p.m. third Monday of each month. Quapaw Quarter Association education series on historic preservation. (501) 371-0075.

RIVERFEST May 25-27, Riverfront Park and River Market. Performers include Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boyz II Men, Third Eye Blind, Snoop Dogg. Tickets: advance $20-$25, at the gate $30. riverfestarkansas.com or (501) 255-3378.

SIMPLY RED MASQUE “RED” BALL 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro, 200 River Market Ave. Dinner, silent auction, entertainment. Arkansas AIDS Foundation event. Tickets: $60. (501) 376-6299.

SPLASH ZONE WATER PARK Pleasure Park, 201 W. Martin St., Jacksonville. Opening, noon-6 p.m. May 26-28. School’s Out Celebration, 6-9 p.m. May 25. Admission: $5. (501) 982-4171.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Lecture: “Rwanda: Demystifying Justice and Facing the Biggest Judicial Challenge in Legal History,” Tharcisse Karugarama, noon Monday. (501) 683-5239. FREEWILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY — ARGENTA BRANCH 506 Main St., North Little Rock. Antiques: Trash or Treasure? antiquing lesson, 6 p.m. Friday. Vacationing in Arkansas, 10:30 a.m. Saturday. (501) 687-1061. FREE

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ANTIQUE ALLEY ARKANSAS ANTIQUE SHOW 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Conway Expo Center, 2505 E. Oak St., Conway. Admission: $3, children 12 and under $1. antiquealleyarkansas.com or (501) 230-5728.

ARTOSPHERE: ARKANSAS’ ARTS AND NATURE FESTIVAL through June 22, various locations in Fayetteville. Art, music, children’s theater, lectures. artospherefestival.org. or (479) 443-5600

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LIVING 7 p.m. today, Townhouse Community Center, 1 Perralena Lane, Hot Springs Village. With John Fielder. Reservations requested. (501) 922-7789.

BEER FESTIVAL 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Central Park Fusion Cuisine, 200 Park Ave., Hot Springs. Beer tasting. Tickets: $25. (501) 624-2080 or (501) 623-0202.

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER PARTNERS Boone County Library, 221 W. Stephenson St., Harrison. “History of Freshwater Mussels in the Buffalo River,” Shawn Hodges, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. (870) 704-9114.

CRAWDAD DAYS FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday, Lake Harrison, downtown Harrison. (800) 880-6265.

CRAWFISH FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday, downtown Dermott. (870) 538-5656.

FLOWER, GARDEN AND NATURE SOCIETY OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Student Center, 709 S. Old Missouri Road, Springdale. (479) 521-9090. FREE

HEMINGWAY-PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER 1021 W. Cherry St., Piggott. Celebration of Quilting, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, $3. (870) 598-3487.

IT’S ALL ABOUT HATS 3 p.m. Sunday, Trinity Rehabilitation Restoration Community Development, 2900 W. Sixth Ave., Pine Bluff. Hats, refreshments, speaker, prizes. Cost: $10. (870) 535-5927 or (870) 535-5237.

LAKE OUACHITA STATE PARK 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine. Guided overnight kayaking trip, Saturday-Sunday; $85 per person, $40 kayak rental, $15 camping gear. (501) 767-9366.

LIVING FARM MUSEUM OF THE OZARKS SPRING SHOW May 26, 320 Kilo Vista Road, near Pocahontas. Exhibits and demonstrations. (870) 892-4939 or (870) 378-0285.

LOOSE CABOOSE FESTIVAL today-Saturday, downtown Paragould. Music, petting zoo, contests, carnival rides, children’s activities. (888) 841-7061.

MAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS through May 31, Eureka Springs. Exhibits, performances, parades, demonstrations. mayfestivalofthearts.com or (866) 947-4387.

NORMA LAMPERT LUPUS SPRINGERS 5K RACE AND WALK FOR LUPUS NOW 8 a.m. Saturday, Mid-America Park, Hot Springs. Registration: $23. (501) 525-9390.

OFF THE BEATEN PATH 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Eureka Springs. Garden tours, demonstrations. Tickets: $15. (479) 253-7078.

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Scott, at the junction of U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161. Leather Making Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; class $20, materials $15. “The Boll Weevil: 100 Years of War,” through Sept. 10. “Bacon, Eggs and More”; exhibits of past agricultural equipment, continuing. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3, children 6-12 $2, plus tax. (501) 961-1409.

POWHATAN HISTORIC STATE PARK Arkansas 25, Powhatan. Pearl Stringing Workshop, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, $5-$20. (870) 878-6765.

RAW FOOD LECTURE TOUR 7-9 p.m. today, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 5025 Church Road. With John Fielder. (501) 922-7789. FREE

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL MEN’S NIGHT 6:30 p.m. Friday, Arkansas Music Pavilion, Washington County Fairgrounds, Fayetteville. Guys’ night, drinks, food, cigars. Tickets: advance $100, day of event $125. (479) 442-4554.

SUNDAY NIGHT STAND-UP COMEDY SERIES 7:30 p.m. Sundays, UARK Bowl, 644 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. LaVantor, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7, students $5. (479) 283-5282.

TALES FROM THE BUFFALO 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Steel Creek, Arkansas 74, between Ponca and Jasper. With Gary Weibye. (870) 704-9114. FREE

TOLTEC MOUNDS ARCHEOLOGICAL STATE PARK 490 Toltec Mounds Road, Scott. Bowl Burning, 9-10 a.m. Saturday. Star Gazing, 8-9 p.m. Saturday; $4, children 6-12 $3. (501) 961-9442.

UNITY FEST 3 p.m. May 26, Riverside Park, Batesville. John 3:16 Ministries event. Children’s activities, music, catfish dinner. Dinner: $10. (870) 799-2525.

walks through history tours 11 a.m. Saturday, downtown Texarkana. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program event. (501) 324-9880. FREE

WHITE PARTY FUNDRAISER 7-10 p.m. Friday, private home, Fort Smith. Benefits Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Tickets: $150. (479) 784-2787.

Theater

Central Arkansas

A ... MY NAME IS ALICE through Sunday, The Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester streets. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20, ages 65 and older and students $16. (501) 374-3761.

AMADEUS 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-May 26, 2 p.m. May 27, The Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Precipice Theatre production. Tickets: $13. lrprecipicetheatre@gmail.com or (501) 766-1132.

ARKANSAS NEW PLAYFEST today-Friday, Oxford American building, 1300 Main St. TheatreSquared and Arkansas Repertory Theatre event with staged readings. Today: Uprooted, 7 p.m.; The Football Project, 9 p.m. Friday: The Spiritualist, 7 p.m.; The Ballad of Rusty and Roy, 9 p.m. Tickets: per show $7, full pass $20. (501) 378-0405.

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB Tuesday-June 24, Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Showtime: 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $29-$33; children 15 and under, $23; show only $25, children 15 and under $15. murrysdinnerplayhouse.com or (501) 562-3131.

IMPROVLITTLEROCK Saturday, The Public Theatre, 616 Center St. The Comedy Throwdown, 7 p.m. Lord of the Thrones, 10 p.m. Tickets: $8. (501) 374-7529.

MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON’S through Sunday, Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Showtime: 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $29-$33; children 15 and under, $23; show only $25, children 15 and under $15. murrysdinnerplayhouse.com or (501) 562-3131.

NEXT TO NORMAL through May 27, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $25-$50. (501) 378-0405.

Around Arkansas

ARKANSAS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Friday-Sunday, Nadine Baum Studios, Walton Arts Center, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. Friday: Uprooted, 7:30 p.m., $7. Saturday: The Spiritualist, 6 p.m., $7; The Ballad of Rusty and Roy, 8 p.m., $7. Sunday: Arkansas Young Playwrights Showcase, 1 p.m., free; The Football Project, 3:30 p.m., $7; The 24-Hour Play-Off, 6 p.m., $10. (479) 443-5600.

ODDITORIUM — THE PAUL PRATER SHOW 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Ouachita Little Theatre, 610 Mena St., Mena. Tickets: $10, ages 60 and older and students $8. (479) 243-0186.

Auditions

Central Arkansas

HENRY V 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Production, Sept. 7-23. Schedule audition time and prepare two-minute Shakespearean monologue. (501) 378-0405.

Clubs

Central Arkansas

THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Wine tasting with Bruce Cochran, 5:30-7 p.m. today, $10. Blues Boy Jag Band, today, free. Shannon Boshears Band, Friday, $7. Michael Underwood Jazz, Monday. Science Cafe, 7-9 a.m. Tuesday. Vieux Carre Jazz Brunch with Ted Ludwig and Joe Cripps, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Jazz @ The Afterthought, Mondays, free unless otherwise indicated. Carl Mouton, Tuesdays, free. Open Mike Acoustic Showcase, Wednesdays, free. Shows at 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. afterthoughtbar.com or (501) 663-1196.

CAJUN’S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Mayday By Midnight, 4 Elementz, today. Rockosaurus, Moonshine Mafia, Friday. Tiffany Christopher, Crash Meadows, Saturday. Richie Johnson, Monday. Brian & Nick, Tuesday. Handmade Moments, Wednesday. Happy-hour bands start at 5:30 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 6 p.m. Thursdays, headline bands at 8:30 or 9 Friday-Tuesday, 9:30 Thursdays. Cover: $5 after 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; free Monday-Wednesday. (501) 375-5351.

Downtown music Hall and records 215 W. Capitol Ave. The Air I Breathe, 7 p.m. Saturday; advance $10, at the door $12. (501) 376-1819.

EXHALE AT RIVERTOP 9 p.m. Fridays through July 6, Peabody Little Rock, second-floor ballroom and terrace, 3 Statehouse Plaza. Brandon Peck and DJ Durden, Friday. Cover: $8. (501) 399-8059.

FLYING SAUCER DRAUGHT EMPORIUM 323 President Clinton Ave. 1990s-themed 14th Anniversary Party with Chris Henry, 9 p.m. today. (501) 372-8032. FREE

JUANITA’S 614 President Clinton Ave. Haarp, Black Tusk, 8 p.m. Wednesday, $25. Straight Line Stitch, 9 p.m. May 25, free. (501) 372-1228.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Ragin Cajun John Morgan, through Saturday. WTF Comedy Live, 8 p.m. Tuesday, $7. Open Mike Nite, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Ladies Night, Thursdays, free for women. 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 $7, Friday-Saturday $10 unless otherwise indicated. loonybincomedy.com or (501) 228-5555.

THE REV ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. Josh Abbott Band, Rob Baird, 9 p.m. today; advance $12, day of show $15. Wanda Jackson, 8:30 p.m. Friday; advance $15, day of show $20. Latin Night, 7 p.m. Tuesday; $5, under 21 $7. (501) 823-0090.

STICKYZ ROCK ’N’ ROLL CHICKEN SHACK 107 S. Commerce St. Dax Riggs, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, $10. WWE Over the Limit Watch Party, 7 p.m. Sunday, free. Mike Pinto, Three Legged Fox, 9 p.m. Wednesday; advance $8, day of show $10. Touch: Grateful Dead Tribute, 8 p.m. Mondays, $5. (501) 372-7707.

WEST END SMOKEHOUSE AND TAVERN 215 N. Shackleford Road. Jet 420, Friday. (501) 224-7665.

WHITE WATER TAVERN Seventh and Thayer streets. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, 10 p.m. Friday. (501) 375-8400.

Around Arkansas

MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Booyah Dad with Foul Play Cabaret, 9 p.m. Friday. New Music Tuesdays, free. Paul Sammons, Wednesdays, free. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays, free. maxineslive.com or (501) 321-0909.

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