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The Weekend Ten: Top things to do, places to be

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published September 20, 2012 at 3:52 a.m.


Comedian Ron White, a member of the erstwhile Blue Collar Comedy quartet that included Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy, continues his solo headlining career in a show at 7 p.m. today at Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall, West Markham Street and Broadway. Tickets are $55-$66. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit See story Page 8E.

2 JAZZY Jazzman Al Jarreau headlines a benefit for the Friends of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, “An Evening With Al Jarreau,” 7:45 p.m. Saturday in the ballroom of the center, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $100; proceeds support the center’s educational programs. Call (501) 683-3593 or visit mosaictemplarscenter. com/jarreau.aspx.

3 FILMY The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival, in partnership with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, will offer film screenings Friday through Tuesday at various Little Rock and North Little Rock venues. Closing night, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock, will feature a screening of singer-activist Harry Belafonte’s documentary Sing Your Song: The Music, Hope and Vision of a Man and an Era; Belafonte and members of the Little Rock Nine will be honored. Admission to all screenings and events is by free ticket; visit A complete festival lineup is available at Call (501) 374-1957 or e-mail

4 AUTUMNY The streets of Hillcrest will be a little more crowded Saturday during the annual HarvestFest. An Audubon Bird Walk, the Run 4 Shelter Hillcrest 5K and a pancake breakfast will all serve as a prelude to the main event, which starts at 11 a.m. Look for vendors, a tailgate party, a cheese dip contest, music, children’s activities and a fashion show. The festival is on Kavanaugh Boulevard between Walnut and Monroe streets. General admission is free. Call (501) 580-4123 or visit

5 ARTSY The Bernice Garden, 1401 S. Main St., hosts an evening of art, food and community with its Sculpture Party and Fall Fest, 5-8 p.m. today. The highlight of the party will be the unveiling of six sculptures — all by Arkansas artists — that will remain on display for a year. Admission is free. Call (501) 617-2511.

Conway celebrates all things artistic with its annual Artsfest, Friday-Sept. 29. Venues all over town, including Hendrix College, University of Central Arkansas and downtown, will host a variety of performances, demonstrations, exhibits, lectures, classes and screenings. Call (501) 339-3569 or visit


Theater openings this weekend: The Community Theatre of Little Rock will stage Reginald Rose’s jury-room drama 12 Angry Men at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 5-6 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 at the Public Theatre, 616 Center St., Little Rock. There’s a pay-what-you-can “Pocket Preview” at 7:30 p.m. today; tickets during the run are $14, $12 for military, students and senior citizens 65 and older, free for children 6 and younger. Get $1 off for a donation of “gently used” running shoes. Call (501) 410-2283 (ACT3) or visit

And speaking of dozens, 12 little girls will form two straight lines as the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre opens its 33rd season with Madeline and the Gypsies, adapted by Barry Kornhauser from the book by Ludwig Bemelmans with music by Michael Koerner, at 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 7 at the Arts Center in MacArthur Park, 10th and Commerce streets, Little Rock. Sponsors are Landers Fiat and Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield. Tickets are $12. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit

7 BOUNCY As part of an effort to raise awareness of hydrocephalus, the Arkansas Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation Chapter presents a day of family fun with the Little Rock Kidsfest, noon-8 p.m. Sunday. War Memorial Stadium will be bouncing with music, games, inflatables, art zone, and petting zoo. Admission is $5, free for ages 4 and under. Call (501) 952-7467 or visit lrkidsfest. org.

8 AIRY It’s a hot air weekend in Hot Springs for the Legends Balloon Rally, Friday-Saturday at Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport, 525 Airport Road. Classic rockers Air Supply and rising country star Chris Young are the headliners for the musical portion of the festival, playing at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, respectively. While no balloon rides will be offered, spectators can watch the nighttime balloon glows and daytime competitions. Admission is free. Call (501) 321-2027 or visit

9 STRINGY Unusually constituted chamber music group Quartetto Gelato — Peter De Sotto, violin and tenor; Alexander Sevastian, accordion, piano and bandoneon; Liza McLellan, cello; and Colin Maier, oboe — will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Staples Auditorium at Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Their program will include tangos, chansons and an oboe concerto by Antonio Pasculli. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-1249.

10 TWANGY During its annual Cowboy Weekend, the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will host celebrity concerts by the Charlie Daniels Band at 7 p.m. Friday (tickets are $45) and Western singer Don Edwards at 7 p.m. Saturday (tickets are $20). The weekend will feature crafts, including leather work and gunsmithing, in the park’s Craft Village and a Cowboy Poetry Contest at 2 p.m. Saturday in the park’s White Oak Auditorium. Call (870) 269-3851 or visit ozarkfolkcenter. com.

Weekend, Pages 33 on 09/20/2012

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