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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published April 18, 2013 at 3:33 a.m.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

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.

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets.

“When Dreams Are Interrupted: Purple Moon Dance Project,” 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition, through April 28. “Ron Meyers: A Potter’s Menagerie,” through May 5. “Tag Project/Executive Order 9066” by Wendy Maruyama and “Leaves of Grass” by Edward Weston, through Sunday.

“Foundation Collection,” “Masterworks” and “Paul Signac,” continuing. Museum School art classes and workshops for children and adults; call or visit website for schedule and costs. Junior Arts Academy registration through May 27.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. arkarts.

com or (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS LEAGUE OF ARTISTS 7 p.m. April 30, North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow St., North Little Rock. Artist demonstration by Rachel Trusty. (501) 766-1550.

ARKANSAS STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE Room 220, state Capitol. Artwork by Nathan Hearitige, Amanda Moore and Erin Lang, through April 30. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 682-1423.

ARKANSAS STUDIES INSTITUTE BUTLER CENTER GALLERIES 401 President Clinton Ave. Arkansas Society of Printmakers exhibit, through April 27.

“No I’m Not, He Is: A Flying Snake and Oyyo Comic Retrospective,” through May 25. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 320-5700.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. “Structures II,” recent acrylics by Daniel Coston, through April 27. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, or by appointment. (501) 224-1335.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 509 Scott St.: Mid-Southern Watercolorists Spring Juried Exhibition, through April 30. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday.

(501) 375-2342.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. “Jazz: Through the Eyes of Herman Leonard,” through July 21. 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.

COX CREATIVE CENTER 120 River Market Ave. “Bridging the Burden: In Their Shoes,” fallen Arkansas soldiers exhibit, through April 27. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

(501) 918-3086.

GALLERY 360, 900 Rodney Parham Road. “Inner Voices: Wearable Art,” jewelry by Belgian artist Steph Brouwers, through April 30. (501) 663-2222 or (501) 993-0012.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. “Hidden Arkansas,” works by the Blue Eyed Knocker Photo Club, through May 5. “Treasures of Arkansas Freemasons, 1838-2013,” through July 12. “Phenomena of Change,” through May 5. “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.

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Spring Flowers,” through April 30. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006.

MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 503 E. Ninth St. “Undaunted Courage, Proven Loyalty: Japanese-American Soldiers n World War II,” through Aug. 31.

“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. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

(501) 376-4602.

MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER 501 W. Ninth St. MLK Challenge 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27, group service activities for ages 12-18;

preregistration required. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 683-3593.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body,” through May 26. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10, children 1-12 $8. or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300W. Markham St. “Things You Need to Hear: Memories of Growing Up in Arkansas From 1890 to 1980,” through Jan. 1. 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.

PAINT BOX GALLERY 705 Main St., North Little Rock. “Cityscapes,” paintings by Marty Smith, Friday-May 31. Featured artists: Mike Spain, Cathy Kirkpatrick, DixieShelton, Linda Yates, Marty Smith, Karlyn Holloway, through April 30.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues-day-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

(501) 374-2848.

THEA FOUNDATION 401 Main St., North Little Rock. North Little Rock High School Art Show and Sale 5-8 p.m. Friday; reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday. “The Argenta Historic District,” pen and ink drawings by Mary Ann Stafford, April 29-May 18.

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

(501) 379-9512.

AROUND ARKANSAS ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MOUNTAIN HOME Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home.

Jim Gaston photography exhibit, through April 30. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (870) 508-6280.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 320 University Loop West Circle, Jonesboro. “Through a Child’s Eyes XXVII,” through May 1, works by public and private school students.

Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. (870) 972-2074.

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. Earth Day demonstrations and activities 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, through May 11.

“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.

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

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell,” through May 27, reserved tickets required;

nonmembers $12, age 18 and younger free. “Abstractions on Paper: From Abstract Expressionism to Post Minimalism,” through April 29. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday. or (479) 418-5700.

FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM, 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith.“Gerry Stecca: Tree Wraps,” a celebration of Earth Day, 5-7 p.m.

today. “Bridging the Past, Present and Future: Recent Works by Sandra Ramos,” through July 7. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.Admission: $8, students and senior citizens $6. (479) 784-2787.

JUSTUS FINE ART GALLERY 827 Central Ave., Hot Springs. “Trees,” through April 30. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. (501) 321-2335.

RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. Paintings by Arden Boyce, through April 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (479) 968-2452.

THE SHED GALLERY 546 W. Center St., Unit E, Fayetteville. “Loud White Space,” by Rachel Trusty, Friday-April 25; opening, 6-9 p.m. Friday. Hours: by appointment. (870) 219-5182.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS BAUM GALLERY OF FINE ART 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Senior Exhibit, through April 29. (501) 450-5793.

UNIVERSITY OF THE OZARKS STEPHENS GALLERY, 415 N. College Ave., Clarksville. “Champion Trees of Arkansas: An Artist’s Journey,” through Friday. (479) 979-1349.

Film AROUND ARKANSAS THE ISLAND PRESIDENT 2 p.m. Sunday, Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville.

(800) 662-2386.

THEY WERE PROMISED THE SEA 7 p.m. today, Giffels Auditorium, Old Main, University of Arkansas, 1125 W. Maple St., Fayetteville. Screening and discussion with fi lmmaker Kathy Wazana. (479) 575-2175.


CENTRAL ARKANSAS AWKWARD POETRY SLAM 7 p.m. Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, 800 Scott St. Registration opens 6 p.m. Admission: $5. (501) 272-0913.

MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER 501 W. Ninth St. SpokenWord LIVE!, 6 p.m. today. (501) 683-3593.

AROUND ARKANSAS LYON COLLEGE 2300 Highland Road, Batesville. Visiting writer series: Andrea Hollander Budy and poetry workshop students, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Bevins Music Room, Brown Chapel. (870) 307-7488.


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.

BRIT FLOYD 8 p.m. April 30, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Tickets: $55.

(800) 745-3000.

THE GREASY GREENS 7 p.m. Saturday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1818 Reservoir Road. Tickets: advance $10, door $15. (501) 225-1503.


Saturday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi Ave. Christian music in swing band arrangements.

(501) 786-6250.

A MOZART MONTAGE 7:30 p.m. April 26, Christ the King Catholic Church, 4000 N. Rodney Parham Road. The Arkansas Choral Society, University of Arkansas Monticello Concert and Chamber Choirs, with members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Silent auction fundraiser. Tickets: $15, students $10, under 12 free. (501) 376-8484.

ROBERT L. BRACK MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP CONCERT 4 p.m. Sunday, Oak Park Baptist Church, 8200 Flintridge Road. Little Rock Central High School Alumni Choir, Parkview Magnet High School Concert Choir, Little Rock Central High School Concert Choir. (501) 225-4282.

AROUND ARKANSAS ARKANSAS MUSIC PAVILION Washington County Fairgrounds, Fayetteville. Little Big Town: The Tornado Tour featuring David Nail, 8 p.m. Friday.

Tickets: $27-$77. (479) 443-5600.

CONWAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA7:30 p.m. Saturday, University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall, 223 Beatrice Powell St., Conway.

Violinist Curt Thompson. Tickets: $20-$38, children and students $6. (501) 269-1066.

HERMAN’S HERMITS WITH GARY PUCKETT AND UNION GAP BAND 7 p.m. April 27, East Arkansas Community College, 1700 New Castle Road, Forrest City. Tickets: $28-$35. (870) 633-4480.

HENDRIX COLLEGE 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. The Hendrix College Choir, “Music for Royal Occasions,” 7:30 p.m. April 25. (501) 450-1248.

HOT SPRINGS FLUTE ENSEMBLE 3 p.m. Saturday, Village United Methodist Church, 200 Carmona Road, Hot Springs Village. Anniversary celebration concert. (501) 520-0306.

LYON COLLEGE Brown Chapel 2300 Highland Road, Batesville. Senior recitals: Joshua Palmer, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday; Diana Turnbo, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Flute Choir Spring concert, 4-5 p.m. Sunday. Vocal and instrumental student recital, 7:30-8:30p.m. Monday. Lyonpalooza, 7:30 p.m. April 26. Classic rock songs performed by Gary Sudol and friends.

Senior recitals: Hannah Cruse, organ and oboe, 4 p.m. April 28; Aaron Walton, organ and piano, 7:30 p.m.

April 27. (870) 307-7488.

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS 6 p.m. third Saturday of the month, Horseshoe Bend Theatre, 811 Second St., Horseshoe Bend. Donations accepted.

(870) 373-3303.

PRAISE AND RAISE LUPUS GOSPEL CONCERT 6 p.m. Saturday, First Church of the Nazarene, 3804 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Fundraiser for Lupus Foundation of America Arkansas Chapter; an offering will be taken.

(501) 525-9380 or (800) 294-8878.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, 1125 W. Maple St., Fayetteville, Old Main.

Lecture: Classical Andalusian Music, Philip Schuyler, noon-1 p.m. Friday.

(479) 575-2175.

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. 10x10 Arts Series: Caravanserai: Orchestra of Fes, 8 p.m. Friday, $10-$25. Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour, 8 p.m. Saturday,$18-$48. (479) 443-5600.

Special Events

CENTRAL ARKANSAS ARKANSAS FESTIVAL BALLET PARTY ITALIANA 5-7 p.m. April 27, 330 Midland St. Fundraising event: silent auction, music. Tickets: $35. (501) 227-5320.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS 5-7 p.m. April 25, LaVada’s, 2005 Main St., North Little Rock. North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce networking event; music, hors d’oeuvres, beverages. Tickets: advance $10, members and guests only at the door, $15.

(501) 372-5959.

CRUISIN’ IN THE ROCK 6-9 p.m. April 26, River Market District. Classic cars, street rods, trucks and motorcycles.

(501) 370-3201 or (501) 517-1966.

CUT-A-THON 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Aveda Payton Place Salon, 4515 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Haircuts for donations to Lower Mississippi River Keepers, by appointment. (501) 992-1000.

DO, RE, MI, FA, SO, LA … TEA AND FASHIONS 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Harper-Alexander House, 18 Olen Lane, North Little Rock. History, tea, fashion show, music. Benefits Top of the Rock Chorus. Tickets: $30. (501) 758-3291.

EMPTY BOWLS DINNER & AUCTION 6 p.m. April 25, Arkansas Food Bank, 4301 W. 65th St. Fundraiser for Arkansas Food Bank; buffet-style dinner, live and silent auctions. Tickets: $65.

(501) 569-4329.

FAITH PROMISE BANQUET 7 p.m. Friday, Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, 12400 Interstate 30. Fundraiser for Teen Challenge of Arkansas;

donations accepted. (501) 624-2446.

FIGHT FOR AIR CLIMB 8 a.m.-noon April 27, War Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive. Benefiting the American Lung Association; climb the stairs of the stadium or walk a 5K through the Little Rock Zoo. Cost: $25-$100.

(501) 975-0758.

FIRED UP FOR THE CURE JUDGING EVENT 7 p.m. Saturday, Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood. Dinner and drinks, judging for Fired Up for the Cure wall calendar.

Tickets: $25, VIP $75. VIP admission at 6 p.m. (501) 202-4399.

FOOD AND FOAM FEST 6-9 p.m. April 26, Dickey-Stephens Stadium, 400 W. Broadway, North Little Rock. Beer festival, food, music benefiting the Arthritis Foundation. Tickets: $45-$65.

(501) 664-7243.

GET PSYCHED FOR PCA 6-8 p.m. April 25, Professional Counseling Associates, 3601 Richards Road, North Little Rock. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, demonstration by chef Mark Abernathy. Fundraiser for Professional Counseling Associates. Tickets: $75.

(501) 221-1843.

HERSHEY’S TRACK AND FIELD GAMES 4:30 p.m. today, Jacksonville High School, 2400 Linda Lane, Jacksonville. Track and field events for ages 9-14. (501) 982-4171.

INDIE ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 11 a.m.-8 p.m. April 27, The Shoppes on Woodlawn, 4523 Woodlawn Drive.

Handmade goods, vintage items and art for sale; food, music, children’s area. Presented by Etsy Little Rock.

(501) 517-3801.

MOUNT HOLLY CEMETERY PICNIC 5-7 p.m. April 28, 1200 S. Broadway.

Tours, music, silent auction. Tickets:$75, under 12 $25. (501) 376-1843.

THE ORCHID BALL 7 p.m. April 27, Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood. Scholarship fundraiser by Mu Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; music by Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers. Tickets: $25. (501) 309-8891.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST 7-9 a.m. Saturday, 301 Marshall Road, Jacksonville. Fundraiser for Jacksonville No. 520 Order of the Eastern Star.

Cost: $5, age 5 and under free. (501) 988-1059.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church, 1601 S. Louisiana St. Benefits Community Breakfast. Cost: $5. (501) 256-2233.

PUTTING GREEN TO WORK 11:30 a.m. April 25, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock.

Bring your own lunch; Linda K. Smith will speak on the future of sustainable buildings. Registration by 4 p.m. Tuesday. (501) 682-0015.

ROCKIN THE ROCK 6:30-11 p.m.

Friday, Penick Boys and Girls Club, 1201 Leisure Place. Concert featuring Almost Famous. Tickets: $75. (501) 666-8816.


April 27, The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St. Karaoke, burgers, door prizes. Tickets: $30, couple $50. (501) 374-3761.

RODEO IN THE ROCK 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27-28, Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St. Benefits Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch and the Center for Artistic Revolution.

Tickets: $15. (501) 231-8379.

THEA ARTS FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27, on Main Street from Broadway to Sixth Street, North Little Rock.

Art, music, hands-on activities for children and adults. (501) 379-9512.


Distinguished Lecture Series: Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist, 6 p.m. Tuesday. “The Kenya General Election 2013: Tallying, Technology and Transparency, noon Wednesday. “Green Faith - The Growing Religious Environmental Movement,” noon April 26. 501) 683-5239

URBAN HOEDOWN 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Wild River Country, 6820 Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock.

Benefit for the American Cancer Society. Food, music, silent auction.

Tickets: $50. (501) 319-7116 or (501) 772-3582.

AROUND ARKANSAS THE BOOT SCOOTIN’ BASH AND 5K DASH 7:30 a.m. April 27, Beyond Boundaries, 2195 Peyton St., Ward.

Silent auction, rider demonstrations at 8:30, free lunch and snacks, children’s activities. 5K race begins at 8 a.m., registration fee: $20-$25. (720) 201-2197.

CABOT FIREFIGHTERS LOCAL 4544 CHARITY TEAM BASS TOURNAMENT 5 a.m. April 27, Devil’s Fork, Greer’s Ferry Lake. Two-person teams, weigh in 3 p.m. Registration: by Friday $80, late fee $15. or (501) 288-5885.

CEMETERY PRESERVATION WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Mountain Home Cemetery, East 11thStreet, Mountain Home. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program event.

Registration required. (501) 324-9880.

CENTER GROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT FUNDRAISER 11 a.m.-10 p.m. April 27, 7183 U.S. 270 E., Sheridan.

Crawfish, jambalaya, hot dogs, entertainment. Admission free, food $1-$10.

(870) 942-9306.

CERAMIC HAND-BUILDING DINNER FOR TWO 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Create a place setting for two using slab-building, texture, coils, and padding techniques. (501) 450-3118.

DELTA SYMPOSIUM XIX through Saturday, various locations in Jonesboro.

Presentations, discussions, panels, performances. (870) 972-3043 or

ENTREPRENEUR CONFERENCE AND G60 EVENT 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26, El Dorado Conference Center, 311 South West Ave., El Dorado. Entrepreneur education and development, elevator pitch competition at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $50, lunch included. (870) 864-8429.

FAITH PROMISE BANQUET 7 p.m. today, Mountain Valley Retreat Center, 1366 N. Arkansas 7, Hot Springs Village; 7 p.m. Saturday, Arkansas State University Carl Reng Student Center,101 N. Caraway Road, Jonesboro.

Fundraisers for Teen Challenge of Arkansas; donations accepted. (501) 624-2446.

FORT LINCOLN FREEDOM FEST 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 27, Prairie County Community Center, 710 Sycamore St., DeValls Bluff. Civil War displays, living history programs, music, food and arts vendors; 5K run/walk registration at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. race time. (870) 830-6463.

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR NATIONAL PARKS 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Boone County Library, 221 Stephenson St., Harrison. Grand Portage National Monument in Minnesota; first in a series.

(870) 704-9114.

KID’S FEST 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, White Hall Park, White Hall. Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas event. (870) 536-3375.

LAKE DARDANELLE STATE PARK 100 State Park Drive, Russellville. Aquatic Conservation Experience Camp, 5 p.m. April 26-noon April 27, outdoor adventure and activities for ages 10-13;

$65. (479) 890-7479.

NATURAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Mount Ida. (870) 326-4284.

PEACE SYMPOSIUM 6:30 p.m. Monday, North Arkansas Community College Durand Conference Center, 303 N. Main St., Harrison. David LaMotte, international peace scholar. (870) 741-2659.


Centerton Blvd., Centerton. Rifle safety, fundamentals of marksmanship. Cost: $20-$80. (479) 253-8223.

SPRING COLOR TOUR 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Newton County Courthouse, downtown Jasper. Bus tour.

Cost: $6. (479) 284-3150.

STORYTELLERS IN THE PARK: TALES FROM THE BUFFALO 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Steel Creek, Arkansas 74 1 mile east of Ponca. Storyteller: Tony Collins, music by C.D. Scott and Bob Patrick.

(870) 704-9114.

SUNDAY IN THE PARK 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Crescent Hotel Conservatory, 75 Prospect Ave., Eureka Springs.

Fundraiser for the Eureka Springs Preservation Society; silent and live auctions, Grand Bonnet contest. Tickets: advance $20. (479) 253-6756.

TOUR D’ART 6-8 p.m. today, Ozarka College John E. Miller Education Complex, 218 College Drive, Melbourne.

Literary readings and art show, hosted by Friends of the Paul Weaver Library.

(870) 670-5122 or (870) 368-2054.

UNITY OF FAYETTEVILLE 4880 W. Wedington, Fayetteville. Monday night speaker: Marilyn Harper and Joeaux Robey, 7 p.m. Monday. (479) 442-0680.


Lectures: Paul Menzer, “Shakespeare, Anecdotally,” 7 p.m. today, McCastlain Hall. Robert Quinlan, process and explorations in directing Shakespeare, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. (501) 450-3265.

“Bridging the Gap: Basics of Special Education for Parents and Educators,” 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. Cost: $15.

(501) 852-2689.


CENTRAL ARKANSAS DISNEY ON ICE: DARE TO DREAM Wednesday-April 28, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15.75-$45.75. (501) 975-9000.

DOUBT through Saturday, The Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester streets. Talkback session follows Friday performance. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets: $16, senior citizens and students $12. or (501) 374-3761.

HARVEY 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church, 449 Millwood Circle, Maumelle. Presented by the Maumelle Players. Tickets: $15, ages under 16 and over 65 $12. (501) 492-9851.

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH April 26-May 12, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, 501 E. Ninth St.

Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m.

Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $12. (501) 372-4000.

THE JOINT VENTURE 8-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Comedy improvisation. (501) 372-0210.

THE LAST NIGHT AT ORABELLA’S 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through April 27, The Joint, 301 Main St., NorthLittle Rock. The Main Thing comedy trio production. Tickets: $20. (501) 372-0205.

THE SMELL OF THE KILL April 26-May 12, The Community Theatre of Little Rock, Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14, military, students, and age 65 and older $12. (501) 410-2283.

AROUND ARKANSAS THE HOBBIT April 25-28, The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., Pine Bluff.

Showtimes: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $13-$17, students $5. (870) 536-3375.

NEXT TO NORMAL today-May 12, TheatreSquared, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $23-$34. (479) 443-5600.

SPRING AWAKENING 7:30 p.m. through Friday, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave ., Conway. Bridges/Larson Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center. Tickets: $10. (501) 450-3265.

THE TRIAL OF ONE SHORT-SIGHTED BLACK WOMAN VERSUS MAMMY LOUISE AND SAFREETA MAE 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Hathaway Howard Fine Arts Center, 1200 N. University Drive.

Tickets: $10, students and children $5.

(870) 575-8428.


CENTRAL ARKANSAS THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Wine tasting with Bruce Cochran, 5:30-7 p.m. today, $10. The Intruders, Friday, $7. Interstate Buffalo, Saturday, $7. Science Cafe: Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday. Karaoke with Larry the Table Guy, Thursdays. Vieux Carre Jazz Brunch with Ted Ludwig and Friends, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Jazz @ The Afterthought, Mondays, $5. Carl Mouton, Tuesdays, free. Open Mike Acoustic Showcase, Wednesdays, free. Shows at 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. or (501) 663-1196.

CAJUN’S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road.

Chris Henry, Aces Wild, today. Richie Johnson, Ed Bowman and the Rock City Players, Friday. Ben Byers, The Wes Hart Band, Saturday. Brian and Nick, Wednesday. Happy hour bands start at 5:30 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 6 p.m. Thursdays, headline bands at 8:30 or 9 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. 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. Onward to Olympas, The Burial, 5:30 p.m. today; advance $7, at the door $10.

Wovenhand, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Rwake, 9 p.m. today, $10. King Conquer, Surrounded by Monsters, Deserters, 7 p.m. Friday; advance $10, at the door $12. The Word Alive, Once Exiled, 7 p.m. Tuesday; advance $12, at the door $15. (501) 376-1819.

THE JOINT 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Boulevard beer tasting, 7-8 p.m., $10; open music jam 8-11 p.m. Tuesday. Bombay Harambee, 9 p.m. April 25, $5. (501) 372-0210.

JUANITA’S 614 President Clinton Ave. Goose, 10 p.m. Friday, $8. Grupo Fantasma, 10 p.m. Saturday, $10. Silly Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday, $20-$30.

Twiztid, 8 p.m. Monday, $20. J.T.

Hodges, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $10.

(501) 372-1228.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Open Mike Nite, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Cowboy Bill Martin headlines through Saturday. Ladies Night, Thursdays, free for women. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Cover charge: Wednesday-Thursday $7, Friday-Saturday $10. or (501) 228-5555.

THE REV ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. New Music Test, 9 p.m. today; $5, under 21 $10. Casey Donahew Band, Brian Keane, 9 p.m. Friday, advance $18, day of show $20. Gwar, Warbeast, Wilson, 8 p.m. Sunday, advance $17, day of show $20. (501) 823-0090.

STICKYZ 107 River Market Ave. Chris Alan Craig Band CD release party, 9 p.m. today, $5. Joe Robinson, Stephen Neeper Band, 9 p.m. Friday, $6. Beware of Darkness, 9 p.m. Tuesday, $5.

Airbourne, Mothwind, The P47s, 8 p.m. Wednesday; advance $8, day of show $10. Touch: Grateful Dead Tribute, 8 p.m. Mondays, $5. (501) 372-7707.

VINO’S Seventh and Chester streets.

Peckerwolf with Bombay Harambee & The Dangerous Idiots, 9 p.m. Friday, $5. Mindset Ultra, At War’s End, Found Fearless, 9 p.m. Saturday, $5. SL Jones featuring 607, Pepperboy and Lo Thraxx, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $5. (501) 375-8466.

AROUND ARKANSAS MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Mark Edgar Stuart, 8 p.m.

today. Foul Play Cabaret, 8 p.m. Friday; advance $10, at the door $12.

Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Ben Franks and The Bible Belt Boys, 8 p.m.

Saturday; advance $5, at the door $7.

New Music Tuesdays, free. Poetry and karaoke, Wednesdays, free. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays, free. or (501) 321-0909.

UARK BOWL COMEDY 644 Dickson St., Fayetteville. Matt Golightly 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, $7. Open mike night, 8 p.m. Thursdays. uarkbowl.

com or (479) 301-2030.

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Brightvalley says... April 18, 2013 at 8:03 a.m.

Join the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society at the Pinnacle Mountain State Park Visitor Center on Saturday, April 20, from 2 PM until 10 PM to celebrate National Astronomy Day with the biggest public star party of the year. Weather permitting there will be solar observing during the day and star observing after sunset, presentations, a meteorite exhibit, and a discussion on light pollution. Admission is free. For more information visit the CAAS website at caasastro dot org.

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Brightvalley says... April 18, 2013 at 9:02 a.m.

Bark At The Park - Bring your dog to Dickey-Stephens Park on Saturday, April 20, for a Travs game with the Springfield Cardinals! All kinds of canine themed games and fun tonight. Dogs get in free with a paid admission by a real human being. Presented by Fox 16.

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