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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published August 22, 2013 at 4:09 a.m.

BUTLER CENTER FOR ARKANSAS STUDIES 401 President Clinton Ave. Mid-Southern Watercolorists Juried Exhibition, including Piazza della Repubblica by Robert Snider, through Oct. 27. “Creative Expressions,” through Sunday. “Get a Simple Landscape,” drawings by Jerry Phillips, through Sept. 29. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 320-5790.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Art & Exhibits

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Family Festival: An English Garden Party, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 31; tickets: $5-$12, family of fi ve or more $20-$25. “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London,” through Sept. 8; admission $12, senior citizens $10, youth/students $6. “Bauhaus Twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy,” photographs by Gordon Watkinson, through Sept. 22. Interwoven: Craft, through Nov. 17. “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. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. arkansasartscenter.org or (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS LEAGUE OF ARTISTS 7 p.m. last Tuesday of the month, North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow St., North Little Rock. Yearly membership: $30. Visitors free. (501) 779-1475.

ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE 601 Main St. Rotating exhibit, Sept. 4-29. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-curtain Tuesday-Friday, 1 p.m.-curtain Saturday-Sunday. (501) 378-0405.

ARKANSAS STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE Room 220, state Capitol. Works by Guy Bell and Janet Donnangelo, through Aug. 31. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 682-5888.

BUTLER CENTER FOR ARKANSAS STUDIES 401 President Clinton Ave. Mid-Southern Watercolorists Juried Exhibition, through Oct. 27. “Creative Expressions,” through Sunday. “Get a Simple Landscape,” drawings by Jerry Phillips, through Sept. 29. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 320-5790.

CALL FOR ENTRIES Acansa Arts Festival Art Poster Contest, Sept. 19-27. Entry deadline: Aug. 30. acansaartsfestival.org or (501) 663-2287.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. Arkansas League of Artists juried exhibition, Friday-Oct. 29; reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, or by appointment. (501) 224-1335.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. 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.

ESSE PURSE MUSEUM 1510 S. Main St. “What’s Inside: A History of Women and Handbags, 1900-1999,” continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission: $10; military, ages 5-18 or 60 and over $8; under 5 free. (501) 916-9022.

ESTHER DEWITT NIXON LIBRARY 703 W. Main St., Jacksonville. “Prehistory of the Jacksonville Area,” continuing. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. (501) 457-5038.

GALLERY 26 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1. Recent works by John Kushmaul, Erin Lang and Brittany McDonald through Sept. 7. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 664-8996.

GALLERY 221 Second and Center streets. “A Variety of Impressions,” works by Jennifer Cox Coleman, through Aug. 31. Collection of works by artists including Cynthia Ragan, Peggy Roberson, Catherine Rodgers, Larry Hare. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. (501) 801-0211.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. “The Curious World of Patent Models,” through Sept. 29. “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. “Civil War Arkansas 1861-1865,” through Sept. 1. (501) 241-1943.

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Impersonating the Impressionists,” through August. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006. LOCAL COLOUR 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. Artist studio gallery. “A Summer of Art,” works by Lisa Rowland, through Aug. 31. Exhibit of 26 local artists, continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 265-0422.

MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 503 E. Ninth St. Workshop: “Researching Military Records,” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. “Undaunted Courage, Proven Loyalty: Japanese-American Soldiers in World War II,” through February. “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.

MARKET STREET CINEMA 1504 Merrill Drive. “Time & Beauty,” through Sept. 7. Hours: 1-10 p.m. daily. (870) 501-0616.

MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER 501 W. Ninth St. “Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball,” through Dec. 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 683-3593.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. “How People Make Things,” through Sept. 22. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10, children 1-12 $8. museumofdiscovery.org or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. “Lights! Camera! Arkansas!,” a celebration of Arkansas’ role in Hollywood, through March 1, 2015. “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. “Alaska!,” photography by Cathy Kirkpatrick, through Sept. 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. paintboxgallerynlr.com. (501) 374-2848.

THE SHOWROOM 2313 Cantrell Road. “Scenes of Summer,” artists include Cathy Burge, Jim Cheadle, Wayne Fowler, Jan Gartrell, Steve Griffith, Gino Hollander, Sandy Hubler, Ron Logan, Vivian Noe, Tom Tull, Catron Williams, continuing. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 372-7373.

THEA FOUNDATION 401 Main St., North Little Rock. Eric Forstmann show, through Aug. 30. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. Gallery I: “Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals,” through Oct. 2. Gallery II: “Figurative Forms: Work From the UALR Permanent Collection,” through Sept. 25. Gallery III: David O’Brien, Senior Exhibition, Monday-Sept. 5; meet the artist, 5-8 p.m. Monday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 569-8977.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. “Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Leagues Baseball,” through Saturday. 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.

AROUND ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY Bradbury Gallery, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. “An Odyssey of Dreams: A Decade of Paintings by Basil Alkazzi 2003-2012” and “Drawings by Carroll Cloar,” Aug. 29-Sept. 29. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (870) 972-2567.

ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY Pendergraft Library and Technology Center 305 W. Q St., Russellville. “Civil War 150,” national traveling exhibit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Aug. 30, 7 a.m.-midnight Wednesday-Aug. 29. (479) 964-0568.

ART GALLERY AND STUDIO OF FAIRFIELD BAY 120 Village Place Suite 1, Fairfi eld Bay. Works by Charlotte Rierson, Robbie Miller, Van Swink and Karen Gehl. Demonstrations 1-3 p.m. daily. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 680-2740

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. “Celebratory Scenes: Watercolors of Kit McDonald,” through Oct. 31. Call for entries: Irene Rosenzweig Juried Exhibition, through Sept. 13. “Expressions From the Permanent Collection,” continuing. Education and art 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.

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM 930 Clinton Drive, Fayetteville. “Clinton Meets Kennedy,” continuing. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission $8. (479) 444-0066.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. Concert: 3 Penny Acre, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 30. “This Land: Picturing a Changing America in the 1930s and 1940s,” Aug. 31-Jan. 6. “Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art” and “Surveying George Washington,” through Sept. 30. 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.

DALLAS COUNTY MUSEUM 221 N. Main St., Fordyce. “Memories of Dallas County,” works by Ike Garlington, through Aug. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (870) 352-5262.

EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Fine Arts Center Gallery, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. “America’s Splendid Nature,” photography by Tim Gorman, through Aug. 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday, Friday. (870) 633-4480.

EUREKA SPRINGS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 95 S. Main St., Eureka Springs. “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” through Sunday. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5, students through 12th grade free. (479) 253-9417.

FAIRFIELD BAY LIBRARY 369 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. “One-Woman Art Exhibit,” works by Charlotte Rierson, through Oct. 31. 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.

FORT SMITH MUSEUM OF HISTORY 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Preservation workshop, photographs and negatives, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m Saturday. “The Divergent Path: Women in Arkansas History” exhibit, through Oct. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: adults $5, ages 6-15 $2, ages 6 and under free. (479) 783-7841.

FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM 1601 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith. Drop In and Draw, noon-4 p.m. each Thursday; live models and studio space provided, bring materials. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8, students and senior citizens $6. (479) 784-2787.

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS

550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. “Splash of Glass,” the art glass of James Hayes, through Sept. 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $8.75, ages 55 and older $7.75, children 6-12 $4.50. garvangardens.org or (800) 366-4664.

HEMINGWAY-PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER 1021 W. Cherry St., Piggott. “View From the Hill,” honoring the Pfeiffer family, through Aug. 31. “Into the Wild,” “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.

JUSTUS FINE ART GALLERY 827-A Central Ave., Hot Springs. A selection of work by various artists, through Aug. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and by appointment. (501) 321-2335.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 425 Central Ave., Hot Springs. “Arkansas Champion Trees,” through Saturday. “The Art of Abandonment,” through September. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday. (501) 609-9966.

OZARK HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER U.S. 65, Clinton. “People Parade,” through Oct. 6. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. daily. (501) 745-6615.

RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. Watercolor exhibition by Christine Schalk, through Aug. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. (479) 968-2452.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. “More to See … More to Do: The RHM Expansion,” Saturday, continuing. “Works in Wood: A Folk Art Sampler,” through Sept. 28. “Benton County Crime Stories,” through 2013. Exhibits on area history, hands-on area for children. 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. 2013 Juried Art Competition, through Friday. 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.

21C MUSEUM HOTEL 200 N.E. A St., Bentonville. Guided docent tours 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. (479) 286-6500.

Dance

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

AMERICAN LEGION POST 1 DANCES 315 E. Capitol Ave. 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Band music, 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7. (501) 372-2608.

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) 221-7568. 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, $4. (501) 490-1197.

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.

LET’S DANCE STUDIO Tanglewood Center, 7509 Cantrell Road. Ballroom dance, 7-10 p.m. second Saturday of the month, $12, first visit $5. Latin and swing dance, lesson 7 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m. third and fifth Fridays, $13. Group classes, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, $10. (501) 663-7724.

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS 6200 Aerie St. Line dancing 6 p.m.; Warren Crow and the Classics 7 p.m. Saturdays, $6. (501) 837-6766 or (501) 944-7194.

AROUND ARKANSAS

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.

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, off U.S. 67/167, Ward. Ward Country Playboys, 7 p.m. Fridays. The New Country Junction Outlaws with Kenny Wood, 7 p.m. Saturday. Dixie Swing Kings, 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Admission: $6. (501) 605-3251.

Film

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

48 HOUR FILM PROJECT PREMIERE SCREENINGS 7 p.m. Aug. 29-31, Bank of America, 200 W. Capitol Ave., fourth floor. Tickets: $8, three-day pass $18, awards ceremony $10. (501) 837-5896.

PREGNANT BY THE PASTOR 7 p.m.-midnight Aug. 30, Doubletree Hotel Grand Ballroom, 424 W. Markham St. Red carpet premiere. Tickets: single $20, couple $35. (501) 414-8562. SINBAD

MAKE ME WANNA HOLLA 8 p.m. today, Breckenridge Village Stadium 12, 1200 Breckenridge Drive. Tickets: $15. (501) 224-0992 or fathomevents.com.

AROUND ARKANSAS

SINBAD MAKE ME WANNA HOLLA 8 p.m. today, Cinemark Towne Centre, 201 Skyline Drive, Conway. Tickets: $11.50, student and senior citizen $10.50, child $9.50. (501) 450-7558 or fathomevents.com.

Letters

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

FICTION WRITERS OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS 9 a.m.-noon fourth Saturday of every month, Dining Room 3, Baptist Medical Center, 9601 Interstate 630, Exit 7. All interested parties welcome. Membership: $20. fwca.org 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.

AROUND ARKANSAS

HASTINGS BOOKS 3051 E. Main St., Russellville. Book signing by D.K. Caldwell, Days of the Dragon, 4-7 p.m. Saturday. (877) 727-0697.

WHITE COUNTY CREATIVE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 31, American Heritage Conference Center, Harding University 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy. Registration: $25 by Saturday, includes awards luncheon. (501) 268-6426.

Music

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

AN EVENING OF JAZZ 6 p.m. every second Sunday, 7:30 p.m. every fourth Friday, Hall of Stars, 5001 W. 34th St. With Lorenzo “Ren” Smith and friend. Admission: $10. (501) 590-0177 or (501) 838-0205.

ARKANSAS YOUNG ARTIST TOUR 11 a.m. Sept. 4, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi Ave. Carlos Avila, pianist, and Tavi Ungerleider, cellist. (501) 666-2813.

FERNANDO ORTEGA IN CONCERT 7 p.m. Saturday, The Bible Church of Little Rock, 19111 Cantrell Road. Tickets: $10, reserved seating $25. (501) 227-4980.

KINDERSONGS 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, 501 E. Ninth St. With Brian Kinder. Tickets: $5. (501) 372-4000.

AROUND ARKANSAS

BLUEGRASS MONDAY 7 p.m. Monday, Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., Paragould. Jerry Butler and the Blu-J’s. Donations. Concessions available. (870) 972-2367.

COMMUNITY BLUES BAND 7 p.m. Saturday, The Frontporch Stage, downtown Mt. Ida. Lawn chairs and blankets recommended. (870) 867-2761.

HICKORY HILL PARK 216 Bryant Road, Hot Springs. Gospel music concert with The Hacketts and The Rawls, 7 p.m. Saturday; concessions available, lawn chairs and blankets suggested. (501) 623-8068.

HOT SPRINGS BLUES FESTIVAL Aug. 30-Sept. 1, locations in downtown Hot Springs. Admission: per day $10, weekend pass $15. (501) 815-2939.

JAZZ AND DEMOCRACY WORKSHOP 10 a.m. Saturday, President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, 117 S. Hervey St., Hope. Hands-on activities, professional development credit for educators. (870) 777-4455.

LIVE AT FIVE 5-7 p.m. first Friday of the month, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Joe Pitts Band, Sept. 6. Admission: members $5, nonmembers $10. (870) 536-3375.

MAGIC SPRINGS CONCERT SERIES 8 p.m. Saturdays, Timberwood Amphitheater, Magic Springs Theme Park, 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Chris Cagle, Aug. 31. Park admission: online $49.99, at the gate $54.99; under 48 inches or ages 55 and older $33.99. (501) 624-0100.

Special Events

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS SAVE THE CHILDREN FUNDRAISER 6:30 p.m. today, Arkansas Governor’s Mansion, 1800 Center St. Cocktail reception and dinner. Tickets: $100. (203) 341-8249. BACK TO SCHOOL SPLASH 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Splash Zone, 201 Martin St., Jacksonville. Ages 11-15. Admission: $2, slides $1. Concessions available. (501) 982-4171.

BIKE & HIKE FOR ALS 7 a.m. Saturday, River Trail Station, North Little Rock. 40-mile bike ride plus 3.5 mile hike, or 20-mile bike ride only. Proceeds benefit ALS Association of Arkansas. Registration: $45, under age 18 $30. (501) 470-8559 or (501) 231-3328.

THE BRIDGE HOUSE 7415 Indiana Ave. Learn Bridge in a Day Workshop, noon-5 p.m. Saturday; cost: $19.99. (501) 993-5823. Classes, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. each Wednesday beginning Sept. 4; cost: $80, includes textbook and materials. (501) 666-9841. CENTRAL

ARKANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM’S MAIN LIBRARY 100 Rock St. Sanders Distinguished Lecture Series: Lilly Ledbetter, 6:30 p.m. today. Reception and book signing will follow. Reservations appreciated. (501) 918-3009.

JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturdays in August, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library 100 Rock St. Registration required. (501) 918-3003.

KOMEN OF ARKANSAS KICK-OFF PARTY & ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, The Promenade at Chenal, 17711 Chenal Parkway. Race for the Cure registration discounted to $20. Free food, music, games. (501) 202-4399.

LITTLE ROCK FILMMAKERS AND ACTORS BALL 6 p.m. Saturday, Little Rock Club, Regions Bank Building, 400 W. Capitol Ave. Tickets: $65. (501) 343-3300.

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. 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.

PULASKI COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY DOG WASHES 9 a.m.-2 p.m. first Saturdays through September, Trinity United Methodist Church, Evergreen and Mississippi streets; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. second Saturdays through September, Highland Valley United Methodist Church, 15524 Chenal Valley; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. third Saturdays through September, Kroger, Cantrell Road and Polk Street; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturdays through August, First United Methodist Church, 6501 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Cost: $15. (501) 258-4580.

STOP THE YOUTH VIOLENCE CONCLAVE 4 p.m. Sunday, New Zion Grove Baptist Church, 404 Wallace St., North Little Rock. (501) 410-4863.

AROUND ARKANSAS

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Leon Millsap Senior Activity Center, 1301 E. Eighth St., Danville. Licensed drivers of any age. Fee: $14, AARP members $12. (479) 495-7371.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MOUNTAIN HOME Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Standup comedian Owen Benjamin, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, $20. Golden Dragon Acrobats, 7 p.m. Sept. 3; $25, students $12.50. thesheid.com or (870) 508-6280.

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER PARTNERS 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Boone County Library, 221 W. Stephenson Ave., Harrison. Lecture: “Getting to Know Your National Parks: Olympic National Park,” by Doug Wilson. (870) 704-9114.

EVENING WITH THE ARTS 6 p.m. Saturday, Newport Country Club, 703 Walker Drive, Newport. Auction and fundraiser for the Delta Visual Arts Show. Tickets: $20. (870) 523-1009.

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK U.S. 278, nine miles northwest of Hope. Cemetery Preservation Program and tour, 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at the 1914 schoolhouse. Historic building tours: $8, children 6-12 $4. (870) 983-2684.

JUNKFEST TRAIL Aug. 30-31, antique stores, fl ea markets, large yard sales, on or near U.S. 65 in Searcy County. Sponsored by Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce. (870) 448-2557.

LAKE DARDANELLE STATE PARK 100 State Park Drive, Russellville. Cultural Celebration with games, crafts, and programs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Dutch oven cooking and fiber weaving programs require registration by today, fee: $2. (479) 890-7479.

LAKEPORT LEGACIES 5:30 p.m. today, Lakeport Plantation, 601 Arkansas 142, Lake Village. “Hernando de Soto’s Route through Arkansas: What’s the Evidence,” with Jeff Mitchum of the Arkansas Archeological Survey. (870) 265-6031.

MIDSOUTH ECONOLINE SHOW & SHINE 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 1, The Museum of Automobiles, Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton. 1961-1967 Ford Econoline trucks and vans. (501) 727-5427.

PARALLEL UNIVERSES: THINGS UNKNOWN CONFERENCE Friday-Sunday, Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs. Investigations, workshops, activities. (877) 342-9766.

PETIT JEAN STATE PARK 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton. Founders and Builders Day with softball, hikes, presentations, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 31. (501) 727-5441.

PLEASANT RIDGE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION HOMECOMING 11 a.m. Saturday, Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, 108 Pleasant Ridge Road, Poughkeepsie. Potluck dinner following. (870) 856-3983.

RUN FOR A CHILD Sept. 2, Pinnacle Hills Promenade, Rogers. 10K chip-timed run, 7:30 a.m. 5K run and 1 mile Superhero Fun Run/ Walk, 8:15 a.m. Benefits CASA of Northwest Arkansas. Entry fee: by Monday $15-$20, Tuesday-Aug. 31 $20-$25, Sept. 1-2 $30-$35. Pre-Race Expo noon-5 p.m. Sept. 1. nwarunforachild.com or (479) 725-2213.

SHOWDOWN AT SUNDOWN 6 p.m. Aug. 31, The Union Square, 101 N. Washington St., El Dorado. Re-enactment of 1902 gunfi ght between Marshal Guy Tucker and the Parnell Brothers. Showtime Concert Series with Tyler Farr at 7 p.m. (870) 862-4747.

Theater

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

ARKANSANITY 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Comedy sketches and music. (501) 372-0205. #OCTOPILITTLEROCK 8 p.m. through Saturday, The Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Red Octopus Theater, mature audiences. Tickets: $10, senior citizens, military, students $8. (501) 291-3896.

PAL JOEY Sept. 4-29, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:30-$60. therep.org or (501) 378-0405.

THE RIVER NIGER through Saturday, The Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester streets. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Tickets: $16, students and age 65 and older $12. weekendtheater.org or (501) 374-3761.

SOUTH PACIFIC through Aug. 31, Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Col. Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Showtimes: 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:$31-35; children 15 and under $23; show only $25; children 15 and under $15. murrysdinnerplayhouse.com or (501) 562-3131.

TUNA DOES VEGAS Sept. 3-Oct. 5, Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Showtimes: 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $31-$35; children 15 and under $23; show only $25; children 15 and under $15. murrysdinnerplayhouse.com or (501) 562-3131.

AROUND ARKANSAS

BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS 7 p.m. Saturday, Ritz Civic Center, 306 Main St., Blytheville. Tickets: advance $20, door $25. artsmissco. org or (870) 762-1744.

JERSEY BOYS Sept. 3-8, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets: $44-$84. (479) 443-5600.

OLIVER! 7 p.m. today-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Center on the Square, 111 W. Arch St., Searcy. Tickets: $18. (501) 368-0111.

Auditions

AROUND ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE Owen Center Theater 610 N. Pecan St., Beebe. The Rocky Horror Show and The Merry Wives of Windsor, 7 p.m. today and Friday. Nonstudents welcome. Performance dates: Oct. 10-12 and Nov. 18-20. (501) 882-8925.

FRANKENSTEIN 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday, Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Cold readings from script, optional short monologue. Performance dates Oct. 17-20, 24-27. theroyalplayers. com or (501) 315-5483.

GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER 3 p.m. Sept. 7, Dance Arts Studio, 978 Airport Road, Hot Springs. Moscow Ballet; dancers ages 7-16 with at least one year ballet training. Performance date: Nov. 24. nutcracker.com/dancewithus/ auditions or (413) 499-1733.

RAZZLE DAZZLE 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Age limit is 18. Must sing a song, bring CD track. (870) 536-3375.

Clubs

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Karaoke with Larry the Table Guy, Thursdays. 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. afterthoughtbar.com or (501) 663-1196.

CAJUN’S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Jodi James, Adrenaline, today. Chris De Clerk, Karla Case Band, Friday. Richie Johnson, Grand Theft Audio, Saturday. Brian and Nick, Richie Johnson, Monday. Ben and Doug, Wednesday. Happy hour bands start at 5:30 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 6 p.m. Thursday, headline bands at 8:30 or 9 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Cover: $5 after 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; free Monday-Wednesday. (501) 375-5351.

DOWNTOWN MUSIC HALL AND RECORDS 215 W. Capitol Ave. Wretched, Abiotic, 7 p.m. Sunday; advance $10, at the door $15. (501) 376-1819.

THE JOINT 301 Main St., North Little Rock. John Willis CD release party, 8:30 p.m. today. (501) 372-0210. JUANITA’S 614 President Clinton Ave. Salsa Dancing, 9 p.m. Friday, $8. Red Devil Lies, 10 p.m. Saturday, $8. Blacktop Boogie, 3 p.m. Sunday, $10. Alien Ant Farm, 9 p.m. Tuesday, $12. John Hiatt & The Combo, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $40. Truth & Salvage Co., 9 p.m. Sept. 1, $10. (501) 372-1228.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Rick Gutierrez, through Saturday. Matt Davis, Wednesday-Sept. 1. Open Mike Night, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. 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. loonybincomedy.com or (501) 228-5555.

MIDTOWN BILLIARDS 1316 Main St. Mad Nomad with Stephen Neeper & the Wild Hearts, midnight Aug. 31, members $5, nonmembers $8. (501) 372-9990.

THE REV ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. American Aquarium, Swampbird, 9:30 p.m. Friday, $10. School of Dub presents: Back 2 School Vol. 4 with DTF, Wht Grlz, Mr. Napalm, Explicit, BdubS, 9 p.m. Saturday; $7, under 21 $10. Great White featuring Jack Russell, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday; tickets $15. Fight or Flight, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; advance $12, day of show $15. (501) 823-0090. STICKYZ 107 River Market Ave. The Big Dam Horns, 9 p.m. Friday, $5. Randall Shreve & The Sideshow with The Fable & the Fury, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, $6. Reggae Sundays featuring First Impressions, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $5. The Eastern Sea, Grandchildren, Tuesday; advance $8, day of show $10. Paula Nelson Band, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $7. (501) 372-7707.

AROUND ARKANSAS

MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. New Music Tuesdays, free. Poetry and karaoke, Wednesdays, free. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays, free. maxineslive.com or (501) 321-0909.

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