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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published February 7, 2013 at 3:13 a.m.

— 1 MOVIES The Arkansas Symphony and its audiences will spend “A Night at the Movies” - part of the orchestra’s Acxiom Pops Live! series - at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Center Music Hall, West Markham Street and Broadway, Little Rock. Philip Mann will conduct music from Captain Blood, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Godfather, Mary Poppins, Chariots of Fire, Gladiator, Star Wars and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Co-concertmaster Kiril Laskarov, violin, and tango dancers Malarie and Jeremiah Delavega will be the featured soloists in Tango (Por Una Cabeza), used in, among other films and TV shows, Scent of a Woman, Titanic and True Lies. Sponsors are Aristotle and Magna IV. Tickets are $18-$58, $10 for students and active military members. Call (501) 666-1761 or visit

2 MUSEUM Visitors to the Historic Arkansas Museum can see an important

piece of American history this weekend as

George Washington’s inaugural Bible,

which was also used at the inaugurations

of Warren G. Harding, Dwight D. Eisen

hower, Jimmy Carter and George H.W.

Bush, goes on display at the 2nd Friday

Art Night reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, and

during the day Saturday to celebrate the

opening of “Treasures of Arkansas Free

masons, 1838-2013.” The new exhibit,

which runs Friday-July 12, will include

a display of George Washington’s fam

ily Bible throughout its run. Friday also

marks the opening of the contemporary

art exhibit “Phenomena of Change: Lee

Cowan, Mary Ann Stafford and Maria

Botti Villegas,” which continues through

May 5. Admission is free. Hours are 9

a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

Sunday. Call (501) 324-9351.

3 MOBILE Take at a peek at the various types of homes on wheels at the Arkan

sas RV Show, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Sat

urday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Statehouse

Convention Center. Admission is $5, free

for children 12 and under. Call (501) 765-


4 MARLEY It’s a reggae-style party as Montego Cafe hosts the Bob Marley Tribute

Birthday Celebration, Friday. Musicians

such as Nicky Parrish, J. White, Bijoux,

and Changus B. are scheduled to perform

in honor of Marley, born Feb. 6, 1945, and

died May 11, 1981. The doors open at

9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and the cafe is at

315 Main St. Call (501) 773-4486 or visit

5 MARDI Why wait until Tuesday to celebrate? South Main Street is hosting

the SoMa Mardi Gras Parade with grand

marshal Warwick Sabin, noon Saturday.

The parade route will travel along South

Main Street between 24th and 12th

streets. After the parade, Mark Currey and

Nathaniel Greer will provide music in the

Bernice Garden while area businesses

sell refreshments. Admission is free. Call

(501) 412-3768.

6 MARLIN The Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, Little

Rock, will stage Ain’t Nothing But a

Thang by Marlin T. Tazewell, a raw look

at the problems plaguing a black family (including AIDS, illiteracy,self-hate and drug abuse). It opens this weekend and runs 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 23. Tickets are $16, $12 for students and senior citizens 65 and older.

Visit for tickets; for more information only, call (501) 374-3761.

7 MARY, MARK, MINDY Early music titans The Baltimore Consort - Mary Anne Ballard, viols, rebec;

Mark Cudek, cittern, viols, Renaissance guitar; Larry Lipkis, viols, recorder; Ronn McFarlane, lute; Mindy Rosenfeld, flute, recorder, whistle, crumhorn and early harp;

and “guest artist” Danielle Svonavec, soprano - will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St.

(at Capitol Avenue), Little Rock. Tickets are $25, $15 for students. Call (501) 537-1698. See story Page 4E.

8 MULCH The Pine Bluff Home & Garden Seminar & Show is celebrating 25 years of giving advice with this year’s show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, 1 Convention Plaza, Pine Bluff. First lady Ginger Beebe will help celebrate at 11 a.m. and experts including Janet Carson will lead sessions on food preservation, chemicals , plant health and raised-bed and kitchen gardening throughout the day. Admission is free.

Call (870) 534-1033 or visit

9 MELODY Three will be company, not a crowd, as soprano Mary Ann Robinson and tenor Scott Stern team up with pianist and “musical choreographer” David Glaze for a pre-Valentine’s Day concert titled “Three’s Company: All You Need Is Love,” 6 p.m.

Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock. The program will include love songs from opera, Broadway shows and popular culture.

The show is part of the church’s “Trinity Presents” series. Doors open at 5; admission is free. Call (501) 666-2813 or visit

10 MOUNTAIN HOME “Rockabilly, Boogie-Woogie Wild Man” Jason D. Williams will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Tickets are $15 plus service fees, half price for students. Call (870) 508-6280 or visit

Weekend, Pages 31 on 02/07/2013

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