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The Weekend Ten

The top things to do and places to be

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published June 27, 2013 at 3:41 a.m.

1 REVISITED Creedence Clearwater Revisited — the rhythm section (bass and drums) from Creedence Clearwater Revival, formed in 1995 to play the legendary band’s hits live — will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, U.S. 70 East (Grand Avenue), Hot Springs. Concert admission is part of what you pay to get into the park — $54.99 ($49.99 if you buy your tickets online; $33.99 for adults 55 and older). Call (501) 624-0100 or visit MagicSprings.com. See story Page 4E.

2 “RUNNIN’ (AWAY WITH MY HEART)” Lonestar will be the Saturday night headliner when Malvern celebrates its status as “Brickmaking Capital of the World” with Brickfest, Friday-Saturday. Attendees can expect arts and crafts; a baby back rib cook-off; games; car, truck and motorcycle shows; and the Brick Car Derby. Call (501) 458-1115 or visit malvernbrickfest.com. See story Page 5E.

3 ROCKIN’ Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters will give a concert at 8 p.m. today in the Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre at Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock. The park gates open at 6 for outdoor picnicking (food and beverages will be available for purchase or bring your own). Tickets are $35, $65 for a VIP package that includes inside-the gate parking, complimentary welcome cocktail and access to the VIP bar (beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks) throughout the concert. Call (501) 821-7275 or visit wildwoodpark.org.

4 RHONDA Bluegrass rockers Rhonda Vincent and The Rage will rock the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View, part of the park’s 2013 Celebrity Concert Series. Doors open at 6. Tickets are $25 general admission, $37.50 premium reserved. Call (870) 269-3851, (870) 269-3871 or (800) 264-3655.

The Folk Center’s “Next Generation” concert, 7 p.m. Friday in the park’s Music Auditorium, will feature up-and-coming regional performers Mary Parker, the Cobb Brothers, Emily Phillips & Samuel Blake Clancey and the Ragtags, the Big Foot Stompers and Jennifer Beal. Tickets are $12.

5 REVOLUTIONARY

The center for the nation’s 42nd president pays tribute to the nation’s first president with a new exhibit. “Tribute to George Washington” opens to the public at the Clinton Presidential Center on Saturday and ends July 12. The exhibit will include Washington’s copy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, among other documents and paintings. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and admission is $7, $5 for students and ages 62 and older, and $3 for children 6-17. Call (501) 748-0425 or visit clintonpresidentialcenter.org.

6 REYNOLDS The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre closes out its summer season this weekend, with performances of three of its four in-repertory shows at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Call (866) 810-0012 or visit arkshakes.com. Bottom’s Dream, Josh Rice’s adaptation for youngsters of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will be onstage at 2 p.m. today and Saturday. A cast of five play the principal parts and also operate puppets designed by Debra P. Holmes. Tickets are $10. Oliver!, Lionel Bart’s musical based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $27. Shakespeare’s King Lear, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $27.

7 REVIEW You can travel around Arkansas without leaving Little Rock when Cantrell Gallery’s newest exhibit, “Painting Arkansas,” opens Friday. The works by artist John Wooldridge will remain on display through Aug. 17, and the opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. Hours at the gallery, 8206 Cantrell Road, are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call (501) 224-1335.

Gallery 221 is growing, with the addition of the Gino Hollander Gallery. The opening celebration, including music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, will be 5-8 p.m. today in Pyramid Place at Second and Center streets. The new gallery is in Suite 222. Admission is free. Call (501) 801-0211.

The William F. Laman Public Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock, offers a look into a different part of the national pastime with the new exhibit, “Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro League Baseball.” The exhibit opens Friday and will remain on display until Aug. 24. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (501) 758-1720 or visit lamanlibrary.org.

8 ROGERS, ETC. Just how do they make crayons? And traffic lights? And baseball gloves? You can find out at the Museum of Discovery’s latest exhibit, “How People Make Things.” The exhibit, which includes factory tour videos from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and hands-on factory work, is already open and will continue through Sept. 22. Hours at the museum are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10, $8 for ages 1-12. Call (501) 396-7050 or visit museumofdiscovery.org.

9 RACE During summer, small towns across the state celebrate what makes them special. In Emerson, it’s the pea. The Purple Hull Pea Festival and World Championship Rotary Tiller Race is Saturday with fireworks, music, games, races and, of course, peas. General admission is free. Call (870) 547-3500 or visit purplehull.com.

10 REEL Create a fish story and hope the big ones are biting as the Arkansas Hospitality Association presents the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza, Friday-Sunday. There are weigh-in sites all along the Arkansas River from Fort Smith to Dumas in this fishing competition. The awards ceremony will be 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Northshore Riverfront RV Park in North Little Rock. Entry is $90 for one day, $170 for two days, $250 for all three days. Call (501) 376-2323 or visit arkansasbigbass.com.

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