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THE WEEKEND TEN

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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published March 7, 2013 at 3:23 a.m.

— 1 PIRATES Take a tuneful journey with Long John Silver as The Arkansas Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of Treasure Island, A New Musical. This musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic has a final preview performance tonight, with a preshow director talk at 6:15 p.m. and showtime at 7. The official opening night, with post-show meet-and-greet and champagne reception, is at 8 p.m. Friday. The production continues through March 31 with performances at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $30-$60. Call (501) 378-0405 or visit therep.org.

See story Page 4E.

2 PRAISE The largest Christian music tour in the country arrives at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena 6 p.m. Sunday. This year’s

Winter Jam lineup includes TobyMac, Newsong,

Matthew West, Red and Jamie Grace. Admission

is $10 and advance tickets are not required. Call

(501) 975-9000. See story Page 8E.

3 PRINCESS A young woman’s physical sensitivity is the key to her royal identity in the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre pro

duction of The Princess and the Pea, adapted by

Alan Keith Smith from the story by Hans Christian

Andersen, 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m.

Sunday through March 24, with additional spring

break matinees at 2 p.m. March 19-22, at the Arts

Center in MacArthur Park, 10th and Commerce

streets, Little Rock. Tickets are $12, $10 for Arts

Center members. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit ark

arts.com. See story Page 5E.

4 PLAYFUL Steve “Mudflap” McGrew, billed as “The Father of Yall-ternative Comedy,” headlines shows at 7:30 p.m. today ($8)

and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday ($12) at

the Loony Bin Comedy Club, in the Breckenridge

Village Shopping Center, Interstate 430 and North

Rodney Parham Road. Dwight York is the fea

tured/opening act. Call (501) 228-5555 or visit

loonybincomedy.com. See story Page 4E.

5 PLAYHOUSE The Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, Little Rock, will be in good Company - the Tony Award-win

ning Stephen Sondheim musical (with a book by

George Furth), that is - at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sat

urday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday through March 24.

Tickets are $20, $16 for students and senior

citizens 65 and older. For tickets and information,

visit weekendtheater.org; for information only, call

(501) 374-3761.

6 PAPERBACKS Search for treasures on the cheap side as Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries hosts its regular used book sale, 10 a.m.-

4 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The

basement of Central Arkansas Library System’s

Main Library, 100 Rock St., will be fully stocked

with paperbacks for 50 cents and hardbacks for

$1. FOCAL members get to participate in ear

ly-bird shopping at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Admission is free, although memberships will be

sold at the door for $15-$152. Call (501) 918-

3000.

7PIANO (AND VIOLIN AND CELLO) Trio Arkansas - Geoffrey Robson, violin;

David Gerstein, cello; and Louis Menendez, piano - will give a concert dedicated

to the memory of Mildred, B.D. and Carolyn Ford

at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church,

4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock.

Their program: Piano Trio in g minor. op.3, by

Ernest Chausson; the Piano Trio No. 1 in C major,op.8, by Dmitri Shostakovich; and the Piano Trio No. 2 in C major.

op.87, by Johannes Brahms. A reception will follow. Funding comes from the Arkansas Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Admission is free. Call (501) 412-3865.

8 PRESENT-DAY Hip contemporary art is the theme for “Homie Sapiens,” the latest exhibit at the Thea Center, 401 Main St., North Little Rock.

Geared toward twenty-and thirtysomethings, the reception gives visitors the chance to admire works by Arkansas natives Haynes Riley and Layet Johnson while enjoying food and drinks, 5-9 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. Call (501) 379-9512.

9 PROFESSOR The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to its late founder, composer and longtime Ouachita Baptist University professor W. Francis McBeth at 7:30 p.m.

Friday in the Jones Performing Arts Center, OBU, Arkadelphia. McBeth, the orchestra’s conductor from 1970-73, died last year at 78. The program will include two McBeth pieces: Symphony No. 3 and A Rose for Emily for String Orchestra, plus Gioachino Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville and Igor Stravinsky’s 1919 suite from The Firebird. Tickets are $10.

Call (870) 245-5555 or visit obu.edu/boxoffice.

10 PRETTY Downtown Camden is in bloom

for the 20th annual

Camden Daffodil Fes

tival, Friday-Saturday.

This year’s celebration

includes home and

garden tours, a 5K run/

walk, championship

steak cook-off, music,

Civil War re-enactment,

car show and children’s

activities. General ad

mission is free, though

tickets are required for

some activities. Call

(870) 833-2443 or visit

camdendaffodilfestival.

com.

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