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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published March 14, 2013 at 2:17 a.m.

All events are free unless

otherwise noted.

Art & Exhibits


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. Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition, Friday-April 28. “Ron Meyers: A Potter’s Menagerie,” March 22-May 5.

Junior Arts Academy registration through May 27. “Tag Project/ Executive Order 9066,” by Wendy Maruyama and “Leaves of Grass” by Edward Weston, through April 21. “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. or (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE 601 Main St. Rotating art exhibit through March 31.

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-curtain Tuesday-Friday, 1 p.m.-curtain Saturday-Sunday.

(501) 378-0405.


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. From the Vault: Works From the Central Arkansas Library System Permanent Collection, through March 23. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

(501) 320-5700.

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Looking Out,” March 23-April 13;

opening reception, 6-9 p.m.

March 23. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday. (501) 664-0030.

BUTLER CENTER GALLERIES 401 President Clinton Ave. “No I’m Not, He Is: A Flying Snake and Oyyo Comic Retrospective,” through May 25. (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. Hours: 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 221 Second and Center streets. “Highlights of Spring,”featuring works by Sean LeCrone, through March 31. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. (501) 801-0211.

HEARNE FINE ART 1001 Wright Ave., Suite C. “The Struggle Continues: History Unfolds,” works by Frank Frazier, through April 8.

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, by appointment Sunday. (501) 372-6822.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. “Hidden Arkansas,” works by the Blue EyedKnocker 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.

JOHN F. KENNEDY ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY March 25-30, various locations in downtown North Little Rock’s Argenta district. (501) 827-2505.

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. March exhibit: “Potpourri.” Hours: 10 a.m.-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 in 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.

MARKET STREET CINEMA 1504 Merrill Drive. “Winter Dreaming of Spring,” through April 6. Hours: 1-10 p.m. daily. (870) 501-0616.

MID-SOUTHERN WATERCOLORISTS 7-9 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets.

Visitors welcome. or (501) 941-0430.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. Meet and take photos with The Cat in the Hat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 21, and Clifford the Big Red Dog, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22. GPS Adventures, through April 1. 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. museumofdiscovery.

org or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. Brown bag lecture: First Contact in Arkansas: The Hernando de Soto Expedition, noon Wednesday. “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. Featured artists: Mike Spain, Cathy Kirkpatrick, Dixie Shelton, Linda Yates, Marty Smith, Karlyn Holloway, through April 30. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday. (501) 374-2848.

THE SHOWROOM 2313 Cantrell Road. “First Signs of Spring,” artists include Cathy Burge, Jim Cheadle, Wayne Fowler, Jan Gartrell, Steve Griffi th, 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. Visual Arts Competition Winners Show, through March 22. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512.


University Ave. “Contemporary Art of the Osage,” Sequoyah National Research Center, through March 29.

Paintings by John Norris, Gallery III, through March 21. Pottery by Sandy Simon and Robert Brady, through April 3. 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. “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” 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 AETN ATRIUM 350 S. DonagheyAve., Conway. “Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey,” drawings by Linda Williams Palmer, today. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday. (800) 662-2386.

ARKANSAS ARCHEOLOGICAL SURVEY, 2475 N. Hatch Ave., Fayetteville. “Collections of the University of Arkansas,” through March 31. (479) 575-3556.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY “Archeology Day Meets Tinkerfest,” ASU Museum, 320 University Loop West Circle, Jonesboro, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday-Saturday. (870) 972-2074. “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” through March 21, Dean B. Ellis Library, 332 University Loop West Circle, Jonesboro. Hours: 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday, 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday.

(870) 972-3077.

ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY Norman Hall Gallery of Art, 203 W. Q St., Russellville. “Transition,” through March 22. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (479) 964-3237.

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. “Women to Watch,” through April 13. Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, through May 11. “Exploring the Frontier: Arkansas 1540-1840,” through March. “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.

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.

EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. “The Arkansas Delta and Beyond,” through March 27.

Hours: 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (870) 633-4480.

FAIRFIELD BAY LIBRARY 369 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfi eld Bay. Works by Mark and Erin Davis, through May 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 REGIONAL ART MUSEUM 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith.

“The Secrets of Mona Lisa,” “Faces of Arkansas: Selections of Portraiture from the Permanent Collection,” through Sunday; $8, students and senior citizens $6. (479) 784-2787.

LYON COLLEGE 2300 Highland Road, Batesville. Japan lecture series: “Japanese Art and the World,” by Bruce Coats, Professor of Art at Scripps College, 7 p.m. today. (870) 307-7242.

OZARK HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER U.S. 65, Clinton. “Art and History,” through April 8. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

daily. (501) 745-6615.

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Scott, at the junction of U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161. Quilting Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; registration $20, kit fee $10;

pre-registration required. Exhibits of past agricultural equipment, continuing. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3, children 6-12 $2, plus tax. (501) 961-1409.

RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville.

Reception for featured artist Jos Tharakan, 7-8 p.m. Friday, $10.

CenturyLink High School Art Competition and Exhibition, through March 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday-Friday. (479) 968-2452.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. “To Cap It All Off,” through June 29. “Benton County Crime Stories,” through 2013. “More to See … More to Do.” Exhibits on area history,hands-on area for children. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. or (479) 621-1154.

SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY 100 E. University Road, Magnolia. Works by Cemille Ateykin through March 30. “Carole Katchen: 40-Year Retrospect Exhibition,” through March 29, Brinson Gallery.

(870) 235-5053.


Student Competitive Exhibition, through March 28. Art and computer art classes on variety of subjects, through April. (501) 450-3265.

(501) 450-5793.


CENTRAL ARKANSAS 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;, (501) 664-4268. 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; or (501) 350-4712. Square Dance, 2-4 p.m. every Thursday, $4. (501) 490-1197.


third Saturday of the month, Burns Park Hospitality House, Burns Park, North Little Rock. Polka, waltz and potluck supper. Admission: $10.

(501) 680-2994.

COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m.

every fi rst, third and fi fth 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, fi rst visit $5. Latin and swing dance, lesson 7 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m.

third and fi fth 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 fi rst 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.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE MERRY MIXERS 7 p.m. every fi rst and third Saturday of the month, Coronado Center, Hot Springs Village. Warren Crow and the Classics, Saturday.

First Saturday $7.50, second Saturday $10. (501) 915-8111.

SPA CITY BOP AND SWING DANCE CLUB 7 p.m. every second, fourth and fi fth 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. 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, $6. Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, 7 p.m. Saturday, $6. “Rockin’” Stevie and the Sunsets, 7 p.m. March 23, $6. (501) 605-3251.



Tuesday, Arkansas Arts Center, MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. or (501) 372-4000.

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Breckenridge Village Stadium 12, 1200 Breckenridge Drive. Francesca da Rimini, 11 a.m. Saturday; tickets: $24, ages 65 and older $22, children $18.

(501) 224-0992 or fathomevents.


AROUND ARKANSAS THE MET: LIVE IN HD Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton; Cinemark Towne Centre, 201 Skyline Drive, Conway. Francesca da Rimini, 11 a.m. Saturday;

tickets: $22, ages 65 and older $20, children $15. (501) 776-2282 (Benton), (501) 450-7558 (Conway).

WINTHROP ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE FILM FORUM March 21-24, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, 1 Rockefeller Drive, Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton. Workshops, panels, live performances. Cost: $25-$750. or (501) 727-5435.


CENTRAL ARKANSAS BOOK SIGNING 3-5 p.m. March 23, WordsWorth Books, 5920 R St.

Ed Raarup, Firefl ies and Shooting Stars. (501) 663-9198.

FIREFLIES AND SHOOTING STARS 2 p.m. March 24, Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road.

Selected readings and song performances from the book. RSVP.

(501) 821-7275, Extension 259.

Around Arkansas CALL FOR ENTRIES through April 5. PBS Kids Go! writers’ contest, original stories and illustrations from children in kindergarten-third grade. Rules and entry forms: aetn.

org/kids/writerscontest. (501) 682-2386.


CENTRAL ARKANSAS ARKANSAS ACCORDION ASSOCIATION 7 p.m. second Thursdayof the month, Community Room, Whole Foods Market, Interstate 430 and Rodney Parham Road. Warmup, 6:30 p.m. (501) 228-7166.

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.

THE ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA POPS LIVE! SERIES 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Robinson Center Music Hall, 7 Statehouse Plaza. “American Songbook.” Tickets: $18-$58. (501) 666-1761.

LIVE AT LAMAN 7 p.m. second Thursday of the month, William F.

Laman Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. (501) 758-1720.

THE MUSES CREATIVE ARTISTRY PROJECT 7 p.m. Monday, Arkansas Governor’s Mansion. “Celtic Spring.” Tickets: $30. or (501) 463-4514.

ORGAN RECITAL 8 p.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church, 800 Scott St. Thomas Murray, organist.

(501) 372-2512.

STELLA BOYLE SMITH INTIMATE NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT SERIES 7 p.m. today, Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs Vaughn, Williams and Bartok.

Tickets: $25, preferred seating $35, active military or student $10. or (501) 666-1761.

THREE DAYS GRACE AND SHINEDOWN 7 p.m. Saturday, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock.

With special guest P.O.D. Tickets: $35.50-$52. 745-3000.

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION 2:30-5 p.m. fi rst and third Sundays of the month, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 Rodney Parham Road. (501) 246-4340.

AROUND ARKANSAS ARKANSAS FIDDLERS CONVENTION March 21-24, North Arkansas College, South Campus, 1515 Pioneer Drive, Harrison. Jam Sessions, noon-midnight Thursday, convention opens 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. Concessions available.

(870) 429-6174 or (918) 783-5236.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE Owen Center Theater, 910 N. Pecan St., Beebe. Zephyrus Duo with fl autist Christine Beard and percussionist Tomm Roland, 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets: $10, senior citizens, students, military $5. (501) 882-8951.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MOUNTAIN HOME Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Blue Fiddle Band, 7 p.m.

today. Arvest Concert Series. (870) 508-6280.

EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. United States Air Force Concert Band, 2 p.m. March 24.

Tickets: $35. (870) 633-4480.

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs.

The Muses Creative Artistry Project: “Celtic Spring,” 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets: $25. or (501) 463-4514.


third Saturday of the month, Horseshoe Bend Theatre, 811 SecondSt., Horseshoe Bend. Donations accepted. (870) 373-3303.

OZARK PRAYERS FOR PEYTON 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Calico Rock Elementary School, 301 College St., Calico Rock. Benefi t concert for Peyton Jones; featuring Kevin Skinner, The Cowgills and Denny Copeland, Judy Haney and the Hillbilly Driver Band, Roger Raglin.

Tickets: $10. (870) 297-3332.


March 24, Arlington Hotel Crystal Ballroom, 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Admission: $8. (501) 767-5482.

VALLEY OF THE VAPORS INDEPENDENT MUSIC FESTIVAL various times and locations, Friday-Tuesday, Hot Springs.

Bands, workshops, trail shows, after parties. Costs vary, many events free. or (501) 282-9056.


Dickson St., Fayetteville. Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway, 7 p.m.

today, $28-$58. One Night ofQueen, 8 p.m. Friday, performed by Gary Mullen and The Works; tickets: $25-$55. Starrlight Jazz Series presents Gregoire Maret Quartet, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, $11-$36.

(479) 443-5600.

WILLIE NELSON AND FAMILY 7:30 p.m. today, El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, El Dorado. Tickets: $30-$100. or (870) 862-4747.

Special Events

CENTRAL ARKANSAS ALZHEIMER’S ARKANSAS CAREGIVER EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM 7:30 a.m. Friday, Geyer Springs Baptist Church, 12400 Interstate 30. Cost: professionals $60, family caregivers free. (501) 224-0021.

BUDWEISER TOUGHMAN CONTEST 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Statehouse Convention Center. Boxing tournament featuring local fi ghters. Tickets: $15-$50. or (989) 450-6099.


Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday and Saturday. (501) 918-3086.

DARCY O’GILL AND THE DERBY PEOPLE 7 p.m. Saturday, Skate World, 6512 Mabelvale Cut Off. Central Arkansas Roller Derby’s Big Dam Rollers and Benton County Derby Dames. Some proceeds will benefi t Ronald McDonald House. Tickets: $10, age 10 and younger free. (501) 758-9269.


March 22, Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled, 105 E.

Roosevelt Road. Tickets: $50, age 12 and younger $12. (501) 613-5439 or (501) 690-3713.

GREAT CLOTHING GIVEAWAY 8 a.m.-noon March 23, Henderson United Methodist Church, 13000 W.

Base Line Road. Free clothing, breakfast, haircuts. (501) 455-2209.

GREATER LITTLE ROCK CAMERA CLUB 6 p.m. second Thursday of each month, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St.

Speakers, discussions. Digital and film cameras. (501) 614-9098.

HEIFER VILLAGE SPRING FLING 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-March 23, One World Ave. Education garden, interactive games, crafts. (501) 907-2697.

JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN A NIGHT OF HOPE 7:30 p.m. Friday, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock.

Tickets: $17.50. (800) 745-3000.

JUNIOR LEAGUE NORTH LITTLE ROCK ANNIVERSARY GALA 6:30 p.m. March 23, Wyndham Riverfront hotel, 2 Riverfront Drive, North Little Rock. Cocktail reception, seated dinner, program, live entertainment.

Tickets: $65. (501) 551-5981.

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.

MEMORIAL GROUNDBREAKING 2 p.m. March 23, State Capitol grounds, west side. Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial. (501) 765-3710.

PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road.

Bat house box workshop, 6-8 p.m.

today, Visitor’s Center. Ages 18 and older, $15. East Summit Trail Hike, 9 a.m.-noon Friday; bring water and sturdy hiking shoes. Hikes, nature programs, games. (501) 868-5806.



Saturday, downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. Bagpipe bands, Irish dance, floats, clowns. Non-perishable food donations accepted for Arkansas Rice Depot. (501) 868-6426.

SEC GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIP 2 p.m. March 23, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Tickets: $8-$16.

(800) 745-3000.


Sunday, Vestal Urban Farm, 13th and Crutcher streets, North Little Rock.

Volunteers building a community farm. Bring gloves. (501) 374-0622.


Saturday, Otter Creek Racquet Club, 14000 Otter Creek Pkwy. Part of the United States Tennis Association’s “March into Tennis.” Pizza, games, prizes. (501) 227-7611.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE, 1200 President Clinton Ave, Sturgis Hall. Lecture: Joan Cashin, “Varina Davis, Southern Women, and the Civil War,” 6 p.m. today; Robert Walden, “The Power of Film in Public Service and Social Change,” noon Friday. (501) 683-5239.

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

7 p.m. March 26, Gaston Lecture Series: John Joslyn and Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, commemorating the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. (870) 508-6214.

ART FOCUSED EDUCATION WORKSHOP 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, McCastlain Hall Ballroom, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. (501) 450-3265.

CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK TALENT SHOW 9 a.m. March 23, Clarksville High School, 1703 Clark Road, Clarksville. Registration fee: advance, $30, day of show $35.

Cash prizes in three age divisions. All proceeds go to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Admission: $6, age 12 and younger $3. (479) 754-4502.

DONKEY BASKETBALL 6 p.m. Monday, Leslie Intermediate School Gym, 800 Elm St., Leslie. Fundraiser for Leslie Homecoming. Tickets: advance $6, at the gate $8. Concessions available. (501) 941-4828.

EASTER EGG HUNT AND EASTER BUNNY PHOTOS 1-2 p.m. March 23, Pea Ridge City Park, Pea Ridge. Ages 8 and younger. (479) 236-4849.

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs.

Tulip Extravaganza, through April 15.

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.

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK U.S. 278 nine miles north of Hope. Jonquil Festival with crafts, music, Friday-Sunday; parking fee: $5. (870) 983-2684.

JACKSONPORT STATE PARK Newport. Easter egg hunt and Easter Bunny photos for ages 1-12, 11 a.m.

March 23. (870) 523-2143.


March 23, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, 1 Rockefeller Drive, Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton. Writer, actor, and Arkansas native will read from his award-winning solo shows Great Americans: Words Matter. Tickets: $25. (501) 727-6265.

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA ARKANSAS CHAPTER BASS TOURNAMENT first light-3 p.m. March 23, Lake Ouachita Crystal Springs Boat Ramp, 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine. Activities for kids, food and drinks, educational materials. Entry fee: per boat $100. (501) 392-2407 or (800) 294-8878.

LYON COLLEGE 2300 Highland Road, Batesville. Williamson Prize Lecture: Catherine Bordeau, 11 a.m. March 26. Convocation: Norman Hammond, professor emeritus of archaeology, 7:30 p.m. March 27. (870) 307-7242.

MIRACLE LEAGUE FIRE TRUCK PULL 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Main St., downtown Jonesboro. Silent auction;

proceeds go to Miracle League of Jonesboro. (870) 930-5533.

PITCH, HIT, AND RUN COMPETITION noon Saturday, Dupree Park, Jacksonville. Official skills competition of Major League Baseball.

Ages 7-14, copy of birth certifi cate required. (501) 982-4171.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE ANDCELEBRATION noon Saturday, downtown Fayetteville. (479) 871-0376.

SPRING ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Ozarks Convention Center, U.S. 62 W., Eureka Springs.

Two-day admission: $5. Wine and cheese preview 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, $10. (479) 253-7551.

TURPENTINE CREEK WILDLIFE REFUGE 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs. Kite Festival with vendors, contests, activities, entertainment, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 23. (479) 253-6596.

UNION COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, First Assembly of God Church, 2225 W. Hillsboro St., El Dorado.

Lecture: Chris Wiesinger “the bulb hunter,” stories of finding rare and heirloom bulbs, sustainable and low maintenance bulbs. Cost: $10. (870) 862-1099.

WOOLLY HOLLOW STATE PARK 82 Woolly Hollow Road, Greenbrier. Star Party, 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday. Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended.

(501) 679-2098.


Sunday, Bridge Street, downtown Hot Springs. Celebrity Grand Marshals Bo Derek and John Corbett. (501) 321-2027.


CENTRAL ARKANSAS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO ME 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Philander Smith College Harris Auditorium, 900 W. Daisy Gatson Bates Drive. Tickets: $25-$35. or (501) 420-3704.

COMPANY through March 24, The Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester streets. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday. Tickets: $20, students and age 65 and older $16. or (501) 374-3761.

FRINGE FESTIVAL 8 p.m. today, Hairslip Theatre, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S.

University Ave. Original plays and dance performances. Tickets: $7, students $5. (501) 569-3456.

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

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA through March 24; spring breakmatinees 2 p.m. Tuesday-March 22. Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12, members $10. (501) 372-4000.

REX’S EXES Tuesday-April 13.

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: $29-$33; children 15 and under $20; show only $25; children 15 and under $15. or (501) 562-3131.

’TIL BETH DO US PART through Saturday, 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: $29-$33; children 15 and under $20; show only $25; children 15 and under $15. or (501) 562-3131.

TREASURE ISLAND through March 31, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Showtimes: 7 p.m.

Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday. Tickets: $30-$60, student discount half-price all seats. (501) 378-0405.

AROUND ARKANSAS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO ME 7:30 p.m. March 21-22, West Memphis Civic Center, 228 Polk Ave., West Memphis. Tickets: $25-$35. (501) 420-3704 or

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR through March 31, Center on the Square,111 W. Arch St., Searcy. Showtimes with dinner: 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 21-23, 29-30.

Show only: 7:30 p.m. today, 12:30 p.m. March 31. Dinner show tickets: $27, show only $12. (501) 368-0111.

LOOKING FOR LOVE IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES 7 p.m. Saturday, Grand Prairie Center, 2807 U.S. 165 S., Stuttgart. Tickets: $25. (501) 291-3503.

THE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION) through Sunday. The Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton.

Showtimes: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10, senior citizens $8, students $5. or (501) 315-5483.

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES 7 p.m. Friday, The Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., Blytheville. Tickets: advance $15, at the door $20.

(870) 762-1744.



Saturday-Sunday, The Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Cold reading from the script. Parts for threewomen. Production dates April 26-May 12. or (501) 410-2283.

AROUND ARKANSAS THE TEMPEST 10 a.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, Tyndall Park outdoor auditorium, Benton. Actors are asked to prepare a 1.5-minute monologue; also cold readings from script. Performance dates May 30-31, June 1, 6-8 p.m. (501) 249-3169.


CENTRAL ARKANSAS THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Lucious Spiller Band, Friday, $7. The Royal Celts, Saturday, $7. 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 8p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 p.m.

Friday-Saturday. afterthoughtbar.

com or (501) 663-1196.

CAJUN’S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Carnie Barkers, Mr. Lucky, today. Richie Johnson, Raising Grey, Friday. Chris Henry, Mayday by Midnight, 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.


Stuart Thomas, Josh Stewart & Company, Safehouse, The Scouts, 7 p.m. today; advance $6, at the door $8. From Atlantis, Legion, Forty Fathom, 6:30 p;.m. Friday;

advance $8, at the door $10. Otep, One-Eyed Doll, Picture Me Broken, 7:30 p.m. Saturday; advance $13, at the door $15. Attack Attack!, Capture the Crown, Our Last Night, 7 p.m. Monday; advance $13, at the door $15. ASG, Iron Tongue, Snakedriver, 8 p.m. Tuesday;

advance $8, at the door $10. (501) 376-1819.

THE JOINT 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Five Point Cove, 9 p.m.

today, $5. (501) 372-0210.

JUANITA’S 614 President Clinton Ave. Samantha Fish, 9 p.m. today, $10. Doug Stanhope’s Big Stink Comedy Tour, 7 p.m. Friday.

Modoc, 10 p.m. Saturday, $8. Silly Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, $20-$30. The Mowglis, 8 p.m. Monday, $10. Water Tower, 9 p.m. Tuesday, $8. The Railers, 9 p.m. Wednesday,$8. Hinder, 9 p.m. March 21, $25.

(501) 372-1228.

THE REV ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. Thunder on the Mountain Throwdown, 8 p.m. today, $5.

The Freestylers, Lawler, Wolf E.

Wolf, G Dash, Mix Mafi a, 9 p.m.

Friday, $8-$13. Josh Abbott Band, 9 p.m. Saturday; advance $12, day of show $15. Bernie Worrell Orchestra, 8 p.m. Sunday; advance $10, day of show $15. Pinback, 9 p.m. March 23, advance $12, day of show $15. (501) 823-0090.

STICKYZ 107 River Market Ave.

Dirtfoot, Yarn, 9 p.m. today, $7.

Brothers with Different Mothers, 9 p.m. Friday, $5. Stephen Neeper Band, Mad Nomad, 9 p.m. Saturday. Swampbird, This Holy House, War Chief, 8 p.m. Sunday, $5, under 21 $7. Apache Relay, 9:30 p.m. March 22, $10. Touch: Grateful Dead Tribute, 8 p.m. Mondays, $5. (501) 372-7707.

VINO’S Seventh and Chester streets. Every Knee Shall Bow, Buried with Rome, Moment of Fierce Determination, Severe Headwound, Burning Braylin, 7:30 p.m. Friday, $7. (501) 375-8466.


“All I Do Is Ball” NBA 2K13 Tournament,2 p.m. Saturday,entry: $25.

(501) 224-7665.

AROUND ARKANSAS MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Loves It!, 7 p.m. today, free. Foul Play Cabaret, The Bohannons, 8 p.m. Friday; advance $10, at the door $12. Mercies, The See, The End of America, 8 p.m. Saturday; advance $5, at the door $7. Cello Fury, 8 p.m. Sunday, $5. Behold the Brave, Chrome Pony, Christian Lee Hutson, 8 p.m. Tuesday, free. New Music Tuesdays, free. Poetry and karaoke, Wednesdays, free. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays, free. or (501) 321-0909.

UARK BOWL COMEDY 644 Dickson St., Fayetteville. Jason James, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, $7. Peter Barrera, 8 and 10:30 p.m. March 22, $7. Doug Stanhope, 8 p.m.

March 26, $25. Open mike night, 8 p.m. Thursdays. or (479) 301-2030.

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