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Arkansas Weekend: Events Calendar

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published May 9, 2013 at 5:00 a.m.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Art & Exhibits

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. “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. Junior Arts Academy registration through May 27. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. arkarts.com or (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS LEAGUE OF ARTISTS SPRING MEMBERS SHOW Friday-June 28, Cox Creative Center, 120 River Market Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 918-3093.

ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. “Fantastic Friday,” 7-8 p.m. May 17, with readings, music, storytelling. Reservations, $10. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. (479) 968-2452.

ARKANSAS STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE Room 220, state Capitol. Works by Jared Vaughn and Mildred Lasiter-Cross through June 30. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 682-1423.

ARKANSAS STUDIES INSTITUTE BUTLER CENTER GALLERIES 401 President Clinton Ave. “No I’m Not, He Is: A Flying Snake and Oyyo Comic Retrospective,” through May 25. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 320-5700.

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Arkansas Artists and Their Works,” Andy Huss, sculpture; Winston Taylor, raku; Melissa Wilkerson, mixed media on paper and canvas, through June 1; opening reception 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 664-0030.

BUTLER CENTER FOR ARKANSAS STUDIES 401 President Clinton Ave. “Creative Expressions,” Friday-Aug. 25; reception, 5 p.m. Friday. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 320-5790.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. Mid-Southern Watercolorists Special Open Membership Exhibit, through June 22. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, or by appointment. (501) 224-1335.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM’S MAIN LIBRARY Level 4 Teen Center, 100 Rock St. “Old School: Remembering the Brinkley Academy,” through June 29. Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 918-3000.

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.

GALLERY 221 Second and Center streets. “A Celebration of Spring,” works by Gino Hollander, through May 31. Collection of works by artists including Alicia Banks, Peggy Roberson, Tyler Arnold, Sean LaCrone, continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. (501) 801-0211.

GALLERY 26 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1. “The World Is Flat,” recent works by Stephen Cefalo, through Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 664-8996.

GREG THOMPSON FINE ART 429 Main St., North Little Rock. “Southern Women Artists,” through Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday. gregthompsonfineart.com or (501) 664-2787.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. Territorial Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. “The Curious World of Patent Models,” through Sept. 29. “Reflected by Three: Willliam Detmers, Scott Lykens and G. Tara-Casciano,” through Aug. 4. “Painting in the Open Air: Day and Night,” through July 7. Opening reception for new exhibits 5-8 p.m. Friday. “Treasures of Arkansas Freemasons, 1838-2013,” through July 12. “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.

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Backyard Birds,” through May 31; giclee drawing, 7 p.m. May 16. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006.

LOCAL COLOUR GALLERY 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. Artist co-op studio gallery. “Spring Into Art,” featuring the art of Robin Parker, through May 31; opening 5:30-8 p.m. today. 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. Lecture: Stuart Towns, author of Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause, 2-3 p.m. May 18. “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.

MID-SOUTHERN WATERCOLORISTS 7-9 p.m. third Wednesday of each month. Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Visitors welcome. midsouthernwatercolorists.com or (501) 941-0430.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. “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. “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. “Cityscapes,” paintings by Marty Smith, through May 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 374-2848.

SECOND FRIDAY ART NIGHT 5-8 p.m. second Friday of the month, downtown art galleries and museums. Open house, new exhibits, entertainment. (501) 324-9351.

THE SHOWROOM 2313 Cantrell Road. “First Signs of Spring,” 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. “The Argenta Historic District,” pen and ink drawings by Mary Ann Stafford, through May 18. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. “Portraits in Gray: A Civil War Photography Exhibition,” through June 15. 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.

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ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-JONESBORO Dean B. Ellis Library 2105 Aggie Road, Jonesboro. The United States Holocaust Museum traveling exhibit: “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” through June 16. (870) 972-2766.

ARTCHURCH STUDIO, 301 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs. Works by Artchurch Studio artists, through May 31. (501) 655-0836.

ARTIFACTS GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART 37 Spring St., Eureka Springs. “One Shot, One Vote,” wall sculptures by Jim Nelson, 6-9 p.m. Saturday and May 18. (479) 363-6660.

ART ODYSSEY TOUR 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17-18, noon-5 p.m. May 19, Mountain Home. Tour of studios of working artists. Booklets with maps and information available at several locations. theartodyssey.com or (870) 580-0987.

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, through Saturday. “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.

CALICO ROCK MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER 104 Main St., Calico Rock. Main Street Celebration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Watercolors by Ruby Schaaf, through July. “The Jot ’Em Down Store” and “One-Room School,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 297-4129.

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. “American Encounters: Genre Painting and Everyday Life,” Saturday-Aug. 12. 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.

EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. “Turning Travel to Art,” works by Laura Lockhart, through May 29. Hours: 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (870) 633-4480.

FAIRFIELD BAY LIBRARY 369 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield 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. Call for works: River Valley Invitational, deadline June 7, entry: members $25, nonmembers $40. “High Fiber: Women to Watch 2013,” through July 7. “Bridging the Past, Present and Future: Recent Works by Sandra Ramos,” through July 7. 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; open house 3-4 p.m. Friday.“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.

JACKSONPORT STATE PARK Newport. “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” through May 30. “The Jacksonport Collection Calamity,” through January. (870) 523-2143.

JUSTUS FINE ART GALLERY 827-A Central Ave., Hot Springs. “Fresh Paint,” new works by Rene Hein, Dolores Justus, Rebecca Thompson and Emily Wood, through June 1. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and by appointment. (501) 321-2335.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 425 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Plein Air Festival exhibit, through June 2. “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. Still life and floral art exhibit, through July 15. Hours: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily. (501) 745-6615.

RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. “Small Works on Paper,” juried touring show from Arkansas Arts Council, through May 31. Works by Winston Taylor and students, through May 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. “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. rogersarkansas.com/museum or (479) 621-1154.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery, 1200 N. University Drive, Pine Bluff. Works by Carole Katchen through Wednesday. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Open for groups Saturday and Sunday by appointment. (870) 575-8000.

Dance

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS FESTIVAL BALLET May 17-19, Arkansas Arts Center’s Children’s Theatre, 501 E. Ninth St. The Adventures of Pinocchio. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets: advance: $20, students and children $15, door $25, students and children $20. (501) 227-5320.

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.

CREATION DANCE COMPANY 7 p.m. Friday, Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, 7351 Warden Road, Sherwood. Performance of “Stronger … Persevering Through Life’s Storms.” (501) 749-8162.

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.

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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.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE MERRY MIXERS 7 p.m. every first and third Saturday of the month, Coronado Center, Hot Springs Village. The Mullens, May 18. First Saturday $7.50, third Saturday $10. (501) 915-8111.

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. (501) 605-3251.

Film

Central Arkansas

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES 10 a.m. May 18, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Tickets: $10. (501) 378-0405.

LITTLE ROCK FILM FESTIVAL Wednesday-May 19, various locations in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Screenings, parties, panel discussions. Passes: $50-$300. (501) 205-0400.

PERSHING’S LAST PATRIOT 7 p.m. Wednesday, Market Street Cinema, 1521 Merrill Drive. Donations accepted. (501) 312-8900.

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PERSHING’S LAST PATRIOT 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Ritz Theater, 213 S. Main St., Malvern. Donations accepted. (501) 332-2451.

Letters

Central Arkansas

BARNES & NOBLE 11500 Financial Centre Parkway. Book signing: Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator, Fancy Nancy: Fanciest Doll in the Universe, 6:30 p.m. today. (501) 954-7646.

HEIFER VILLAGE 1 World Ave. Book signing and reading: Patrick Rothfuss, The Kingkiller Chronicles, 7 p.m. today. Reservations required. (501) 907-2697.

PYRAMID BOOKSTORE 1001 Wright Ave., Suite C. Meet the author: Kimberla Lawson Roby, A House Divided, 5:30 p.m. Monday. (501) 372-5824.

THE OXFORD AMERICAN 1300 Main St. Reading: Nathaniel Rich, Odds Against Tomorrow, 7 p.m. May 16. (501) 374-0000.

RIVER MARKET POETS 10 a.m.-noon every second Saturday, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. (501) 603-0290.

TRI-SCHOOL POETRY SLAM 9:30 a.m. May 17, Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road. Participating schools: Chenal Elementary, Robinson Elementary, Roberts Elementary. (501) 821-7275.

WORDSWORTH BOOKS 5920 R St. Book signings: Around Centralia Square, by Dennis Vannatta, 1-2 p.m. Saturday; Hattie Caraway: An Arkansas Legacy, by Nancy Hendricks, 1-2:30 p.m. May 18. (501) 663-9198.

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JITTERBUG COFFEEHOUSE 111 W. Main St., Heber Springs. Poetry readings, 7 p.m. second Friday of the month. (501) 827-0363.

Music

Central Arkansas

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

ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of the month, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 Rodney Parham Road. Irish traditional music session. arcelts.com or (501) 246-4340.

ARKANSAS DULCIMER SOCIETY 2-4 p.m. second Saturday of the month, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd. Mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer players. Annual membership: $12. Meeting free. (501) 661-1129.

ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7 p.m. May 16, First United Methodist Church, 723 Center St. “Mozart: Requiem,” Intimate Neighborhood Concert Series. Tickets: $25-$35. arkansassymphony.org or (501) 666-1761.

CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Robinson Center Music Hall, 7 Statehouse Plaza. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra with performances by circus artists. Tickets: $18-$58, active military and college students $10. (501) 666-1761.

ELEGANT EVENING OF JAZZ 7 p.m. Saturday, Patrick Henry Hays Center, 401 W. Pershing Blvd., North Little Rock. Featuring Genine Perez. Tickets: $25; wine tasting $10. (501) 422-1477 or (501) 442-0063.

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.

JASON ALDEAN NIGHT TRAIN TOUR 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Tickets: $40.50-$68.50. (800) 745-3000.

LIVE AT LAMAN 7 p.m. second Thursday of the month, William F. Laman Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. (501) 758-1720.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK 2801 S. University Ave, Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall. Community Orchestra spring concert, 3 p.m. Sunday. (501) 569-3924.

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BLUEGRASS MONDAY 7 p.m. Monday, Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., Paragould. Band: Nothin’ Fancy. Suggested donation $5. (870) 972-2367.

BLUESDAY TUESDAYS 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Newport Country Club, 703 Walker Drive, Newport. Mike Dollins, The Cruize Brothers, Tuesday. (870) 972-3486.

MUSIC ON THE LAWN 6-8 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 3, Pinnacle Hills Promenade, 2303 Promenade Blvd., Rogers. L-Street, Saturday. (479) 936-2160.

SYMPHONY OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — A JOHN WILLIAMS TRIBUTE 7:30-9 p.m. May 18, Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets: $28-$48. (479) 443-5600.

Special Events

Central Arkansas

ADOPTION INFORMATION MEETING 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dillon International, 4702 W. Commercial Drive, Suite B-1. Overview of international adoption. (501) 791-9300.

ARKANSAS TERRITORIAL FAIR 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St. Music, dancing, hands-on activities. (501) 324-9351.

BUZZ-B-Q 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 18, North Little Rock RV Park, North Little Rock. Barbecue contest, benefits Camp Sunshine. Tickets: $10, 12 and under free. 1037thebuzz.com or (501) 265-0585.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM CHILDREN’S LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTER: A NEW PARADIGM 6 p.m. Tuesday, Children’s Library and Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th St. A conversation with Bobby Roberts and Reese Rowland; reception at 5:30. (501) 978-3870.

ILLUMINATE THE CURE 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Big Dam Bridge. A Mother’s Day celebration, lighting and launching pink paper lanterns. Lantern purchase $25. (501) 202-4399.

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY BIRD DAY 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area, Holland Bottoms Road, Jacksonville. Bird walks, children’s activities, lunch. (501) 244-2229.

JACKSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 26, 9 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. (501) 982-0818.

LITTLE ROCK AMERICAN CHRISTIAN WRITERS CONFERENCE 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 18, Summit Church, 6600 Crystal Hill Road. Keynote speaker Ace Collins. Cost: $35-$45. (570) 971-8283.

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. Wild Wines of the World, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, food and beverage themed by country, entertainment; benefits the Arkansas Zoological Foundation; age 21 and up, $45-$85. (501) 666-2406.

MOTHER’S DAY GRAND HIGH TEA 3-5 p.m. Sunday, The Empress of Little Rock, 2120 Louisiana St. Cost: $45. (501) 374-7966.

PAMPERED LADIES LUNCHEON AND WELLNESS EXPO 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Leodies and Goldie Warren Community Development Center, 12th and Lewis streets. Exhibits, health screenings, Zumba classes, massages, luncheon. (501) 372-3800.

PARK OF THE MONTH 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Paradise Park, 1 Paradise Park Road, Jacksonville. (501) 982-4171.

PERMACULTURE FILM AND DISCUSSION 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 22, Central Arkansas System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. Several short films on urban permaculture. (415) 439-0046.

PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road. Mother’s Day lake cruise, 1, 3, and 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; advance only $12, ages 6-12 $6. Ladies hike, 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, meet at visitor center. Geology presentation and hike, 1 p.m. May 18. (501) 868-5806.

RIVER CITY COMIC EXPO 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Woody’s Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood. rivercitycomicexpo.com or (501) 492-9007.

ROLLER DERBY: DIVINE SECRETS OF THE TA-TA SISTERHOOD 7 p.m. May 18, Skate World, 6512 Mabelvale Cut Off. Big Dam Rollers and Tornado Alley Rollergirls; includes auction and fundraiser for Fighting Fancy. Admission: $10, 12 and younger free. (501) 758-9269.

SPRING TOUR OF HOMES 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Park Hill, North Little Rock. Presented by the Quapaw Quarter Association. Advance $20, day of tour: members $20, nonmembers $25. quapaw.com or (501) 371-0075.

SYMPHONY DESIGNER HOUSE XXII through Sunday, 9 Bella Rosa Court. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: single day $20, run of show $35. Benefit for Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild. (501) 666-1761, Extension 110.

UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS through Sunday, State Fairgrounds, West Midway, 2600 Howard St. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon and 4 p.m. Saturday; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $19-$28, 10 and under $17-$26. (800) 745-3000.

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ARCHEOLOGY OF THE BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER 7 p.m. Tuesday, Arkansas Archeological Survey Office, 2475 N. Hatch Ave., Fayetteville. Lecture: Melissa Baier, park archaeologist. (479) 575-3556.

ARTOSPHERE FESTIVAL May-June, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Music, visual art, children’s and family events. Ticket prices vary by event, many events free. artospherefestival.org or (479) 443-5600.

BOOTS AND BLING BALL 7 p.m. May 17, Movie Lounge, 7601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Music, dancing, auctions. Tickets: $50. (479) 782-1821.

BUGS, BANDS, & BIKES 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday, downtown El Dorado. Fees for some events. (870) 862-4747 or (870) 866-7879.

DOGWOOD DAYS FESTIVAL 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, locations in Horseshoe Bend. Pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., golf tournament at 8 a.m., entry fee per team $120. Vendors, activities, barbecue supper. (870) 670-5433.

FUN FLY, first light to sundown May 18-19, Petit Jean Mountain Airport. Radio controlled aircraft. Landing: per day $10. (501) 413-8171.

GARDEN TRADE SHOW 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 17, 9 a.m.-noon May 18, John Q. Hammons Convention Center, Rogers. Presented by Arkansas State Master Gardeners. (479) 855-7766.

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Night hike for children, 8 p.m. May 17, must be with an adult; child $12, adults free. garvangardens.org or (800) 366-4664.

INTRODUCTION TO QUICKBOOKS 6-9 p.m. today, May 21, 23, Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University Loop Circle, Jonesboro. Each session will cover different aspects of QuickBooks. Cost: per session $75, four sessions $225. (870) 972-3517.

LEGAL HELP SEMINAR 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. (479) 963-3055.

MADE FROM SCRATCH: SUMMERTIME BACKYARD GRILLING 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, 1 Rockefeller Drive, Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton. Hands-on cooking class. Cost: $80. livethelegacy.org or (501) 727-5435.

MAGIC SPRINGS WATER PARK 11 a.m. Saturday, 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Season opening, weekends through May 19, daily beginning May 25. Tickets: Saturday $49.99, Sunday $39.99, season pass $74.99. magicsprings.com (501) 624-0100.

MONDAY NIGHT SPEAKER 7 p.m. May 20, Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. Lilian Bern, “What Is A Holistic Approach to Living and Healing?” (479) 442-0680.

NORMA LAMPERT MEMORIAL LUPUS SPRINGERS 5K RACE AND WALK TO END LUPUS NOW 8 a.m. May 18, Mid-America Park; registration 6:30-7:45 a.m., National Park Community College, 101 College Drive, Hot Springs. Entry fee: before May 16 $18, after $23. (501) 525-9380 or (800) 294-8878.

OZARK FOLK CENTER STATE PARK 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View. BladeSports National Finals Cutting Competition, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $6, children ages 6-12 $4. (870) 269-3851.

REELING FOR A REASON 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18, Lake Norfork Marina, U.S. 62 E., Henderson. Fee: per team $80. Benefits The Call in Baxter County. (870) 425-9390 or (870) 425-5111.

ROCK, RHYTHM, AND BLUES FEST 1-11 p.m. Saturday, locations in Leslie. Fundraiser for Searcy County Humane Society. Farmers market and community yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon. Tickets: advance $15, at the gate $20. buffaloriverblues.org or (501) 253-6373.

WALKS THROUGH HISTORY TOURS noon Saturday, Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center, 150 Skyline Drive, Fayetteville. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program event. (501) 324-9880.

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. The Price is Right Live!, 7 p.m. May 16. Interactive stage show, all the favorite games. Tickets: $44. (479) 443-5600.

WARRIOR DASH ARKANSAS 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Timber Lodge Ranch, 966 Lodge Road, Amity. Cost: $40-$75. (773) 687-4595.

Theater

Central Arkansas

DEATH OF A SALESMAN through Sunday, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $25-$40. (501) 378-0405.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES OF THE BIBLE 7 p.m. Saturday, PromiseLand Ministries, 4520 S. University Ave. (318) 332-8040.

THE GOLDEN VANITY 7 p.m. Tuesday, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive. Presented by the Chotard Institute of Music. (501) 664-7440.

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH through Sunday, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, 501 E. Ninth St. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $12. Adults only performance, 7 p.m. today. (501) 372-4000.

MAHALIA: A GOSPEL MUSICAL 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. Gospel brunch served noon-1:30 p.m. Tickets: $20, with brunch $35. (901) 679-4305.

THE PARIS LETTER 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 18, The Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester streets. Tickets: $16, ages 65 and older and students $12. (501) 374-3761.

SEE HOW THEY RUN through May 18, 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. murrysdinnerplayhouse.com or (501) 562-3131.

THE SMELL OF THE KILL through Sunday, The Community Theatre of Little Rock, Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $14, military, students and age 65 and older $12. (501) 410-2283.

Around Arkansas

THE GREAT PASSION PLAY 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs. Showtimes: 8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday through May 25, May 30-31. Tickets: $24.85, age 6-16 $12.85, under 6 free, family pass $74.95. greatpassionplay.org or (800) 882-7529.

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE through Saturday, Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Dinner 6:45 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 12:45 p.m. Sunday. Balcony seating 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: dinner show $45, show only $16. (479) 631-8988.

NEXT TO NORMAL through Sunday, TheatreSquared, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $23-$34. (479) 443-5600.

RED, WHITE AND TUNA through May 19, Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch St., Searcy. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 12:30 p.m. May 19. Tickets: $27, senior citizens and students $24, show only $12. centeronthesquare.org or (501) 368-0111.

Auditions

Around Arkansas

THE KING AND I 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday, The Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Cold readings from script, prepare a song and bring sheet music. Production dates: July 11-14, 18-21. theroyalplayers.com or (501) 315-5483.

OLIVER! 5:30-7:30 p.m. today-Friday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. Performance dates: July 23-28. Prepare song 16-20 bars, read from script. (870) 536-3375.

Clubs

Central Arkansas

THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 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 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. afterthoughtbar.com or (501) 663-1196.

CAJUN’S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Chris Henry, Tragikly White, today. Sarah Hughes, Ghost Town Blues Band, Friday. Jeff Fox, Big Stack, Saturday. Richie Johnson, Monday. Brian and Nick, Tuesday. 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.

DOWNTOWN MUSIC HALL AND RECORDS 215 W. Capitol Ave. It Lies Within, 7 p.m. Monday, $7. Kvelertak, 7 p.m. Tuesday; advance $13, at the door $15. (501) 376-1819.

THE JOINT 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Interstate Buffalo, 9 p.m. today, $5. Open music jam, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Rodney Block, 9 p.m. May 16, $10. (501) 372-0210.

JUANITA’S 614 President Clinton Ave. Ben Taylor, 9 p.m. today, $10. Radney Foster, 10 p.m. Friday, $12. Evacuate the City, Fallen Within, At War’s End, 10 p.m. Saturday, $7. Femme Fest, 8 p.m. Monday, $10. Scorpion Child, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $8. (501) 372-1228.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Mikey Mason, through Saturday. 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.

THE REV ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. The Sound of the Mountain, Laundry for the Apocalypse, Mainland Divide, 9 p.m. today, $5. A Live One: Celebrating the Music of Phish, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, $5. (501) 823-0090.

STICKYZ 107 River Market Ave. Swampbird CD Release Party, 9 p.m. Friday, $6. Tragikly White Band, 9:30 p.m. Saturday; advance $8, day of show $10. The Sheepdogs, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; advance $12, day of show $15. Touch: Grateful Dead Tribute, 8 p.m. Mondays, $5. (501) 372-7707.

Around Arkansas

BEAR’S DEN PIZZA 235 Farris Road, Conway. Modoc, 8 p.m. Saturday. (501) 328-5556.

MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. New York City Queens, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, 7 p.m. today, free. Modoc, The See, Mandy McBryde, 8 p.m. Friday; advance $5, at the door $7. Walker and the Texas Dangers, 800 Mile Monday, Brian Martin, 8 p.m. Saturday; advance $5, at the door $7. New Music Tuesdays, free. Poetry and karaoke, Wednesdays, free. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays, free. maxineslive.com or (501) 321-0909.

UARK BOWL COMEDY 644 Dickson St., Fayetteville. Carl LaBove, Friday-Saturday. Open mike night, 8 p.m. Thursdays. uarkbowl.com or (479) 301-2030.

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