Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: ‘Figurations’ opens “Figurations: Works by Stephen Cefalo and Sandra Sell” opens Friday in the Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists at Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock, with a 5-8 p.m. reception (in conjunction with 2nd Friday Art Night; a free shuttle ferries art fans to all the Art Night venues through 8:30 p.m.) featuring music by Bonnie Montgomery.
The exhibition of Cefalo’s Old Masters-inspired oil paintings and Sell’s abstract wood sculptures will be up through Dec. 8. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the galleries and the reception are free. Call (501) 324-9351 or visit HistoricArkansas.org.
Comedy hypnotist Comedy hypnotist The Sandman headlines special shows today-Sunday at the Loony Bin in Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, Interstate 430 and North Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock. Show times: 7:30 p.m. today and Sunday ($8), 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday ($12). Call (501) 228-5555 or visit loonybincomedy.com.
Comedy show Actor-comedian Philadelphia Plowden will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 Country Club Lane, Pine Bluff, as part of Old Town Theatres Dinner Shows series. Dinner starts at 6. Tickets are $45 including gratuities. Shows are geared toward adults and older teenagers; dress code, when in doubt, is conservative. Call (870) 535-2646 or visit pbdtheatre.com.
Comedian Chonda Pierce will perform her one-woman show, Girl Talk, at 7 p.m. today at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, 12400 Interstate 30, Little Rock, and 7 p.m. Friday at the Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith. Tickets to each show are $20, $25 Gold Circle. Call (855) 223-1008 - for the Fort Smith show, also (479) 788-8932 - or visit chonda.org.
Students in the University of Central Arkansas’ Opera Theatre will sing in duets, trios and large ensembles in scenes from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte and The Magic Flute; The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti; and in arias by Umberto Giordano, Giacomo Puccini, Gioacchino Rossini and Jules Massenet, 7:30 p.m. today and Friday in the Recital Hall, Snow Fine Arts Center, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-5762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
CabotFest, Cabot’s 35th annual hometown celebration, will fill the town’s downtown streets 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday with family fun, food, shopping, bingo, children’s games and a lineup of area entertainers that includes headliner Cody Belew and Shannon Boshears Band, Big Shane Thornton, Ment 2B,Travis Caudell & Wild Aces. The festival started in 1978 in the wake of a 1976 tornado that killed several people and caused considerable damage. Sponsor is the Cabot Chamber of Commerce. Call (501) 843-2136.
Andy Offutt Irwin and Pippa White are the featured storytellers for the fourth annual “StoryFest at the Bay,” a celebration of professional storytelling, Saturday at Our Towne Conference and Visitor Center, 110 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with coffee, pastries and a tour of the center; storyteller sessions are at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with the center’s grand reopening celebration in between at 11:30 a.m. Arts and crafts and food vendors from around the state will be open throughout the day. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call (501) 884-6500.Sculpture exhibition
“RE: Reclaimed Repurposed Redefined,” an exhibition of found-object sculpture by Danny Campbell, a faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, opens with a reception, 5-7 p.m. today (including a 5:30 gallery talk by the artist) at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. The exhibition will up through Jan. 2, sponsored by Simmons First National Bank. Admission to the reception and gallery is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Call (870) 536-3375, email email@example.com or visit artssciencecenter.org.
On Saturday, the center’s “Family Fun Day,” Campbell will guide visitors of all ages in making their own sculpture. Sponsor is the Pine Bluff Community Foundation; admission is free.
Haunted Hayride Hensley’s fourth annual Haunted Hayride takes place at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Oct. 26 at 27605 Arkansas 365 in the south Pulaski County town. Admission is $10; the ride is not recommended for children under 12. Call (501) 590-6780 or visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/tricountyhauntedhayride.
Baseball research The Arkansas chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research meets at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday in Room 112 of Evans Hall, Henderson State University, 518 N. 12th St., Arkadelphia.
The meeting will feature three baseball research presentations and a trivia contest. Admission is free and open to the public.
Call (870) 230-5079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flag centennial The Wabbaseka Memorial Committee will hold its Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial Showcase and Dedication Ceremony, commemorating the centennial of the official adoption of Arkansas’ flag at 10 a.m.
Saturday in the City Park in the Jefferson County town of Wabbaseka. A motorcade will leave Hot Springs at 6 a.m., passing through Little Rock and ending in Wabbaseka.
Wabbaseka native Willie Kavanaugh Hocker won a contest to design a flag to fly atop the then-USS Arkansas.
Tucker’s tour Actor-comedian Chris Tucker will bring his “Chris Tucker Live 2013” world tour into the Mid-South with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 Main St., Memphis. Tickets are $45.75 and $75.75 plus possible handling fees. Call (901) 525-3000 or Ticketmaster at (901) 743-2787 (ARTS) or visit orpheum-memphis.com.
Weekend, Pages 35 on 10/10/2013
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