The Arkansas Arts Center and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre are linking up for a groundbreaking collaboration centering on one of the 20th century’s most prominent modernists: The Arts Center, MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock, opens “Mark Rothko in the 1940s: The Decisive Decade” Friday in its Winthrop Rockefeller Gallery. The exhibition, up through Feb. 9, also includes works by Rothko colleagues Jackson Pollock, Adolph Gottlieb and Clyfford Still. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Arts Center admission is free; exhibition admission charge is $8 ($5 with a ticket stub from the Rep’s Red, see below); $6 for senior citizens, students age 6-17, college students with ID and active military, firefighters and police; free for Arts Center members and children 5 and younger.
Call (501) 372-4000 or visit arkansasartscenter.org.
Joe Graves returns to the Rep, 601 Main St., Little Rock, to play the artist in the Best Play Tony-winning Red by John Logan, Friday through Nov. 10. A director’s talk precedes a 7 p.m. preview performance today; curtain is 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m.
Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday.
A post-show champagne reception and cast meet and-greet in the theater lobby follows Friday’s opening-night performance. Tickets are $20-$35 today;
$25-$40 starting Friday. As part of a “5/5” collaboration offer with the Arts Center, tickets to the “Rothko” exhibit are $5 with a Red ticket stub; an exhibit ticket stub is worth $5 off Red tickets. Call (501) 378-0405 or visit therep.org/attend. See story on Page 5E.
A thoroughly modern young girl meets a mysterious medieval magician’s assistant in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, opening Friday at the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre. Director Alan Keith Smith adapted a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Curtain times: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 10. Tickets are $12.50, $10 for Arts Center members. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit arkansasartscenter.org.
3 “RIVER (AND THE HIGHWAY)”
Country queens Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan will boot up their “Grits and Glamour” show at 7:30 p.m. today in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, part of the UCA Public Appearances series. Tickets are $30-$40, $27-$37 for senior citizens, $10 for children. Call (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012 or visit uca.edu/tickets. See story on Page 4E.
Two Rivers Park in west Little Rock will be a slippery, filthy mess for the 11th annual Mud Run, 9 a.m. Saturday. Costumes, frolicking, cavorting and, of course, getting as muddy as possible, are all highly encouraged in this “5K(ish)” race. Not that you could avoid the mud with the 300-foot mud pit.
Registration is $25 if you don’t want a souvenir shirt, $35 with. Call (501) 371-4639 or visit mudrun.org.
A trusted kinsman and able general, spurred by a witchy prophecy and the machinations of his ambitious wife, murders the Scottish king and usurps his crown in William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, which Saline County Shakes, a budding Benton-based amateur Shakespeare company, will stage at 7 p.m. today-Saturday and Oct. 31 (a special Halloween show)-Nov. 2 at the Tyndall Park Amphitheater, 914 E. Sevier St., Benton. Admission is free; they’ll take donations. Call (501) 249-3169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All things creepy, spooky and fanciful will take over downtown museums for the annual Big Boo!-seum Bash, 6-8:30 p.m. today. The evening of family-friendly, Halloween-related fun includes movies, storytelling, trick-or-treating and games at participating museums, including the Old State House Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Museum of Discovery and Historic Arkansas Museum. Admission is free. Call (501) 376-4781.
The William F. Laman Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock, puts its autumnal party hat on for a Fall Fest, 2-3 p.m. Saturday.
Look for a costume contest, face painting and games. Admission is free. Call (501) 758-1720 or visit lamanlibrary.org.
Meanwhile, out at Little Rock Animal Village, 4500 Kramer St., the animals are gearing up for a party too. The Fall “Pawty” with music, food, a pet fashion show and children’s games will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call (501) 376-3067 or visit friendsoftheanimalvillage.org.
8 ROCK WALL, ETC.
Pop-Up in the Rock, which last year temporarily turned three blocks of Main Street from an auto thoroughfare to a two-lane road with bike lanes and 10-foot-wide, tree-lined hay-bale center median, moves west this year to Seventh Street between Cross and Izard streets for Pop-Up Seventh Street, 10 a.m. Saturday. The streets will be re-striped to include bike lanes, dining areas and temporary bus benches; there will be music - Mothwind at noon and Whale Fire at 3 p.m. in the beer garden between ART Outfitters and Vino’s - plus a chain-link art wall, rock wall, children’s library, putt-putt golf, tours of the nearby fire station and food trucks; participating Seventh Street businesses will be open. Admission is free. A map and other details are available at issuu.com/studiomain/docs/popup2013 or visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/events/722887427728345.
Give some tiny people a big hand at the Tiny Hands Monster Bash, 6:30-11 p.m. Friday. The evening of costumes, dancing, drinks and auction items benefits the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Family Home, which provides housing for cancer patients and parents of premature infants, and the UAMS Neonatal Unit. Tickets are $60 in advance, $65 at the door. Call (501) 416-0113 or visit uamsfamilyhome.org.
Beans will be cooked and outhouses will roll down the streets at the annual Arkansas Beanfest and Championship Outhouse Races, Friday-Sunday in downtown Mountain View. Music performances and the Artisans Market open on Friday, but most activities, including the bean cook-off and the outhouse races, are on Saturday. General admission is free. Call (888) 679-2859 or visit yourplaceinthemountains.com.
Weekend, Pages 33 on 10/24/2013
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