Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Praise festival
Jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum is headlining the Sounds of Praise Music Festival, 2-8 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of Bethel A.M.E. Church, 815 W. 16th St., Little Rock, in conjunction with the church’s 150th anniversary celebration. Local acts will perform from 2-5:30 p.m.; Whalum will take the stage at 6. Open seating is free; there are a limited number of $20 reserved seats - call (501) 374-2891. The event will also feature a kid’s zone play area, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand.
Friends of the Arkansas Foodbank will see orange as they look out over the Big Dam and Two Rivers bridges at sunset during “Go Orange,” a kickoff for Hunger Action Month, 6-9 p.m. today at Murray Park Pavilion No. 1, off Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock. The event will also include drinks, snacks, games and face painting; at 8 p.m. folks will start walking to the center of the Big Dam Bridge (wear orange clothing and bring the family; orange glow sticks will be provided). It’s free; call (501) 569-4318, (501) 569-4329 or (501) 565-8121.
The Merling Trio - Renata Knific, violin; Bruce Uchimura, cello; and Susan Uchimura, piano - will play a program titled “Hungarian Flavor” at 7 p.m. today in the Administration Auditorium at Harding University in Searcy. The program will include some of Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dances; the Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, “Gypsy Rondo,” by Franz Joseph Haydn; and the Piano Trio No. 4 in e minor, op.90, “Dumky,” by Antonin Dvorak. Tickets are $3. Call (501) 279-4343.
Scott White is headlining shows at 7:30 p.m. today ($7) and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday ($10) at the Loony Bin Comedy Club, in the Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, Interstate 430 and North Rodney Parham Road. Call (501) 228-5555 or visit loonybincomedy.com.
Branch book sales
The Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries will hold used book sales at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday at three Central Arkansas Library System branches: the Dee Brown Library, 6325 Base Line Road, and Thompson Library, 38 Rahling Circle, Little Rock, and the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., Jacksonville. Paperbacks are 50 cents, hardbacks are $1. The proceeds fund CALS programs. Call (501) 918-3000 or visit cals.org.
Three new exhibitions open today with a 5-7 p.m. reception at the Baum Gallery of Fine Art, McCastlain Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway:
“Maysey Craddock: Angle of Repose,” a collection of the Memphis-based artist’s recent watercolor and gouache paintings, many onstitched-together paper grocery bags, focusing on the ruins of a 13th century Estonian church. Craddock, who has a concurrent solo exhibition at Memphis’ Brooks Museum of Art, will give a free lecture at 1:40 p.m. today in Room 143 of UCA’s McCastlain Hall.
“Jennifer Shaw Nature/ Nurture and Relics,” black and-white shots by the New Orleans-based photographer and art teacher highlighting minute details of the natural world, plus work from Shaw’s “Relics” series.
“Artistic Eye: Works from the Personal Collections of the UCA Art Faculty,” contributed by David Bailin, Deb Kuster, Holly Laws, Sandra Luckett, Bryan Massey, Barclay McConnell, Donna Pinckley, Gayle Seymour and Liz Smith.
The exhibitions will remain up through Oct. 27. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-5792 or visit uca.edu/art/baum.
Weekend, Pages 35 on 09/05/2013
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