The Arkansas Repertory Theatre is giving Rodgers and Hart’s 1940 musical Pal Joey “a bold and bewitching reinvention” via director Peter Schneider and librettist Patrick Pacheco (based on John O’Hara’s original), with new musical supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Michael Reno. It premieres at 8 p.m. Friday (with a champagne reception and post-show cast meet and greet in the lobby) at the Rep, 601 Main St., Little Rock, with subsequent shows at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m - Sunday through Sept. 29. A 6:15 p.m. director’s talk precedes today’ s 7 p.m. preview. Tickets are $25-$55 today; starting Friday $30-$60. Call (501) 378-0405 or visit therep.org/attend. See story on Page 4E.
Don “American Pie” McLean will give a concert to benefit the Arkansas Educational Television Network Foundation at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Robinson Center Music Hall, West Markham Street and Broadway, Little Rock. Tickets are $50-$100. Call (800) 662-2386 or visit aetnfoundation.org/boxoffice.
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Blues-rock band Alabama Shakes, with “special guest” Fly Golden Eagle, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Arkansas Music Pavilion, Washington County Fairgrounds, 2536 N. McConnell Ave., Fayetteville. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $38.50 in advance, $41.50 day of show. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptickets.com.
“Recovery: The World Trade Center Recovery Operation,” a traveling exhibition from the New York State Museum documenting the effort to recover human remains, personal objects and material evidence from the Sept. 11, 2001, collapse of the World Trade Center, opens Friday at the William F. Laman Public Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. The exhibition features 50 photographs and 56 artifacts (including an American flag, building keys, signs, firearms, sections of the building facade and marble floor and airplane fragments) with interpretive text panels. It’ll be on display through Dec. 1 during library hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free. Call (501) 758-1720 or visit lamanlibrary.org.
The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will hold a kickoff event at 7:30 p.m.
today in the Great Hall, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. The event will involve highlights of the Oct. 11-20 festival at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, including new award categories and a new film series “unique to the Arkansas festival”; and a screening of The Big Shootout: The Life & Times of 1969, about the 1969 football game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas Longhorns that determined that year’s national champion. Some of the “special guests” - the list includes former UA head coach and athletic director Frank Broyles, Gov. Mike Beebe , director Mike Looney and 20 players - will participate in a post-screening question-and-answer session. Tickets are $25;
call (501) 661-1037 or visit football-101.ticketleap.com/the-bigshootout.
The Oxford American and the Arkansas Motion Picture Institute salute filmmaker Dave Anderson and SoLost, an orginal video series, at 7:30 p.m. today at South on Main, 1304 Main St. Episodes of the film series are released monthly at OxfordAmerican.org. Admission is free. Call (501) 244-9660 or (501) 374-0000.
A priest trying to reconcile his desires with his role in the church, a teenage boy confused about his sexual identity and a young woman desperate for spiritual validation come together to find they share a tenuous common ground in 100 Saints You Should Know by Kate Fodor . The show opens Friday and runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Sept. 21 at the Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, Little Rock. Tickets are $16, $12 for students and senior citizens. Visit weekendtheater.org; for information only, call (501) 374-3761.
Strut for your favorite mutt. Central Arkansas Rescue Effort (CARE) for Animals is hosting a day of outdoor dog-friendly activities with Paws on the Pavement, 8 a.m. Saturday at Murray Park. There’s a 5K running race, a one-mile fun run/ walk for dogs and their people, vendors and dog training demonstrations. Registration is $25 for the 5K, $5 for the fun run/walk.
Call (501) 603-2273 or visit careforanimals.org.
The sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War marches on with the Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Re-enactment Celebration, Friday-Sunday. Union and Confederate forces clashed at this location on Arkansas 161 near Jacksonville on Aug. 27, 1863, and history lovers will celebrate the anniversary with re-enactments, food, music and living history.
Cost for re-enactors to participate is $5, parking is $1, otherwise, it’s free. Call (501) 766-1527 or visit reedsbridgebattlefield.com.
See how farmers used to do it in the old days at the 20th annual Tractor & Engine Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Plantation Agriculture Museum in Scott. Exhibitors from around the state will display and explain their pre-1960s machinery on the museum grounds. Admission to the show is free. Call (501) 961-1409 or visit arkansasstateparks.com.
Two-wheelers will rumble into the Spa City for the Hot Springs Motorcycle Rally, today-Saturday at the Convention Center, Oaklawn Park and Hill Wheatley Plaza. The celebration includes a parade, poker runs, bike show, field events, vendors and music.
Tickets are $50 for an all-access weekend pass, $35 for rally only, free for children under 16 with a paying adult. Day passes are $25 for Friday or Saturday and vendor passes are $5. Call (501) 282-7076 or visit thehotspringsrally.com.
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