Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Pink slip
A contrary little girl who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents realizes she may have gone a little too far in Pinkalicious the Musical (music and lyrics by John Gregor, lyrics and libretto by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, based on their children’s book), which the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre will stage at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 6 at the Arts Center in MacArthur Park, 10th and Commerce streets, Little Rock. Presenting sponsors are Landers Fiat and Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Tickets are $12.50, $10 for Arts Center members. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit arkansasartscenter.org.
Frog and Toad
The Ouachita Baptist University theater arts department and Division of Music will stage A Year With Frog and Toad (music by Robert Reale, book and lyrics by Willie Reale, based on the children’s books by Arnold Lobel) at 7 p.m. today-Saturday and Sept. 23-24 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Verser Theatre, Jones Performing Arts Center, OBU in Arkadelphia. Tickets are $8. Call (870) 245-5555 or visit obu.edu/boxoffice.
The Weekend Theater, in collaboration with the Arkansas Literary Festival, will stage scenes from their forthcoming productions of Nora, adapted by Ingmar Bergman from Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, and Anthony Burgess’ stage version of his dystopian novella A Clockwork Orange in a collage titled Clockwork Doll, 6:30 p.m. Sunday at The Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, Little Rock.
The performance, sponsored by the Fred K. Darragh Jr. Foundation, is part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s celebration of Banned Books Week. A brief reception will follow. Admission is free; reservations are requested (but not required) - call (501) 918-3009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call (501) 918-3098 or visit arkansasliteraryfestival.org.
Production dates for Nora are Oct. 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19; for A Clockwork Orange, Nov. 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16. Call (501) 374-3761 or visit weekendtheater.org.
The Lantern Theatre and Conway Community Arts will stage Amateurs by Tom Griffin at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Sept. 27-28 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 29 at the Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle St., Conway. Tickets are $12. Call (501) 733-6220, email ConwayLanternTheatre@gmail.com or visit conwayarts.org.
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St., marks its fifth anniversary with refreshments, cake and door prizes, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola will proclaim this Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Day. Admission is free.
The celebration continues Saturday with a 7 p.m. concert with refreshments sponsored by the Friends of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. Admission is free.
Call (501) 683-3593 or visit mosaictemplarscenter.com.
The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies will host a cocktail party to celebrate the release of its Encyclopedia of Arkansas Music at 5:30 p.m. today in the Darragh Center, Central Arkansas Library System Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock. Admission is free; reservations are appreciated, but not required. Call (501) 918-3033 or email email@example.com.
The Argenta Film Series will screen the documentary Searching for Sugarman, the story of ’70s Detroit folk singer Sixto Rodriguez who, while his musical career in the United States evaporated, became, without his knowledge, a superstar in South Africa, at 7 p.m. today at the Argenta Community Theatre, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. Admission is free courtesy of the sponsor, the William F. Laman Library. Seating is limited; reserve seats at lrff.eventbrite.com.
Arkansas Foodbank will screen three documentaries in three venues about hunger in America as part of the Cans Film Festival today: Growing Hope Against Hunger, produced in 2011 as part of the Sesame Street Food for Thought Initiative,4:30 p.m., Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 W. Third St., Little Rock.
A Place at the Table, 6 p.m., Laman Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock.
Food Stamped, 8 p.m., Market Street Cinema, 1521 Merrill Drive, Little Rock.
Admission to all three films is free; bring canned goods to donate. Call (501) 565-8121.
Weekend, Pages 33 on 09/19/2013
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