Country singer Collin Raye takes the stage at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday to headline the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies’ Arkansas Sounds Festival, 6-10 p.m. Friday in the River Market Pavilions, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, and noon-11 p.m. Saturday in the nearby First Security Amphitheatre in Riverfront Park. Friday night’s lineup features the Smittle Band, Tav Falco & Panther Burns and, at 8:30, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks.
Admission is free. Visit arkansassounds.org. See story on Page 4E.
It isn’t Halloween just yet, but you can go ahead and get some screams out at the Hot Springs Horror Film Festival, today-Sunday, featuring screenings of films, Q&As, receptions and panel discussions. Most events will be at the Central Theater, 1008 Central Ave., and the Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd. The lineup includes actor Tyler Mane (the bogeyman in director Rob Zombie’s Halloween) and a showing of Mane’s latest, Compound Fracture, at 10 p.m. Saturday. Halloween 5 actress Tamara Glynn is hostess. Admission is $10 for a single feature, $22 online, $25 at the door for one day, $40 online, $45 for the entire festival, or $85 for a special VIP pass, $95 for a VIP gold pass that includes the chance of a walk-on role in Mane’s next horror movie. Call (501) 859-9148 or visit hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com.
Omaha, Neb., television horror host Dr. San Guinary (aka Christopher Palmer), will be a part of Friday night’s Horror Film Festival lineup, but he will also bring his Creature Feature Live!, a film and live-show fundraiser, to Little Rock at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Market Street Cinema, 1521 Merrill Drive. He and a wacky cast of characters (played by recently auditioned volunteers) will put on comedy skits during breaks in the screening of George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Tickets are $8, $6 for children; proceeds benefit the Youth Emergency Shelter of Little Rock (show up in zombie garb for a costume contest and bring gently used clothing and shoes for teens, children and adults to the theater to donate). Visit DrSanGuinary.org.
Colorful balloons and rocking music will transform Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport, 525 Airport Road, Hot Springs, Friday-Saturday for the Legends Balloon Rally. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday for spectators to watch the competitive flights and balloon glows. Styx performs at 8 p.m. Friday and Travis Tritt at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call (501) 321-2027 or visit hotsprings.org. See story on Page 5E.
Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock turns itself over for inflatables, face painting, video games, arts and crafts and many other child-friendly activities at North Little Rock Family Fun Fest, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
This year’s festival also includes appearances by the Kinders and animals from the Museum of Discovery.
Admission is $5, free for children 12 and under. Call (501) 372-5959 or visit nlrfamilyfunfest.org.
Cyclists galore will flood Little Rock and North Little Rock on Saturday as they compete in the eighth Big Dam Bridge 100.
There are rides of various lengths, 15 to 100 miles, all of which start at either 7 or 7:30 a.m. at LaHarpe Boulevard and Chester Street in downtown Little Rock, then wind through central Arkansas before ending at Main Street in North Little Rock.
Pro cyclist George Hincapie is also scheduled to make several appearances over the weekend. Registration is $39-$95. The Big Dam Bridge 100 Expo, registration and packet pick-up is 5-8 p.m. today, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 5-7 a.m. Saturday at the Statehouse Convention Center. Call (501)
603-0113 or visit thebigdambridge100.com.
Help a young person learn about the joys of music at the Argenta Community Theater in Concert Children’s Program, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. Members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will play music and let children in grades K-8 try out the instruments. Admission is free. Call (501) 353-1443 or visit argentacommunitytheater.com.
The TV cameras will be rolling as Impact Wrestling Live makes its first appearance at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena, 7 p.m. today. The lineup (subject to change) includes Hulk “The Immortal” Hogan, Jeff “The Charismatic Enigma” Hardy, Chris Sabin, Bully Ray and The Aces & Eights, Magnus and Bobby “The IT Factor” Roode. Tickets are $17.50, $22.50, $42.50, $77.50 and $127.50 (plus possible handling fees and with discounts for military, groups and college students); a $125 ticket to the Knockout Zone will include food and beverage service. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
The Conway Symphony Orchestra will play music ranging from classical (Giacomo Rossini, Georges Bizet and portions of Peter Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker) to Broadway (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music) in its annual community concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Simon Park, Front and Main streets, next to Conway City Hall. Geoffrey Robson conducts;
Southwestern Energy is the underwriter. Admission is free; take chairs or blankets, but not pets. If it rains, the concert moves to the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall at the University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave. (check the orchestra’s website, ConwaySymphony.org, and Facebook page by 3 p.m.). Call (501) 269-1066. The concert helps kick off the Conway Alliance for the Arts’ 2013 ArtsFest. Just before the concert, artist Julie Isom will “yarn-bomb” a caboose at the park. See artsfestconway.com for a full schedule.
More than 180 vendors, artists and craftsmen from across the country will be bringing “traditional crafts and contemporary styles” for the 45th annual Camden Business and Professional Women’s Organization’s BPW Barn Sale, billed as “South Arkansas’ Largest Arts & Crafts Show,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Oakland and Monticello streets, Camden. The event will also offer food vendors, musical entertainment, an antique and classic car show, a Kids Zone with rock climbing walls, a Kiwanis pancake breakfast, a 5K run and the St. Louis Catholic Church spaghetti supper.
Admission to the sale and most events is free; parking in the reserved lot is $5 per car. Shuttles will run from the barn to off-campus events, including the car show and pancake breakfast ($5). Call (870) 836-6426 or visit bpwbarnsale.org.
More than 35 local restaurants, caterers and drink distributors will be offering food and drink as Pulaski Technical College puts on the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce’s 20th annual Taste of the Town, 5-7 p.m. today at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. A complete list of participants is available at nlrtasteofthetown.com. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door; proceeds support the chamber’s educational programs and fund scholarships. Call (501) 372-5959 or visit tinyurl.com/kc55qyj.
Weekend, Pages 31 on 09/26/2013
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