To mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Retro Images Archive and Argenta Arts Foundation will present “The British Invasion Fifty Years Later,” an archival photography exhibition featuring 200 pictures, some previously unseen, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Monday-April 19 at seven galleries, museums and restaurants in North Little Rock’s Argenta Arts District. Admission is free; some of the related special events and concerts will require tickets, the proceeds for which will go to the Argenta Arts Foundation. A complete list of venues and events is available at argentaartsdistrict.org; call (501) 993-1234.
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It’s a riverside bayou blowout at CARTI’s Ragin’ Cajun Bash, 6-9 p.m. today at Little Rock’s River Market pavilions. The Louisiana-theme party includes a traditional crawfish boil and Cajun music by Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners. Tickets are $50 at the door. Call (501) 296-3406 or visit carti.com. See story on Page 5E.
The Easter Bunny works overtime as the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock hosts its Easter Family Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Children ages 5 and under can hunt for eco-friendly eggs, and children of all ages are invited to participate in crafts and games and meet the Easter Bunny himself for free photos. Admission is free and in case of rain, the celebration will be rescheduled for 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Call (501) 374-4242 or visit clintonpresidentialcenter.org.
The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., Little Rock, presents an evening of music and visual arts with its Artworks XXVI fundraiser Saturday.
It starts at 6:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and music by The Funkanites as patrons bid in the silent art auction. A live auction follows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Call (501) 378-0405 or visit therep.org.
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“That Nashville Sound: A Tribute to Ray Price,” 5 p.m. Sunday at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock, features a rotating cast of central Arkansas musicians, led by members of Katmandu, and including Amy Garland, Bonnie Montgomery, Mark Currey, Dave Almond, Ben Meade, Lauralee Williard, Buddy Case and John Talley. The concert, celebrating the life and music of country singer-songwriter-guitarist Ray Price, who died in December, is a benefit for The Oxford American. Tickets are $10; visit metrotix.com. See story on Page 5E.
As part of Second Friday Art Night, 5-8 p.m. Friday, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, will open two new exhibitions - “Drawn In: New Art From the WWII Camps at Rohwer and Jerome,” artwork created by people held in World War II Japanese-American internment camps in Arkansas, up through through Aug. 23; and “Detachment: An Exhibition of Robert Reep,” mixed-media collages by the Little Rock artist, on display through July 24.Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Admission is free. Call (501) 918-3033 or visit butlercenter.org.
Gustav Mahler’s massive Fifth Symphony and the world premiere of The Wind and Petit Jean, which the orchestra musicians commissioned from Composer of the Year Christopher Theofanidis, will be on the program and Philip Mann will be on the podium as the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra closes out its Masterworks season, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Center Music Hall, West Markham Street and Broadway, Little Rock. It’s also the orchestra’s penultimate performance at Robinson, closing this summer for a two-year renovation. Tickets are $14-$53, $10 for students, free for kids to the Sunday matinee with paying adult via the Entergy Kids Ticket. Call (501) 666-1761 or visit ArkansasSymphony.org.
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With winter officially over, the roller coasters will run again on a limited basis as Magic Springs in Hot Springs opens for the 2014 season. Beginning Saturday and continuing through May 18, the park will be open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is $15. Call (501) 624-0100 or visit magicsprings.com.
Break out the bagpipes for the 35th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival on the grounds of Lyon College in Batesville. Friday-Sunday, the clans will gather for Highland dancing, pipe bands and traditional Highland sporting competitions as well as sheepdog demonstrations, children’s games and a British car show. The main festival activities open at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is free but a Saturday morning breakfast is $10 and the Scottish Feast/Ceilidh on Saturday is $50 or $25 for children. Call (870) 307-7473 or visit lyon.edu/scotfest.
On Arkansas college and university stages this weekend: Ouachita Baptist University’s musical theater program will stage the musical Guys and Dolls - music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling - at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Jones Performing Arts Center at OBU in Arkadelphia. Tickets are $10. Call (870) 245-5555 or visit obu.edu/boxoffice.
The University of Central Arkansas Theatre will stage Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday and Wednesday-April 18 in the Bridges/Larson Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Tickets are $10 (two free with a current UCA ID). Call (501) 450-3265 or visit uca.edu/theatre.
UCA Opera Theatre students will present a series of opera scenes at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Recital Hall of UCA’s Snow Fine Arts Center. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-5762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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