Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:
The Enso String Quartet - John Marcus and Maureen Nelson, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; and Richard Belcher, cello - will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock. The program will include Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4 in c minor, op.18, No. 4; Benjamin Britten’s String Quartet No. 2 in C major, op.36; and Giuseppe Verdi’s String Quartet in e minor. Tickets are $35, free for students. Call (501) 912-9867 or visit Chamber-MusicLR.com.
Danses and Pictures
Harpist Alisa Coffey will solo in Claude Debussy’s Danses sacree et profane and the Little Rock Wind Symphony closes its season with Merlin Patterson’s band transcription of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition at 7:30 p.m. today at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. Karen Fannin conducts. Tickets are $10, $8 for senior citizens, free for students. Call (501) 666-0777 or visit lrwindsymphony.org.
Gospel singers Jonathan McReynolds and multiple Grammy winner Karen Clark Sheard headline the Spring Fellowship Concert, 6 p.m.Sunday at Fellowship North Church, 1 E. 52nd Place, North Little Rock. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call (501) 771-1117 or visit eventbrite.com.
Trip to Bountiful
Community Theatre of Little Rock will stage The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 2-3 and 9-10 and 2 p.m. Sunday and May 4 in the Mini-Auditorium at North Little Rock High School Freshman Campus, 2400 Lakeview Road, North Little Rock. Tickets are $16; $14 for students (age 10-college), senior citizens age 65 and older and members of the military; $6 for children 4-9; free for children 3 and younger. Get $1 off with a pair of gently used running shoes. There’s a pay-what-you-can “Pocket Preview” at 7:30 p.m. today. Call (501) 410-2283 (ACT3) or visit ctlr-act.org.
Cabot Community Theatre will stage The Nerd by Larry Shue at 7 p.m. today and May 1 (tickets are $15, $10 for children under 12); in a dinner-theater setting, 6:30 p.m. meal, 7:30 p.m. curtain, Friday-Saturday and May 2 ($25, $15 for children under 12; $15 and $10 show only); and 1 p.m. May 3 ($10) at the CenterStage Playhouse, 204 N. First St., Cabot. Proceeds support the American Cancer Society. Call (501) 941-2266 or visit cabotcommunitytheatre.com.
Searcy’s Land O’Frost Kid-Stage will stage a revue tiled citE-scape, 7 p.m. today-Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch St., Searcy. Tickets are $10 (plus tax). Call (501) 368-0111 or visit centeronthesquare.org.
The Weekend Theater will announce its 2014-15 season as part of a Jazz Brunch & Gala, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Six Ten Lounge, 610 Center St., Little Rock. The event, a fundraiser for the socially conscious theater group, will also feature food, drinks, prizes, a silent auction and entertainment. Tickets are $40, of which $20 is tax deductible. Call (501) 374-3761 or visit weekendtheater.org.
Thomas Gaynor will be the organist for the 11th annual Recital Celebrating the Life of Robert Young Ellis, sponsored by the Central Arkansas Chapter, American Guild of Organists, 8 p.m. Friday at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 617 S. Louisiana St., Little Rock. The New Zealand organist’s program will include the Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541, by Johann Sebastian Bach; the Toccata in d minor, op.1, by Sergei Prokofiev; Danse macabre and Fantaisie by Camille Saint-Saens; and works by Robert Schumann, Cesar Franck and Louis Vierne. Admission is free. Call (501) 374-2794.
Wild Hog Fest
Hank Williams Jr. tribute group the All My Rowdy Friends Band and AC/DC tribute band Big Gun headline the 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday night lineup at the 2014 Wild Hog Music Fest and Motorcycle Rally, today-Sunday in the 100 block of Cherry Street, Helena/West Helena.
Geneva takes the stage at 5 p.m. Friday followed by Mustang Sally at 7. The festival will also feature an escorted bike parade through town on Friday and a poker run, a bike show and the Ms. Wild Hog competition Saturday. Registration for bike, rider and one passenger is $40; tickets for those without bikes are $20; the armband must remain on for admittance throughout the festival’s two main days of music. A complete schedule is available at www.WildHog-Music.org or VisitHelenaAR.com; call (870) 714-2844.
New Creation Dance Company will offer a dance program titled “Thy Kingdom Come” at 6:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 204 N. Third St., Cabot, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Summit Church, 6600 Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock.The show features contemporary-ballet works choreographed by company members to music by popular Christian artists. Visit newcreationdance.org.
Tickets - $42.50 and $69 - go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for country singer Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier Tour” concert, with “special guests” the Band Perry and Dan & Shay, 7 p.m. June 22 at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena. There is a six-ticket per-household limit and the arena is using its Credit Card Entry (formerly Paperless Ticketing) system. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Weekend, Pages 34 on 04/24/2014
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