Smooth baritone and guitar will fill Verizon Arena when legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor brings hits like “Fire and Rain” and “You’ve Got a Friend” to North Little Rock at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $78 and $99.50. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. See more information in Music Scene on Page 5E.
Country star Tim McGraw and "special guests" Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Doors open at 6. Tickets are $44-$99.50. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit arkansasmusicpavilion.com or amptickets.com.
The Our House shelter, 302 E. Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, will transport visitors back to Elizabethan England for its annual Shakespeare at the Shelter event, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The cast made up of Our House residents will perform scenes from plays including Othello and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tickets are $20 and the money will be used to improve the shelter's kitchen. Call (501) 374-7383. See story on Page 4E.
Public radio station KUAR-FM, 89.1, and the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock, will team up to screen the 1977 made-in-Arkansas film September 30, 1955, 5:30 p.m. Friday at the museum. Richard Thomas plays a college student deeply affected by the death on that date of movie star James Dean. The cast also includes the late Lisa Blount of Arkansas; the late James Bridges, also of Arkansas, directed. KUAR Station General Manager Ben Fry, who also teaches film history and criticism at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. There will be a reception at 5. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A new exhibit at the Butler Center Galleries, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, examines one of Little Rock's oldest neighborhoods with "Quapaw Quarter: Where Little Rock's History Lives," Friday-Nov. 1. The opening reception, part of Second Friday Art Night, is 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. Admission is free and the gallery is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call (501) 918-3033 or visit www.butlercenter.org/art.
Red Octopus Theater will offer its latest sketch comedy show, KOCT-O News, 8 p.m. today-Saturday and Aug. 14-16 at the Public Theatre, 616 Center St., Little Rock. The company, citing adult language and situations, recommends the show for mature audiences. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $10, $8 for senior citizens, members of the military and students. Call (501) 291-3896, email email@example.com or visit RedOctopusTheater.com.
More than 20 vendors will be peddling vintage fashion and jewelry items, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the South Main Vintage Market at Bernice Garden, 1401 Main St., Little Rock. The Southern Salt Food Co. food truck will serve breakfast and lunch. Piano students will perform on the community piano, courtesy of McGehee Piano Co. at 1608 Main. Admission is free and the markets go on rain or shine -- check the Facebook page, facebook.com/SouthMainVintageMarket , for updates in case of storms. Call (501) 410-3938.
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The Thea Foundation, 401 Main St., North Little Rock, introduces an exhibit by Jonesboro artist John Harlan Norris as part of its quarterly The Art Department series. "John Harlan Norris: Cast" opens Friday and continues through the month. Hours are 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The reception, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, music and the chance to win a Norris painting. Admission is $10, $7 with the event password (revealed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at 5 p.m. Friday). Regular gallery admission is free. Call (501) 379-9512 or visit theafoundation.org.
Cool, sweet fruit by the truckload rolls through Hempstead County during the Hope Watermelon Festival, today-Saturday. Arts and crafts booths, a dog show, softball tournament, chicken dinner and fish fry are scheduled for today and Friday, but it's on Saturday that guests can enjoy the Big Bass Classic, the car show, fishing derby, melon judging, music, races, watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contests. General admission is free. Call (870) 777-3640 or visit hopechamberofcommerce.com.
A score of dealers will be showing first and autographed editions, documents, maps, postcards, photographs and related material as the Arkansas Antiquarian Booksellers Association puts on its 29th annual Book & Paper Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. Admission is $5. Parking is free and a concession stand is on premises. Call (501) 985-1663.
Weekend on 08/07/2014
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