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The Weekend Ten: The top things to do, places to be

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published February 6, 2014 at 3:31 a.m.


Those looking to spruce up their home or maybe build a new one will find plenty of tips at the Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock’s annual Home Show, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Verizon Arena. Tickets are $8, free for children 12 and under. Call (501) 758-3646 or visit

Chris Olsen and Bob Byers are the keynote speakers for the annual Jefferson County Home & Garden Seminar & Show, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Master Gardeners of Jefferson County will be on hand to answer questions, and there will be how-to sessions on home security, building rain barrels and making terrariums. More than 130 booths are expected. For younger visitors, there will be a kids/teens corner. Olsen’s talk will be at 11 a.m. with Byers following at 1 p.m.

Admission is free. Call (870) 692-0151 or (870) 534-1033.


Children of all ages can have fun with old-fashioned crafts at the Old State House Museum’s Valentine Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 300 W. Markham St, Little Rock. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit See story on Page 5E.


What does it take to design a safe city or produce a song or keep traffic moving?

The Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, invites people to find out at their new exhibit, “Tech City.” Featuring 12 interactive activity stations, the exhibit will remain on display Saturday-May 11. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10; $8 for ages 60 and older, teachers, military, city employees and children ages 1-12. Call (501) 396-7050 or visit


Art Porter Music Education Inc. will mark the 80th birthday of the late jazzman Art Porter Sr. with “For the Love of Art,” 7 p.m. Friday at Cajun’s Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. Admission is free but donations to the APME scholarship program will be accepted. Call (501) 551-9361 or visit


Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, August Wilson’s Tony Award-winning story of a meeting of blacks who have migrated from the rural South to the urban North, set in a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911, goes on stage Friday at the Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, Little Rock, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Feb. 22. Tickets are $16, $12 for student and senior citizens. Visit weekendtheater. org; for information only, call (501) 374-3761.


Valentine’s Day gets twisted as the Red Octopus Theater presents its Valentine’s show: Trysts and Turns at 8 p.m. today-Saturday at The Public Theatre, 616 Center St.

Tickets are $10, $8 for students, ages 65 and older and active military. For mature audiences. Call (501) 291-3896 or visit


The Arkansas Symphony’s Quapaw Quartet - Eric Hayward and Meredith Maddox Hicks, violin; Ryan Mooney, viola; and David Gerstein, cello - will play salon and chamber music, 5-6:30 p.m. today at the Capital Hotel, West Markham and Louisiana streets, Little Rock. Admission is free. Call (501) 666-1761.


The Thea Foundation Gallery, 401 Main St., North Little Rock, presents a new exhibit of its own with “Specifically Universal,” work by Emily Wood that “explores and conveys a sense of place through the personalities of the people who inhabit that place.” It opens Friday and continues through Feb. 28. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and admission is free.

The opening reception, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and music by the Funk a Nites. Admission is $10.


Wild game will be served up gourmet style at A Taste of the Wildlife, 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 W. 46th Ave., Pine Bluff. This casual fundraiser for the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas also includes a laser shooting gallery with pearls and stuffed animals and a silent auction. Tickets are $50. Call (870) 536-3375 or visit

The people with Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home encourage everyone to fill up on sweets at their 10th annual Sweetheart Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Hughes Community Center, 1000 E. Parkway Drive, Russellville. Local vendors, bakeries and restaurants will be on hand with sweet and savory treats for sampling and there will also be live and silent auctions. Tickets are $10. Call (479) 498-2050 or visit


It’s your last chance to see Candyce Hinkle as the feisty, earthbound title character, whose daughter needs to get her from Alabama to California for a family wedding, in Mama Won’t Fly by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. today-Saturday with a 7:45 curtain, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday with curtain times at 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $31-$35, $23 for children 15 and younger; show only, $25, $15 for children. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit

Weekend, Pages 31 on 02/06/2014

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