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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 20, 2014 at 3:17 a.m.


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette photo illustration/KIRK MONTGOMERY


The Arkansas Glasshoppers Inc. are expecting 1,000 people to drop by its 28th annual Depression Era Glass Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday in the Hall of Industry, State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St., Little Rock. Two dozen dealers from 14 states will display period glassware, pottery and kitchen items, with door-prize giveaways on the hour and a reference table for glass identification (up to three items). The $5 admission is good for both days.

Parking is free. Call (501) 868-4969, email or visit the Facebook page,


Everything will be blooming at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock for the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Through how-to presentations, workshops and lectures, experts will give advice on topics including backyard poultry, native plants and outdoor decorating.

There will also be workshops for children, vendors and a silent auction. Tickets are $8, $6 for ages 60 and older, free for children 16 and under. A three-day pass is $12. Free parking will be available at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock with $1 round-trip shuttle service. Call (501) 821-4000 or visit


The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s Rockefeller Quartet will put on their “Storytime” demonstration, a “choose your own adventure” story with Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as a backdrop, plus an instrument “petting zoo” where kids can interact with musicians and their instruments, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. Admission is free; the program is aimed at children in grades 2-8. Call (501) 353-1443 or visit


Red balls and red-hot chili are on the agenda for the annual Chili with a Kick event, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. At this benefit for Youth Home, visitors will have the chance to enter or just sample the Chili Cook-off, play a few rounds of kickball or test their endurance in the Las Palmas Jalapeno Eating Contest at 2 p.m. Acoustic music and a Kid’s Area with games and Kindersongs round out the activities. The chili contest entry fee is $25. Kickball registration is $25 and the jalapeno contest is $10. Regular admission is $5, free for children 10 and under. Call (501) 590-8298 or visit


Gallery 221, in Pyramid Place at Second and Center streets, Little Rock, and the American Lung Association team up for clean air with Breathe in the Art, a fundraising art event, 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the gallery. As guests sample wine and hors d’oeuvres, they can place their bids in a silent auction that will include pieces by Gino Hollander, Sean LeCrone, Greg Lahti, Mary Ann Stafford, Rae Ann Bayless, Ally Short, Kesha Stovall and Lilia Hernandez. Admission is free. Call (501) 801-0211.


Hilarity ensues when two couples - one middle-aged and married (Don Bolinger, Laurie Pascale), the other young and “free-wheeling” (Quinn Gasaway, Caroline Pierce) - rent the same cabin in the woods for the same weekend in Weekend Comedy by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick, onstage through March 8 at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock. And you don’t have to just go on weekends - dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday-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. The Wednesday (Feb. 26) show is matinee only, same times as Sunday matinee. Tickets are $31-$35, $23 for children 15 and younger; show only, $25, $15 for children. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit


Violist Jennifer Stumm and pianist Elizabeth Pridgen will play Franz Liszt’s viola-piano reduction of Hector Berlioz’s Harold in Italy, interspersed with segments of Robert Schumann’s Marchenbilder and two Liszt pieces, at 7:30 p.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock, under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock. Tickets are $25, free for students. Call (501) 912-9867, email or visit


Teams of boys and girls from across the region will descend on North Little Rock’s Burns Park Soccer Complex with sticks and gloves in hand for Lacrossefest.

The spring gathering of games (it’s not a tournament) sponsored by Little Rock Lacrosse is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Spectator admission is free. Call (615) 516-2627 or visit


Visitors can summon a tornado, shift sand, race a sailboat in heavy wind and experience other forces of nature as “ Shaping Our World” goes on display Saturday at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. The exhibition, developed by the Arkansas Discovery Network with funding from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, and which has been on display since September at the Arkansas State University Museum, will be up through Aug. 31. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call (870) 536-3375, email or visit

10 ‘GROW IT’

It’s your last chance to see the Toronto-based touring production of Hair (music by Galt MacDermot, book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado), 7:30 p.m. today at Robinson Center Music Hall, West Markham Street and Broadway, Little Rock. The show closes out Celebrity Attractions’ 2013-14 season. Tickets: $26.50-$64.50. Call (501) 244-8800 or (800) 982-2787 or visit or

Weekend, Pages 31 on 02/20/2014

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