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By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published January 16, 2014 at 3:10 a.m.

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Pat down

Ms. Pat, whose stand-up comedy arose from her experiences coming up from poverty and raising six kids, not all of them hers, headlines shows at 7:30 p.m. today ($7) and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday ($10) at the Loony Bin Comedy Club, in the Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, Interstate 430 and North Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock. Call (501) 228-5555 or visit

Violin, etc.

Violinist Oksana Pavilionis and fellow Ovation Music Academy faculty members Slavek Bolubah on drums and alto sax and Brian Hamby on piano, Hammond organ and accordion will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, 626 Central Ave., Hot Springs. The program of classical, pop, jazz, folkand world music will include contemporary arrangements of J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in d minor and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Flight of the Bumblebee; fiddle tunes,including “Orange Blossom Special” and “The Arkansas Traveler”; Carlos Santana’s “Europa” and Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Wave”; and Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 5. Admission is free. Call (870) 405-6856 or visit

Fingerstyle guitars

Little Rock-based finger style guitar trio Finger Food - Danny Dozier, Steve Davison and Micky Rigby - will perform:

8 p.m. today at The Afterthought Bistro & Bar, 2712 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock. Tickets are $8. Call (501) 663-1196.

7 p.m. Friday they will perform at Fox Creek BBQ and Bar, 129 Lawrence St., Batesville. Tickets are $15; call (870) 698-0034.

The guitarists perform contemporary instrumentals with folk, jazz, Celtic, classical and blues influences “in the round” and trade songs and stories about their compositions and their approach to the guitar.

Footloose kids

The Young Players Second Stage of The Royal Theatre will make their debut with a production of Footloose: The Musical - music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, adapted for the stage by Pitchford from the original screenplay he wrote with Walter Bobbie - at 7 p.m. today-Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Royal Theater, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Tickets are $12, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students age 5 and older. Call (501) 315-5483 or visit

Rothko talk

Christopher Rothko, son of abstract artist Mark Rothko, and Arkansas Arts Center executive director Todd Herman will discuss the current Arts Center exhibition, “Mark Rothko in the 1940s: The Decisive Decade,” at 6 p.m. today in the Lecture Hall, lower level, Arts Center, MacArthur Park, Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock. A 5:30 p.m. reception will precede the talk, part ofthe Fine Arts Club’s 2013-14 Lecture Series. Admission is $10, free for members. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit Best Impressions, the restaurant in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium, will be open for dinner; for reservations, call (501) 907-5946.

Weekend, Pages 35 on 01/16/2014




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