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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published January 16, 2014 at 3:27 a.m.


Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center becomes one big shopping center for brides-to-be and their retinues during the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Show, 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday.

For the show, 200 florists, caterers, photographers and other wedding-related vendors will be on hand. There will also be a presentation by P. Allen Smith at 2:30 p.m. and Runway Fashion Show at 4:30. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. VIB (Very Important Bride) tickets are $30 and include reserved seating at the fashion show. Call (501) 378-3807 or visit


For the grand opening of the Ron Robinson Theater in the Central Arkansas Library System’s new Arcade Building, President Clinton and River Market avenues, Little Rock, the Little Rock Film Festival is planning a week-long series of film events, Friday-Jan. 25, starting with a screening at 7 p.m. Friday of Ain’t in It for My Health, a documentary about Arkansas native Levon Helm, followed by a question-and-answer session with his daughter, Amy Helm, and a 9 p.m. concert by Amy Helm and Handsome Strangers. Saturday’s schedule: 3 p.m., “Best of the LRFF’s 48 Hour Film Project”; 7 p.m., Sleepy LaBeef Rides Again, a documentary/concert film about Arkansas native Sleepy LaBeef followed by a Q&A with LaBeef and Dave Pomeroy and their 8:30 p.m. concert. Admission to all events is free;

find a complete schedule at

See story on page 5E.


Try some local beers at the Big Red Ball Homebrew Contest, 7 p.m. Friday at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock. Presented by the Little Rock Kickball Association, this evening of beer tasting and competition benefits Our House, a nonprofit that helps the working homeless. Tickets are $20, $30 for VIP (which means a bigger tasting glass and earlier entry). Call (501) 563-1244 or visit See story on page 4E.


Two of the stars of Duck Dynasty, Willie and Korie Robertson, are flying in to Arkansas for a special presentation, Faith, Family & Ducks, 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Jack Stephens Center, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. This benefit for Spark of Life grief recovery will also include a performance by Bobby Cool, a live on-stage painting by Trey McCarley and a silent auction. Tickets are $20-$100. Call (501) 580-9001 or visit


Delve into a shadowy world as the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock presents its newest exhibit, “Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America.” This exhibit, created by the International Spy Museum, opens Saturday and continues until April 27. The center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

Sunday. Admission is $7; $5 for ages 62 and older, college students and retired U.S. military; $3 for ages 6-17; free for children under 6 and active U.S. military. The grand opening, 6 p.m. Friday, includes a program and tour; admission is free but reservations are required. Call (501) 374-4242 or visit


Arkansas Symphony principal contrabass Barron Weir will be the soloist on the Double Bass Concerto in D major by Johann Baptist Vanhal with members of the orchestra and conductor Philip Mann in the ASO’s first 2014 Stella Boyle Smith Intimate Neighborhood Concert, 7 p.m.

today at St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. The program, titled “Bohemian Festival,” will also include the Serenade in d minor, op.44, by Antonin Dvorak and the “Prague” Symphony, No. 38 in D major, K.504, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Sponsor is the Stella Boyle Smith Trust. Tickets are $29, $10 for students and active military members. Call (501) 666-1761 or visit


The Main Thing, the three-member resident sketch comedy company at The Joint, 301 Main St. in North Little Rock’s Argenta District, agrees: Winter Sucks! That’s the name of their new musical sketch-comedy cabaret show, opening at 8 p.m. Friday and running 8 p.m. Friday Saturday through March 1. Tickets are $20; food, desserts, cocktails, wines, craft beers, specialty coffees and soft drinks will be available throughout the show. Call (501) 372-0205 or visit

Trying to get a feisty, earthbound mother (Candyce Hinkle) from Alabama to a California wedding creates chaos in Mama Won’t Fly, a Jessie Jones-Nicholas Hope-Jamie Wooten comedy, onstage through Feb. 8 at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tues day-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Curtain time is 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday, and 12:45 for matinees (no evening shows) Wednesday and Jan. 22 and 29. Tickets are $31-$35, $23 for children 15 and under; show only, $25 and $15 for children. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit


Those with a passion for pre-1960s furniture and knickknacks can shop through antiques galore at the Antique Alley Arkansas Antique Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. More than 200 vendors will display their wares at the Conway Expo Center, 2505 E. Oak St., Conway. Admission is $5. Call (501) 230-5728 or visit

The Tri-Lakes Coin Club show isn’t restricted to coins for its annual sale. Stamps, sports cards and Civil War memorabilia join coins on the sales tables, 1-6 p.m. Friday, 9a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs. Admission is free. Call (501) 624-0074 or visit


The Young Africans, a choir of 14 young singers, musicians and dancers from Uganda and Kenya, now in their early 20s, who were once a part of the world-renowned African Children’s Choir, will make two Arkansas stops on a regional tour of their “Our African Dream” show: 6 p.m. today, Central Presbyterian Church, 2901 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith - (479) 783-8966; and 6 p.m. Sunday at Levy Baptist Church, 3501 Pike Ave., North Little Rock - (501) 753-7347. Admission is free; an offering will be taken.

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Beatles tribute band the Liverpool Legends will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in Lily Peter Auditorium, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, 1000 Campus Road, Helena-West Helena, part of the Warfield Concerts series. Download the free ticket at or call (870) 338-8327.

Weekend, Pages 33 on 01/16/2014

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