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

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published January 30, 2014 at 3:11 a.m.


The Professional Bull Riders return to North Little Rock at 8 p.m. Saturday in Verizon Arena.


Bulls will buck and riders will hang on for dear life on the floor of Verizon Arena when the Professional Bull Riders return to North Little Rock. The Velocity Tour starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday and tickets are $19-$63.10. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit See story on Page 5E.


New York-based Americana singer/ songwriter Dylan Sneed, touring in support of his latest album, Texodus, will perform under the auspices of the Little Rock Folk Club at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Thomson Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, 1818 Reservoir Road, Little Rock. Tickets are $15, $8 for students, free for accompanied children under 12. Call (501) 663-0634 or visit See story on Page 4E.


MOUROT Boswell Mourot Fine Art, 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock, offers visitors the chance to snag some very fancy shoes at Art & Soles, a special show and sale with refreshments and music, 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. The sale includes a collection of prototype men’s and women’s shoes from Munro Shoes’ Icon Collection along with ceramics, wall art and hand-painted T-shirts. Proceeds benefit the Arkansas Arts Center’s Friends of Contemporary Craft. Admission is free. Call (501) 664-0030.


The Foreign Tongues Poetry Troupe brings poetry to the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock, at Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece, a poetry event 6-8 p.m. Saturday. The event features youth poets from central Arkansas and 2012 national poetry slam champion, Tarriona “Tank” Ball. Tickets are free but reservations are recommended. Call (501) 683-3593 or visit


It’s pups on parade at the Southeast Arkansas Kennel Club Dog Show. Those who can’t resist seeing perfectly groomed poodles, Pomeranians and pugs can watch dogs of all types compete starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The show will end each day around 4 or 5 p.m. Admission is free. Call (870) 671-4586 or (870) 550-2693.


Actor Charles Ross takes on the entire cast of Frodo and company in his One Man Lord of the Rings, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson Ave., Fayetteville. Tickets are $19-$25. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit


The 2014 “Delta National Small Prints Exhibition,” 55 works by 44 artists, goes on display with a public reception at 5 p.m. today in the Bradbury Gallery, in Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Lyle Williams, the curator of prints and drawings at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, was the juror.

The exhibition will be up through Feb. 28. Admission to the reception and exhibition is free. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. Call (870) 972-3471 or visit


Arkansas Symphony Orchestra violinists Katherine Williamson, Meredith Maddox Hicks, Algimantas Staskevicius, Andrew Irvin, Trisha McGovern and Kiril Laskarov will be soloists in the four violin concertos of the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzollaat 7:30 p.m. today in Riceland Hall of Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center in Jonesboro.

ASO Music Director Philip Mann will conduct members of the orchestra and give a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. The concert is part of the university’s Riceland Distinguished Performance Series. Sponsor is the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $30 and $20, $23 and $15 for senior citizens and students, with discounts for ASU faculty, staff and students. Call (870) 972-2781 (ASU1) or (888) 278-3266 (ASU-FANS) or visit or


Dutch vocal quartet Quink - Marjon Strijk, soprano; Elsbeth Gerritsen, mezzo-soprano; Harry van Berne, tenor; and Kees Jan de Koning, bass - will perform at 7 p.m. Friday in the Administration Auditorium at Harding University in Searcy.

Their program will feature part songs; art songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ernest John Moeran and Frank Bridge; and arrangements of American, British, Hungarian, Israeli and Dutch folk songs. The concert is part of the university’s Concert Lyceum Series. Tickets are $3. Call (501) 279-4343.


Pianist/composer Haskell Small will perform his piece “The Rothko Room: Journeys in Silence” and music by Alan Hovhaness at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Winthrop Rockefeller Gallery at the Arkansas Arts Center in MacArthur Park, Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock. Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to the “Mark Rothko in the 1940s: The Decisive Decade” exhibition (on display in the gallery through Feb. 9): $8, $6 for senior citizens, college students with ID, children age 6-17 and members of the military, fire and police forces, free for children 5 and younger and Arts Center members. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit

Weekend, Pages 31 on 01/30/2014

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