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Art & Exhibits

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Art of Motion: Tango, 7 p.m. July 10, no partner needed; cost: $10. Susan Paulsen: Wilmot Exhibition, through Sept. 28. 56th annual Delta Exhibition, through Sept. 28. "Inspiration to Illumination: Recent Work by Museum School Photography Instructors," Tuesday-Oct. 26. 53rd Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition, through July 27. "Foundation Collection," "Masterworks" and "Paul Signac," continuing. Museum School art classes and workshops for children and adults; call or visit website for schedule and costs. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. arkansasartscenter.org or (501) 372-4000.

THE ART GROUP GALLERY 11525 Cantrell Road. "Salute to the USA," through Friday. New works by Holly Tilley, Loren Battnicke, Ann Presley, Debbie Hinson, Mickie Jackson and Diana Shearon, continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. (501) 690-2193.

BUTLER CENTER FOR ARKANSAS STUDIES 401 President Clinton Ave. "Arkansas Homemakers: Home Demonstration and Extension Clubs," July 11-Sept. 27; reception, 5-8 p.m. July 11. "Drawn In: New Art From the World War II Camps at Rohwer and Jerome," through Aug. 23. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 918-3033.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. "The Places in Arkansas That Keep Calling Me Back," photography by Paul Caldwell, through Aug. 14. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, or by appointment. (501) 224-1335.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. Chihuly exhibit, through Jan. 5. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7; retired military, college students and ages 62 and over, $5; children 6-17, $3; active military and children under 6, free. (501) 374-4242.

ESSE PURSE MUSEUM 1510 S. Main St. "What's Inside: A History of Women and Handbags, 1900-1999," continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission: $10; military, 5-18 or 60 and older $8; under 5 free. (501) 916-9022.

ESTHER DEWITT NIXON LIBRARY 703 W. Main St., Jacksonville. "Prehistory of the Jacksonville Area," continuing. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. (501) 457-5038.

GALLERY 26 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1. Recent works by the Arkansas Society of Printmakers, through July 12. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 664-8996.

GREG THOMPSON FINE ART 429 Main St., North Little Rock. Summer show, with new works by Ed Rice, Glennray Tutor, Sheila Cotton, Kendall Stallings, Joseph Piccillo, William Dunlap, Robyn Horn, Guy Bell, Sammy Peters, Donald Roller Wilson, through Aug. 9. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. gregthompsonfineart.com or (501) 664-2787.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. "So What! It's the Least I Can Do," new paintings by Ray Wittenberg, through Sept. 7. "Co-Opt: Taimur Cleary, Jennifer Perren and Mesilla Smith," through Sunday. Knife Gallery, "We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas," Arkansas Made Gallery, continuing. Hourly tours (except noon) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Store hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $2.50, ages 65 and over $1.50, children 17 and under $1. (501) 324-9351.

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. "The Wild Ones," through July 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006.

MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 503 E. Ninth St. "First Call: American Posters of World War I," through Nov. 30. "By the President in the Name of Congress," "From Turbulence to Tranquility: The Little Rock Arsenal," "The Sun Never Sets on the Mighty Jeep," "War and Remembrance: The 1911 United Confederate Veterans Reunion," "Through the Camera's Eye: The Allison Collection of World War II Photographs," continuing. Alger Cadet Gun exhibit, continuing. Ongoing exhibits depict Arkansas' military heritage. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (501) 376-4602.

MUGS CAFE 515 Main St., North Little Rock. "Explore Arkansas" PHONEgraphy exhibit, through July 15. (501) 442-7778.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. "Mystery of the Mayan Medallion," through Sept. 12. Regular hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $10, children 1-12 $8. museumofdiscovery.org or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. Summer workshop for children grades 4-10, July 14-18, $75. "Different Spokes," through February 2016. "Lights! Camera! Arkansas!" a celebration of Arkansas' role in Hollywood, through March 1, 2015. Permanent exhibits: "Arkansas' First Ladies' Gowns"; 1836 House of Representatives Chamber; "Pillars of Power," history of the Old State House; "On the Stump: Arkansas Politics, 1819-1919"; "First Families of Arkansas"; "As Long as Life Shall Last: The Legacy of Arkansas Women." Little Beginnings toddler program, 10:30 a.m. third Wednesday of the month. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 324-9685.

PARK PLAZA MALL 6000 Markham St. "American Presidents: Life Portraits," through Sunday. Presidential oil portraits by artist Chas Fagan. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. (501) 664-4956.

ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1000 Mississippi St. "Icons in Transformation," works by Ludmila Pawlowska, through Aug. 17. An Afternoon of Icons discussion and workshop on praying with icons, with Dr. Joanna Seibert, 1-2:30 p.m. July 12; children's art class during workshop; reservations. (501) 225-4203.

SEQUOYAH NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 5820 Asher Ave. Dr. J.W. Wiggins Native American Art Gallery: "Buffaloes, Buffaloes & More Buffaloes," through Aug. 15. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 569-8336.

THE SHOWROOM 2313 Cantrell Road. "Springing Forward," works by Jim Tindall, Lori Weeks and Sandra Hamilton, continuing. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 372-7373.

STEPHANO'S FINE ART GALLERY 1813 N. Grant St. Works by Ken Davis, Donal Gialanella. Works by various artists. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (501) 563-4218.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. "Subtractive Sculpture: Marble, Alabaster & Limestone," through Aug. 1. Gallery II: thesis exhibition of ceramic artist Julia Baugh, Monday-July 21. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 569-8977.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. "Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living With the Atomic Bomb," through Aug. 11. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 758-1720.

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ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MOUNTAIN HOME Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Works by Bonnie Heenan, through Aug. 4. (870) 508-6280.

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. Paintings along with miniature vignettes of flora and fauna, sponsored by Hoe and Hope Garden Club, Monday-July 31; reception 1-3 p.m. July 13. "I Come From Women Who Could Fly," new work from Delita Martin, through Aug. 28. Pine Bluff High School annual exhibition, through Aug. 8. "Shaping Our World," through Aug. 31. "A Deep Sense of Place: The Arkansas Delta," through Oct. 1. "Expressions From the Permanent Collection," continuing. Education and art programs for adults and children; call for schedule and tuition. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 536-3375.

CALICO ROCK MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER 104 Main St., Calico Rock. "The Jot 'Em Down Store" and "One-Room School," continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 297-4129.

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM 930 Clinton Drive, Fayetteville. "Clinton Meets Kennedy," continuing. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission $8. (479) 444-0066.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville.First Friday Concert: La Calle Soul Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday. "Selections from Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie," through Sept. 1. "American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Age of Revolution," through Sept. 15. "The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism," through Monday. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. crystalbridges.org or (479) 418-5700.

EMERGENT ARTS 341 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs. Summer Art Camp for ages 5-14, Monday-July 10, $120. (501) 655-0836 or artchurch.org.

FAIRFIELD BAY LIBRARY 369 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. Works by Doris Sexson, through July 31. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. (501) 884-6476.

FORT SMITH MUSEUM OF HISTORY 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Craft-making event, 2-4 p.m. Friday; ages 12 and younger with parent; free with museum admission, reservations required. History lessons for children, 1 p.m. July 12. "Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined," through Aug. 10. "Ready to Rodeo," through Sept. 1. Admission: $5, children $2. (479) 783-7841.

FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. 66th annual River Valley Invitational, through Sept. 14. "Carol Dickie: An Artist's Journey," through Aug. 10; cost: members free, nonmembers $5. Art camp for ages 4-13, July 22-25; $10 per hour session. Drop in and Draw, noon-4 p.m. each Thursday; live models and studio space provided, take materials. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (479) 784-2787.

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. "Mystic Creatures: Topiary Art Meets Imagination," 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Aug. 31; members free, nonmembers $10, ages 55 and older $9, ages 6-12 $5, under 5 free. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. garvangardens.org or (800) 366-4664.

HEMINGWAY-PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER 1021 W. Cherry St., Piggott. "Into the Wild," "The Piggott Connection," "Celebrating the Hemingways: Best Wishes From Piggott," continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: $5, groups and ages 65 and older $3. (870) 598-3487.

HOBGOOD GALLERY 101 S. Third St., Heber Springs. New works by Barry Thomas, Jeff McKay, Morgan Coven Herndon, Ron Almond. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 680-9484.

JUSTUS FINE ART GALLERY 827-A Central Ave., Hot Springs. "Summer Show," works by Donnie Copeland, Dolores Justus, Rebecca Thompson and Emily Wood, through July 31; reception, 5-9 p.m. Friday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and by appointment. (501) 321-2335.

MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM 500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs. "Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches," through Aug. 10. Continuing hands-on learning exhibits. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $9; 65 and older and children 3-12, $7. (501) 767-3461.

NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS ART GALLERY Our Towne Conference and Visitors Center, 110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. Works by 32 artists, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 680-2740.

OLD INDEPENDENCE REGIONAL MUSEUM 380 S. Ninth St., Batesville. Day camp for fourth-sixth-graders, July 22-25, $40, deadline July 14. (870) 793-2121.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. Summer story time for children age 4-8, 10 a.m. Fridays through July 25. "Up in the Air," through Sept. 1. "Hog Wild: Our Area's Love Affair With the Pig," through Aug. 9. "Benton County Crime Stories," through 2014. Exhibits on area history, hands-on area for children. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. rogersarkansas.com/museumor (479) 621-1154.

SEARCY ART GALLERY 300 E. Race Ave., Searcy. "Art Spirit Journey," Charlotte Bailey Rierson, through July 25. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 279-1094.

SPRING RIVER ART GALLERY 112B Main St., Hardy. Works by members of the Spring River Artists Guild. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (870) 856-2507.

WATERCOLOR FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOP 1:30-4:30 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through July 24, 1100 Bob Courtway Drive, Suite 1, Conway. With Sheila Parsons. (501) 205-1922.

Dance

Central Arkansas

AMERICAN LEGION POST 1 DANCES 315 E. Capitol Ave. 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Band music, 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7. (501) 372-2608.

ARKANSAS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY every Monday, Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Beginners class, 7-8 p.m. Intermediate and advanced class, 8-9 p.m. No partner or experience required. Cost: $5 per night. (501) 821-4746.

BESS CHISUM STEPHENS COMMUNITY CENTER 12th and Cleveland streets. Little Rock Country Dancers, 7-9 p.m. first, second and third Sundays; lessons 6-7 p.m.; $5; (501) 821-9353. Ballroom, Latin and Swing Social Dance Association, 7-11 p.m. first, second and fourth Fridays; free dance lessons with admission, 7-8 p.m.; members $10, guests $13; blsdance.org, (501) 221-7568. Little Rock Bop Club, 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday; beginning swing-dance lessons (free with admission), 7-8 p.m.; members $4, guests $7; littlerockbopclub.com or (501) 350-4712. Square Dance, 2-4 p.m. every Thursday, $4. (501) 490-1197.

COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. every first, third and fifth Friday of the month. Admission: society members $4, nonmembers $5. All ages, no experience needed. (501) 603-5305.

LET'S DANCE STUDIO Tanglewood Center, 7509 Cantrell Road. Ballroom dance, 7-10 p.m. second Saturday of the month, $12, first visit $5. Latin and swing dance, lesson 7 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m. third and fifth Fridays, $13. Group classes, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, $10. (501) 663-7724.

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS 6200 Aerie St. Line dancing 6 p.m.; Warren Crow and the Classics 7 p.m. Saturdays, $6. (501) 837-6766 or (501) 944-7194.

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COMMUNITY DANCE first and third Fridays of the month, Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave., Hot Springs. Lessons, 7 p.m. Dancing, 8 p.m. (501) 617-6042.

SPA CITY BOP AND SWING DANCE CLUB 7 p.m. every second, fourth and fifth Friday of the month, VFW, 2231 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Social dancing. Free lessons with $20 membership, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Friday admission: $2. spacitydanceclub.com or (501) 760-7375.

WARD COUNTRY DANCE Hickory Street and Arkansas 319, off U.S. 67/167, Ward. Ward Country Playboys, 7 p.m. Fridays. Admission: $6. (501) 605-3251.

Film

Central Arkansas

CLASSIC FILM SERIES 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month. Riverdale 10 Cinema, 2600 Cantrell Road. The Goonies, Tuesday. Admission: $5, children under 12 free. (501) 296-9955.

GLEN CAMPBELL ... I'LL BE ME 7 p.m. July 10, Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. Tickets: $25, exclusively online: arkansasmpi.org. or (501) 320-5715.

THE MET: SUMMER ENCORE SCREENINGS Breckenridge Village Stadium 12, 1200 Breckenridge Drive. Otello, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets: $12.50. (501) 224-0992 or fathomevents.com.

MOVIES IN THE PARK sunset each Wednesday through July 30, First Security Amphitheater. Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, Wednesday. Blankets and lawn chairs, pets and picnics welcome. (501) 375-2552.

RIFFTRAX LIVE: SHARKNADO 7 p.m. July 10, 7:30 p.m. July 15,Breckenridge Village Stadium 12, 1200 Breckenridge Drive. Tickets: $12.50. (501) 224-0992 or fathomevents.com.

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MOVIES ON THE RIVER dusk Saturday, Riverwalk Amphitheater, Camden. Iron Man 3. (870) 837-5500.

RIFFTRAX LIVE: SHARKNADO 7 p.m. July 10, 7:30 p.m. July 15,Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton. Cinemark Towne Centre, 201 Skyline Drive, Conway. Tickets: $11.50, age 65 and older or students $10.50, child $9.50. (501) 776-2282 (Benton), (501) 450-7558 (Conway). fathomevents.com

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES sunset Saturdays through Aug. 16, Bill Baker Amphitheatre, North Arkansas College south campus, Harrison. Outdoor screenings. (870) 391-3242.

T TAURI MOVIE CAMP locations in Batesville. Music video, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21-23, $75. Video self-portrait, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24-26, $75. Stop-motion animation, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28-29, $60. Script to Screen, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1 and 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 2, $100. Deadline July 11. (870) 251-1189.

Letters

Central Arkansas

IN OUR OWN VOICES 1-5 p.m. July 14-18, Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center, 4800 W. 10th St. Creative writing adventure for rising sixth-eighth graders. Just Communities of Arkansas event. Registration by Wednesday. (501) 372-5129.

ROCKTOWN SLAM 7:30 p.m. second Wednesday of the month, Arkansas Arts Center, 501 E. Ninth St. Poetry slam. Cover: $5. Competition fee: $10. (501) 541-0681.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. Meet the Author Series: Hope Coulter, 7 p.m. Tuesday. (501) 758-1720.

Music

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 Rodney Parham Road. Irish traditional music session. arcelts.com or (501) 246-4340.

AN EVENING OF JAZZ 6 p.m. every second Sunday, 7:30 p.m. every fourth Friday, Hall of Stars, 5001 W. 34th St. With Lorenzo "Ren" Smith and friend. Admission: $10. (501) 590-0177 or (501) 838-0205.

LOCAL LIVE 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, South on Main, 1304 Main St. Swampbird, Wednesday. (501) 244-9660.

MARK EDGAR STUART 8 p.m. July 10, South on Main, 1304 Main St. (501) 244-9660.

RACKENSACK FOLKLORE SOCIETY 7 p.m. first Monday of every month, Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth and Commerce streets. Folk music concerts. (501) 765-1131.

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION 2:30-5 p.m. first and third Sundays of the month, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 Rodney Parham Road. (501) 246-4340.

WILDWOOD ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND THE ARTS OUT AND ABOUT CONCERT 7 p.m. July 15, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St. Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin, Tatiana Roitman, piano. Tickets: $15, age 18 and younger free. (501) 821-7275.

WILDWOOD PARK FOR THE ARTS 20919 Denny Road. Faculty recital, 6 p.m. July 10. Tickets: $15, age 18 and younger free. (501) 821-7275.

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ARKANSAS MUSIC PAVILION Washington County Fairgrounds, 2536 N. McConnell Ave., Fayetteville. Willie Nelson and Family, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, 7 p.m. Monday; tickets: $39-$99. Miranda Lambert's Platinum Tour, 7:30 p.m. July 12; tickets: $44-$79. (479) 443-5600.

BLUESDAY TUESDAYS 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Newport Country Club, 703 Walker Drive, Newport. Zyndall Raney Band. (870) 972-3486.

MAGIC SPRINGS CONCERT SERIES Timberwood Amphitheater, Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Tesla, 8 p.m. Friday. Chris Young, 8 p.m. Saturday. Free with park admission. Tickets: $49.99-$54.99; ages 55 and older and children under 48 inches $33.99. (501) 624-0100.

MIKE JONES 9 p.m. Friday, Sahara Temple, 820 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Tickets: $20-$30. (479) 856-8921.

MUSIC AND MADNESS: MARK LOWRY AND THE MARTINS 7 P.M. July 11, Trinity Baptist Church, 1601 E. Moore St., Searcy. Tickets: $18-$25. (615) 236-9323.

MUSIC ON MAIN 7 p.m. Saturday, downtown Pine Bluff. Lucious Spiller Band, Billy Jones Bluez. Admission: $5; lawn chairs. (870) 536-0576.

OPERA IN THE OZARKS through July 18, Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony, 16311 U. S. 62, Eureka Springs. Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Puccini's Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, Sondheim's Into the Woods. Tickets: $20-$25. opera.org or (479) 253-8595.

OZARK FOLK CENTER STATE PARK 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View. Marty Stuart, 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: reserved $40, general admission $30. (870) 269-3851.

R&B ON THE LEVEE 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cherry Street Pavilion, downtown Helena-West Helena. With J. Holiday and Silk. Tickets: $35-$60 plus handling fees. (270) 312-0377.

RED WHITE AND BLUEGRASS 5:30 p.m. today, First Southern Baptist Church, 604 S. Reynolds Road, Bryant. Music, fireworks, kids' zone, food vendors. Lawn chairs. (501) 847-3014.

Special Events

Central Arkansas

AMERICAN TAEKWONDO ASSOCIATION WORLD EXPO CONFERENCE Monday-July 13, Statehouse Convention Center. Tickets: $10. (501) 804-6524.

BIG BANG ON THE RANGE 9:30 p.m. Friday, Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation Shooting Sports Complex, 2800 Graham Road, Jacksonville. Concessions available; lawn chairs and blankets welcome. (501) 982-4171.

CENTERS FOR YOUTH AND FAMILIES BENEFIT 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Big Rock Mini Golf and Fun Park, 11411 Baseline Road. Arcade, mini-golf, bumper boats, go karts, batting cages. Costs vary by activity. (501) 666-9436.

ESTATE PLANNING WORKSHOP 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Trio's, 8201 Cantrell Road. Registration requested. (866) 252-8721.

FAMILIES ARE SPECIAL BARBECUE BASH 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12, First United Methodist Church, 6701 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Barbecue dinner, live and silent auctions. Tickets: $10, ages 5-12 $5, age 4 and younger free. (501) 758-9184.

FIRECRACKER FAST 5K 7:30 a.m. Friday, Kavanaugh Boulevard and University Avenue. Registration: advance $25, day of race $30. (501) 221-0017.

4TH OF JULY EXTRAVAGANZA 6 p.m. Friday, Little Rock Marriott, 3 Statehouse Plaza. Barbecue dinner, food stations, music, entertainment. Tickets: $50, age 12 and younger $25, age 4 and younger free; VIP tickets $75, 12 and younger $35. (501) 399-8049.

HAPPY HOUR BENEFIT FOR THE THEA FOUNDATION 4-7 p.m. July 10, Loblolly Creamery, 1423 Main St. Handcrafted sodas, ice cream and boozy floats; coloring contest for kids. (501) 379-9512.

JACKSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 25, 9 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. (501) 982-4171.

LITTLE ROCK FARMERS MARKET 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25. Farmers "night market" 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26, with musicians and street performers. (501) 375-2552.

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. Zoofari day camps, 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Wednesday in July, ages 5-12; members $85, nonmembers $100. Safari tours, educational programs and more, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10; ages 60 and older and children 1-12, $8. (501) 666-2406.

MAUMELLE GARDEN CLUB 6:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Maumelle Senior Services Center, 550 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle. Topics and speakers. (501) 349-7212.

NIKE 5K 7:30 p.m. July 11, The Promenade at Chenal. Kids 1 Mile Fun Run 7 p.m., for ages 7-14. Registration: Nike 5K, advance $25, day of race $30; Kids 1 Mile Fun Run, advance $20, day of race $25. (501) 661-1037.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK FRIENDS OF ANIMALS 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of every month, North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow St., North Little Rock. Yearly membership: $25. (501) 758-5482.

OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL 6 p.m. today, Crest Park, Kavanaugh Boulevard in Hillcrest. Refreshments, patriotic music by The Quapaw Brass Quintet. (501) 666-3600.

POPS ON THE RIVER noon-10 p.m. Friday, First Security Amphitheater, 400 President Clinton Ave. (501) 378-3807.

WYE MOUNTAIN FLOWERS & BERRIES 7 a.m.-noon Monday-Saturday through July, 20309 Arkansas 113, Roland. Blackberries and blueberries: $20 per gallon. Raspberries: $8 per quart. (501) 330-1906.

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ARKANSAS FALLEN RIDERS BREAKFAST 9:15 a.m. first Saturday of the month, Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church Community Center, 9238 Sulphur Springs Road, Pine Bluff. Donations. (870) 247-2522.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MOUNTAIN HOME Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Kids College, July 13-25, ages 8-12. Cost: per class $40. (870) 508-6280.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-NEWPORT Marked Tree Campus. Drama Camp for grades 4-6, Monday-July 11. Cost: $75, each additional child $25. (870) 512-7844.

CROWLEY'S RIDGE STATE PARK Arkansas 168 N., Walcott. Fun for the Fourth, Friday-Saturday. Swimming fees: $2.50, children 2-5 $1.25. (870) 573-6751.

DAVID MANN CHRISTIAN COMEDY FEST 7 p.m. Saturday, Summit Arena, 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs. Tickets: $35.50-$44. (501) 620-5001.

FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA dusk today, Earl King Park, Arkansas 56, Calico Rock. Concessions available. (870) 297-3916.

FLEUR DELICIOUS WEEKEND Tuesday-July 13, locations in Eureka Springs. French-themed celebration at restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, and music venues. (504) 421-2461 or (479) 253-6807.

GRAND PRAIRIE CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE 7 p.m. Tuesday, Lonoke County Museum, 215 Front St. SW, Lonoke. Mark Christ, "General J.O. Shelby and Summer '64." (501) 676-6750.

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK U.S. 278, nine miles northwest of Hope. Reading and signing of the Declaration of Independence, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Historic building tours: $8, children 6-12 $4. (870) 983-2684.

HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA 20201 E. Arkansas 12, Rogers. Friends of Hobbs Speaker Series: David Chapman, "Prairie Restoration," 2 p.m. Sunday. Mother Nature readings for children, 10:30 a.m. every second Saturday and third Wednesday of the month. Hikes, nature programs. (479) 789-5000.

LAKE DARDANELLE STATE PARK 100 State Park Drive, Russellville. Arkansas River Cleanup, 8 a.m. Saturday; lunch will be served to volunteers at 11 a.m. (479) 890-7479.

OZARK FOLK CENTER STATE PARK 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View. Youth Day Camp, Monday-July 11, ages 8-12; cost: $60. (870) 269-3851.

OZARK MUSTANG CLUB'S 5TH ANNUAL CAR AND BIKE SHOW 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 12, Ozark Town Square, Ozark. Entry fee: $20, free for spectators. (479) 209-0554.

PETIT JEAN STATE PARK 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton. Fun and Games Day with bicycle parade, water balloon games, kickball, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. (501) 727-5441.

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Scott, at the junction of U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161. Homespun Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Exhibits of past agricultural equipment, continuing. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $4, children 6-12 $3, plus tax. (501) 961-1409.

SIDEWALK SUNDAY 2-5 p.m. Sunday, The Walmart Museum, 105 N. Main St., Bentonville. With Walton Life Fitness Center, Tennis, Zumba. (479) 273-1329.

SPA BLAST 4 p.m. today, Oaklawn, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Music, beer garden, children's activities, fireworks. (501) 623-4411.

STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS 7 p.m. Friday, Harrell Field, Camden. Music, skydivers, activities. Blankets and lawn chairs. (870) 807-1468.

Theater

Central Arkansas

ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID through July 19, Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m., show time: 7:45. Tickets: $31-$35, children 15 and under $23; show only $25, children $15. (501) 562-3131.

JUST SHUT UP & DRIVE 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Aug. 30, The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Cabaret-style theater with The Main Thing. Tickets: $20. (501) 372-0205.

NEXT TO NORMAL July 11-27, The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $16-$20. (501) 374-3761.

RENT July 10-27, The Studio Theatre, 328 W. Seventh St. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Community Theatre of Little Rock. Admission: $18, military and students or age 65 and older $16, children age 4-9 $8. (501) 410-2283.

Around Arkansas

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE STAR CHILDREN'S THEATER July 14-Aug. 8, Owen Center Theater, ASU-Beebe, 1000 W. Iowa St., Beebe. Camp for children ages 10-16. Registration: $50, through July 14. (501) 882-4493.

CRAIG DIAMOND COMEDY AND MAGIC 7:30 p.m. July 11-12, Pine Bluff Community Theater, 207 W. Second Ave., Pine Bluff. Tickets: $35-$40. (870) 535-2646.

SOUTH PACIFIC July 10-20, Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12, age 65 and older $10, student $5. theroyalplayers.com or (501) 315-5483.

THEATER TECH SCHOOL Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Flyrail, 6-8 p.m. July 10. Strike, 4-6 p.m. July 20. (870) 536-3375.

Auditions

Around Arkansas

OUR TOWN 7 p.m. July 14-15, Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Cold readings from script. Performance dates Oct. 9-12, 16-19. Rehearsals begin Sept. 1. (501) 315-5483.

THE REVENGE OF CAPTAIN HOOK Musical Workshop, 3 p.m. July 13, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Students grades 4-12, young adults and adults. Performance dates July 19-20. (870) 508-6280.

SEEKING DIRECTORS The Lantern Theatre and Conway Community Arts Association. Submit resume by July 21. Interviews after 6 p.m. Aug. 4. conwaylanterntheatre@gmail.com or (501) 450-6247.

Clubs

Central Arkansas

THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Karaoke with Larry the TableGuy, Thursdays. Jazz @ The Afterthought, Mondays, $5; Carl Mouton, Tuesdays. Open Mike Acoustic Showcase, Wednesdays. Shows at 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. afterthoughtbar.com or (501) 663-1196.

CAJUN'S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Happy hour bands start at 5 or 5:30 p.m., headline bands at 9 p.m. Cover: $5 after 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; free Monday-Wednesday. (501) 375-5351.

THE JOINT 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Karaoke, 9 p.m. today. The Big Dam Horns, 9 p.m. Friday, $7. (501) 372-0210.

JUANITA'S 614 President Clinton Ave. Indie Music Night, 9 p.m. today, $10. Jared & The Mill, 8 p.m. Monday. The Bunny the Bear, 9 p.m. Tuesday, $10. John Corabi, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $10.(501) 372-1228.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Mark Poolos, Wednesday-July 13. Open Mike Night, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Ladies Night, first Thursday of the month, free for women. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Cover charge: Wednesday-Thursday $7, Friday-Saturday $10. loonybincomedy.com or (501) 228-5555.

THE REV ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. Sizziln' Summerjam with Mike Walker, Tricia Reed, Darril "Harp" Edwards, 9 p.m. Friday; advance $10, day of show $12. (501) 823-0090.

STICKYZ 107 River Market Ave. Randall Shreve & The Sideshow, 9 p.m. today, $6. Fly Golden Eagle, 9 p.m. Friday, $7. Woody Pines with Joe Sundell, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $7. (501) 372-7707.

VINO'S Seventh and Chester streets. Valley Ray, Northeast Northwest, Stranger Strange, 9 p.m. Saturday, $6. (501) 375-8466.

WT BUBBA'S 500 President Clinton Ave. Pamela K. Ward, Friday. Hooker Boys Band, Saturday. Cover: $5 Friday-Saturday. (501) 244-2528.

Around Arkansas

MAXINE'S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. New Music Tuesdays, free. Poetry and karaoke, Wednesdays, free. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays, free. maxineslive.com or (501) 321-0909.

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