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This article was published July 17, 2014 at 2:21 a.m.


Little Rock Fashion Week continues through Saturday with two major events at the Statehouse Convention Center, Markham and Main streets, Little Rock: “Brandon D. Campbell Presents Bare,” billed as “the first-ever natural fashion show … celebrating beauty and the skin you’re in,” 7 p.m. Friday (doors open at 6, tickets are $30), and “Big Night,” 7 p.m. Saturday, new fall/winter collections by top fashion labels (doors open at 6, “black and white gala style attire,” tickets are $55 VIP, includes appetizers, swag bag and seating closer to the runway; $40 general admission). All-week passes are $100, $150 “exclusive VIP.” Visit


More than 30 teams scrambled to assemble short films in two days or less for the most recent 48 Hour Film Project, June 27-29, and the project will hold its "Best Of" screening at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Tickets are $12; visit


At 7:30 p.m. today, the Breckenridge Village 12 in Little Rock and the Tinseltown in Benton will screen the cinecast of Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72 (the fourth annual "Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies"), a complete live studio performance on the Beat Club TV program from Bremen, in what was then West Germany, during the band's 1972 European tour. The audio has been remastered from the original analog tapes. Tickets and information are available online at


Singer and Disney Channel actress Bridgit Mendler will headline a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Timberwood Amphitheater, Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park, 1701 E. Grand Ave. (U.S. 70 E.), Hot Springs. Admission (including lawn seating) is $54.99 day of, $49.99 online, $33.99 for children shorter than 48 inches and adults 55 and older, free for children 3 and younger. (Season passes are $74.99.) Limited reserved seating is available for an additional $5 or $10. Parking is extra. Call (501) 624-0100 or visit See story on Page 5E.


Mentalist and hypnotist Bastille, who like Kreskin and Cher goes by only one name, brings his wife, Kaya, and his act to Pine Bluff's Community Theatre, 207 W. Second Ave., Pine Bluff, for shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $40 and $35. Call (870) 535-2646 or visit


Alex Ortiz, whose credits include HBO's Bad Boyz of Comedy, headlines shows at 7:30 p.m. today ($7, $2 "2 Buck Chuckle" with reservations), 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. Call (501) 228-5555 or visit


Youth Home will hold its fourth annual fundraising Casino Night and Texas Hold'em Tournament on Saturday in the Genesis Room, Next Level Events, 1400 W. Markham St., Little Rock. The casino portion, 5-9 p.m., will feature craps, blackjack, roulette, slot machines "and other fun-casino style games" with dealer/instructors; for $35, players can earn chips redeemable for tickets to a 9:20 p.m. prize raffle. For the poker tourney, doors open at 3 p.m. for check-in with a pre-play reception at 4. Buy-in is $50 with pre-tournament add-on for $25 and early round re-buys for $50 each, and there's a 160-player limit. All casino and card players must be 21; the evening will also feature hors d'oeuvres from Bar Louie and beer and wine from 107 Liquor. Proceeds benefit Youth Home. Visit or call (501) 821-5500.


Melbourne, Australia, is the focus of this month's "Around the World Thursday," 6:30 p.m. today in Forty Two, the restaurant of the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Cost is $25 per person for a five-course tasting menu, plus the "sights, sounds, and flavors" of the subject city or country and "special cultural entertainment." Reservations required; call (501) 537-0042.


A 1/3-mile swim in Lake Dunn at Village Creek State Park, a 13-mile bike ride on Arkansas 284 ending at East Arkansas Community College and three-mile run to the historic Campbell House make up the three parts of the 31st Mightymite Triathlon, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday in and around Forrest City. Register online at; for more information, call (901) 274-2202.


Captain Hook and his motley crew of pirates return to "do in" Peter Pan once and for all as the Fable Factory, a touring theatrical production group, stages Revenge of Captain Hook: A Sequel to Peter Pan at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center, Vada Sheid Community Development Center, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. The performance features several area children who auditioned through a Sunday workshop. Tickets are $15, $5 for children 18 and younger. Call (870) 508-6105.

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