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Art & Exhibits

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets.Museum School: Telling Stories Visually with Robert Bean, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; members $48, nonmembers $60. "National Drawing Invitational: Outside the Lines," through Oct. 5. "Susan Paulsen: Wilmot Exhibition," through Sept. 28. "56th Annual Delta Exhibition," through Sept. 28. "Inspiration to Illumination: Recent Work by Museum School Photography Instructors," through Oct. 26. "53rd Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition," through Sunday. "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.

ARKANSAS LEAGUE OF ARTISTS 7 p.m. last Tuesday of the month, North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow St., North Little Rock. Giclee prints with John Blakney, July 29. Yearly membership: $30. Visitors free. (501) 779-1475.

THE ART GROUP GALLERY 11525 Cantrell Road. Gallery art night with Brian Massey, 4-8 p.m. Aug. 1. 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," through Sept. 27. "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.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 509 Scott St. Works by Ron Almond, Bonnie Bartelson, Marie Weaver, Sheree King, Marsha Hinson, Debby Hinson, Louise Harris, Bob Snider, Holly Tilley, through September. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday. (501) 375-2342.

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. Works by Marcus McAllister and Laura Fanning, through Sept. 13. 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. 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.

LOCAL COLOUR GALLERY 5813 Kavanaugh Blvd. "A Summer Serenade of Art," Dawn Bearden, through July 31. Exhibit of 26 local artists, continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 265-0422.

MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 503 E. Ninth St. Vintage Military Vehicle Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. "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. Works by Quapaw Quarter Figure Drawing Group through Aug. 12. (501) 442-7778 or (501) 379-9101.

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. "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.

REMEMBER FOREVER PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND LITTLE ROCK Aug. 2-3, Riverfront Park. With Luke Ballard. Intro to DSLR photography, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 2. Travel photography, 2-6 p.m. Aug. 2. Night photography, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 2. People, children and family photography, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3. Advanced travel photography, 2-6 p.m. Aug. 3. Cost: $38-$51.60. (646) 736-3231.

RIVER CITY COFFEE 2913 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock. "Folded, Unfolded & Unfolding -- Cut & Paste Collage," works by Michael Church, through July. (501) 661-1496.

ST. MARK'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1000 Mississippi St. "Icons in Transformation," works by Ludmila Pawlowska, through Aug. 17. (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. 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.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY ARGENTA BRANCH 420 Main St., North Little Rock. "The Sum of Many Parts: Quiltmakers in Contemporary America," through Aug. 16. (501) 687-1061.

Around Arkansas

ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. Art classes for adults, teens, children; call for schedule and prices. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. (479) 968-2452.

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. Tinkerfest, Aug. 1-2. Paintings along with miniature vignettes of flora and fauna, sponsored by Hoe and Hope Garden Club, through July 31. "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."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. 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.

EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. "Faces, Places and Spaces," pastels by Beatrice McEwen, through Wednesday. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon Friday or by appointment for group tours. (870) 633-4480.

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. "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. 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.

HOT SPRINGS GALLERY WALK 5-9 p.m. Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 2, downtown Hot Springs. 25th anniversary celebration. Wine, music, painting, receptions. (501) 321-2335.

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. 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. Night at the Museum: An Amazon Voyage, 7-10 p.m. Aug. 2; advance $35, at the door $40. "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. Senior citizen programs: Clothes pin crafts, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, reservations required. (870) 793-2121.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. Summer story time for children ages 4-8, 10 a.m. Friday. "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 Friday. 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. today, 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.

NATIONAL DANCE DAY noon-1 p.m. Saturday, Studio One Dance, Indian Hills Shopping Center, 6929 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Dance party. (501) 833-6000.

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.

STUDIO ONE DANCE Indian Hills Shopping Center, 6929 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Free dance party for National Dance Day, noon-1 p.m. Saturday. Includes free dance lesson. (501) 833-6000.

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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

MOVIES IN THE PARK sunset Wednesday, First Security Amphitheater. E.T.: The Extraterrestrial. Blankets and lawn chairs, pets and picnics welcome. (501) 375-2552.

SPLICE MICROCINEMA 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Few, Sixth and Center streets (above Lulav and EJ's). Wednesday: His Girl Friday; Aug. 13: Peter Watkins Double Feature -- The War Game and Culloden; Aug. 27: The Third Man; Sept. 10: Ugetsu Monogatari; Sept. 24: M; Oct. 8: The Earrings of Madame de .... $5 donation. Email splice@splicemicrocinema.org.

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MOVIES ON THE RIVER Fridays through July, Riverwalk Amphitheater, Camden.Muppets Most Wanted, Friday. (870) 837-5500.

Letters

Central Arkansas

BOOK SIGNINGS 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Green Corner Store, 1423 Main St.; 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Esse Purse Museum, 1510 S. Main St.Create the Style You Crave on a Budget You Can Afford, Desha Peacock. (802) 451-6691.

FICTION WRITERS OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS 9 a.m.-noon fourth Saturday of every month, Dining Room 3, Baptist Medical Center, 9601 Interstate 630, Exit 7. All interested parties welcome. Membership: $20. fwca.org or (501) 982-1793.

FOCAL USED BOOK SALE 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, 100 Rock St. Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries sale. (501) 918-3095.

PENPOINT WRITERS GROUP 2 p.m. fourth Saturday of the month, Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, Sherwood. Discussions, readings, critiques. First three visits free, $15 per year. (501) 982-1793.

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BOOK SIGNING 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Hastings, 1360 U.S. 64 W., Conway. The Tesla Gate, John D. Mimms. (501) 329-1108.

Music

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS ACCORDION ASSOCIATION 2-5 p.m. last Sunday of the month, Franke's Cafeteria, 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road. (501) 228-7166.

ARKANSAS SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES 8 p.m. Saturday, Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. Dave Rosen Big Band. Tickets: $10. (501) 918-3033.

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.

FAULKNER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. Masterclass, 1 p.m. Aug. 1. Faculty recital, 3 p.m. Aug. 2. (773) 251-4719.

LOCAL LIVE 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, South on Main, 1304 Main St. Clancey Ferguson & The Ragtags, Wednesday. (501) 244-9660.

TOP OF THE ROCK CHORUS 7 p.m. Aug. 2, University Theater, Center for the Performing Arts, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. Hot August Night: Women Gone Wild. Tickets: $15, at the door $20. (501) 231-1119.

A WORK OF ART Wednesday-Aug. 2, various locations in Little Rock. Art Porter Music Education event. Performances by Martha Burks, Alex Bugnon, Jeff Lorber, Dizzy 7 Band, Lexington Porter. Tickets: $40-$65; VIP $250-$1,000. (501) 492-9120.

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CHOIR CAMP FESTIVAL DAY 9:40 a.m. Saturday, Subiaco Abbey and Academy, Arkansas 22, south of Clarksville. Classical and Eucharist, 9:40 a.m. Picnic. Broadway show, 12:30 p.m. (479) 530-6037.

CRYSTAL MUSIC FESTIVAL noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Board Camp Crystal Mine, Board Camp, near Mena. With Buddy Jewell. Tickets: $10, children under 12 free. (479) 243-0771.

FAULKNER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 1 p.m. Aug. 4, Snow Fine Arts Center, University of Central Arkansas, 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. Exploring Music. (773) 251-4719.

FREEDOM EXPLOSION 6 p.m. Saturday, White County Central School Auditorium, 3259 Arkansas 157, Judsonia. The Freemans, The Sneed Family, Landon Villines. (501) 388-5857.

BLUEGRASS MONDAY 7 p.m. Monday, Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., Paragould. Gold Heart. KASU-FM, 91.9, concert series. Suggested donation: $5. (870) 972-2367.

MAGIC SPRINGS CONCERT SERIES Timberwood Amphitheater, Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Skillet, 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.

SHOWTIME CONCERT SERIES Union Square, downtown El Dorado. Joshua Scott Jones, 7 p.m. Saturday. Showdown at Sunset performance, 6 p.m. (870) 862-4747.

STARDUST BIG BAND 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Arlington Hotel, downtown Hot Springs. Big band songs, dancing. Cost: $8, students free. (501) 767-5482.

STILL ON THE HILL 3 p.m. Sunday, Nebco Community Center, 17823 Marshall St., Garfield. (479) 359-2042.

WALMART ARKANSAS MUSIC PAVILION 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Steely Dan, 7:30 p.m. today, $30-$100. Pepe Aguilar, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, $24-$44. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, $69-$89. (479) 443-5600.

Special Events

Central Arkansas

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS 5-7 p.m. July 31, Diamond Bear Brewing Company, 600 N. Broadway, North Little Rock. North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce event. Tickets: advance $10, at the door $15. (501) 372-5959.

COMMUNITY SHRED DAY 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Easter Seals Center for Training and Wellness, 14901 Cantrell Road. Easter Seals document shredding and recycling. (501) 367-1200.

HAAS DEMO DAY 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Haas Factory Outlet, 7123 Interstate 30. Information on Haas machines and careers. (501) 944-1122.

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 PHOTO EXPO Aug. 1-2, Embassy Suites Hotel, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway. Trade show, demonstrations, workshops. Cost: $99. (501) 224-2020.

LITTLE ROCK RESTAURANT MONTH August, participating restaurants. Special dishes, discounts. dinelr.com or (501) 376-4781.

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. 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.

A SUMMER NIGHT AT THE FARM WITH THE BEEKMAN BOYS 6:30-9:30 p.m. today, Moss Mountain Farm, 23700 Ross Hollow Road, Roland. Signature drinks, dinner, Q&A, book signing, tour. Tickets: $90. (501) 519-5793.

WALK FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Big Dam Bridge, 4000 Cooks Landing Road, North Little Rock. Benefits Methodist Children's Home. Cost: individuals $20, families $50. (501) 906-4201.

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.

YOGA ON THE RIVER 8-9 a.m. Saturday and Aug. 9, First Security Amphitheater stage, Riverfront Park. (501) 375-2552.

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ARKANSAS SUPPORT NETWORK SUMMER GALA 6:30 p.m. Friday, Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. An Evening With Coach Nolan Richardson. Tickets: $40, VIP $55. (479) 927-4100.

FULTON COUNTY FAIR Monday-Aug. 2, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Civic Center Road (U.S. 62 West), Salem. Tough Truck Competition, 7 p.m. Aug. 2; Vehicle entry: $25 by Saturday, $30 after. Veterans program, 10 a.m. Wednesday. Free admission until 4 p.m., thereafter $6, $4 children 6-12, free children under 6. (870) 895-5565.

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Janet Carson/Bob Byers: Basic Landscape Design, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4 and 18; members $75, nonmembers $85. "America's Splendid Nature," Tim Gorman, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 1-31. (501) 262-9300.

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK U.S. 278, Washington. Summer Break Days for Kids "History Alive Day Camp," for grades 4-8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Aug. 1, $30 per day, $75 three days. (870) 983-2660.

HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA 20201 E. Arkansas 12, Rogers. Still on the Hill performance, 2 p.m. Saturday. Lecture: "Before Beaver," Susan Young, 2 p.m. Aug. 2. (479) 789-5000.

JACKSONPORT STATE PARK 205 Avenue St., Newport. "House of Light," Hugo and Gayne Preller, through Aug. 15. (870) 523-2143.

JOHNSON COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL today-Saturday, Clarksville. Children's activities, games, contests, music, 4-mile run/walk. (479) 754-9152.

LAKE DARDANELLE STATE PARK 100 State Park Drive, Russellville. Nature Discovery Youth Camp for ages 12-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-July 31, $65, deadline Friday. Adaptable Animals Day Camp for ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6-8, $65, deadline Wednesday. (479) 967-5516.

LAKEPORT LEGACIES Lakeport Plantation, 601 Arkansas 142, Lake Village. "Images of Chicot County: A Book Project," Blake Wintory and LaRhonda Mangrum, 5:30 p.m. July 31. (870) 265-6031.

LAKE OUACHITA STATE PARK 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine. Bird Island Tours, through August; $9, children 6-12 $5. (501) 767-9366.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING SERIES 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Ralph Bunche Community Center, 1600 Dixie St., Benton. Becoming a Great Communicator/What's That You Say? (501) 776-7475.

MAORI HEALERS OF NEW ZEALAND Divine Intervention Dome, 2818 Park Ave., Hot Springs. Healing sessions, Aug. 1 and 4. Workshops, Aug. 2-3. Cost: $150-$395. (501) 538-2346.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT CAMDEN 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 5, Carnes Park, Camden. Health screenings, games, art, food, music. (870) 390-1893.

NORTHEAST ARKANSAS REGIONAL ARCHIVES SYMPOSIUM 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Aug. 2, Powhatan Courthouse Historic State Park, Powhatan. "Boom or Bust: Commerce and Development in Northeast Arkansas." Registration required. (501) 682-6891.

PRESERVATION LIBATIONS 5-7 p.m. Aug. 1, Apple Blossom Brewing Company, 1550 E. Zion Road, Fayetteville. Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas and Historic Cane Hill event. Beer sales benefit HPAA. (501) 372-4757.

RHEA LANA'S CONSIGNMENT SALE noon-7 p.m. Aug. 3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 4-6 and 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 8, Conway Expo Center, Faulkner County Fairgrounds, 2505 Oak St., Conway. (501) 499-0009.

SIDEWALK SUNDAYS 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Walmart Museum, 105 N. Main St., Bentonville. Play-Doh Palooza. (479) 273-1329.

Theater

Central Arkansas

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 7 p.m. today and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. Tickets: orchestra $30, table $50. (501) 353-1571.

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 through Sunday, 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 through Sunday, 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

THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. 7 p.m. Saturday, Ozark Heritage Arts Center, 410 Oak St., Leslie. Tickets: $10, children 12 and under $5. (501) 941-4828.

MRS. MANNERLY 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, The Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle St., Conway. Tickets: $12. (501) 450-6247.

SUPER SUMMER SATURDAYS 10 a.m. Saturdays in July, The Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle St., Conway. Interactive performances for children. Admission: children under 12 $5, adults free with child. No reservations. (479) 601-5562.

THE THREE BULLY GOATS GRIFF 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday-July 31, 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Fowler Center, Arkansas State University, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Tickets: $5. (870) 972-2781.

XANADU Friday-Sunday, July 31-Aug. 3 and Aug. 7-10, Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Curtain: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Dinner 90 minutes before curtain. Tickets: dinner $48, balcony $17. (479) 631-8988.

Auditions

Around Arkansas

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Rogers Little Theater, Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Closed auditions involve singing music from the show, readings from the script and dance. Audition packet available at rogerslittletheater.org. Performances will be Sept. 12-14, 18-21 and 25-28. (479) 631-8988.

Clubs

Central Arkansas

THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. The Frontier Circus and Riverbottom Debutante, 9 p.m. Saturday, $7. 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. Almost Infamous, Mayday by Midnight, today. Trey Johnson, The Woodpeckers, Friday. Bert & Heather, Big Dam Horns, Saturday. Richie Johnson, Monday. Brian & Nick, Tuesday. Free Verse Duo, Wednesday. R&R, Funk Hammer, July 31. Happy hour bands start at 5 or 5:30 p.m., headline bands at 9. Cover: $5 after 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; free Monday-Wednesday. (501) 375-5351.

THE JOINT 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Open Fields, 9:30 p.m. today, $5. (501) 372-0210.

JUANITA'S 614 President Clinton Ave. The Railers, 9 p.m. today, $5. Salsa dancing, 9 p.m. Friday, $5. Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rockettes, 9 p.m. Saturday, $15. Well Hung Heart, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $8. (501) 372-1228.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Open Mike Night, 7 p.m. Wednesday; sign up at 6. Ladies Night, first Thursday of the month, free for women. Tracy Smith, through Sunday. Landry, Wednesday-Aug. 2. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Cover charge: Wednesday-Thursday $7 (Thursday "2 Buck Chuckle," $2 with reservations), Friday-Saturday $10. loonybincomedy.com or (501) 228-5555.

THE REV ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. The 17th Floor, 9:30 p.m. Friday; advance $7, day of show $10. !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Booyah! Dad, Poebot, 9 p.m. Saturday; advance $12, day of show $15. (501) 823-0090.

STICKYZ 107 River Market Ave. SOULution, 9 p.m. today, $5. Mountain Sprout, Foley's Van, 9 p.m. Friday; advance $8, day of show $10. (501) 372-7707.

VINO'S Seventh and Chester streets. Glittercore, Dead Anchors, The Muddlestuds, 9 p.m. Friday, $5. (501) 375-8466.

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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