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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published March 6, 2014 at 2:59 a.m.

CeCe Winans will headline a “Unity Concert” at 7 p.m. Friday March 7 at Second Baptist Church, 1709 John Barrow Road, Little Rock. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Call (501) 223-2323 or visit

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Art & Exhibits


ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Call for entries: 56th Annual Delta Exhibition, through April 17. “The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South,” through June 1. “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. or (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS STUDIES INSTITUTE BUTLER CENTER GALLERIES 401 President Clinton Ave. “Unusual Portraits: New Works by Michael Warrick and David O’Brien,” through March 22. (501) 918-3033.

THE ART GROUP GALLERY 11525 Cantrell Road. Spring works by Diana Shearon, Ron Almond, Jeff McKay and Louise Harris, today. First Friday Art Night, 4-8 p.m. Friday; refreshments and live demonstrations. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. (501) 690-2193.

ART SHOW AND EXHIBITION 6:30 p.m. today, Little Rock Eye Clinic, 201 Executive Court. “Vision,” art by students from central Arkansas high schools. (501) 352-0342.

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Growing Moss,” new works by Layla Moss, through Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 664-0030.

BUTLER CENTER FOR ARKANSAS STUDIES 401 President Clinton Ave. “Southern Voices,” textile works by the Studio Art Quilt Association, March 14-May 24; opening reception, 5-8 p.m. March 14. “Native Arkansas,” examples of Arkansas flora, fauna and geology, through March 15. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 918-3033.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. “Arkansas Weather Report,” paintings by Daniel Coston, Friday-April 27; reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, or by appointment. (501) 224-1335.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. “Presidential Pets” and “Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America,” through April 27. 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.

GALLERY 26 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1. “Finishing Touches,” recent works by Erin Lorenzen, through Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 664-8996.

GALLERY 360 900 S. Rodney Parham Road. “Fascination,” works by Kelley Naylor and Anna Tanner, through April 5. (501) 993-0012.

GREG THOMPSON FINE ART 429 Main St., North Little Rock. “Carroll Cloar: A Road Less Traveled,” through April 12; lecture by Greg Thompson, 1 p.m. March 15, cost: $10, reservations. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. or (501) 664-2787.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. Mid-Southern Watercolorists Juried Exhibition, through April 6. “A Sure Defense: The Bowie Knife in America,” through June 22. “Heeding the Call: The Firefighter Collection of Johnny Reep,” through June 8. “Chasing the Light: The Photography of Brian Chilson,” through Monday. 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. “Potpourri,” through March 31. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006.

LOCAL COLOUR GALLERY 5813 Kavanaugh Blvd. “A Winter’s Tale of Art,” featuring the work of Denise Luft, through March 15. 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. Women’s History Month event, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 19. “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. day-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10, children 1-12 $8. or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: “The Midwives of Mississippi County,” noon March 13. “Lights! Camera! Arkansas!” a celebration of Arkansas’ role in Hollywood, through March 1, 2015. Second Friday Cinema: A Face in the Crowd, 6 p.m. March 14. 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.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. Gallery I: “Say It With Snap!’: Motivating Workers by Design, 1923-29,” through March 16. Gallery III: Arkansas Ceramic Artists, through March 27. The Erudite, through March 17; reception, 5-7 p.m. March 14. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 569-8977.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. “The Evolving Universe,” through April 6. 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.


ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE England Art Gallery, Center and Orange streets, Beebe. “Behind the Curtain,” objects from past theater department productions, through March 14. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 882-8913.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-JONESBORO Wilson Auditorium, 2105 Aggie Road, Jonesboro. Rowher Japanese-American Relocation Camp Photographs, 1-3 p.m. today. (870) 972-2227.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MOUNTAIN HOME Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. New gallery grand opening, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday; works by the Ozark Regional Arts Council, ASUMH art students, and the permanent collection. (870) 508-6280.

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. Family Fun Day: Chain Reactions, Saturday. “Shaping Our World,” through Aug. 31. “Mud Pies and Other Stories,” works by Megan Sue Collins, through April 25. “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.

BARTON LIBRARY 200 E. Fifth St., El Dorado. “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” today. (870) 863-5447.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. Art Talk: “Reactions to War in Art,” 1-2 p.m. Saturday. “At First Sight: Collecting the American Watercolor” and “Edward Hopper: Journey to Blackwell’s Island,” through April 21. “The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism,” March 15-July 7. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. or (479) 418-5700.

FAIRFIELD BAY LIBRARY 369 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. Paintings by Bonnie Hookman, through April 30. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. (501) 884-6476.

FINE ARTS CENTER OF HOT SPRINGS 626 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Arkansas Society of Printmakers Exhibition, through March 17. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Saturday. (501) 624-0489.

FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. “Valentines: The Art of Romance,” through April 30. “Coin,” an installation by Dayton Castleman, Friday-May 25; reception, 5-7 p.m. today, nonmembers $5. Call for works: River Valley Invitational, theme “personal landscapes”; deadline for entries May 9. 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.

GALLERY 307 307 W. C St., Russellville. “The Conceptual Art Show,” joint exhibition with The Frame Shop and Gallery, Friday-March 29; opening, 5-8 p.m. Friday; some performance pieces will only be performed opening night. (479) 747-0210.

OZARK HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER U.S. 65, Clinton. “Imagination,” works by the North Central Arkansas Artist League, through April 8. Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. (501) 745-6615.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT FAYETTEVILLE Mullins Library 365 N. McIlroy Ave., Fayetteville. “William Grant Still: Composer, Musician, Pioneer,” through March 31. “Wisdom of the Ages Athenaeum,” exhibit of rare books and materials from the Remnant Trust, through May 12. Hours: 10-11 a.m., 2-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 2-3 p.m. Saturday. (479) 575-4104.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS, 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. Baum Gallery: 2014 Student Art Competitive Exhibition, through March 16; hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; (501) 450-5793. McCastlain Hall: Arkansas College Art History Symposium, March 13-14; lecture: “The Birth of New Deal Art: The Public Works Art Project,” 7:30 p.m. March 13; student paper presentations 9:30 a.m. March 14. (501) 450-3295.

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. “Divine Light: Operatic Performance Costumes of Lesley Dill,” through April 13; reception, 5-7 p.m. today. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and during performances. (479) 443-5600.



RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 7 p.m. Tuesday, Market Street Cinema, 1521 Merrill Drive. Classic Movie Series. Tickets: $5. (501) 312-8900.

SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Market Street Cinema, 1521 Merrill Drive. Reservation required. (501) 374-1957.



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



ARKANSAS CHAMBER SINGERS SPRING CONCERT: SACRED SPIRIT 7:30 p.m. March 14, St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive. Tickets: advance $22, age 65 and over or student $15, door $25, age 65 and over or student $20. (501) 377-1121.

ARKANSAS DULCIMER SOCIETY 2-4 p.m. second Saturday of the month, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd. Mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer players. Annual membership: $12. Meeting free. (501) 661-1129.

BENEFIT ORGAN RECITAL 8 p.m. Friday, First Presbyterian Church, 800 Scott St. Alan Morrison, organist. Benefits Pediatric Injury Prevention Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Donations. (501) 372-2512.

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. Adam Faucett, Wednesday. (501) 244-9660.

THE MUSES PRESENT: “CELTIC SPRING” CONCERT 7:30 p.m. March 14, Second Baptist Church, 222 E. Eighth St. Admission: $10. (501) 372-0733.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND 3 p.m. March 16, Patrick Henry Hays Senior Citizens Center, 401 W.Pershing Blvd., North Little Rock. “People, Places and Things.” (501) 758-2576.

THE SPELMAN COLLEGE GLEE CLUB 6:30 p.m. March 14, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 815 W. 16th St. (501) 374-2891.


ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-BEEBE Owen Center Theater, 910 N. Pecan St., Beebe. Symphonic Band in concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. (501) 882-4474.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-JONESBORO Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, 2412 Quapaw Way, Jonesboro. Isotones, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. (870) 972-2094.

BILLY JOE SHAVER 7 p.m. Saturday, Calico Rock School District Auditorium, 301 College St., Calico Rock. Tickets: $15-$50. (870) 373-0487.

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

CELTIC IN THE CAVERNS 2 and 5 p.m. March 15, 2 p.m. March 16, Blanchard Springs Caverns Great Cathedral Room, NF 54, Forest Road 1110A, Fifty-Six. Celtic Breeze Band. Tickets: cash $20, credit $21. (870) 585-2406.

HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY Arkansas Hall, Henderson and 12th streets, Arkadelphia. Wayne Bergeron, trumpet, accompanied by the Arkansas All-Star Big Band, 7:30 p.m. March 15. Tickets: at the door $20. (870) 230-5000.

LIVE AT FIVE 5-7 p.m. first Friday of the month, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Jazz Ensemble. Admission: members $5, nonmembers $10. (870) 536-3375.

OUACHITA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY Jones Performing Arts Center, 410 Ouachita St., Arkadelphia. Ouachita Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. today. (870) 245-5137.

PETER FLETCHER 7 p.m. March 15, The Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., Blytheville. Classical guitarist. Tickets: advance $15, door $20. (870) 762-1744.

SONGRIDERS LIVE 7-9:30 p.m. March 14, Conway Country Club, 555 Country Club Road, Conway. Lance Carpenter. Tickets: $15. Reservations only. (501) 454-1923 or (501) 548-5616.

SPENCER’S CORNER 801 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Real Thing jazz trio, 7-10 p.m. first Friday of every month. (501) 624-4976.

SYMPHONY OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MASTERWORKS II CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets: $28-$48. (479) 443-5600.

VALLEY OF THE VAPORS INDEPENDENT MUSIC FESTIVAL March 14-18, Hot Springs. Performances and workshops. Opening reception, 7-10 p.m. March 13, Ozark Bathhouse, 513 Central Ave. or (501) 282-9057.

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Soweto Gospel Choir, 7:30 p.m. today; tickets: $10. Rosanne Cash, 8 p.m. Friday; tickets $29-$59. (479) 443-5600.

Special Events


ADOPTION INFORMATION MEETING 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dillon International, 4702 W. Commercial Drive, Suite B1, North Little Rock. (501) 791-9300.

BARD BALL 6:30 p.m. Friday, Junior League of Little Rock Building, 401 Scott St. Benefit for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. Music, dancing, live and silent auctions. Tickets: advance $75, door $90. (501) 450-5092.

BLACK AND BLUE BRAWL 7 p.m. March 15, Little Rock Skate World, 6512 Mabelvale Cutoff Road. Central Arkansas Roller Derby vs. Benton County Derby Dames of Arkansas. Proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. Admission: $10, age 10 and under free. (501) 758-9269.

DOWNTOWN DASH 8-10 a.m. March 15, Fourth and Scott streets. 5K and 10K races. Cost: $20-$40. Proceeds benefit community projects of the Junior League of Little Rock. (501) 375-5557.

EPISCOPAL COLLEGIATE SCHOOL PARENTS’ AUXILIARY AUCTION 7-9 p.m. March 15, 1701 Cantrell Road. Irish-themed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit faculty development. Tickets: $40. (501) 372-1194.

EXERCISE AND BONE HEALTH PRESENTATION noon today, Maumelle Senior Wellness Center, 550 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle. (501) 851-4344.

GABRIEL IGLESIAS 8 p.m. March 14, Robinson Center Music Hall, 7 Statehouse Plaza. Tickets: $52.50-$128. (800) 745-3000.

HOPE FOR THE FUTURE 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14, Geyer Springs First Baptist Church, 9601 Interstate 30. Registration begins 7:30 a.m. Caregiver symposium presented by Alzheimer’s Arkansas. Cost: professionals and family caregivers requesting continuing education units $60, free for family caregivers not requesting CEU. Registration required. (501) 224-0021 or (800) 689-6090.

JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS 1 p.m. Saturdays in March, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. Registration required. (501) 918-3000.

JUST COMMUNITIES OF ARKANSAS’ ANNUAL GATHERING OF FRIENDS 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Darragh Center, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 S. Rock St. Admission: $50, reservations. (501) 372-5129.

NIGHT ON THE STREET 5-11 p.m. March 18, River Market Pavilion. Fundraiser for Union Rescue Mission. Participants obtain donations. (501) 370-0808.

PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road. Boater’s Education Course, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday; reservations required. (501) 367-0408. Arboretum night hike, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Twilight Hayride, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, reservations required; cost: $12, ages 6-12 $6. (501) 868-5806.

RHEA LANA CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE noon-7 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 13, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. March 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. March 15, Little Rock Expo Center, 612 N. J.P. Wright Loop Road. (501) 499-0460.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 1 p.m. March 15, Broadway and Main Street to Sixth and Main streets, North Little Rock. (501) 868-6416.

SANDWICHING IN HISTORY noon Friday, Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St. Sack lunch. (501) 324-9880.

SENIORNET COMPUTER CLASSES through March 28, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive. Fundamentals for Beginners, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Introduction to Computers — Windows 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fee: $45, student manual $15. (501) 603-1262.

TALENT SHOW 7 p.m. March 14, Unitarian Church, 1818 Reservoir Road. Kiwanis Club fundraiser. Entry fee: $100. Admission: $10. (501) 680-1876.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Sturgis Hall, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Panel Discussion: Les Miserables, with Arkansas Repertory Theatre, noon today. Lectures: “The Twenty-First Century South: What the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Tells Us About the Burden of the Southern Future,” Charles Reagan Wilson, noon Friday; Holly Gordon, executive director of Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World, 6 p.m. Tuesday; “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives,” Sasha Abramsky, 6 p.m. Wednesday; “Fostering a Sense of Fairness and Justice for People Seeking a Second Chance: A Presentation About Improving the Clemency and Pardon Process,” Robert Ehrlich, 6 p.m. March 13; “The Slaw and the Slow Cooked: Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South,” James Veteto, noon March 14. Arkansas Puzzle Day, 1 p.m. March 16. Panel Discussions: “Ending Childhood Hunger in the United States,” noon March 17; “Empowering Women and Girls,” 6 p.m. March 17. (501) 683-5238.

WWE SMACKDOWN 7 p.m. Tuesday, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Tickets: $17.50-$97.50. (800) 745-3000.


ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-NEWPORT 7648 Victory Blvd., Newport. Running/walking clinic for women, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday through May 8. Free, $25 fee for graduation event 5K run/walk. (870) 512-7872 or (870) 512-7861.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-SEARCY WHITE COUNTY JOB FAIR 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Tech East Building, 1800 E. Moore St., Searcy. (501) 207-6249.

AWARDS BANQUET AND PRESENTATION 7 p.m. March 14, Russellville Country Club, 59 Country Club Road, Russellville. Beaux Arts Academy event. Induction of performing and visual artists, Patron of the Arts. Tickets: $50, reservations required. (479) 968-2452.

BEGINNING WEB DEVELOPMENT, 5:30-7 p.m. Mondays through March 31, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Basics of HTML, graphic design Web principles. Cost: $100-$150. (501) 450-5811.

BOOTLEGGER DAZE 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Main Street, Calico Rock. Vendors, artisan demonstrations, antique cars, music. (870) 297-4129.

CHOCOLATE ROLL FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15, Marshall High School, 952 U.S. 65, Marshall. (870) 448-6224.

CROWLEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK Arkansas 168, Paragould. Basic outdoor photography workshop, 1-4 p.m. March 15; fee: $5, reservations. (870) 573-6751.

EUREKA GRAS MARDI GRAS EXTRAVAGANZA through March 22, Eureka Springs. Parades, balls, brunch. Costs vary. krazo.ureeka. org or (479) 981-9551.

HARDING UNIVERSITY Ganus Athletic Center 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy. Arkansas Regional

FIRST Robotics Competition, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today-Saturday. (501) 230-3997.

HEALTHRYTHMS DRUMMING CLASSES 1 p.m. Fridays, Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 202 W. Madison Ave., Berryville. (870) 423-3265.

INFORMED BUSINESSES: NAVIGATING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Baxter County Library, 424 W. Seventh St., Mountain Home. Preregistration required. (870) 972-3517.

LAKE OUACHITA STATE PARK 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine. Alabama rig workshop, 2-4:30 p.m. March 15. Fee: $10, supplies included. Reservations required. (501) 767-9366.

OZARK FOLK CENTER STATE PARK 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View. Ozark Folk School, March 17-21. Classes in blacksmithing, pottery, weaving, soap making, broom making. Registration fee: per day $20, fee for courses vary. or (870) 269-3851.

PETIT JEAN STATE PARK 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton. Archaeology Day, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (501) 727-5441.

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Scott, at the junction of U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161. Advanced crochet workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; $10, preregistration required. Quilting workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15, registration: $20, kit fee $10; reservations required, sack lunch. 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.

POWER PUNCH EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14-15, Cabot Community Center, 508 N. Lincoln St., Cabot. Admission: $15-$30. (501) 422-0127.

POWHATAN HISTORIC STATE PARK Arkansas 25, Powhatan. Dutch Oven Workshop: St. Patrick’s Day Feast, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 15. Fee: $12. (870) 878-6765.

RHEA LANA’S KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE 9 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday, 1080 W. Henri De Tonti Blvd., Springdale. (479) 799-7335.

RUN FOR THE HILLS AND RACE TO THE ROCK 5K 8 a.m. Saturday, downtown Calico Rock. Registration and packet pick-up 7 a.m. Registration fee: $30, students $15. (870) 297-6100.

ST. PADDY PARADE 2 p.m. March 15, downtown Eureka Springs. (479) 244-0123.

SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY 100 E. University Road, Magnolia. Lecture: “Romanov Royal Dynasty Through the History of Russia,” Elena Kovaleva, visiting Russian professor, 6:30 p.m. March 19. (870) 235-4027.

SPRING FRENZY MARKETPLACE 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. March 15, Craighead County District Fair Expo Center, 7001 Johnson Ave., Jonesboro. Benefits Community Health Education Foundation. Tickets: daily $7, two day pass $10. (870) 931-4044.

SYMPHONY OF STYLE SPRING FASHION SHOW 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Jonesboro Country Club, 1408 W. Nettleton Ave., Jonesboro. Benefit for Delta Symphony Orchestra Adopt-a-School Program. Tickets: $25. (870) 761-2747.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Workshop: Resources for Starting a Small Business, 6-9 p.m. March 17. (501) 450-5811.

WALKS THROUGH HISTORY 11 a.m. March 15, Forrest City United Methodist Church, 101 S. Izard St., Forrest City. Walking tour of downtown Forrest City. An Arkansas Historic Preservation program. (501) 324-9880.

WORLD’S SHORTEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 6:30 p.m. March 17, Bridge Street, downtown Hot Springs. Celebration activities begin at 4:30 p.m. (501) 321-2027 or (800) 922-6478.



THE COLORED MUSEUM 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, M.L. Harris Auditorium, Philander Smith College, 900 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive. Tickets: $15. (501) 975-8546.

THE WATER CHILDREN Friday-March 22, The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets: $16, age 65 and over or student $12. (501) 374-3761.

WEEKEND COMEDY through Saturday, Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Showtimes: 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $31-$35; children 15 and under $23; show only $25; children 15 and under $15. or (501) 562-3131.

WINTER SUCKS! 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Main Thing comedy trio production. Tickets: $20. (501) 372-0205.


BLAZING GUNS AT ROARING GULCH OR … THE PERFUMED BADGE 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., Blytheville. Tickets: $10. (870) 762-1744.

CHICAGO Tuesday-March 16, Walton Arts Center 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets: $39-$83. (479) 443-5600.

GOOD PEOPLE through Sunday, TheatreSquared, Studio Theatre, Walton Arts Center, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15-$36. (479) 443-5600.

THE MIRACLE WORKER 7 p.m. Tuesday, Grand Prairie Center, 2807 U.S. 165 S., Stuttgart. The Montana Repertory Theatre. Tickets: $20-$30. (870) 673-4201.

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Friday-March 16, Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10, age 65 and over $8, student $5. (501) 315-5483.



ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE 2-5 p.m. Sunday by appointment, University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall, Conway. Youth auditions; sing, dance, read from a script. Performance dates: June 5-29. or (501) 852-0702.


A BULL IN A CHINA SHOP 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday, Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch St., Searcy. Performance dates: May 16-June 1. (501) 368-0111.



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. or (501) 663-1196.

CAJUN’S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Happy hour bands start at 5:30 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 6 p.m. Thursday, headline bands at 8:30 or 9 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. Thursday. 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 p.m. today, $5. (501) 372-0210.

THE REV ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. Musicians Showcase Finals, 9 p.m. Friday. Keller Williams with More Than a Little, 9 p.m. Saturday, advance $20, day of show $22. Motionless in White, Like Moths to Flames, For the Fallen Dreams, The Defiled, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; advance $15, day of show $20. (501) 823-0090.

THIRST N HOWL BAR & GRILL 14710 Cantrell Road. Open-mike blues jam session, 7-11 p.m. each Tuesday. (501) 379-8189.

VINO’S Seventh and Chester streets. Trill Clinton event with Kari Faux, Vile Pack, Reggie Gold, 8:30 p.m. Friday, $8. Primitive Man, Snakedriver, Wartrodden, Apothecary, 8 p.m. Saturday, $6. Yautja, Pyrrhon, Psalm Zero, Mainland Divide, Godcity Destroyers, 7 p.m. Sunday, $6. Chuck Mosley and the V.U.A. with The Body, R.I.O.T.S., Chronic Ritual, 8 p.m. Monday, $7. Oceano, Within Ruins, Barrier, Years Since the Storm, 8 p.m. Tuesday, $15. (501) 375-8466.. WT BUBBA’S 500 President Clinton Ave. Sugar Creek, Friday, $5. (501) 244-2528.


GEORGE’S MAJESTIC LOUNGE 519 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Yonder Mountain String Band, 9 p.m. March 19, $25. (479) 527-6618.

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