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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published March 27, 2014 at 3:33 a.m.


Cher will bring lots of flash and splash and special guests Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena, 8 p.m. Friday on her Dressed to Kill Tour. Tickets are $36.50-$127. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit See story on Page 6E.


Starlifter, a seven-piece ensemble deriving from the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, will perform rock ’n’ roll, pop, country, R&B and patriotic tunes in two Arkansas concerts:

2 p.m. Sunday at The Ritz, 306 W. Main St., Blytheville, sponsored by the Arts Council of Mississippi County. Admission is by free ticket; seating is limited. Call (870) 762-1744 or visit

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, outdoors, behind the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in MacArthur Park, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. Admission is free; take a lawn chair or blanket. Call (501) 376-4602 or visit


It’s a Del Shores weekend. The comedian presents a screening of his film, Southern Baptist Sissies, at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $13.50. After leading an acting workshop at 11 a.m., he performs Del Shores: My Sordid Best at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The workshop is $125 and tickets are $28.50 for general admission, $48.50 for VIP seating and reception.

Proceeds benefit The Weekend Theater but all activities take place at the Ron Robinson Theater, 1 Count Pulaski Way, Little Rock. Call (501) 374-3761.


Oxford American magazine offers No Place in Particular: A Celebration of Southern Poetry and Music, readings from Southern poets Carter Monroe, Justin Booth, Verless Doran, R.J. Looney and Ayara Stein and music by Jimbo Mathus, 6 p.m. Sunday at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock.

Cover charge is $7. Visit


Internationally acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine will head up master classes, improvisation workshops and rehearsals as part of a three-day Youth Rock Camp, a partnership of the Arkansas Symphony and sponsoring radio station KPPT-FM, 94.1, “The Point,” Friday-Sunday at Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919Denny Road, Little Rock. It culminates in a 3 p.m. Sunday concert with Pine as soloist and ASO Youth Orchestra Conductor Geoffrey Robson on the podium for a program that pairs classical composers Jean Sibelius, Max Bruch, Antonio Vivaldi and Niccolo Paganini with the Pine-arranged rock and heavy metal sounds of Van Halen, Metallica, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Rush and Led Zeppelin. Tickets are $20, $10 for students.

Call (501) 666-1761 or visit


Arkansas Symphony Orchestra co-concertmaster Kiril Laskarov and friends will play an all-Franz Schubert concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Laskarov, violin, and Tatiana Roitman, piano, will play Schubert’s Sonatina in D major, and join Kate Weeks, viola, Brett Andrews, cello, and Barron Weir, bass, for the “Trout” Quintet.

Admission is free. Call (501) 753-4281.


The first Royal Film Festival (formerly Reel Women Film Festival) will highlight Arkansas filmmakers Saturday at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. The lineup also includes films from the University of Mississippi, including a short documentary on the now-defunct Benton restaurant Ed ’n’ Kays.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Visit or call (501) 249-3169.


The American Lung Association invites everyone to test their stamina by climbing the more than 700 steps at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium in the annual Fight for Air Climb, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Of course, if the stairs are too daunting, there’s also the noncompetitive two-mile run/walk around the outside of the stadium. While the race is going on, children can enjoy bouncy houses, games and other activities on the football field in the YMCA of Metropolitan Little Rock’s Healthy Kids Day. Admission to Healthy Kids Day is free. Registration for the Fight for Air Climb is $25 with a $100 fundraising minimum. Call (501) 975-0758 or visit


Kids can test their skills on wheels and get a few pointers at the Jacksonville Parks and Recreation’s Bikes, Blades & Boards event, 10 a.m. Friday. Bikes, skateboards, scooters and skates are welcome - helmets are required - on the obstacle course at the Jacksonville Skate Park, 5 Municipal Drive. Jacksonville police officers and bike shop representatives will offer safety tips and repairs. Admission is free. Call (501) 982-4171 or visit See story on Page 6E.


Writer/crooner/storyteller Arlo Guthrie will share music and tips at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View as part of its Celebrity Concert series. His writing workshop runs Friday-Sunday, $150 with limited space. The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $30-$40. Call (870) 269-3851 or visit

Weekend, Pages 31 on 03/27/2014

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