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By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published May 8, 2014 at 2:20 a.m.

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Water park opens

The water park area of Magic Springs Water and Theme Park opens at 11 a.m. Saturday, operating weekends through May 18 and expanding to seven days a week May 23. The theme park opened in April. Season passes, $74.99, allow unlimited park visits and the concert series admission. Single-day tickets are available. Call (501) 624-0100 or visit

Prints and paintings

“Co-Opt: Taimur Cleary, Jennifer Perren and Mesilla Smith,” prints and paintings by three University of Arkansas at Little Rock students via the Learning Co-op, goes on display in the Second Floor Gallery, Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock with a reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, part of Second Friday Art Night. Finger Food, featuring Steve Davison and Micky Rigby, will perform. Admission is free; a free shuttle is available to transport visitors to other Art Night venues until 8:30 p.m.

The exhibition remains up through July 6. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the galleries and parking are free. Call (501) 324-9351 or visit

Maumelle Mikado

The Maumelle Players will stage Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and May 16-17 and 3 p.m. May 18 at Little Scholars Academy, 10910 Maumelle Boulevard (at Counts Massie Road), North Little Rock. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and children under 16. Friday’s opening night is sold out. Call (501) 492-9851 or visit

Zumbathon benefit

More than 30 fitness instructors, central Arkansas members of the Zumba Instructors Network, will lead the dance party for a Zumbathon Charity Event for Arkansas tornado survivors, 7-9 p.m. Friday at Estes Stadium, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Doors open at 6. The event will also feature a raffle and silent auction. Admission is by $5 (minimum) donation; property donations will also be collected. All proceeds benefit Arkansas Dream Center. Call (501) 562-9594, email amandawilson710@gmail. com or visit mugqc2m.

Esperanza Bonanza

A rodeo, a backyard barbecue contest, carnival rides and games for kids and adults are all part of the 22nd annual Esperanza Bonanza Festival, through Sunday at the Marion Athletic Complex, 3821 Complex Road, Marion.

Dr. Zarr and the Amazing Funkmonsters takes the stage at 6 p.m. today, with 5th Kind Band at 8 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s lineup kicks off at 2 p.m. with the Donnie Smith Band, which returns to the stage at 6 following a 5 p.m. awards ceremony. 7th Sundown Band wraps things up at 8.

A three-day pass is $15; individual day passes are $3-$10; $15 carnival wristbands get you on all rides, 4-10 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the annual festival support Crittenden County charities and scholarship programs. Call (901) 484-7752, email or visit

Freedom Fest

The Arnold Family Foundation is sponsoring the fourth annual Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at the DeValls Bluff Community Center & Museum, 710 E. Sycamore St., DeValls Bluff. Sonny Burgess & the Legendary Pacers top the list of 12 musical acts on two stages; the festival will also feature an antique car display, a bass tournament, 5K run/family 2K, all-day shuttle rides to the Fort Lincoln site, arts and crafts and food vendors and a free rock-climbing wall. Admission is free. Call (870) 998-2012 or (501) 516-6064 or visit

Organ recital

Organist Monica Czausz will give a recital, sponsored by the Central Arkansas Chapter, American Guild of Organists, at 8 p.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St., Little Rock. The program will include movements from the Symphony No. 5 by Charles-Marie Widor, Livre du Saint-Sacrement by Olivier Messian, the Sonata No. 3 by Felix Mendelssohn and the Carnival Overture by Antonin Dvorak. Admission is free. Call (501) 375-2342.

Percussion concert

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Stella Boyle Smith Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. The program will feature works by Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, David Jarvis, Chris Brooks, Stephen Rush and Steve Riley. Charles Law conducts. Admission is free. Call (501) 569-3294.




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