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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published May 15, 2014 at 2:34 a.m.


The Greek Food Festival returns 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 16-17 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.


The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock pays tribute to the stunning colors and shapes of glass artist Dale Chihuly with an exhibit, Saturday-Jan. 5. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7; $5 for students, retired military and ages 62 and older; $3 for children 6-17; free for small children and active military. Call (501) 374-4242 or visit


There will be Greek crafts, Greek music, Greek dancing and all the souvlaki, gyros and sourota one could eat as the Greek Food Festival returns, 11 a.m-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock. Drive-thru service offered. General festival admission is free. Call (501) 221-5300 or visit


The Little Rock Film Festival closes Sunday with a screening of Devil's Knot, based on Mara Leveritt's book about the West Memphis Three, 8:30 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater, Arcade Building, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Tickets are $15 (if any remain) to nonfestival pass holders. Nonscreening events include a Friday-night party on the Junction Bridge, near the Clinton Presidential Center, and an Artisan Street Fair, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday next to the Ron Robinson Theater -- vendors will offer food, vintage clothing, jewelry, crafts and beverages. A complete schedule is available at and for ticket and pass information, visit


Arkansas Festival Ballet will stage a full-length storybook ballet version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Children's Theatre at the Arkansas Arts Center in MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock. Rebecca M. Stalcup, the company's artistic director, has choreographed the piece to music by Modest Mussorgsky, Sergei Prokofiev, Sir Edward Elgar, Igor Golovschin, Bjarte Engeste, James Newton Howard, John Corigliano, Rob Lane and Joseph Vitarelli. Production sponsor is St. Vincent Health System. Tickets are $20, $15 students and children in advance, $25 and $20 at the door. Call (501) 227-5320, email or visit


Crawfish, for eating and for racing, are the highlights at the Hat Club's Crawfish Salute, 6-9 p.m. Friday at the River Market Pavilion, Little Rock. This fundraiser for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Little Rock Zoo includes master of ceremony Craig O'Neil, music by Alex Summerlin, a silent auction and crawfish races. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Call (501) 993-1279 or visit


The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform "Mozart by Candlelight" for the third and final of its 2014-15 Intimate Neighborhood Concerts, 7 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St., Little Rock. Geoffrey Robson will conduct the all-Mozart program. Carolyn Brown, flute, and Alisa Coffey, harp, will solo in the Concerto for Flute and Harp; the program will also include the Overture to Don Giovanni and the Symphony No. 40 in g minor. Tickets are $35, $10 for students. Call (501) 666-1761 or visit


Opera in the Rock will perform (in English) scenes from two children's operas -- Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel and Jules Massenet's Cinderella -- for "Once Upon an Opera," 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library, 4800 W. 10th St., Little Rock. Admission is free. Call (501) 244-9944.


A reception, 6:30-8 p.m. today celebrates the art exhibit "Revision, Missing, Listen, Light, Fly: Drawings by David Bailin" in Gallery II, Fine Arts building, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. The large-scale narrative works by Bailin, adjunct professor at UALR, executed on a heavyweight-prepared paper in charcoal, pastel, oil and even coffee, remains up through May 30. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (501) 569-3182.


Bath time is always wet and wild chaos at the Stueart Pennington Running of the Tubs, 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown Hot Springs. This is the ninth year for the race in which wheeled bathtubs roll through the streets with their costumed bathing teams. The audience is invited to take water guns and dress appropriately for the occasion. Spectator admission is free and teams are $25. Call (501) 321-2277 or visit


Beatles tribute group The Four Fabs will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Pine Bluff Community Theatre, 207 W. Second Ave., Pine Bluff. Tickets are $45 and $40. Call (870) 535-5646 or visit

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