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The Weekend Ten

This article was published April 20, 2017 at 2:09 a.m.

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1 CONCERTS

This weekend at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena -- call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com:

• 7 p.m. Friday: Country singer Brantley Gilbert's "The Devil Don't Sleep Tour 2017," with "special guests" Tucker Beathard, Luke Combs and Brian Davis. Tickets: $34.75 and $39.75 (plus service charges).

• 8 p.m. Saturday: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, with ''special guest'' Babymetal. Tickets: $52 and $102 (plus service charges; four-ticket per-household limit). See story on Page 4E.

• 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary Tour, with "very special guest" Joe Walsh. Tickets $39.50-$129.50 (plus service charges; eight-ticket limit). See story on Page 8E.

2 COMEDY

This weekend at Robinson Center Performance Hall, West Markham Street and Broadway, Little Rock -- call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com:

• "Blue Collar" comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White performs (mature audience only) at 8 p.m. today. Tickets are $42.75 and $52.75.

• Humorist/author David Sedaris brings his sharp wit to Little Rock, 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $22-$50.

3 CREATIONS

From abstract to realistic, thought-provoking to whimsical, sculptures by national artists will be set up in the River Market pavilions for the annual Sculpture at the River Market Show and Sale in downtown Little Rock. The preview party with music, food and drinks is 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $100. There are other activities, such as tours of the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden and a food truck gathering, scattered through the rest of the event, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. General admission is free. Call (501) 539-0913 or visit sculptureattherivermarket.com.

4 COMPREHENSION

Say It Loud!, which encourages young people and adults in literary activities, celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend with a series of special events today-Saturday. That includes talks and lectures, the Literary Cafe and Live on the Lawn with the Arkansas Black History Quiz Bowl, music, creative writing workshops and crafts, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Rufus K. Young Christian Center, 2223 S. Main St., Little Rock. General admission is free. Call (501) 952-6169 or visit speakloudly.com. See story on Page 4E.

5 (DESHA) COUNTY

A Desha County family overcomes hardships over a five-year period as a cast of 18 and an orchestra of 10 gives the world premiere performances of a new, semi-autobiographical musical drama, During Wind and Rain, A Delta Family Album: 1895-1900, by Arkansas natives Michael Rice and Margaret Jones Bolsterli, at 7 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. The show is a collaboration with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $25. Call (501) 353-1443 or visit argentacommunitytheater.com. See story on Page 5E.

6 CABERNET

Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock, is calling its 19th annual Wine & Food Festival, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday in its Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre complex, a "FEASTival," with food from a baker's dozen restaurants and purveyors and more than 100 wines, spirits and brews from Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, Diamond Bear and Stone's Throw Brewing. Dizzy 7 will provide dance music; Arkansas Circus Arts will provide additional entertainment. The event also features a cork pull, raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $75; proceeds support the park's programs. Call (501) 821-7275 or visit wildwoodpark.org.

7 CRAWLY

The Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, gets creepy with its newest temporary exhibit, "Xtreme BUGS," Saturday-July 23. Giant animatronic insects will give visitors an up-close chance to learn more about bugs of all shapes and sizes. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10; $8 for ages 62 and older, college students, children 6-17 and retired U.S. military; free for children under 6 and active military. Call (501) 374-4242 or visit clintonfoundation.org.

8 CHOREOGRAPHY

Ballet Arkansas will offer a "spring mixed bill" for its season finale, "Spring Fantasies," 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Sixth and Main streets, Little Rock. Tickets are $35-$40. Call (501) 378-0405 or visit balletarkansas.org.

9 'COSMIC WARRIOR'

Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective will be onstage at 8 p.m. today at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock, part of Oxford American magazine's 2016-17 Jazz Series. Doors open at 6. Tickets are $25-$52. Call (800) 293-5949 or visit Metrotix.com. See Music Scene on Page 5E.

10 CRAWFISH

A bayou-inspired crawfish boil, plus live music and dancing are on tap for the 13th annual CARTI Ragin' Cajun Bash, 6 p.m. today at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium, West Markham Street and Fair Park Boulevard. IberiaBank is the sponsor. Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door; proceeds benefit CARTI cancer patients. Call (501) 296-3406 or visit CARTI.com.

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