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This article was published September 14, 2017 at 1:58 a.m.

The Arkansas Bikers for Children’s Annual Bike Rally


Handmade gifts, traditional art and dancing and tasty dishes will welcome visitors to the Turkish Food Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Raindrop Turkish House, 1501 Market St., Little Rock. General admission is free. Call (501) 223-2155 or visit See story on Page 4E.


Janet Jackson -- that's Miss Jackson if you're nasty -- is now on her 2017 State of the World tour, performing at 8 p.m. Saturday at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. Tickets $29.95-$110 (plus applicable service charges); there's an eight-ticket-per-household limit. The arena will honor tickets for the Unbreakable tour show originally scheduled for May 31, 2016. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit or


After an extensive renovation, the Thea Foundation will reopen its doors at 401 Main St., North Little Rock, with a party, 5-8 p.m. Friday during the Argenta Art Walk. Then, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, clouds of colorful dust will settle around the front lawn of the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, during the annual Thea Paves the Way. Groups, organizations and families will decorate the sidewalks on the grounds while face painters and mimes entertain participants and spectators. Admission is free but registration is required for participants. Call (501) 379-9512 or visit


The annual construction and deconstruction extravaganza, Tinkerfest, returns to the Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, visitors can get hands-on with activities including the Car Take-Apart, Tinkering with Food, Lock Picking, Battle Bots and Costume Making. Admission is $10; $8 for senior citizens, teachers, military, Little Rock city employees and children 1-12. Call (501) 396-7050 or visit


It's not just motorcycles. Cars and trucks are also welcome to take part in the Arkansas Bikers for Children's Annual Bike Rally, 9 a.m. Sunday. Pre-ride activities at Burns Park's Pavilion 10 in North Little Rock will include a barbecue lunch, music and a silent auction. At 2 p.m., the ride heads out for Arkansas Children's Hospital. Registration is $25 and all proceeds benefit the hospital. Call (501) 920-3830.

• The Arkansas Pontiac Association presents its 15th annual Wheelin' & Healin' Car Show, a benefit for Arkansas Children's Hospital, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Lake Willastein, Maumelle. In addition to the cars, there will be food, prizes and music. Registration is $20 and starts at 8 a.m. Call (501) 416-6107 or visit


The River City Men's Chorus will open its 15th season with a program titled "From Sea to Shining Sea ... A Musical Road Trip," 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. and Sept. 21 at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. The program will include show tunes (from Oklahoma! and 42nd Street), standards with regional themes (including "Georgia on My Mind," "New York State of Mind," "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," "Walkin' in Memphis" and "My Old Kentucky Home") and an arrangement of "America, the Beautiful." David Glaze conducts. Admission is free. Doors open one hour ahead of "curtain" time. Call (501) 377-1080 or visit


Truant San Francisco teens playing an alternate reality game end up in the middle of a terrorist attack and on the wrong side of the Department of Homeland Security in Little Brother, adapted by Josh Costello from the novel by Cory Doctorow, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 30 at the Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, Little Rock. Tickets are $16, $12 for students and senior citizens; visit


Growing up playing at the family funeral home doesn't much sound like the material for a musical, but writer-lyricist Lisa Kron, adapting from Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic novel/memoir of the same name, and composer Jeanine Tesori created Fun Home. It's onstage, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Sept 21-23 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 24 at the Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. The play contains mature language, themes and situations. Tickets are $25, $20 for senior citizens (65-plus), military and students. Call (501) 374-2615 or visit or


The "opening" celebration for "The Power of Plastics: Reshaping Midcentury Fashion," already on display at the ESSE Purse Museum, 1510 Main St., Little Rock, is set for 5-7 p.m. today. The exhibit showcases handbags and accessories from Anita Davis' private collection from the 1930s-50s. Museum hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday and admission is $10 and $8. Reception admission is half-price. Call (501) 916-9022 or visit


Mountain View-area artists will open their doors for the annual Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour. Artists within 30 miles of downtown Mountain View will demonstrate their skills in everything from painting to pottery, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Maps for the self-guided driving tour are available at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Mountain View and at other locations in the area. Call (870) 615-4825 or visit

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