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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Easter sunrise illustration. - Photo by Kirk Montgomery

1 RISE

Celebrate the holiday with the 30th annual Community Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m. Sunday at First Security Amphitheater in Riverfront Park, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. The ecumenical service includes participation by local choirs and community leaders. Admission is free. Call (501) 664-3600 or visit communitysunriseservice.com.

2 ROLLS

It's Easter weekend and that means various churches, groups, parks and organizations will host Easter egg hunts. Or, for those who would rather get out of town, there are events such as the annual Great Escape Weekend & Easter Egg Hunt at Petit Jean Mountain State Park, Friday-Sunday. The weekend of activities includes a 2,000-egg hunt for children. Admission is free. Call (501) 727-5441 or visit petitjeanstatepark.com. See story on Page 4E.

3 '(THE) REMEDY'

Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz brings his cool tunes to Robinson Center Performance Hall, Markham Street and Broadway, Little Rock. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Saturday and tickets are $38-$92. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. See Music Scene on Page 5E.

• Mraz is also performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets are $75-$149. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org.

4 RIBALDRY

The Main Thing comedy trio takes aim at current events in its latest show full of comedy sketches, music and fake commercials. Orange Is the New White opens Friday and continues through June 16 with performances at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday at The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Tickets are $24. (501) 372-0205 or visit thejointargenta.com.

5 RUSSIAN DRAMA

The Little Rock Theatre Guild will stage The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday outside of the Center for Performing Arts, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. Tickets are $10, free for UALR students. Email lrtheatredanceguild@gmail.com.

6 RUN ENDS

It's the final weekend for the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre's Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook by Allison Gregory, based on the series of books by Barbara Park, closing out its run at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Arts Center in MacArthur Park, 501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. Tickets are $12.50, $10 for arts center members. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit ArkansasArtsCenter.org/theatre.

Also on area stages this weekend:

• Don't feed the plants at Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, where Little Shop of Horrors (music by Alan Menken, lyrics and book by Howard Ashman) runs through April 21 -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday with a 12:45 matinee (and no evening show April 4); doors open and dinner starts 90 minutes before curtain. Tickets are $33-$35, $23 for children 15 and under; show-only tickets are $25 and $15. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit visit murrysdp.com.

• Figuring out paternity takes a musical eternity in Mamma Mia! (songs by ABBA, book by Catherine Johnson), 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday through April 15 (plus a show at 2 p.m. April 14) at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., Little Rock. Tickets are $63 and $43 through April 8, $10 more April 11-15; $30 students in advance, $15 day-of-show student rush. Call (501) 378-0405 or visit TheRep.org.

7 ROCK 'N' ROLL

The exciting, early days of rock 'n' roll will be relived when Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story comes to Conway. Curtain time for the production, featuring favorite songs like "That'll Be the Day," "Chantilly Lace" and "La Bamba," is 7:30 p.m. today on the stage of the Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave. Tickets are $27-$40. Call (501) 450-3265 or visit uca.edu/publicappearances.

8 RUGGED

"Masculine Projections," photographic self-portraits by artist Joshua Brinlee that explore societal expectations of masculinity, go on display today in the Small Gallery, first level, the Windgate Center of Art + Design, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. Brinlee, a faculty member at the University of Mississippi, will discuss his work at 2 p.m. April 12 in Windgate Center Room 101. The exhibition will be up through April 27. Admission to the gallery and talk are free. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Call (501) 569-8977 or email becushman@ualr.edu.

9 ROLLICK

A parade, music, food, a bass tournament, children's activities, a car and truck show and more will celebrate the 33rd annual Governor Conway Days Arts & Crafts Festival, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Main Street and Arkansas 160 West, Bradley. Festival admission is free. Call (870) 894-3935.

10 'RAGING FIRE'

Singer, songwriter and American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, with special guest The Ballroom Thieves, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Music Hall, 101 E. Locust St., El Dorado. Tickets are $30-$45. Call (870) 863-4547 or visit eldomad.com.

Photo by Staton Breidenthal
Easter Egg hunt.
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Weekend on 03/29/2018

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