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posted: 05/07/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

1 BUILDINGS The Quapaw Quarter Association will hold its 51st Spring Tour Saturday-Sunday in the historic downtown district. The event kicks off with the Candlelight Tour (5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday) and Dinner (7:45) at Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St., Little Rock, with a Brunch and Garden Tour, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday at Curran Hall, 615 E. Capitol Ave.

Ira's Grill has a hill to climb

posted: 05/07/2015 2:07 a.m. Discuss

There's much to like at Ira's Park Hill Grill, but not everything.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 05/07/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA GALLERY 413 Main St., North Little Rock. "Eluvium and Formation: Abstracted Landscapes," Ed Pennebaker and LaDawna Whiteside, through Friday.

Fast Forward

posted: 05/07/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week azzy jam: The lawn at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., will bounce and swing with the sounds of Jazzlights in the Park, 1-9 p.m. May 16.

The TV Column: Series 2 of Doctor Who lands on Disney XD

posted: 05/07/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Rejoice all you Whovians. Your favorite BBC sci-fi drama is coming to Disney XD.


posted: 05/07/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Water park opens Magic Springs Water and Theme Park, Crystal Falls, U.S. 70 (East Grand Avenue), Hot Springs, will open its water park area, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, operating on weekends through May 17 and seven days a week May 22-Aug. 16.

Special Event: 42nd annual Territorial Fair provides day of time travel

posted: 05/07/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

The Historic Arkansas Museum, the collection of restored buildings and galleries in a block of downtown Little Rock, is a popular attraction for history minded tourists and a regular destination for school field trips.

Music Scene: Triple-threat singer Will Hoge, country's Crow at Rev Room

posted: 05/07/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Will Hoge will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Rev Room in support of his ninth album, Small Town Dreams. Admission is $10.

Music: Musical theater influences songbird's Stay Away Love

posted: 05/07/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Singer-songwriter Heather Smith may or may not be ambivalent about love. She is marking the release this weekend of her debut album of original songs, Stay Away Love -- no punctuation, as in no comma between the words "Away" and "Love" -- so listeners are free to draw their own conclusions on exactly what the meaning may be.

ARE WE THERE YET?: Paragould under watchful eyes of Lady Liberty

posted: 05/07/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Many towns have some claim to fame that sets them apart. Paragould takes pride in two such one-of-a-kind distinctions.


posted: 05/07/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

West Little Rock's 1620 Savoy, 1620 Market St., has a new owner: Jeffrey Edwards, who recently finalized a deal to buy the place from Rush Harding III. Edwards says there will be some menu changes but the food will be very similar, aided by continuity in the kitchen. Joseph Salgueiro has been promoted to executive chef, and Tim Morton, protege (and nephew) of founder Evette Brady, will remain, primarily in charge of catering and off-site parties but also keeping the kitchen running smoothly.

Selected restaurants

posted: 05/07/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Weekly listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas, across a spectrum of settings and price ranges. Restaurant reviewers' visits are anonymous and all expenses are paid by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Bargain means a meal (without beverage or dessert) is typically less than $12. Moderate is $12 to $25. Expensive is $25 and up. To read recent restaurant reviews in their entirety, visit

Tell Me About It: Family budget choice: Birthday gifts or couples therapy?

posted: 05/07/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: My husband and I have recently started saving for a home, which means clamping down on our budget. I suggested we set a per-person amount to spend on birthday gifts for immediate family. Anything above that amount would need to come out of our personal "fun money" stash. He, however, thinks it's fair to set a per-family amount, to be distributed evenly over the members of that family.

Helpful Hints

posted: 05/07/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

DEAR HELOISE: I have lead crystal drinking glasses that we use all the time, and I wash them in the dishwasher. They have lost some of their shine, and they are developing a film. Could you give me a hint for how to restore their beauty?

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 05/07/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. No matter how educated you are, you'll make it a main goal to broaden your knowledge and skills this year. Furthermore, you'll take on other hard personal challenges because doing the hard things makes you better.


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