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— LOOK UP

Get a genuine old-time movie-going experience at the final Dreamland Drive-In Movie Series event of the summer. This retro movie event with cartoon shorts, newsreels and a screening of 1955’s The Fast and the Furious (starring John Ireland and Dorothy Malone) starts at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot behind Arkansas Flag and Banner, 800 W. Ninth St. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per car or $5 for walk-ins. Proceeds benefit the Dreamland Ballroom renovation project. Call (501) 255-5700 or visit dreamlandballroom.org.

2 LIFT UP

Donald Lawrence and Co., with Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, songwriter and producer Donald Lawrence, will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Robinson Center Music Hall, West Markham Street and Broadway, Little Rock. Tickets are $25.75-$32.75 plus Ticketmaster handling charges at ticketmaster.com.

3 ROCK OUT Mississippi rockers Saving Abel return to central Arkansas for a 7:30 p.m. show Sunday at The Village, 3915 University Ave., Little Rock. Tickets are $21 in advance, $25 at the door. Call (501) 570-0300 or visit thevillagelive.com.

4 FLY IN

Learn about all sorts of winged things at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center as it presents

Friends That Fly: Butterflies, Birds and Bats, Oh My!, 2 p.m. Saturday. This special program, recommended for ages 10 and up, takes a look at the creatures that take to the skies in Arkansas. The center is at 602 President Clinton Ave. Admission is free. Call (501) 907-0636 or visit centralarkansasnaturecenter.com.

5 QUACK UP

On your mark, get set, duck! for the

Camp Aldersgate Rubber Ducky Regatta, 3-8 p.m. Friday at Wild River Country, Interstate 430 and Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock. A $9 ticket gets you into the park, plus dinner and a duck to race (you can buy additional ducks at the door). There will be door prizes and also prizes for the top finishers. A portion of the ticket proceeds supports Camp Aldersgate, which serves children with disabilities, youths and senior citizens in a camp environment. Call (501) 225-1444 or visit campaldersgate.net or wildrivercountry.com.

6 LISTEN UP

Grown-ups who want to enjoy an evening of R&B and rock standards might attend the Little Rock Music Party, Saturday at Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, 1818 Reservoir Road. Guests can dance, perform or just listen to the music, featuring Marc Tucker, Charlie Macom and Charles Woods. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music from 7:30 to 10:30. Suggested donation is $8 and beer and wine will be sold. Call (501) 626-5899 or visit littlerockmusicparty.com.

7 CAMP OUT

The Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Summer Concert Series continues with a performance by contemporary Christian musician Jeremy Camp, 8 p.m. today at the Timberwood Amphitheater. Concert admission is $5, $10 for VIP seating. Park admission is $44.99, $29.99 for ages 55 and older and juniors under 48 inches, free for ages 2 and under. Magic Springs is off U.S. 70 in Hot Springs. Call (501) 624-0100 or visit magic springs.com.

8 BONE UP

Between 15 and 20 regional teams will be cooking barbecue for the sixth annual Spa-Rib Cook-Off Saturday in the Exchange Street Parking Deck, 218 Exchange St., Hot Springs. Cooking starts at 8 a.m.; from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. you can get “two bones and a beer” for $5; 2-4 p.m. the teams will sell samples (ribs and more) for $1. And at 4 p.m. they’ll be selling rib dinners for $5. Proceeds go toward the Downtown Association of Hot Springs’ Christmas Light Project. Call (501) 622-3102.

9 PARTY ON

Dumas celebrates its history and the song that made it famous at the annual Ding Dong Days. The festival gets its name from “I’m a Ding Dong Daddy From Dumas,” written by Phil Baxter in the 1920s, and the Ding Dong Daddy and Mama will be announced at the $10 barbecue dinner, 5-7 p.m. today at the Dumas Community Center, 18 Belmont St. Festival activities on Court Street downtown start with food and craft vendors, a talent show and performances, 5-7 p.m. Friday. Most activities are planned for Saturday with vendors and performances, Ding Dong Daddy 5K Run/Walk, displays, antique car show, parade and activities like bungee jumping and mechanical bullriding. The Desha County Museum will be open for special exhibits and tours Sunday. General festival admission is free, but there are fees for some activities. Call (870) 382-5447 or visit dumasar.net.

10 SING ALONG

Adam Robinson and Laura Hunt play the title roles in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, opening at 7:30 p.m. today at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St. in Pine Bluff. Additional performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and July 29-30 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $18-$22. A special “Dinner With Fuh Mei,” with food from the Asian restaurant of that name, will be 5 p.m. to curtain time Saturday; dinner-and-show tickets are $43-$45, dinner only, $25. Call (870) 536-3375 or visit artssciencecenter.org.

Weekend, Pages 31 on 07/22/2010

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