Weekend Calendar

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Art & Exhibits

Central Arkansas

ANTIQUES ON KAVANAUGH AND CABBAGE ROSE 5701 Kavanaugh Blvd. Barry Thomas exhibit, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 664-7746. FREE

ARGENTA ART WALK 5-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, downtown North Little Rock. (501) 340-5305. FREE

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. “Texting: Selections From the Permanent Collection,” through Sept. 11. “In Search of Norman Rockwell’s America,” through Sept. 18; daily tours, 1:30 p.m. “Building the Collection: Art Acquired in the 1980s,” through Oct. 9. “Foundation Collection,” “Masterworks” and Paul Signac, continuing. Museum School art classes and workshops for children and adults; call or visit website for schedule and costs. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. arkarts.com or call (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS INLAND MARITIME MUSEUM 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock. Tours of USS Razorback, exhibits on naval and submarine history, Pearl Harbor. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Tours: $6; ages 62 and older, children 12 and under, active military $4. Museum: $2. (501) 371-8320.

ARKANSAS LEAGUE OF ARTISTS 7 p.m. last Tuesday of the month, North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow St., North Little Rock. Monthly meeting. Yearly membership: $30. Visitors free. (501) 821-4560.

ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM Camp Robinson, Sixth and Missouri streets, North Little Rock. Exhibits on history of Arkansas National Guard and Camp Robinson, continuing. Hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. first weekend of the month. (501) 212-5215. FREE

ARKANSAS PASTEL SOCIETY MEETING 6-8 p.m. first Tuesday of every month, South Auditorium, Center for Health Education, St. Vincent Infirmary, St. Vincent Circle. Demonstrations, shows, workshops, meetings. Yearly membership: $25. Visitors free. (501) 221-3559.

ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2400 W. Markham St. Exhibits and artifacts relating to deaf culture and the school’s history, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday. (501) 324-9530. FREE

ARKANSAS STUDIES INSTITUTE 401 President Clinton Ave. Rotating exhibits from Central Arkansas Library System’s art program with works by Arkansas artists and works related to the state. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 320-5791. FREE

THE ART GROUP 10840 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock. Artist co-op studio and gallery. Works by local artists, continuing. Painting classes available. Call for appointment. theartgroupmaumelle.com or (501) 771-1027.

Artistic Edge 10020 N. Rodney Parham Road. Art classes for children and adults. Works by Joan Crews and Vicki Kovaleski. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 975-2515 or (501) 554-3950. free

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 20-21, Northshore Riverwalk, North Little Rock. Clint L. White Organization event. (501) 749-9021. FREE

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. Works by local, national and international artists. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. (501) 664-0030.

BUTLER CENTER GALLERIES 401 President Clinton Ave. Works by Renee Williams, through Oct. 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 320-5700.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. “Arkansas and the Range of Light,” photographs by Paul Caldwell, through Sept. 3. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 224-1335. FREE

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 509 Scott St. “Studio 8 Exhibit,” Arkansas Arts Center Museum School students, Friday-Sept. 2; reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday. (501) 375-2342. FREE

CHROMA GALLERY 5707 Kavanaugh Blvd. Works by Robin Roberts, Robert Reep, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 664-0880. FREE

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. Dean Kumpuris Lecture Series: Janet Napolitano, 6 p.m. Aug. 22. (501) 683-5239. “Elvis at 21, Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer” and “Elvis,” through Aug. 21. Super Summer Saturdays with Elvis activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20. Educators’ Reception, 5 p.m. today. Free admission day, Saturday. Head of the Class Bash, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. “Signs of the King,” Peter Mars, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7; retired military, college students and ages 62 and over $5; children ages 6-17 $3; active military and children under 6 free. (501) 374-4242.

GALAXY OFFICE FURNITURE AND INTERIORS 304 Main St., North Little Rock. “Art for You” with works by 25 Arkansas artists, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 375-3375. FREE

GALERIE BAILEY 27 Rahling Circle. More than 30 artists featured. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 804-0194. free

GALLERY 26 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1. Recent works of John Bridges and Baxter Knowlton, through Sept. 10. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 664-8996. FREE

GREG THOMPSON FINE ART 429 Main St., North Little Rock. “Charles Harrington: A Sense of Place,” through Sept. 10. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. gregthompsonfineart.com or (501) 664-2787.

GUITAR MUSEUM Jacksonville Guitar Center, 1105 Burman Drive, Jacksonville. Vintage guitars, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 982-4933. FREE

HEARNE FINE ART 1001 Wright Ave., Suite C. “Lawrence Finney: Poetry — Works on Canvas and Paper,” through Monday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, by appointment Sunday. (501) 372-6822.

THE HEIGHTS GALLERY 5801 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Summer Birds,” Rene Hein, through Sept. 3. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (501) 664-2772. FREE

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. “The J.V. Double: Jorge Villegas and Jim Volkert,” Friday-Nov. 6. “Digital Exposure: Ross Burnham and Brittany McDonald,” Friday-Oct. 9. New exhibit reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Eclectic Collector: “Playing at War: Children’s Civil War-Era Toys,” Greg McMahon, through Jan. 10. “Reel to Real: Gone With the Wind and The Civil War in Arkansas,” through April 30, 2012. “We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas,” “The Arkansas-Born Bowie Knife and Modern Bladesmithing”; interactive children’s exhibits, puppet theater and more, all continuing. Hourly tours (except noon) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Store hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $2.50, ages 65 and older $1.50, children 17 and under $1. (501) 324-9351.

JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. Exhibits on the military from Civil War to present. Based on Jacksonville’s Arkansas Ordnance Plant from World War II. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission: $3, current and retired military $2, ages 5-18 $1. (501) 241-1943.

JETTY BONES GALLERY 16928 Colonel Glenn Road. “The Old West.” Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays. (501) 821-3448. FREE

THE KAVANAUGH CO. 2017 Kavanaugh Blvd. American Art by 10 local artists. Classes offered. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 372-3270.

THE KETZ GALLERY 705 Main St., North Little Rock. Matthew Castellano’s Tour de World, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 19. Works of John Kushmaul with Tara Stickley, through August. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 529-6330. FREE

LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 2125 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (501) 374-1957. FREE

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. August exhibit: “Impersonating the Impressionists.” Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006. FREE

LOCAL COLOUR 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. Artist co-op studio gallery. Exhibit of 27 local artists, continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 265-0422. FREE

LOUIE’s UNIQUE FRAMING AND GALLERY 1509 Mart Drive, Suite A. Works by Doris Williamson Mapes, Hazel Sweeney, Alice McCallum, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 907-6240. FREE

MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 503 E. Ninth St. “By the President in the Name of Congress,” “From Turbulence to Tranquility: The Little Rock Arsenal,” “The Sun Never Sets on the Mighty Jeep,” “War and Remembrance: The 1911 United Confederate Veterans Reunion,” “Through the Camera’s Eye: The Allison Collection of World War II Photographs,” continuing. Alger Cadet Gun exhibit, continuing. Ongoing exhibits depict Arkansas’ military heritage. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (501) 376-4602. FREE

MID-SOUTHERN WATERCOLORISTS 7-9 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Membership: $35. midsouthernwatercolorists.com, watercolorist03@yahoo.com or (501) 224-2730. FREE

MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER 501 W. Ninth St. “Southern Journeys: African-American Artists of the South,” today. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 683-3593. FREE

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. Brown Bag Lecture Series: “Arkansas at the World Fair: Promoting the ‘New’ South,” Alana Embry, noon Aug. 18. History symposium: “Civil War Battles: The Dishonorable Men Who Fought Them and the Weapons They Used,” 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 20, reservations before Wednesday, free. “An Enduring Union,” through March 1, 2012. “Arkansas/Arkansaw: A State and Its Reputation,” through March 4. Permanent exhibits: “Arkansas’ First Ladies Gowns”; 1836 House of Representatives Chamber; “Pillars of Power,” history of the Old State House; “On the Stump: Arkansas Politics, 1819-1919”; “First Families of Arkansas”; “As Long as Life Shall Last: The Legacy of Arkansas Women.” Little Beginnings toddler program, 10:30 a.m. third Wednesday of the month. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 324-9685. FREE

PHILANDER SMITH COLLEGE, Donald W. REYNOLDS LIBRARY AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER Chester Street and Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive. Permanent collection of works by black artists. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 370-5281. FREE

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Scott, at the junction of U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161. Ice cream social, 2-3 p.m. Aug. 27. Special programs, weekends. Tours, 2-4 p.m. Sundays through August. “Bacon, Eggs and More;” exhibits of past agricultural equipment, continuing. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3, children ages 6-12 $2, plus tax. (501) 961-1409.

REED’S BRIDGE BATTLEFIELD Arkansas 161 and South First Street, Jacksonville. Replica 1850s homestead, battlefield tours. Hours: daylight, daily. (501) 241-1943. FREE

ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH GALLERY 321 Pleasant Valley Drive. Works by Austin Grimes, through Sept. 5. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, before and after worship services Sunday. (501) 221-3559. FREE

SCOTT PLANTATION SETTLEMENT Alexander Road, Scott. Open through Oct. 16. Settlement tours, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, including log cabins, tenant houses, artifacts from early Arkansas farm life and more. Admission: $3; children $1; children under 6 free. (501) 351-0300 or (501) 351-5737.

SECOND FRIDAY ART NIGHT 5-8 p.m. second Friday of the month, downtown art galleries and museums. Open house, new exhibits, entertainment. (501) 324-9351. FREE

THE SHOWROOM 2313 Cantrell Road. Local artists: Cathy Burge, Char Demoro, Wayne Fowler, Jan Gartrell, Steve Griffith, Sandy Hubler, Maryam Moeeni, Sandy Newberg, Vivian Noe. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 372-7373. FREE

SOMA WALL MURAL PROJECT 1201 S. Main St. Call for artist applications, deadline Aug. 31. southsidemain.org, soma@southsidemain.org or (501) 410-4875.

STATE CAPITOL GALLERIES “Call of Duty: Arkansans at War,” continuing. Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (501) 683-3187.

STEPHANO’S FINE ART GALLERY 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite C. Works by various artists. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. (501) 563-4218. FREE

STUDIO 51 ART GALLERY 17501 Arch Street Pike. Art for sale by Trudy Kaye Lynch, continuing. En Plein Air with free vendor space. Hours: Thursday-Saturday by appointment. (501) 888-3842. FREE

THEA FOUNDATION 401 Main St., North Little Rock. “Ten Years of Thea,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512. FREE

UNDERDOG ART 1816 Arkansas 161 S., Jacksonville. Gallery and gift shop featuring local art. Featured artists: John Heavrin, Tim Byrnz, Christi Jacobs. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. (501) 838-6418. FREE

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. “Advancing Tradition: 20 Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press,” through Oct. 2. “Thoughts from China: New Ceramic Figurative Sculptures by James Tisdale,” “ROUX: Traditional/Non-Traditional Printmaking,” Monday-Oct. 2. ROUX Panel Discussion, 1:40 p.m. Aug. 23. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 569-8977. FREE

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES Library, Education II Building on campus, 4301 W. Markham St. “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War,” Monday-Sept. 24. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-midnight Mondays-Thursdays, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m.-midnight Sundays. (501) 686-5980.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. “Feelin’ Groovy: Rock and Roll Graphics, 1966-1970,” through Aug. 20. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 758-1720. FREE

Around Arkansas

1875 PEEL MANSION AND HISTORIC GARDENS 400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Mansion tours: $3. (479) 273-9664.

ALISON PARSONS GALLERY 802 Central Ave., Hot Springs. “Altarpieces — Intimate Exchanges,” through Sept. 1. “Lavender Fields — Fresh, Fragrant, Fabulous,” through Aug. 31. Works by Parsons, continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and by appointment. (501) 625-3001. FREE

ARKANSAS MUSEUM OF NATURAL RESOURCES Arkansas 7, south of Smackover. Exhibits and displays on oil and the south Arkansas oil boom. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (870) 725-2877. FREE

ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. August exhibit: works by Darlene McNeely. Classes and workshops for adults and children. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. (479) 968-2452.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 320 University Loop West Circle, Jonesboro. Crowley’s Ridge mastodon, “Living Off the Land,” “Ancient Arkansas Ancestors,” Mary E. Stack collection, “Mother Goose Revisited,” “Old Town Arkansas,” “Earthquake!” Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Donations accepted. (870) 972-2074.

ART CHURCH STUDIOS 301 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs. August exhibit: exhibit and sale from collection of Gary Meeks with artists Mose Tolliver, Annie T., Jimmy Sudduth, Richard Burnside, Howard Finster. Knitter group, 6-8 p.m. Mondays. Art in Motion Art classes for all ages and skill levels, call for schedules and prices. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 5-9 p.m. first and third Fridays of the month. artchurch.org or (501) 282-8342 or (501) 282-8343. FREE

ART GALLERY & STUDIO 120 Village Place, Suite I, Fairfield Bay. Artwork and demonstrations by Charlotte Rierson, Robbie Ingle, Van Swink, Doris Sexson, Karen Gehl, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 884-6433.

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. Pine Bluff Art League Annual Exhibit, through Aug. 25. Entries accepted for Irene Rosenzweig 2011 Biennial Exhibition juried show, through Sept. 30. “Astronomy: It’s a Blast,” through Sept. 25. “Expressions From the Permanent Collection,” continuing. Education programs for adults and children; call for schedule and tuition. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 536-3375. FREE

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS 214 S. Main St., Springdale. Art, dance, acting classes for all ages. Call for schedules, costs. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (479) 751-5441. FREE

ART WALK 6-9 p.m. each first and third Saturday, historic district, Van Buren. Displays, demonstrations and discussions. (479) 474-4114. FREE

BATESVILLE AREA ARTS COUNCIL ART GALLERY 246 E. Main St., Batesville. Paintings, pottery, photography and woodcarvings by local artists, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (870) 793-3382.

BAUXITE MUSEUM 6707 Benton Road, Bauxite. Domestic and industrial exhibits on company-owned town and industry. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday. (501) 557-9858. FREE

BAYSIDE ART GALLERY Arkansas 330 and Greenwood Road, Fairfield Bay. Works by 30 local artists. Watch North Central Arkansas Artist League members at work. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-noon Monday. (501) 825-7084.

CARMEN’S ART AND ANTIQUES 1022 Oak St., Conway. Works by artists including Weldon Ball, Kevin Bell, Andrew Dycus, Lois Girogis, Gene Hatfield, Renee James, Pat Larsen, Maryann Schigur, Gary Scroggs, Cecilia Sloat, Rand Smith. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 327-6978.

CHAFFEE CROSSING MUSEUM DISTRICT 803 Terry Road, Fort Chaffee, near Fort Smith. District includes Fort Chaffee Barbershop Museum, Vietnam Veterans Museum and Enchanted Doll Museum. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Friday. (479) 783-8888. free

CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 750 S. Fifth St., Arkadelphia. Permanent displays on county history including Caddo Indian canoe and artifacts. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. (870) 230-1360. FREE

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. Bill Clinton photographs, displays, memorabilia, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. Admission: $5. (479) 444-0066.

CONWAY ARTWALK 5-8 p.m. third Thursday of the month, downtown Conway. (501) 329-8249. FREE

DALLAS COUNTY MUSEUM 221 N. Main St., Fordyce. Exhibits include T.E. Rhine, Paul “Bear” Bryant and the Fordyce Redbugs, the War Room, geology, forestry, pioneer days. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (870) 352-5262. FREE

DELTA CULTURAL CENTER 141 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena. “Rising High Water Blues: The 1927 Flood in the Arkansas Delta,” “Rhythm and Roots: Items and Images for the Delta Cultural Center Permanent Collection,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 338-4350 or (800) 358-0972. FREE

DELTA CULTURAL CENTER MUSEUM DEPOT 95 Missouri St., Helena-West Helena. “Helena and Beyond: The Civil War in the Arkansas Delta,” permanent exhibit. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 338-4350 or (800) 358-0972. FREE

EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. “Whispers of Lincoln: 26 Days, Two Rivers, One Photographer and a Flatboat,” Millie Delphia Carter, through Aug. 31. Hours: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (870) 633-4480.

fairfield bay library 369 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. Works by Jeanne Homuth, through Oct. 20. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. (501) 884-6476. FREE

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND East Square Plaza, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. August exhibits: “The Fulla’ Brush Man,” Jan Gosnell; “Fragments of Landscape,” John Humphries; “Concatenations/Connections,” Ed Pennebaker; “The Day After Yesterday,” Duane Gardner. First Thursday event, 5-8 p.m. first Thursday of every month. Hours: noon-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (479) 925-8862.

FINE ARTS CENTER 610 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Art Jam, 6-9 p.m. third Tuesday of each month. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 624-0489. FREE

FIRE OM EARTH STUDIO 872 Mill Hollow Road, Eureka Springs. Tai chi, bellyogachi, drumming, shoemaking, raku classes; call for prices and schedules. (479) 363-9402.

FORT SMITH ART CENTER 423 N. Sixth St., Fort Smith. Artistry in America discussion group, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (479) 784-2787. FREE

fort smith museum of history 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. “Outside the Pale: The Architecture of Fay Jones,” through Oct. 14. Admission: adults $5, ages 6-15 $2, ages 6 and under free. (479) 783-7841.

GALLERY DRIVE 5-8 p.m. last Saturday of the month, galleries around Heber Springs. Call for details. Maps available at Chamber of Commerce, 1001 W. Main St., Heber Springs. (870) 251-1189 or (501) 206-2233. FREE

GANN MUSEUM 218 S. Market St., Benton. Early Saline County exhibit, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday or by appointment. (501) 778-5513. FREE

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $8.75, ages 55 and older $7.75, children 6-12 $4.50. garvangardens.org or (800) 366-4664.

GOOD OLD DAYS VINTAGE MOTORCAR MUSEUM 501 W. Main St., Hardy. Antique, classic and collectible cars. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5, children 12 and under $2.50. (870) 856-4884.

GRANT COUNTY MUSEUM 521 Shackleford Road, Sheridan. Civil War Red River Expedition gallery, World War II gallery, Arkla Gas gallery, Vietnam War exhibit, Grant County history exhibit, antique cars. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $3, students $1. (870) 942-4496.

HELENA SECOND SATURDAYS 5-8 p.m. second Saturday of the month through November, Cherry Street, downtown Helena-West Helena. Artist demonstrations, sales, music. (571) 236-0492. FREE

HEMINGWAY-PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER 1021 W. Cherry St., Piggott. “The Piggott Connection,” “Celebrating the Hemingways: Best Wishes From Piggott,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: $5, groups and ages 65 and older $3. (870) 598-3487.

HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY Arkadelphia. Huie Library: hours, 7:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m.-midnight Sunday. (870) 230-5036. FREE

HOMESTEAD FINE ART GALLERY 8475 Edgemont Road, Greers Ferry. Works by Sandra Seaton, Vernon and Alice Driskill, Keith Conaway, Charlotte Rierson, Sheila Parsons, Colin Wetherelt, Mary Ann Stafford and Richard Scarbourgh, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. (501) 825-7944. FREE

HOPE VISITOR CENTER AND MUSEUM South Main and Division streets, Hope. Restored 1912 train depot and railroad memorabilia, President Clinton memorabilia and Hope’s famous watermelons. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (870) 722-2580. FREE

HOT SPRINGS INVITATIONAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION through Aug. 22, lawns along Bathhouse Row, downtown Hot Springs. (501) 321-6811. FREE

JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY 318 S. First St., Rogers. Works by Johnathan Harris, through Aug. 31. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday by appointment. (479) 631-8706. FREE

LINDA PALMER GALLERY 800 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Works by Doyle Young, Peter Lippincott, Ellen Alderson, Sara Tole, Jan Leek and Linda Palmer. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 620-3063. FREE

MATILDA AND KARL PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND STUDY CENTER 1071 Heritage Park Drive, Piggott. Tours include early 1930s Tudor Revival home, natural gardens, American Indian artifacts and mineral collection, library, A Face in the Crowd storyboard, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 598-3228. FREE

MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM 500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs. “Strange Matter,” through Oct. 30. Continuing hands-on learning exhibits. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Admission: $9; ages 62 and older and children ages 2-12, $7. (501) 767-3461.

MITCHELL’S FOLLY ANTIQUES AND FINE ART 130 Spring St., Eureka Springs. Drawings, prints and paintings by Louis and Elsie Freund and other Arkansas artists, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday. (479) 253-7030. FREE

THE MUSEUM OF AUTOMOBILES Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton. Antique, classic and collectible automobiles. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $7, ages 65 and over $6.50, students ages 6-17 $3.50, children age 5 and under free with adult. (501) 727-5427.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART 425 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Works by Renzo and Tuan. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission: $5, 12 and under free. (501) 609-9966.

MUSEUM OF REGIONAL HISTORY 219 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana. Scott Joplin exhibit, permanent. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $5, ages 65 and older $4, students $3.50. (903) 793-4831.

PINE BLUFF ART LEAGUE GALLERY Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 300 W. Second Ave., Pine Bluff. Works by Pine Bluff Art League members, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (870) 534-1699. FREE

PINE BLUFF/JEFFERSON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 201 E. Fourth St., Pine Bluff. Exhibits on the Civil War, World Wars I and II, waterfowl, the Victorian era, pioneer days, American Indians, black history and dolls. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (870) 541-5402. FREE

QUEEN ANNE MANSION HOUSE MUSEUM 115 W. Van Buren St., Eureka Springs. Decorative arts, art gallery, architecture. Tours: self-guided $15, docent-led $25. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Monday, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. (479) 363-6291.

RICIANO ART GALLERY 833 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture by local, national and international artists. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (501) 339-3751. free

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. “What’s Cookin’? Two Centuries of American Foodways,” through Aug. 20. “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers,” through Sept. 3. “Buried Dreams” and “Building Rogers,” through 2011. Exhibits on area history, hands-on area for children, guided tours of 1895 Hawkins House, research library. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. rogersarkansas.com/museum or (479) 621-1154. FREE

ST. FRANCIS COUNTY MUSEUM 603 Front St., Forrest City. American Indian pottery, prehistoric artifacts, black history, military history. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (870) 261-1744. FREE

SEVIER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 717 N. Maple St., De Queen. Historic artifacts and crafts from Arkansas, continuing. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday; groups by appointment only. (870) 642-6642. FREE

SOUTHERN TENANT FARMERS UNION MUSEUM Chicago and Frisco streets, Tyronza. Exhibits on tenant farming. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5, ages 65 and older $3. (870) 972-2803.

SOUTH WEST ARTISTS INC. Studio Gallery 607 Mena St., Mena. Continuing display of paintings, photography, woodcarving, pottery and other art. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (479) 394-3880. FREE

STUTTGART AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM 921 Fourth St., Stuttgart. Exhibits on the history of agriculture on the prairie. Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 673-7001. FREE

SUDS GALLERY 312 Aplin Ave., Perryville. Works by local artists. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. (501) 766-7584.

TEX-ARK ANTIQUE AUTO MUSEUM 217 Laurel St., Texarkana. Display of vehicles. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. (870) 772-2886 or (870) 542-7725. FREE

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER Fine Arts Building, Fayetteville. “The Journey,” Michael B. Platt, Aug. 22-Sept. 30; lecture, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (479) 575-7987.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS STUDENT GALLERY 114 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. “Forming Function: Furniture Designs from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture,” through Sept. 2; closing reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 2. Hours: through Aug. 20: 1-6 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; starting Aug. 25: 2-6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (479) 273-5305.


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ARKANSAS CHAPTER PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS 4521 W. 65th St. Weekly dance, 8-11 p.m. every Saturday. Dance instruction and social hour, 7 p.m. Cost: members $5, nonmembers $6. (501) 568-4476.

BELLY DANCE CLASSES Unity Church, 2610 Reservoir Road. Beginner belly dance with Raye, 6-7 p.m. $10 an hour for six weeks. captivegoddess@yahoo.com or (501) 554-1200.

BESS CHISUM STEPHENS COMMUNITY CENTER 12th and Cleveland streets. Little Rock Country Dancers, 7-9 p.m. first, second and third Sundays; lessons 6-7 p.m.; $5; (501) 821-9353. Ballroom, Latin and Swing Social Dance Association, 7-11 p.m. first, second and fourth Fridays; free dance lessons with admission, 7-8 p.m.; members $10, guests $13; blsdance.org, (501) 664-4268. Little Rock Bop Club, 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday; beginning swing-dance lessons (free with admission), 7-8 p.m.; members $2, guests $5; (501) 690-0864. Square Dance, 2-4 p.m. every Thursday, $3. (501) 490-1197.

BURNS PARK DANCING 7-10 p.m. third Saturday of the month, Burns Park Hospitality House, Burns Park, North Little Rock. Polka, waltz and potluck supper. Admission: $10. (501) 680-2994.

COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. every first, third and fifth Friday of the month. Admission: society members $4, nonmembers $5. All ages, no experience needed. (501) 603-5305.

THE COUNTRY PLACE 101 Hudson St., Jacksonville. Dancing, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Family entertainment, no alcohol. Admission: $3. (501) 539-0448 or (501) 680-9415.

HANK’S STATION COUNTRY HALL 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Arkansas 107, across from Little Rock Air Force Base. Family entertainment, line dancing. No alcohol. Call for directions. Admission: $5. (501) 397-5583 or (501) 730-5013.

IRISH DANCE CLASSES every Wednesday and Thursday, Parkwood Center, 6805 W. 12th St., Suite C. Beginning to advanced, hard and soft shoe; children, adults. Instructor: Judy McCafferty. Cost: $10 per week. (501) 851-3979.

IRISH DANCE CLASSES 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, 3411 Idlewild Ave., North Little Rock; 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. every Saturday, 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Dancers’ Studio, 3515 Old Cantrell Road; 6 p.m. every Thursday, 11:30 a.m. every Saturday, 22 Campden Hill Road, Sherwood. Beginning to advanced adults, teens, children, soft shoe, hard shoe, group. Country set dancing for adults Tuesday nights, $10 per class. Instructor: Mary Rose O’Donovan Fansler. Cost: $40 per month. (501) 834-1479.

JACKSONVILLE SENIOR CENTER 100 Victory Circle, Jacksonville. Weekly dance, 7-9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Cost: $5. (501) 982-7532.

THE LEGION 315 E. Capitol Ave. Dance with Warren Crow, 7-11 p.m. every Sunday. Pig & Whistle with Alex Ward, 3 p.m. every second Sunday. Bop at the Legion with Scotty Mack, 3 p.m. every fourth Sunday. Smoke-free. Parking-lot attendant on duty. All events $5 unless otherwise indicated. (501) 372-8762.

LET’S DANCE 7509 Cantrell Road. Beginner Country Western Two-Step Class, 7 p.m. Mondays. Silver Waltz for couples, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (501) 663-7724. Arkansas Ballroom Dance Association, 8-11 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays. Latin dancing, third and fifth Fridays. Admission: members $7, guests $10. (501) 227-7858 or (501) 821-2086. Beginner ballroom class, 7-8 p.m. every Monday, intermediate class 8-9 p.m. Mondays. (501) 663-7724.

THE NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS Saturday, Shuffles & Ballet II, 1521 Merrill Drive. Ballet Arkansas production, Dec. 8-11. Age 6, 10 a.m. Ages 7-9, 11:30 a.m. Ages 10-12, 1 p.m. Ages 13-18, 2 p.m. Adults, 3:30 p.m. Audition fee: $20. (501) 223-5150.

OAK GROVE JAMBOREE 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, 10502 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock. Uptown country and old-time rock ’n’ roll. No drinking or smoking. Admission $4. (501) 690-4190.

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BENTON SENIOR ADULT CENTER South and Jefferson streets, Benton. Dance 7-10 p.m. every Tuesday. Admission: $5; no alcohol. (501) 776-0255.

BILL’S COUNTRY DANCE U.S. 67, Exit 25, to Arkansas 319, Ward. CMC Band, 7-10 p.m. Fridays, $5. Alcohol-free. (501) 726-3657 or (501) 327-2396.

COMMUNITY DANCE first and third Fridays of the month, Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave., Hot Springs. Lessons, 7 p.m. Dancing, 8 p.m. (501) 617-6042.

CORONADO CENTER Hot Springs Village. Village A-Team square dancers, 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday. Level: advanced. Cost: $5. DeSoto Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Thursday. Level: Mainstream/Plus. Cost: $5. Both with caller Dave Towry. hsvsquaredance.org or (501) 922-3513.

COUNTRY DANCE 7 p.m. Fridays, American Legion, Olive Street, Malvern. Classic country and early rock music. No alcohol, drugs, smoking. (870) 718-9440.

COUNTRY MUSIC CONNECTION 173 Arkansas 11, between Morning Sun and Higginson. Dancing, 7-10 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: $5. (501) 593-5372.

DANCE LESSONS 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, North Forty Club, Interstate 40 and Arkansas 7, Russellville. Swing, ballroom, Cajun, line, circle and couples dances. Bands follow at 9:30 p.m. for open dancing. Taught by Joy Murphy. Admission: $4. (479) 968-1620.

FAULKNER COUNTY SENIOR CENTER 1620 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Country dance, 6:30-9 p.m. Fridays. Family atmosphere. Country and rockabilly music by Route 66. Potluck dinner third Friday of the month. Admission: $4. (501) 327-2895.

FRIDAY DANCE 7-10 p.m. Fridays, 4-H Building, 1407 Arkansas 270 W., Malvern. With Jesse Lantz and Vintage Highway Band. Admission: $5. (501) 291-5964.

HAPPY FEET DANCE CLUB 7-10 p.m. every Friday, Senior Center, Dave Creek Parkway and Snead Drive, Fairfield Bay. For singles, families, senior citizens. Donations accepted. (501) 884-6662. FREE

HOME FOLKS’ JAMBOREE 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, 1410 N. Beech St., Beebe. Country music, two-step, waltz, 1950s rock ’n’ roll. Cover: $4, children under 12 $1.50. (501) 882-3597.

HULA DANCE 11 a.m. Saturdays, outside Lost Springs golf area, 2501 N. 22nd St., Rogers. For active adults. (941) 323-6565.

MERRY MIXERS DANCE CLUB Coronado Center, Hot Springs Village. The Mullens Band, 7-10 p.m. first Saturday of the month, $7.50. Third Saturday of the month, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $10. (501) 922-1709.

NEW HOT SPRINGS SINGLES CLUB 6 p.m. every Friday, Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant, 1607 Albert Pike, Hot Springs. Dinner followed by socializing and dancing. (501) 922-9221. FREE

NORTH PLAZA DANCE 1515 N. Business 9, Morrilton. Farris Holliman and the Rhythm Masters, 7-10 p.m. every Saturday. No smoking or alcohol. Admission: $4. (501) 354-1667.

SOPHISTICATED LADIES TAP AND JAZZ Mondays and Wednesdays, Riordan Hall, Bella Vista. Men and women of all skill levels. Call for class schedules. (479) 876-1324, (479) 876-5654 or (479) 876-1355.

SPA CITY BOP AND SWING DANCE CLUB 7 p.m. every second, fourth and fifth Friday of the month, VFW, 2231 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Social dancing. Free lessons with $20 membership, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Friday admission: $2. spacitydanceclub.com or (501) 760-7375.

SUGARLOAF DANCE CENTER 7-10 p.m. every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, Arkansas 110 E., Heber Springs. Country and rock music. Family atmosphere. No drinking or smoking. Donations accepted. (501) 206-0826. FREE


Central Arkansas

CLASSIC FILM SERIES 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month. Market Street Cinema, 1521 Merrill Drive. Admission: $5, children under 12 free. (501) 312-8900.

DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL 2011: BIG, LOUD & LIVE 8 5:30 p.m. today, Breckenridge Village, 1200 Breckenridge Drive; Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton. Broadcast of taped concert performance. Breckenridge tickets: $18. Benton tickets: $17, ages 65 and older and students $16, children $15. fathomevents.com or (501) 224-0990 (Breckenridge) or (501) 776-2282 (Benton).

RIFFTRAX LIVE: JACK THE GIANT KILLER 7 p.m. Wednesday, Breckenridge Village, 1200 Breckenridge Drive; Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton. Broadcast of taped concert performance. Breckenridge tickets: $12.50. Benton tickets: $11.50, ages 65 and older and students $10.50, children $9.50. fathomevents.com or (501) 224-0990 (Breckenridge) or (501) 776-2282 (Benton).

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CONWAY FILM FESTIVAL ENTRIES deadline 5 p.m. Sept. 23, Conway Film Festival, Attention: Kim Risi, University of Central Arkansas, department of mass communication and theater, 201 Donaghey Ave., Stanley Russ Hall, Room 216, Conway, Ark. 72035. Short films, 30 minutes or less. Entry: $15, students $10. conwayfilmfestival@gmail.com or (870) 530-1543.

DRUM CORPS INTERNATIONAL 2011: BIG, LOUD & LIVE 8 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cinemark Towne Centre, 201 Skyline Drive, Conway. Broadcast of taped concert performance. Tickets: $17, ages 65 and older and students $16, children $15. fathomevents.com or (501) 450-7558.

RIFFTRAX LIVE: JACK THE GIANT KILLER 7 p.m. Wednesday, Cinemark Towne Centre, 201 Skyline Drive, Conway. Broadcast of taped concert performance. Tickets: $11.50, ages 65 and older and students $10.50, children $9.50. fathomevents.com or (501) 450-7558.


Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS BOOK AND PAPER SHOW 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. Arkansas Antiquarian Booksellers Association show. Admission: $5. (501) 590-0071.

BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS 11500 Financial Centre Parkway. Storytime, 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Orient Express Club, 6 p.m. first Sunday of every month. Churlish Knaves Book Club, 7 p.m. last Monday of every month. The Reel Bookclub, 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday of every month. (501) 954-7646. FREE

CENTRAL ARKANSAS LIBRARY SYSTEM’S MAIN LIBRARY 100 Rock St. Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries Knit & Stitch Lunch Series, noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays. Baby Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Teen Wii World, 4 p.m. Mondays. Saturday Afternoon Fun, 3 p.m. Saturdays. (501) 918-3000. FREE

FICTION WRITERS OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS 9 a.m.-noon fourth Saturday of every month, Gilbreath Conference Center, Baptist Medical Center, 9601 Interstate 630, Exit 7. All interested parties welcome. Membership: $20. fwca.org or (501) 982-1793.

PENPOINT WRITERS GROUP 2 p.m. fourth Saturday of the month, Amy Sanders Library, 31 Shelby Drive, Sherwood. Discussions, readings, critiques. First three visits free, $15 per year. (501) 982-1793.

RIVER MARKET POETS 10 a.m.-noon every second Saturday, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. (501) 603-0290. FREE

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JITTERBUG COFFEEHOUSE 111 W. Main St., Heber Springs. Poetry readings, 7 p.m. second Friday of the month. (501) 827-0363. FREE

THAT BOOKSTORE IN BLYTHEVILLE 316 W. Main St., Blytheville. Uplifting Book Club meeting, 2 p.m. every second Sunday. (870) 763-3333. FREE


Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of the month, Khalil’s Pub, 110 S. Shackleford Road. Musicians welcome. Must be 21. arcelts.com or (501) 602-5508. FREE

ARKANSAS DULCIMER SOCIETY 2-4 p.m. second Saturday of the month, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd. Mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer players. Annual membership: $12. Meeting free. (501) 661-1129.

BREAKOUT KARAOKE & DANCE 6-9 p.m. Sundays, Shorty Small’s, 4317 Warden Road, North Little Rock. (501) 753-8111. 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Casa Mexicana, 13120 Crystal Hill Road, Maumelle. (501) 812-2074. 9 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 Rodney Parham Road. (501) 246-4340. 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, American Pie Pizza, 4830 North Hills Blvd., North Little Rock. (501) 753-0081. FREE

AN EVENING OF JAZZ 6 p.m. every second Sunday, 7:30 p.m. every fourth Friday, Hall of Stars, 5001 W. 34th St. With Lorenzo “Ren” Smith and friend. Admission: $10. (501) 590-0177 or (501) 838-0205.

JAZZ BRUNCH 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Nugent Hall, Philander Smith College, 900 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive. Honoring Marquis Hunt and Rodney Block. Tickets: advance $40, at the door $50. (501) 370-5279 or (501) 370-5271.

JIMBO MATHUS & THE TRI-STATE COALITION post-game show, Saturday, Dickey-Stephens Park, North Little Rock. Tickets: $6-$12. (501) 664-1555.

LIVE AT LAMAN 7 p.m. second Thursday of the month, William F. Laman Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. Bob Boyds Sounds, today. (501) 758-1720. FREE

RACKENSACK FOLKLORE SOCIETY 7 p.m. first Monday of every month, Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth and Commerce streets. Folk music concerts. (501) 765-1131. FREE

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION 2:30-5:30 p.m. first Sunday of the month, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 Rodney Parham Road. Open to all musicians. (501) 246-4340. FREE

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ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 7-9 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month, Something Brewing, 1156 Front St., Conway. Musicians welcome. arcelts.com or (501) 602-5508. FREE

ARTCHURCH STUDIO 301 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs. Arthouse Cafe open mic, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, free. artchurch.org or (501) 463-9890.

BEN COULTER 5-9 p.m. Fridays, Crosswalk, 2714 Central Ave., Hot Springs. (870) 918-4166. FREE

BLUEGRASS MONDAY 7 p.m. fourth Monday of every month, January-November, Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., Paragould. KASU-FM, 91.9, concert series. Suggested donation: $5. (870) 972-2367.

BLUESDAY TUESDAYS 7 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, Newport Country Club, 703 Walker Drive, Newport. (870) 972-3486. FREE

CALL FOR MEMBERS Pine Bluff Community Band. Rehearsals 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, Sixth and Chestnut streets, Pine Bluff. pbcb.org or (870) 543-9917 or (870) 718-7087.

CALL FOR MEMBERS Van Buren County Community Band. Rehearsals every Monday, Clinton High School band room, 851 Yellowjacket Lane, Clinton. (501) 745-3633.

CRIST FAMILY 8 p.m. Saturday, City Park, Cave City. (501) 729-0474. FREE

AN EVENING WITH GRADY NICHOLS 7:15 p.m. Saturday, The Arlington Resort Hotel/Spa, 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Jazz concert benefits Lupus Foundation of America. Tickets: advance $20, at the door $25. (501) 525-9380.

FAMILY BLUEGRASS WEEKEND Aug. 19-21, Basin Park, downtown Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7333. FREE

THE FRONTPORCH STAGE downtown Mount Ida. Happenstance, 7 p.m. Saturday. (870) 867-2761. FREE

GEORGE’S MAJESTIC LOUNGE 519 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Blues Jam with Oreo Blue, 8 p.m.-midnight first Wednesday of every month, $3. (479) 527-6618.

JUMP, JIVE & JAMFEST 8 p.m. Aug. 20, Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana. Featuring Jawbone. Tickets: advance $15, day of show $20, backstage passes and pre-show party $35. (903) 792-4992.

KEITH URBAN 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Convocation Center, Arkansas State University, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. With Jake Owen. Tickets: $25-$55. (870) 972-2781.

KORNER KAFE 20204 U.S. 62, Gateway. Jazz, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays. (479) 721-5370. FREE

LIVE AT FIVE Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Classical Jazz, 5-7 p.m. Friday. Admission: members $5, nonmembers $10. (870) 536-3375.

MAGIC SPRINGS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Casting Crowns, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: general free, reserved $5, VIP $10. Park admission: $39.99, under 48 inches or ages 55 and older $29.99; season pass $69.99. (501) 624-0100.

MAIN STREET SINGER SEARCH AUDITIONS 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25, Creekside Loft, 119 Woodland Hills Drive, Hardy. Compete for CD recording package and release party. Fee: $25. (870) 856-3571.

MARK TRAMMELL QUARTET 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Stanfill Baptist Church, 12905 Fortson Road, Jacksonville. (501) 729-0474.

OAKLAWN Hot Springs. Music in Pop’s Lounge, 8 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, free. (800) 625-5296.

SPENCER’S CORNER 801 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Real Thing jazz trio, 7-10 p.m. first Friday of every month. (501) 624-4976. FREE

TERRY BIG BAND 7 p.m. Aug. 20, Riordan Hall, Bella Vista. Benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates of Northwest Arkansas. Donations accepted. (479) 725-2213. FREE

UCA COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Summer classes in variety of instruments for adults and children. Call for schedule and tuition. (501) 450-5755 or (501) 450-3672.

WILLIAM CARL GARNER VISITOR CENTER Arkansas 25, west of Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs. Performance by J.C. Bonds and Friends, 7 p.m. Saturday, limited seating. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. (501) 362-9067. FREE

Special Events

Central Arkansas

AARP cHAPTER 34, 5505 W. Markham St. Contract bridge, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Fridays. Bridge games, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Duplicate bridge, 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. third Friday of the month and fourth Thursday of the month. Canasta, 1:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays of the month. Newcomers 50 and older welcome. Cost: national AARP dues $12.50, local dues $8. First two visits free. (501) 661-0274 or (501) 851-6828.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER EVENTS 9-11 a.m. Monday, Women’s Resource Center, Baptist Health, 9500 Kanis Road; 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, 4301 W. Markham St. Beauty techniques for female cancer patients. (800) 227-2345. FREE

ARGENTA RESTAURANT WEEK through Saturday, downtown North Little Rock. Two-course lunches, $8; three-course dinners $25 at participating downtown restaurants. (501) 993-1234.

ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE FALL BRIDAL SHOW 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Statehouse Convention Center. Admission: advance $7, at the door $10. (501) 378-3807.

ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY TOUR noon Tuesday, department headquarters, 5301 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock. (501) 682-0978.

ARKANSAS KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St. Admission: $2, children 12-18 $1. Puppy match, 6 p.m. Friday; registration, 5 p.m. (501) 882-9798.

ARKANSAS STATE BODY BUILDING, PHYSIQUE, FITNESS, FIGURE & BIKINI CHAMPIONSHIPS 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Robinson Center Music Hall. Tickets: morning pre-judging $17-$22, evening finals $27-$32. (800) 745-3000.

ARKANSAS WOMEN’S NETWORK 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Hampton Inn, 1301 S. Shackleford Road. Coffee and networking opportunities for professionals. (501) 455-8538. FREE

ARKANSAS WOMEN’S NETWORK-NORTH 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Starbucks, 4824 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Coffee and networking for professional women. (501) 771-6838. FREE

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH 8-11 p.m. Aug. 26, Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. For children ages 13-18. With music from Tre Day, dancing. Admission: $2. (501) 982-0818.

BACK TO SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY 3-5 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2324 Durwood Road. Music Lessons in Your Home event. Music, games, concessions. (501) 224-2115. FREE

CENTRAL ARKANSAS COIN CLUB 6 p.m. third Thursday of each month, Parkway Place Baptist Church, 303 Parkway Place. Buying, selling, swapping, appraisals, auctions, programs. (501) 351-3114. FREE

CENTRAL ARKANSAS FREETHINKERS DISCUSSION GROUP 1-5 p.m. third Saturday of each month, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. (501) 351-4980. FREE

CENTRAL ARKANSAS GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY 6 p.m. today, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 100 S. Rock St. Research methods with black history in Arkansas, Blake Wintory. (501) 912-3587 or (501) 320-5711.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS IRIS SOCIETY IRIS RHIZOME AND PLANT SALE 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 27, Grace Lutheran Church, Hillcrest Avenue and Kavanaugh Boulevard. (501) 455-1478. FREE

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF ARKANSAS 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday, Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. (501) 843-9090. FREE

COMPUTER CLASSES University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive. For ages 50 and up. Internet, 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Graphics, noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Exploring Windows 7, noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Introduction to computers noon-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in August. Cost: $40, couples $65. (501) 603-1262.

CUT-N-BACK 2 CLASS 2-6 p.m. Sunday, New Tyler Barber College, 1221 Bishop Lindsey Ave., North Little Rock. Free haircuts for students, school supplies. (501) 708-6957, (501) 376-9696 or (501) 375-0377.

DIAMOND BEAR BREWING CO. TOURS 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, 323 Cross St. Tour packages: $7; military $5, children free. (501) 708-2739.

DINNER OF CHAMPIONS 6 p.m. Aug. 25, Argenta Community Theatre, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. Benefits National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arkansas. Tickets: $150. (501) 663-8104.

EARLY RISER TOASTMASTER 7-7:50 a.m. Fridays, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 11 Children’s Way. Communication and presentation skills. Membership: up to $66 per year. (501) 835-6758.

ELEVATE COMMUNITY WELLNESS CENTER 323 S. Cross St. Classes in yoga, acupressure, wellness, tai chi, meditation, call for schedule and costs. Healthy People Potlucks, 5 p.m. third Tuesday of the month. Radiant Gathering, 6 p.m. third Tuesday of the month. Yogi Tea Cafe, 8:30 p.m. first Friday of the month. (888) 749-6949.

THE EMPRESS OF LITTLE ROCK 2120 S. Louisiana St. High Tea, 3 p.m. Sundays, $35. Reservations required. (501) 374-7966.

FIRST CLASS TOASTMASTERS 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday, DeSoto Room (Terrace Room, first Tuesday of the month), St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, University Avenue and Markham Street. Group teaches public speaking and leadership skills. (501) 604-5234. FREE

FITNESS BOOT CAMP Tuesdays and Thursdays, Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road. Faith-based exercise training. Beginner class, 5 p.m. Regular class, 6 p.m. Cost: $30. (501) 416-1897.

GET MOTIVATED BUSINESS SEMINAR 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Aug. 30, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Participants include Colin Powell, Bill Cosby, Rudy Giuliani. Tickets: $225, discounts available. (800) 610-7931.

GIRLS ROLLIN’ IN THE SOUTH ROLLER DERBY 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Skateworld, 521 N. J.P. Wright Loop Road, Jacksonville. Breakneck Brawlers vs. East Texas Bombers. Tickets: advance or with military ID $6, at the door $8, children 12 and under free. (501) 831-3203.

GOLF FOR FOOD TOURNAMENT 11 a.m. Aug. 29, Chenal Country Club, 10 Chenal Club Blvd. Benefits Arkansas Food Bank. Cost: $20-$500. (501) 569-4317.

GREATER LITTLE ROCK CAMERA CLUB 6 p.m. second Thursday of the month, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. Speakers, discussions. Digital and film cameras. (501) 614-9098. FREE

HEAD OF THE CLASS BACK TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY BASH 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Rose City Community Church of Christ, 5601 Lynch Drive, North Little Rock. (501) 945-2277. FREE

HILLCREST FARMERS MARKET 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays through September, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd. (501) 661-1129. FREE

HOP-A-LONG CLASSIC 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Hindman Park Golf Course, 60 Brookview Drive. Benefits Charlie Van Ness prosthetic fund. Cost: $240 per four-person team. Prizes and lunch. (501) 993-5333.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF PULASKI COUNTY Dog washes, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. first Saturday of the month through September, Trinity United Methodist Church, Evergreen and Mississippi streets; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. third Saturday of the month through September, Kroger, Cantrell Road and Polk Street. Benefits HSPC. Minimum donation: $15. (501) 580-2966.

JACKSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET 6 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 29, 9 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. (501) 982-4171. FREE

LITTLE ROCK COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month, Hillcrest Hall, 1501 Kavanaugh Blvd. (501) 663-7515. FREE

LITTLE ROCK FARMERS MARKET 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 31, River Market pavilions. Chef Series: 9-10 and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. (501) 375-2552.

LITTLE ROCK METRO ROTARY CLUB 7 a.m. Thursdays, doctor’s lounge off cafeteria, Baptist Medical Center, Exit 7 off Interstate 630. (501) 690-9699. FREE

LITTLE ROCK TOASTMASTERS CLUB 6:30 p.m. Mondays, DeSoto Room, St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, 2 St. Vincent Circle. The art of speaking, listening and thinking. (501) 224-3064. FREE

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. Giraffe Encounter, 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; $10, children 1-12 $5. Safari tours, educational programs and more, continuing. Naked mole rat colony on display. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10; ages 60 and older and children 1-12, $8. (501) 666-2406.

MAUMELLE GARDEN CLUB 6:30 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Maumelle Senior Services Center, 550 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle. Topics and speakers. (501) 349-7212. FREE

MCCAIN MALL 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock. Baptist Health Medical Center health screenings, 7:30-9:30 a.m. first Friday of the month. (501) 758-6317. FREE

MEET AND GREET 5-7 p.m. Aug. 18, Hilton Hotel Little Rock Metro Center, 925 S. University Ave. American Association of University Women, Little Rock Branch, event. (501) 457-7183. FREE

MID-SOUTH TRIVIA LEAGUE 7 p.m. Mondays, Zack’s Place, 1400 S. University Ave.; 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Thirst N’ Howl, 14710 Cantrell Road; 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Touchdown Sally’s Sports Grill, 17332 Interstate 30, Benton; 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Luigi’s Pizza & Pasta, 22000 Interstate 30, Bryant; 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays, Gusano’s, 313 President Clinton Ave.; 8 p.m. Mondays and 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Gusano’s, 2915 Dave Ward Drive, Conway; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Centennial Valley Country Club, 1600 Centennial Club Drive, Conway; 9 p.m. Thursdays, T.G.I. Friday’s, 2820 Lakewood Village Drive, North Little Rock; 7 p.m. Saturdays, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, 3201 Bankhead Drive, Little Rock. Team trivia challenges, competing for League Championship. (501) 766-2330. FREE

MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART MEETINGS 1 p.m. third Thursday of the month, 315 E. Capitol Ave. (501) 455-6200. FREE

MOUNT HOLLY GARDEN SERIES 9 a.m. third Saturday of the month through October, Mount Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway. Carnivorous Plants, Aug. 20. Suggested donation: $5. (501) 607-0954.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK FRIENDS OF ANIMALS 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday of every month, North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow St., North Little Rock. Yearly membership: $25. (501) 758-5482.

PhAPJACK PHUNDRAISER 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Applebee’s, 4333 Warden Road, North Little Rock. Little Rock Parrothead Club event. Pancake breakfast benefits Alzheimer’s Arkansas. Cost: $7. (501) 425-5812.

PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road. Star Party, 9-11 p.m. Aug. 30, free. Star-gazing Lake Cruise, 9-11 p.m. Aug. 21; $10, children 6-12 $5. Hikes, nature programs, games. (501) 868-5806.

PRESERVATION CONVERSATIONS 5 p.m. third Monday of each month. Quapaw Quarter Association education series on historic preservation. “Historic Windows: How and Why to Save Them,” Brian Driscoll, Monday. (501) 371-0075.

PULASKI COUNTY YOUTH TALENT CONTEST 2-4 p.m. Aug. 27, State Fairgrounds, Arkansas Building, 2600 Howard St. For ages 10-21. Preliminary for Arkansas State Fair Youth Talent Contest. Cost: $5. pulaskicountycontest.com or (501) 231-4797 or (501) 581-5614.

QUEST QUILTERS GUILD INC. 9:30 a.m. second Monday of the month, Darragh Room, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 S. Rock St. Monthly meetings. (501) 791-3984.

ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER 7:15 a.m. Aug. 27, Clinton Presidential Center. Easter Seals Arkansas event. 5K race, 7:15 a.m. 2K family fun walk, 8 a.m. Registration, 6:15 a.m. Children’s play area, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Registration: advance $25, children 2-12 $10; day of race $35, children 2-12 $12. eastersealsar.com or (501) 227-3711.

SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES 2-4 p.m. one Saturday per month through December, Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. Cost: per class $20. (501) 982-4171.

SHOP-N-SIP 5-8 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Kavanaugh Boulevard in Hillcrest neighborhood. Music, open house events, food. (501) 231-8132.

SPLASH ZONE WATER PARK through Sept. 5, 201 Martin St., Jacksonville. Water park. Admission: $4, slides $1. Swim lessons, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 22, $40. (501) 982-7946.

TALES FROM THE SOUTH Tuesdays, Starving Artist Cafe, 411 Main St., North Little Rock. Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. Show, 7 p.m. True stories told by Southerners. Admission: $5, reservations recommended. (501) 372-7976.

A TASTE OF THE COMMUNITY 5:30 p.m. today, Lewis-Burnett Employment Finders, 7123 Interstate 30. People in the community will bring dishes, learn about the organization. Help former prisoners find employment. Donations accepted. (501) 766-3632.

TWIN CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB 11:59 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Vincent Medical Center/North, 2215 Wildwood Ave., Sherwood. Public speaking, communication and leadership skills. (501) 568-5492. FREE

WATERMELON CRAWL 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, locations around Scott. Watermelon-picking event for Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. (501) 399-9999.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET 10700 N. Rodney Parham Road. Gluten-Free Tasting, 1-2 p.m. last Saturday of the month. Eating Healthy on a Budget, 1 p.m. first and last Saturday of the month. Music at the Market and Grilling Time, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Sundays; hot dogs $2, burgers $5. (501) 312-2326. FREE

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. Public reading and rehearsal of First Farewell, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30. Good Gardens gardening series, 10 a.m. second Saturday of the month; heat-loving plants with Beth Phelps, Saturday. Movie Mondays, 6 p.m. second Monday of every month. (501) 758-1720. FREE

WITT STEPHENS JR. CENTRAL ARKANSAS NATURE CENTER 602 President Clinton Ave. Welcome to JAKES (Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship) for children 9-12, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, registration recommended. (501) 907-0636. FREE

WOMEN AND GIRLS ICE HOCKEY 7:15-8:15 p.m. every Monday, Arkansas Skatium, 1311 S. Bowman Road. $10 per session. (501) 666-4625.

WWE RAW WORLD TOUR 5 p.m. Aug. 28, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Tickets: $17-$62. (800) 745-3000.

ZUMBA WITH CASA 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Juvenile Justice Complex, 3001 W. Roosevelt Road. Court Appointed Special Advocates exercise class. Cost: $5; CASA advocates free. (501) 340-6778.

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER EVENTS 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Peitz Cancer Support House, 624 Hospital Drive, Mountain Home. Beauty techniques for female cancer patients. (800) 227-2345. FREE

ARKANSAS CRAFT SCHOOL Mountain View. Classes and workshops in traditional crafts. Call for schedule and registration fees. arkansascraftschool.org or (870) 269-8397.

ARKANSAS FAMILY RIGHTS COALITION 7 p.m. second Monday of the month, IHOP, 7809 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith; 7 p.m. third Monday of the month, Denny’s, 5910 Rogers Ave. Community meetings. (479) 420-5504.

ARKANSAS OUTDOORS EXPO 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 20, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 21, Conway Expo Center, Conway. Duck calling contest, archery tournament, casting and fly-tying lessons, steak cook-off. Tickets: advance $6, at the door $8, both days $12; children $4, children under 8 free. (501) 412-0164.

ARKANSAS POST NATIONAL MEMORIAL 1741 Old Post Road, Gillett. Digital photography contest, through Sept. 5. (870) 548-2207. FREE

BARGAINS GALORE ON 64 Arkansas 64, Fort Smith to Conway. Sales, flea markets. bargainsgaloreon64.com or (888) 568-3552.

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER PARTNERS Boone County Library, 221 W. Stephenson St., Harrison. “Who Carved the Tombstones? Tales of the Stone Carvers and Their Craft,” Abby Burnett, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 23. (870) 704-9114.

BULL SHOALS-WHITE RIVER STATE PARK 153 Dam Overlook Lane, Bull Shoals. Tours of the Bull Shoals Dam, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $2.50, $1.50 for ages 6-12. (870) 455-3629.

CAVE CITY WATERMELON FESTIVAL today-Saturday, City Park, Cave City. cavecityarkansas.info or (870) 283-5959.

CENTRAL ARKANSAS SPORT FLYERS BREAKFAST 8:30-10:30 a.m. every second Saturday, 165 Country Air Lane, Lonoke. Admission: $5 donation. (501) 676-7767.

CRUSADERS FOR CHRIST BOWLING LEAGUE 6:15-9 p.m. Mondays, Thunder Lanes Bowling Center, 1600 E. Harding St., Pine Bluff. Membership fee: $13. Weekly bowling fee: $12. (870) 850-0107.

DEGRAY LAKE RESORT STATE PARK State Park Entrance Road, Bismarck. Moonlight Cruise, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; $8.50, children 6-12 $4.50. (501) 865-5810.

DISCO THRU THE ’80S 7:30 p.m. Friday, Fort Smith Event Center, 12 N. 11th St., Fort Smith. Party benefits Reynolds Cancer Support House. Tickets: advance $40, at the door $45. (479) 434-3486.

DIXIE CAR CLUB 6 p.m. first Thursday of the month, Western Sizzlin Steak House, 1916 Congo Road, Benton. Dinner and meeting. (501) 778-9656.

FARMERS MARKET 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through October, Bryant Farmers Market pavilions, Commonwealth Drive and A Street, Bryant. Vendors wanted. (479) 221-1387. FREE

FAULKNER COUNTY LIBRARY 1900 Tyler St., Conway. Beginner’s yoga group, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (501) 327-7482. FREE

FIRST THURSDAY SHOPPING downtown Paragould. Local businesses offer extended hours, demonstrations and music. (870) 240-0544. FREE

FLEA AND FARMERS MARKET 8 a.m.-noon first and third Saturday of the month, Clinton City Park, downtown Clinton. (501) 745-1495.

FLOATIN’ FOR A CURE 2 p.m. Saturday, public boat ramp, behind Bank of Augusta, 100 S. Second St., Augusta. Glitzy Rivah Rats event, benefits cancer education, advocacy, research and service programs. Cost: advance $25, day of float $30. Bring your own gear. (870) 919-4059.

FORREST WOOD CUP through Sunday, Hot Springs. Bass fishing tournament, 6:30 a.m. daily, Brady Mountain Resort & Marina, 4120 Brady Mountain Road. Expo, noon-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd. flwoutdoors.com or (800) 772-2489 or (501) 321-2027. FREE

FULTON COUNTY FAIR Aug. 22-27, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 124 Arena Lane, Salem. (870) 895-5565.

FUN AFTER FIVE 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, Basin Spring Park, 12 Spring St., Eureka Springs. Family activities sponsored by the Eureka Springs Downtown Network. (479) 224-5074. FREE

GETTING PAID TO TALK 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24, Lifelong Learning Center, 1120 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. Voice acting class. Cost: $35. (479) 926-8550.

GREERS FERRY LAKE BENEFIT POKER RUN 9 a.m. Aug. 27, depart from marinas, end at Devil’s Fork Pavilion, Greers Ferry Lake. Cost: $25-$30. (901) 212-3677.

HELENA SECOND SATURDAYS 5-8 p.m. Saturday, downtown Helena-West Helena. Shopping, music, art. (870) 338-3300. FREE

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK, U.S. 278, nine miles northwest of Hope. Music in the Park: An Evening of American Music, 7:30-9 p.m. Aug. 20, free. Historic building tours: $8, children 6-12 $4. (870) 983-2684.

HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA 20201 E. Arkansas 12, Rogers. Friends of Hobbs Speaker Series: “Polar Bears vs. Climate Change,” Denis Dean, 2 p.m. Sunday. Mother Nature readings for children, 10:30 a.m. every second Saturday and third Wednesday of the month. Hikes, nature programs. (479) 789-5000.

HOPE EMPOWERMENT WEEKS through August, various locations in Pine Bluff. Presented by Help Our People Excel. For children grades 4-8. Life skills, health and wellness, communication skills, money management. (870) 872-3789. FREE

HOPE WATERMELON FESTIVAL today-Saturday, Fair Park, downtown Hope. Contests, watermelon weigh-in, auction, car show, crafts, music. Parking: $3. (870) 777-3640.

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK SUMMER PROGRAMS 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through August, Fordyce Bathhouse, 369 Central Ave., Hot Springs; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Gulpha Gorge Campground Amphitheater, U.S. 70B, Hot Springs. Tours and programs. (501) 620-6701. FREE

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE PLAYERs 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Ouachita Building, Woodlands Auditorium, DeSoto Boulevard, Hot Springs Village. Monthly meeting, skits, programs. Membership: $5. (501) 922-9482 or (501) 922-6070.

JACKSONPORT STATE PARK 205 Avenue St., Newport. “We Knew Nothing of War: Questions of a Civil War Soldier,” through March 5. (870) 523-2143.

LAKE CATHERINE STATE PARK 1200 Catherine Park Road, Hot Springs. Nature programs, hikes, demonstrations. (501) 844-4205. FREE

LAKE DARDANELLE STATE PARK 100 State Park Drive, Russellville. Educational and nature programs. Nature tales, 2 p.m. Saturdays. (479) 967-5516.

LAKE OUACHITA STATE PARK 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine. Bird Island Tours, through August, $9, children 6-12 $5. (501) 767-9366.

LINCOLN PRODUCE & FLEA MARKET 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, City Square, Lincoln. (479) 439-3034.

MAJORS WAY EARTHBAG HOME TOUR & SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, 12711 Ventris Road, Garfield. Home-building methods, gardening, rainwater collection, permaculture practices. Cost: $7. (479) 409-9115.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASS 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 9 Oak St., Rogers. (479) 616-8043. FREE

OZARK MEDIEVAL FORTRESS 1671 Arkansas 14, Lead Hill. Medieval fortress under construction. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Admission: $18, ages 6-16 $9. (870) 436-7625.

PINE BLUFF ARSENAL 10020 Kabrich Circle, Pine Bluff. Swimming pool, noon-7:30 p.m. daily. Water aerobics, 5:15-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday through August, $30 per month. (501) 540-3621.

PINE BLUFF FARMERS MARKET Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, through October, Saracen Landing, off U.S. 65, downtown Pine Bluff. saracenlanding.com or (870) 536-0920.

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK 506 E. Douglas St., Prairie Grove. Spin-A-Round meetings, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. Exhibit admission: $3, children 6-12 $2, families $10. House tours: $5, children 6-12 $3, families $15. (479) 846-2990.

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING AND EDUCATION EVENTS 8-11 a.m. Aug. 27, Montgomery County Health Unit, 246 Luzerne St., Mount Ida. (870) 867-2331; 4-6 p.m. Aug. 30, Marion County Health Unit, 707 Arkansas 202, Yellville. Appointments preferred. (870) 449-4259.

RELAY FOR LIFE SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA 9 a.m. Aug. 20, Technology Center for the Delta, 1790 N. Falls Blvd., Wynne. Poker run, tournaments, shrimp, music. Benefits American Cancer Society. Poker run: $20 per driver, each passenger $10, extra hand $10. Cornhole tournament: $20 per team. Karaoke contest: $10, votes $1. Shrimp boil: $25. (870) 208-4287 or (870) 362-0362.

SOUTHWEST SERVICE DOGS 1 p.m. first Saturday of the month, Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma St., Springdale. Service-dog demonstrations. (479) 646-0886. FREE

SPIRITUAL LIVING STUDY GROUP 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Ozark Research Institute, 221 S. Locust St., Fayetteville. (479) 439-0149. FREE

SUMMER BAG SALE 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Saturday, Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter Thrift Store, 1639 N. Arkansas St., Rogers. Sale benefits shelter. Cost: $5. (479) 246-9999.

VALLEY FEST Aug. 19-20, Old Post Park, Old Post Road, Russellville. Games, amusement rides, tournaments. Performers include Travis Tritt, 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Parking: $5, after 5 p.m. Saturday $15. valley-fest.org or (479) 968-7819.

walks through history tours 11 a.m. Saturday, Walnut Ridge Commercial Historic District, Walnut Ridge. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program event. (501) 324-9880. FREE

WOOL AND WHEEL HANDSPINNING GUILD 10 a.m.-noon third Saturday of every month, Ozark Folkways Heritage Center, Winslow. (479) 634-3791.

ZUMBA CLASSES 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday, Community Outreach Center, 400 Confederate St., Lake Village. (870) 265-2878. FREE


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CAGED HEAT 8 p.m. today-Saturday, Aug. 18-20, The Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Red Octopus Theater production. Tickets: $10, ages 65 and older and students $8. (501) 291-3896.

THE MUSIC MAN through Sept. 3, Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Showtime: 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $29-$33; children 15 and under, $22. murrysdinnerplayhouse.com or (501) 562-3131.

MY FAIR LADY through Saturday, The Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester streets. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20, ages 65 and older and students $16. (501) 374-3761.

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ANNIE today-Saturday, Cabot Community Theatre, 201 N. First St., Cabot. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Curtain: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: dinner theater $25, children 12 and under $15; show only $15, children $10; reservations required for dinner. (501) 941-2266.

MAN OF LA MANCHA 7 p.m. Aug. 26-27, Sept. 2-3, 1 p.m. Aug. 28 and Sept. 4, Bay View Club, Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay.

Tickets: $15, two for $25. (501) 884-4930 or (501) 253-4645.

MIDTOWN MEN 8 p.m. Aug. 19-20, 2 p.m. Aug. 20, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets: $38-$54. (479) 443-5600.

rogers little theater Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Kidfriends 10 a.m.-noon every second Saturday, Rogers Little Theater group for students 8-18. Lessons in theater work. Meeting times may vary. (479) 631-8988.

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN Aug. 26-27, Sept. 2-3, 9-11, Center on the Square, 111 W. Arch St., Searcy. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Curtain one hour later. Tickets: evening $27, ages 65 and older $24; matinee $24, ages 65 and older $21; show-only, $13.50, students and ages 65 and older $10. Pizza Playhouse, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 1, $18. (501) 368-0111.

SOUL ON FIRE 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Pine Bluff Convention Center, 500 E. Eighth St., Pine Bluff. Tickets: $28.50-$34.50. (870) 536-7600.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC through Sunday, Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Dinner one hour earlier. Tickets: $42, balcony $15. (479) 631-8988.


Central Arkansas

THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Kavanaugh Band, today, $5. Runaway Planet, Friday, $7. Free Verse, Saturday, $7. Brandon Dorris, Monday, free. Vieux Carre Jazz brunch with Ted Ludwig and Joe Cripps, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Jazz @ the Afterthought, Mondays, free unless otherwise indicated. Carl Mouton, Tuesdays, free. Open Mike Acoustic Showcase, Wednesdays, free. Shows at 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. afterthoughtbar.com or (501) 663-1196.

ARENA BILLIARDS BAR & GRILL 314 Maple St., North Little Rock. Karaoke contest, 8 p.m. every Saturday, free. Pool tournaments 7 p.m. every Thursday, 8 p.m. every Friday, $10 entry fee. (501) 374-7665.

ARKANSAS PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, 4521 W. 65th St., quarter-block west of Patterson Street. Visitors welcome. Dance instruction and social hour, 7-8 p.m. Admission: members $5, guests $6. (501) 568-4476.

BASELINE PIT STOP BAR-B-QUE AND LOUNGE 5506 Base Line Road. Nine-ball tournament, 7 p.m. Sundays. Eight-ball tournament 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Pool league 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday. Shuffleboard various times daily. Horseshoe pit. Full bar and grill. Happy hour 4-6 p.m. daily. Entry fees vary. (501) 562-9635.

BOGIE’S 920 W. Pershing Drive, North Little Rock. Karaoke, 8 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays, free. (501) 758-1851.

CAJUN’S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Josh Green, Mr. Lucky, today. Brent & Adam, Jay Jackson, Friday. Jim Mills, PG-13 the Band, Saturday. Richie Johnson, Monday. Brian & Nick, Tuesday. Chess, Wednesday. Happy-hour bands start at 5:30 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 6 p.m. Thursdays, headline bands at 8:30 or 9 Friday-Tuesday, 9:30 Thursdays. Cover: $5 after 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; free Monday-Wednesday. (501) 375-5351.

CHIEFS 6708 Arkansas 161, North Little Rock. Band, 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. every Friday. Pool tournament, 8 p.m. every Friday. (501) 833-9110. FREE

CLUB HEAT 14519 U.S. 165, Scott. Make It Rain Saturdays with Dr. Feelgood and DJ Hypnotik, 10 p.m. Saturdays; members $10, nonmembers $15, ladies free until midnight. (501) 961-9550.

THE COFFEE BEANERY CAFE 17200 Chenal Parkway. Open Mike Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays. (501) 821-7747. FREE

CORNERSTONE PUB AND GRILL 312 Main St., North Little Rock. Acoustic singer and guitar, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, free. Ladies night and ’80s-retro disc jockey, Thursdays. (501) 374-1782.

COUNTERPOINT 3605 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock. Pingpong tournament, 9 p.m. Mondays. Music, 10 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke with Paul, 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Open mike with Stacy Mackey, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Disc jockey, 10 p.m. Fridays. Music, 11 p.m. Saturdays. Customer appreciation, Sundays. Hours: 8 p.m.-5 a.m. daily. (501) 771-5515.

DHS STUDIOS 9700 Rodney Parham Road. Red Saturdays: reggae and world music, 10 p.m. Saturdays, $10. (501) 253-2523 or (501) 328-5248.

Downtown music Hall and records 215 W. Capitol Ave. This is Hell, 7 p.m. today; advance $8, at the door $10. Glo Dance Party, 8 p.m. Friday, $10. Seahag, 8 p.m. Saturday, $6. Macabre, 8 p.m. Monday; advance $10, at the door $13. (501) 376-1819.

ELECTRIC COWBOY 9515 Interstate 30. Ladies night, Wednesdays. Rockin’ the Rock Karaoke with Chuxster, Thursday. All events start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. Call for cover charges. (501) 562-6000.

GRUMPY’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR AND GRILL 1801 Green Mountain Drive. Music, 9 p.m. every Monday. (501) 225-9650. FREE

HONEY HUT RESTAURANT 3723 MacArthur Blvd., North Little Rock. Karaoke with D&T, 8 p.m. every Friday. (501) 753-0991. FREE

IRONHORSE SALOON 9125 Mann Road. David Jones and Friends with special guests, 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday. (501) 562-4464. FREE

JERE’S PLACE SPORTS BAR 8500 Castle Valley Road, Mabelvale. Sports, pool, golf. Music and dancing, 6 p.m. Fridays; $5, ladies free until 10. (501) 562-1814.

JIMMY DOYLE’S COUNTRY CLUB 11800 Maybelline Drive, Galloway exit, North Little Rock. Karaoke 9 p.m.-2 a.m. every Thursday, free. Arkansas Riverbottom Band, 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, $5. (501) 945-9042.

JUANITA’S 614 President Clinton Ave. Randall Shreve & The Sideshow, 9 p.m. Friday. Chris Stillman, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $7. (501) 372-1228.

THE KARAOKE KORNER 5223 Willow Springs Road. Open 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, $5. Available for private parties. (501) 888-5911.

KHALIL’S PUB & GRILL 110 S. Shackleford Road. Terrific Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of the month, $10, discount with work badge. (501) 246-3708.

LEVY VFW 4400 Lynn Lane, Levy. Shuffleboard, 7 p.m. Fridays, free. Steak fry, 5-7 p.m. first Saturday of the month, $6. Pool tournament, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, $6. Karaoke, 7-11 p.m. Sundays, free. (501) 753-5538.

LONG BRANCH SALOON 8419 Scott Hamilton Drive. Eight-ball tournament, 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday, $5. Ladies night, Wednesday. Band, 8 p.m. every other Saturday, $5, couples $7. (501) 568-5547.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Collin Moulton, through Saturday. Dante, Wednesday-Aug. 20. Open Mike Nite, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Ladies Night, Thursdays, free for women. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fridays, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Saturdays unless otherwise indicated. Cover charge: Wednesday-Thursday $6, Friday-Saturday $9 unless otherwise indicated. Thursday, ladies night with free admission. loonybincomedy.com or (501) 228-5555.

LUCKY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 1101 Murphy Drive, Maumelle. Ladies night every Tuesday. Eight-ball tournament, 8 p.m. every Wednesday. Karaoke, 8 p.m. every Thursday and Friday. Bands on Saturdays. (501) 803-4898. FREE

PEABODY LITTLE ROCK HOTEL 3 Statehouse Plaza. Wine and Roses, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, lobby bar, free. (501) 906-4000.

QUIET STORM SOCIAL CLUB 1724 Wright Ave. Saturday Night Rhythm & Blues with open mic and disc jockey, 9 p.m. every Saturday, $2. (501) 612-1776.

REVOLUTION ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. Rock In the Rock Showcase, 8 p.m. today, $9.33. Charlie Robison, The Dirt Drifters, 9 p.m. Friday; advance $12, day of show $15. Filter, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, $15. Billy Joe Shaver, 8 p.m. Monday; advance $15, day of show $20. Latin Night, 7 p.m. Tuesday; $5, under 21 $7. (501) 823-0090.

ROCK CITY LOUNGE 8115 Arch St. Good Tymes Karaoke with Chris, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. (501) 562-3613. FREE

ROSE CITY VFW POST 10442 6101 U.S. 70, North Little Rock. Wednesday: Pool tournaments, 6 p.m., $6; ladies night, 6-8 p.m., $1.50 drinks. Friday: Gir’ Friends Karaoke, 7-11 p.m.; beer buckets, five for $7.50. Sugar Creek Band, 7-11 p.m. second Saturday of the month; $5, couples $7.50. (501) 945-4116.

RUDY’S CAFE & OYSTER BAR 2695 Pike Ave., North Little Rock. Texas hold ’em poker tournaments, 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. (501) 771-0808. FREE

ROBERTS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL 7212 Geyer Springs Road. Soul Fridays with Soul on Ice, 8 p.m. Fridays, $5. (501) 568-2566.

THE SHIP 26611 Arkansas 365 N., North Little Rock. Pool tournament, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (501) 803-4014. FREE

STICKYZ CHICKEN SHACK 107 S. Commerce St. Michael Burks, 9 p.m. Friday, $10. Mayday By Midnight, 9 p.m. Wednesday, $5. (501) 372-7707.

SU-BURBON INN Interstate 30 at Base Line Road exit. Music 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturdays. Cover: $2, couples $3. (501) 562-4863.

TON’S PLACE 18814 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock. Convertible Cowboy, 8 p.m. every Friday. (501) 851-9987. FREE

TONY’S SPORTS BAR AND STEAKHOUSE 5201 Asher Ave. Pool tables, TVs, projection screens for big games. Blues set with Walter T., 3-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Disc jockey after 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $5. (501) 907-7757.

TROY’S IRONHORSE SALOON 9125 Mann Road. Horseshoes, pool, shuffleboard and karaoke, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. (501) 562-4464. FREE

WHITE WATER TAVERN Seventh and Thayer streets. King Arthur, Sleepy Kitty, Sea Nanners, 10 p.m. today. Admission $5 unless otherwise indicated. (501) 375-8400.

Around Arkansas

THE BAY VIEW CLUB & GRILL 155 Chelsea Drive, Fairfield Bay. Steven Robb, 8-11 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday, free. (501) 884-6009.

BEEBE VFW CLUB 1405 E. Center St., Beebe. Music, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, $5. Steak night, 6-8 Fridays, $10. (501) 882-7769.

BOSTON’S 211 S.E. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. Open Mike Night, 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Karaoke, 8 p.m. Fridays. Live music, 7 p.m. Tuesdays. (479) 845-1122.

BUZZY’S BAR 210 Rhinehart Road, Pine Bluff. Jam Nite with JT Flood band and karaoke, 7 p.m. every Thursday. (870) 535-7087. FREE

THE CLUB 709 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Music, 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. (501) 624-7474. FREE

COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE Arkansas 367 N., Judsonia. Dance, music, 7-10 p.m. every Friday-Saturday, $5. Smoke- and alcohol-free. (501) 729-1212.

DYLAN’S ACOUSTIC 1021 Front St., Conway. Open mic night, 7 p.m. every Thursday. (501) 697-0841.

EDENS EDGE 2895 Bill Foster Memorial Highway, Cabot. Christian music venue. (501) 941-3997.

GIFFORD COUNTRY MUSIC 288 Opal Road, El Paso. Karaoke, 7-10 p.m. every Friday-Saturday, donations accepted. Bingo, 6:30-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. No alcohol or smoking; children welcome. (501) 882-3493.

THE GOAL POST 7607 John Harden Drive, Cabot. Music 9 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 8-11 p.m. Saturdays. Membership: $5 a year. (501) 982-2900.

MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Three Bad Jacks CD release show with Dreamfast, 9:30 p.m. Friday; advance $6, day of show $7. Sunday Valley, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, $5. Mobley, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 20; advance $5, at the door $7. New Music Tuesdays, free. Paul Sammons, Wednesdays, free. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays, free. (501) 321-0909.

MONTICELLO VFW 145 Veterans Drive, Monticello. Dance with Chapter 4 Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday. Cover: $5. (501) 367-5267.

MOOSE LODGE 2567 Saline County 11485 U.S. 67 S., Benton. Rockin’ Randy’s Karaoke, 8 p.m. Fridays, free. Dances, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, $4. (501) 860-6740.

ODIE’S HOUSE OF BLUES 3413 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Chuck Dodson piano, 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Mike Dollins and the Cruize Brothers blues jam, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. (501) 815-2939. FREE

PLANET BOOGIES 421 Broadway, Hot Springs. T’s Tunes Karaoke and Dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. every Thursday-Monday. (501) 623-5152. FREE

2720 2720 Albert Pike, Hot Springs. Ladies Night, Thursdays. Tommy Roeck, 9 p.m. Fridays and all-request dance with DJ Debbi T, 10 p.m., after midnight $5. Retro with Diggit Johnson, 9 p.m. Saturdays, and DJ Debbi T, 10 p.m., $5. Recovery Sundays, 6 p.m. Sundays and Joel Strotman and Tommy Roeck, 9 p.m. (501) 760-2505.

VFW POST 2256 5323 Sleepy Village Road, Benton. Karaoke, 7 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays. NASCAR watching. Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, $4, couples $7. (501) 778-9876.

VFW POST 2278 2231 E. Grand Ave., back of KOA Campgrounds, Hot Springs. Music 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, free. Fish fry 5-7 p.m. Friday, $6. (501) 767-9362 or (501) 623-5190.

VFW POST 7769 1405 E. Center St., Beebe. Ladies night, Fridays, men $5. Saturday nights, $5. Bingo and shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Shuffleboard, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Pool tournament and jam sessions, Wednesdays. Bingo, 1 p.m. Saturdays. (501) 882-7769.

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