Weekend Calendar

The Main Thing comedy trio presents a story of the afterlife and Little Rock in the 1990s in Little Rock & a Hard Place, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through March 26 at The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. The cabaret theater offers drinks, coffee, food and desserts. Admission is $22. Call (501) 372-0205 or visit thejointargenta.com.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Art & Exhibits

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Super Sunday Free Family Fun Day, noon-3 p.m. Feb. 14. , William-Adolphe Bouguereau's Admiration, Feb. 16-May 15. "Juried Exhibition of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists," Feb. 12-April 27. "Paul Signac Drawings and Watercolors, the James T. Dyke Collection," through July 17. "Nathalia Edenmont: Force of Nature," through May 1. Call for entries: 58th annual Delta Exhibition, deadline March 11. "Foundation Collection" and "Masterworks," 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 (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE 601 Main St. Artworks Gallery, through Feb. 14. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, one hour before curtain time and during performances. (501) 378-0405.

THE ART GROUP GALLERY 11525 Cantrell Road. Art From the Heart, 4-8 p.m. Friday. Works by artists including Doug Gorrell, Holly Tilley, Bob Snider, Marie Weaver. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. (501) 690-2193.

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. "Sign, Sign," works by Dennis McCann, Saturday-Feb. 27; reception, 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 664-0030.

BUTLER CENTER FOR ARKANSAS STUDIES 401 President Clinton Ave. "Earth Work: Photographs by Gary Cawood" and Arkansas Pastel Society Sixth National Juried Exhibit, through Feb. 27. "Photographic Arts: African-American Studio Photography From the Joshua & Mary Swift Collection," through March 26. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 918-3033.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. Works by Nathaniel Dailey, through March 5. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 224-1335.

CENTER FOR HUMANITIES AND ARTS Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Big Rock on the Map presents Douglas A. Blackmon, 6 p.m. today. An Evening With Mavis Staples, 8 p.m. Friday, $65-$75. pulaskitech.edu/charts or (501) 812-2200.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 509 Scott St. Works by Freda Angeletti and Arlette Miller, through March 31; reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 12. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday and Sunday. (501) 375-2342.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. "Coca-Cola: An American Original," through Feb. 15. 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 6-17, $3; active military and children under 6, free. (501) 374-4242.

DRAWL SOUTHERN CONTEMPORARY ART 5208 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 5. "Southern Gothic," Andrew Blanchard, through Feb. 14. Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (501) 240-7446.

ESSE PURSE MUSEUM 1510 S. Main St. "Purse-onas," photo exhibit by Jason Travis, through March 13. "What's Inside: A History of Women and Handbags, 1900-1999," continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission: $10; military, 5-18 or 60 and older $8; under 5 free. (501) 916-9022.

GALLERY 26 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1. Recent works by Mindy Lacefield and Brian Madden, through March 12. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 664-8996.

GALLERY 221 Second and Center streets. New works by Kasten McClellan Searles, through Feb. 27; reception, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 12. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. (501) 801-0211.

GALLERY 360 900 S. Rodney Parham Road. "Ice Box II," group art show, through Feb. 29. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (501) 993-0012 or (501) 663-2222.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. Works by Neal Harrington and David Carpenter, through Sunday. Knife Gallery, "We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas," Arkansas Made Gallery, 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 over $1.50, children 17 and under $1. (501) 324-9351.

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. February exhibit: "Ducks in Arkansas." Giclee drawing: 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. landlbeckartgallery.com or (501) 660-4006.

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" and Alger Cadet Gun exhibit, continuing. Ongoing exhibits depict Arkansas' military heritage. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (501) 376-4602.

MUGS CAFE 515 Main St., North Little Rock. "The Art of Gum Bichromate," photography by Joli Livaudais and University of Arkansas at Little Rock students, through March 16. Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 960-9524.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. "Building Buddies," through May 15. "How People Make Things," through March 27. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission $10, children 1-12 $8. museumofdiscovery.org or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. "Different Spokes," through February. Permanent exhibits: 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.

STEPHANO'S FINE ART GALLERY 1813 N. Grant St. Works by Tony Dow, through Monday. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. (501) 563-4218.

THEA FOUNDATION 401 Main St., North Little Rock. "The Wondrous Possibilities of Falling and Flying," Angela Davis Johnson, Friday-Feb. 26; reception, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, $10. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. "Jobbers, Heels and Faces," Robert McCann, through March 3. "Awakened by These Dreams," Douglas Bourgeois, through Feb. 26. Gallery III: works from the UALR permanent collection, through Feb. 26. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 569-8977.

Around Arkansas

ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. Exhibit by photographer Teresa Mathews, through Feb. 26; reception, 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. (479) 968-2452.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY Bradbury Art Museum, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, through Feb. 28. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (870) 972-3471.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 320 University Loop West Circle, Jonesboro. Mindbender Mansion, through February. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. (870) 972-2074.

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. Education and art programs for adults and children; call for schedule and tuition. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 536-3375.

BAUM GALLERY OF FINE ART University of Central Arkansas, McCastlain Hall 145, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. "Finding Shelter"; "Madje Has Dementia," Maggie Steber; "Mike Jabbur: New Ceramic Work," through Feb. 18. Gallery talk by Jabbur, 1:40 p.m. Feb. 11. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday. (501) 450-5793.

CALICO ROCK MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER 104 Main St., Calico Rock. "The Jot 'Em Down Store" and "One-Room School," continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 297-4129.

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM 930 Clinton Drive, Fayetteville. "Clinton Meets Kennedy," continuing. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission $8. (479) 444-0066.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. "Samuel F.B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention," through April 18. Demonstrations, classes, art talks. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Saturday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. crystalbridges.org or (479) 418-5700.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST CALL FOR ENTRIES through Feb. 12; Integrity First Bank locations. 502 Hickory St. and 2696 U.S. 62 E., Mountain Home; 70 E. Main St., Gassville; 203 N. First St., Flippin; 5748 Arkansas 178 W., Lakeview. Fee: per entry $5, $2 youth. Winners reception, 4 p.m. March 19, Donald W. Reynolds Library, 300 Library Hill Lane, Mountain Home. (870) 508-6149.

FORT SMITH MUSEUM OF HISTORY 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Gen. William O. Darby's birthday, 1 p.m. Saturday. "Roots, Rhythm and Rock -- Music That Moved Fort Smith: Part I 1880-1945," through May 28. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: $7, ages 6-16 $2. fortsmithmuseum.org or (479) 783-7841.

FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. "Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape," through March 6. RAM Saturdays: 1-4 p.m. Saturday-April 2. Drop in and Draw, noon-4 p.m. each Thursday; human models and studio space provided, take materials. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (479) 784-2787.

HEMINGWAY-PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER 1021 W. Cherry St., Piggott. "Into the Wild," "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.

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY 202 S.W. O St., Bentonville. "The Jim and Nancy Blair Meso-American Art Collection," continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (479) 273-2456.

NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS ART GALLERY Fairfield Bay Conference Center, 110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. New artworks by painters, sculptors, photographers, potters, stained-glass artists. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 680-2741.

OUACHITA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY 410 Ouachita St., Arkadelphia. Juried student art exhibit, through Feb. 29; reception, 6-7 p.m. Feb. 12. "Boys to Black Men," Chrystal Seawood, through Feb. 26; lecture, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (870) 245-5129.

OZARK HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER U.S. 65, Clinton. "'Tis the Season: An Art Potpourri," by local artists, through Monday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday. (501) 745-6615.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. "Crazy Quilts," Feb. 13-July 10. "Historic Millscapes, Paintings of the Past: Selected Works by Don Draper," through April 17. Finders Keepers, 1 p.m. last Friday of the month. Exhibits on area history, hands-on area for children. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. rogersarkansas.com/museum or (479) 621-1154.

RUSSELL FINE ARTS CENTER Henderson State University, 604 N. 12th St., Arkadelphia. Works by Carole Katchen, through Feb. 24. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (870) 230-5036.

SOUTH ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER 110 E. Fifth St., El Dorado. Student art show, Tuesday-Feb. 27. Visual and performing arts classes for grades K-12; call for schedule and tuition. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. saac-arts.org or (870) 862-5474.

SPRING RIVER ART GALLERY 112-B Main St., Hardy. Works by members of the Spring River Artists Guild. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (870) 856-2507.

21C MUSEUM HOTEL 200 N.E. A St., Bentonville. "Gina Phillips: A Thirsty Switch Still Quivers for Me," through March 15. Hours: 24 hours daily; docent tours 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. (479) 286-6500.

THE WALMART MUSEUM 105 N. Main St., Bentonville. "Sam's Hats," through March 16. Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday. (479) 277-8923.


Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY every Monday, Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Beginners class, 7-8 p.m. Intermediate and advanced class, 8-9 p.m. No partner or experience required. Cost: $5 per night. (501) 821-4746.

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) 221-7568. Little Rock Bop Club, 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday; beginning swing-dance lessons (free with admission), 7-8 p.m.; members $4, guests $7; littlerockbopclub.com or (501) 350-4712.

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.

LET'S DANCE STUDIO Tanglewood Center, 7509 Cantrell Road. Ballroom dance, 7-10 p.m. second Saturday of the month, $12, first visit $5. Latin and swing dance, lesson 7 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m. third and fifth Fridays, $13. Group classes, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, $10. (501) 663-7724.

Around Arkansas

COMMUNITY SQUARE DANCES 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays through April 12, Bois D'Arc Building, Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View. (870) 269-3851.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE MERRY MIXERS 7 p.m. every first and third Saturday of the month, Coronado Center, Hot Springs Village. Saturday: lessons, 7 p.m.; dance with Blue Velvet, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Cash bar, season discount for members. (501) 915-8111.

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.

WARD COUNTRY DANCE Hickory Street and Arkansas 319, off U.S. 67/167, Ward. Ward Country Playboys, 7 p.m. Fridays. Admission: $6. (501) 605-3251.


Central Arkansas

RASHOD OLLISON READING 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Pyramid Books, 1001 Wright Ave. Soul Serenade: Rhythm, Blues and Coming of Age Through Vinyl. (501) 372-5824.

Around Arkansas

WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY READINGS 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Kollective Coffee + Tea, 110 Central Ave., Hot Springs. (501) 617-1238.


Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 2:30-5 p.m. every Sunday, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 Rodney Parham Road. Irish traditional music session. Musicians, dancers, storytellers, listeners welcome. arcelts.com or (501) 246-4340.

ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BROADWAY ROCKS! 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and 3 p.m. Feb. 14, Pulaski Academy's Connor Performing Arts Center, 12701 Hinson Road. Tickets: $10-$58. arkansassymphony.org or (501) 666-1761.

ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MOZART AND MENDELSSOHN 7 p.m. Tuesday, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Series. Tickets: $23, active duty military and students $10. arkansassymphony.org or (501) 666-1761.

CAROLINE DOCTOROW 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 North Rodney Parham Road. Little Rock Folk Club event. Tickets: $15, students $8, children 12 and under free. (501) 663-0634.

LINDA HOLZER PIANO RECITAL 7:30 p.m. Friday, Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. "Ear-Opener! A Celebration of the Known and the New." (501) 569-3294.

LITTLE ROCK MUSICAL COTERIE 11 a.m. Feb. 12, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive. Vocal and piano students of Coterie members. (870) 403-2350.

MAVIS STAPLES 8 p.m. Friday, Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Tickets: $65-$100. Doors open at 6 p.m. with cash bar. pulaskiteck.edu/mavis or (501) 812-2200.

MENTORS IN MUSIC MEET MINORS IN MUSIC 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Cajun's Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road. A tribute to the late Art Porter Sr. (501) 492-9120.

ST. OLAF CHOIR 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive. Tickets: $35, student $10. wp.stolaf.edu/tickets or (800) 363-5487.

SONGS OF LOVE AND DEVOTION 6 p.m. Feb. 14, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi St. Mary Ann Robinson, Scott Stern and David Glaze. (501) 666-2813.

Around Arkansas

CONWAY COMPOSERS GUILD CONCERT 3 p.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, 1610 Prince St., Conway. Featuring composers and student and faculty performers from Hendrix College. (501) 450-1249.

FIDDLIN' BANJO BILLY'S 14TH SUPER BOWL OLD TIME FIDDLIN' WORKSHOP 7-10 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, The Inn of Mountain View, 307 W. Washington St., Mountain View. Fee: $65 for the Saturday workshop, other events free. (800) 535-1301.

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

MIKE "LIGHTNIN'" WELLS 7 p.m. Feb. 17, Walton Fine Arts Center, University of the Ozarks, 415 North College Ave., Clarksville. Acoustic blues concert. (479) 979-1433.

PRESIDENT'S CONCERT 7:30 p.m. today, Russell Fine Arts Harwood Recital Hall, Henderson State University, 1100 Henderson St., Arkadelphia. Student soloists from the Department of Music. (870) 230-5412.

SHADES OF BLUE JAZZ ENSEMBLE 7 p.m. Feb. 16, The Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., downtown Blytheville. Air Force musicians. Tickets free but required for admission. artsmissco.org or (870) 762-1744.

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

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS SYMPHONIC BAND 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 223 Beatrice Powell St., Conway. The only concert of the academic year that will feature just the symphonic band. (501) 450-5022.

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. "Valentines Pops: The American Songbook," Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $28-$50. (479) 443-5600.

Special Events

Central Arkansas

BEGINNING BRIDGE LESSONS 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through April 6, Curtis Finch Bridge House, 7415 Indiana Ave. Cost: $80. littlerockbridgeclub.org or (501) 666-9841.

BOBBY'S BIKE HIKE TOURS 9-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays, 400 President Clinton Ave. Tours of Little Rock landmarks. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. includes food sampling. Tickets: 9 a.m. $9-$27.50, 11:30 a.m. $38.50-$50. (501) 613-7001.

BUDDHIST CLASS ON THE EIGHTFOLD PATH 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 22 and 29, Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock, 1516 W. Third St. (501) 376-7056.

DOUGLAS A. BLACKMON LECTURE 6 p.m. today, Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. Grand opening week of Pulaski Tech's Center for Humanities and Arts. (501) 812-2778.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY Nine-week program, Mondays starting 7 p.m. this Monday, Our Lady of Good Counsel, 1321 S. Van Buren St. Memberships: $93. (501) 407-9232.

FREE TAX PREPARATION 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St. Sponsored by Entergy Arkansas. (501) 682-0228.

HEART OF THE BAR: A HANDMADE HOLIDAY MARKET 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, South on Main, 1304 Main St. Art, crafts, jewelry, cards and more from 14 local artisans. (501) 244-9660.

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. Safari tours, educational programs and more, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10, ages 60 and older and children 1-12 $8. (501) 666-2406.

MARDI GRAS IN ARKANSAS 8 p.m. Friday, Next Level Events, 1400 W. Markham St. Benefit for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas. Music, raffle. Festive casual attire. Tickets: advance $25, at the door $35. (501) 666-8816.

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.

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.

SANDWICHING IN HISTORY noon Friday, First Presbyterian Church, 800 Scott St. Part of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program series. Lecture and tour of the property. (501) 324-9880.

SOMA MARDI GRAS PARADE noon Saturday, 24th and South Main streets to 12th Street. Grand Marshals Rodney Block and his wife, Jean; parade entries include Ruff on The River Pet Parade, Arkansas Circus Arts, Legends of Arkansas, McClellan High School marching band. (501) 412-3768.

SWAP MEET & BIKE SHOW 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 13-14, Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St. Bike show, new and used motorcycle parts and accessories, biker apparel, patches, food door prizes, 50/50 and more. Cost: $6, children 12 and under free. (501) 888-7801.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Sturgis Hall, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Dambisa Moyo, noon today. "Expect More Arkansas: Our Jobs, Our Future," Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, noon Monday. "Diabetes in Arkansas," 6 p.m. Tuesday. "Unmade in China: The Hidden Truth About China's Economic Miracle," 6 p.m. Feb. 11. (501) 683-5239.

Around Arkansas

BASKET WEAVING WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Crowley's Ridge State Park, 2092 Arkansas 168 North, Paragould. Fee: $45, includes all materials and lunch. (870) 573-6751.

CHINESE MEDICINE CLASS 10 a.m. Saturday, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road, Springdale. Learn about herbal medicine, orthopedic bodywork, and therapeutic movement. Fee: $15, BGO members $10. (479) 750-2620.

COOKING WITH FRESH HERBS 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Millsap Brides Hall, Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Fee: $40, couples $70. Advance reservations required. (800) 366-4664.

DIRECT MARKETING CLASSES FOR FARMERS 6-8 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 22, Pope County Extension Office, 105 W. B St., Russellville; Tuesdays through Feb. 23, Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center, 1335 W. Knapp Drive, Fayetteville. (479) 968-7098 (Russellville), (479) 271-1060 (Fayetteville).

DOKTOR KABOOM 12:30 p.m. school matinee and 6 p.m., Friday, Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Live Wire: The Electricity Tour! Exploring the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity's adventures into its potential. Tickets: $10, children $5. uca.edu/reynolds or (501) 450-3265.

EUREKA GRAS DAY PARADE 2 p.m. Saturday, Spring and Main streets, Eureka Springs. eurekaspringsmardigras.com or (225) 405-9672.

GREERS FERRY LAKE WORLD WALLEYE CLASSIC noon Feb. 13-12:30 p.m. March 19, Fairfield Bay Marina, 4350 Arkansas 330, Fairfield Bay. Entry fee: $25. Entries must be postmarked no later than Feb. 12. (501) 884-6030.

HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA 20201 E. Arkansas 12, Rogers. Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas: How to Photograph the Night Skies, 5:30 p.m. Saturday. (479) 789-5000.

HOT SPRINGS DAYLILY SOCIETY 10 a.m. Feb. 14, First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center, 1100 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Speaker Yvonne Becker, "How to Prepare Your Daylilies for Spring." Visitors and guests welcome. (501) 318-0288.

KING CAKE BALL 5:30-11 p.m. Tuesday, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 232 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs. Live music, dinner, grand procession of Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Royal Court. Tickets: $40. (479) 253-4503 or (479) 253-8864.

LAKE DARDANELLE STATE PARK 2428 Marina Road, Russellville. Eagle tours, noon Friday, 3 p.m. Feb. 11, 10 a.m. Feb. 13, 9 a.m. Feb. 16, 2 p.m. Feb. 18. (479) 967-5516.

LYON COLLEGE PROFESSOR EMERITUS GEORGE LANKFORD 7:30 p.m. today, Nucor Auditorium, Lyon College, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville. Early history of Batesville and Independence County. (870) 307-7488.

MAYOR'S BALL 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Basin Park Hotel, 12 Spring St., Eureka Springs. Music, runway, awards. Tickets: advance $35, at the door $40. reserveeureka.com or (800) 638-7352.

OZARK STORYTELLERS SWAP AND POTLUCK 5-8 p.m. second Tuesday of every month, Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View. Potluck at 5 p.m., story time 6-8 p.m. All ages welcome. (870) 269-3851.

PAULA POUNDSTONE 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets: $20-$42. (479) 443-5600.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS POLAR PLUNGE noon Saturday, Hurricane Lake Estates, 6015 Worth Ave. E., Benton. Team registration at 1 p.m., followed by a parade and awards. Donate to plunge in Hurricane Lake or support Special Olympics. (501) 771-0222 or (501) 425-8343.

SUGG MODEL TRAIN GARDEN FUNDRAISER 7-9 p.m. today, Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Tickets: $25, non-members $35. (800) 366-4664.


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BRIGADOON 7 p.m. Feb. 12-13 and 16-18, 3 p.m. Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Feb. 19, Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. Tickets: $30-$50. argentacommunitytheater.org or (501) 353-1443.

BUS STOP 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-13 and 18-20, 2 p.m. Feb. 14 and 21, The Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St. Presented by the Community Theatre of Little Rock. Tickets: $16; military, senior citizens and students 10 years and up $14; children 4-9 years $6. ctlr-act.org or (501) 410-2283.

LITTLE ROCK AND A HARD PLACE 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through March 26, The Joint Theater, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Original comedy. Tickets: $22. Reservations recommended. (501) 372-0205.

MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS through Saturday, Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Col. Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday matinee, 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening. Show times: 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 p.m. Sunday matinee, 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $31-$35, children 15 and under $23; show only $25, children $15. (501) 562-3131.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER through Feb. 14, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Show times: 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $30-$45. (501) 378-0405.

THE THIRTEEN CLOCKS through Feb. 14, Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre, 501 E. Ninth St. Show times: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets: $12, Arts Center members and groups of 10 or more $10. arkansasartscenter.org/theatre or (501) 372-4000.

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CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 7 p.m. today-Saturday and Feb. 11-13, 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 14, The Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Tickets: $10, senior citizens $8, students $5. (501) 658-2044.

DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11-12 and 18-19, 2 p.m. Feb. 13, Snow Fine Arts Center, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Tickets: $10. Seats are limited. uca.edu/theatre or (501) 450-3265.

THE FANTASTICKS 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 12-13 and 19-20, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 21, Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch Ave., Searcy. Tickets: $18. (501) 368-0111.

MAMMA MIA! 7 p.m. Tuesday-Feb. 11, 8 p.m. Feb. 12, 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 13, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets: $36-$78 plus fees. (479) 443-5600.

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 11-13 and 18-20, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 and 21, Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Tickets: cabaret $30, table for two $50, balcony $17. arkansaspublictheatre.org or (479) 631-8988.

PEACE, LOVE AND REFUGEE 5 p.m. Saturday, UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St., Conway. Theater puppet slam, presented by University of Central Arkansas' honorary theater society, Alpha Psi Omega. Admission: $5, proceeds going to El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center in Little Rock. uca.edu/theatre/apo_events or (501) 450-5092.

ROMEO AND JULIET 4 p.m. Feb. 14, Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. Tickets: $30 plus fees, ASUMH students and 18 and younger $15 plus fees. thesheid.com or (870) 508-6280.

SEUSSICAL 10 a.m. Feb. 16, East Arkansas Community College, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. Recommended for pre-K through fourth grade. Admission: $5. (870) 633-4480.

THE WHALES OF AUGUST 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 12-13, 3 p.m. Sunday, Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale. Tickets: $20, students $10. Members: $16, students $9. (479) 751-5441.


Around Arkansas

OTHER DESERT CITIES 7 p.m. Monday, Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Doors for auditions open at 6:30 p.m. Performances by Arkansas Public Theatre will be April 1-3 and 7-10. (479) 631-8988.

PETER PAN Feb. 13, Hot Springs Children's Dance Theatre Company Studio, 321 Section Line Road, Suite G, Hot Springs. Ages 5-9, 10 a.m.; ages 10-13, 11:30 a.m.; ages 14 and older, 1 p.m. Arrive early to register. Performance dates: May 27-29 and June 3-5. hotspringscdt@gmail.com or (501) 655-6815.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 6:30 p.m. Feb.11, 10 a.m. Feb. 13. Center on the Square, 219 Arch Ave., Searcy. Performances will be April 8-9, 15-17 and 22-24. (501) 368-0111.

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Feb. 18 and 20, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Production dates: April 28-30 and possibly May 1. Ages 8 and up may audition. Children under 18 must have parental consent. (870) 536-3375.


Central Arkansas

THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Carl Mouton, 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Open Mike Acoustic Showcase, Wednesdays. afterthoughtbar.com or (501) 663-1196.

CAJUN'S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Byron, Mayday by Midnight, today. Richie Johnson, Mister Lucky, Friday. Greg Madden, Jet 420, Saturday. Happy hour bands start at 5 or 5:30 p.m., headline bands at 9. Cover: $5 after 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; free Monday-Wednesday. (501) 375-5351.

FLYING SAUCER DRAUGHT EMPORIUM 323 President Clinton Ave. Super Bowl Pint Night, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sunday, $3.50. (501) 372-8032.

THE JOINT 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Badi Assad, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, $20. Hogging the Mic (stand-up comedy), 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, $5. The Joint Venture comedy improv, 8 p.m. Wednesdays, $8. Artist Series, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. (501) 372-0210.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road.Ladies Night, first Thursday of the month, free for women. Show times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Cover charge: Wednesday-Thursday $7, Friday-Saturday $10. loonybincomedy.com or (501) 228-5555.

THE REV ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. Pretty Things Peep Show, Jessica Carder, 8 p.m. today; $15, reserved $20. Stoney Larue, William Clark Green, 9 p.m. Friday; advance $17, day of show $20. Kool Johnny Kool, Yard Squad, 9 p.m. Saturday, $15. (501) 823-0090.

SOUTH ON MAIN 1304 S. Main St. Hayes Carll, 8 p.m. today, $25-$35. southonmain.com or (501) 244-9660.

STICKYZ 107 River Market Ave. Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase Semifinals Round 2: Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, Collin vs. Adam, Galaxy Tour Guides, Sea of Echoes, 8 p.m. today, $5. Dikki Du & The Zydeco Krewe, 9 p.m. Friday, $7. Bully, Diet Cig, 9 p.m. Saturday; advance $10, day of show $13. (501) 372-7707.

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MAXINE'S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. New Music Tuesdays. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays. maxineslive.com or (501) 321-0909.

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