The Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that sponsors and maintains the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame, will hold its adults-only 2017 jazz celebration and fundraiser, 8-11 p.m. Monday at The Lobby Bar, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock.
The performers will include some Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame inductees. Anchoring the show will be a combo including Barry McVinney (flute/bass clarinet/tenor sax), Steve Hudelson (guitar), Brian Wolverton (upright bass) and Pat Lindsey (drums).
Admission is $20 (cash/check at the door, which also constitutes the foundation's annual dues); larger donations are welcome. Proceeds fund the foundation's educational activities and Hall of Fame inductions (held in even-numbered years). Visit the foundation's Facebook page, tinyurl.com/y6u6edk6.
The Metropolitan Opera's production of Les Pecheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) by Georges Bizet returns to movie screens -- including the Breckenridge Village 12 in Little Rock, the Tinseltown in Benton and the Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville -- at 7 p.m. Wednesday as part of "The Met: Live in HD" Summer Encore series.
Soprano Diana Damrau sings the role of Leila, the beautiful priestess for whose affection rival pearl divers (tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien) compete. Additional details and ticket information are available at tinyurl.com/hqvmvmz.
Travis Ratermann, survey historian with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will discuss Fayetteville architect T. Ewing Shelton and the school engineering and building design he dubbed "Maximlite" because it maximized natural light in the classrooms, for the Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, noon Thursday at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Admission is free. Attendees provide their own lunches; the museum will provide soft drinks and water. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit oldstatehouse.com.
"Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness," a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association exploring health and illness among American Indians and native Alaskans and Hawaiians, will be on display Wednesday-Aug. 3 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Sequoyah National Research Center, Suite 500, University Plaza, 5820 Asher Ave., Little Rock. The center is the only Arkansas institution to host the exhibit.
There will be a reception, 4-5:30 p.m. July 11, and a screening of the film Heartbeat Alaska at noon July 19 in Room 535 of the university's Ottenheimer Library, 2801 S. University Ave. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission is free. Call (501) 569-8336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibit's website is nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices.
July 5 is the deadline to apply for the Argenta Arts Foundation's Artist INC program in September at the Laman Library Argenta Branch, 420 Main St., North Little Rock. The training program addresses specific business needs and challenges of artists of all disciplines.
The program is limited to 25 participants, who will gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their practice and apply them cooperatively with their peers. It's open to any artist of any discipline. Support comes from the Mid-America Arts Alliance staff; local facilitators will include Kevin Kresse, Dominique Simmons, Judy Goss, Diane Harper, Paula Martin and Kandy Jones. To apply or for more information, visit the website, tinyurl.com/y6uhlk4t.
Style on 06/18/2017
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