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story.lead_photo.caption Glass Balls — Floating Chihuly by Russell Mackensen is part of the “Arkansas Pastel Society: Reflections in Pastel” exhibition at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.

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'Heroes and Legends'

Arkansas native country singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde will perform during Arkansas State University-Mountain Home's second annual "Heroes and Legends" veterans appreciation event, 6 p.m. today at the university's Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Tickets are $15 and $10 (credit/debit cards only, no cash or checks), free for veterans with military ID for show, barbecue and Veterans' Fair, $10 for veterans' guests. Call (870) 508-6280.

ASU-Beebe salute

Arkansas State University-Beebe, 1000 Iowa St., Beebe, will hold a special Veterans Day celebration marking the university's relationship with Little Rock Air Force Base and military students in the community, 12:30 p.m. today. The "90th Anniversary: Veterans Salute" will include a lecture on Arkansas and World War I by Buck Foster of the University of Central Arkansas. Admission is free; all veterans are invited to attend. Register at; call (501) 882-3600 or (501) 940-0447 or email

Submariners celebrate

The Razorback Base, United States Submarine Veterans Inc., will hold a brief Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by free lunch and free submarine tours at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock. The ceremony will honor World War II Navy veterans Frederick Weilminster and Troy Edwards. The Conway VFW Color Guard also will participate. The lunch, donated by Ben E. Keith, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (or until the food runs out), will include hot dogs, bratwursts and chicken thighs. Tours of the USS Razorback submarine, sponsored by the Razorback Base and the museum, begin at 10 a.m., breaking for the ceremony, with the last one at 4:30 p.m. Call (501) 371-8320 or email


Synagogue encore

Award-winning entertainers John and Nancy Shuffle and Chuck and Louann King, who helped Synagogue Agudath Achim dedicate the Museum of Jewish Life in December 2015, return for an encore of "A Band of Brothers & Sisters," 7 p.m. today at the synagogue, 7901 W. Fifth St., Little Rock. Tickets are $15, $5 for children under 12. Call (501) 225-1683 or visit

'Turkey Bowl' lecture

Scott Carter, special projects administrator for Little Rock and city historian, looks at past tradition of Arkansas high school football on Thanksgiving Day (2017 marks the 35th anniversary of the state's final Thanksgiving Day high school football game, in a lecture titled "Turkey Bowl," noon today at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock, part of the museum's Brown Bag Lunch Lecture series. Admission is free. Attendees provide their own lunches; the museum will provide soft drinks and water. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit

And the museum will screen Mel Brooks' movie comedy Young Frankenstein during 2nd Friday Art Night, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.

'Headstrong' stories

The Yarn, in partnership with the University of Arkansas-Clinton School of Public Service, will offer a storytelling session, "Headstrong: Stories of Mental Emotional Health," 7 p.m. t̶o̶d̶a̶y̶ Friday, Nov. 10,* at New Deal Salon and Gallery, 2003 Louisiana St., Little Rock. Violinist Katherine Williamson will provide a musical prelude. Admission is free but an RSVP is required to attend -- email

Film festival

The three-day El Dorado Film Festival gets underway today and runs through Sunday at the South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. Fifth St., and in El Dorado's Murphy Arts District. The festival emphasizes "Southern voices" with Southern Made and Made in Arkansas categories. A list of films on the schedule is available at the website, Tickets are $15-$125. Call (870) 863-4547 or visit


'Reflections in Pastel'

"Arkansas Pastel Society: Reflections in Pastel" goes on display with a 2nd Friday Art Night, 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Vinyl-remix DJ Mike Poe will provide entertainment. The exhibition will be on display in the center's West Gallery through Feb. 24. Admission to the reception and the gallery are free. Call (501) 918-3033 or email

Organ recital

Organist Marilyn Keiser, chancellor's professor of music emeritus at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, will give a recital at 8 p.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St., Little Rock, under the aegis of the Central Arkansas Chapter, American Guild of Organists, and Arts@Christ Church. Her program will include two movements -- "Adagio" and "Andante" -- from the Organ Concerto No. 1 in G major by George Frideric Handel; "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" and "Vater unser im Himmelreich" from Cantata No. 80 by J.S. Bach; Carillon de Westminster by Louis Vierne; and works by Josef Rheinberger, Maurice Durufle, Alec Wyton, Dan Locklair and John Knowles Paine. Admission is free. Call (501) 375-2342.

Gospel tribute

Gospel musicians Charles Jenkins, Jekalyn Carr, the Williams Brothers, Wes Morgan, Troy Sneed, Cheryl Fortune and Chosen will help Billy St. James of station KPZK-FM, "Praise 102.5," celebrate his 40th anniversary in radio, 7 p.m. Friday at Greater Trinity Church of God in Christ, 2400 Wright Ave., Little Rock. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Visit

As You ... at ASU

Arkansas State University Theatre will stage William Shakespeare's As You Like It, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday-Wednesday in the Drama Theatre, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. A meet-the-company dessert reception will follow Friday's opening night performance. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Call (870) 972-2781 (ASU1) or visit

Piano recital

Pianist Clara Campbell Christian, a faculty member at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., plays three excerpts from Book 1 of Franz Liszt's Annees de Pelerinage (Years of Pilgrimage); the Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K.332, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Variations on a theme of Corelli by Sergei Rachmaninoff; and several movements from William Bolcom's Dance Portraits, 7 p.m. Friday, Administration Auditorium, Harding University, 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy. The recital is part of the university's Arts and Life Concert Series. Tickets are $3 in advance, $5 at the door. Visit


'Small' book fair

More than 30 regional authors will participate in the Central Arkansas Library System's Self-Published & Small Press Book Fair, 1-4 p.m. Saturday in the Darragh Center, Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock. Admission is free. Call (501) 918-3098, email or visit

History walk

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's November "Walks Through History" tour visits the Dumas Commercial Historic District, beginning 11 a.m. Saturday at the Merchant and Farmer's Bank Building, Waterman and Main streets. Co-sponsor is Main Street Dumas. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9880, email or visit

Beehives — Old Schoolyard Bees is part of the “Arkansas Pastel Society: Reflections in Pastel” exhibition at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.
Organist Marilyn Keiser gives a recital Friday at Little Rock’s Christ Episcopal Church.
Ashley McBryde headlines “Heroes and Legends” event today at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home.
The Dumas Commercial Historic District will be the focus of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s November “Walks Through History” tour on Saturday.

Weekend on 11/09/2017

*CORRECTION: The Yarn, in partnership with the University of Arkansas-Clinton School of Public Service, will offer a storytelling session, “Headstrong: Stories of Mental Emotional Health,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at New Deal Salon and Gallery, 2003 Louisiana St., Little Rock. A previous version of this story provided an incorrect date.


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