1 FOOD TRUCKS
Downtown Little Rock will be bursting with tasty treats, crafts and music at the Main Street Food Truck Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday on Main Street between Third and Ninth streets and Capitol Avenue from Main to Spring Street. General admission is free. Call (501) 375-0121 or visit mainstreetfoodtrucks.com. See story on Page 4E.
Pop-up shopping, hayrides, a fishing derby, music and a river of catfish are part of the annual Camp Aldersgate Fish Fry, noon-3 p.m. Sunday at the camp, 2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock. Tickets are $15. Call (501) 225-1444 or visit campaldersgate.net. See story on Page 4E.
The people at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock, will dish up plates full of shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn to Zydeco tunes at their annual Shrimp Boil, 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Drive-through service is available, 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $10 and $15 for children 12 and younger. Call (501) 225-4203. See story on Page 4E.
Will conductor Philip Mann use a baton or a wand? The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is offering a pair of concerts titled "The Magical Music of Harry Potter," 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock. Come in costume; tickets are $15-$65, $10 for students and active-duty military, free to the Sunday matinee for K-12 kids accompanied by a paying adult. Call (501) 666-1761, Extension 1, or visit ArkansasSymphony.org/magic.
• Meanwhile, an orchestra that includes members of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert, every note of John Williams' score for the film, while it appears on a 40-foot screen above the musicians, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Tickets are $20 to $75. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptickets.com.
5 FOSSILS, ETC.
The Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral and Geology Society gathers vendors, demonstrations, door prizes and a kids' dig for the Greater Little Rock Area Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. Admission is free. Call (870) 672-2225 or visit centralarrockhound.org.
Vendors and speakers will deal in UFOs, Bigfoot, cryptozoology, the supernatural, psychic phenomena and ghost hunting at the seventh annual Arkansas Paranormal Expo, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. The event will include a raffle for a ghost hunt at the museum, gift certificates, gift baskets, books, haunted tours of Little Rock and Razorback items; WoodmenLife will serve burgers, hot dogs and chips, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10; proceeds benefit the museum. Call (501) 376-4602 or visit arkansasparanormalexpo.com.
Headliners at the 32nd annual King Biscuit Blues Festival this weekend in downtown Helena-West Helena include Tab Benoit today, J.J. Grey and Mofro on Friday and Gov't Mule on Saturday. More than 50 acts perform on five stages, three of them along Cherry Street (admission to the Gospel and Lockwood/Stackhouse stages is free; there's an admission charge for the Main Stage). Visit kingbiscuitfestival.com.
• More blues in Helena-West Helena this weekend: Charles Wilson (Friday) and Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith (Saturday) headline the Front Porch Blues Bash in the Delta Cultural Center's Miller Annex, 223 Cherry St.. It starts with a noon-6 p.m. blues jam today. The bash continues, noon-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. A complete lineup is available at deltaculturalcenter.com. Call (870) 338-4350 or (800)-358-0972.
Famed director Werner Herzog and honorary chairman actress Kathleen Turner headline the opening weekend of the 26th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, at the Arlington Hotel, 249 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Turner welcomes festivalgoers before the 7 p.m. Friday screening of Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies, a daughter's journey to discover her father, producer Alan Ladd Jr. ($40 tickets include the 6 p.m. pre-show Popcorn & Champagne Toast and the after party; $15 movie only). Herzog will take part in a question-and-answer session following the noon Saturday screening at the hotel of his film Grizzly Man, about a bear enthusiast whose passion cost him his life. Tickets are $10. He'll also offer a master class at 2:30 p.m.; tickets are $10. The festival continues through Oct. 15. Visit hsdfi.org.
• Herzog's one-day residence at the University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, will include a screening of Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, his documentary about the internet, artificial intelligence and what it means to be connected, 7 p.m. today in Reynolds Performance Hall. A Q&A will follow. Admission is free. Call (501) 852-2376 or email email@example.com.
9 FINE ARTS
"A Splash of Color" is the theme for the Conway Alliance for the Arts' 11th annual ArtsFest on Saturday, celebrating music, visual art, theater, dance, creative writing and film at venues throughout Conway. Admission to all events is free. More information and a full schedule is available at artsinconway.org; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/ConwayArtsFest.
Fairfield Bay takes on the flavors of fall (and Germany) at Oktoberfest, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. The festival includes arts and crafts, a German Biergarten, music, a dance and children's activities. General admission is free. There will also be a StoryFest celebration, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call (501) 884-4202 or visit visitfairfieldbay.com/oktoberfest.
Weekend on 10/05/2017
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