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story.lead_photo.caption Asleep at the Wheel performs Saturday at the Eureka Springs Auditorium.

Grammy-winning country and western swing band Asleep at the Wheel -- recent additions Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin), Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) and Josh Hoag (bass) joining founder Ray Benson and veterans David Sanger (drums), Eddie Rivers (steel guitar), and Jay Reynolds (saxophone and clarinet) -- performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eureka Springs Auditorium, 36 S. Main St., Eureka Springs.

Tickets are $20-$40. Call (479) 253-7788 or visit the website,

Architecture lecture

Anne Fougeron, principal of San Francisco-based Fougeron Architecture, will discuss her design philosophy of humane modernism in a lecture titled "Home Sweet Home," 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lecture Hall, lower level, Arkansas Arts Center, in MacArthur Park, 501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. It's part of the the Architecture & Design Network's 2017-18 June Freeman lecture series. A 5:30 p.m. reception will precede the lecture. Admission is free. Call (501) 952-7274 or (479) 243-8232 or visit or the Facebook page,

Concerto premiere

Violinist Er-Gene Kahng, a faculty member at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will solo in the world premiere of the recently discovered Violin Concerto No. 2 by Little Rock native Florence Price (1888-1953) with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Steven Byess, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Arend Arts Center, 1901 S.E. J St., Bentonville. The University of Arkansas Inspirational Chorale (directed by Jeffrey Murdock) will also perform.

Tickets are $35, $10 for college students, $5 for K-12 students. Call (479) 841-4644, email or visit

The performance caps off a three-day Black History Month celebration of Price's career at the university, Thursday-Saturday, that will include a screening of the documentary The Caged Bird: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price with a panel discussion, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, in Giffels Auditorium, Old Main, 459 Campus Drive, Fayetteville. Admission is free. Visit

Alice adaptation

National Players will perform their world-premiere touring adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, using live projections, shadow puppetry, original music, pop-up books, flamingo mallets and a caterpillar tango, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center, Vada Sheid Community Development Center, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Tickets are $25, $12.50 for students, plus fees. Call (870) 508-6280 or visit

Chocolate confab

Vendors of chocolate, from organic and household brand names to select boutique labels, will showcase and promote products and offer samples at the 14th annual Chocolate Lovers' Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Eureka Springs Community Center, 44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs. Tickets, $10, include a wristband for entry and a box for chocolate. Admission is free for children 2 and younger (no wristband, no box). Call (479) 253-8737 or visit or

'Sweet' dinner theater

A Love Shake Up on Sweetwater Drive, written and directed by Teretha Lowe, will be the centerpiece of a Valentine's Dinner Theater, 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Maumelle Event Center, 10910 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock. Tickets are $40. Part of the proceeds benefit the Lifting Up Jesus Christ Ministries' project to build a theater in southwest Little Rock. Call (501) 351-2876 or (501) 744-0474 or visit

Under Milk Wood

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith's Theatre@UAFS will stage Dylan Thomas' bittersweet comedy Under Milk Wood, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Feb. 19-20 in the university's Breedlove Auditorium, 5120 Grand Ave., Fort Smith. The show is part of the university's Season of Entertainment 37. Tickets are $6, free for university faculty, staff and students. Call (479) 788-7300 or visit

Poetry and jazz

Author and poet Maggie Smith, whose poem "Good Bones" Public Radio International called "the official poem of 2016," will read from her work, answer questions and sign books, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the College of Business Auditorium (Room 107), University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Admission is free. It's part of a two-day residency that will also include a masterclass with graduate students, 4 p.m. Tuesday, and a craft talk and question-and-answer session, 11 a.m. Wednesday, both in Room 331 of Win Thompson Hall. Call (501) 450-5108 or email

Also at UCA, the university's Jazz Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The UCA Dixieland Band will perform traditional Mardi Gras music with director Jackie Lamar, including "Bourbon Street Parade" by Paul Barbarin, "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans" by Eddie Lange and "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" by John Turner Layton. Jazz Ensemble II will perform an arrangement of "On Green Dolphin Street" by Keeper & Washington and "Consonata" by Dee Barton. Larry Jones conducts.

Jazz Ensemble I will perform "3-2-1-0" by Oliver Nelson, "Time After Time" by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, "I Hope on Time a Change Will Come" by Oliver Nelson (with Justin Mason on soprano saxophone) and "Big Swing Face" by Bill Potts. Gail Robertson conducts. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-3163 or email


Flutist and lecturer Galen Abdur-Razzaq will discuss and perform in a talk titled "Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement," 2 p.m. Monday in the Helen Robson Walton Reading Room, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Mullins Library. It's part of the UA Libraries' celebration of Black History Month. Admission is free. Call (479) 575-6702.

Gallery webinar

The Arkansas Arts Council is inviting visual artists to participate in a webinar, "Are You Ready for a Gallery Exhibition?", 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 26. Three area gallery directors -- Brad Cushman, Garbo Hearne and Matt McLeod -- will offer tips on how to determine if a gallery is a good fit for your work, ways to professionally document your work, how to present your work and yourself to a gallery and preparing programming for an exhibition. It's part of the Arts Council's GetSmART! learning series. It's free. Register online at; call (501) 324-9348 or email

Architect Anne Fougeron lectures Tuesday at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock’s MacArthur Park.
Alice (Emily Brown) and the Mad Hatter (John Austin) compare notes in the National Players’ touring production of Alice in Wonderland.
Violinist Er-Gene Kahng

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