Britain-based Pasadena Roof Orchestra performs a blend of swing and hot dance music, 7 p.m. Saturday at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., part of the center's 10x10 Arts Series.
There will be a pre-show Creative Conversation at 6 p.m. and a post-show after-party with the artists in the Walker Atrium; audience members can share their thoughts about the show via Post-It Note responses. Tickets are $10 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit the website, waltonartscenter.org.
Hendrix gets Wet
The Hendrix Players and Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will stage Wet, or Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitudes by Lizzy Duffy Adams, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Cabe Theatre at Hendrix, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. The play features adult themes and situations. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-1343 or visit hendrix.edu/theatrearts.
Aftermath of war
The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History , 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock, will screen the documentary Aftermath: The Remnants of War, focusing on the consequences (including unexploded munitions at Verdun, skeletons of battlefield casualties at Stalingrad and victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, part of the Movies at MacArthur series. Admission, popcorn and beverages are free. Call (501) 376-4602 or visit arkmilitaryheritage.com.
Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale, holds its Arts Rising Gala fundraiser, 7 p.m. Saturday, featuring gourmet hors d'oeuvres by chef Miles James and music (Smokey & the Mirror, The Honey Dewdrops and dueling pianos perform in a listening room curated by the Fayetteville Roots Festival). Guests can participate in interactive games; there will be "high-value" and wine raffles, a silent auction, live artwork by a local artist, a dessert room and a fine-wine studio. Tickets are $125. Call (479) 751-5441 or visit acozarks.org.
Folk singer & 'guests'
Folk singer and Tulsa native Lauren Barth "& Guests" (including Tulsans Jesse Aycock and Paul Benjamin and Fayetteville's John Davies) perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the 801 Media Center at 5 Star Productions, 801 N. A St., Fort Smith. Tickets are $40. Call (479) 719-8931 or visit artistaudienceandcommunitylive.com.
Canvas Festival grant
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a $12,500 Art Works grant to the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to support its Canvas Festival, combining visual arts and the performance of symphonic music, and culminating in April 14-15 Masterworks concerts at Little Rock's Robinson Center Performance Hall.
Impressionist Barry Thomas will paint, onstage in real time, a piece as the orchestra performs Ludwig van Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony. The process will be projected onto screens for the Robinson Center audiences and streamed live to the lawn of the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock's MacArthur Park.
The program will also include Adam Schoenberg's Finding Rothko and Maurice Ravel's Mother Goose Suite. In the lead-up to the concerts, the orchestra will provide education programs, collaborative community outreach and other performances "that will feature visual art thematically combined with symphonic music."
It's one of eight grants, totaling $122,500, that the endowment is extending to Arkansas organizations in the first round of grants for fiscal year 2018. The others (arts.gov/news):
• TheatreSquared, Fayetteville, $30,000 (Art Works), to support the Arkansas New Play Festival.
• Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute, Hot Springs, $15,000 (Art Works-Media Arts), to support the 26th Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and associated public programs.
• Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock, $10,000 (Art Works), to support its recent production of The Call by Tanya Barfield.
• Chamber Music Society of Little Rock, $10,000 (Challenge America), to support a chamber music performance series and related educational programming.
• Oxford American Literary Project, Little Rock, $25,000 (Art Works-Literature), to support the publication and promotion of the Oxford American magazine.
• Ozark Foothills Filmfest Inc., Locust Grove, $10,000 (Challenge America), to support the annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest.
• John Brown University, Siloam Springs, $10,000 (Challenge America), to support "Giving Voice: A Festival of Writing and the Arts."
March 16 is the deadline to reserve tickets to the Arkansas Arts Council's luncheon and ceremony honoring the 2018 Governor's Arts Awards, noon-1:30 p.m., March 29, at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion, 1800 Center St., Little Rock.
The program recognizes Arkansas artists, arts patrons, arts educators and corporations for their outstanding contributions to the arts community.
Nominations come from the public; a panel of arts professionals from around the state selected the winners: Lifetime Achievement Award, June Biber Freeman, Little Rock; Arts Community Development Award, Peggy Kjelgaard, Eureka Springs; Arts in Education Award, David Woolly, Alma; Corporate Sponsorship of the Arts Award, Highlands Oncology Group, Fayetteville; Folklife Award, Brockwell Gospel Music School, Brockwell; Individual Artist Award, Richard Stephens, Hot Springs; Patron Award, Charlotte Hudspeth Gadberry, Little Rock; Judges Recognition Award, Becky Thornton, Conway.
Tickets are $35. Call (501) 324-9767, email email@example.com or visit arkansasarts.org/purchase-tickets.
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