1 'POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME'
A hard-rocking, old-school whirlwind hits North Little Rock's Verizon Arena when co-headliners Journey and Def Leppard come to town, 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $24-$179, $25 for the Miller Lite Vibe Room. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. See Music Scene on Page 5D.
Cantrell Gallery welcomes recent paintings by Little Rock artist Megan Lewis with the opening of "The Value of Light." The opening reception, with refreshments and a chance to meet Lewis, is 6-8 p.m. Friday at the gallery, 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. The exhibit remains on display through Sept. 1. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or by appointment. Admission is free. Call (501) 224-1335 or visit cantrellgallery.com.
A couple of con men work their game in grand musical fashion on the French Riviera in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (book by Jeffrey Lane and music and lyrics by David Yazbeck), ends its run with shows at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets., Little Rock,. Tickets are $22, $18 for senior citizens and students. Call (501) 374-3761 or visit weekendtheater.org.
The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is offering a "sensory friendly" performance of its hourlong, family-friendly touring adaptation of William Shakespeare' Much Ado About Nothing, 2 p.m. today in Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. In conjunction with the UCA Occupational Therapy department, the performance is geared toward people with "sensory processing deficits, including (but not limited to) those on the autism disorder spectrum and their families," according to a news release. Audience members can take snacks, fidget toys, beverages with a sealed lid, service animals and other calming items and can come and go during the performance. Call (501) 852-0702 or email email@example.com to make advance arrangements. Tickets are $15, $10 for students, senior citizens and military. Call (866) 810-0012 or visit arkshakes.com.
Four women sing parodies about experiencing "the change" in Menopause the Musical by Jeanie Linders, closing out its run with shows at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday at Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock. Doors open and dinner starts 90 minutes before curtain. Tickets are $33-$35, $23 for children 15 and under; show-only tickets are $25 and $15. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit murrysdp.com.
The North Little Rock Community Concert Band performs the last in its "Concerts in the Park" series, 7 p.m. Friday under the canopy at Lakewood Village Shopping Center, McCain Boulevard between McCain Mall and North Hills Boulevard. Rico Belotti conducts a program he calls "Just for Fun," including Leroy Anderson's The Syncopated Clock, Fred Jewell's Trombone Blues, Edwin Franko Goldman's On the Mall, and two medleys -- "Disney Film Favorites" and "Big Bands Play Folk Songs." Admission is free; provide your own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Call (501) 758-2576 or visit nlrcommunityband.com.
Magic Springs, U.S. 70 East (East Grand Avenue), Hot Springs, marks its 40th anniversary with a summer Dive-In Movie at dusk series, starting Saturday with Star Wars: Episode VIII -- The Last Jedi. The first 1,500 children age 3-11 attending can learn the ways of a true Jedi and receive a free foam light saber. The rest of the lineup (all screenings start at dusk, roughly between 8 and 8:30 p.m.): July 13, Smurfs: The Lost Village; July 20, Justice League; and July 22, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. Admission is free with a one-day ticket -- $59.99 adults, $36.99 children and senior citizens -- or a Magic Springs season pass, $74.99. Call (501) 624-0100 or visit MagicSprings.com/special-events.php.
8 PRETTY IN PINK?
The Molly Ringwalds, an '80s tribute band from from Sheffield, England, headlines at 8 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Music Hall, 101 E. Locust St., El Dorado. The Hollow Decks, a '90s tribute band, opens the show. Tickets are $22. Call (870) 863-4547 or visit eldomad.com.
Pack a sack lunch and get an insiders look at the William E. Woodruff House, 1017 E. Eighth St., Little Rock. The historic house, built for the Arkansas Gazette founder, is this month's Sandwiching in History tour site, presented by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9880 or visit arkansaspreservation.com.
Visitors to Mountain View can listen, learn and participate in old-style music during the annual Shapenote Singing Gathering, today-Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center's White Oak Theater. The weekend starts with an introduction, 6 p.m. today; on Friday, there will be shapenote singing and teaching sessions at the center's main auditorium, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Singing sessions move to the old Mountain View High School Auditorium on School Avenue, 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and no registration is required. Call (870) 269-3851 or visit ozarkfolkcenter.com.
Weekend on 07/05/2018
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