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story.lead_photo.caption Patricia Blick discusses the Quapaw Quarter Association’s his- tory Wednesday at the Central Arkansas Library System Main Library in Little Rock.

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:

TODAY

'PURSEsonal' art

"PURSEsonal Connections: Drawings by Betsy Davis," original artwork from the book What's Inside? A Century of Women and Handbags, goes on display today at the ESSE Purse Museum & Store, 1510 Main St., Little Rock. The exhibit, marking the museum's fifth anniversary, will remain up through Jan. 27. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10, $8 for students, senior citizens and military; half price on Wednesday. Call (501) 916-9022 or visit essepursemuseum.com.

Tokyo trio

Tokyo party-funk dance group Otonana Trio, touring to support its latest EP Jump: The Remixes, performs at 9 p.m. today at EJ's Eats and Drinks, 523 Center St., Little Rock. Cover is $10. Call (501) 666-3700 or visit bit.ly/OtonanaTrioLittleRock.

Good creatures

Science writer Sy Montgomery will discuss her latest book, How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals, 7:30 p.m. today in Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. A reception and book signing will follow in the nearby Trieschmann Gallery. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-4597 or email vanaman@hendrix.edu.

UAM choirs

University of Arkansas at Monticello Concert and Chamber choirs perform at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 1016 N. Hyatt St., Monticello. Baritone Scott Bearden will sing the "Libera me" movement from Gabriel Faure's Requiem and "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" by Mack Wilberg. The Chamber Choir and Sheridan High School Choir will perform choruses from George Frideric Handel's Messiah. And the program will also include works by Giovanni Palestrina, Randall Thompson, Franz Joseph Haydn, Knut Nystedt and William Dawson. Admission is free. Call (870) 460-1060.

WEDNESDAY

Legacies & Lunch

Patricia Blick, executive director of the Quapaw Quarter Association, celebrating its 50th anniversary, will discuss the association's history for the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies' Legacies & Lunch, noon Wednesday in the Darragh Center, Central Arkansas Library System Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock. An exhibition of related materials from the Butler Center collection will be on display in the nearby Roberts Library (formerly the Arkansas Studies Institute). Support for the Legacies & Lunch series comes from the Arkansas Humanities Council. Admission is free; attendees should arrive with a sack lunch and the Butler Center will provide drinks and dessert. A library parking discount is available. Call (501) 918-3030.

Passion Play Part I

The Hendrix Players stage Passion Play Part I by Sarah Ruhl, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 7-10 Cabe Theatre, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Ruhl's three-part script dramatizes players rehearsing an annual staging of the Passion in Northern England in 1575, after Queen Elizabeth outlawed the depiction of religious drama; in 1934 Oberammergau, Bavaria, as Hitler rises to power; and in Spearfish, S.D., from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Part II will be onstage in February and there will be open reading of Part III during the spring semester. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-1343, email hendrixplayers@hendrix.edu or visit hendrix.edu/theatrearts.

UCA Percussion

The University of Central Arkansas Percussion Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Recital Hall, Snow Fine Arts Center, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. The program will include several works, including Catching Shadows, Space Junk, Thank You, Hold Fast, Six and PUNX!, by guest percussionist Ivan Trevino, part of Trevino's two-day campus residency. Blake Tyson conducts. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-5263 or email btyson@uca.edu.

THURSDAY

Garden workshop

Horticulturist Janet Carson will conduct a workshop on "Native Plant Species in Arkansas," 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Thursday at Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. This workshop will feature lectures in garden settings. Sign-in starting at 8 a.m. in the Welcome Center Lobby. The ticket price, $70, $55 for members, includes lunch from the Chipmunk Cafe. Call (800) 366-4664 or (501) 262-9300, email gardeninfo@garvangardens.org or visit garvangardens.org.

ETC.

Fair poets

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas lists the Best-of-Show winners of the 2018 Arkansas State Fair poetry contests (cash prizes are in addition to State Fair prizes and ribbons; visit the website, poetsroundtableofarkansas.org):

• Adult Division (age 19-plus): Donna Hensley Nelson of Kensett for her poem "Whimsical Dreams." $25.

• Senior Youth Division (14-18): Grace Milner of Hot Springs for her poem "To Buffalo River." $25.

• Junior Youth Division (9-13): Kiersten Priddy of Nashville for her poem "A Shepherd Girl." $15.

The Poets' Roundtable is also sponsoring three annual poetry contests for middle and high school students:

• The Sybil Nash Abrams Memorial Contests for Arkansas students (junior division, grade 6-8; senior division, grades 9-12). No entry fee; any subject, free verse, 24 line limit. Postmark deadline is March 1; no entries accepted before Jan. 1. Mail to Laura Bridges, Student Co-Chairman, 2401 Lakeview Road, No. 008, North Little Rock, Ark. 72116.

• Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest 2019 Annual Competition, sponsored by National Federation of State Poetry Societies Inc. Each state can submit 10 poems each in junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12) divisions. Entries must be received by Feb. 1; mail to the same address.

• NFSPS Annual Student Contest. Any subject, any form, 32-line limit. Mail all entries at one time, unfolded, in a large envelope First Class, Priority Mail or via any form of delivery that does not require a signature upon receipt, to Carla Jordan, Contest Chairman, P.O. Box 2863, Evergreen, Colo. 80437-2863. Entries must be postmarked after Jan. 1 and by March 15.

A complete list of rules, regulations and restrictions is available online at tinyurl.com/y99l66sc.

Style on 11/06/2018

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