Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
Heroes and Legends
Country singer Buddy Jewell headlines third annual "Heroes and Legends," honoring veterans and active military, with the Pinkston Middle School 6th Grade Choir, 6:30 p.m. today at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Tickets are $20, free for veterans who register with proof of military service. Call (870) 508-6280 or visit thesheid.com.
The day's activities also include (except as noted, admission is free):
• Veterans' lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ($10)
• Concert and patriotic presentation by the Pinkston Middle School 6th Grade Choir, 1 p.m.
• Veterans' Benefits Fair, 2-5 p.m.
• Veterans' dinner, 5-6 p.m. ($10).
2nd Friday Art Night
• Little Rock-based bluegrass band Runaway Planet performs for 2nd Friday Art Night, 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Admission is free; refreshments will be provided. The museum can validate parking at the DoubleTree hotel; metered parking near the hotel is free after 6. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit oldstatehouse.com.
• "More or Less: Liz Smith & Katherine Strause," ceramics by Smith, paintings by Strause, and "Face to Face: Contemporary Portraits," pairings of otherwise unrelated portraits by Louis Freund, John Harlan Norris and Lisa Krannichfeld, among others, go on display with a 2nd Friday Art Night reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock. The reception will feature music by Springfield, Mo., ensemble the Creek Rocks and complimentary appetizers and beverages, including Core Brewing Co. beer, will be available in the atrium. Both exhibits will remain on display through Feb. 3; gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the galleries and reception and parking are free. Call (501) 324-9351 or visit historicarkansas.org.
Lacie Carpenter, Jesse Middleton, Carl Jackson, Bruce Murray, Rebecca Rainwater, the Silver Kickers dance group and comedians Mike Means and Charley Hankins are on the bill for the Boomtown Opry, 7 p.m. Saturday at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth St., El Dorado. Tickets are $10, free for children 12 and younger. Call (870) 665-9315, email email@example.com or visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/boomtownopry.
'State of Disaster'
Rex Nelson, writer, speaker, raconteur and senior editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will lecture on "A State of Disaster," an overview of the history of Arkansas, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Old State House. After the program, Nelson and Arkansas authors Ben Johnson, Kelly Mullhollan, Robert Cochran and John A. Kirk will meet with visitors and sign copies of their books on Arkansas history. Mullhollan will also demonstrate handmade folk instruments. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit oldstatehouse.com.
Book of Mormon
Tickets -- $40-$128 -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the national tour of The Book of Mormon (book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone), 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-15, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16-17 at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock. Call (501) 244-8800 or (800) 982-2787 (ARTS) or visit Ticketmaster.com.
Weekend on 11/08/2018