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story.lead_photo.caption The Heber Springs Commercial Historic District will be the focus of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program’s monthly “Walk Through History” on Saturday

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'Out Loud' tales

Storytelling initiative The Yarn marks National Coming Out Day with the fourth annual production of "Out Loud: True Stories About Coming Out," featuring members of the central Arkansas' gay community and their allies, 8 p.m. today at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock. Doors open at 6:45. Tickets are $10-$25. Visit or the Facebook event page,

Cello duo

Cellisimo -- cellist Ruslan Biryukov and Anne Suda -- performs at 7 p.m. today at the Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., Blytheville, as part of the Arts Council of Mississippi County's 2018-19 Series. The program will include Russian Scenes by Carol Worthey; two-cello arrangements of the "Andante Cantabile" from the String Quartet No. 1 by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, "Flight of the Bumblebee" from The Tale of Tsar Sultan by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy, LiberTango by Astor Piazzolla and "The Swan" from The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint Saens; and works by Johannes Brahms, David Popper, Orlando di Lasso, Nino Rota, Enrique Granados and Georg Goltermann. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, free for children 12 and younger with a paying adult. Call (870) 762-1744 or visit


Evil Dead musical

Five college students accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into bad-joke-telling demons, and it's all up to a housewares employee to save the day in Evil Dead -- The Musical (music by Christopher Bond, Frank Cipolla, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt, book and lyrics by Reinblatt, combining elements of the cult classic films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness). It'll be onstage 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Oct. 18-20 and 25-27, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 21 and 28 at the Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. This show contains mature language, sexual innuendo, comedic gore and "unbridled camp," according to a news release. Tickets are $25, $20 for students, military and senior citizens 65 and older; a $30 "Splash Zone" ticket includes seating in the first two rows -- and rain gear. Call (501) 374-2615 or visit or

2nd Friday

"History in Color: The Spectrum of Daily Life in Early America," featuring 18th- and 19th-century textiles, ceramics, decorative applications and fine art items showing how color shaped early American cultural attitudes, opens Friday with a 5-8 p.m. 2nd Friday Art Night reception in the Stella Boyle Smith Atrium, Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock. It'll feature music and complimentary appetizers and beverages. The exhibit, in the museum's Arkansas Made Gallery, will remain up through the end of 2019. Admission to the exhibit and the reception are free. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Call (501) 324-9351 or visit

Also for 2nd Friday Art Night, Twang Darkly performs instrumental folk-jazz-rock fusion music on homemade instruments, 5-8 p.m. Friday on the lawn of the Old State House, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock. The reception will also feature beer from Stone's Throw Brewing and soft drinks. Admission is free. The museum can validate parking at the Doubletree Hotel; metered parking near the hotel is free after 6 p.m. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit

Allegiance on screen

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies will screen George Takei's Allegiance: The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen, inspired by Takei's childhood experience interned as a Japanese-American in the Rohwer (Arkansas) Relocation Center during World War II, 7 p.m. Friday, Ron Robinson Theater, Library Square, 100 Rock St., Little Rock. Presenter is Arkansas Sounds. Admission is free. Call (501) 320-5715.

Organ recital

Houston organist Grant Wareham will give a recital at 8 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Sixth St., Pine Bluff. Wareham will play the Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 538, "Dorian," by Johann Sebastian Bach; Chorale No. 2 in b minor by Cesar Franck; the second movement, "The Fires of Silence," from Hyperion ou La rethorique du feu by Jean Guillou; Organ Sonata No. 1 in f minor, op.65 No. 1, by Felix Mendelssohn; Pageant by Leo Sowerby ; two movements -- "Allegro Maestoso" and "Cantilene" -- from the Symphony No. 3, op.28, by Louis Vierne; Evening Song by Edward Bairstow; and Phantasie uber den Choral "Wie schon leucht' uns der Morgenstern," op.40, No. 1, by Max Reger. The recital is under the aegis of the Central Arkansas Chapter, American Guild of Organists. Admission is free. Call (870) 535-0935.


History walk

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's monthly "Walks Through History" visits the Heber Springs Commercial Historic District at 11 a.m. Saturday, examining buildings built between 1895 and 1959 that make up the town's historic commercial core. Co-sponsors are the Cleburne County Library, Downtown Network Heber Springs and the Arkansas Humanities Council. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9880, email or visit

Flute 'Hauntcert'

The Hot Springs Flute Ensemble and new conductor Carlos Feller will perform a "Hauntcert", a Halloween program of spooky music, 4 p.m. Saturday at the Atrium at Serenity Point, 2803 Albert Pike, Hot Springs. Admission is free. Call (501) 520-0306.

Boomtown Opry

Gene King and Heather Ponce, Gene Stewart, Anna Brinker, Annalee Purdie, Jade Kelly and improvisational comedy team of Mike Means and Charley Hankins are the featured performers 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 or visit

John and Joel

Singer Jean Meilleur and pianist John Regan of Jeans 'n Classics joins the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for "Back-to-Back: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel," 7 p.m. Saturday in Griffin Music Hall, 101 E. Locust St. in El Dorado's Murphy Arts District. Kermit Poling conducts. Tickets are $15-$40. Call (870) 863-4547 or visit


Boury recital

Soprano Suzanne Banister and pianist Norman Boehm will give a recital of "The Music of Robert Boury," 3 p.m. Sunday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. The concert honors Boury, who is retiring in December after 37 years of teaching music at UALR. The program includes the premiere of Boury's Songs of Nature and Love and a selection of his pieces for piano and voice. Admission is free. Call (501) 569-3294.

Natural State Band

The Natural State Brass Band performs at 3 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road, Little Rock. The program includes Walking With Heroes by Paul Lovatt Cooper, the Irish Air "Carrickfergus" featuring solo baritone horn Cody Ford, Robert Childs' arrangement of the "Evening Prayer" from Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck, Suite No. 1 in E-flat major by Gustav Holst and "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)," arranged by Mark Freeh. Gretchen Renshaw James conducts. Admission is free. Visit or the Facebook event page,


Taylor-Raitt at Verizon

Tickets -- $69 and $103 plus service charges -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for a concert by James Taylor and His All-Star Band, with special guest Bonnie Raitt and her band, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. There is an eight-ticket limit. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit

A Chinese glazed porcelain tureen, circa 1790, goes on display Friday as part of the “History in Color: The Spectrum of Daily Life in Early America” exhibit at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock.
Trey Gibson plays Ash in Evil Dead — The Musical at the Studio Theatre.

Weekend on 10/11/2018



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