It's time for roller coasters, rabbits and roasted corn. The Arkansas State Fair fires on all cylinders starting today through Oct. 21 at the State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St., Little Rock. Admission in advance is $7.99, $3.99 for children and senior citizens; gate admission is $10 and $5. Parking is $10 and ride bands are $30. An advance SuperPass from Tropical Smoothie includes admission and a ride band for $30. Call (501) 372-8341* or visit arkansasstatefair.com.
2 FOUR SEASONS
Relive hits of The Four Seasons as the hit musical Jersey Boys arrives onstage at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $28-$102. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. See story on Page 4E.
3 'FRONT (PORCH JUNKIES)'
Country singer Thomas Rhett, on his "Life Changes Tour" with special guests Brett Young and Midland, performs at 7:30 p.m. today at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. Tickets are $32.75-$77.75 plus service charges (general admission on the floor, no chairs) and there is an eight-ticket limit per household. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com or livenation.com. See Music Scene on Page 5E.
Disney Junior characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Puppy Dog Pals, the Lion Guard, Muppet Babies and Vampirina cut a real rug onstage in Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour, 6 p.m. today at Little Rock's Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway. The 90-minute concert features 20 songs from the preschool TV network series, plus two new ones for the tour. Tickets are $39-$69; a VIP package is available. Call (501) 244-8800 or visit ticketmaster.com.
With food trucks, samples of locally brewed beverages and music by Tragikly White, the fun's all local at the Pavilion Party, third anniversary celebration for Locally Labeled in Greater Little Rock, 5-8 p.m. today at the River Market Pavilions, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. The event also features "life-size bar games" like Connect Four, Beer Pong and Battleship. Admission is free. Call (501) 376-4781 or visit rivermarket.info. See story on Page 8E.
6 FISH FRY
For the 35th year, Camp Aldersgate, 2000 Aldersgate Road, Little Rock, is serving up mass quantities of fish and all the trimmings at its Fish Fry, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. There will also be cupcake walks, a petting zoo and other family activities. Tickets are $15, free for children 6 and younger. Parking and free shuttle service are available from neighbors Pediatrics Plus (1900 Aldersgate Road) and Ortho Arkansas (10301 Kanis Road). Call (501) 225-1444 or visit campaldersgate.net.
The Alex Foundation, which encourages and supports students to pursue careers in architecture, math and art, is hosting a High Tea Fundraiser, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 2015 Main St., North Little Rock. ReShonda Tate Billingsley will be the guest speaker. Donations of $25 or more are requested and RSVPs are required today. Visit eventbrite.com.
8 FANCY FREE, ETC.
Little Rock Winds, formerly the Little Rock Wind Symphony, kicks off its 25th anniversary season with a "Bernstein Birthday Bash," 7:30 p.m. today at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. Israel Getzov conducts an all-Bernstein concert that includes "Wrong Note Rag" from Wonderful Town, "Danzon" from Fancy Free, Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront, selections from West Side Story and a suite from Candide. Tickets are $15, $12 for senior citizens 65 and older, free for students. Season subscriptions are also available. Call (501) 666-0777 or visit lrwinds.org.
A 38-year-old recently divorced woman at a crossroads and starting life over in New York meets two friends in the park, each with a distinctly different possibility for her new life, in If/Then (music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey), at the Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, Little Rock, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 21 and 28. Tickets are $22, $18 for students, senior citizens and military. Visit weekendtheater.org.
Mirth, merriment and mistaken identities run rampant in William Shakespeare's As You Like It, onstage 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Haislip Theatre, Center for Performing Arts, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. Tickets are $10, $5 for military and senior citizens and UALR faculty, staff and students. Call (501) 569-3456 or visit ualr.edu/theatre.
Weekend on 10/11/2018
Information about the Arkansas State Fair is available at arkansasstatefair.com and at (501) 372-8341. An incorrect telephone number was in a previous version of this story.
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