Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
The Department of Arkansas Heritage kicks off a series of free lunchtime programs at its downtown Little Rock museums, starting with “A Tour of Haunted Historic Arkansas,” noon today at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St. Brian Irby offers a pictorial tour around haunted Arkansas and explores the history behind some of the state’s alleged haunted spots.
At noon Thursday, also at the Old State House, Carl Drexler examines the story of the 1819-20 Cherokee settlements on the Red River and Indian life in early southwest Arkansas in “Life and Death on Lost Prairie.”
Baritone Emery Stephens and pianist Linda Holzer take a musical journey through the lives of Arkansas composers Florence Price and William Grant Still in “Celebrating Creative Voices,” noon Friday at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St. And at noon Nov. 9 at the center, Garbo Hearne, guest curator of the exhibit “Respect: Celebrating 50 Years of AfriCOBRA,” will discuss the work of the artist collective in an “AfriCOBRA Gallery Talk.”
Admission is free but attendees should provide their own lunches; the museum supplies beverages. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website, ArkansasHeritage.com .
Yarn’s scary yarns
The Yarn storytelling initiative offers “Scary Stories Told Live,” focusing on “the unknown, the unsolved and the unbelievable experiences that are woven into Little Rock’s history and experience,” 8 p.m. today at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock. Doors open at 6:45. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit tinyurl.com/y9rktge8 or the Facebook event page, facebook.com/events/168595360726490.
University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College celebrates the 10th anniversary of the opening of its Little Rock-South site with an Oktoberfest-theme open house, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today at 13000 Interstate 30 (frontage road), Little Rock. Chancellor Margaret Ellibee; Bentley Wallace, dean of technical and professional studies; and Pulaski Tech students will talk during a short noon program. Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute students and instructors will serve root beer, bratwurst and pretzels, noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Visitors can attend campus tours and learn about programs. Call (501) 812-2760 or visit the website, UAPTC.edu/10years.
Members of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, student soloists and faculty members Diane Kesling, mezzo-soprano, and Michael Underwood, trombone, will perform for a Halloween-theme “Halleboo-jah” concert, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. The program includes “And So It Goes” by Billy Joel, “A Million Dreams” from the movie The Greatest Showman and classical works by J.S. Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Rene Clausen. Bevan Keating conducts. Admission is free; attendees are welcome to wear costumes. Call (501) 569-3294.
For parents fretting about finding a safe place to take their ghouls and boos trick-or-treating this Halloween, the city of Sherwood’s Parks & Recreation Department has a fun solution — the city’s annual Halloween Carnival, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Forest Room, Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland Ave., Sherwood. The festivities will feature carnival booths with games, candy and prizes and a costume contest for children 0-12. Admission is free. Call (501) 833-0476 or visit the website, cityofsherwood.net/344/Halloween-Carnival.
Th e S h e r wo o d M ayor’s Youth Council and the Sherwood Day Camp counselors are also holding their annual haunted house in the Sherwood Room at Sherwood Forest, 7-10 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. Admission $3; proceeds benefit the Youth Council’s educational trips and activities.
After Dark in the Park
Encounter things that go bump in the night — and a bit of candy — at After Dark in the Park, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1302 Park Ave., Mountain View. Entrance is through the big gates next to the gift shop. Admission is free. Spooky storytelling will be on the Outdoor Music Stage, 7-8 p.m. Call (870) 269-3851 or visit the website, ozarkfolkcenter.com.
Dream on ice
Tickets — $16-$66 (plus service charges), $13 on select opening-night tickets — go on sale at 10 a.m. today for Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream, 7:30 p.m. April 18-19; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. April 20; and 3 p.m. April 21 at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit the website, ticketmaster.com.