Test your mastery of the basic dart, the sea glider and the star wing against other paper-folding enthusiasts at the Little Rock Paper Airplane Championship, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. "Paper Airplane Guy" John Collins will share his knowledge and expertise. Registration is $20 per family in advance, $25 on site. Proceeds benefit the Lymphomaniac Society. Visit lrpaperairplane.com.
Kids of all ages can get their hands on gadgets and gizmos galore at the annual Tinkerfest, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. The event features more than 40 interactive activities that explore how things work. Admission is $10, $8 for those 60 and older, teachers, Little Rock city employees, military and children 12 and younger. Call (501) 396-7050 or visit museumofdiscovery.org.
Anyone 55 and older can get health screenings, private consultations with medical pros, nutrition, vision and weight loss information, visit vendor booths and attend educational seminars and a political panel -- and play bingo -- at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Senior Expo, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Statehouse Convention Center, Markham and Main streets, Little Rock. Sponsor is the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Admission is free. Free transportation will be available from a park-and-ride lot at the state Capitol, 8:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. and a shuttle from Hot Springs Village. Call (501) 378-3807 or visit arkansasseniorexpo.com.
Gowns of some of Arkansas' premier women, including Hillary Clinton, Susan Hutchinson and Betty Bumpers, will once again be available for public admiration as "First Ladies of Arkansas: Women of Their Times" reopens Friday at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock. The renovated exhibit also includes video interviews with Arkansas first ladies. An opening 2nd Friday Art Night reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, will feature Loblolly ice cream and family-friendly, hands-on activities. Regular museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit oldstatehouse.com.
This month's 2nd Friday Art Night will also have pop-up artist stations along Main Street, trolley rides with beer samples and a school supply donations drive. Visit 2ndfridayartnight.org.
Look back on one of America's biggest moments at America's Cornerstone: Celebration Picnic of Constitution Day, noon-4 p.m. Saturday in Little Rock's MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. There will be speakers, music and a "crazy" patriotic hat contest. Admission is free; provide your own chairs and picnic lunches (or buy hot dogs on site). Visit eventbrite.com or bit.ly/2PvtjcJ.
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Down-on-his-luck Broadway producer (Michael Henderson) and mild-mannered accountant (Jeremy Clay) scheme to make a killing by producing the biggest Broadway flop in history in The Producers (music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, adapted from Brooks' 1968 film). The Community Theater of Little Rock stages it, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21-22 and Sept. 28-29 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 and 30 at the Elks Lodge, 123 E. Broadway, North Little Rock. Tickets are $20, $18 for senior citizens 65 and older, $15 for students 6-21, free for children 5 and younger. Call (501) 410-2283 or visit ctlr-act.org/get-tickets.
The Ying Quartet -- Janet Ying and Robin Scott, violins; Phillip Ying, viola; and David Ying, cello -- kick off the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock season, 7:30 p.m. today, Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. The program: String Quartet No. 3, op.44, No. 1, by Felix Mendelssohn; The Conference of the Birds by Christopher Theofanidis; and the String Quartet No. 1, op.11, by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. A reception with complimentary refreshments and wine will follow. Tickets are $25, free for children and students. Call (615) 775-6744 or visit ChamberMusicLR.com.
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The Muses Creative Artistry Project's "Opera Classics Plus! -- Sing to Love" includes arias, duets and ensembles from "beloved operas and musicals," including La Traviata, Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Cosi Fan Tutti, The Magic Flute, Die Fledermaus, Les Miserables, West Side Story, The Secret Garden and Sweeney Todd.
• 7:30 p.m. today at Arkansas State University's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro -- $35 and $25, discounts for senior citizens, students and ASU faculty, staff and students. Call (870) 972-3471, (870) 972-2781 or (888) 278-3267 or visit astate.edu/tickets.
• 7:30 p.m. Friday, Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, Horace C. Cabe Great Hall, 321 W. Fourth St., Texarkana. $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 for students. Call (903) 792-4992 or visit TRAHC.org.
• 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Muses Cultural Arts Center, 428 Orange St., Hot Springs, and 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Woodlands Auditorium, Ponce De Leon Center, 1101 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village. $35. (501) 609-9811 or visit themusesproject.org.
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The River City Men's Chorus opens its 2018-19 season with a program titled "Let Music Live," featuring songs with "inspirational texts," 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday and Sept. 20 at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. David Glaze conducts. Admission is free. Doors open one hour before "curtain." Call (501) 377-1080 or visit rivercitymenschorus.com.
Talented artists and craftsmen from the north Arkansas hills will open their doors for the annual Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour in and around Mountain View, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The Arkansas Craft School, 101 N. Peabody Ave., Mountain View, will host a reception, 7-9 p.m. Friday. Call (870) 615-4825 or visit offthebeatenpathstudiotour.com.
Weekend on 09/13/2018
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