Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
"RESPECT: Celebrating 50 years of AfriCOBRA," an exhibit of works by the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists, goes on display today with a reception, 6-8 p.m., at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock. Afrodesia will perform. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. The reception, which kicks off activities marking the museum's 10th anniversary, starts with the unveiling of a mixed-media art piece produced by all nine current AfriCOBRA members, commissioned by the museum for its anniversary. AfriCOBRA members will also take part in a panel discussion at noon Saturday and a visual arts master class at 11 a.m. Sunday. Admission to both and to the center is free. The exhibit will remain up through Dec. 2. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Call (501) 683-3593 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Old-World carnival setting, music, food, libations, games, prizes, live and silent auctions and "specialties and curiosities" will be among the highlights of "A Fair to Remember," a benefit for the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, 6:30 p.m. today at the Albert Pike Masonic Center, 712 Scott St., Little Rock. You must be at least 21 to attend. Tickets, $50 plus service charges, include valet parking. Visit afairtoremember.eventbrite.com.
Tech guitar recital
Isaac Bustos, head of guitar studies at Texas A&M University, will give Arkansas Tech University's annual John and Trudy Watson Classical Guitar Series concert, 7:30 p.m. today in Witherspoon Auditorium, 407 W. Q St., in Russellville. The program: two Latin American pieces -- "Verano Porteno" from the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla and Guajira a Mi Madre by Cuban composer Antonio "Nico" Rojas; Grand Sonata in C major, op.22, by Fernando Sor; four preludes by Heitor Villa-Lobos; Asturias by Isaac Albeniz; and the Fantasia in A major, op.19, by Luigi Legnani. Admission is free. Call (479) 968-0368.
Scientist and science presenter/educator Kevin Delaney will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. today in Salon A, Grand Prairie Center, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas-Stuttgart, 2807 U.S. 165 South, Stuttgart. Tickets are $15. Call (870) 673-4201, Extension 1895, or visit tinyurl.com/GPCDelaney.
Literacy Action of Central Arkansas will host The Bee, a benefit, adults-only, team spelling bee, 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, 201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock. Ten teams will compete to win a custom-made trophy; spectators can cheer them on, play in audience spell-offs and consume heavy appetizers from The Root and beer and wine from Flyway Brewing Co. and 107 Liquor. The event will also feature a silent auction. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 day of the event, $40 VIB ("very important bees" get premier seating, two drink vouchers and an exclusive gift). Visit LiteracyActionAR.org/Events/TheBee.
'Dance Through Time'
Organist Kimberly Marshall will give a recital titled "A Dance Through Time," 8 p.m. Friday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Her program includes the Passacaglia and fugue in c minor, BWV 582, by Johann Sebastian Bach; Passacaglia in d minor, BuxWV161, by Dieterich Buxtehude; "Passacaglia" from the Organ Sonata No. 8, op.132, by Josef Rheinberger; and works by Andre Raison, Georg Muffat and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. The recital is under the aegis of the Central Arkansas Chapter, American Guild of Organists. Admission is free. Call (501) 753-4281.
The Hendrix Players will stage Driving by Werner Triesch-mann (Hendrix College, class of '86), 6 p.m. Friday and 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday in Cabe Theatre at Hendrix, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Admission is free. The family-friendly play involves a teenager with straight A's and a bright future who, among many other issues, has been having extraordinary difficulty learning how to drive. Visit hendrix.edu.
Turkish Food Fest
The eighth annual Turkish Food Fest, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Raindrop Foundation, 1501 Market St., Little Rock, will include Mediterranean and Central Asian foods, including fresh-made kebabs, gyros, lahmajoon (Turkish pizza), salads and vegetarian dishes, desserts, pastries and appetizers. Handmade gifts and souvenirs for sale and attendees can watch artists do calligraphy and tile painting. There will be music and dance performances. Admission is free. Visit tinyurl.com/yazy3rb5.
Central Arkansas Small Business Owners Unite is putting on a Small Business Showcase, noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Pinnacle Valley Receptions, 8501 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock. Participating business owners and community supporters will provide samples, coupons, educational resources, gift cards and treats. Admission is free. Call (501) 673-3900 or visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/events/301335200643564.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Quapaw Quartet -- Meredith Maddox Hicks and Charlotte Crosmer, violins; Ryan Mooney, viola; and David Gerstein, cello -- will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 199 Barcelona Road, Hot Springs Village. The program: Franz Joseph Haydn's String Quartet No. 53 in D major, op.64 No. 5, "The Lark"; Igor Stravinsky's Three Pieces for String Quartet; and Robert Schumann's String Quartet No. 1 in a minor, op.41 No. 1. A reception will follow in the church's Sifford Hall. Admission is free. Call (501) 922-0299.
Wild Kratts Live 2.0
Tickets -- $27.50-$100 -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for Wild Kratts Live 2.0, a touring production of the PBS Kids show, 1 p.m. Jan. 19 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.
Love Never Dies
Tickets -- $30-$87 -- also go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-21 and 23 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24-25 at Robinson Center Performance Hall. Call (501) 244-8800 or visit Ticketmaster.com.
Weekend on 09/20/2018