1 'COMEDY GET DOWN'
Cedric "The" Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez perform in the round for the "Comedy Get Down" tour, 8 p.m. Saturday at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. Tickets are $49 and $75 (plus service charges). There is an eight-ticket limit. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Meet farm animals, try out foods from all over the world and engage in a little farm-based fun at Barnaroo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Heifer Village and Urban Farm, 1 World Ave., Little Rock. The celebration of "transFARMations" includes crafts, activities and visits with the Heifer animals. Admission is free; donations to Heifer International are welcome. Call (501) 907-2697 or visit tinyurl.com/y8fxpglm. See story here.
Among the weekend highlights of the fifth annual Acansa Arts Festival, through Sunday at venues in Little Rock and North Little Rock: contemporary dance company Momix (8 p.m. Saturday, Center for Humanities and Arts, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive. North Little Rock, $40) and the touring company of improvisational comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade (7 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Friday, Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., Little Rock, $30). Call (501) 663-2287, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit acansa.org.
• Also part of the Acansa Arts Festival, former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber performs at 7:30 p.m. today at The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Tickets are $25. Visit acansa.org. He'll also perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lyric Theatre, 115 W. Rush, Harrison. Tickets are $15 and $17.50 plus fees in advance; $22 at the door. Call (870) 391-3504 or visit thelyricharrison.org. And he will teach master classes: 2 p.m. today at The Joint -- $45, call (501) 425-1528; and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lyric in Harrison -- $50, $40 if you have a ticket to the concert.
When a slick-talking inventor (Braxton Johnson) lures customers with his new Meatballs-O-Matic machine, Curious George (Mackenzie Hotzclaw); his pal, the Man with the Yellow Hat (Brandon Nichols); and a celebrated chef (Mark Hansen) take a whirlwind trip to Rome, home of the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest, in Curious George: The Golden Meatball (music by John Kavanaugh, book and lyrics by Jeremy Desmon, based on the books by Margret and H.A. Rey). It's the 2018-19 season opener at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre, MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce Street, Little Rock, 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Oct. 7. There's a special Pay-What-You-Can preview at 7 p.m. and a post-opening-night reception Friday; Sept. 28 is Pajama Night. Tickets are $12.50, $10 for Arts Center members. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit ArkansasArtsCenter.org/theatre.
The Indian community in Arkansas invites everyone to sample chana puri, samosa chaat, kebabs and mango lassi at the annual IndiaFest celebration of Indian food and culture, including performances and crafts, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the First Security Amphitheater and River Market pavilions, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Admission is free. Visit indiafestar.com.
6 COLD ONES
Beer lovers can sample some new favorite drinks and say hello to a few wild animals at the same time as the Little Rock Zoo presents Zoo Brew, 6-9 p.m. today. For the beer festival, the Zoo turns into a big beer garden with samples of beers for every taste. Adult guests can also listen to music, meet and greet a few animals and try out a life-size game of beer pong. Food trucks will sell bites on the premises. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Call (501) 666-2406 or visit littlerockzoo.com.
7 (MORE) COLD ONES
Another chance to try dozens of beers in one place: Little Rocktoberfest, 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Dickey-Stephens Park, at the North Little Rock end of the Broadway Bridge, presented by the Central Arkansas Fermenters homebrew club. It includes a wide variety of local beers and a bratwurst dinner. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 the day of the event, $65 for VIPs. Proceeds benefit Students That Officially Patrol Inc. (STOP). Visit littlerocktoberfest.com.
The Central Arkansas Library System will screen The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 9 p.m. and midnight Friday and 8 and 11 p.m. Saturday at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave, Little Rock. Tickets are $5. Absolutely no outside props allowed; buy bags of pre-approved props at the door (dedicated fans know when it's time, for example, to throw confetti, put newspapers over their heads, squirt their water pistols and unroll the toilet paper) -- free for attendees in costume. Call (501) 320-5715 or visit cals.org/ron-robinson-theater.
Budding young artists will fill the sidewalks around the Clinton Presidential Center, at 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, with vivid chalk art at the annual Thea Paves the Way event, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. School and church groups, families, clubs and other organizations can participate. Registration is required; while some chalk will be provided, groups are encouraged to bring their own. Call (501) 379-9512 or visit theafoundation.org/thea-paves-the-way.
Country star Alan Jackson, on his "Honky Tonk Highway" tour, performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Gates open at 6:30. Tickets are $46.75-$106.75 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptickets.com.
Weekend on 09/20/2018
Print Headline: THE WEEKEND TEN: 'Comedy Get Down' tour, Barnaroo, Acansa Arts Festival + more to see and do this weekend