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story.lead_photo.caption Danny Gokey headlines Christian Youth Day Saturday at Magic Springs Theme & Water Park in Hot Springs.

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Emperor's 'wardrobe'

The Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre on Tour will stage The Emperor's New Clothes (adapted and directed by Keith Smith), 10 a.m. and noon today and Friday at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Today's 10 a.m. performance is sold out; tickets for all other shows are $5. Call (870) 536-3375 or visit


Garden market

The Bernice Garden, 1401 Main St., Little Rock, will host the year's first Vintage and Craft Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (the second will be June 22). The open-air event showcases vintage collectors' items and artisan crafts, including restored furniture and home decor, antique collectibles, jewelry, children's clothes and accessories; musicians and a food truck will be on hand. Email or visit the Facebook event page,

Williams film music

The Conway Symphony Orchestra performs music from film scores by John Williams, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Israel Getzov conducts. Introducing the music will be Houston Davis of UCA; Jamie Gates of the Conway Chamber of Commerce; Amanda Horton representing Reynolds Performance Hall; Kim Lane of the Conductor; Bill Tsutsui, president of Hendrix College; and Emily Yates of Coldwell Banker. A costume contest, with cash prizes, will take place at intermission — sign up in the lobby before the concert begins. Underwriting comes from First Security Bank. Tickets are $20-$38, $5 for children and students, $10 for UCA faculty and staff. Call (501) 450-3265 or visit

Christian Youth Day

Dove Award-winner Danny Gokey headlines Christian Youth Day, 6 p.m. Saturday in the Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Theme & Water Park, U.S. 70 East (East Grand Avenue), Hot Springs. Doors open at 4 p.m.; an opening act, to be announced, will perform at 5 p.m. Concert admission is part of the gate price — $59.99, $39.99 for "Juniors" (under 48 inches tall) and "Seniors" (age 55-plus); a season pass is $74.99 (all prices plus tax). Call (501) 318-5370 or visit


'Cast My Kid'

Opera in the Rock is holding a "Cast My Kid" contest seeking a local child for its production of Giacamo Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly. Needed: a petite youngster, boy or girl, age 5 or 6, of any ethnicity, to play the silent role of "Trouble," Cio-Cio San's 3-year-old son.

The child must be able to follow instructions and do simple stage positioning while maintaining composure, and must be able to attend May 10-15 rehearsals and the May 17 and 19 performances at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., Little Rock. (A parent or guardian must be present at all rehearsals and performance times.) Email a photo, brief biography and contact info to with subject line: "CAST MY KID." Deadline is Tuesday; the opera company will announce which child they've selected April 26.

Weekend on 04/18/2019



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