"Men of Steel, Women of Wonder," an exhibition developed by Crystal Bridges Assistant Curator Alejo Benedetti, opens Saturday at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. It examines art-world responses to Superman and Wonder Woman from their Depression-era origins to contemporary interpretations through more than 70 paintings, photographs, installations and videos by more than 50 artists.
The exhibition will remain up through April 22, traveling then to the San Antonio (Texas) Museum of Art, June 22-Sept. 2, and the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Mass., Oct. 5-Jan. 5. Tickets are $12, free for members and patrons 18 and younger. Visit crystalbridges.org/exhibitions/men-of-steel-women-of-wonder.
A gay man, his wife, his lover, his about-to-be-bar-mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist and the lesbians next door all factor into the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos (music and lyrics by William Finn, book by director James Lapine). A new national tour kicks off, following a week of technical rehearsals, with performances at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, in Baum Walker Hall at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Tickets are $38-$77. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org.
Also at Walton Arts Center this week: Cuban jazz duo Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Starr Theatre, part of the center's Starrlight Jazz Club Series. Tickets are $30-$50 plus fees.
Arkansas Public Theatre will stage Jesus Christ Superstar (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice), 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 14-16 and Feb. 21-23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10, 17 and 24 at the Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Doors and concessions open one hour before curtain. Cabaret seats are $39, $68 per two-person table; balcony seats are $28. Call (479) 631-8988 or visit arkansaspublictheatre.org.
Second Time Around
A senior-citizen couple (Nancy Carlton and Roger M. Eaves) stirs up trouble when they announce to their families that they plan to live together without marrying so they can keep their Social Security benefits in Second Time Around, onstage Tuesday-March 2 at Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock. The buffet opens 90 minutes before curtain time -- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (with 12:45 p.m. Wednesday matinees only, this week Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 and 20), 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 Tuesday-Thursday, $37 Friday-Saturday, $33 for matinees, $25 show-only or for children 15 and younger. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit murrysdp.com.
Gabriel Diaz Montemayor, assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and founder of Labor Studio, examines landscape architecture in Latin America in general and Mexico in particular in a lecture titled "Landscape Architecture Now! Case Studies in Mexico and Latin America," 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lecture Hall, lower level, Arkansas Arts Center, MacArthur Park, 501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. It's part of the Architecture and Design Network's 2018-19 June Freeman lecture series. A 5:30 reception will precede the talk. Admission is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Blues in Fort Smith
Teacher, storyteller, activist and blues singer-songwriter Gaye Adegbalola, a founding member of Saffire -- The Uppity Blues Women, performs for AACLive! at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 801 Media Center at 5 Star Productions, 801 N. A St., Fort Smith. Tickets are $40. Call (479) 719-8931, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit AACLive.com.
Violinist Er-Gene Kahng and pianist Nathan Carterette will play works by Florence Price -- Spirituals, Fantasies and the recently discovered Violin Concerto No. 2 -- as part of the spring 2019 Honors College House Concert, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Honors Student Lounge, Room 130, Gearhart Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, (340 Campus Drive). The program will also include a sonata by Price's contemporary and friend, Irene Britton Smith, and Dreamscape, a collection of preludes for piano and violin by Quentin Kim. Admission is free. Visit tinyurl.com/y7uz3ke5.
A reception, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, shows off "Naked," an exhibition organizers describe as "exposed raw edges, sculptures off pedestals and immersive installation leaving the work vulnerable," at Fenix Fayetteville, 16 W. Center St., Fayetteville. The exhibition remains up through March 2. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Gallery and reception admission are free. Email email@example.com or visit facebook.com/fenixfayettevilleart.
National Geographic writer and photojournalist Tom Clynes will take the audience to some of Earth's most dramatic and intriguing places in a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Rogers Conference Center, University of the Ozarks, 415 N. College Ave., Clarksville, part of the university's 2018-19 Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Admission is free. Call (479) 979-1433.
Murder in Springdale
Miss Marple and a dogged police inspector must follow the twists and turns after a notice in the local paper on Friday the 13th announces the time and place that a murder is to occur in a Victorian-era house in Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 15-16 and 3 p.m. Feb. 10 and 17 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale. Sponsor is Arvest Bank. Tickets are $20 (plus service charge), $15 senior citizens, students and members, $10 student members. Patrons are invited to come in costume opening night. Call (479) 751-5441, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit acozarks.org.
The new NWA Jazz and More Orchestra performs ballroom, swing and Latin music for a Valentine's Day dance, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Riordan Hall, 3 Riordan Drive, Bella Vista. Tickets are $10; Vintage Swing Movement instructors will provide a free dance lesson at 7. Call (479) 855-8170.
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