"POP! Out of the Vault," featuring more than 50 works from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection by pop art creators including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and Mel Ramos, will be on display Tuesday-July 7 at the Arts Center in MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is Warhol's 1975 Little Red Book #9, a book of Polaroid photos that the Arts Center received in 2013 as a gift from the Warhol Foundation. To display the photos, primarily of drag queens and transgender women of color, in context, the Arts Center's curators pulled from the vaults work by Warhol's peers.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit ArkansasArtsCenter.org.
"Remembrances: History Seen Through Entrusted Objects," items (including purses, their contents, hats, shoes, paper dolls, photographs and sewing kits, some dating to the late 1800s) donated to the ESSE Purse Museum, will be on display Tuesday-May 5 at the museum, 1510 Main St., Little Rock. The museum will host a special reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 14. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10, $8 for students, senior citizens and military. Call (501) 916-9022.
Tupperware salesman Dixie Longate covers Tupperware, female empowerment and life in her one-woman show, Dixie's Tupperware Party, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Tickets are $25 to $45 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org.
Also at Walton Arts Center this week, Canadian troupe Cirque Eloize presents Saloon, 7 p.m. Tuesday. The show's 11 performers take audiences on a Wild West-inspired musical and "acrobatic adventure" featuring aerial straps, hand-to-hand acrobalance, cyr wheels and the Korean plank to music by Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and others. Tickets are $26 to $49 plus fees.
And the center is holding auditions, 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. March 1 in its Starr Theater, for two young area girls to play the role of Lulu, a 4- to 5-year-old who appears in the show's finale scene, in the touring production of the musical Waitress, onstage at the center April 9-14. The audition limited to girls shorter than 4 feet 2 inches and no older than 5 years and 3 months and to the first 40 applicants to sign up. The audition will consist of reading two lines from the script. Individuals and sets of twins or siblings are welcome. If possible, parents should provide a current head shot and resume, though neither those nor prior acting experience is required. Sign up for a 5-minute audition slot online at bit.ly/WAClulu.
The Yarn storytelling initiative presents "True Love Stories Told Live," in which storytellers will talk about love as it collides with family, big dreams, disappointment and scandal, 7 p.m. Tuesday at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door; for table seating, make reservations in advance, at centralarkansastickets.com/events/love-stories. Visit the Facebook event page, facebook.com/events/2196465127302564.
Passion Play Part 2
The Hendrix Players will stage Passion Play Part Two, the second installment of three-part play by Sarah Ruhl, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday in the Cabe Theatre, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Each part of Ruhl's trilogy shows actors rehearsing an annual staging of the Passion in a different community; Part Two takes place in 1934 in Oberammergau, Bavaria, in the midst of Hitler's rise to power. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-1343, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit hendrix.edu/theatrearts.
Playwright and lawyer Mary Kathryn Nagle and the legacy of her Cherokee family will be the focus of a series of free theater, art and history-themed events this week at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in collaboration with TheatreSquared.
Nagle is a direct descendant of John Ridge, who signed the Treaty of New Echota in 1835 that removed the Cherokee tribe from its land in the eastern United States and led to the so-called Trail of Tears. Ridge's widow and five children moved to Fayetteville in 1839; their home, just off of the downtown Fayetteville square, is the town's oldest house still standing.
The schedule includes:
• "A View from the Ridge: An Evening with Playwright and Ridge Descendant Mary Kathryn Nagle," 7 p.m. Monday, Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center, including readings from Nagle's play Sovereignty, which deals with the legal legacy of John Ridge's choices and how broken treaties reverberate in the Cherokee Nation today. A reception will follow. Call (479) 575-4801.
• Gallery Conversation: Portrait of John Ridge by Charles Bird King, 6-6:45 p.m. Thursday, Early American Gallery, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. Call (479) 657-2335.
• Full reading of Sovereignty, 7 p.m. Thursday, Great Hall at Crystal Bridges, TheatreSquared with support from the UA theater department. Register for seats online at tinyurl.com/Soverignty.
Saline County Shakes will hold auditions for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2 p.m. March 2 and 7 p.m. March 4 at the Tyndall Park amphitheater, 913 E. Sevier St., Benton. Prepare a one-minute monologue; there will also be cold readings from the script. Production dates are May 30-June 2 and June 6-8. Call (501) 249-3169 or email email@example.com.
Big Piph's Glow
Stanford-educated emcee and community builder Epiphany "Big Piph" Morrow pursues his mission to shake up the universe in his one-man show, The Glow: The Hopes and Ambitions of a Rhymer, 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for Humanities and Arts, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College main campus, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Admission is free. The show is part of the college's Black History Month Celebration. Visit uaptc.edu/epiphany.
Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, winner of three Grammy Awards, performs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St., Memphis. Also on the bill: Vanessa Freebairn-Smith. Tickets are $45.50-$85.50. Call (901) 525.3000 or (800) 745-3000 or visit orpheum-memphis.com or Ticketmaster.com.
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