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story.lead_photo.caption The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites will be onstage Jan. 13 at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents its touring show The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites, 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., as part of the center's Mattel Kids Series. Tickets are $15, $9 for children. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit

The show, adapted, designed and directed by Jim Morrow with music by Steven Naylor and narration by Gordon Pinsent, uses black light and puppets to tell three Carle tales -- "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," "Little Cloud" and "The Mixed-Up Chameleon."

Architecture lecture I

The 1970 Buerkle House in Stuttgart was designed by architect Frank Doughty, the subject of an Architecture and Design Network lecture Tuesday at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.
The 1970 Buerkle House in Stuttgart was designed by architect Frank Doughty, the subject of an Architecture and Design Network lecture Tuesday at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

Mason Toms, architectural historian and preservation designer at the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will examine the midcentury modern work of architect Frank Doughty in a lecture titled "The Unexpected Modernism of Frank Doughty," 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lecture Hall, Arkansas Arts Center in 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 lecture. Admission is free. Call (501) 952-7274 or (501) 840-6171 or email or

Architecture lecture II

Mason Toms will also deliver the first in the Quapaw Quarter Association's 2019 series of Preservation Conversations, lectures addressing history, architectural and preservation topics, with "Building Styles in Little Rock." He'll explore Little Rock architecture of the last 189 years at 6 p.m. Thursday in The Mixing Room at the Old Paint Factory, 1306 E. Sixth St., Little Rock.

A 5:30 reception will precede the lecture. Admission is free, but because space is limited, call (501) 371-0075 or visit for reservations.

The rest of the lineup (6 p.m., second Thursday of every month at the Old Paint Factory):

• Feb. 14: "The National Register of Historic Places," Callie Williams

• March 14: "Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits," Antoinette Johnson

• April 11: "Insurance for Historic Properties," Patrick Anders

• May 9: "Historic Wooden Windows," Steve Hurd

• June 13: "Historic Stained Glass Windows," Jay King of Arkansas Glassworks

• July 11: "Roofing for Historic Buildings," Woody Simmons and Robert Purtle of Bray Sheet Metal

• Aug: 8: "Quapaw Tribal Pottery," Betty Gaedtke

• Sept. 12: "140th Anniversary of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences," Timothy G. Nutt

• Oct. 10: "Historic Hardware," William "Mike" Smith, secretary of the Antique Doorknob Collectors of America

• Nov. 14: "Weatherization of Historic Buildings," Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

• Dec. 12: "Race and Housing: How Urban Renewal Changed the Landscapes of Little Rock," John A. Kirk, George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History and director of Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Underwriting for the series comes in part from a gift in honor of Carl A. Miller Jr., a longtime supporter of the association.

Passion rehearsals

The Arkansas Choral Society starts rehearsals for Johann Sebastian Bach's Passion According to St. John, 7 p.m. Monday in the Youth Room at Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. Annual dues, if members have not already paid them in the fall, are $50, which covers the 2019 calendar year; cost of scores is $17.50.

The chorus, along with members of the Arkansas Symphony, will perform the work in English, April 26, at the church. Call (870) 723-7838 or visit

Charlie Brown tryouts

The South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. Fifth St., El Dorado, will hold auditions Jan. 14-15 -- registration at 6 p.m., auditions at 6:30 -- for Clark Gesner's musical You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on Charles Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. Auditioners will sing 16-25 bars from a number from the show -- "Suppertime" for men and "Little Known Facts" for women -- and cold readings from the script. Sheet music and accompaniment will be provided. All roles will require movement abilities, but not necessarily dance talent.

There are six main characters and a small ensemble; those 16 and older of all physical types, ethnicities and sexes can audition. Production dates are March 1-3 and 7-10. Call (870) 862-5474 or visit

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