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Art & Exhibits

Central Arkansas

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. “61st Annual Delta Exhibition,” Friday-June 30. “Then, Now, Next: Reimagining the Arkansas Arts Center,” through June 30. “Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition,” through June 30; Family Festival and Awards Ceremony, 10 a.m. May 11. “Pop! Out of the Vault,” through July 7. “Art Together” for early-stage Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, 10 a.m. third Monday of each month. “Foundation Collection” and “Masterworks,” continuing. Museum School art classes and workshops for children and adults; call or visit website for schedule and costs. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. or (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE 601 Main St. “40under40,” through Sunday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, one hour before curtain time and during performances. (501) 378-0405.

THE ART GROUP GALLERY 11525 Cantrell Road. “Metalmorphosis — Inspired or Reverse Engineered Metal Sculptures,” Chris Hynes, Friday-May 10. New works by Ned Perme, Ann Presley, Susan Plunkett, Vonda Rainey, Bob Snider. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Satellite gallery in lobby of the Little Rock Marriott. (501) 690-2193.

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. Works by Arkansas artists Kathy Bay and Jason McCann, through May 18. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. (501) 664-0030.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. “Flow,” by Paul Caldwell, through May 11. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 224-1335.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture with Lonnie G. Bunch III, 6 p.m. today. “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” through Oct. 27. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10; retired military, college students and ages 62 and older, $8; children 6-17, $6; active military and children under 6, free. (501) 374-4242.

ESSE PURSE MUSEUM 1510 Main St. “Remembrances: History Seen Through Entrusted Objects,” through Sunday. “What’s Inside: A History of Women and Handbags, 1900-1999,” continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission: $10; military, ages 5-18 or 60 and older $8; under 5 free. (501) 916-9022.

THE GALLERIES AT LIBRARY SQUARE 401 President Clinton Ave. “Made in America: Vintage Film Posters from the Ron Robinson Collection,” through May 25. “Part to Whole: The Making of Art, the Artist, and the Artist Group,” through June 29. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 320-5790.

GREG THOMPSON FINE ART 429 Main St. North Little Rock. Spring Show, through May 10. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. or (501) 664-2787.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. Territorial Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11. “Mid-Southern Watercolorists 49th Annual Juried Exhibition,” through July 7. “History in Color: The Spectrum of Daily Life in Early America,” through Dec. 31, 2019. Knife Gallery, “We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas,” Arkansas Made Gallery, continuing. Hourly tours (except noon) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Store hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $2.50, ages 65 and over $1.50, children 17 and under $1. (501) 324-9351.

JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY 100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville. Local and regional military history from the Civil War to current conflicts. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $3, $2 for senior citizens and military, $1 for under 18, children under 5 free. (501) 241-1943.

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. My exhibits: “Backyard Birds” and “Send in the Clowns.” Giclee drawing, 5:30 p.m. May 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006.

LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 2120 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday-Saturday. (501) 374-1957.

LOCAL COLOUR GALLERY 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. Work by Rene Hein, through May 15. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 265-0422.

MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 503 E. Ninth St. “By the President in the Name of Congress,” “From Turbulence to Tranquility: The Little Rock Arsenal,” “The Sun Never Sets on the Mighty Jeep,” “War and Remembrance: The 1911 United Confederate Veterans Reunion,” “Through the Camera’s Eye: The Allison Collection of World War II Photographs” and Alger Cadet Gun exhibit, continuing. Ongoing exhibits depict Arkansas’ military heritage. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (501) 376-4602.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. “Imaginate,” through Aug. 18. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; school holiday Mondays. Admission $10, children 1-12 $8. or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. Nights at the Museum, 6-9 p.m. first Thursday of the month, $5, ages 21 and older. Permanent exhibits: “First Ladies of Arkansas: Women of Their Times”; 1836 House of Representatives Chamber; “Pillars of Power,” history of the Old State House; “On the Stump: Arkansas Politics, 1819-1919”; “First Families of Arkansas.” Little Beginnings toddler program, 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 324-9685.

RED DOOR GALLERY 3715 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. “Spring Fling” featuring V.L. Cox; opening reception 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. or (501) 753-5227.

WINDGATE CENTER OF ART AND DESIGN 28th Street and East Campus Drive. “The Daily Carry in a Post-Digital Age,” Arthur Hash, through May 15. “Senior Exhibition — BFA and Capstone,” through Tuesday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 569-3182.

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ARKANSAS CRAFT SCHOOL 101 N. Peabody Ave., Mountain View. For complete list of classes and activities, or (870) 269-8397.

ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. Art classes for adults, teens, children; call for schedule and prices. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. or (479) 968-2452.

ARTISTS’ WORKSHOP GALLERY 610 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 30-member co-op featuring works by Arkansas artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 623-6401.

ARTS & THE PARK 2019 through Sunday, various studios in Hot Springs. Studio tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. or (501) 545-6960.

ARTS AND SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. “Heavy Metal: Arkansas Women to Watch 2019,” Michele Fox, Amanda Heinbockel, Robyn Horn, Holly Laws, through June 22. “Our Front Porch,” through June 27. “Era of Activism,” through Aug. 31. “Expressions From the Permanent Collection,” continuing. Education and art programs for adults and children; call for schedule and tuition. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. (870) 536-3375.

CALICO ROCK MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTER 104 Main St., Calico Rock. “The Jot ’Em Down Store” and “One-Room School,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (870) 297-4129.

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM 930 Clinton Drive, Fayetteville. “Clinton Meets Kennedy,” continuing. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission: $8. (479) 444-0066.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. Alfred Stieglitz Collection, through December. Demonstrations, classes, art talks. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Saturday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. or (479) 418-5700.

FENIX GALLERY 16 W. Center St., Fayetteville. “Openings,” Amy Jones, through May 31; reception, 5-8 p.m. today. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. or (479) 200-7181.

FORT SMITH MUSEUM OF HISTORY 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Motorcycle show, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; entry $20, spectators free. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. or (479) 783-7841.

FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. “Grand Opening: Dr. William E. Knight Porcelain Gallery,” 5-7 p.m. today. Edward Robin III: “The Nature of Photography from Traditional to Augmented Reality,” May 10-Sept. 1, opening reception 5-7 p.m. May 9. “Invitational: The Heart of a Nation,” through July 28. In Touch Workshop, 2-5 p.m. last Sunday of the month; $55-$65. Drop in and Draw, noon-4 p.m. each Thursday; live models and studio space provided, take materials. Art classes noon-4 p.m. every Saturday. RAM Saturdays 1-4 p.m. each Saturday, hands-on art lessons. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (479) 784-2787.

THE GALLERY AT MIDTOWN ASSOCIATES 211 S. Main St., Bentonville. “Between and Beyond,” Kellie Lehr, through July 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. or (714) 322-0698.

HEMINGWAY-PFEIFFER MUSEUM AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER 1021 W. Cherry St., Piggott. “Into the Wild,” “The Piggott Connection,” “Celebrating the Hemingways: Best Wishes From Piggott,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: $5, groups and ages 65 and older $3. (870) 598-3487.

JOY PRATT MARKHAM GALLERY Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. “On Paper: Collaborations in Print and Pulp from Wildwood Press,” through Saturday. Hours: noon-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. (479) 571-2762.

JUSTUS FINE ART GALLERY 827-A Central Ave., Hot Springs. May exhibit: John Lasater, Friday-May 31; reception, 5-9 p.m. Friday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by appointment. (501) 321-2335.

MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM 500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs. DinoTrek, continuing. Classes for adults, 5-7 p.m. last Saturday of the month, $5 plus museum admission. Continuing hands-on learning exhibits. Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), for ages 8 and older, 10 a.m.-noon every first Saturday of the month, $5 plus general admission. Techno Gramp Camp, 10 a.m. every second Saturday of the month, $5 plus general admission. Science Society, 5-7 p.m. every last Saturday of the month, $5 plus general admission. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10; 65 and older and children 3-12, $8. (501) 767-3461.

MULLINS LIBRARY University of Arkansas, 365 N. McIlroy Ave., Fayetteville. “2019 Small Works on Paper,” Arkansas artists, through May 28. Hours: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. or (479) 575-4104.

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY 202 S.W. O St., Bentonville. “The Jim and Nancy Blair Meso-American Art Collection,” continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (479) 273-2456.

NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS ART GALLERY Fairfield Bay Conference Center, 110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. Works by painters, sculptors, photographers, potters and stained-glass artists. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 680-2741.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. “Early Medicine of Northwest Arkansas,” tools used by early doctors, through July 1. Exhibits on area history, hands-on area for children. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. or (479) 621-1154.

SCOTT SETTLEMENT through Nov. 23, 15525 Alexander Road, Scott. Tour guides available; group appointments available. Admission: $3, children 6 and under free. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday. or (501) 351-5737.

SPRING RIVER ART GALLERY 112-B Main St., Hardy. Works by members of Spring River Artists Guild. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (870) 856-2507.

21C MUSEUM HOTEL 200 N.E. A St., Bentonville. “The Future is Female,” through September. Hours: Always open. (479) 286-6500.


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ARKANSAS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY every Monday, Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Beginners class, 7-8 p.m. Intermediate and advanced class, 8-9 p.m. No partner or experience required. Cost: $5 per night. (501) 821-4746.

THE BALLROOM ON SHACKLEFORD 1300 N. Shackleford Road. Little Rock Country Dancers, 7-10 p.m. first and third Fridays; lessons, 7-7:45 p.m.; members $5, guests $8; Ballroom, Latin and Swing Social Dance Association, 8-10:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, free dance lessons with admission, 7-8 p.m.; members $10, guests $15;, (501) 351-3062. Little Rock Bop Club, 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays; beginning swing lessons, 7-8 p.m.; members $5, guests $10;, (501) 350-4712.

COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. every first, third and fifth Friday of the month. Admission: society members $4, nonmembers $5. All ages, no experience needed. (501) 603-5305.

FORTE 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College CHARTS Theater, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Tickets:$15-$35. or (501) 812-2710.

LET’S DANCE STUDIO Tanglewood Center, 7509 Cantrell Road. Ballroom dance, 8-10:30 p.m. first Friday of the month, $10. Latin and swing dance: lesson, 7 p.m., $5; dance, 8-10:30 p.m., $10; third and fifth Friday of the month. Group classes, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, $10. (501) 663-7724.

LITTLE ROCK SALSA 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, Club 27, 614 President Clinton Ave. $5-$10. or (501) 414-0400.

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SPA CITY BOP AND SWING DANCE CLUB 7 p.m. every second, fourth and fifth Friday of the month, Elks Lodge, 132 Abbott Place, Hot Springs. Social dancing. Free lessons with $20 membership, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Friday admission: $2. or (501) 760-7375.

WARD COUNTRY DANCE Hickory Street and Arkansas 319, off U.S. 67-167, Ward. Music, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $6. (501) 605-3251.


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GARLAND COUNTY LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today-Saturday, Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs. gclibrary.comor (501) 623-4161.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY READINGS 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Kollective Coffee + Tea, 110 Central Ave., Hot Springs. (501) 617-1238.


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ACAPELLA RISING REHEARSALS 7-10 p.m. Mondays, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1402 E. Kiehl Ave., Sherwood. Barbershop quartet rehearsals open to all. or (501) 791-7464.

ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 2:30-5 p.m. every Sunday, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 N. Rodney Parham Road. Irish traditional music session. Musicians, dancers, storytellers. Listeners welcome. or (501) 246-4340.

BILLY JETER RECORD RELEASE SHOW 9 p.m. Saturday, Whitewater Tavern, 2500 W. Seventh St. Tickets: $7. whitewatertavern.comor (501) 375-8400.

CHAMBER CONCERT 7 p.m. Monday, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St. (501) 372-0294.

DAVID GILMORE 7:30 p.m. May 13, The Joint Theater, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Tickets: $30. or (501) 425-1528.

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL: IN CONCERT 7:30 p.m. May 11 and 3 p.m. May 12, Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. Screening with Arkansas Symphony Orchestra accompaniment. Tickets: $16-$68, military and students $10. or 501-666-1761.

FESTIVAL OF THE SENSES 7 p.m. May 14, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. (501) 753-4281.

THE OUTCRY 7 p.m. Wednesday, Robinson Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. Tickets: $24.99-$49.99. (501) 244-8800.

RACKENSACK FOLKLORE SOCIETY 7 p.m. first Monday of every month, Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth and Commerce streets. Folk music concerts. (501) 765-1131.

TOP OF THE ROCK REHEARSALS 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1402 E. Kiehl Ave., Sherwood. Ladies barbershop chorus rehearsals open to all women. (501) 580-7835.

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LIVE AT FIVE 5-7 p.m. first Friday of the month, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Admission: members $5, nonmembers $10. (870) 536-3375.

LYON COLLEGE CONCERT CHORALE 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sloan Auditorium of the Brown Fine Arts Building, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville. (870) 307-7075.

MUSIC IS GOOD MEDICINE 4-6 p.m. Saturday, McGehee Hospital, 900 S. Third St., McGehee. Outdoor concert. (501) 666-0777.

POWER OF MUSIC FESTIVAL through Sunday, downtown Bentonville, 102 E. Central Ave., Bentonville. Songwriting retreat, masterclass, songwriters showcase. Tickets: $20-$75, some events free. or (479) 696-9876.

SAM MORRIS 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Forum Theater, 115 E. Monroe Ave., Jonesboro. Tickets: $7. foajonesboro.orgor (870) 935-2726.

SOFIA TALVIK 7 p.m. today, Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler, St., Conway. or (407) 308-1526.

STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES 8-10 p.m. Friday, Eureka Springs Auditorium, 36 S. Main St., Eureka Springs. Tickets: $45-$85. theaud.orgor (479) 253-7788.

WALMART ARKANSAS MUSIC PAVILION 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. The Killers, 6:30 p.m. Monday, $35-$89. or (479) 443-5600.

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Symphony of Northwest Arkansas: “Masterworks IV: The Rite of Spring,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, $32-$55. 6-Wire, 7 p.m. May 9, $10. or (479) 443-5600.

Special Events

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ARKANSAS SKATIUM 1311 S. Bowman Road. Fiesta Skate, 7:30-10 p.m. Friday, $10-$13. or (501) 227-4333.

ART IS IN CAKES 9807 W. Markham St. Baking and decorating classes. Cost: $65. or (501) 240-6102.

THE ART OF WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN 9 a.m. May 11, The Department of Arkansas Heritage, 1100 North St. Tickets: $10. or (501) 683-7700.

COMMUNITY WELLNESS CLINIC 4-7 p.m. first Thursday of every month, Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church, 9921 Arkansas 107, Sherwood. Flu shots, health screenings and doctor consultations offered. (501) 835-3410.

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR ADULTS through May 14, Room 2156, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive; Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. Cost: class $60, one-day workshop $25. or (501) 603-1262.

DC WONDER WOMAN RUN SERIES 8 a.m. May 11, William J. Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Tickets: $59-$79, children 12 and under $25. dcwonderwomanrun.comor (501) 353-3494.

LITTLE ROCK CHESS CLUB 7 p.m. Fridays, Southwestern Bell Room, CHI St. Vincent Infirmary, Markham Street and University Avenue. (501) 224-2439.

LITTLE ROCK CHILDREN’S POLICY SUMMIT 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, 723 Center St. (501) 371-9678.

LITTLE ROCK FARMERS MARKET SEASON OPENING 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 11, River Market, 400 President Clinton Ave. rivermarket.infoor (501) 375-2552.

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. Book signing: Don’t Let Them Disappear, Chelsea Clinton, 4-6 p.m. Friday, $25. Safari tours, educational programs and more, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $12.95, ages 60 and older $10.95, children 3-12 $9.95. Parking: $3. (501) 666-2406.

MACARTHUR PARK 5K 7-8 p.m. Friday, MacArthur Park, 601 E. Ninth St. Race begins on North Lawn in front of MacArthur Museum of Military History. Packet pick up and registration 5-6:45 p.m. Cost: $15-$35. or (501) 375-0121.

MAMIE’S POPPY PARTY 6-9 p.m. May 11, War Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive. Formerly known as Race to Remember; food, parade, live entertainment and fireworks. Cost: $30, children under 10 free. or (501) 817-6442.

MEET THE LENDERS 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, East Room, 100 S. Rock St. Learn about options from local small business lenders. Pre-registration requested. (501) 324-7379, ext. 297.

MOM’S NIGHT OUT 5:30-8 p.m. May 9, McCain Mall, 3929 McCain Blvd., North Little Rock. Shopping, food, prizes. (501) 758-6317.

MOTHER’S DAY GRAND HIGH TEA 3-5 p.m. May 12, The Empress of Little Rock, 2120 S. Louisiana St. Reservations required. Tickets: $50. or (501) 374-7966.

ONE DISTRICT, ONE BOOK, ONE COMMUNITY 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Outdoor festival with literary-based activities. (501) 374-4242.

PAWS ON THE RUNWAY: FASHION UNLEASHED 6-9 p.m. today, Next Level Events, 1400 W. Markham St. Fundraiser for Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals, Inc.; food, bold beverages, live and silent auctions, fashion show featuring human and canine models, adoptable animals. Tickets: $65-$100. or (501) 603-2273.

SANDWICHING IN HISTORY TOUR noon Friday, Matthews-Storey Home, 8115 Ascension Road. History tour of 1925 home. (501) 324-9150.

SHARP YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FIESTA 6-9 p.m. today, The Bernice Garden, 1400 block of South Main Street. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Young Professionals event. Cinco de Mayo theme with music, adult beverages, raffle and silent auction. Tickets: $25-$35. or (501) 666-1761.

SOMA AFTER DARK 5 p.m. first Friday of the month, South Main Street. Food, shopping, celebration. or (501) 350-4769.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2801 Orange St, North Little Rock. Special programs, crafts, performances, classes for all ages. (501) 758-1720.

WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY ARGENTA BRANCH 420 Main St., North Little Rock. Special programs, performances, classes for all ages. (501) 687-1061.

WING AND A PRAYER 3-6 p.m. Saturday, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 20900 Chanel Parkway. Games, activities, food. Tickets: $10-$20. eventbrite.comor (501) 821-1311.

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ARKANSAS AUDUBON SOCIETY CONFERENCE 4-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, 1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton. Tickets: $10-$35. arbirds.orgor (501) 244-2229.

ARKANSAS FALLEN RIDERS BREAKFAST 9:15 a.m. first Saturday of the month, First Christian Church, 3911 S. Hazel St., Pine Bluff. Donations. (870) 247-2522.

BACK TO THE 80’S BOWL-A-THON 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 9, Fast Lane Entertainment, 1117 N. Dixieland St., Lowell. Tickets: $40. (479) 659-0999.

BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Crowley’s Ridge State Park, 2092 Arkansas 168 N., Paragould. (870) 573-6751.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM STATE PARK BEAUTIFICATION 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Plantation Agriculture Museum, 4815 Arkansas 161, Scott. Held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup in Arkansas. (501) 961-1409.

FIRST FRIDAY MONTHLY MARKET 6-9 p.m. first Friday of the month through November, Washington St., Camden. Street vendors, music, food, children’s activities. (870) 807-1468.

HYDRATION CELEBRATION 7:25 a.m. May 11, Pinnacle Hills Promenade, 2203 Promenade Blvd., Rogers. Races include 5K, 1M Walk, toddler trot and youth run. Cost: $10-$30. or (479) 986-9960.

LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE 7:30 p.m. May 10, Historic Malco Theatre, 817 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Entertainment and silent auction. Tickets: $50-$75. (501) 623-6200.

MOUNT NEBO STATE PARK 16728 Arkansas 155, Dardanelle. Events offering the experience of the park’s beauty, wildlife opportunities, rich history, Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12, 18, 25-27. (479) 229-3655.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS SPRING JOB FAIR 10 a.m. Wednesday, Frisco Station Mall, 100 N. Dixieland St., Rogers. (479) 636-1240.

POWER & POLITICS: KNOW YOUR ARKANSAS STATE GOVERNMENT 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, The Blue Lion, 101 N. Second St., Fort Smith. Gov. Asa Hutchinson will speak. Tickets: $10 per lecture or $20 for entire series. (479) 709-3766.

PRESIDENTIAL 5K RUN/WALK 10 a.m. Saturday, University of Arkansas at Hope Campus, 2500 S. Main St., Hope. arkansasrunner.comor (870) 777-4455.

OASIS ARTS FESTIVAL 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, downtown Jonesboro, 115 E. Monroe Ave., Jonesboro. or (501) 935-2726.

OMNI VEGETARIAN POTLUCK 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, OMNI Center, 3274 N. Lee Ave., Fayetteville. (479) 442- 4600.

PIONEER VILLAGE SPRING FEST 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Pioneer Village Historic Museum, 1200 Higginson St., Searcy. Music/games/food. (501) 580-6633.

STEEL HORSE RALLY 9 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 3333 McKinley Ave, Fort Smith. Tickets:$5-$20. thesteelhorserally.comor (479) 878-6018.

STORED FORAGE WORKSHOP 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, 70 Experiment Station Drive, Batesville. Ranchers looking to sharpen tactics. (870) 793-7432.

STREAM 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Celebrating science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, mathematics. Food service limited. (870) 508-6139.

TOUR DE TOAD 2019 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Conway Municipal Airport, 3250 Sand Gap Road, Conway. Official bike ride of Toad Suck Daze benefiting Literacy Action. Cost: $25-$55. or (501) 372-7323.

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WORKSHOP 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Hobbs State Park Visitor Center, 20201 Arkansas 12, Rogers. Tickets: $25. (479) 789-5000.


Central Arkansas

THE HOBBIT through May 12, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, 501 E. Ninth St. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adult Night, 6 p.m. today. Pajama Night, 7 p.m. Friday. ASL Interpreted Performance, 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $12.50, adult night $20, members $10. or (501) 372-4000.

KEEP YOUR CHINS UP 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through June 15, The Joint Theater, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. The Main Thing Comedy Trio. Tickets: $24, reservations recommended. or (501) 372-0205.

NATIVE GARDENS through Sunday, Arkansas Repertory Theater, 601 Main St., Little Rock. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $20-$50. or (501) 378-0405.

THE NEVERENDING STORY May 9-19, The Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15-$20. studiotheatrelr.comor (501) 374-2615.

SHEAR MADNESS through June 1, Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $33-$37, children 15 and under $23, show only $25 and $15. (501) 562-3131.

THE SURVIVOR May 10-18, The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12-$16. or (501) 374-3761.

Around Arkansas

THE DINNER DETECTIVE 6 p.m. Saturdays, Hilton Garden Inn, 1325 N. Palak Drive, Fayetteville. Interactive comedy murder mystery show; dinner included. Children ages 15 and up with adult supervision permitted. Admission: $59.95. or (866) 496-0535.

A KID LIKE JAKE Friday-May 12, Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $22-$48. or (479) 631-8988.

THE LEGAND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE through June 2, Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $17-$48. theatre2.orgor (479) 443-5600.


Around Arkansas

A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 7 p.m. Monday, Arkansas Public Theatre, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Performances June 14-16 and 20-23. or (479) 631-8988.

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