A country superstar brings tears and cheers when Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 arrives at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena, 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $46-$96. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. See Music Scene story here.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra closes out its 2018-19 Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks season and Philip Mann’s nine-year tenure as music director and conductor, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock. The program: the world premiere of Michael Fine’s Concerto for Oboe Section and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Tickets are $16-$68, $10 for students and active duty military, free to the Sunday matinee for K-12 students with a paying adult. Call (501) 666-1761, Extension 100, or visit ArkansasSymphony.org.
Works by 49 artists from the Mississippi Delta region go on display in the Arkansas Arts Center’s 61st annual Delta Exhibition, Friday through June 30 in the Jeannette Edris Rockefeller and Townsend Wolfe galleries at the Arts Center in MacArthur Park, 501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. Atlanta-based juror Kevin Cole has selected 50 artworks by 49 artists, representing 10 states, from more than a thousand entries by 408 artists. He’ll also name a $2,500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards at a member preview and reception at 6 p.m. today in the Children’s Theatre; the Contemporaries, an Arts Center auxiliary membership group, will pick a $250 Contemporaries Delta Award winner. 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.
From the whimsical to the profound, artworks of various sizes and styles will take up temporary residence in downtown Little Rock for the annual Sculpture at the River Market Show and Sale. Pieces will be available for sale and artists will also compete for the opportunity to create a more permanent piece for downtown Little Rock. It starts with Sculptacular, a party with music, food, drinks and a preview of the pieces, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $100. The sculpture sale continues, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. All events are in the River Market Pavilions, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Call (501) 960-0539 or visit sculptureattherivermarket.com.
Ballet Arkansas shows off its Forte with a an eclectic evening of dance, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at the Center for Humanities and Arts, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College main campus, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. This year’s collaboration with pianist Drew Mays includes the second act of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Calling by choreographer Ma Cong, George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and the premiere of a work by Ballet Arkansas Artistic Director Michael Fothergill. Tickets are $30-$35, $25 for senior citizens, $20 for students, $15 for children 12 and younger. Call (501) 812-2831 or visit balletarkansas.org. See story on Page 4E.
See fancy canines strut their stuff at the Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals Paws on the Runway, 6-9 p.m. today at Next Level Events, 1400 W. Markham St., Little Rock. In addition to the dog-and-human fashion show, there will be food, drinks, auctions and a wine pull. A few of CARE’s adoptable animals will be special guests. Tickets are $65-$100. Call (501) 603-2273 or visit careforanimals.org.
Artists, chefs, startup companies and musicians make evenings brighter at the Little Rock Night Market, 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Bernice Garden, 1401 S. Main St., Little Rock. There will be food vendors, merchants and artisans all selling locally made products. Admission is free. Visit littlerocknightmarket.com.
R&B group B2K (Omarion, Boog, Fizz and Raz-B), reuniting on “The Millennium Tour,” perform at 8 p.m. Friday at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena with “special guests” Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy and Bobby V. Tickets are $53.50-$113.50 plus service charges, plus $129 (“Preferred”) and $254 “Premium.” There’s an eight-ticket limit per household. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. See Music Scene on Page 5E.
Support park projects and enjoy the spring air with the MacArthur Park 5K, 7 p.m. Friday, starting near the front lawn of MacArthur Park, in front of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. There’s also a one-mile Dog Jog. A party with awards, music, beer, pizza and music by Jimmy Lynn’s Psychedelic Velocity follows. Registration is $30 plus fees, $15 for children 5-12. Call (501) 375-0121 or visit runsignup.com/race/ar/littlerock/macarthurpark5k.
And speaking of sculpture, “Metalmorphosis — Inspired or Reverse Engineered Metal Sculptures,” the premiere solo exhibition of Chris Hynes’ collection of fantastical creatures crafted from metal and found objects from junkyards and recycling facilities, goes on display with a reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday at Art Group Gallery, Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 11525 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. The exhibition remains up through May 31. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the reception and the gallery are free. Call (501) 690-2193.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story listed an incorrect time for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's program on Sunday. The performance of Michael Fine’s Concerto for Oboe Section and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 starts at 3 p.m.
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