Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., is hosting the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour, 7 p.m. Tuesday, with show creator and original host Joel Hodgson and robots Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy riffing on some of the cheesiest films ever made. Tickets are $35-$100 plus fees (top-priced tickets include a a meet and greet).
Meanwhile, the center is throwing a Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Party on Thursday, Halloween night. Music starts at 7 p.m.; the movie begins at 9. Tickets are $20 plus fees; use the promo code MOVIES to buy a cult-classic combo ticket that includes the party and the cheesy-movie tour show. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit tinyurl.com/y2ljkbtv, where you can also find an approved list of bring-your-own Rocky Horror props, or you can buy a prop bag for $10.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour also stops at the Center for Humanities and Arts Theater, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, focusing on the feature film No Retreat, No Surrender. Tickets are $50-$75, $10-$20 for standing room. Call (501) 812-2831 or visit tinyurl.com/y3jq9ynk.
Bluegrass performers Kim Robins and Forty Years Late — guitarist Kyle Estep, bassist Chris Martin, mandolinist Dewayne Guffey and banjo player Josh Woods — will be on stage at 7 p.m. Monday at the Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., Paragould, part of Jonesboro public radio station KASU-FM, 91.9's Bluegrass Monday concert series. The station will literally "pass the hat" to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person. Call (870) 972-2367, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Bluegrass Monday Facebook page.
Peppa Pig Live!
Peppa, George and school friends Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe head off to the woods for a camping trip in Peppa Pig Live!, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock. Tickets are $39-$59 plus fees. Visit ticketmaster.com.
One hotel suite in 1930s Paris, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans all farcically factor into Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors, his sequel to Lend Me a Tenor, which Arkansas Public Theatre stages 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Nov. 7-9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10 at the Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Doors and concessions open one hour prior to curtain. Cabaret seats are $31, $50 for a table for two; balcony seats are $24. Call (479) 631-8988 or visit arkansaspublictheatre.org.
'Homeless to Harvard'
Liz Murray, co-founder and executive director of The Arthur Project, a mentoring program that works closely with youth at risk of homelessness, lectures on "From Homeless to Harvard," highlighting the power of education and the importance of teachers, counselors and administrators, 7:30 p.m. Monday in Benson Auditorium at Harding University, 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy. With support from a family friend, Murray, who lived on the streets as a teenager, finished high school in just two years, received a full scholarship to Harvard University and subsequently earned a master's degree at Columbia University.
The lecture kicks off Harding's American Studies Institute's distinguished lecture series and is also the institute's third annual Educator Appreciation Night. Admission is free; educators will receive priority seating, a special identification badge and recognition. Call (501) 279-4497 or visit harding.edu/asi.
Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will stage William Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It, the Reduced Shakespeare Company's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) and the musical Into the Woods (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine) in repertory during its 2020 summer season -- dates to be announced -- at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. The Complete Works will be the outdoor show; the other productions will be in the university's Reynolds Performance Hall. Call (501) 852-0702 or visit arkshakes.com.
Library hosting fair
The Central Arkansas Library System hosts a Self-Published & Small Press Book Fair, 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Nov. 9 on the first floor of the CALS Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock. The fair adds short author readings. A full schedule will be announced closer to the event. There is a $35 registration fee for participating authors; public admission is free. The fair also coincides with the day of the Nov. 7-9 Friends of CALS Used Book Sale. Call (501) 918-3098 or visit cals.org/SPSP.
Jazz Road grant
Trumpeter/vocalist/bandleader Jaimie Branch and his Fly or Die ensemble (Lester St. Louis, Jason Ajemian and Chad Taylor) will perform March 21 at Little Rock's Ron Robinson Theatre as part of a $15,000 Jazz Road initiative grant from Atlanta-based South Arts. Their mini-tour will also take them to Crosstown Arts in Memphis, Cafe Berlin in Columbia, Mo.; and the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tenn.
The initiative is providing $359,600 to 31 jazz performers and ensembles from throughout the United States to build tours with an emphasis on reaching rural, isolated, and underserved communities as well as dates at more traditional venues. Funding comes from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in partnership with Arts Midwest, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts and Western Arts Alliance.
Style on 10/27/2019
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