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story.lead_photo.caption KISS performs today at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Jen Rosenstein

KISS AND TELL

Rock band Kiss, on its "End of the World" world tour, performs at 7:30 p.m. today at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. Tickets are $29.50-$99.50 (Gold Circle, $129.50 and $250). Eight-ticket limit per household. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com or livenation.com.

FANS AND STARS

The Statehouse Convention Center, 101 E. Markham St., Little Rock, will be a haven for fandom during Arkansas Comic Con, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Panel includes Hercules star Kevin Sorbo and Goonies actors Sean Astin and Ke Huy Quan. Admission through Friday is $25 per day, $40 for the weekend; day-of pricing is $30 and $50; free for children 10 and younger (limit: two per paying adult). Visit arkansascomiccon.com.

BASTE AND TASTE

Amateur teams from across the Mid-South vie for barbecue honors in the 11th annual B Street Rib Off, kicking off at 8 a.m. Saturday in North Little Rock's Argenta Arts District. The event will also include live music, beverages from Flyway Brewing and a raffle. Register teams at BstreetRibOff.org. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society of Central Arkansas. Visit BStreetRibOff.org.

RUMBLE AND ROAR

The Plantation Agriculture Museum, U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161 in Scott, will sputter to life during the 27th annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Owners will bring dozens of pre-1960s engines and tractors to the museum grounds for a very big show-and-tell. Admission is free. Call (501) 961-1409.

VINTAGE AND VENDORS

More than 200 booths will overflow with vintage and vintage-inspired items at the Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the former Walmart Neighborhood Market, 117 Audubon Drive, Maumelle. Admission is $8 Friday, $5 Saturday and Sunday, good all weekend. Call (501) 230-5728 or visit bellarustina.com.

Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship. Democrat-Gazette file photo
Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship. Democrat-Gazette file photo

GLOW AND SOAR

The 24th annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship, Friday-Sunday, centers on the Boone County Regional Airport, 2524 Airport Road, Harrison. The festival lifts off at 4 p.m. Friday followed at 7 p.m. by a free concert and the tethered balloon glow. Saturday's lineup includes balloon races (continuing on Sunday morning) and tethered rides. General admission is free; there's a $5 parking charge. Call (870) 741-1789 or visit arkansasballoonfest.com.

REAPING AND RAISING

Harvest Night offers activities for all ages, 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Arkansas Foodbank warehouse, 4301 W. 65th St., Little Rock. The fundraiser for the nonprofit includes music, football live streaming, craft beers and wines, barbecue and catfish for the grown-ups while kids enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals and bounce houses. Tickets are $40. Call (501) 565-8121 or visit arkansasfoodbank.org.

Weekend on 09/05/2019

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