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story.lead_photo.caption The Native Pride Dancers perform Friday at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:

FRIDAY

Arkansas Week

Two big-city strangers cause the Fertle Family and the rest of the residents of Dumpster, Ark., wonder whether they should be lynched or befriended in The Night I Spent a Week in Arkansas. Sketch comedy trio The Main Thing's latest show runs 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Nov. 23 at The Joint Theater, 301 Main St., in North Little Rock's Historic Argenta Arts District. Tickets are $25 general admission, $30 reserved seating. Call (501) 372-0205 or visit TheJointArgenta.com.

Fit to be 'tied'

"Tying It All Together," an exhibit of recent works by Fayetteville painter and illustrator Daniel Coston, goes on display with a reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday at Cantrell Gallery, 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. The exhibit will remain up through Oct. 26. Admission to the reception and the gallery are free. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or by appointment Call (501) 224-1335 or visit cantrellgallery.com.

The Main Thing -- (from left) Steve Farrell, Vicki Farrell and Brett Ihler -- opens a new Fertle Family sketch show, The Night I Spent a Week in Arkansas, on Friday at The Joint.
The Main Thing -- (from left) Steve Farrell, Vicki Farrell and Brett Ihler -- opens a new Fertle Family sketch show, The Night I Spent a Week in Arkansas, on Friday at The Joint.

'Enchanted Tales'

Movie Tavern Little Rock, 11300 Bass Pro Parkway, screens Disney animated films as part of a "Disney's Enchanted Tales Series," with several showings each Friday-Sunday through Sept. 29.

The lineup:

• Friday-Sunday: Moana

• Sept. 13-15: Cinderella

• Sept. 20-22: Peter Pan

• Sept. 27-29: The Little Mermaid.

Tickets are $6. Visit MarcusTheatres.com/EnchantedTales.

The Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock is Friday's site of the September Sandwiching in History program.
The Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock is Friday's site of the September Sandwiching in History program.

History sandwich

The Department of Arkansas Heritage tours the 1,200-acre Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, 1720 Ferncliff Road, Little Rock, for its September Sandwiching in History program, noon Friday. Meet at the facility's Welcome Center and Office building. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9150 or visit arkansaspreservation.com/events/sandwiching-in-history.

"Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master's Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics" opens Friday at Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts in Hot Springs.
"Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master's Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics" opens Friday at Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts in Hot Springs.

Spa City Manga

"Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master's Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics," a collection of Japanese comics and graphic novels exploring the influence of 19th century artist Katsushika Hokusai and more modern takes on the medium, goes on display with a reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday at Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts, 341A Whittington Ave., Hot Springs. The exhibit, on tour in conjunction with the Japan Foundation and Hot Springs National Park Sister City Foundation, remains up through Oct. 5; there will be a closing reception, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 4. Admission is free. Hours are noon-5 p.n. Thursday-Saturday. Call (501) 655-0836 or visit emergentarts.org.

Pie Town reading

Pie Town by Hendrix College alumnus John Haman (class of 1987) gets a reading for the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation's Playwright's Theatre, 7 p.m. Friday in Cabe Theatre at Hendrix, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. The play centers on a newspaper editor who returns to her small Arkansas Delta hometown to open a pie shop and finds herself confronting a man from her past whom she intends to unmask as a fraud and violent abuser. An audience-cast discussion follows in the Mills Lobby. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-4597, email vanaman@hendrix.edu or visit hendrix.edu/hendrixmurphy.

Pride Dancers

The Native Pride Dancers featuring Larry Yazzie perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Arkansas State University's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The show opens the 2019-20 Fowler Center season. Tickets are $35 and $25; $28 and $20 for senior citizens, students and Arkansas State faculty and staff, $15 and $10 for Arkansas State students with a current ID. Call (870) 972-3471 or (870) 972-2781 (ASU1) or (888) 278-3267 (ASU-FANS) or visit AState.edu/tickets.

'Taste of Camden'

"A Taste of Camden" is the theme of the First Friday Market, 6-9 p.m. Friday where Washington Street meets Adams Avenue in downtown Camden, featuring food from restaurants, caterers and dessert makers — one $1 ticket per item. A special Evening Farmer's Market on the Farmer's Bank Parking Lot will be vending fresh produce, local honey, jellies, jams, free-range eggs, grass-fed meats and arts and crafts. White Mustang Band will perform. Admission is free. Call (870) 807-1468, email firstfridaycamdenar@gmail.com or visit the Facebook event page, facebook.com/FirstFridayCamdenAR.

Photos on display

Photography by Beverly Buys, Don House, Carey Roberson, Sabine Schmidt and Robbie Brindley go on display with a 5-9 p.m. Gallery Walk reception, Friday at at Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827A Central Ave., Hot Springs. The exhibit remains up through Sept. 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday and by appointment. Call (501) 321-2335 or visit justusfineart.com.

SATURDAY

Cole celebration

One-name baritone Caesar headlines "The Great Baritone: A Celebration of Nat King Cole," the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's 63rd season kickoff, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth St., El Dorado. Joining them for the concert, honoring Cole's centennial, will be a jazz combo — Tony Pulizzi, guitar; Kevin Flournoy, piano; Jervonny Collier, bassist; and Cory Mason, drums. Sponsor is Financial Bank. Tickets are $15-$40 with discounts for students, military personnel and senior citizens. Call (870) 863-4547 or visit southarkansassymphony.org.

'She Persisted'

Conway-based Ozark Living Newspaper Theatre, in partnership with Planned Parenthood Great Plains, offers "She Persisted: Staged Readings to Celebrate Planned Parenthood," staged readings of two one-act plays: Jake Whisenant's Ladytime and Rachel Lynett's Abortion Road Trip, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Public Theatre, 616 Center St., Little Rock. The evening also includes live music by local performers. Admission is "pay-what-you-can" (suggested donation: $10). Proceeds support the theater's 2019-20 season and Planned Parenthood. Call (501) 908-9990, email OzarkLivingNewspaper@gmail.com or visit OzarkLivingNewspaper.org.

Comedian at Lyric

Denver-based comedian Sam Adams performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lyric Theatre, 115 W. Rush Ave., Harrison. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Call (870) 391-3504 or or visit thelyricharrison.org.

Weekend on 09/05/2019

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