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TODAY

Perchance to drink ...

An actor chosen as that night's drinker consumes a beer or glass of wine and continues to imbibe throughout the performance of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, leaving the rest of the cast to try and keep the script on track in A Midsummer Night's Drink, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at the Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. The production is being billed as for mature audiences only, 18-plus. Tickets are $10. Visit centralarkansastickets.com; for more information, call (501) 374-2615.

'Southern Strategy' talk

Angie Maxwell, co-author of The Long Southern Strategy, director of the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society and a faculty member at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, talks about "The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Votes in the South Changed American Politics," 6:30 p.m. today at the Central Arkansas Library System Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock. It kicks off this year's CALS Speaker Series. Admission is free; reservations are requested — visit cals.org.

Fool for Love

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre program will stage Sam Shepard's Fool for Love, 7:30 p.m. today-Friday and Feb. 27-28 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 29 and 29 in the Bridges Larson Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Tickets are $10, free (two per) for UCA students, faculty and staff with UCA ID. Call (501) 450-3265 or visit uca.edu/tickets.

Stephen M.R. Covey speaks today at Harding University in Searcy. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

'Speed of Trust'

Author Stephen M.R. Covey, co-founder of CoveyLink and the Franklin Covey Speed of Trust Practice and the son of Stephen M. Covey, author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (this year's "Harding Read"), gives a lecture titled "The Speed of Trust," 7:30 p.m. today in Benson Auditorium, Harding University, 201 S. Blakeney St., Searcy. A moderated question-and-answer period will follow. The talk is part of the university's American Studies Institute's Distinguished Lecture Series. Admission is free. Call (501) 279-4497 or visit harding.edu/asi.

FRIDAY

Striking musical

The 1899 New York newsboys strike against the New York World is the focus of the musical Newsies, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Monday and Feb. 28 and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Forum Theatre, 115 E. Monroe St., Jonesboro. Tickets are $17 and $15, $15 and $13 for senior citizens, military and Arkansas State University students, faculty and staff; $8 for children 12 and younger. Visit foajonesboro.org.

SATURDAY

Library anniversary

The Central Arkansas Library System is celebrating the 110th anniversary of the Feb. 2, 1910, opening of the Little Rock Public Library with a Library Square open house, 1-3 p.m. Saturday in the Galleries at Library Square, inside the Bobby Roberts Library, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. CALS will also set up displays by the nearby Ron Robinson Theater and the Bookstore at Library Square on River Market Avenue and serve special 110th anniversary refreshments. Admission is free. Call (501) 918-3048 or email tlee@cals.org.

Perchance to dream ...

The Staunton, Va.-based American Shakespeare Center performs William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, 7 p.m. Saturday in the Seay Theatre, Walton Fine Art Center's, University of the Ozarks, 415 N. College Ave., Clarksville. The show is part of the university's Walton Arts & Ideas Series. Admission is free. Call (479) 979-1420.

Gear Swap & Shop

The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center and Little Rock River Market host their inaugural Outdoor Gear Swap and Shop, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at the River Market Pavilions, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Outdoor enthusiasts, civic and church groups can set up booths; outdoor gear shops will be selling their gear outright. Firearms are not allowed. Call (501) 907-0636 to reserve a space.

TICKETS

Def Leppard/ZZ Top

Tickets — $39.50-$399.50 plus service charges — go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for a concert by Def Leppard and "very special guests" ZZ Top, 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at North Little Rock's Simmons Bank Arena. There is a limit of eight tickets per household. Visit ticketmaster.com or LiveNation.com.

Weekend on 02/20/2020

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