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story.lead_photo.caption African Children's Choir (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Sarah Wayana)


The big biannual bonanza for brides-to-be is on the way. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Show is set for 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday at the Statehouse Convention Center, 100 E. Markham St., Little Rock. Florists, caterers, fashion retailers and vendors for everything wedding-related will be on hand with samples and advice. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Very Important Bride tickets are $50 and only available online. Visit

Bridal Show
(Democrat-Gazette file photo/Staton Breidenthal)
Bridal Show (Democrat-Gazette file photo/Staton Breidenthal)


Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton celebrates our national symbol with Eagle Awareness Weekend, Saturday-Sunday. The weekend's activities include field trips to Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, programs and a birds of prey exhibition. Admission is free. Call (501) 727-5441 or visit


Learn about the early days of the Natural State as Pinnacle Mountain State Park, 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock, presents National Arkansas Day, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Featuring a traveling Old State House Museum exhibit and a fur trapper re-enactment camp, the event examines trivia and facts about Arkansas history. Admission is free. Call (501) 868-5806 or visit

Good Kids at the Weekend Theater
(Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Wendy Kelley)
Good Kids at the Weekend Theater (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Wendy Kelley)


A casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath in a world of smartphones and social media, is at the center of Naomi Iizuka's Good Kids, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Jan. 17-18 and 23-25 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. The play contains mature content and language. Tickets are $16, $12 for students, senior citizens and military. Visit; for more information, call (501) 374-3761.


The African Children's Choir, children age 7-12 representing several African nations, is marking its 50th time to tour since its founding in 1984, with two Arkansas performances this weekend:

• 7 p.m. Friday at Bryant's First United Methodist Church, 508 N. Reynolds Road, Bryant. The program, titled "Just As I Am," includes children's songs, traditional spirituals and gospel tunes. Admission is free; a free-will offering will be taken. Call (501) 847-0226 or visit

• 7 p.m., Saturday, Riceland Hall at Arkansas State University's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, part of ASU's part of the 2019-20 Lecture-Concert Series. Admission is free. Visit


Nearly 30 singers will take part in the Arkansas District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 1 p.m. Saturday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. The judges: Annie Burridge, general director of Austin Opera; Carroll Freeman, faculty member at the Georgia State University School of Music; and mezzo-soprano and Malvern native Beth Clayton. Admission is free. Call (501) 975-4699. Winners head to the Midwest Region finals, Feb. 1 in St. Louis; the Feb. 24 national semifinals and March 1 grand finals take place at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

— Compiled by Jennifer Nixon

and Eric E. Harrison

Weekend on 01/09/2020

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