Thursday, August 10, 2017
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, book by John Cameron Mitchell) will be onstage at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Aug. 17-19, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 20 at the Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. Anthony James Gerard plays Hedwig Robinson, a young East Berliner whom an American GI promises to take to the States -- on the condition that he switch his sex. Brittany Sparkles, John Willis, Luke Johnson, Logan J. Smith and Svyatoslav "Slavek" Bolubah round out the cast. The musical contains mature language, themes and situations and is not recommended for children. Tickets are $25, $20 for senior citizens (65+), military and students. Call (501) 374-2615 or visit eventbrite.com.
"Intersections," an exhibition of textile works by Marianne Fairbanks and Leigh Jacobs, opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery, 108 W. Sixth St., Little Rock. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition closes Sept. 15. Admission to the reception and the gallery are free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Call (501) 725-8508, email email@example.com or visit mattmcleodgallery.com.
Local bluegrass band Runaway Planet will perform as part of the 2nd Friday Art Night events, 5-8 p.m. Friday at Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Blue Coast Burrito will supply chips, salsa and queso; there will be complimentary beverages. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit OldStateHouse.com.
The Breckenridge 12 in Little Rock will screen the animated Japanese film Mune: Guardian of the Moon in a new English-language version featuring the voices of Rob Lowe, Christian Slater, Patton Oswalt, Ed Helms and Jeff Dunham, 12:55 p.m. Saturday, part of the "Gkids" series of films from animator/director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. The program also includes "Gkids Minifest," animated shorts from around the world. Ticket information is available at FathomEvents.com or munemovie.com.
Artinfusion, a young patrons program at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, will hold its Summer Fling, 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday on the museum's North Lawn (alongside Buckminster Fuller's Fly's Eye Dome). The event will feature food, drink and music (by artists including Bentonville Radio, DJ Todd of North America and "special guest" Tank and the Bangas) plus art-making, artist demonstrations and a toast to the dome. You must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are $45 (free to Artinfusion members). Visit CrystalBridges.org.
The Stardust Big Band puts on its monthly program of big band music, 3 p.m. Sunday in the Crystal Ballroom of the Arlington Resort Hotel, 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Admission is $10, free for K-12 students. A cash bar is available in the lobby. Call (870) 403-7718 or visit stardustband.net.
The Arkansas Chamber Singers will hold auditions for its forthcoming season, "Sing Me the Universal," by appointment, at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. Prepare one solo; the 10-minute audition sessions will also include vocalization, evaluation of pitch memory and sight-reading. Make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singers must be able to commit to the rehearsal schedule -- 7:15-9:45 p.m. Tuesdays at St. James, end of August through March. The 2017-2018 season includes three concerts -- "Come Said the Muse," Oct. 13 at Little Rock's Christ Episcopal Church and Oct. 15 at Little Rock's Calvary Baptist Church; "Universal Peace in Song," Dec. 15-17 at Little Rock's Old State House and Dec. 19 at North Little Rock's St. Luke's Episcopal Church; and "Song Without Borders," March 16 at St. James.
Call (501) 377-1121 or visit AR-ChamberSingers.org.
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