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Guys and Dolls Jr.

The Royal Theatre's Young Players will stage Guys and Dolls Jr. (music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling, based on stories by Damon Runyon), 7 p.m. today-Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. The Saturday matinee will feature the understudies in the lead female roles. Tickets are $12, $10 for adults 60-plus and military, $5 for students (age 3-college with a valid ID). Landers of Benton is the sponsor. Call (501) 315-5283 or visit theroyalplayers.ticketleap.com.

FRIDAY

The 39 Steps

The Town Cryers, a Hot Springs-based traveling troupe with the goal of bringing live theater to underserved towns and venues in the area, is staging The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the Alfred Hitchcock classic film (original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon), 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and July 21-22 at Life Center Arts, 315 Park Ave., Hot Springs (the one-time Vapors building). Tickets are $20 show only, $32 including a buffet meal, in advance (visit brownpapertickets.com), $25 and $35 at the door. Call (800) 838-3006 or visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/thetowncryers.

SATURDAY

History walk

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's July "Walks Through History" tour focuses on downtown Searcy, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the White County Courthouse, 300 N. Spruce St. Co-sponsor is the Arkansas Humanities Council. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9880, email revis.edmonds@arkansas.gov or visit arkansaspreservation.org.

Garden talk

Elenore Vena and Kayla Baker will put on a presentation titled "Tinctures and Balms From Your Own Gardens," 9 a.m. Saturday at Mount Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway, Little Rock. The talk is part of the Downtown Dames' monthly (April-October) Mount Holly Garden Series. Take a lawn chair; admission is by suggested donation of $5, which benefits projects at Mount Holly Cemetery and includes refreshments and door prizes. Call (501) 372-3372.

TICKETS

Big Church Night Out

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the Big Church Night Out Tour, featuring contemporary Christian performers The Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Blanca, Derek Minor and Adam Agee, set for 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. Prices: $28, $48 reserved (includes early entrance, reserved floor seat in rows 4-13, special tour laminate photo and a pre-show question-and-answer session), $103 "Ultimate VIP Experience" (early entrance, reserved floor seat in rows 1-3, tour laminate, pre-show Q&A and photo opportunity with the Newsboys and other performers, and a discount coupon for the merchandise table), plus service charges. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Weekend on 07/13/2017

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