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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette butterflies illustration.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Bibliophiles and bargain hunters should find plenty to make them happy at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries Used Book Sale. The Central Arkansas Library System Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock, is packed with books during the regular sale, open to the public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Admission is free, with hardback books $1 and paperbacks 50 cents. The preview sales, 5-7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday, have a $5 admission fee, free for FOCAL members. Call (501) 918-3000 or visit cals.org.
Watch closely for colorful winged things at Queen Wilhelmina State Park's annual Butterfly Count, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. All ages are welcome to meet at the Wonder House and take part in the scientific study. There is a $3 fee for counters. Call (479) 394-2863 or visit queenwilhelmina.com.
They're off to see the Wizard at Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, where The Wizard of Oz (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, book by John Kane, adapted by Robert Johanson, based on the 1939 film, adapted from the L. Frank Baum classic) is onstage through Aug. 26. Doors and buffet open 90 minutes before curtain: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (matinees only Wednesday next week, July 26 and Aug. 2), 12:40 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35-$37, $23 for children 15 and younger; show only, $25 and $15. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit murrysdp.com. See story on Page 4E.
4 'WHAT'S YOUR DAMAGE?'
A brainy, beautiful teenage misfit (Natalie Williams) hustles her way into her high school's most powerful and ruthless clique, then falls for the dangerously sexy new kid (Koty Mansfield) in Heathers (music, book and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe, based on the 1988 film). Community Theatre of Little Rock is staging the musical, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and July 21-22 and 28-29 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23 and 30 at the Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. The show's mature themes and situations makes it unsuitable for children or younger teens. There will be a pay-what-you-can "Pocket Preview" (actually the final dress rehearsal) at 7:30 p.m. today. Otherwise, tickets are $18, $16 for military, students age 10-college and senior citizens 65-plus, $8 for children 4-9, free for kids 3 and younger. Get $1 off if you turn in a pair of gently used running shoes. Call (501) 410-2283 (ACT3) or visit ctlr-act.org.
It's a Cruel Summer for Red Octopus Theater, 8 p.m. today-Saturday at the Public Theatre, 616 Center St., Little Rock. The new sketch comedy show, recommended for mature audiences, details everyone's love-hate relationship with June through August in Arkansas. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $10, $8 for senior citizens, military and students. Call (501) 291-3896, email RedOctopusTheater@gmail.com or visit redoctopustheater.com.
Bug out at the Clinton Presidential Center's Creepy Crawly Cinema weekend. In celebration of the "Xtreme Bugs" exhibit, the center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, will host screenings of A Bug's Life at 1 p.m. Saturday and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Movie admission is free but admission to the exhibit is $10; $8 for ages 62 and older, retired U.S. military and college students; $6 for ages 6-17; free for active U.S. military and children under 6. Call (501) 374-4242 or visit clintonpresidentialcenter.org.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold its 32nd Annual Fishing Derby for kids under 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the pond in MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Take your own fishing gear and bait; there's a three-catfish limit. The commission will also give away door prizes and gifts. Call (501) 376-4602 or visit arkmilitaryheritage.com.
• Anglers will compete for a share of $6,000 in cash payouts to the top 10 boats, as well as a $500 Southern Reel Outfitters gift certificate for the largest bass caught, as Signal Media of Arkansas and radio station KABZ-FM 103.7, "The Buzz," hold the second annual Big Buzz Bass Tournament, Saturday at Little Rock's Murray Park, off Rebsamen Park Road. Boats leave at approximately 5:45 a.m.; weigh-in is at 3 p.m. Anglers of all ages are welcome. It'll cost $100 to register each boat, maximum two occupants per boat, at least one of whom must be of legal age. Presenter is Sunrise Marine Center. The event benefits Russellville-based nonprofit Dream Catcher Outdoor Adventures, which provides recreational outdoor activities to individuals who are disabled and/or terminally ill. Call (501) 661-1037 or visit 1037theBuzz.com.
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Tragikly White headlines North Little Rock Parks and Recreation's Concert by the River, 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Burns Park Soccer Complex, 1 Soccer Ave., North Little Rock. Tickets are $10, free for kids 12 and younger. All money raised will go toward putting an inclusive playground for children of all abilities in Burns Park. Call (501) 791-8541 or visit tinyurl.com/riverconcert.
The Magic Springs Summer Concert Series continues on Saturday with two bands performing in the Timberwoods Amphitheater, 1701 E. Grand Ave. Rock band Stars Go Dim starts at 7 p.m. and Christian pop duo For King & Country headlines at 8 p.m. Park admission online is $54.99, $36.99 for ages 55 and older and children under 48 inches. General concert admission is included in ticket prices but reserved seats are $8-$10. Call (501) 624-0100 or visit magicsprings.com. See Music Scene on Page 5E.
More than 200 colorful examples of skill and sewing will be on display at Quiltfest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs. The Hot Springs Area Quilt Guild event includes a vendor area, silent auction and prizes. Entry fee is $7, free for children 12 and under. Call (501) 760-2922 or visit hsaquiltguild.com.
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