Thursday, November 9, 2017
1 SHOW AND SALE
The Arkansas Arts Center's 49th Collectors Show and Sale -- containing artwork ranging from Old Master drawings to finely crafted "art-to-wear" jewelry from 26 New York galleries -- opens Friday at the Arts Center in MacArthur Park, 501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. All the works in the exhibition, on display through Jan. 7, are for sale, priced from under $500 to $85,000. Arts Center members can attend an exclusive Collectors Show and Sale brunch, 9-11 a.m. Dec. 2, with an exclusive opportunity to view and buy. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit ArkansasArtsCenter.org.
The Junior League of Little Rock's shopping bonanza, Holiday House, is open for business at the Statehouse Convention Center, 101 E. Markham St., Little Rock, with "A Very Merry Morning" private shopping and brunch, 9 a.m.-noon today ($30), and general shopping, for noon-10 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10 for one day, $20 for a three-day pass. Other special events: "Ladies' Night: Tinsel and Tapas," 6-10 p.m. today, $30; "Jingle and Mingle," with music, food and drinks, 6-9 p.m. Friday ($30); and "Cookie Decorating With Santa," 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, $10 per child, free for adults. Call (501) 375-5557 or visit jllr.org.
3 SLEEPING BEAUTY, ETC.
Ballet Arkansas will be busy this weekend, with its season aopener, "Big Bands & Ballet," 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The program includes the Little Rock premiere of Stabat Mater by 2017 Winter Visions Choreographic Competition winner Mariana Oliveira; excerpts from P.I. Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty; and the world premiere of new Artistic Director Michael Fothergill's Big Bands & Ballet. And at 2 p.m. Saturday comes the first of Ballet Arkansas' new Children's Series productions, Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. All performances are at the Center for Humanities and Arts, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, main campus, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Tickets are $25-$35; $20-$25 for the Saturday matinee. Call (501) 812-2715 or visit uaptc.edu/ballet. See story on Page 4E.
4 SCI-FI, ETC.
The Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library basement, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock, will once again be a bibliophile's nirvana at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries Used Book Sale. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. FOCAL members and those who buy a $5 wristband can participate in early shopping, 5-7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Regular shopping is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday; admission is free. Call (501) 918-3085 or visit cals.org.
"Funny" and "scientists" are two words that don't often go together, but they will at Peer Revue, scientists performing stand-up comedy, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $12 for museum members, $15 for nonmembers and attendees must be 21 or older. Call (719) 235-7666 or visit museumofdiscovery.org.
The Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra performs portions of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and selections from the "Lord Nelson" Mass by Franz Joseph Haydn with three vocal soloists and the Parkview High School Madrigals and Lab Singers, 3 p.m. Sunday at Albert Pike Masonic Center, 712 Scott St., Little Rock. The program will also include Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Blue Cathedral by Jennifer Higdon. Geoffrey Robson conducts. Tickets are $20, free for K-12 students. Call (501) 666-1761, Extension 100, or visit ArkansasSymphony.org.
Retro comics and fantasy get a loving tribute in the newest Art Department exhibit at the Thea Foundation, 401 Main St., North Little Rock. "Astro Pulp," works by Fayetteville-based illustrator Chad Maupin, opens with a reception, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, with food, drinks and a chance to win an original print. Admission is $10. The exhibit will be up through Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission is free. Call (501) 379-9512 or visit theasartdepartment.com.
Five actors play more than 40 characters in Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Ken Ludwig's comic adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, through Nov. 25 at Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock. Curtain times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:40 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, with matinees only Wednesdays through Nov. 15. Doors and buffet open 90 minutes before curtain. Tickets are $35-$37, $23 for children 15 and younger; show only, $25 and $15. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit murrysdp.com.
Bluegrass music fills the hills during the Mountain View Bluegrass Festival, today-Saturday at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. This year's performers include Flatt Lonesome, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado and The Baker Family. Tickets are $20-$25 for today's gospel show, $25-$35 each for full concert access Friday or Saturday. Call (870) 501-5105 or visit mountainview-bluegrass.com.
Dennis Quaid and the Sharks -- and yes, that's actor Dennis Quaid as lead singer and rhythm guitarist -- perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Music Hall, 101 E. Locust St., El Dorado, part of the new Murphy Arts District. Tickets are $15-25. Call (870) 863-4547 or visit tix.eldomad.com. See Music Scene on Page 5E.
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