Thursday, October 12, 2017
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:
Flutist Kayla Copeland will perform Francois Borne's Fantasie Brillante on Themes From Bizet's Carmen with the Little Rock Wind Symphony and conductor Israel Getzov in a concert titled "Flute Fantastic!"at 7:30 p.m. today, Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. The Mockingbird Quartet -- Susan Antonetti, Kristin Grant, Jennifer Amox and Ginny Hudson -- will perform "Fighting Peacocks," a movement from Eric Ewazen's Harmony in Blue and Gold. The program for the ensemble's season opener also includes Gustav Holst's Second Suite for Military Band and David Shaffer's Flutopia (Fantasia for Flutes). Tickets are $15, $12 for adults 65 and over, free for students. Call (501) 666-0777 or visit lrwindsymphony.org.
'Woking' the dead
Red Octopus Theater will offer up its latest sketch comedy show, #TheWokeDead, with a Halloween theme but stretching to encompass American political culture and the perils of cheese dip addiction, 8 p.m. today-Saturday at the Public Theatre, 616 Center St., Little Rock. Doors open at 7:30. The show is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $10, $8 for senior citizens, military and students. Refreshments are available. Call (501) 291-3896, email RedOctopusTheater@gmail.com or visit redoctopustheater.com.
2nd Friday Art Night
A reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday, marks the opening of "Bret Aaker: Conatus," new assemblages by Aaker exploring "the innate drive of an animate object to continue to exist and enhance itself," in the Loft Gallery, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Jazz guitarist Matt Treadway will perform. The exhibition will be on display through Jan. 27. Admission to the reception and the gallery are free. 2018. Call (501) 918-3033.
Also for 2nd Friday Art Night, Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain will perform during the 5-8 p.m. reception at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Arkansas-brewed beer from Core Brewing Co. will be available, and museum exhibits, including "Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures From the University of Arkansas Museum Collections" and "True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley," will be on display. Admission is free. The museum can validate parking at the DoubleTree hotel; metered parking near the hotel is free after 6 p.m. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit OldStateHouse.com.
The Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, is casting a spell of science to turn the museum into Hogwarts for one day for "Harry Potter Science," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Magical science experiences will include wand making, a potions class, transfigurations, patronus light painting, Sorting Hat demos and photo opportunities. It's included in the regular museum admission: $10; $8 for children 1-12 and and senior citizens, teachers, Little Rock city employees and active and retired military; free for infants younger than 1 and museum members. Call or visit museumofdiscovery.org.
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's "Walks Through History" tour, at 11 a.m. Saturday, visits the Camp Chaffee Historic District at Barling, starting at the Mess Hall on Terry Street. The army base, established in 1941, has served as a site for army training and prisoner-of-war and refugee camps. The district includes the Vietnam Veterans Museum and the Chaffee Barbershop Museum, where Elvis Presley got his GI haircut in 1958. The camp has also served as a set for movies, including A Soldier's Story, Biloxi Blues and The Tuskegee Airmen. The tour is co-sponsored by the Chaffee Crossing Historic District and the Arkansas Humanities Council. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9880, email email@example.com or visit arkansaspreservation.org.
Folk Center music
Multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins performs at 2-3 p.m. in the Craft Village and 7:30 p.m. in the Music Auditorium on Saturday at Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1302 Park St., Mountain View. Tickets are $12; a combo ticket for both performances that includes Craft Village admission is $19.50. Call (870) 269-3851.
'Art to the Rescue'
The Latino Art Project, Puerto Ricans en Arkansas and Argenta Gallery have brought together more than 25 area artists who are donating their work for "Art to the Rescue," a fundraiser benefiting Puerto Ricans in the wake of Hurricane Maria, 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Argenta Gallery, 413 Main St., North Little Rock. There's no admission charge; 100 percent of the money raised from art sales, a silent auction and collection plates will go directly to those in need. Call (501) 663-2287.
The Downtown Little Rock Partnership and the Arkansas Cinema Society will screen the 1985 film The Goonies, kicking off a new series called "Movies in the Parking Lot," Sunday in the lot of The Root Cafe, 1500 Main St., Little Rock. "Gates" open at 6; admission is free, food will be sold from participating food trucks and beer from Lost Forty Brewing. Provide your own seats and blankets. Call (501) 375-0121.
'Great Xscape Tour'
Tickets-- $58, $68 and $88, plus service charges -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for Xscape's "Great Xscape Tour" concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29 at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, with special guests Monica and Tamar Braxton, hosted by NeNe Leakes. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Oliver! in Benton
The Royal Players will hold auditions for Oliver! by Lionel Bart, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Market St., Benton. Auditioners should prepare approximately 32 bars of a song either from the show or in its style. There will also be cold readings from the script. Dress comfortably and be prepared to move. Speaking and ensemble roles are available for men, women, and children 8 and older. For a full list of roles, visit the Facebook page, tinyurl.com/ydaso67n. Rehearsals will begin the last week of October. Production dates are Nov. 30-Dec. 3 and Dec. 7-10. Email director Michael Bartholomey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isbell at Robinson
Tickets -- $32.50, $45.50 & $60 plus service charges-- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for an 8 p.m. Jan. 21 performance by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock. The band is touring in support of its most recent album, The Nashville Sound. James McMurtry is the opening act. Visit jasonisbell.com.
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