Thursday, September 7, 2017
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:
State House circus
Acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers and aerialists from Arkansas Circus Arts will perform as part of the 2nd Friday Art Night doings, 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Yarnell's Ice Cream will provide ice cream floats, and craft beer will be available from Stone's Throw Brewing. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit oldstatehouse.com.
Two concert films -- Rwake: A Stone, A Leaf, An Unfound Door by Arkansas metal band Rwake and A Sun That Never Sets by Oakland, Calif., heavy music band Neurosis, will screen at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. It's part of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies' Arkansas Sounds Music Series. Doors open at 6. Admission is free. Call (501) 918-3033, email email@example.com or visit arkansassounds.org.
A young girl spurns a fairy godmother's offer to become Cinderella and opts instead for immortality in The Immortal Katie Stewart by Allison Price, the 2017 Hendrix-Murphy Student Playwriting Contest winner at Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway, where a staged reading will take place, 7 p.m. Friday in Cabe Theatre. Admission is free. An audience discussion and reception will follow in Mills Lobby.
Hendrix is also marking the 40th anniversaries of the Cabe Theatre and the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language, as well as the 80th birthday of emerita theater arts professor Rosemary Henenberg, 4 p.m. Saturday in the Cabe Theatre. Douglas Blackmon (Class of '86), Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Atlanta bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal; John Churchill, former secretary of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and former Hendrix dean; and Jeanne Hensley Griggs (Class of '82), director of the Writing Center at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, will discuss the value of literature and language on the stage and in liberal arts education. Admission is free. A reception (with birthday cake) will follow.
Call (501) 450-4597, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit hendrix.edu/hendrixmurphy.
A successful but flagging writer of theatrical thrillers and his wife devise a plot to steal a potential hit play from one of his former students in Deathtrap by Ira Levin, which Red Curtain Theatre will stage at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Sept. 15-16 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 17 at the Conway Junior High School auditorium, 1815 Prince St., Conway. The show contains mature content and is not recommended for children. Tickets are $15. Call (501) 499-9776, email email@example.com or visit redcurtaintheatre.com.
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's September "Walks Through History" tour, 11 a.m. Saturday, will visit the Mountain Home Commercial Historic District, starting at the Baxter County Courthouse. Co-sponsors are the Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society and the Arkansas Humanities Council. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9880, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit arkansaspreservation.org.
Arkansas bluegrass band Runaway Planet performs at 2 p.m. Saturday for a fundraiser for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest Inc., a Batesville educational nonprofit, at Elizabeth's, 231 E. Main St., Batesville. Tickets, $35, include the performance, appetizers and beverages and a "Tisket Tasket Basket Silent Auction" offering a variety of themed baskets (movies, popcorn, wine and cheese, dog stuff and outdoor decor). Sponsor is Kent's Firestone of Batesville. Call (870) 251-1189.
"Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America," focusing on sports and the role sports play in American society, will be on display Saturday-Oct. 21 at the Delta Cultural Center Visitors Center, 141 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena. Blytheville native Kimberly Derrick, who won a bronze medal as part of the 3,000-meter relay speed-skating team at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, will attend the opening reception, 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the reception and exhibition are free. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Call (870) 338-4350 or (800) 358-0972 or visit deltaculturalcenter.com.
The exhibition, developed by the Museum on Main Street program, a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Service and state humanities councils, has been touring Arkansas since late April, with stops at the Dallas County Museum in Fordyce, the Delta Gateway Museum in Blytheville and the Cross County Historical Society in Wynne. It will be on display Oct. 28-Dec. 9 at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia and Dec. 16-Jan. 27 at the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville.
Tickets -- $28-$77 plus fees -- go on sale at 9:30 a.m. Friday for performances of the musical Kinky Boots (music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, book by Harvey Fierstein), 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14-15 at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Call (501) 244-8800 or visit ticketmaster.com.
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