Thursday, January 11, 2018
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:
Organ and violin
Organist Ken Cowan and violinist Lisa Shihoten will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St., Little Rock. The concert is under the aegis of the Central Arkansas Chapter, American Guild of Organists and Arts@Christ Church and is the guild's annual celebration of the birthday of Dr. Richard Hixson. Admission is free. Call (501) 375-2342.
The program: "Sinfonia" from Cantata No. 29; Sonata in c minor for violin and clavier, BWV 1017; Toccata and Fugue in d minor, "Darkansasorian," BWV 538; and "Komm, susser Tod" ("Come, Sweet Death"), BWV 478, by by Johann Sebastian Bach; the first movement, "Obsession," from the Sonata for Solo Violin, op.27, No. 2, by Eugene Ysaye; "Wotan's Farewell" and "Magic Fire Music" from Die Walkure by Richard Wagner; and the Fantasy on the Chorale "How Brightly Shines the Morning Star," op.40 No. 1, by Max Reger.
Two exhibits open during the 5-8 p.m. Friday reception 2nd Friday Art Night at Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock: "These Various Threads I Drew: Needlepoint Samplers," 19th-century samplers from the museum's historical textile collection, on display in the Study Gallery through June, and "Going Unnoticed: Dustyn Bork and Carly Dahl," work by a husband and wife duo -- prints, paintings and drawings by Bork, and paintings by Dahl, on display in the Second Floor Gallery until April 8. The reception, in the museum lobby, will feature appetizers and Arkansas-made beer from Water Buffalo Brewing of Little Rock. Rena Wren will provide music. Admission to the reception and exhibits are free. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Call (501) 324-9351 or visit HistoricArkansas.org.
Swashbuckling archaeologist Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) must first find his father (Sean Connery) before they race the Nazis in a quest to find the Holy Grail in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock, will screen for its 2nd Friday Cinema. It's part of the museum's 2nd Friday Art Night event, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit OldStateHouse.com.
Seekers after ghosts, psychic emanations and other unusual manifestations will materialize in the Little Switzerland of the Ozarks during the second Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend, Friday-Sunday at the Crescent Hotel, 75 Prospect Ave., and the Basin Park Hotel, 12 Spring St.
Dave Schrader, Darkness Radio and Coast to Coast host, will give a keynote speech Friday and take part in a roundtable discussion Saturday at the Crescent Hotel.
A two-night package -- $499 plus taxes and fees -- includes passes to the welcome reception, Spirits of the Basin Tour and Crescent Ghost Tour; $30 per day food credit, two-for-one tickets to hotel attractions "Not Really a Door" or "Flickering Tales." Call (877) 342-9766 or visit tinyurl.com/EurekaESP.
Susan Froemke's documentary The Opera House, which charts the major changes for the Metropolitan Opera and New York in the 1950s and '60s, through archival footage, stills, recent interviews and a soundtrack of Met performances, screens at 12:55 p.m. Saturday and 12:55 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Breckenridge Village 12 in Little Rock, the Tinseltown in Benton and the Malco Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville. Visit metopera.org/theoperahouse.
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