Thursday, January 11, 2018
Horses will run and corned beef sandwiches will be served as Oaklawn's 2018 racing season begins Friday, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Opening day post time is 12:30 p.m.; thereafter, first post is 1:30 p.m. weekdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. Saturdays, holiday Mondays and Super Bowl Sunday. General admission is free and reserved seating is $2.50 weekdays, $4.50 weekends. Call (800) 625-5296 or visit oaklawn.com. See story on Page 4E.
A superstar lands at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena with Katy Perry's Witness: The Tour, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Carly Rae Jepson is the opening act. Tickets are $26-$127. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
More than 200 vendors will line Little Rock's Statehouse Convention Center, 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Show. The one-stop shop for brides features items from all aspects of the wedding, reception and honeymoon, a runway fashion show and prizes. Very Important Bride and Very Important Guest tickets (which include 11:30 a.m. early admission) are $50 and $35; general admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door, plus fees. Call (501) 378-3807 or visit arkansasbridalcommunity.com.
Enjoy a little art-focused togetherness at the Arkansas Arts Center's Super Sunday Free Family Funday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, at the Arts Center in MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock. This month's hands-on art activity involves watercolor paintings in the style of Paul Signac. Admission is free. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit arkansasartscenter.org.
A writer tackles the life story of a mysterious woman in Douglas Carter Beane's As Bees in Honey Drown at the Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Jan. 19-20 and 25-27 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Tickets are $16, $12 for senior citizens and students. Call (501) 374-3761 or visit weekendtheater.org.
John Hiatt & The Goners, featuring Sonny Landreth, perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College Main campus, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Local singer-songwriter Trey Johnson will open the show. Tickets are $39-$89, $125 for VIP premium reserved seating (which includes entry to the Ben E. Keith Foods VIP Room featuring food and libations, VIP parking and a separate private entrance to the theater). Visit uaptc.edu/charts. See Music Scene on Page 5E.
Star Wars Science, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, will involve creating "Cryo Hovercrafts with Dry Ice," a "Jedi Training Course," a "Sith Squeeze Can Crush" and "Building a Galaxy with Code." Tickets are $10, $8 children, senior citizens, military and teachers. Call (501) 396-7050 or visit museumofdiscovery.org.
Precipice Theatre will stage David Mamet's scalding Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Glengarry Glen Ross, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and Jan. 18-20, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Jan. 21 at the Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. The show contains explicit, adult language. Tickets are $18, $15 for senior citizens, students and military. Visit centralarkansastickets.com/organizations/precipice-theatre or facebook.com/lrprecipice.
Cantrell Gallery, 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, will open a group exhibit titled "Completely Consolidated Experience: 48 Years in the Making," all-new art by 16 artists the gallery represents, with a wine-and-cheese reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will remain up through March 10. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or by appointment. Admission to the gallery and the reception are free. Call (501) 224-1335, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cantrellgallery.com.
The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, will put two new exhibitions on display during its 2nd Friday Art Night reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday: "Education in Exile: Student Experience at Rohwer Relocation Center," illustrating what life was like for students at Rohwer Relocation Center, one of the two World War II Japanese-American incarceration centers in Arkansas, on display through June 30, and "Arkansas and World War I," documents, photographs and artifacts from the Butler Center's collections highlighting Arkansas' role in the "Great War," up through March 31. Bantunauts Raydio, husband & wife global-music DJs, will provide music. Admission is free. Call (501) 918-3020 or visit butlercenter.org.
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