Sunday, June 10, 2018
Coco Montoya headlines the central concert of Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Eureka Springs Auditorium, 36 Main St., Eureka Springs. Carolyn Wonderland is the opening act. Tickets are $20-$40. Call (479) 253-7788 or visit the website, theaud.org.
The Blues Weekend, Friday-June 17, will also feature free performances in Basin Spring Park by Selwyn Birchwood starting at 5 p.m. Friday and Brick Fields starting at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Father's Day Blues on June 17 at Turpentine Creek Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, starts at noon, with Tom Baker's Harmonica Workshop for Kids of All Ages at 1 p.m.; Tony Redman performing at 2:15; Fast Johnny Ricker performing at 3:30; and the annual All-Star Jam at 4:30. Admission is $10 (plus a $5 fee) in advance, $20 at the gate. Visit the website, eurekaspringsbluesweekend.com.
Water is the focus of the ninth annual Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts + Nature Festival, today-June 23 at venues across Northwest Arkansas.
The festival's musical centerpiece will once again be the the 90-plus-member Artosphere Festival Orchestra and conductor Corrado Rovaris:
• Sixth annual "Live From Crystal Bridges: Mozart in the Museum," 8 p.m. Friday, Great Hall, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. Marie Tachouet, flute; Cheryl Losey Feder, harp; Jonny Greenwood: Water; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp and Symphony No. 38, "Prague." $40. Also airing live on radio station KUAF-FM, 91.3.
• Beethoven Masterworks, 7 p.m. June 19, Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Maurizio Baglini, piano. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"; Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral," illustrated and animated by French artist Gregoire Pont. 10x10 Arts Series Event; $10.
• Festival Finale: "The American Spirit," 8 p.m. June 23, Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Robert Diaz, viola. Music by Leonard Bernstein, Jennifer Higdon and John Adams. $11-$49.
Chamber performances in area churches form the Chapel Music Series (except as noted, all performances at 7 p.m.):
• 6:30 p.m. today: Fayetteville-based folk duo Still on the Hill (Kelly and Donna Still): "Water Music," Chapel Ruins at Sassafras Springs Vineyard, 6461 E. Guy Terry Road, Springdale; also 6:30 p.m. Monday, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, 504 Memorial Drive, Bella Vista. $10
• Tuesday, Dover Quartet, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave., Fayetteville. Program to be announced. $15.
• Wednesday: Arx Duo: "Percussion Re-imagined," Hunt Chapel, 5930 W. Wallis Road, Rogers. $15.
• June 20, "An Evening of Music with Roberto Diaz and Friends," with violist Roberto Diaz and the Dover and Zora string quartets, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Scott Slapin: Capricious Viola Trio; Antonin Dvorak: String Quintet in E-flat major, op.97; Felix Mendelssohn: Octet. KUAF will record the concert. $25
The festival also features outdoor and literary events, visual art exhibitions, a new film series, a series of "Off the Grid" street performances and a jazz series. For information and tickets, call (479) 443-5600 or visit the website, artospherefestival.org.
LaMontagne at AMP
American singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne will bring his "Part of the Light" tour, with "special guest" Neko Case, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. The show is part of the amphitheater's Cox Concert Series. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $46.50-$76.50 (plus fees). Call (479) 443-5600 or visit the website, amptickets.com.
El Dorado shows
Hot Springs-based Muses Creative Artistry Project will stage Man of La Mancha (music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, book by Dale Wasserman, based on Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote), 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Griffin Music Hall, 101 E. Locust St., El Dorado. Tickets are $25.
Also this week in the Murphy Arts District, comedy improvisational troupe Second City will put on its Summer Blockbuster show, 8 p.m. Thursday on the Griffin Restaurant stage (same address). The show may contain adult content. Tickets are $40.
And at 7 p.m. June 19 in the music hall, Conway-based Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will perform its one-hour, family-friendly touring production of William Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Tickets are $15.
Call (870) 863-4547 or visit the website, eldomad.com.
Young American Miss pageant contestants and adult leaders demonstrate their "true values" in the musical Smile (music by Marvin Hamlisch, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, based on a screenplay by Jerry Belson), 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and June 22-23 and 3 p.m. Sunday and June 24 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main, Springdale. Opening night tickets are $35, $30 for students and adult arts center members, $25 for student members. For all other shows: $25, $20 and $15. Call (479) 751-5441 or visit the website, acozarks.org.
10x10 Arts Series
Mwenso & The Shakes, a Harlem-based jazz-folk troupe, kicks off the 2018-19 lineup for the 10x10 Arts Series at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m. Sept. 14.
The rest of the lineup (except as noted, all performances, 7 p.m.):
• Sept. 20: New York-based Jessica Lang Dance
• Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.: Ragamala Dance Company's Written in Water
• Nov. 1, 8 p.m.: Kealoha, slam poet, The Story of Everything
• Jan. 11: Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing
• Feb. 23, 8 p.m.: Michael Andrew: "Sinatra and the American Songbook"
• March 16, 8 p.m.: Aquila Theatre Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream
• April 5, 7:30 p.m.: A cappella quintet The Edge Effect
• May 9: Delaware-based world music ensemble 6-WIRE
• June 26, 2019: Artosphere Festival Orchestra.
All performances include a pre-show Creative Conversation and a post-show party. "Ambassador Memberships," $130, including a ticket to each show, complimentary friend/neighbor tickets (limited number available); invitations to member-only events and a series poster. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit the website, waltonartscenter.org/10x10-arts-series.
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