Thursday, March 8, 2018
Country music star Miranda Lambert brings her Livin' Like Hippies Tour (with "special guests" Jon Pardi and Sunny Sweeney) to North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, 7 p.m. Saturday. Remaining tickets are $42.75 plus fees. People (ticket holders or not) can drop off supplies for the Humane Society of Pulaski County at a Little Red Wagon outside the arena -- one donor will be chosen at random for a meet-and-greet with Lambert. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
Also at Verizon this weekend: Skillet headlines the Winter Jam 2018 Tour Spectacular, 6 p.m. Sunday. Also on the lineup: Worship leader Kari Jobe (featuring Cody Carnes), Building 429, comedian John Crist, hip-hop performer KB, tour creators and hosts NewSong, Dove Award winner Jordan Feliz and evangelist Nick Hall. A 5 p.m. pre-Jam party features Dan Bremnes, Mallary Hope and Westover. Admission is by $15 donation at the door. Call (501) 975-9000 or visit verizonarena.com or jamtour.com. See Music Scene on Page 5E.
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Broadway veterans Capathia Jenkins, Nikki Renee Daniels and Aisha de Haas join the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Philip Mann to pay "A Tribute to Ella," 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock. The concert marks Ella Fitzgerald's 100th birthday. It's part of the orchestra's Acxiom Pops Live! season. Sponsor is the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Tickets are $15-$65, $10 for students and active duty military, free to the Sunday matinee for K-12 students with a paying adult. Call (501) 666-1761, Extension 100, or visit ArkansasSymphony.org.
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Kindergartner Junie B. Jones (Samantha Harrington), looking for her gorgeous new furry fur mittens, finds a cool new pen of many colors and moons over a dreamy new boy in Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook by Allison Gregory, based on the series of books by Barbara Park, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through March 31 at the Arts Center Children's Theatre. The Pay-What-You-Can preview is at 7 p.m. today, with a pajama party at 7 p.m. March 16 and special spring break matinees March 20-23. Tickets are $12.50, $10 for arts center members. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit ArkansasArtsCenter.org/theatre.
The basement at the Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock, will become a haven for bibliophiles at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries Used Book Sale. Regular hours with free admission are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. FOCAL members and those who buy a $5 wristband can enter 5-7 p.m. today and at 9 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Paperbacks are 50 cents, hardcovers $1. Call (501) 918-3000 or visit cals.org.
Two unhappily married couples and a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theater due for demolition are at the center of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and March 16-17; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7 p.m. Tuesday-March 15 at the Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock. There's a preview performance at 7 p.m. today. Doors open one hour before curtain. Tickets are $15-$40. Special cabaret table seating is available. Call (501) 353-1443 or visit tinyurl.com/actfollies.
Singers, instrumentalists and dancers performing Irish, Scottish and English ballads in the Muses Creative Artistry Project's Celtic Spring, 7 p.m. today, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock. Admission is free; a love offering will be taken to benefit Family Promise of Pulaski County. Additional performances: 7 p.m. Friday, Woodlands Auditorium, Ponce de Leon Center, 1101 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village; 6 p.m. Saturday, Muses Creative Artistry Project, 428 Orange St., Hot Springs; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Chapel, Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Tickets for those shows are $35. It's part of the Muses' 2018 "Seasons in Art & Song" subscription concert series. Call (501) 609-9811 or visit themusesproject.org.
Untapped, Arkansas' only tap dance company, will put on its fourth annual Rhythm & Soles fundraising gala, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre Annex, 518 Main St., Little Rock. It'll feature desserts, an open bar (beer and wine), a raffle and silent auction and performances by members of Untapped, the Untapped Youth Ensemble and students from Hot Springs High School. Sponsor is Mitchell Williams. Tickets are $45, $30 for students. Visit tinyurl.com/rhythmnsoles.
An entire town gets in on the action at the annual Camden Daffodil Festival, Friday-Saturday. There will be home and garden tours, a cemetery walk, the Championship Steak Cook-Off, antique car and bike show, crafts and children's activities. General admission is free but there are fees for some activities. Call (870) 836-9243 or visit camdendaffodilfestival.com. See story on Page 4E.
The Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, hosts a night of dinner, entertainment and an auction with the annual Night at the Victory Canteen benefit for the Jacksonville Museum of Military History, 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $40. Call (501) 241-1943 or visit jaxmilitarymuseum.org.
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