Posted: June 12, 2014 at 2:20 a.m.
Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:
Dad's Day concerts
Hot Springs cultural group The Muses will offer their summer concert, "Father's Day Garden Party," part of their subscription series, "The Four Seasons in Art & Song," at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Muses Cultural Arts Center, 428 Orange St., Hot Springs. Singers Dustin Peterson, Katy Yerina, Ken Goodman and Deleen Davidson join trombonist Steve Suter and pianist Chris Parker, a dance ensemble and singers from Henderson State University and will perform musical theater tunes and popular standards. Tickets are $25. Call (501) 609-9811 or visit themusesproject.org.
The Central Arkansas Library System will dedicate Celebrate, an outdoor kinetic sculpture by Michael Warrick that includes translations of the word "celebrate" in 46 languages, real and fantastic, including Spanish, Braille, binary code, Klingon, Hawaiian and pig Latin, at 6 p.m. Friday outside the Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock. The sculpture of cast bronze, fabricated stainless steel and computer-carved limestone resembles a toy top. Call (501) 918-3086 or email email@example.com.
Also, as part of Second Friday Art Night, State Youth Art Show 2014, including seven regional "Best of Show" winners by K-12 students from across the state, goes on display 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Butler Center Galleries, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. The exhibition will be up through Aug. 30. Admission to the reception and the galleries is free. Call (501) 918-3033.
Sam and Jam
Actor Larry Sullivan will offer a children's theater show, Uncle Sam and Strawberry Jam, in which "Silly Sully's Patriotic Parade of Parables [feature] the people who helped shape America," at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluff Community Theatre, 207 W. Second Ave., Pine Bluff. Tickets are $10. Call (870) 535-2646 or visit pbcommunitytheatre.org.
The North Little Rock Community Concert Band and the Pine Bluff Community Band will give a joint concert titled "With Fanfare and Flourish" at 7 p.m. Friday in the Lakewood Village amphitheater, off McCain Boulevard between U.S. 67/167 and North Hills Boulevard, North Little Rock.
North Little Rock Music Director Rico Belotti and Pine Bluff Director Jerry Williams will share conducting duties. The Pine Bluff band will perform The Light Eternal by James Swearingen and an Elton John medley; the North Little Rockers will play John Philip Sousa's Riders for the Flag and a Mamas & the Papas medley. They'll combine for Fanfare and Flourishes by James Curnow, Flourish for Wind Band by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Armed Forces Salute by Bob Lowden and Sousa's The Black Horse Troop and The Stars and Stripes Forever. Admission is free; bring blankets and/or lawn chairs. Call (501) 758-2576 or visit nlrcommunityband.com.
Singing cowboy Steve Mitchell will give a concert with Oksana Pavilionis, violin; Slavek Bolubah, drums; and Brian Hamby, accordion and piano, at 6 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo on the lawn of the Saline County Courthouse, off Market Street in downtown Benton. Call (870) 405-6856 or visit OvationMusicAcademy.com.
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's "Walks Through History" tour, 11 a.m. Saturday starting at the Morrilton Depot Museum, 101 E. Railroad Ave., Morrilton, will visit Morrilton's Moose Addition Historic District. The district, named for early settler and landowner James Miles Moose, includes houses built between 1881 and 1960 in a variety of architectural styles. Admission is free. Co-sponsor is the Morrilton Historic District Commission. Call (501) 324-9880, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit arkansaspreservation.org.
Bryant First United Methodist Church is hosting the "Under the Big Top" Saline County Health & Wellness Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the church's Family Life Center, 508 N. Reynolds Road, Bryant. More than 30 exhibitors will offer screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, prostate cancer, kidney impairment, weight and body mass index, blood glucose levels and mental-health needs. Deletebloodcancer.org will sponsor bone-marrow screenings (as a cheek swab) for potential donors for 9-year-old leukemia patient Teecumpsy Wiggins; participants can also be added to a donor database.
The Bryant Police and Fire departments, Saline Memorial MedTran Ambulance Service, the Saline County Office of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross will be available to discuss disaster preparedness, and there will be activities for children and workout classes. Admission is free. Call (501) 944-4666 or (501) 258-5101 or visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/salinecountyhealthfair.
More than two dozen vendors will be selling items at least 20 years old, including furniture, kitchenware and clothing, at the open-air South Main Vintage Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Bernice Garden, 1401 Main St., Little Rock. Admission is free. The Southern Salt Food Co. food truck will serve breakfast and lunch, and shoppers can play a piano on loan from the nearby McGehee Piano Co. Subsequent summer/fall markets are July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11. The market will take place rain or shine; check the Facebook page, facebook.com/SouthMainVintageMarket, for updates. Call (501) 410-3938.
Inspired by Angelou
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Foreign Tongues Poetry Troupe will host a free Youth Writing Workshop, inspired by the legacy of Maya Angelou, noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the center, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock. The session is open to "spoken word artists," writers, poets, and lyricists ages 13-18. Admission is free; RSVP to Chris Hancock by email at email@example.com or call (501) 683-3636.
Weekend on 06/12/2014