Monthly Archives: March 2015

Quick Picks: Get Down in the Garden, Nonviolence Youth Summit, more

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo


Get Down in the Garden, a fundraising party presented by the Pulaski Technical College Foundation, will feature continuous performances of the song “Teach Your Children,” by Crosby, Stills and Nash, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Bernice Garden. Funds will be used to buy a piano for the not-yet-open Center for Humanities and Arts building at Pulaski Technical College. For more information or to make a donation, visit here.


Nine: The Musical will premiere at The Studio Theatre at 7 p.m. The play chronicles the story of film director Guido Contini and his efforts to craft his next project while being pursued by many beautiful women. The show runs through April 19 and shows at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Opening night’s admission is $50. Tickets for additional shows are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students.


The Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission will present the Nonviolence Youth Summit XII: Knock Out Bullying from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Little Rock Job Corps Center. This year’s keynote speaker is professional boxer Roy Jones Jr. State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge … Read more >

Quick Picks: Discover the Dinosaurs, Diamond Chef Arkansas, more

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo


Little Rock-based spoken word poet Amoja “The Mo-Man” Sumler will teach writing and performance techniques to youths at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center’s Creative Kids Spoken Word Camp from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Attendees must bring a lunch, but snacks will be available. Registration includes a $15 fee. For more information, click here.


Nashville, Tennessee, rapper Young Buck — one of five members of hip-hop group G-Unit, along with 50 Cent — stops in Little Rock for a show at IV Corners Bar & Grill. He is currently promoting the group’s latest six-song EP, The Beast is G Unit. Doors open at 9 p.m., and presale tickets are $20.


Discover the Dinosaurs, an educational traveling exhibit that holds up to 40 replicas of moving and static, museumlike dinosaurs, will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The family-friendly adventure explores the prehistoric era and holds additional attractions such as mini golf and dinosaur rides. Tickets range from $16-$22 and can be purchased here.


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Quick Picks: Ballet Arkansas fundraiser, Girl Scout Cookie + beer pairing, more

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo


Ballet Arkansas’ annual fundraiser, Turning Pointe Gala, includes a silent auction, a buffet and entertainment, such as performances by the Ballet Arkansas company and Ballet Arkansas Youth Division, from 6-11 p.m. at the Albert Pike Memorial Temple. Tickets are $125.


Women Phenomenal: A Celebration of Women Entrepreneurs will honor Women’s History Month by celebrating central-Arkansas women at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. Guests will include RSVP Catering owner Yolanda Hughes and Goddess Products Inc. founder Leanna Godley. The free event, which includes lunch, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Diamond Bear Brewing Co. will host a Girl Scout Cookie and beer pairing from 2-5 p.m. The event will cover six pairings and is for ages 21 and older. Tickets are $18.


The 2014 Oscar-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam, which explores how American soldiers were faced with following White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens from the Vietnamese city formerly known as Saigon or risking treason by saving South Vietnamese people, as well, will screen at the Ron Robinson Theater. The free showing starts at 1:30 p.m.


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The Rep announces 2015-16 season

The Rep's Robert Hupp announces the theater's 2015-16 season.

The Rep’s Robert Hupp announces the theater’s 2015-16 season.

Arkansas Repertory Theater announced the lineup for its 2015-16 season this evening at a reception for Rep members, media and special guests. Producing artistic director Robert Hupp said that in honor of next season being the theater’s 40th anniversary, the productions for the next year have been specifically chosen to represent the best of what The Rep has to offer.

One highlight of the announcement was that Jason Alexander of Seinfeld fame will direct the world premiere of the season’s closer, Windfall, in June.

See below for Sync’s live tweets from the announcement this evening.… Read more >

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