Quick Picks: ‘Spelling Bee,’ Senior Expo, more

Tommy Martinez as Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Tommy Martinez as Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

10/15

W.O.W.APALOOZA returns to support Women’s Own Worth, an organization that offers financial support, therapy and programs to those affected by domestic violence and other violent crimes. The fundraiser — which includes drinks, dinner and a silent auction — takes place at the Governor’s Mansion from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $50.

10/16

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee opens at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre at 8 p.m. The Tony Award-winning comedic musical follows junior high students on the cutthroat quest of becoming a spelling bee champion while dealing with the nuances of adolescence. Opening night includes a post-show reception with champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $30-$55.

10/16

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art opens to the public at the Arkansas Arts Center. The exhibit features 93 works of modern and contemporary Latino art provided by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. The Arts Center is open 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

10/17

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Senior Expo takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center. The free event targeted for baby boomers and seniors 55 and older will feature panels, free health screenings, entertainment, prizes, bingo and more. Every half hour at War Memorial Stadium, transportation will be provided to take attendees to the expo.

Rapper Warren G’s performance at Juanita’s on Oct. 15 has been postponed. 

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