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Tales from the South farm-to-table dinner with Natchez’s Alexis Jones

Are you a fan of Tales from the South, the radio show of Southern story-telling? What about good, local food made by one of the area’s best chefs?

Jody Hardin, right, leads a tour of the organic farm planned for the 63 acre property of St. Joseph Center of Arkansas in North Little Rock. Hardin, President of Business Development and Fundraising for St Joseph Farm, discussed plans to repurpose the former St. Joseph Orphanage into an agricultural and education center. // Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo by Benjamin Krain

Jody Hardin, right, leads a tour of the organic farm planned for the 63 acre property of St. Joseph Center of Arkansas in North Little Rock. Hardin, President of Business Development and Fundraising for St Joseph Farm, discussed plans to repurpose the former St. Joseph Orphanage into an agricultural and education center. // Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo by Benjamin Krain

If so, you should think about attending Tales from the South’s farm-to-table dinner at St. Joseph Farm this Saturday. The dinner begins at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 5:30 to allow people to find a seat and get settled. Natchez’s Alexis Jones is behind the menu for the night, and Vino’s is behind the beer. Stories from Stephanie Eddleman, Pat Gillum, Katrina Hine will follow, sharing their personal tales of gardening and farming experiences. Plus, expect live music by Bonnie Montgomery and dessert from Loblolly Creamery.

All proceeds from the dinner go to help put on the farm’s first annual Farm Fest, a weekend event Oct. 18 and 19 that … Read more >

Shakespeare in the South: Tales at South on Main

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Oxford American and Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre team up to bring a special Shakespeare-themed Tales from the South to South on Main next week. Shakespeare in the South, which made its Tales from the South debut in 2012, is Tuesday and features stories by Greg Brownderville, Stacey Margaret Jones and Sara Shumaker. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seats at a table are $15 each. General admission tickets (no table) are $10 and are available first come, first served. Tickets are available online here.

Also coming soon in the world of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre: Swing Along with Shakespeare at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at the Junior League Building. The Bard Ball features a swing band and a sneak peek at the upcoming AST season. Tickets for the event are $75 in advance.… Read more >

5 more days to vote for Tales from the South

Paula Morell of Tales from the South. Arkansas Democrat Gazette/CARY JENKINS

Paula Morell of Tales from the South. Arkansas Democrat Gazette/CARY JENKINS

Late in December, Tales from the South announced it had made the final top five programs in the storytelling category of Internet radio service Stitcher Radio’s annual awards for radio and podcast programs. Tales from the South is up against This American Life, Snap Judgement, RISK!, The Moth and StoryCorp for recognition as Best Storytelling program.

You can vote for Tales from the South — in addition to programs in various other categories, including Most Original Show, Best Interview of the Year, Best Investigative Reporting and more — on Stitcher.com. Voting is allowed once a day and continues through Jan. 13.… Read more >

Syd Hayman is a beauty, entertainment and pop culture fanatic who enjoys trying different metro restaurants that satisfy picky eaters. Tweet her at @TheSydRichi.