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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette file photo

03/25-26

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.

3/27

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.

03/27-29

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.

03/28

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Beat the heat in July with 8 cool art experiences

July is here and it’s hot. Surprise! Looking for a way to cool off that doesn’t involve the mall, the movie theater or a crowded pool?  Retreat to one of these galleries (or art-based events) for a shot of culture instead.

Chihuly

Clinton Presidential Center: May 17 to Jan. 5

See stunning works by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly is credited with elevating glass blowing from a craft to a fine art, and he’s know for his huge chandelier installations as well as his standing reeds, both of which can be seen in this temporary exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center.

Chihuly at the Clinton Presidential Center. Photo by Stephanie Maxwell

Chihuly at the Clinton Presidential Center. Photo by Stephanie Maxwell

56th annual Delta Exhibition

Arkansas Arts Center: June 27 to Sept. 28

The Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture features contemporary work by artists from Arkansas and its bordering states. Works in the exhibition were chosen from more than 1,300 images from 468 artists. See pieces of art that represent the region and its spirit from some of the areas most accomplished and up-and-coming artists in the South and Midwest.… Read more >

Arkansas Arts Center Museum School Sale Saturday at Metroplex

Marianne Kirksey from Conway checks out the watercolor painting by artist Delia Prather while Kirksey was shopping at the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School Sale on Saturday. The sale included pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry and wood pieces of original works by the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School faculty and students.  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/KAREN E. SEGRAVE
Marianne Kirksey from Conway checks out the watercolor painting by artist Delia Prather while Kirksey was shopping at the 2007 Arkansas Arts Center Museum School Sale.

More than 100 Arkansas Arts Center Museum School instructors and students will be on hand selling original artwork at the Museum School Sale Saturday at the Clear Channel Metroplex. The sale is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and offers unique and affordable photography, paintings, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, fused glass, metalwork and more. Pieces make great Christmas, birthday or hostess gifts if you’re not in the market to collect art of your own. (But really, why wouldn’t you be? The Museum School is home to some amazing local talent.)

If you’re a member of the Arts Center, be sure to catch the special members-only preview Friday from 6-9 p.m.  The night provides the first pick of this year’s sale items, as well as refreshments. Memberships will be sold at the door and online if you’re not already a member.

For more information, visit the Arkansas Arts Center’s website.… Read more >

Weekend planner: Clinton and SoMa

What to do in Little Rock with a free weekend and awesome weather?

First up is the Head of the Class Bash at the Clinton Center. Now, if you have children, this might be enticing because it’s something to take the tots to for face painting, bounce houses and whatnot, but also free immunizations and haircuts. Wait. I could use a free haircut… I’ll get back to you on whether or not there’s an age max for those.… 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.