ASO's 'Winds at the Plaza' concert in Argenta today

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Other venues for entertainment, events and arts this weekend:

music: Free “Wind”

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra offers free community concerts focused on the wind section. “Plaza Wind” Today at 7pm at Argenta Plaza, North Little Rock, 510 N. Main St., North Little Rock. Artistic Director Geoffrey Robson conducts ‘Ancient Airs and Dances’ by Christopher Theofanidis. “Divertimento” in B flat major K.186 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Octet” in E-flat major op.103. Admission is free. Please bring your own chair, snacks and soft drinks. “Registration” from Call (501) 666-1761.

Conway’s “Park”

The Conway Symphony Orchestra opens its annual 2022-23 season free concert in the park, 7:15 p.m., Laurel Park, 2310 Robinson Ave, Conway. Israel Getsov conducts a 75-piece orchestra. Admission is free. Bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs (but leave pets at home). Parking is available in the Conway Regional Hospital parking lot on Robinson Avenue across from the park, and in the Conway Public Schools Authority and Conway High School parking lot on Prince Street, a short walk to the park. Call (501) 450-3265 or (501) 269-1066, or visit

“Broadway Showcase”

Two choirs from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock – the UA Little Rock Concert Choir and the Night Shift – “Broadway Showcase” Saturday at 7:30 pm, Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock. The program includes selections from “Oklahoma!” “” “Waitress” /news/2022/sep/22/asos-winds-at-the-plaza-concert-today-in-argenta/ “Shrek” – winds-at-the-plaza-concert-today-in-argenta/”The Little Mermaid” today-in-argenta/”The Addams Family””The Color Purple ” and “Assassins”. Next is the reception. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and his UALR employees.Call (501) 916-3291 or email [email protected]

piano premiere

Pianist Linda Holzer She performed “Ears Wide Open” at the Arkansas premiere of works by Arkansas composer Florence Price, American composer Gwyneth Walker, Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov, and Syrian-American composer Kareem Raustom. and will perform at Stella Boyle on Friday at 7:30 pm. UALR’s Smith Concert Hall. Admission is free. Call (501) 916-3294.

Vanderbilt Ensemble

vanderbilt melodylessis an a cappella group from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, performing a free outdoor concert at The Grove today at 7:30 PM during Arkansas State University-Beeves Family Week. Bebe. This is part of the University’s 2022-23 Lecture-Concert Series, and in partnership with Student Activities and Great Western Dining Services, the first of his 300 concert-goers to begin at 5:30 p.m. We serve meals. Call (501) 882-3600 or visit www.

fun: Museum Tinkerfest

11th Annual Event Bringing Makers, Artists, Engineers and Crafters Together TinkerfestSaturday, 9am-3pm, inside and outside the Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Participants use raw materials and tools to build unique machines, launch rockets, explore art, and create crafts. The presenting sponsor, his Kiewit-Massman, offers construction equipment and other construction-related activities. The list of activities includes robotics competitions, car teardowns, drone demonstrations, parachute jumps, water fun, and LEGO build challenges. According to the news release, the sensory stations will offer activities to neurodiverse guests “in a calm and serene environment.”

Tinkerfest activities are part of the museum’s regular daily admission fee. $10, $8 for children ages 1-12 and seniors, teachers, City of Little Rock employees, active duty and veterans, free for toddlers under 1, discounts for SNAP recipients. Visit

spacity supercomputer

Actress Lori Petty (“Point Break”,“A League of their own work, “” “Tank Girl” https://”Orange Is the New Black”) Supercomputer 6.0Celebrates comics and pop culture in all its forms and is held Friday through Sunday at the Hot Springs Convention Center (134 Convention Blvd., Hot Springs). Other celebrity guests include Beau Billingsley (voice of Jet Black in “Cowboy Bebop”), Mark Rolston (“Alien”, /asos-winds-at-the-plaza-concert-today-in-argenta/ “The Lethal Weapon” -plaza-concert-today-in-argenta/”Shawshank Redemption”), Arkansans Rodger Bumpass (voice of Squidward in “Spongebob SquarePants”) and actress Ashlie Atkinson. A day pass is $20 Saturday through Sunday. Weekend passes are $35 and same-day purchases are $45. Admission is free for children under the age of 5 accompanied by a paying adult. Call (501) 321-2277 or visit

Camden Craft Fair

More than 75 booths from vendors and artists from across the country will sell traditional and contemporary crafts and “real” food. Camden Craft Fair, formerly the Camden Barn Sale, billed as “South Arkansas’ Largest Arts & Crafts Show”, held Saturdays from 9am to 3:30pm at Coleman Stadium, 302 Center Street, Camden. . The event offers various forms of entertainment and a kids zone throughout the day. Admission is free. Call (870) 836-6426 or visit

art: M2 EXP

New biennial show at M2 Gallery, 1300 Main Street, Little Rock. “M2 EXP: M2 Experience” On Fridays from 6-9pm, gallery owner Mac Murphy describes it as “something different, unexpected, and more than your typical art show or gallery opening.” The exhibition includes opening-only works by Ashley Murphy, MILKDADD, Brian Fraser, William Goodman, Michael Shaffer, Crystal C. Mercer, Charles Henry James, Taylor Shepard, Sabine Danze and , which includes works on display until October 14. Tim West and Sheryl Keller. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM. Admission is free. For more information, text him at (501) 944-7155 or visit

mural festival

7th Street Mural Festival According to the Facebook page, Sunday at noon, the mural on 7th Avenue will “educate the community about the artist’s important message of peace and justice.” Centered around the headquarters of the 7th Street Mural Project (2486 W. Seventh St., Little Rock), the event will also feature art, food, music, children’s activities, and discussions with artists and nonprofits. A guest will have a “unique opportunity to use his artistic skills to help him paint one of the murals.” Admission is free. Parking is behind (not in front of) the nearby Whitewater Tavern, and Kaufman Design and Ed’s Supply is at his 2611 W. Seventh St. This event is in conjunction with the Arkansas Peace Week.

enamel exhibition

“Alchemy6: 18th Biennale International Jury Enamel Exhibition and 14th International Jury Student Enamel Exhibition” Focusing on the best of contemporary enamel, it opens today at the Cushman Gallery at the Windgate Center of Art and Design at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. Admission to the exhibition is free until October 14th. Gallery hours are 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, or by appointment.Call (501) 916-3182 or email [email protected]

literature: ‘Anger’ and racism

Christine Henning has written about her recently published book, “Rage of Innocence” 5:30 pm. Monday in court Friday at the University of Arkansas, William H. Bowen Law School, 1201 McMath Ave., Little Rock. This talk is part of Law’s Undergraduate Colloquium Speaker Series. Admission is free. Copies of the book will be sold. A book signing will follow. Visit