** ALLTEL ARENA CONCERTS ** Tickets available through Ticketmaster (most Harvest Foods locations), by charge-by-phone at 975-7575 or online at www.ticketmaster.com, or at the arena box office (975-9000).SEPT. 24: Van Halen with Laidlaw. 7:30 p.m. $77.50, $65, $55. OCT. 19: Norah Jones. 8 p.m. $56.25, $46.25, $26.75. OCT. 24: Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire. 7:30 p.m. $49.50 and $35. DEC. 11: Steven Curtis Chapman with Casting Crowns and Chris Tomlin. 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. NOTE: Concerts with R. Kelley/Ja Rule Oct. 22 and Velvet Revolver Oct. 31 are pending. ** ARKANSAS CHAMBER SINGERS ** Season tickets, $40 adults, $28 students. Single tickets, $15 adults, $10 students. 377-1121.OCT. 29-30: "Songs of Beauty Born of Grief." Text and music inspired by intense human suffering emerging from times of chaos (Civil War, Holocaust, religious and class strife in Ireland). Guest performers: guitarist Michael Carenbauer and cellist Stephen Feldman. 8 p.m., St. Mark's Episcopal Church. DEC. 10-11: Arkansas Chamber Singers, "Carols of the Season." Works by Byrd, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Britten are included in program of sacred and secular music. 8 p.m. Fri., St. Mark's Episcopal Church; 8 p.m. Sat., the Cathedral of St. Andrew. ** ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ** SEPT. 18-19: John Cheek, "Playing Cheek to Cheek," Masterworks. 8 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., Robinson Center Music Hall. $15-$42. 666-1761. OCT. 1: Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," Chamber Music Series. 8 p.m., Jeannette Edris Rockefeller Gallery, Arkansas Arts Center, 9th and Commerce Sts. 666-1761. OCT. 8-9: "Bernstein on Broadway," Pops Live! Series. Featuring Jamie Bernstein Thomas, daughter of Leonard Bernstein. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Robinson Center Music Hall. $15-$53. 666-1761. OCT. 10: "The Bernstein Beat," Crayon Concerts Family Series with guest artist Jamie Bernstein Thomas. 3 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $12 adults, $6 children. 666-1761. OCT. 23-24: Mendelssohn & Matt Haimovitz, Masterworks. 8 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun., Robinson Center Music Hall. 666-1761 or http://www.arkansassymphony.org. OCT. 29: Brahms and Tchaikovsky, Chamber Music Series. 8 p.m., Jeannette Edris Rockefeller Gallery, Arkansas Arts Center, 9th and Commerce Sts. 666-1761. NOV. 13-14: "Power, Drama & Density," Masterworks. 8 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun., Robinson Center Music Hall 501-666-1761 or http://www.arkansassymphony.org. NOV. 16: A Presidential Celebration with Aretha Franklin. In concert with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $85-$145. 666-1761. NOV. 19: "A Celebration of American Music," Chamber Music Series. Featuring performances by the Quapaw, Rockefeller, and Sturgis quartets in conjunction with the opening of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. 8 p.m., Jeannette Edris Rockefeller Gallery, Arkansas Arts Center, 9th and Commerce Sts. 666-1761. DEC. 4: LeAnn Rimes Symphonic Christmas. 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $36-$72 available at this time only to ASO season subscribers. 666-1761. DEC. 17-18: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's All-New Yuletide Spectacular. Christmas carols, stirring gospel favorites, spicy klezmer music and more. 666-1761. DEC. 19: "Jingle Bell Little Rock," Crayon Concerts Family Series. 3 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. 666-1761. ** CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LR ** All events at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m., single tickets are $15, season tickets are $40. 661-0520.SEPT. 28: Kapelle Trio. NOV. 4: Alexander Markov, violinist. ** RIVER CITY MEN'S CHORUS ** All concerts are free and are held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Mississippi and Evergreen. Tickets are not required.OCT. 3: River Song. 3 p.m. DEC. 5-6: Holiday 2004. 3 p.m. Sun., 6 p.m. Mon. ** "TRINITY PRESENTS"...PERFORMANCE SERIES ** Events held at Trinity United Methodist Church. Free but a ticket required, call 377-1161 one month before event.SEPT. 26: Joe Augustine, jazz pianist. Steinway artist Augustine and combo will play pop and jazz favorites. 6 p.m. OCT. 29: The Rastrelli Cello Quartet. Exceptional musicians from Russia have intentionally omitted from their repertoire any pieces composed especially for cello quartet, concentrating instead on the widest range of classical, pop and jazz. 7 p.m. ** UALR'S ARTSPREE ** All events are at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at UALR. Except for the free Nov. 9 concert, shows are $20 floor, $17 balcony, $10 non-UALR students and free for UALR students. 568-3288.SEPT. 30: Sri Umayalpuram Sivaraman. India's greatest living percussion virtuoso. OCT. 19: The Prazak Quartet. Virtuosity in the Czech quartet tradition. 7:15 p.m. preconcert lecture and demonstration. NOV. 9: "Of Hope and Glory," UALR Artspree. World premiere of work by composer-in-residence Robert Boury, featuring mezzo-soprano Leigh Holman and UALR Gospel Choir. Other concerts SEPT. 19: North Little Rock Community Band. 3 p.m., Patrick Henry Hayes Senior Citizen Center. Outdoor concert, lawn chairs or blankets suggested. 758-2576. SEPT. 19: Denise Davis. Dove award-winning vocalist. 3 p.m., Lakewood United Methodist Church. Free. 753-6186. SEPT. 23: Big John Miller, Big Downtown Thursday. 5-7:30 p.m., River Market. Live music. Free admission, beverages and food available for purchase. 375-2552. SEPT. 30: Hap-Hazard, Big Downtown Thursday. 5-7:30 p.m., River Market. Live music. Free admission, beverages and food available for purchase. 375-2552. OCT. 1: Martin Loche with Justin Morgan. 7:15 p.m., 2nd Place Cafe Second Baptist Church, 222 East 8th St. $6, $3 seniors and students. OCT. 5: Lori Rhoden, pianist. Associate professor of music performance at Ball State University will present a solo piano recital featuring works by Brahms, Haydn and Ravel. 8 p.m., Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, UALR Fine Arts Building. Free. 569-3294. OCT. 6: Jordan Knight with Kesha and Jerry Reid. Former Backstreet Boy headlines. 9 p.m. Juanita's. $12 advance/$15 day of. OCT. 10: National State Brass Band Concert. 3 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford. Free. 217-8785 or 224-5467 or www.nsbb.org. OCT. 21: Little Rock Wind Symphony Fall Concert. 7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church. Free. 666-0777 or www.lrwindsymphony.org. NOV. 5: the bridgeband. 7:15 p.m., 2nd Place Cafe Second Baptist Church, 222 East 8th St. $6, $3 students and seniors. NOV. 14: Natural State Brass Band Concert. 3 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St. Free. 217-8785 or 224-5467 or www.nsbb.org. NOV. 26: Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker. 7 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $40, $33, $28, $18 through Ticketmaster or the Celebrity Attractions office, 3rd and Spring Sts. (244-8800). NOV. 30-DEC. 2: Stomp. 7:30 p.m. Robinson Center Music Hall. $18-$38, through Ticketmaster or at Celebrity Attractions office, Third and Spring Sts. (244-8800). DEC. 3: Wood Newton. 7:15 p.m., 2nd Place Cafe. $6, $3 students and seniors. DEC. 9: Little Rock Wind Symphony Holiday Concert. 7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church. Free. 666.0777 or www.lrwindsymphony.org. DEC. 12: Natural State Brass Band Concert. 3 p.m., Jess Odom Community Center, 1100 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle. Free. 217-8785 or 224-5467 or www.nsbb.org. COMEDY CONCERTS SEPT. 30: Jerry Seinfeld. 7 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. Call prices, tickets sold through Ticketmaster (975-7575) or the Celebrity Attractions box office (244-8800). OCT. 16: Bill Engvall. 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $29.50. Available through Ticketmaster outlets or the Celebrity Attractions office, 3rd and Springs Sts. OCT. 30: Margaret Cho. 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $34.50, $23.50 through Ticketmaster or the Celebrity Attractions office. THEATER THROUGH OCT. 10: "Honky Tonk Angels." Murry's Dinner Playhouse. Call for times and prices. 562-3131. THROUGH OCT. 10: "My Fair Lady." Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. 7 p.m. Wed., 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun. $35. (Sneak preview and discussion with the director, Cliff Fannin Baker, 7 p.m. Sept. 9, $35.) 378-0405. SEPT. 16-OCT. 3: "Charlotte's Web." Children's Theatre production. 7:30 Thu.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun., Arkansas Arts Center, 9th and Commerce Sts. $14, $12 seniors. SEPT. 17-18, 24-25, OCT. 1-2: "Tracers." 8 p.m., Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester Sts. $14 adults, $10 seniors 65 and up and students. 374-3761. SEPT. 24-26, OCT. 1-3: "Bedroom Farce." Community Theatre of Little Rock production. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2:30 Sun, Woolly Fine Arts Center, Arkansas School for the Blind. $10 adults, $8 seniors ages 55 and up, $8 students, children under 5 free. 663-9494. SEPT. 28-OCT. 3: "Dancing at Lughnasa." A UALR Division of Performance Studies Theatre Arts and Dance Department production. Brian Friel's lyrically rendered work set in 1936 in County Donegal, Ireland. 8 p.m. Tue.-Sat., also 2:30 p.m. Fri, 2:30 p.m. Sun. $7 adults, $5 students, UALR faculty, staff and seniors. 569-3456. OCT. 7-23 "Of Mice and Men." Arkansas Arts Center's Studio Series, best enjoyed by children 12 and up. Call for times and price. 501-372-4000. OCT. 11-13: "Say Goodnight, Gracie," starring Jamie Farr. Celebrity Attractions production. 7:30 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. Season tickets $65-$185. 244-8800. OCT. 12: "Tales of the Crypt." Presentation of Little Rock Parkview Arts-Science Magnet High School. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mount Holly Cemetery. Free, donations accepted. OCT. 19-NOV. 14: "The Girl in the Freudian Slip." Murry's Dinner Playhouse. Call for times and prices. 562-3131. OCT. 29-NOV. 14: "The Sleeper." Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Winner of the Kaufman & Hart Prize for New American Comedy. 7 p.m. Wed., 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun. $28 and $22. (Sneak preview and discussion with director Brad Mooy, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 28, $28 and $22). 378-0405. OCT. 30: "Second Chance Prom." 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $35, available through Ticketmaster outlets or the Celebrity Attractions office, 3rd and Spring Sts. NOV. 12-14, 19-21: "The 1940s Radio Hour." Community Theatre of Little Rock production. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2:30 p.m. Sun., Woolly Fine Arts Center, Arkansas School for the Blind. $10 adults, $8 seniors ages 55 and up, $8 students, children under 5 free. 663-9494. NOV. 16-DEC. 31: "Move Over Mrs. Markham." Murry's Dinner Playhouse. Call for times and prices. 562-3131. DEC. 3-JAN. 2: "Children of Eden." Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. 7 p.m. Wed., 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun. $35. (Sneak preview and discussion with the director, Robert Hupp, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 2, $35.) 378-0405. VISUAL ARTS For information on "Life Interrupted: The Japanese American Experience in World War II Arkansas" exhibits, see accompanying articles; for current exhibits, see the Arts and Entertainment calendar. ** ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER ** OCT. 14-DEC. 12: "One World, One Family: Darcy Kiefel Photographs for Heifer International," exhibit to mark World Hunger Month and Heifer's 60th anniversary in October, Terry House Community Gallery (formerly the Decorative Arts Museum). NOV. 19-FEB. 27: "Diana Walker: Photojournalist," 82 photographs by the freelance White House photographer, Townsend Wolfe Gallery. NOV. 19-JAN. 23: "Art and the White House: Presidential Selections 1960-2000," 40 works borrowed during eight administrations for the White House, Jeannette Edris Rockefeller Gallery. DEC. 3-FEB. 6: "2004 Collectors Show and Sale," works from 20 New York galleries, Strauss Gallery. ** FINE ARTS CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK ** NOV. 1-DEC. 14: "American Crafts from the White House Collection," Gallery I. NOV. 22-DEC. 14: "Caleb Smith Donaghey Scholar Exhibition," Gallery II. ** HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM ** OCT. 16: Candlelight Gala, 7-11 p.m., biannial fundraiser. OCT. 28-JAN. 2: "Close Up in Black: African American Movie Posters," 90 framed original posters. NOV. 4-JAN. 2: "Arkansas Artist: Marc Hatfield," Trinity Gallery. NOV. 11-JAN. 2: "The Arkansas Traveller," from 1840 to the 1992 presidential election, Horace C. Cabe Gallery. DEC. 5: 37th annual Christmas Frolic and Open House, 1-4:30 p.m. BEEBE CONCERTS DEC. 10: Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornet Band. 7:30 p.m., campus of ASU-Beebe, Owen Center Theatre. $10. 501-882-8325. CONWAY CONCERTS SEPT. 24: Four Kings of Rhythm and Blues. 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. Performers include Ben E. King, Lloyd Price, Gene Chandler, Jerry Butler. $15-$25. 866-810-0012 or www.uca.edu/tickets. OCT. 21: Patty Austin Sings "For Ella." 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. $10-$25. 866-810-0012 or www.uca.edu/tickets. OCT. 30: Howard Tate. The blues legend and leading 1960s R&B artist returns with the recently released CD "Rediscovered." 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.), Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College. Free. 501-450-4545. DEC. 10, 11: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. $15-$25. 866-810-0012. THEATER NOV. 14, 16: "Victoria," by Dulcinea Langfelder. 7 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA campus. $10-$20. 866-810-0012 or www.uca.edu/tickets. NOV. 17-21: Hendrix Theatre Arts Production of "The Darker Face of the Earth" by Rita Dove. 7:30 p.m. daily with an additional matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m., Cabe Theatre, Hendrix College. Call 501-450-1343 for reservations. VISUAL ARTS ** BAUM GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT CONWAY ** OCT. 7-28: "Small Works on Paper," traveling exhibit of works by Arkansas artists. NOV. 11-DEC. 2: BA/BFA juried senior exhibition. ** HENDRIX COLLEGE ** SEPT. 22-DEC. 6: Art by Don H. Marr, professor emeritus of art, Cabe Theatre lobby. OCT. 7: Opening for exhibit of drawings by David Bailin, 4:30 p.m., Trieschmann Gallery. NOV. 4: Opening for exhibit of oils by Stanley Lewis, 4:30 p.m., Trieschmann Gallery. EL DORADO CONCERTS OCT. 1-2: 17th Annual Musicfest. Eddie Money, Lee Greenwood, various musical acts, community booths and food vendors. $5, $3 ages 12 and under; $5 before 6 p.m., $8 after, $3 ages 12 and under. 870-862-4747 or www.MusicfestElDorado.com. OCT. 31: South Arkansas Symphony Concert Series featuring Paul Rosenthal, violinist. 3 p.m., campus of SAU-Magnolia, Harton Theater. Season subscriptions $60. 800-792-0521. DEC. 5: South Arkansas Symphony Concert Series featuring Broadway and television star Kim Crosby and the South Arkansas Arts Center Ballet. 3 p.m., El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. Season subscriptions $60. 800-792-0521. EUREKA SPRINGS MUSIC/CONCERTS SEPT. 17-19: 20th Annual Eureka Springs Jazz Festival. City Auditorium and area clubs, restaurants, hotels and Basin Park. Many concerts are free. Headline shows: Los Jazz Vatos with 'B' and the Buzz, 8 p.m., Fri., $30; and David Grisman Quintet, 8 p.m. Sat., City Auditorium, $50. 888-855-7823, 479-253-7788 or www.eurekajazz.com. SEPT. 18: Charlie Chrysler and His All Stars featuring Julie Lonon. 10 p.m., Basin Park Hotel Ballroom. $20. 800-206-2889. SEPT. 23: Ani DiFranco with the Indigo Girls and comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer. 8 p.m., City Auditorium. $36. 479-253-7788 or 888-855-7823. (SOLD OUT). OCT. 10: The Kingston Trio. Legendary folk trio. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Basin Park Hotel. 479-981-1332. DANCEOCT. 23: Pilobolus Too. The dance troupe shakes up Eureka. 8 p.m., City Auditorium. $18, $12. FAYETTEVILLE CONCERTS SEPT. 17: Glen Campbell. 8 p.m., $55, $40, $30. Walton Arts Center. 479-443-9216 or www.waltonartscenter.org. OCT. 8: Curtis Stigers. Jazz and pop vocalist. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center Starr Theater. $20, $15. 479-443-9216. OCT. 9: Music of the Americas. African American and Latin American traditions, symphony style. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center Baum Walker Hall. $32, $28, $24. 479-443-9216. OCT. 14: Inti-Illimani. Considered the apex of Andean music, with 30 wind, strings or percussion instruments. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center Baum Walker Hall. $15, $10. 479-443-9216. OCT. 16: Dan Zanes. Former lead singer of the legendary Del Fuegos brings his band to perform fun music the kids and adults will enjoy. 10 a.m., Walton Arts Center. $10, $6. NOV. 9: Kronos Quartet. Musical innovators with a world beat. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center Baum Walker Hall. $20, $15. 479-443-9216. NOV. 19: Eliane Elias Trio. Brazilian pianist melds her native rhythms into jazz mainstream. 7 p.m. Walton Arts Center Starr Theater. $20, $15. 479-443-9216. NOV. 20: Diva! Opera Celebration. Susan Mentzer joins the North Arkansas Symphony. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $36, $32, $28. 479-443-9216. DEC. 15: The Blind Boys of Alabama. Inspired gospel music. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center Baum Walker Hall. $30, $25. $20. 479-443-9216. DEC. 2: University of Arkansas Saxophone Chamber Ensemble Recital. 8 p.m., Stella Smith Boyle Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UA. Free. 479-575-4701. DANCE SEPT. 23-24: Pilobolus, "Night of the Dark Moon." Back-bending contortions along with sophisticated choreography and unique movement. Production commissioned by the Walton Arts Center. 7 p.m. Thu., 8 p.m. Fri. $20-$28. 479-443-9216. NOV. 30-DEC. 1: Riverdance. The original international phenomenon from Ireland. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $54, $47, $40. 479-443-9216. THEATER OCT. 1-3, 6-10: "Boy Gets Girl." University Theatre. 8 p.m. except for 2 p.m. Sun. matinees. Season tickets: $40 adults, $35 seniors, $25 UA faculty/staff, $15 students. Single tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $10 UA faculty/staff, $5 non-UA student, UA students free with ID Wed.-Thu and Sun. 479-575-3946 or 575-4752. OCT. 3: Stanislavsky Opera Company's "La Traviata." Opulent sets, stunning costumes, velvety voices and a heartrending love story. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $50, $44, $38. 479-443-9216. OCT. 29: "The Graduate." Straight from Broadway, based on the classic 1967 film. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $42, $38, $34. 479-443-9216. NOV. 12-14, 17-21: "Parade." University Theatre. All shows 8 p.m. except for 2 p.m. Sun. matinees. 479-575-3946 or 479-575-4752. VISUAL ARTS ** UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY ** OCT. 20-NOV. 12: "More Faces," works on paper from the Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr. collection. NOV. 15-23: "10,000 Teabowls," by Ryan Trussell; BFA Honors exhibition. NOV. 24-28: "The Bird Girl," by Laura Raley, BFA Honors exhibition. NOV. 29-DEC. 15: Department of Art Alumni Invitational. ** WALTON ARTS CENTER ** NOV. 22-JAN. 15: "Florence Putterman: Explorations in Several Media." HELENA MUSIC EVENTS OCT. 5: "La Traviata," Stanislavsky Opera Co. Warfield Concerts Series. 7:30 p.m., Lily Peter Auditorium, Phillips Community College/UA-Helena. Free, but tickets required; write: Warfield Concerts, P.O. Box 81, Helena, AR 72342. OCT. 7-9: King Biscuit Blues Festival. Top national and regional blues and gospel acts on four stages for three days at the Mississippi River levee downtown. Noon-11 p.m. Thu., noon-1 a.m. Fri., noon-1 a.m. Sat. Scheduled artists include Corey Harris, Jimmy Thackery, Sam Carr, John Weston, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin, Jon Cleary, Kenny Neal, Anson Funderburgh and Sam Myers, Holmes Brothers, Robert Lockwood Jr., Marcia Ball, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. Free. 870-338-8758. OCT. 9: "Delta Blues: Myths, Legends and Realities." 10:30 a.m.-noon, Delta Cultural Center, 232 Cherry St. Panelists will be Dick Waterman (photographer and archivist of legendary blues artists), Elijah Wald (noted writer on blues and roots music), James Segrest and Mark Hoffman (co-authors of "Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf"). Free. 870-338-4350. NOV. 19: "The Nutcracker," performed by New York Theatre Ballet Co. Warfield Concerts Series. 7:30 p.m., Lily Peter Auditorium, Phillips Community College/UA-Helena. Free, but tickets required; write: Warfield Concerts, P.O. Box 81, Helena, AR 72342. DEC. 5: "A Christmas Celebration." Presented by Helena Little Theatre and Phillips Community College/UA Fine Arts Dept., featuring Christmas carols and traditional and spiritual holiday classics Warfield Concerts Series. 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Lily Peter Auditorium, Phillips Community College/UA-Helena. Free, but tickets required; write: Warfield Concerts, P.O. Box 81, Helena, AR 72342. HOT SPRINGS THEATER SEPT. 30-OCT. 3, OCT. 7-10: "Anne Frank and Me." 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat. and 2:30 p.m. Sun., The Pocket Theatre, 2138 Higdon Ferry Road. $10, $5 students through 12th grade. 501-525-7529 or www.pockettheatre.com. VISUAL ARTS SEPT. 25-26: IDA/InFACT Documentary Showcase. Behind the Mall Cinema, 4501 Central Ave. 501-321-4747. OCT. 22-31: 2004 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. 88 films from 12 countries have been selected for the ten-day festival. 501-321-4747 or logon to www.hsdfi.org. JONESBORO CONCERT SEPT. 21: Preservation Hall Jazz Band concert. 7:30 p.m., ASU campus, Fowler Center. Admission, T.B.A. 870-910-8115. VISUAL ARTS ** ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY ** OCT. 4-28: Art by Mark Franchino, Fine Arts Center Gallery. OCT. 21-NOV. 19: "Delta National Small Prints Exhibition," Bradbury Gallery, Fowler Center, reception 5 p.m. Oct. 21. NOV. 4-29: Art by Susan Maakested, Fine Arts Center Gallery, opening 5 p.m. Nov. 4. PINE BLUFF CONCERT OCT. 16: Vertical Fest 2004 featuring O.C. Supertones, Superchick, Grits, Sanctus Real, Downhere, Fusebox, Jackson Waters, Disciple, Easier Said, Matt Kearney, Bob Smiley. Pine Bluff Convention Center. $18 in advance/$24 day of. 800-965-9324 or www.itickets.com. THEATER OCT. 7-8: "Art," one-act play by Yasmina Reza. 7:30 p.m., Community Theater, 207 W. 2nd Ave. VISUAL ARTS ** ART AND SCIENCE CENTER ** OCT. 9-JAN. 9: Pencil drawings with Chinese themes by Fuh-Mei Travis of Pine Bluff. OCT. 15-JAN. 16: "Patterns of the Past," quilts and information about quilt codes, with lecture by Serena Wilson. OCT. 23: "Freedom Seekers," panel discussion on the history of the Underground Railroad, 3:30-5:30 p.m., with performance of "Codes within the Quilts" by Reed-Wright Plantation Group at 5:30 p.m. NOV. 4-28: "Small Works on Paper," works by Arkansas artists. DEC. 3-JAN. 31: "Changing Illusions," hands-on science exhibit about geometry and logic. ROGERS THEATER OCT. 1-2: Northwest Arkansas Gridiron Show. 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), Rogers Little Theater. Sketches, songs and spoofs written, directed and performed by the local Society of Professional Journalists. $25, tickets go on sale at the theater on Sept. 20. 479-631-8988 or www.rogerslittletheater.com. SEARCY THEATER SEPT. 16-18, 24-26: "Lend Me a Tenor." 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. curtain; 12:30 p.m. matinee Sept. 26, Performing Arts Center on the Square. $12.50 show only; $23 adults, $20 seniors and students Thu.-Sun.; $25 adults, $22 seniors and students Fri.-Sat. 501-368-0111. SEPT. 30-OCT. 2: Harding Student Theatre Production: "A Walk in the Woods" by Lee Blessing. 7 p.m., Little Theatre. $4, 501-279-4445. OCT. 21-NOV. 7: "The Nerd." Performing Arts Center on the Square. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. curtain Thu.-Sat.; lunch 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. curtain Sun. $12.50 show only; $23 adults, $20 seniors and students Thu.-Sun.; $25 adults, $22 seniors and students Fri.-Sat. 501-368-0111. NOV. 11-13: "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." KidStage Children's Theater. 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center on the Square. $5 advance, $7 door. 501-368-0111. NOV. 11-13: Harding Student Theatre Production: "Are You Being Served: Diamonds Are a Man's Best Friend." Little Theatre, 7 p.m., $5, 501-279-4445. DEC. 2-4: Harding Student Theatre Production: "The Ugly Duckling" by A.A. Milne, and "The Mad Breakfast" by Isabel McReynolds Gray. 7 p.m., Little Theatre. $5. 501-279-4445 DEC. 2-19: "It's a Wonderful Life." Performing Arts Center on the Square. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. curtain Thu.-Sat.; lunch 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. curtain Sun. $12.50 show only; $23 adults, $20 seniors and students Thu.-Sun.; $25 adults, $22 seniors and students Fri.-Sat. 501-368-0111. SHIRLEY CONCERTS North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education Concert Series. All shows at 2 p.m., Shirley School Auditorium, Highway 9. $8 admission, six-concert book for $25, students free. 501-745-2146. OCT. 3: Tammie Burger. NOV. 7: Heber Springs Jazz, big band. SPRINGDALE MUSIC EVENT DEC. 12: Christmas with the Choirs. The ACO Chorale and Children's choirs combine voices for this holiday presentation. 3 p.m., Arts Center of the Ozarks. www.artscenteroftheozarks.org. THEATER SEPT. 17-18: "The Octette Bridge Club." The Arts Center of the Ozarks. Call for times and price. 479-751-5441 or www.artscenteroftheozarks.org. SEPT. 19: Hank Fincken: A National Theatre Company of One as "Christopher Columbus." 3 p.m., Arts Center of the Ozarks. $15 adults, $8 students 479-751-5441 or www.artscenteroftheozarks.org. OCT. 22-24, 29-30: "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Arts Center of the Ozarks. $18 adults, $9 students. 479-751-5441.
>NOV. 13-14: "The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi." The Arts Center of the Ozarks. $10 adults, $6 students. 479-751-5441. DEC. 5: "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." The Arts Center of the Ozarks. $18 adults, $9 students. 479-751-5441. FEB. 4-6, 11-12: "The Hollow" by Agatha Christie. The Arts Center of the Ozarks. $18 adults, $9 students. 479-751-5441. VISUAL ARTS ** ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS ** OCT. 1-NOV. 7: "Within the Twilight," paintings by Megan Chapman; reception 2-4 p.m. Oct. 2. OCT. 1-NOV. 5: "Five by Five," second annual show and sale of 175 tiny works of art; ticketed reception 5:55-7:55 p.m. Nov. 5, $55. NOV. 12-JAN. 7: "Artists of NWA Fall Regional Art Exhibition," 10th annual show, reception 2-4 p.m. Nov. 20. TEXARKANA CONCERTS OCT. 12: Amazones: Women MasterDrummers of Guinea. Perot Theater. 903-792-4994 or www.trahc.org. NOV. 12: Bowfire! Perot Theater. 903-792-4994 or www.trahc.org. DEC. 9: Riders in the Sky Holiday Spectacular. Perot Theater. 903-792-4994 or www.trahc.org. OCT. 24: "Fiddler on the Roof." Perot Theater. 903-792-4994 or www.trahc.org. NOV. 4: "Fosse!" Production numbers by legendary choreographer Bob Fosse. Perot Theater. 903-792-4994 or www.trahc.org. WEST MEMPHIS THEATER OCT. 29-31, NOV. 6-7: "Over the River and Through the Woods." 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun., the West Memphis Civic Auditorium. Presented by the Little Theatre of Crittenden County. 870-733-0943.
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