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2014 spring arts calendar 

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APRIL 10: An Evening with Murphy Visiting Writer Trenton Lee Stewart. Hendrix College, 7:30 p.m.

APRIL 24-27: Arkansas Literary Festival. Award-winning fiction writers, journalists, screenwriters and artists offer presentations, panels, workshops, readings and book signings. Various venues in downtown Little Rock.

COMEDY

APRIL 30-MAY 11: The Second City. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m. Wed.-Sun., 9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $35.

APRIL 4: Mike Epps and Friends. Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., $50.15-$58.85.

CULTURAL EVENTS

MARCH 20: Bless the Mic: Paula White. Philander Smith College, 7 p.m., free.

APRIL 26: 4th Annual Indie Arts and Music Festival. Kavanaugh Boulevard between Walnut and Palm streets, 11 a.m.

APRIL 27: Jewish Food Festival. War Memorial Stadium, 8:30 a.m.

MAY 3: Arkansas Times Heritage Hog Roast. Whole-hog cooking competition, with live music, beer and more. Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 5 p.m.

JUNE 7-8. AnimeCon Arkansas. Clarion Hotel Medical Center, $15-$35.

DANCE

APRIL 25-27: Ballet Arkansas, "Momentum." Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., $30-$35.

FILM

MARCH 20: "Girl Rising." Gathr Film Series screening. UA Breckenridge Village, 7:30 p.m., $10.

MARCH 20-23: Little Rock Horror Picture Show. 3rd annual horror film series. Day passes can be purchased for $20, festival passes for $50. Ron Robinson Theater, 10 p.m.

MARCH 27: "Hide Your Smiling Faces." Gathr Film Series screening. Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $10.

MARCH 28: Del Shores' "Southern Baptist Sissies." Presented by The Weekend Theater and the Little Rock Film Festival to kick-off Shores' appearance at the Ron Robinson Theater. Ron Robinson Theater, 7:30 p.m., $13.50.

MARCH 30: "Fruitvale Station." Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $5.

APRIL 4-6: "Mandela." Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $5.

APRIL 18-20: "Inside Llewyn Davis." Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $5.

MAY 2: "Her." Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $5.

MAY 13-18: Little Rock Film Festival. The Ron Robinson Theater, The Argenta Community Theater, The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and other Little Rock venues.

MAY 29-31: "The Grandmaster." Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $5.

MUSIC, large venues

MARCH 20: Pentatonix. Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m.

MARCH 21: Rich Homie Quan. Clear Channel Metroplex, 9 p.m., $20-$50.

MARCH 28: Cher. "Dressed to Kill" Tour, featuring Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $36.50-$127.

March 30: Rachel Barton Pine and the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra. Wildwood Performing Arts Center, 3 p.m., $10-$30.

APRIL 2: Merle Haggard. Robinson Center Music Hall, 7 p.m., $50-$80.

APRIL 12-13: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m. April 12, 3 p.m. April 13, $14-$53.

APRIL 19: Brantley Gilbert. The "Let It Ride" tour. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $36-$48.50.

APRIL 22: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, chamber, Beethoven and Wagner. Clinton Presidental Center, 7 p.m., $23.

APRIL 22-23: Cirque Du Soleil: Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour. Featuring 49 international dancers, musicians, and acrobats. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $52.50-$152.50.

APRIL 24: Little Rock Wind Symphony, "Pictures at an Exhibition." Second Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m.

MAY 3-4: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Pops, "The Music of James Taylor." Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m. May 3, 3 p.m. May 4, $18-$59.

MAY 8: REO Speedwagon. Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., $52-$88.50.

MAY 10: Iris Dement. Ron Robinson Theater.

MAY 14: Brit Floyd "Discovery World Tour." Featuring music from all 14 Pink Floyd studio albums and a light and laser show. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $55.

MAY 15: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, "Mozart by Candlelight." Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 7 p.m.

MAY 23-25: Riverfest. Featuring Hank Williams Jr., Salt-N-Pepa, Buckcherry and other performers to be announced. First Security Amphitheatre and other stages, $20 adv.

JUNE 1: Little Rock Wind Symphony, "Sunday Serenade." St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3 p.m.

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