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2016 Arkansas spring arts calendar 

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click to enlarge COMING TO THE LIT FEST: Kiese Laymon.
  • COMING TO THE LIT FEST: Kiese Laymon.

GREATER LITTLE ROCK

BOOKS

March 11: Toad Suck Review Launchapalooza. Lantern Theater (Conway), 7 p.m.

March 18: Philip Martin. Cantrell Gallery, 6 p.m.

March 29: Tyrone Jaeger. Oxford American Annex, 7 p.m.

March 30: James Conroy. Author of "Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865." Sturgis Hall, 6 p.m.

April 14-17: Arkansas Literary Festival. Featuring Sloane Crosley, Adam Hochschild, Peter Guralnick, Kiese Laymon and others. Various venues downtown.

COMEDY

March 12: Rodney Carrington. Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $29.75-$179.75.

April 15: Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $59.50.

May 4-15: The Second City. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m., $35.

MUSIC

March 10: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, "Something Old." St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 7 p.m., $25.

March 10: Howie Day. Stickyz, 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

March 10: The Fairfield Four. South on Main, 8 p.m., $20.

March 10: UALR Opera Gala. Clinton Presidential Center, 6:30 p.m. reception, performances and dinner 7 p.m. $75.

March 10: Heels. A benefit for Planned Parenthood. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

March 11: Luke Bryan. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $53-$90.50.

March 11: Micky & The Motorcars. Stickyz, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.

March 11: Trixie Mattel. Sway, 9 p.m., $20.

March 11: Patrick Sweany. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $10.

March 12: Canopy Climbers. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $8.

March 12: Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew with Ghost Bones. White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m.

March 12: Blac Youngsta. Power Ultra Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $25.

March 13: Andy Frasco & The U.N. Stickyz, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.

March 15: The Speedbumps. White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m.

March 17: Bria Skonberg. South on Main, 8 p.m., $20.

March 18: Wade Bowen. Revolution, 9 p.m., $16-$20.

March 18: Cory Branan. White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $10.

March 19: Caleb Caudle. Stickyz, 9 p.m.

March 22: Blackfoot Gypsies, The Yawpers. Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $7 adv., $10 day of.

March 23: Autolux. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $10-$13.

March 26: Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts, The Federalis. Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $6.

March 28: Supersuckers, Jesse Dayton. Stickyz, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of.

March 30: The Oh Hellos. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $12-$15.

March 31: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Capital Hotel, 5:15 p.m., free.

April 1: Barry Manilow. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $19.75-$169.75.

April 1: River Kittens. South on Main, 9 p.m., $10.

April 1: The Stolen Faces. Stickyz, 9:30 p.m., $8.

April 2: Winter Jam 2016. Verizon Arena, 5:45 p.m., $10.

April 5: Parker Millsap. South on Main, 7:30 p.m., $13.

April 7: Mumford and Sons. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $74.

April 7: Ruthie Foster. South on Main, 8 p.m., $22.

April 9-10: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Shostakovich Symphony No. 5. Maumelle Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $19-$58.

April 21: Little Rock Wind Symphony, "Overtures to a Premiere." Gail Robertson, euphonium. Second Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m.

April 25: The Struts. Stickyz, $13 adv., $15 day of.

April 27: Cornmeal. Stickyz, 8:30 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.

April 28: Carrie Underwood. Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $62-$93.50.

May 7-8: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "The Movie Music of John Williams." Connor Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., $19-$58.

May 11: Def Leppard. Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $53.50-$119.

May 12: Jay Farrar. South on Main, 8 p.m., $25.

May 13: Shakey Graves, Son Little. Stickyz, 9 p.m., $18 adv., $20 day of.

May 14: Mulehead, Ghost Bones, Brian Nahlen & Nick Devlin. Argenta Farmer's Market, 4 p.m., $5.

May 18: Dave Matthews Band. Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $45.50-$75.

May 19: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "Something Blue." Christ Episcopal Church, 7 p.m., $25.

May 26: Dom Flemons. South on Main, 8 p.m., $14.

May 31: Janet Jackson. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $29.95-$110.

June 3-5: Riverfest. Riverfront Park, $25.

June 5: Little Rock Wind Symphony's Sunday Serenade. 3 p.m., St. Paul United Methodist Church.

June 12: Little Rock Wind Symphony's "A Stars and Stripes Celebration." MacArthur Park, 7 p.m., free.

June 12: Brit Floyd. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $42.50-$68.

June 25: Steely Dan, Steve Winwood. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $78.50-$102.50.

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FILM

March 11: "Alien." Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $5.

March 12: "Little Monsters." Ron Robinson Theater, 2 p.m., $5.

March 12: "The Fly." Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., $5.

March 15: "Touch of Evil." Riverdale 10 Cinema, 7 p.m., $7.50.

March 22: "Labyrinth." Riverdale 10 Cinema, 7 and 9 p.m., $7.50.

March 24: "Jurassic Park." Ron Robinson Theater, 7 p.m., free.

April 7-10: Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival. Featuring independent genre films from Arkansas and around the world. Riverdale 10 Cinema, $100 (VIP).

April 12: "Charade." Riverdale 10 Cinema, 7 p.m., $7.50.

April 15-16: Czech Film Festival. Riverdale 10 Cinema, 7 p.m., $TK.

April 19: "In the Mood for Love." Riverdale 10 Cinema, 7 p.m., $7.50.

April 26: "Office Space." Riverdale 10 Cinema, 7 p.m., $7.50.

May 18: "16 Photographs at Ohrdruf." Movies at MacArthur series, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 6:30 p.m., free.

June 10-12: Little Rock Picture Show. Statehouse Convention Center.

June 15: "Art in the Face of War." Movies at MacArthur series, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 6:30 p.m., free.

Aug. 17: Frank Capra's "Here Is Germany." Movies at MacArthur series, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 6:30 p.m., free.

THEATER

March 12-26: "Into the Woods." Studio Theatre, 7 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., $25.

March 18-19: "Vincent." Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $16.

March 24-26: "Bill Clinton Hercules." Arkansas Repertory Theatre, various times, $25.

April 1-17: "Driving Miss Daisy." Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $16.

April 6-May 1: "Bridges of Madison County." Arkansas Repertory Theatre, various times, $55.

May 4-8: Disney on Ice: "Frozen." Verizon Arena, various times, $26-$76.

June 8-26: "Windfall." Arkansas Repertory Theatre, various times, $40.

SPECIAL EVENTS

March 16: Alana Semuels. Journalist for The Atlantic and author of "How to Decimate a City." Sturgis Hall, 6 p.m.

March 29: Nick Schifrin. Foreign correspondent with ABC and PBS who has reported from more than 30 countries. Sturgis Hall, 5 p.m.

April 2: Springfest. A free, family-friendly event featuring arts & crafts, a 5K, the Ruff on the River Pooch Parade, food trucks and more. Riverfront Park, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

April 14: Bless the Mic: Alicia Garza. #BlackLivesMatter creator, Philander Smith College, 7 p.m.

VISUAL ART

March 11-June 25: "Jeanfo: We Belong to Nature"' "Twists and Strands: Exploring the Edges": Butler Center Galleries.

March 11-February 2017: "A Diamond in the Rough: 75 Years of Historic Arkansas Museum." Historic Arkansas Museum.

March 14-April 19: "Student Competitive." University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

June 10-Aug. 28: 58th annual "Delta Exhibition": Regional juried show, Arkansas Arts Center.

May 6-July 24: 55th "Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition": Arkansas Arts Center.

BATESVILLE

FILM

April 1-9: Ozark Foothills Film Festival. Screenings of narrative and documentary features, shorts and animation, with visiting filmmakers and a screenwriting workshop. Various venues in Batesville, $25.

BENTONVILLE / ROGERS

MUSIC

May 19: Jason Aldean. Walmart AMP, 7:30 p.m., $35.50.

May 20: Ellie Goulding. Walmart AMP, 6:45 a.m., $41-$55.50.

May 31: Journey, The Doobie Brothers, Dave Mason. Walmart AMP, 7 p.m., $35-$129.50.

June 2: Kenny Chesney. Walmart AMP, 7:30 p.m., $60-$107.

July 2: Sammy Hagar and The Circle. Walmart AMP, 7:30 p.m., $36-$81.

July 17: Weezer, Panic! At The Disco. Walmart AMP, 7 p.m., $35.50-$65.50

FILM

May 3-8: Bentonville Film Festival. Founded by Geena Davis. Various venues.

VISUAL ART

July 2-Sept. 19: "American Made: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum." Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

CONWAY

FILM

March 5: "Zodiac." Faulkner County Library, 6 p.m. Free.

March 12: "Inherent Vice," Faulkner County Library, 6 p.m., free.

MUSIC

April 8: Earl Sweatshirt. Worsham Performance Hall (Hendrix College), 9 p.m., $10.

April 16: Disney in Concert. Reynolds Performance Hall (University of Central Arkansas), 7:30 p.m., $27-$35.

SPECIAL EVENTS

April 4: Josh Radnor. Reynolds Performance Hall (University of Central Arkansas), 7:30 p.m., $15.

April 29-May 1: Toad Suck Daze. Downtown Conway, free.

EUREKA SPRINGS

MUSIC

May 1-31: May Festival of the Arts. Venues around Eureka Springs, performing and visual arts events.

June 16-19: Eureka Springs Blues Weekend. Featuring Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Cate Brothers, Ghost Town Blues Band, Hadden Sayers, Jimmy Wayne Garrett and more. Downtown Eureka Springs, $115.

June 17-July 15: Opera in the Ozarks. With performances of "Don Giovanni," "Albert Herring," "Il Tabarro" and more. Inspiration Point.

FAYETTEVILLE

MUSIC

March 10: Madison Watkins. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $10.

March 11: Andy Frasco. George's Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $10.

March 12: Mavis Staples and Nick Lowe. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $23-$53.

March 13: Danu's St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Walton Arts Center, 4 p.m., $10.

March 13: The Floozies. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $20.

March 19: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas's "Strings in the Spotlight." Elgar, Ibert and Haydn. Walton Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $5-$50.

March 25: Chasing Pictures. George's Majestic Lounge, 10 p.m., $5.

March 26: Eye for a Lie, 90 lb Wrench, Paralandra. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $5.

March 30: Yonder Mountain String Band. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $25.

March 21: Dirty River Boys. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $10.

April 1: The Swingles. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $10.

April 1: Lucero. George's Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $22.

April 4: Dr. Dog. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $20.

April 5: JJ Grey & Mofro. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $25.

April 7: Cole Porter Band. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $8.

April 11: Corb Lund. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $10.

April 12: Branford Marsalis. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $10.

April 16: Keb' Mo'. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $27-$57.

April 28: Animal Collective. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., sold out.

April 29: Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Octet. Walton Arts Center, 7 and 9 p.m., $20.

April 29: Corey Smith. George's Majestic Lounge, 10 p.m., $20.

April 30: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas's "Glory & Grandeur." Walton Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $5-$50.

May 1: DakhaBrakha. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $10.

May 15: The Okee Dokee Brothers. Walton Arts Center, 4 p.m., $8.

May 24: Artosphere Festival Orchestra. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $10.

May 27: Jesse Frye Band. George's Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $7.

June 3: Cyrille Aimee. Walton Arts Center, 7 and 9 p.m., $20.

June 3-5: Blue Man Group. Walton Arts Center, various times, $40-$80.

THEATER

March 17-18: "A Night with Janis Joplin." Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $30-$70.

March 31-April 24: "Rapture, Blister, Burn." TheatreSquared, Walton Arts Center, various times, $10-$39.50.

April 3: "Love That Dog." Walton Arts Center, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.

April 9: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $10.

April 10: "Menopause the Musical." Walton Arts Center, 4 p.m., $37-$47.

April 19-24: "The Bridges of Madison County." Walton Arts Center, various times, $30-$70.

April 18: Malpaso Dance Company. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $10.

May 6-8: "The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart." Walton Arts Center, various times, $22.70-$25.

May 12-29: "Murder for Two." TheatreSquared, Walton Arts Center, various times, $10-$39.50.

HOT SPRINGS

MUSIC

March 18-22: 12th annual Valley of the Vapors. Featuring Adia Victoria, Juiceboxxx, Kelley Deal, Water Liars and more. Low Key Arts, $10-$75.

April 15: Lucero. Maxine's, 8 p.m., $20.

April 21: The Coathangers, Ghost Bones. Low Key Arts, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of.

June 4: Hunter Hayes. Magic Springs, 8 p.m.

June 5-18: Hot Springs Music Festival. Hot Springs National Park, $150.

June 11: Rachel Platten. Magic Springs, 8 p.m.

June 18: MercyMe. Magic Springs, 8 p.m., $8-$10.

June 25: Cheap Trick. Magic Springs, 8 p.m.

July 2: Maddie & Tae. Magic Springs, 8 p.m.

July 16: Colton Dixon. Magic Springs, 8 p.m.

July 30: Dwight Yoakam. Magic Springs, 8 p.m.

SEARCY

MUSIC

March 31: Tatiana Roitmann, Cindy Wu. Piano and violin, 7 p.m., Harding University, $3.

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