Favorite

'A Celebration for Mason Mauldin' at Revolution 

THURSDAY 2/7

'A CELEBRATION FOR MASON MAULDIN'

7 p.m. Revolution. Donations.

With the passing of Mason Mauldin, Little Rock lost a sharp and funny friend, a thoughtful and serious (without taking himself too seriously) musician, a skilled and enthusiastic pilot and so much more. Those who knew him will always have their memories, and everyone will have his music. His friends created a website (masonmauldin.bandcamp.com) as a growing repository for the music he created and collaborated on. I just listened to an EP of his called "Middle Ground." In just three songs, it shows off Mauldin's sophisticated grasp of pop music, his understanding of atmospherics and the breadth of his songwriting abilities. It's clear how deeply Mauldin loved music. So after Saturday's beautiful memorial service, what better way to remember him and celebrate his life than with a big, raucous all-ages rock show? His friends in The See, Mad Nomad, Whale Fire and Amasa Hines will be performing. Donations will be taken at the door, and all proceeds will go towards the Mason Mauldin Aviation Scholarship Fund at Pulaski Technical College. RB

SATURDAY 2/9

ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 'NIGHT AT THE MOVIES'

8 p.m. Robinson Center Music Hall. $18-$58.

This weekend, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra has lined up a billing of favorites from the silver screen. As ASO Conductor Philip Mann put it, the production has "everything from the classics all the way up to new releases." Audiences can thrill to sounds from "Titanic," "West Side Story," "The Wizard of Oz," "Harry Potter," "Indiana Jones" and "The Pink Panther," among many others. Mann promises the orchestra has some tricks up its sleeve as well. "Hear music for fight scenes, love scenes, car chases — we've got it all," he said. The ASO will perform the show again on Sunday at 3 p.m. RB

SATURDAY 2/9

SOUTH MAIN MARDI GRAS

Noon. SoMa. Free.

So if you're reading this, odds are better than OK that you won't be in The Big Easy for Mardi Gras this year. (If you are going to be there, good for you. Have fun, get a Po' Boy at Parkway, breakfast at Mother's and bring some Advil.) For the rest of us, there are still options to be had for Mardi Gras revelry, including the Krewe of Barkus Parade starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Argenta (see calendar), and there's this one on the other side of the river, the South Main Mardi Gras celebration. The parade starts at noon at 24th and Main streets, with beads and music and good times. Be sure to come by Bernice Garden at 12:30, where judging will begin for the first Root Cafe/Arkansas Times Beard-Growing Contest. There's gonna be more hirsute faces than you can shake a razor at, all vying for the win in several categories, including "Most Original" and "Best Abraham Lincoln," among others. Though there isn't a category for it, I think there should be some acknowledgment of the "Totally Gnarliest" beard. The judges are KARK anchor Jessica Dean, "Arkansas Cooks" host Mary Twedt and food columnist and blogger Rex Nelson; Nathanael Wills is going to emcee this shindig. Each winner (provided that winner is 21 or older) will receive an engraved flask full of whisky and an individual prize that will vary for each category. There will also be live music courtesy of Mark Currey and Nathaniel Greer. Our own Jeff Borg is in the contest, so while we're completely impartial and all that, we'd like to wish him luck. RB

Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by David Koon

  • Charges filed in deer beating caught on video

    Prosecutors in Arkansas County have filed charges against three Georgia men in a case in which, authorities say, one of them was caught on video beating a live whitetail deer with an accounting textbook as the animal lay injured in the backseat of a car.
    • Feb 5, 2016
  • VIDEO: Protester forcibly removed from last night's Trump rally in LR

    Several videos and accounts have emerged today from protesters at last night's Trump rally at Barton Coliseum, including the video which shows a gaggle of Pulaski County Sheriff's deputies, black-clad officers, and a man in a dark suit forcibly removing a protester identified online as Nathan Fields from the building. The video ends soon after the man in the suit shoves Fields into a mulch-filled planter, with the man who pushed Fields then himself pushed away by another officer in a vest marked "POLICE."
    • Feb 4, 2016
  • More »

More by Robert Bell

  • A Q&A with Pallbearer

    Little Rock’s leading harbingers of doom return with a new album, “Foundations of Burden.”
    • Aug 21, 2014
  • Thursday To-Do: KEN mode

    You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • Bob Schneider at Juanita's

    Also, KEN Mode at Vinos', Red Octopus' 'Trysts and Turns' at the Public Theatre, Mothwind at Maxine's, Patty Griffin at George's Majestic, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the Weekend Theater and Ash at Juanita's.
    • Feb 6, 2014
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • 'Chicago' comes to Robinson for a two-night stand

    Also, The Black Angels bring Texas psychedelia to Stickyz.
    • Jun 8, 2011
  • Mary Gauthier at White Water Tavern

    Also, Flowing on the River at the River Market Pavilions, Mad Nomad at White Water Tavern, 7th Street Underground Festival, Collective Soul at the Timberwood Amphitheater and 'Clockwork Orange' at Vino's.
    • May 23, 2013
  • Review: Jimmy Buffet at Verizon Arena

    It's good to be Jimmy Buffett. He's got his own brand of beer, Landshark. And his own bar/restaurant chain, tequila brand and Sirius-XM radio channel, all named Margaritaville.
    • Mar 7, 2012

Most Shared

Latest in To-Do List

  • Mavis Staples comes to Pulaski Tech

    Also, the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase returns at Stickyz, the SOMA Mardi Gras and Masquerade Ball happens on South Main Street, the Hat Trick Music Festival is at Kings Live Music in Conway, "To Catch a Thief" plays at Cinemark Colonel Glenn and Scott Stapp comes to the Metroplex.
    • Feb 4, 2016
  • 2016 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase kicks off

    Also, K. Michelle at Power Ultra Lounge, "Singin' in the Rain" at Ron Robinson, David Bowie tribute at Revolution and ASO does the "Firebird" suite in Maumelle.
    • Jan 28, 2016
  • Tav Falco's "Urania Descending" premieres at Ron Robinson

    Also, Futurebirds at Stickyz, Victor Goines at South on Main, Spider Stacy and the Lost Bayou Ramblers at White Water Tavern, "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" at Cinemark Colonel Glenn and Songs from "The Last Waltz" at White Water Tavern.
    • Jan 21, 2016
  • More »

Event Calendar

« »

February

S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29  

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation