Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal
Gathr Films, the new Thursday night screening series at the Ron Robinson Theater, will keep things going this week with "Adult World," the 2014 Scott Coffey comedy starring Emma Roberts and John Cusack, 7 p.m., $10. Also at 7 p.m., the poet and spoken word artist Mayda del Valle speaks at the M.L. Harris Auditorium as part of Philander Smith College's "Bless The Mic" lecture series. Later on that night, White Water Tavern will host New York City Queens, Brother Andy & His Big Damn Mouth, and Roses (featuring Andrew Tobiassen of Deer Tick) at 9 p.m. Closing out the night will be Verse Simmonds at Club Elevations' Valentine's Day Party, doors open at 8 p.m., $10.
At 6 p.m., the Old State House Museum will screen King Vidor's "Hallelujah," his first sound film and one of the earliest Hollywood films to feature an all-black cast (much of it shot on location in Arkansas). Market Street Cinema will host a Valentine's Day dinner and movie night featuring "Tortilla Soup," Maria Ripoll's 2001 comedy about a Mexican-American chef and his three daughters, and a seven-course meal inspired by food in the movie. Reservations required, 7 p.m., $33. Country singer Granger Smith will be at Revolution with Backroad Anthem, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.
The Oxford American magazine and South on Main will host Little Rock poet and Pulaski Tech professor Sandy Longhorn Tuesday night to celebrate the release of her new book, "The Girlhood Book of Prairie Myths," 7 p.m., Free. Also on Tuesday, The Celebrity Attractions Broadway Series will begin its three-night run of the award-winning hippie-Broadway classic, "Hair," at Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $16-$47.
Jacksonville, Fla., swamp rock group JJ Grey & Mofro will be at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville with special guest Cody Canada, 9 p.m., $20. At Juanita's, Nashville's The Howlin' Brothers will share a bill with Asheville group The Honeycutters, 9 p.m., $10. Meanwhile, late '90s, post-Danzig Misfits frontman Michael Graves will perform at Vino's with The Muddlestuds and Jeremiah James Baker, 8 p.m., $13. On a very different note, concert violinist Oksana will be at South on Main as this week's Local Live guest, 7:30 p.m.