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SEPT. 27: "The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes." Author Conevery Bolton Valencius will discuss and sign her book. Clinton School of Public Service, noon.
SEPT. 30: "Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress." Former congressman and author Tom Allen will discuss and sign his book. Clinton School of Public Service, 6 p.m. NOV. 21: Arkansas Reading Association Literacy Conference. Two-day event for educators and others, with authors, literary specialists, speakers and small group sessions. Statehouse Convention Center, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
SEPT. 26: Fifth Annual Shine a Light on Literacy Event. First Lady Ginger Beebe will be recognized for her work with Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. Governor's Mansion, 6-8 p.m., $50.
OCT. 4-6: "At the Barre." Arkansas Festival Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-5; 2 p.m. Oct. 6.
OCT. 5: 2013 Little Rock Pride Parade. Downtown Little Rock, 2 p.m.
OCT. 12: Annual Fall Community Unity Pride Picnic. Games, kids crafts, free food, music and more in pavilions 7 and 8. Murray Park, 1 p.m.
NOV. 1 Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival. With beer from nearly 50 craft breweries and food from local restaurants. 6-9 p.m., Argenta Farmers Market grounds.
NOV. 12: Arkansas Cornbread Festival. With cornbread and side dish competitions, arts and homemade crafts, locally produced food and gifts and more. South Main Street, Little Rock, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
NOV. 15: Dancing into Dreamland. Dance competition and fundraiser to benefit for Dreamland Ballroom, 7 p.m., $65.
SEPT. 24-SEPT. 28: Reel Civil Rights Film Festival. Appearances by Myrlie Evers-Williams and Reena Denise Evers-Everette, wife and daughter, respectively, of slain civil rights champion Medgar Evers. Various times. Philander Smith College and Historic Arkansas Museum.
SEPT. 30: "Broken Circle Breakdown." Part of the GATHR film series, the story of the trials of an opposites-attract relationship. Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $10.
OCT. 7: "Capital." Part of the GATHR film series, the power struggle between a giant European investment bank and the American hedge fund that tries to take it over. Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $10.
OCT. 14: "Big Sur." Part of the GATHR film series, a fictional recounting of Jack Kerouac's visits to Big Sur. Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $10.
OCT. 21: "Autoluminescent." Part of the GATHR film series, a documentary about Australian songwriter Rowland S. Howard. Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $10.
SEPT. 27: Diarrhea Planet, The So So Glos. 18-and-older, Stickyz, 9 p.m., $8.
SEPT. 27: Arkansas Sounds Music Fest. Presented by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. With Collin Raye, Tav Falco and Panther Burns, Bonnie Montgomery and more. Downtown Little Rock, free.
SEPT. 27: John Paul Keith and The One Four Fives. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7.
SEPT. 27: Memorial Event for Brandon Clendenin. With Every Knee Shall Bow, Red Devil Lies, A Darkend Era, and Revengeance. Downtown Music Hall, 6:30 p.m., $10.
SEPT. 28: Son Volt, Colonel Ford. Revolution, 9 p.m., $17 adv., $20 day of.
SEPT. 29: Hank III. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $17 adv., $20 day of.
SEPT. 30: Windhand, Iron Tongue, Sumokem. White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m.
SEPT. 30: Nedelle Torrisi. Christ Episcopal Church, 8 p.m., $5.
OCT. 1: The Sideshow Tragedy. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m
OCT. 2: Okkervil River, Torres. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $15.
OCT. 2: Richard Buckner, Adam Faucett. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.
OCT. 3: Ben Rector, Tyrone Wells. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $18 adv., $20 day of.
OCT. 3: Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.
OCT. 3: Yo Gotti. With YG, Ca$hout, Shy Glizzy, Zed Zilla and more. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $30 adv.
Visual art, through Nov. 4, "Nature & Nurture", works by Carol Corning and Ed Pennebaker,…