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Calendar, Feb. 7 

THURSDAY, FEB. 7

MUSIC

Afterthought. Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio, 8 p.m., $5. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Cajun's Wharf. Too Hot n Demand Band, Brian & Nick. Opening act 5:30 p.m., headline at 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 375-5351.

Club 2720. Dayton Waters, 9 p.m., no cover. 2720 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs. 501-760-2505.

Crush Wine Bar. “Jill Scott Live in Paris” CD/DVD listening party, 8 p.m.-midnight, $5. 115 E. Markham. 374-9463.

Easy Street Piano Bar. Easy Street Light Orchestra, 8:30 p.m., no cover. 307 W. 7th St. 372-3530.

Electric Cowboy. Karaoke w/ the Chuxter, 8 p.m.-midnight, $5. 9515 I-30. 562-6000.

Ernie Biggs. Dueling pianos, Brian Holtsford, Drew Tepe, Will Brown, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

Flying Saucer. Josh Green, 9 p.m., 323 President Clinton Ave. 372-7468.

Juanita's. Anxiety, 9 p.m., $6, 18 and up. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

On The Rocks. DJ Oshin, 9 p.m., $5. 107 E. Markham St. 374-7625.

Sonny Williams Steak Room. Jim Dickerson, 7 p.m., 500 President Clinton Ave. 324-2999.

Sticky Fingerz. Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, Round 2, featuring the Reds, Bryan Frazier w/ Action Figures, Notion, Epiphany and One Night Stand, 9 p.m., $5. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

Vino's. The Weisenheimers & The Muddlestuds, 8:30 p.m., $6. 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466.

COMEDY

Matt Sadler. 8 p.m., The Looney Bin, I-430 & Rodney Parham Road. $6. 228-5555.

KIDSTUFF

“Drumballet.” Southwest Arkansas Arts Council. 1 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Sat. Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave. 396-7050.

“Mad Scientists.” School kids perform messy experiments. 4:30 p.m., Central Arkansas Library Main Branch, 100 Rock St. 918-3059.

LECTURES

“The Harem's Secret.” Discussion, signing and reading by Arkansas novelist Leigh Nichols. 7 p.m., Faulkner County Library Auditorium, 1900 Tyler, Conway. 501-327-7482. Free.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 501-623-4411. $2.

Philander Smith Panthers vs. Bacone College. Women's college basketball. 5:30 p.m., Mims Gymnasium, 1 Trudie Kibbe Reed Drive. 375-9845.

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

MUSIC

Behind the Mask: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Modern Broadway. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra w/ vocalists Teri Dale Hansen, Aaron Lazar, Leah Hocking. 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. $16-$66. 975-7575.

Afterthought. William Staggers, 9 p.m., $7. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Bogies/Counterpoint. Bent, Circle of Chaos, Land of Mines, 11 p.m., $5. 3605 MacArthur Dr. NLR. 771-5515.

Cajun's Wharf. White Noise Theory, Greg Madden. Opening act 5:30 p.m., headline 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 375-5351.

Club 2720. Tommy Rock (pub), 9 p.m., DJ Debbi T (club), 10 p.m., $5, ladies free. 2720 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs. 501-760-2505.

Cornerstone Pub. Friday Happy Hour w/ Luscious Spiller, 4 p.m. Sean Rock & the Toltecs, 9 p.m. $5. 314 Main St., NLR. 374-1782.

Downtown Music. Bangladesh, Eve's Descent, Deadcell, 8 p.m., $6. 215 W. Capitol Ave. 376-1819.

Ernie Biggs. Dueling pianos, Brian Holtsford, Drew Tepe, Will Brown, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

Flying Saucer. Will Gunselman, 9 p.m., $3. 323 President Clinton Ave. 372-7468.

Juanita's. Bob Marley Tribute, 10 p.m., 18 and up, $5. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

Maxine's. Dirtfoot, 10 p.m., $5. 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 501-321-0909.

On The Rocks. The Sleepy Genius, 9 p.m., $5. 107 E. Markham St. 374-7625.

Reno's Argenta Cafe. Luke Johnson & Paul Peterson, 10 p.m., $5. 312 Main St. NLR. 376-2900.

Revolution. Cross Canadian Ragweed, Micky & the Motorcars, 9 p.m., $18 adv. $20 d.o.s. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090.

Sonny Williams Steak Room. Ed Burks, 7 p.m. 500 President Clinton Ave. 324-2999.

Sound Stage. Pure Black Sex, Nails of Heresy, Ocean, 8 p.m., $5. 1008 Oak St., Conway.

Sticky Fingerz. Col. Bruce Hampton & the Quark Alliance, Weakness for Blondes, $8. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

Vino's. Arise and Fall, Ghost of a Fallen Age, Magnolia, My Hands to War, 8:30 p.m., $7. 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466.

West End Smokehouse Tavern. Big Stack, 9 p.m., $5. 215 N. Shackleford Road. 224-7665.

White Water Tavern. Jim Mize, Isaac Alexander, 9 p.m., $5. 2500 W. 7th St. 375-8400.

COMEDY

Matt Sadler. 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., The Looney Bin, I-430 & Rodney Parham Road. $9. 228-5555.

EVENTS

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 6:30 p.m., Statehouse Convention Center, Wally Allen Ball Room, Markham and Main. $150. 479-575-6146.

22nd Annual Southwest Unitarian Universalist Women's Conference. Riversong: Flowing With The Creative Spirit,” hosted by UU Women of Little Rock, Peabody Hotel. www.swuuw.com and 1-800-PEABODY. Through Feb. 10.

3rd Annual Soul Food Community Festival: Soul Food & African American Heritage. 5:30 p.m., ASU Armory, 2105 Aggie Road, Jonesboro. Free. 870-972-2325.

32nd Annual Arkansas RV Show. Arkansas's largest RV show. Through Feb. 10. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., Statehouse Convention Center, Markham and Main. $5 adults, 12 and under free. 376-4781.

56th Annual Home Show. Through Feb. 10. Noon-7 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., Alltel Arena, NLR. $7 adults, 12 and under free.

KIDS STUFF

“The Clown Prince.” Children's theater production. 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Free. 501-450-3102.

SPORTS

Arkansas Impact vs. Rockford Fury. Semi-pro basketball. 7 p.m., Barton Coliseum, State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard. $5-$35. 372-8341.

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m. Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. $2. 501-623-4411.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

MUSIC

“Behind the Mask: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Modern Broadway.” Arkansas Symphony Orchestra w/ vocalists Teri Dale Hansen, Aaron Lazar, Leah Hocking. 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. $16-$66. 975-7575.

Afterthought. Ramona Smith, 9 p.m., $7. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Beacon House. Beyond Judea, 10Fold, Noland Gilmore, 6 p.m., 16 and up. Grace Connection Church, 9110 I-30. 568-7711, myspace.com/thebeaconhouse

Bogies/Counterpoint. Body Drop, 11 p.m., $5. 3605 MacArthur Drive, NLR. 771-5515.

Cajun's Wharf. Stark Naked & the Car Thieves, Ben & Doug. Opening act 5:30 p.m., headline at 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 375-5351.

Cornerstone Pub. Doubleshot, 9 p.m., $5. 314 Main St., NLR. 374-1782.

Club 2720. John Talley (pub), 9 p.m., DJ Debbi T (club), 10 p.m., $5. 2720 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs. 501-760-2505.

Discovery. Platinumb & Justin Sane in discotech, G-Force in lobby. Music starts at midnight every Sat. $10. 1021 Jessie Road. 376-1819.

Easy Street Piano Bar. HFU! presents The Always Already, David's Pegasus in the cabaret room, 9 p.m., $5. Easy Street Light Orchestra in the piano bar, 8:30 p.m., no cover. 307 W. 7th St. 372-3530.

Ernie Biggs. Dueling pianos, Brian Holtsford, Drew Tepe, Will Brown, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

Gusano's. DJs all night. 10 p.m., free. 131 President Clinton Ave. 374-1441.

Juanita's. Ligion, Day of Fire, 10 p.m., $8, $10, 18 and up. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

Maxine's. The Eoff Brothers, 10 p.m., $5. 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 501-321-0909.

On The Rocks. The Sleepy Genius, DJ Oshin, 9 p.m., $5. 107 E. Markham St. 374-7625.

Reno's Argenta Cafe. Bill Jernigan & the Claymore Brothers, 10 p.m., $5. 312 Main St., NLR. 376-2900.

Revolution. Hurt, Monoxide Project, 8 p.m., $12 adv, $15 d.o.s. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090.

Sonny Williams Steak Room. Ed Burks, 7 p.m. 500 President Clinton Ave. 324-2999.

Sound Stage. Shadows Edge, 13X, 8 p.m., $6. 1008 Oak St., Conway.

Village. Battle of the Bands, 10 a.m. 3915 S. University.

Vino's. A Plea for Mercy, Drop Dead Syndicate, Land of Mines. 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466.

West End Smokehouse Tavern. Bryson VanCleve Band, 9 p.m., $5. 215 N. Shackleford Road. 224-7665.

White Water Tavern. Smoke Up Johnny, The Blacklist Royals, 9 p.m., $5. 2500 W. 7th St. 375-8400.

Windsong Performing Arts Center. HAPS Live 2008 featuring J. White, Rockst*r, Jordan Atwater, Epiphany featuring Gina Gee, 7 p.m., $15. 7318 Windsong Drive, Maumelle. 960-3071. www.hapsvideos.com

COMEDY

Matt Sadler. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m., The Looney Bin, I-430 and Rodney Parham Road. $9. 228-5555.

EVENTS

Arkansas Gun and Cartridge Collector's Club Gun Show. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Barton Coliseum, State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard. $7, 12 and under free. 372-8341.

Saints and Sinners Masked Ball. Annual Mardi Gras fund-raiser for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. 7 p.m., Statehouse Convention Center. $250 per person, $2,500 for tables, $3,500 for premier sponsorship tables. 378-0405.

22nd Annual Southwest Unitarian Universalist Womens Conference. See Feb. 8.

Fourth Annual Stride and Ride. Benefit for Muscular Dystrophy Association. Registration 9 a.m., race 10 a.m., UALR Donaghey Student Center, UALR, 2801 S. University. 227-7098.

32nd Annual Arkansas RV Show. See Feb. 8.

56th Annual Home Show. See Feb. 8.

KIDS STUFF

The Clown Prince. Children's theater production. 2 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Free. 501-450-3102.

Main Library. Puppet show 10:30 a.m., Valentine crafts, 3 p.m. 100 Rock St. 918-3059.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m. Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. $2. 501-623-4411.

Philander Smith Panthers vs. Fisk University. 8 p.m., Mims Gymnasium, Philander Smith College, 1 Trudie Kibbe Reed Drive. 375-9845.

UALR Trojans vs. North Texas. Men's college basketball. 7 p.m., Jack Stephens Center, UALR, 2801 S. University. 569-3077.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10

MUSIC

Bogies/Counterpoint. Karaoke, 10 p.m., free. 3605 MacArthur Drive. NLR. 771-5515.

Cafe 42. Drew Pickens Jazz Duo, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1200 E. President Clinton Ave. 537-0042.

Club 2720. Recovery Sunday w/ Ashley Blanton (pub), 9 p.m., free. 2720 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs. 501-760-2505. www.2720.com.

Ernie Biggs. Dueling pianos, Jeff Long, Brian Holtsford, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

Revolution. Victor Wooten, 7:30 p.m., $20. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090.

Vino's. Ludo, The Effects, Sam Walker, 6 p.m., $6 adv, $8 d.o.s. 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466.

EVENTS

Arkansas Gun and Cartridge Collector's Club Gun Show. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Barton Coliseum, State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard. $7, 12 and under free. 372-8341.

22nd Annual Southwest Unitarian Universalist Womens Conference. See Feb. 8.

8-Ball tournament, Texas Hold 'Em. 6 p.m., Electric Cowboy, 9515 I-30. 562-6000.

32nd Annual Arkansas RV Show. See Feb. 8.

56th Annual Home Show. See Feb. 8.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. $2. 501-623-4411.

MONDAY, FEB. 11

MUSIC

Afterthought. Monday Night Jazz w/ Guitarist “Tonk” Edwards, 8 p.m., $10. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Bogies/Counterpoint. Karaoke, 10 p.m., 3605 MacArthur Drive, NLR. 771-5515.

Easy Street Piano Bar. HFU! presents Late Night Curly, Cracker Creeptacular in the cabaret room, 9 p.m., $3. 307 W. 7th St. 372-3530.

Ernie Biggs. Dueling pianos, Jeff Long, Will Brown, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

Revolution. Over the Rhine, Garrison Starr, 8 p.m., $10 adv, $12 d.o.s. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090.

Sonny Williams Steak Room. Thomas East. 7 p.m. 500 President Clinton Ave. 324-2999.

Sticky Fingerz. The Magic Cropdusters, the Reds, 10 p.m., $4. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

Village. The Underwater, Jealousy Curve, Justin Carder, 7:30 p.m., $5 adv., $7 d.o.s. 3915 S. University.

KIDS STUFF

Storytime for Babies. Main Library, 100 Rock St. 918-3059.

EVENTS

Guitar Hero Competition. 8 p.m., Sound Stage, 1008 Oak St., Conway. $3.

One Day, One Community. 15 percent of sales donated to Arkansas Foodbank Network. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Lilly's Dim Some Then Some, 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road. 716-2700.

Ping Pong. Bogies/Counterpoint. 3605 MacArthur Drive, NLR. 771-5515.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. $2. 501-623-4411.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12

MUSIC

“20th Century Trends.” Conway Symphony Orchestra, East China Normal University Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave. $5-$20. 501-450-3265.

“Song of Thanksgiving.” Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Quapaw Quartet. 7 p.m., Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. $27. 374-4242.

Afterthought. Bluesday Tuesday w/ Brian & Nick, 8 p.m., no cover. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Bogies/Counterpoint. Open mic night with Robert Abbot. No cover. 3605 MacArthur Drive, NLR. 771-5515.

Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m., $5. 314 Main St., NLR. 374-1782.

Easy Street Piano Bar. Ed Burks, Rockabilly Hall of Fame pianist, main stage, 8:30 p.m. No cover. 307 W. 7th St. 372-3530.

Ernie Biggs. Dueling pianos, Mike Hosch, Will Brown, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

Juanita's. Bloodletting Device, 9 p.m., $5. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

On The Rocks. Feel Lucky Karaoke, 9 p.m., no cover. 107 E. Markham St. 374-7625.

Sonny Williams Steak Room. Jim Dickerson, 7 p.m., 500 President Clinton Ave. 324-2999.

Sticky Fingerz. Dax Riggs, 10 p.m., $10. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

Vino's. My Children My Bride, Arsonists Get All the Girls, For the Fallen Dreams, Stray From the Path, 7 p.m., $10 adv, $12 d.o.s. 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466.

White Water Tavern. The Listener Project, 10 p.m., $5. 2500 W. 7th St. 375-8400.

EVENTS

Trivia Bowl. 8:30 p.m., Flying Saucer, 323 President Clinton Ave. 372-7468.

Free pool. Club 2720. 2720 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs. No cover, 501-760-2505.

KIDS STUFF

Main Library. “Book a Trip to North America,” 4:30 p.m. Family storytime, 6:30 p.m. 100 Rock St. 918-3059.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. $2. 501-623-4411.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13

MUSIC

Afterthought. Pianist Dell Smith, 8 p.m., no cover. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Bogies/Counterpoint. Karaoke. 10 p.m. 3605 MacArthur Drive, NLR. 771-5515.

Cajun's Wharf. Rob & Tyndall, opening act 5:30 p.m., headline at 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 375-5351.

Cornerstone Pub. Happy Hour w/ Lance Daniels, 5 p.m., 314 Main St., NLR. 374-1782.

Flying Saucer. Chris Henry, 9 p.m. 323 President Clinton Ave. 372-7468.

Juanita's. Why Night Wednesday, $6, 21 and up. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

On The Rocks. “REHAB” featuring Michael Shane, Platinumb, Jiminy Kick It, DJ Fogle, DJ Develope, 9 p.m., no cover. 107 E. Markham St. 374-7625.

Revolution. Hot Salsa Nights. Salsa dance lessons, drink specials. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090.

Sonny Williams Steak Room. Jim Dickerson, 7 p.m. 500 President Clinton Ave. 324-2999.

Sound Stage. Across Five Aprils, Battle, Fire to Reason, Shackled Ministry, 8 p.m., $6 adv., $8 d.o.s. 1008 Oak St., Conway.

COMEDY

Janet Williams, “The Tennesse Tramp.” 8 p.m., The Looney Bin, I-430 and Rodney Parham Road. $6. 228-5555.

EVENTS

Lunchtime Lenten Recitals in the Cathedral. Organist Phil Bordeleau. 12:10 p.m. Cathedral Nave, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St. Free. 372-0294.

UALR Fourth Annual Regionalism Conference. Explores labor shortage crisis and implications for central Arkansas. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Peabody Hotel, 3 Statehouse Plaza. Free. Lunch provided. 686-7335.

KIDS STUFF

Main Library. Toddler storytime 9:30 a.m., preschool storyime 10:30 a.m. 100 Rock St. 918-3059.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. $2. 501-623-4411.

Upcoming events

Concert tickets through Ticketmaster by phone at 975-7575 or online at www.ticketmaster.com unless otherwise noted.

music

FEB. 27: Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether. 7 p.m., Alltel Arena. $35 through Ticketmaster. 975-7575.

FEB 15: Jonas Brothers. 7 p.m., Alltel Arena. $49.75 through Ticketmaster. 975-7575.

MARCH 1: Rascal Flatts, Kellie Pickler. 8 p.m., Alltel Arena. $50.75-$64.75 through Ticketmaster. 975-7575.

MARCH 1: Lucero. 8 p.m., The Village, $13 adv., $15 d.o.s. villagelive.com

MARCH 2: Sixth annual Little Rock Marathon. Half-marathon and other races also held in conjunction with the big race. Entry fee $80. $95 week of race. www.littlerockmarathon.com.

MARCH 4-6: Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco. 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. Tickets through Ticketmaster or arena box office.

MARCH 8: Michael Buble. Alltel Arena. $49.50-$79.50. 975-7575.

MARCH 8: John Prine. Robinson Center Music Hall. $36.50-$46.50. 975-7575.

MARCH 9: Bill Cosby. Robinson Center Music Hall. $45-$75. 975-7575.

MARCH 11: Black Mountain. 9 p.m., Sticky Fingerz. $7. 372-7707.

MARCH 12-17: Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival. Low Key Arts Building, 118 Arbor St., Hot Springs. 501-282-9057.

APRIL 4: Women of Faith. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., Alltel Arena. $45-$65. 975-7575.

APRIL 12: Blue Man Group. Alltel Arena. 975-7575.

THE WEEK IN THEATER

“Annie.” Red-haired orphan girl needs a home. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12-13, 1 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Main. $15-$50. 975-7575.

“Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.” 8 p.m. Feb. 7-9, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Haislip Arena Theatre, UALR, 2801 S. University. 569-3456.

“Doubt.” Set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, a woman wrestles with conscience and uncertainty regarding a male colleague. Feb. 8-24. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. $20-$35. 378-0405.

“The Good Doctor.” Neil Simon comedy set in 1800s Russia. Dinner 6:30 p.m., curtain 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-9, 14. 12:30 p.m. dinner, curtain 1:30 p.m., Feb. 10. Center on the Square, 111 W. Arch St., Searcy. $27, $24 seniors. 501-368-0111.

“Hercules.” Original Children's Theatre play. Through Feb. 10. 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., $14 adults, $11 ages 12 and under. Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre, 9th & Commerce. 372-4000.

“Movin' Out.” Tony Award-winning new musical based on 24 classic songs by Billy Joel. 7 p.m. Feb. 12-14, 8 p.m. Feb. 15, 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Feb. 16, 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Feb. 17. $19-$54. Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville. 479-443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org.

“Social Security.” Broadway comedy about 83-year-old woman's convictions that it's never too late to find Prince Charming. Through March 2. Dinner 6 p.m., curtain 7:45 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m. dinner, 12:45 curtain Sun. matinee, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:45 curtain Sun. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. 562-3131.

“The Tricky Part.” Reaching his early 40s, a man reflects upon his complicated adolescence. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-9, Weekend Theater, 7th & Chester. $18, $14 students, seniors 65 and older. 374-3671. weekendtheater.org.

“VD: A Red Octopus Valentine.” Through Feb. 16. 8 p.m., Easy Street Cabaret, 307 W. 7th St. $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. 372-3530.

Announcements

Call for Directors: South Arkansas Arts Center seeks director applications for its 2008 summer musical production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's “South Pacific,” and the remainder of its 2008 season. Send resume and brief production plan to SACC, attn: Theatre Steering Committee, 110 E. Fifth St., El Dorado, AR, 71730, 870-862-5474. Deadline is Feb. 29.

Call for Songwriters: Songwriters contest on open mic night every Tue. from 9 p.m.-midnight at Counterpoint, 3605 Macarthur Drive, NLR. To be eligible to enter the contest, you must be 21 or older. Sign-up begins Feb. 5, and deadline for entries is Feb. 15. The contest will be held at Counterpoint on Feb. 26. First place winner will receive $50 in cash plus three hours of recording time at Blackwater Studios in Cabot. Gift certificates will go to second and third place recipients. 771-5515.

Galleries

New exhibits in bold-faced type.

ACAC ARTS AND RESOURCE SPACE, 1419 S. Main St.: Work by area artists. Noon-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. 244-2365.

ARGENTA STUDIOS, 401 Maple St., NLR: Open studio space for V.L. Cox, Sherrie Shepherd and Douglas Gorrell, above First Presbyterian Church. 786-1636.

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, MacArthur Park: “Rolling in Mud: A Fifty-Year Journey,” lecture on studio ceramics by Peter Held, 6 p.m. Feb. 7; “Innovations and Change: Great Ceramics from the Permanent Collection of the Ceramics Research Center,” 79 masterworks from Arizona State University Art Museum, including work by Robert Arneson, Peter Voulkos, Akio Takamoiri and others, Feb. 8-March 30; 35th annual “Toys Designed by Artists,” juried show including work by Arkansas artists Helene Elbein, Dusty Mitchell, Jennifer Pease, Robert Reep and Holley Shinn and national artists, through Feb. 24; tour of toy show with curator Anne Gochenour 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8, 2nd Friday Art Night. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 372-4000.

AAC TERRY HOUSE, 7th and Rock Sts.: “Life Drawings: Six Artists, A Hundred Models at the Arkansas Arts Center,” work by six Hot Springs artists, through Feb. 24. 372-4000.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY, 10020 N. Rodney Parham: Work by Vicki Kovaleski and other area artists; children's art classes. Call 954-9222 for more information.

ARTS SCENE GALLERY AND MARKET, 201 Maple St., NLR: Art market 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; Friday Night Art Parties second Fri. of every month. 372-2130.

CANTRELL GALLERY, 8206 Cantrell Road: “Odd Strings,” three-dimensional work using stringed instruments by Rhonda Hicks, through March 1. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 224-1335.

C.C. TAYLOR GALLERY, 1601-B Rebsamen Park Road: Sculpture by Michael Warrick, Keith Newton, Scott Carroll, Dave Frazier, Willard Miller, Jack Slentz and Tony Dilday. 993-2496.

CHROMA GALLERY, 5707 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Julie Holt, ceramics; Robert Reep, conceptual art; also Sally Williams, Steve Walker, Laura Fanning, Kathy Owens, Culla Akins and Jennefer Hodges. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 664-0880.

COTTAGE AT KANIS AND DENNY ROAD: Matt Coburn, featured artist; also works by Michael Fournier, Leslie Toler, Linda Barg, Belinda Eley, Marion Rice and others. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. 221-3559.

COX CREATIVE CENTER, 120 Commerce St.: Pastels and oils by Jo Magee, Cox Creative Gallery, third floor, 3rd annual Artists Market, Showcase Arkansas Gallery, second floor; reception 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8, 2nd Friday Art Night, with music by Maria Miller. 918-3090.

GALLERY 26, 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Recent work by Babs Steward and Gary Scroggs, through March 8. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 664-8996.

HEARNE FINE ART, 500 President Clinton Ave.: “Struggle Candy,” work by Anthony Lee. Open 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8, 2nd Friday Art Night. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 2-5 p.m. Sun. for holidays, or by appointment. 372-6822.

HEIGHTS GALLERY, 5801 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Work by Arkansas artists, including Beverly McLarty, Betty Jones, Thad Flenniken, Jim Johnson and others. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 664-2772.

HURST GALLERY, 5811-B Kavanaugh Blvd.: Paintings by Bill Lewis, Rebecca Thompson, Kathy Bay, Cheryl Payne, Susan Hurst and Guido Frick. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 614-9250.

LAUGHING MOON CAFE, 722 N. Palm St.: Work by Virmarie DePoyster, Kathy Lindsey, Andie Hathcote, Ferro, Angela Green, Alli Mathis and Pepper Pepper. 663-1636.

LOCAL COLOUR, 5813 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Paintings by members of area cooperative. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 265-0422.

M2GALLERY, 11525 Cantrell Road (Pleasant Ridge Town Center): “Best of Northwest,” work by Nathan Beatty, Megan Chapman, Sean Fitzgibbon, Christina Mariotti and Eric Smith. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun. 225-6257(M2LR).

RED DOOR GALLERY, 3715 JFK: Paintings by Theresa Cates, reception 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 7, portion of proceeds will benefit Women and Children First. 753-5227.

RIVER MARKET ARTSPACE, 301 President Clinton Ave.: “Out of the Fire: The Sculpture of Jimmy Crosthwaite,” glass by Chris Basnaw, paintings by Gabriel Griffith, work in all media by established and emerging artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Reception 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8, 2nd Friday Art Night. 324-2787.

STARVING ARTIST CAFE, 416 W. Seventh St.: Artist demonstrations; see www.starvingartistcafe.com or 372-7976.

STEPHANO'S FINE ART GALLERY, 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Work in all media by Diana Ashley, Don Barnes, John Bridges, Kyle Boswell, Elizabeth Dismang, Kelly Edwards, Louise Harris, Diane Hill, Tanya Fitzgerald, Mike Gaines, Henri Linton, Ron Logan, Alison North, Charles Pearce, Kathy Sanders, Stephano Sutherlin, Dan Thornhill, Robbie Wellborn, D. Arthur Wilson and Lisa Wilson. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 5-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. 563-4218 or www.stephanostudios.com.

T. LAMARR INTERIORS AND FINE ART, 5501 Ranch Drive: “Pathways of Discovery,” new paintings by Matt McLeod, preview 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7. 868-9882.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK: “The Inspired Line: Selected Prints of Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt van Rijn,” from the Thrivent Collection of Religious Art, through March 16, Gallery I;
“The Mary and Bill Lambright Collection,” including work by Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Joseph Stella, Kevin Kresse, Patrick McFarlin and others, through March 14, Gallery III, “Recent Paintings by Stephen Cefalo,” Gallery II, through March 14. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-5 p.m. Sun. 569-8977.

n Bentonville

CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY, 125 W. Central Ave.: “America's Wildlife and Wildlands: The Journeys of Susan Morrison,” etchings and drawings by Eureka Springs artist, through Feb. 24. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thu., Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 479-418-5700.

FUSION ART, 109 N. Main St.: Paintings by Perrion Hurd and Derek Scott, reception 6-9 p.m. Feb. 8. www.fusionartcenter.com.

n Conway

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS, Baum Gallery: Clay Club's annual pottery sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 7-8, student center lawn; “Return of the Yellow Peril: A Survey of the Work of Roger Shimomura, 1969-2004,” paintings and prints, “Views from Both Sides of the Barbed Wire Fence,” collaborative show of work by Shimomura and UA professor John Newman; “Inside/Outside: Student Drawings from the Rohwer Camp,” work by interned children; “Sugimoto's Legacy: A Vignette Exhibition,” painting by Jerome internee Henry Sugimoto. 501-450-5793.

n El Dorado

SOUTH ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, 110 E. 5th St.: “Division of Art Faculty Traveling Exhibition,” work in all media from the University of Louisiana Monroe, through Feb. 28. Reception 6-8 p.m. Feb. 9. 870-862-5474.

n Eureka Springs

LIGHTNING RIDGE STUDIO, 363 Lightning Ridge: 9th annual “Breaks Your Heart-Imperfections” art sale of seconds and new ceramics by Karen Foster, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9. 479-253-7310.

n Fayetteville

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS: “Material Transcendence: Clay as Commentary,” contemporary ceramics, through Feb. 15, Fine Arts Center Gallery; “Ceramics Objects/Conceptual Material,” Anne Kittrell Gallery and DDP Gallery, 7 E. Mountain St., through Feb. 15; “Vision of Blues Icons,” paintings by George Hunt, Mullins Library lobby, through February, “Walkin', Talkin' Gallery Tour” of the show with Hunt 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 8. 479-575-2962.

n Hot Springs

AMERICAN ART GALLERY, 724 Central Ave.: Local, regional and national artists, including Jimmy Leach, Erselle Hiemstra and Margaret Kipp. 501-624-0550.

ALISON PARSONS GALLERY, 802 Central Ave.: Paintings of local landmarks and gold-leaf flora by Alison Parsons, glass art jewels by Lori Arnold. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thu.-Sat. 501 625-3001.

BLUE MOON GALLERY, 718 Central Ave.: “Eternities and Other Realities,” raku pottery by Kelly Edwards, through February. 501-318-2787.

CONVENTION CENTER: “Hot Springs: A Journey through History,” historic photos from the files of the Garland County Historical Society, through March 1. 501-321-2027.

FINE ARTS CENTER, 610 Central Ave.: Paintings, pottery and jewelry. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat. 501-624-0489

GALLERY CENTRAL, 800 Central Ave.: Work by Arden Boyce, Tom Brewitz, V.L. Cox, Gino Hollander, Annette Kagy, Sue North Kent, Virginia McKimmey, Ernest Nipper, Sherrie Shepherd, Barry Thomas and other Arkansas artists. 501-318-4278.

JUSTUS FINE ART GALLERY, 827-A Central Ave.: Paintings by Robin Hazard-Bishop and Joanne Oliver, through February; also work by Kari Albright, Elizabeth Borne, Rebecca Thompson, Dolores Justus, Mike Elsass and others. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. 501-321-2335.

LEGACY FINE ART, 804 Central Ave.: Work by Carole Katchen, D. Arthur Wilson, Lisa Wilson, Chad Awalt and Lorria Eubanks. 501-624-1044.

LINDA PALMER GALLERY, 800-B Central Ave.: Featuring work by Doyle Young, Ellen Alderson, Linda Palmer. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 501-620-3063.

STUDIOLOUD, 801 Central Ave., Spencer's Corner: Photographs by Michael J. Leonard and Leslie Fisher, drawings by Michael Glomski, 1-5 p.m. Thu.-Sat. 501-625-7979.

WILLOUGHBY HOUSE, 1250 Central Ave.: Paintings by Nina Louton. 501-625-7338.

n Jonesboro

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY: “Wearing What Cannot Be Spoken,” exhibit of Kanga cloth; “A Delta Era Gone By,” photographs by Nadia Price Bates Srid, through March 14, main gallery of Dean Ellis Library, reception 3-6 p.m. Feb. 7; “Delta National Small Prints,” juried show, through Feb. 17, Bradbury Gallery, Fowler Center, 870-972-2567; “Softly Bound,” three-dimensional feminist works by Etty Horowitz and Joyce Martin, through Feb. 15, Fine Arts Center Gallery, 870-972-3050.

n Texarkana

TRAHC, 4th and Texas Blvd.: “A Regional Celebration of African American Artists,” through Feb. 16. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 903-792-8681.

MUSEUMS

New exhibits in bold-faced type.

ARKANSAS INLAND MARITIME MUSEUM, North Little Rock: Tours of the USS Razorback submarine, 10 a.m.-dusk. Sat., 1-dusk p.m. Sun. $6 adults, $4 seniors, military, children (not recommended for children 5 and under). 371-8320.

ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM, 6th and Missouri, Camp Robinson: Exhibits on the history of the Guard and Camp Robinson. Open Mon.-Fri.; call first. 212-5215.

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSEUM VISITOR CENTER, Bates and Park: Exhibits on the 1957 desegregation of Central and the civil rights movement. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. 374-1957.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER, 1200 President Clinton Ave.: Interactive exhibits about policies and White House life during the Clinton administration. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $7 adults; $5 college students, seniors, retired military; $3 ages 6-17. 370-8000.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM, 200 E. Third St.: “Michael Worsham: Compositions and Faces,” through May 5; Toys, Playthings and Amusements of Yesteryear,” through Nov. 7; “Rita Henry: Between 7 Devils Swamp and the Levee,” photographs, through April 6; “The Great Arkansas Quilt Show II,” juried exhibit of 80 quilts, through March 25. Reception 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8, 2nd Friday Art Night. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 324-9351.

MacARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY, MacArthur Park: “The Forgotten War,” Arkansas and the Korean conflict, through 2009; “Pride and Fall: Mapping the Rise of Conflict in the 20th Century,” through July; “Red Tails: Tuskegee Airmen of World War II”; “By the President in the Name of Congress: Arkansas Medal of Honor Recipients,” exhibit on the 25 Arkansans whose service earned them the Medal of Honor; permanent exhibits. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun. 376-4602.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY, 500 President Clinton Ave.: “Predators,” interactive exhibit about sharks and other animals, through April 27, Interactive exhibits on science for young adults. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $8 adults, $7 ages 1-12 and seniors, under age 1 admitted free. Free on second Sundays. 396-7050 or www.amod.org.

OLD STATE HOUSE, 300 W. Markham St.: “A Piece of My Soul,” quilts by black Arkansans. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 324-9685.

n Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY, 100 Veterans Circle: Exhibits on war and home front activities, including the Civil War Battle of Reed's Bridge and the Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $3 adults; $2 seniors, military; $1 students. 501-241-1943.

n Morrilton

MUSEUM OF AUTOMOBILES, Petit Jean Mountain: Permanent exhibit of more than 50 cars from 1904-1967 depicting the evolution of the automobile. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 7 days. 501-727-5427.

n Scott

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM: “Plantation Faces,” Ben Shahn's 1935 photographs of farm workers in south Pulaski County, through February; artifacts tell the story of 19th century agriculture and plantation life. $3 adults, $2 ages 6-12. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 501-961-1409.

SCOTT PLANTATION SETTLEMENT: Log cabin, one-room school, hand-hewn corn crib, wash houses, artifacts, blacksmith demonstrations and more illustrate life on a 19th-century plantation. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $3 adults, $2 ages 6-12. 225-2551.

n Springdale

SHILOH MUSEUM OF OZARK HISTORY, 118 W. Johnson: “Play Ball!” the history of baseball in Northwest Arkansas, through July 26. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 479-750-8165.

calls for entries

Entry packets for Winthrop Rockefeller Institute's “Arts in the Air” contest are now available for schoolteachers to download at www.uawri.org or by calling 866-972-7778. The art will be judged in grade divisions K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Entries should express the theme of this year's contest, “Art from the Heart!” Submissions must be made through a teacher or an instructor of an art program. Each student can submit only one entry, and each participating school/program is limited to 10 entries per division. Entries must be received by Feb. 14. In April, county contest winners will exhibit their work at the statewide “Arts in the Air” show and be invited to attend a special Winners Workshop and Awards Ceremony at the Rockefeller Institute, a part of the University of Arkansas System, on Petit Jean Mountain. Approximately $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded at the state contest.

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