Collins to work toward increasing visitation to Arkansas by groups and promoting the state's appeal
Two Arkansas-related films screen on Thursday. "Lesson Before Love," plays at Market Street Cinema at 7 p.m. and includes a Q&A with director (and White Hall native) Dui Jarrod. The thriller "Tuckerman," which was filmed in Arkansas and stars many of the region's talent, screens at Rave at 7 p.m. Vino's hosts Finding Fiction and Brass Bed for an evening of, respectively, bouncy guitar pop and jangly, dreamy-haze pop, 9 p.m. The Movement comes to Revolution for a night of frat-bro reggae jams, 9 p.m., $10. Heifer Village hosts 100 Mile Meal, featuring local, fresh food and a panel discussion about food deserts and access to healthy eats, 6:30 p.m., $30. Fine edition book binder Craig Jensen will discuss the history of his craft at Hendrix College, 7:30 p.m. How about sampling "101 Years of Broadway" in one night? Well the University of Central Arkansas has the goods, 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall, $23-$40. "Ring of Fire" returns to the Rep, 7 p.m., $30-$40.
If your ears are itching for some jammy goodness, Maxine's has the cure: 1 Oz. Jig at 8 p.m., $5. Australian guitar virtuoso Nick Charles plays a beautifully understated style that recalls such disparate influences as Django Reinhardt and the Big Bill Broonzy. Charles plays Artchurch Studio in Hot Springs at 7 p.m., $10, or you can catch him in Little Rock Saturday night at Thompson Hall at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 7:30 p.m., $12. Feed Turkana is a benefit for World Relief, which provides aid to the people of northern Kenya's Turkana region. There will be beer, food, a silent art auction and live music from Chase Pagan, Isaac Alexander, Bear Colony, and No Moon. Canned goods are worth $1 apiece toward entry fee. Dreamland Ballroom, 7 p.m., $5 entry, $20 entry and free beer. If you were planning to catch Arkansas TheatreWorks' production of "Stage Struck" at Central Theatre in Hot Springs, this weekend is your last chance. The play runs Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., $15-$25.
It's Family Fun Fest at Dickey-Stephens Park, Browse vendor booths and enjoy games and live music from Trout Fishing in America. Emcees for the event will include Alyse Eady and Craig O'Neill from KTHV, starting at 9 a.m., $ 5. Ed Bowman & The Rock City Players tear the joint up at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Tyrannosaurus Chicken brings ramshackle, blues-damaged psychedelia to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.