Don’t miss the 24th annual Soup Sunday, which will be held Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Embassy Suites from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
More than 30 area restaurants will provide soups, breads and desserts, and live entertainment is also on the menu. Plus, a special children’s area will keep the kids entertained. Restaurants contributing include 1620, Cajun’s Wharf, Capers, Faded Rose, Acadia, Loca Luna, Lilly’s Dim Sum Then Some, Trio’s, Chi’s Chinese Cuisine, Bruno’s, Purple Cow, Mr. Mason’s Bar-B-Q, the Villa, Café Bossa Nova, Dave’s Place, Beechwood Grill, Dixie Cafe and Cotham’s in the City. Community Bakery, Old Mill and Serenity Farms are providing bread. Jimmy’s Serious Sandwiches is providing desserts.
Tickets are $17.50 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The event benefits Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Call 371-9678.
Strings and singers
The Arkansas Chamber Singers will conclude its season by celebrating the music of great 18th-century Italian composers with a concert Friday, Feb. 18, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
Guest soloists Mary Ann Robinson, a soprano, and mezzo-soprano Suzanne Loerch, as well as the string ensemble from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, will join the troupe in the performance. John Erwin is the ACS director and conductor.
Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Giovanni Pergolesi’s “Magnificat” will highlight the program. A reception with the performers will follow the concert.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. St. Mark’s is at 1000 N. Mississippi St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.
Call 377-1121 for more information.
John Haman returns to the Weekend Theater to direct the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning “Proof,” opening Friday, Feb. 18, and running Fridays and Saturdays for the next three weekends.
“Proof” was written by Little Rock native David Auburn and took Broadway by storm. It’s the story of a math genius daughter grieving over her father’s death and her tense confrontations with the sister who left her alone to care for their old man. A young student of her math teacher/father also figures prominently, and the plot takes some unexpected turns.
Lindsay McIntyre has the starring role as Catherine. Alan Douglas plays her father. Paige Reynolds is sister Claire and Jeremy Estill is Hal, her father’s former student.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $14 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 374-3761 for reservations or more information.
Sports Hall welcomes 12
The Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame will induct a class of 12 former sports greats with Arkansas connections, including former NBA star Scottie Pippen, former NFL greats Cortez Kennedy and Maurice Carthon, and the late Bud Brooks, the Arkansas Razorbacks’ first Outland Trophy winner, on Friday, Feb. 18, at the Statehouse Convention Center.
The dinner and induction ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60.
SuperBull rocks Barton
Bull riding and country music are on tap Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19, at Barton Coliseum with the annual SuperBull Tour. Shows are at 8 p.m. both nights, and tickets range from $18 to $40 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling 975-7575. They will also be available at the venue. Doors open at 7 p.m. both nights.
David Lee Murphy is the headlining singer for Friday night, while Billy Currington will entertain on Saturday, when the modern cowboys aren’t being tossed from the bulls within 8 seconds.
Call 372-8341 for more information.
The Arkansas RimRockers, with a roster loaded with former Arkansas Razorback greats (Kareem Reid, Todd Day, newly acquired Oliver Miller and Brandon Dean), will return to Alltel Arena on Saturday, Feb. 19, to play St. Louis.
Game time is 7:05 p.m. Tickets start at $10, with discounts available. Call 975-4667 for more information.
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