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BOOKS

MARCH 24: Crescent Dragonwagon. WordsWorth Books & Co., 3 p.m. 5920 R St. 663-9198. www.wordsworthbooks.org.

APRIL 12-15: Arkansas Literary Festival. Speakers, workshops, panels, performances and more at a variety of locations in Little Rock and North Little Rock. www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org.

JUNE 27-30: 12th International Short Story Conference. Short fiction conference includes workshops, performances, films, art, dance and more at several venues in North Little Rock and Little Rock. $175-$300. www.shortstoryconference.com.

COMEDY

MARCH 14-17: Steve Hirst. The Loony Bin, 8 p.m. March 14-16; 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. March 16; 7, 9 and 11 p.m. March 17, $7-$10. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road. 228-5555. www.loonybincomedy.com.

MARCH 21-24: Steve Kramer, Jersey. The Loony Bin, 8 p.m. March 21-23; 10:30 p.m. March 23; 7, 9 and 11 p.m. March 24, $7-$10. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road. 228-5555. www.loonybincomedy.com.

MARCH 28-31: Rob Little. The Loony Bin, 8 p.m. March 28-30; 10:30 p.m. March 30; 7, 9 and 11 p.m. March 31, $7-$10. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road. 228-5555. www.loonybincomedy.com.

APRIL 1: Bill Cosby. Robinson Center Music Hall, 3 p.m., $34-$81. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

APRIL 4-7: Jason Russell, Ryan Wingfield. The Loony Bin, 8 p.m. April 4-6; 10:30 p.m. April 6; 7, 9 and 11 p.m. April 7, $7-$10. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road. 228-5555. www.loonybincomedy.com.

APRIL 11-13: Charlie Weiner, Kris Shaw. The Loony Bin, 8 p.m. April 11-13; 10:30 p.m. April 13; 7, 9 and 11 p.m. April 14, $7-$10. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road. 228-5555. www.loonybincomedy.com.

APRIL 18-22: The Sandman. The Loony Bin, 8 p.m. April 18-20; 10:30 p.m. April 20; 7, 9 and 11 p.m. April 21; 8 p.m. April 22, $8-$12. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road. 228-5555. www.loonybincomedy.com.

APRIL 20: Mike Epps. Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., $42-$51. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

MAY 20: Gabriel Iglesias. Robinson Center Music Hall, 7 p.m., $48. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

EVENTS

MARCH 22: Design/garden expert P. Allen Smith and filmmaker Gerry Bruno to speak, Little Rock Film Festival-sponsored event, 6 p.m., Argenta Community Theater.

MARCH 27: 13th Annual Art to Remember. Presented by Alzheimer's Arkansas Auxiliary. Includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, spirits, live and silent auctions. Pavilion in the Park, 6:30 p.m., $125. 8201 Cantrell Road. 224-0021. www.alzark.org.

MARCH 28: Science After Dark: Vinyl. Presentation on uses of vinyl records. Cash bar. Museum of Discovery, 6 p.m., $10. 500 Clinton Ave. 396-7050. www.amod.org.

MARCH 30: Eggshibition XXI. Benefit for Youth Home, with food, drinks, auctions for decorated eggs and more. Jack Stephens Center, UALR, 7 p.m., $50-$75. 2801 S. University Ave. www.youthhome.org

MARCH 31: Studio Party: Jazzkapelle. The Arkansas Arts Center's premiere 2012 fundraising event includes cocktails, live music and dancing in a speakeasy setting. Arkansas Arts Center, 8 p.m., $100-$250. 501 E. 9th St. 372-4000. www.arkarts.com.

APRIL 5: Empty Bowls Charity Dinner. Fundraiser for Arkansas Foodbank includes dinner from several area restaurants and a silent auction. Arkansas Foodbank, 6 p.m., $65. 4301 W. 65th St. 569-4317. www.arkansasfoodbank.org.

APRIL 5: Bless the Mic: Tavis Smiley. The journalist and author will discuss his work. Philander Smith College, 7 p.m., free. 900 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive.

APRIL 5: The Fashion Event. Chenal Country Club, $50. 10 Chenal Club Blvd. 227-3711.

APRIL 7: Designers Choice Fashion Preview. Clear Channel Metroplex. $35-$50.

APRIL 12: CARTI's 8th Annual Ragin' Cajun Bash. Includes food, music and more to benefit CARTI. River Market Pavilions, 6 p.m., $30 adv., $35 door. 400 President Clinton Ave. 296-3406. www.rivermarket.info.

APRIL 13: Jumbo Gumbo! Cook Off. Benefit for the Allen School. River Market Pavilions, 5 p.m., $15 adv., $20 door. 400 President Clinton Ave. 375-2552. www.jumbogumbocookoff.com.

APRIL 18: 2012 Bolo Bash luncheon. Fundraiser for Baptist Health includes special guest Kathryn Stockett, author of "The Help." Baptist Health Center, noon. 9601 I-30. 202-1827.

APRIL 21: ArtWorks XXIV. Includes live and silent auctions of artworks from more than 100 Central Arkansas artists. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 6:30 p.m. 601 Main St. 501-378-0405. www.therep.org.

APRIL 28: Craws for A Cause. Benefit for the March of Dimes. Dickey-Stephens Park, 7 p.m., $45 adv., $55 door. 400 W. Broadway St., NLR. 501-664-1555. www.crawsforacause.com.

MAY 2-6: Disney on Ice: "Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey." Verizon Arena, 7 p.m. May 2-3, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 4, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. May 5, 2 p.m. May 6, $13-$46. 1 Alltel Arena Way, NLR. 501-975-9001. verizonarena.com.

MAY 11: Dinner on the Grounds. Benefit for Our House includes Southern-style supper, with drinks and live entertainment from Lagniappe. Governor's Mansion, 6 p.m., $150. 1800 Center St. 374-7383. www.ourhouseshelter.org.

FILM

MAY 29-JUNE 3: Little Rock Film Festival. Film festival includes screenings, panel discussions and other events at various venues. Riverdale 10 Cinema. 2600 Cantrell Road. 296-9955.

MUSIC

MARCH 15: Justin Townes Earle, Tristen. 18-and-older show. Revolution, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090. revroom.com.

MARCH 17-18: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "People's Choice." Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m. March 17, 3 p.m. March 18, $20-$65. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

MARCH 17: Maze with Frankie Beverly. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $37-$67. 1 Alltel Arena Way, NLR. 975-9001. verizonarena.com.

MARCH 17: Hayes Carll, Honeyhoney, John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives. 18-and-older show. Revolution, 9 p.m., $15. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090. revroom.com.

MARCH 18: The Psychic Ills. Vino's, 7 p.m., $5. 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466. www.vinosbrewpub.com.

MARCH 20: J Roddy Walston & The Business, Shovels & Rope, Jonny Corndawg. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $10. 2500 W. 7th. 375-8400. www.whitewatertavern.com.

MARCH 21: The Revival Tour. Includes Chuck Ragan, Tommy Gabel, Cory Branan, Dan Adriano, Jon Gaunt and Joe Ginsberg. 18-and-older. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $15. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090. revroom.com.

MARCH 23: Alison Krauss & Union Station with Jerry Douglas. Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $60-$70. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

MARCH 24: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony featuring Krayzie, Wishbone with Dilemma, Arkatext. Downtown Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $25 adv., $30 d.o.s. 211 W. Capitol. 376-1819. downtownmusichall.com.

MARCH 24: North Mississippi Allstars, Powder Mill. 18-and-older show. Revolution, 9 p.m., $20. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090. revroom.com.

MARCH 28: Daughtry. Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., $50-$61. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

MARCH 30: Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Krizz Kalico, Prozac, Mayday, Stevie Stone. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $25 adv., $30 d.o.s. 614 President Clinton Ave. 372-1228. www.juanitas.com.

MARCH 31: The Youth Rock Orchestra. Robinson Center Music Hall, 7 p.m., $26. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

APRIL 3: Music Across America. The Quapaw Quartet will play music from Arkansas and beyond. Laman Library, 6 p.m. 2801 Orange St., NLR. 758-1720. www.lamanlibrary.org.

APRIL 5: Celtic Woman. Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $45-$150. Markham and Broadway. 800-662-2386. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

APRIL 9: Real Estate, Twerps. All-ages show. Revolution, 8 p.m., $12. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090. revroom.com.

APRIL 13: Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $35-$50. 1 Alltel Arena Way, NLR. 975-9001. verizonarena.com.

APRIL 14-15: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Desert & Sea." Includes works by Debussy, Wagner and Michael Torke. Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m. April 14, 3 p.m. April 15, $14-$52. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

APRIL 16: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Grand Finale." Includes works by Schubert, Michael Torke and others. Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $22. 1200 President Clinton Ave. 370-8000. www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org.

APRIL 16: Cursive, Conduits, Cymbals Eat Guitars. All-ages show. Revolution, 8 p.m., $12 adv., $14 d.o.s. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090. revroom.com.

APRIL 17: Danny Barnes, Tony Furtado. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $10. 614 President Clinton Ave. 372-1228. www.juanitas.com.

APRIL 21: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Regina Spektor. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $28-$100. 1 Alltel Arena Way, NLR. 975-9001. verizonarena.com.

APRIL 22-23: River City Men's Chorus: "Life is a Cabaret." Trinity United Methodist Church, April 22; April 23, free. 1101 N. Mississippi St. 666-2813. www.tumclr.org.

APRIL 25: J.J. Grey & Mofro. 18-and-older show. Revolution, 9 p.m., $17 adv., $20 d.o.s. 300 President Clinton Ave. 501-823-0090. revroom.com.

APRIL 27: Symphony on the Green. Featuring dinner, cocktails and music from the Arkansas Symphony Big Band. Proceeds benefit ASO and music education in schools. Chenal Country Club, 6:30 p.m., $150. 10 Chenal Club Blvd. 661-9516.

MAY 1: Eoto, Kraddy. 18-and-older show. Revolution, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. 300 President Clinton Ave. 501-823-0090. revroom.com.

MAY 1: "Music at the Movies." Featuring the Rockefeller Quartet. Laman Library, 6 p.m. 2801 Orange St., NLR. 758-1720. www.lamanlibrary.org.

MAY 2: The Toadies. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $18. 614 President Clinton Ave. 372-1228. www.juanitas.com.

MAY 5: Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert. Pulaski Academy Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m., $10 adults, free for children grades K-12. 12701 Hinson Road.

MAY 23: Ty Segall, White Fence. White Water Tavern. 2500 W. 7th. 375-8400. www.whitewatertavern.com.

MAY 25-27: Riverfest, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bozy II Men, Little Big Town, Third Eye Blind, Gov't Mule and more. Riverfest Amphitheatre, $15-$30. 400 President Clinton Ave.

JUNE 3: Little Rock Wind Symphony: "Sunday Serenade." The LRWS Chamber Players present sarabandes, serenades, and soliloquies of works for chamber winds. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3 p.m., $8-$10. 2223 Durwood Road. 666-0777.

JUNE 9: Here Come the Mummies. Shooter's Sports Bar & Grill, 9:30 p.m. 9500 I-30. 565-4003. www.shooterslittlerock.com.

THEATER

MARCH 7-8: "Young Frankenstein." Broadway musical adaptation of Mel Brooks' classic 1974 comedy "Young Frankenstein." Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $23-$61. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

MARCH 7-10: "The Odd Couple." An updated, female version of Neil Simon's classic. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, $15-$33. 6323 Col. Glenn Road. 562-3131. www.murrysdinnerplayhouse.com for dinner and curtain times.

MARCH 7-APRIL 1: "The Wiz." The 1970s Broadway hit re-imagines "The Wizard of Oz" as a Motown musical. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m., $30-$60. 601 Main St. 378-0405. www.therep.org.

MARCH 8-11: "We All Hear Voices." Jack is a talented cook who hears voices in his head. As word of his talent grows, so too does business at the small-town diner where he works. But will the owner's gambling and womanizing threaten a good thing? Based on a book by Arkansas doctor and playwright Sam Taggart. The Public Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. 616 Center St. 374-7529. www.thepublictheatre.com.

MARCH 9-24: "The Miracle Worker." The story of Annie Sullivan, and her student Helen Keller. The Weekend Theater, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16. 1001 W. 7th St. 374-3761. www.weekendtheater.org.

MARCH 13-14: "Branson on the Road." Includes country, bluegrass, rockabilly, gospel and comedy. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, $15-$33. 6323 Col. Glenn Road. 562-3131. www.murrysdinnerplayhouse.com for dinner and curtain times.

MARCH 16-18: Red Skelton — "A Tribute by Tom Mullica." Entertainer Tom Mullica magically transforms himself into the comedy genius Red Skelton. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, $15-$33. 6323 Col. Glenn Road. 562-3131. www.murrysdinnerplayhouse.com for dinner and curtain times.

MARCH 20-APRIL 22: "The Red Velvet Cake Wars." This comedy from the trio of Jones, Hope and Wooten concerns the three Verdeen cousins, Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette, and the mishaps that occur when they plan a family reunion. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, $15-$33. 6323 Col. Glenn Road. 562-3131. www.murrysdinnerplayhouse.com for dinner and curtain times.

APRIL 6-21: "Next Fall." A gay couple — one a fervent atheist and the other a devout Christian — must reconcile their convictions and confront family members after an accident complicates their lives. The Weekend Theater, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16. 1001 W. 7th St. 374-3761. www.weekendtheater.org.

APRIL 24-MAY 20: "Murder at the Howard Johnson's." Starring director Glen Gilbert in a comedic tale of a love triangle gone wrong. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, $15-$33. 6323 Col. Glenn Road. 562-3131. www.murrysdinnerplayhouse.com for dinner and curtain times.

MAY 2-27: "Next to Normal." The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical set to a contemporary rock score concerns a dysfunctional family trying to take care of themselves and each other. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m. 601 Main St. 378-0405. www.therep.org.

MAY 4-20: "A ... My Name is Alice." Musical comedy focuses on the relationships between several groups of women over the course of their lifetimes. The Weekend Theater, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16. 1001 W. 7th St. 374-3761. www.weekendtheater.org.

MAY 22-JUNE 6: "The Dixie Swim Club." Five Southern women, whose friendship began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, $15-$33. 6323 Col. Glenn Road. 562-3131. www.murrysdinnerplayhouse.com for dinner and curtain times.

JUNE 13-JULY 1: "A Loss of Roses." William Inge's rarely performed masterpiece concerns a widow, her grown son and a beautiful actress who arrives on their doorstep, initiating a love triangle that can only end in heartbreak. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m. 601 Main St. 378-0405. www.therep.org.

JUNE 22-24: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre: "Twelfth Night." Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. 20919 Denny Road.

JUNE 26-JULY 22: "Barefoot in the Park." The Neil Simon classic about a couple of newlyweds, their first apartment, eccentric neighbors and a meddling mother. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, $15-$33. 6323 Col. Glenn Road. 562-3131. www.murrysdinnerplayhouse.com for dinner and curtain times.

JULY 24-AUG. 26: "The Sound of Music." Rodgers and Hammerstein's most beloved musical is the story of the Von Trapp family and how their governess, Maria, brings music, hope and prayer into their lives in pre-World War II Austria. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, $15-$33. 6323 Col. Glenn Road. 562-3131. www.murrysdinnerplayhouse.com for dinner and curtain times.

BATESVILLE

FILM

MARCH 28-APRIL 1: 11th Annual Ozark Foothills Filmfest. Film festival at several venues in Batesville. Lyon College, March 28-April 1. 2500 Highland. 870-251-1189. www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org.

CONWAY

BOOKS

MARCH 15: Rick Steves. The travel writer will lecture and sign copies of his latest book, "Travel as a Political Act." College of Business, University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., free. 201 Donaghey Ave. 501-450-3653. www.uca.edu.

MARCH 29: Mark Spitzer. The UCA professor and author of "Sick in the Head" will read from his work. Faulkner County Library, 7 p.m., free. 1900 Tyler St. 501-327-7482. www.fcl.org.

APRIL 12: Avi Steinberg. The author and librarian presents "Midrash and the Art of Writing." Hendrix College, 7:30 p.m., free. 1600 Washington Ave. 501-450-4597. www.hendrix.edu.

APRIL 3: Michael Ondaatje. The poet and author of "The English Patient" will discuss his work. Hendrix College, 7:30 p.m., free. 1600 Washington Ave. 501-450-4597. www.hendrix.edu.

COMEDY

MARCH 11: Craig Robinson. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 8 p.m., $10-$20. 350 S. Donaghey.

MARCH 30: Dance Ensemble Concert. Includes nine contemporary dance works choreographed by students and faculty. Hendrix College, 7:30 p.m., free. 1600 Washington Ave. 504-505-2947. www.hendrix.edu.

EVENTS

MARCH 16: Bravo! Gala fundraiser with Rick Steves. Fundraiser for UCA's College of Fine Arts and Communication includes dinner and guest speaker Rick Steves, travel writer and host of Rick Steves Europe. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 6:30 p.m., $75. 350 S. Donaghey. 501-450-3293.

MUSIC

MARCH 31: WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour – Live! Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., $23-$40. 201 Donaghey Ave.

APRIL 16: The Oak Ridge Boys. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $23-$40. 350 S. Donaghey.

APRIL 26: Moscow Festival Ballet in "Romeo & Juliet." Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., $23-$40. 201 Donaghey Ave.

THEATER

MARCH 27: "Stomp." Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., $23-$40. 201 Donaghey Ave.

APRIL 12-13, 18-20: "The Taming of the Shrew." University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., $10. 201 Donaghey Ave. 501-450-3265. www.uca.edu.

JUNE 7, 9-10, 15, 17: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre: "Twelfth Night." Hendrix College, 7:30 p.m. 1600 Washington Ave. www.hendrix.edu.

JUNE 8: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre: "Big River." Musical based on Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m. June 8, 1 p.m. June 10, 7:30 p.m. June 14, 1 p.m. June 17-27, 7:30 p.m. June 29-30. 350 S. Donaghey.

JUNE 16: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre: "Richard III." Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m. June 16, 20, 21, 28; 1 p.m. July 1. 350 S. Donaghey.

JUNE 20: Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre: "The Tempest." Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 10 a.m. June 20, 22, 27-30. 350 S. Donaghey.

EUREKA SPRINGS

MUSIC

MAY 31-JUNE 3: Eureka Springs Blues Weekend. Featuring Ruthie Foster, Tommy Castro, Kenny Neal, The Cate Brothers, Michael Burks, Lazy Lester and many more. The Auditorium, $15-$75. 36 Main St.

FAYETTEVILLE

COMEDY

MARCH 11: Carlos Mencia. UARK Bowl, 7 p.m., $5-$7. 644 W. Dickson St.. 479-301-2030. www.uarkballroom.com.

MARCH 18: Alex Ortiz. UARK Bowl, 7 p.m., $5-$7. 644 W. Dickson St. 479-301-2030. www.uarkballroom.com.

MUSIC

MARCH 19: Narrows, All Pigs Must Die. Dickson Theater, 9 p.m., $5. 227 W. Dickson St. 479-575-0500.

APRIL 12: Bela Fleck & The Flecktones. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $28-$52. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

APRIL 13: Leftover Salmon. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $24. 519 W. Dickson St. 479-442-4226.

APRIL 17-18: Umphrey's McGee. George's Majestic Lounge, April 17-18, 8 p.m., $29. 519 W. Dickson St. 479-442-4226.

APRIL 19: Cake. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 6 p.m. 2536 N. McConnell Ave. www.arkansasmusicpavilion.com.

APRIL 21: Big Gigantic. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 6 p.m. 2536 N. McConnell Ave. www.arkansasmusicpavilion.com.

APRIL 26: Hayes Carll. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $18. 519 W. Dickson St. 479-442-4226.

APRIL 27-28: Glen Campbell. Walton Arts Center, April 27-28, 8 p.m., $43-$79. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

MAY 7: RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $38-$54. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

MAY 8: Five Finger Death Punch. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 6 p.m. 2536 N. McConnell Ave. www.arkansasmusicpavilion.com.

MAY 10: Wilco. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 6 p.m., $44. 2536 N. McConnell Ave. www.arkansasmusicpavilion.com.

THEATER

MARCH 8-9: "In the Heights." Tony-winning musical about a multi-generational, vibrant Latino community in New York City. Walton Arts Center, March 8, 7 p.m.; March 9, 8 p.m., $39-$49. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

APRIL 12-MAY 6: "The Fall of the House." This play from TheatreSquared Artistic Director Robert Ford is a mystery that spans centuries. Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios, Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m.; Sun., 2 and 7 p.m., $10-$20. 505 W. Spring St. 479-443-5600. theatre2.org.

APRIL 17-22: "Mary Poppins." Musical version of the classic Disney film. Walton Arts Center, April 17-19, 7 p.m.; April 20, 8 p.m.; April 21, 2 and 8 p.m.; April 22, 2 and 7 p.m., $50-$65. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

HOT SPRINGS

EVENTS

MARCH 17: First Ever Ninth Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade. Includes grand marshal Tim Matheson (Otter from "Animal House"), as well as The Famous San Diego Chicken and live music from .38 Special. Downtown, 6:30 p.m., free. 100 Central Ave.

MUSIC

MARCH 16: Jack Oblivian, The Many Persian Z's, Jonathan Wilkins. Maxine's, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door. 700 Central Ave. maxinespub.com.

March 18-24: Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival. Including a variety of music and arts events. Low Key Arts, noon, 118 Arbor St.

APRIL 20: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Includes soloist Tatiana Rotman at an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild. Woodlands Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., $35. 1101 De Soto Blvd., Hot Springs Village. 501-922-0036. www.hsvwoodlands.com.

MAY 26: The Charlie Daniels Band. Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater. 1701 E. Grand Ave.

JUNE 2: Trace Adkins. Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater. 1701 E. Grand Ave.

JUNE 3-16: Hot Springs Music Festival XVII. More than 200 performers from around the world will gather for 20 concerts and hundreds of open rehearsals at venues all over Hot Springs. Central Avenue.

JUNE 9: Third Day. Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater. 1701 E. Grand Ave.

JUNE 10: Brandon Heath. Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater. 1701 E. Grand Ave.

JULY 7: Gretchen Wilson. Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater. 1701 E. Grand Ave.

JULY 14: Switchfoot. Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater. 1701 E. Grand Ave.

JULY 15: Tenth Avenue North. Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater. 1701 E. Grand Ave.

JULY 21: Tesla. Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater. 1701 E. Grand Ave.

AUG. 4: Justin Moore. Magic Springs' Timberwood Amphitheater. 1701 E. Grand Ave.

OZARK

MUSIC

MAY 31-JUNE 2: Wakarusa Music and camping festival featuring The Avett Brothers, Primus, Pretty Lights and many more. Mulberry Mountain, 4117 Mulberry Mountain Loop.

PINE BLUFF

MUSIC

MARCH 11: Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra: "An Afternoon at the Opera." Pine Bluff Convention Center, 4 p.m. 500 E. 8th Ave.

ROGERS

EVENTS

MARCH 9: 2012 Starlight Gala. Includes performance from country group Rascal Flatts, food and drinks, silent and live auctions and more. John Q. Hammons Convention Center, 6 p.m., $200. 3303 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy. 479-795-2417, ext. 311.

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