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Friday, April 1, 2011

Weekend: Ballet Arkansas, UALR baseball, Grand Serenade returns

Posted By on Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 1:03 AM

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"Hey, what the hell else is going on this weekend, huh?"

Don't worry, guys! There's plenty of stuff out there to do during what's shaping up to be a gorgeous couple of days! Just come with me to a place we call 'after the jump!'

FRIDAY 4/1

Fresh off of recording an episode of AETN's "On the Front Row," Kevin Kerby + Battery return to White Water Tavern with Chris Michaels and the Cranks, 10 p.m.

Vino's hosts a night of country music from Ben Coulter, The Delta Outlaws and Damn Arkansan, 9 p.m., $7.

Likewise at Revolution, where Riverbilly, Luke Williams and Chris Stillman take the stage, 9 p.m.

Number 2 With Me and Hugh brings its rural Mississippi funk to Midtown Billiards, 12:30 p.m., $8 non-members.

West End Smokehouse pop-punk regulars Pop Tart Monkeys return to the tavern stage, 10 p.m., $5.

And baseball season keeps revving up with the UALR Trojans taking the field against Western Kentucky at UALR's Gary Hogan Field, 6 p.m.

SATURDAY 4/2

Ballet Arkansas lands in the Wildwood Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. for this year's "4byTwo" spring performance. The evening includes the world premiere of a ballet by guest choreographer Ron de Jesus and "Love Stories," an original work by Ballet Arkansas's artistic director, Arleen Sugano. The company returns the following day for a 3 p.m. matinee. Purchase tickets here.

In Conway, the inaugural Jazz and Cuisine Classic of Conway lands in the Agora Conference Center, featuring dinner from a slew of great area restaurants, music from Carl Mouton and the Big Timers and featured guest, Devon Evans, a percussionist who has performed with The Wailers, Nina Simone, Sun Ra, Miles Davis and more, $50/person, $80/couple, 7 p.m.

VooDoo Sauce brings swamp blues (and homemade instruments) to The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.

The always popular party band Boom Kinetic riles up the crowd at Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $10.

Stalwart bluegrass outfit Runaway Planet lays into Cornerstone Pub, 9 p.m.

Grand Serenade makes a welcome return to the stage with a late-night show at Midtown Billiards, 12:30 a.m., $8 non-members.

Downtown Music Hall hosts Charlotte, N.C., crossover metal act Snakedriver, Memphis psych rockers The Unbeheld and doom/sludge act Crowlord, 9 p.m., $7.


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