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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Weekend: Nilson Matta, Mountain Sprout, Hendrix Choir and more

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Nilson Matta plays Argenta Community Theater Friday night.
  • Nilson Matta plays Argenta Community Theater Friday night.

FRIDAY 12/2

Do you have an affliction that can only be cured by drinking and carrying on and listening to a bunch of rowdy-ass hillbillies tear it up? Thought so. Well, check out Mountain Sprout to cure your ailment, Stickyz, 9 p.m., $6.

Nilson Matta is widely considered one of the best bass players in the world. The Brazilian virtuoso has played alongside such greats as Joao Gilberto, Joe Henderson, Yo Yo Ma, Gato Barbieri and many others. He comes to Argenta Community Theater with his latest project, The Brazilian Voyage, playing originals and Brazilian standards. The show starts at 7 p.m. and is $35.

If you're looking to take an excursion into the bizarre world of geeks, freaks, anomalies and oddities, look no further than The 999 Eyes Freakshow & Surreal Sideshow, Maxine's, 8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 door.

"Judgment at Nuremberg" — a drama based on the trial of four German judges accused of supporting the Nazis — opens at The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16.

SATURDAY 12/3

The Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade begins at 3 p.m. at Second and Broadway streets in downtown Little Rock and ends at the State Capitol.

For some psychedelic string band madness, check out the Mockingbird Hillbilly Band, Reno's Argenta Cafe, 10 p.m., $5.

The Hendrix Choir will host its Candlelight Carol Service at 7:30 p.m. (and at 4 p.m. on Sunday). It's free, but reservations are required, so call 501-450-1495.

Fayetteville pop-punkers Dreamfast host a CD release party at Maxine's, with openers The Last Slice, 8 p.m., $5 adv., $7 door.

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