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LITTLE ROCK AND NORTH LITTLE ROCK

MUSIC

SEPT. 22: Al Jarreau. Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 7:45 p.m., $50-$100.

SEPT. 22: Maps & Atlases, Cory Branan. 18-and-older show. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $10.

SEPT 23: Thrill Kill Kult, Left Spine Down, Ginsu Wives. Juanita's, 8 p.m., $18 adv., $20 day of.

SEPT. 26: Pretty Lights, DJ Kramer. Riverfest Amphitheatre, 7 p.m., $37-$44.

SEPT. 27: Reptar, Rubblebucket. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $14 day of.

SEPT. 28: Victor Wooten. 18-and-older. Revolution, 9 p.m., $20.

SEPT. 28-29: Arkansas Sounds Music Festival. Featuring Black Oak Arkansas, Sleepy LaBeef, Lucero, Sonny Burgess and The Legendary Pacers and more. Riverfest Amphitheatre and other venues, free.

SEPT. 29: Inspectah Deck, Colt Seavers. Discovery Nightclub, 12 a.m., $8-$15.

SEPT. 29-30: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Augustin Returns!" Robinson Center, Sept. 29, 8 p.m.; Sept. 30, 3 p.m.

SEPT. 30: Sondre Lerche, Keegan Dewitt. Revolution, 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

OCT. 4: Eric Johnson. Juanita's, 8 p.m., $18 adv., $20 at door. 9 p.m., $18 adv., $20 day of.

OCT. 6-7: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Classical Mystery Tour A Tribute to the Beatles." Robinson Center, Oct. 6, 8 p.m.; Oct. 7, 3 p.m., $18-$58.

OCT. 9: Journey, Pat Benatar, Loverboy. Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $66-$88.

OCT. 9: Needtobreathe, Parachute, Drew Holcomb. Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $22-$27.

OCT. 10: Bassnectar, Gramatik, Gladkill. Riverfest Amphitheatre, 7 p.m., $41.

OCT. 11: Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $36-$65.

OCT. 11: Polica, Gardens and Villa. 18-and-older show. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.

OCT. 11: The Gourds, Kevin Kerby. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

OCT. 11: Stars, Diamond Rings, California Wives. All-ages. Revolution, 9 p.m., $16.

OCT. 12: Static-X, Emmure, Ill Nino, 9Electric, Shogun. Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $22.

OCT. 14: A.J. Croce. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $10.

OCT. 16: Skeletonwitch, Havok, Early Graves. Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $12 adv., $15 at door.

OCT. 17: The Melvins Lite. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

OCT. 20: Casting Crowns, Kristian Stanfill, Kerrie Roberts. Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $29-$47.

OCT. 20: Cedell Davis. The show will be recorded for an upcoming live album. With Peter Buck, Barrett Martin, Scott McCaughey, Joe Cripps and more. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 8 p.m.

OCT. 20: Kevin Seconds, Kepi Ghoulie. All-ages show. White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m.

OCT. 20: Pat Green. Revolution, 9 p.m., $20 adv., $25 day of.

OCT. 20-21: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Vibrant Virtuosity." Featuring Elisso Bolkvadze on the piano. Robinson Center, Oct. 20, 8 p.m.; Oct. 21, 3 p.m., $14-$52.

OCT. 21: Matisyahu. All-ages. Revolution, 8 p.m., $22 adv., $25 day of.

OCT. 21: Todd Snider. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $15 adv., $20 day of.

OCT. 24: Jeff the Brotherhood. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.

OCT. 25: The Fresh Beat Band. Robinson Center Music Hall, 6:30 p.m., $38-$48.

OCT. 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $38-$58.

OCT. 27: Ying Yang Twins, DJ Skribble. Discovery Nightclub, $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. before midnight, $15 after midnight.

OCT. 28: Galactic with Cory Glover. Juanita's, 7 p.m., $22 adv., $25 day of.

OCT. 28: Joe Ely. Revolution, 8 p.m., $20.

OCT. 30: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Duos." Featuring Mozart's Duo No.1 in G. Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $22.

OCT. 30: Big Gigantic, Griz. 18-and-older show. Revolution, 9 p.m., $17 adv., $20 day of.

OCT. 30: Brendan Benson. 18-and-older show. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

NOV. 1: Starfucker, Onuinu. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

NOV. 2: Iwrestledabearonce, Oceano, Vanna, Within the Ruins, The Plot in You, Surrounded by Monsters. Downtown Music Hall, 5:30 p.m., $17.

NOV. 3: Charlie Robison. 18-and-older show. Revolution, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

NOV. 4: Converge, Torche, Kvelertak. Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $15.

NOV. 9: American Aquarium. 18-and-older show. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $8.

NOV. 10-11: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Beethoven & Blue Jeans." Featuring Beethoven's "The Creatures of Prometheus Overture." Robinson Center, Nov. 10, 8 p.m.; Nov. 11, 3 p.m., $14-$52.

NOV. 11: The Wailers. Revolution, 8 p.m., $20 adv., $25 day of.

NOV. 13: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Masterworks." Featuring Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 130 and Op. 133. Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $22.

NOV. 15: Dr. Dog, Cotton Jones. 18-and-older show. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $18 adv., $20 day of.

DEC. 14-16: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Happy Holidays." Robinson Center, Dec. 14, 8 p.m.; Dec. 15, 8 p.m.; Dec. 16, 3 p.m., $18-$58.

DEC. 21: Under the Streetlamp. Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m., $64.

COMEDY

SEPT. 20: Ron White. Robinson Center Music Hall, 7 p.m., $55-$66.

BOOKS

SEPT. 20: Mark Shriver. The author of "A Good Man: Rediscovering my Father, Sargent Shriver" will discuss his memoir about his father, who founded the Peace Corps. Clinton School of Public Service, 6 p.m., free.

SEPT. 25: Nicholas Kralev. The author will discuss his new book, "America's Other Army: The U.S. Foreign Service and the Humanizing of Diplomacy." Clinton School of Public Service, 6 p.m., free.

OCT. 9: "Escape Velocity" launch party. Celebrating the release of the Charles Portis collection "Escape Velocity," featuring performances from actors and musicians and a talk by author Jay Jennings, who edited the book. Main Library, 6 p.m., free.

EVENTS

SEPT. 22: Arkansas Times Festival of Ideas. Some of the Times' recent honorees in its Influential Arkansans issue will conduct panel discussions and demonstrations of their areas of expertise at the Clinton School and other venues, including the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Old Statehouse Museum. Clinton School of Public Service, 11 a.m., free.

SEPT. 22: HarvestFest in Hillcrest. Includes birdwatching walk, pancake breakfast, food and retail vendors, Corvette show, cheese dip contest, children's activities, live music, a fashion show and more. Hillcrest, 7:30 p.m., free.

SEPT. 27: Wildwood Park for the Arts Wine Reserve Dinner. Governor's Mansion, 6 p.m., $150.

OCT. 3: Henry Rollins: Capitalism. Juanita's, 8 p.m., $25 adv., $30 at door.

OCT. 6: The Big Dam Show. Volkswagen show benefiting the Humane Society of Pulaski County. Donations of dry dog and cat food, toys, leashes and collars are encouraged. Big Dam Bridge — NLR Side, 8 a.m.

OCT. 6: Main Street Food Truck Festival. Main Street, Little Rock.

OCT. 20: 3rd Annual World Cheese Dip Championship. Clinton Presidential Center.

NOV. 3: 2nd Annual Cornbread Festival. Includes a variety of cornbread competitions, vendors and more. The Bernice Garden, 10 a.m. p.m., $3-$7.

NOV. 25: Moscow Ballet's "The Nutcracker." Robinson Center Music Hall, 3 p.m., $37-$191.

FILM

SEPT. 20: Argenta Film Series: "Chrystal." Argenta Community Theater, 7 p.m., free.

SEPT. 21-25: 2012 Reel Civil Rights Film Festival. Presented by Little Rock Film Festival and Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Includes a variety of film screenings and events at several venues. Free, but tickets required.

OCT. 7: "The Iron-Jawed Angels." Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, 1:30 p.m., free.

OCT. 9: "The Blob." Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $5.

NOV. 13: "Rock-A-Bye-Baby." Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $5.

DEC. 11: "The Bishop's Wife." Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $5.

THEATER

OCT. 5-20: "Enemy Of The People." By Arthur Miller, adapted from Henrik Ibsen's play, which is set in a small Norwegian town and explores the ways that money can corrupt even the noblest pursuits. The Weekend Theater, Oct. 5-6, Oct. 12-13, and Oct. 19-20, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16.

OCT. 9-NOV. 4: "Busy Body." Comedy in which a cleaning woman finds a body in the office building she cleans, but when she reports it to the police, the corpse is nowhere to be found. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, $15-$35.

OCT. 24-NOV.3: "Singin' on a Star." Conceived and directed by Nicole Capri, this is The Rep's Young Artists Program production. Arkansas Repertory Theatre

NOV. 2-16: "Raft Of The Medusa." Joe Pintauro's play examines the ways the AIDS epidemic affects a diverse group of people. The Weekend Theater, Nov. 2-3, Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 16-17, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16.

NOV. 13-DEC. 31: "Pajama Tops." Farce in which a would-be philandering husband gets a surprise when his wife secretly invites the girl he's been seeing on the side to spend the weekend with them. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, $15-$33.

NOV. 28-DEC. 30: "White Christmas." Based on the classic Hollywood film and the Broadway show, with the timeless Christmas music of Irving Berlin. Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

NOV. 30: "The Outsiders." S.E. Hinton's classic tale of class rivalries and socioeconomic struggles between youth groups. The Weekend Theater, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16.

VISUAL ARTS

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER: "Multiplicity," Sept. 21-Jan. 6, "50 for Arkansas," Sept. 21-Jan. 6; "38th Toys Designed by Artists," Nov. 21-Jan. 6; "44th Collectors Show and Sale," Nov. 30-Dec. 30.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK: "Photographing the Landscape," Jay Gould, Frank Hamrick, Chad Smith, Luther Smith, Oct. 16-Dec. 5; "Faces of the Delta," Aj Smith, Oct. 4-Nov. 16.

CONWAY

EVENTS

SEPT. 21-29: ArtsFest Conway. A variety of arts-related events at several venues, with concerts, art exhibitions, film screenings, dance performances and more. Kicks off with a concert from the Conway Symphony Orchestra Sept. 21 at Simon Park.

SEPT. 28-29: CORE Performance Company. Performance from the dance company will take place inside the Architects of Air's Mirazozo, a large inflatable sculptural environment, which will be installed in the UCA Baum Gallery. University of Central Arkansas, Sept. 28, 4, 4:20 and 4:40 p.m.; Sept. 29, 1, 1:20 and 1:40 p.m., free.

COMEDY

OCT. 8: The Capitol Steps. The long-running beltway comedy group began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40.

MUSIC

SEPT. 30: Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 3 p.m., $30-$40.

OCT. 18: Rufus Wainwright. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40.

NOV. 1: Gary Puckett and the Union Gap. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA $30-$40.

NOV. 11: Straight No Chaser. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 3 p.m., $30-$40.

BOOKS

SEPT. 26: Garry Craig Powell. The author of "Stoning the Devil" will read from his book, as part of the Vortex literary magazine reading. Something Brewing Cafe, 6 p.m.

SEPT. 29: Author Fair. Meet and greet with Sherry Laymon, Linda Varner Palmer, Gerry Craig Powell, Mark Spitzer, Juliet Kimbrell, Jay Jennings, Robert Reising, Carroll Williams, Lorien Foote, Robin Becker, Tyrone Jaeger, David Colclasure, Stephanie Vanderslice. Faulkner County Library, 1 p.m., free.

NOV. 1: Garry Craig Powell. The author of "Stoning the Devil" will read from and sign copies of his book. Faulkner County Library, 7 p.m.

THEATER

NOV. 5: Shrek the Musical. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40.

El DORADO

MUSIC

OCT.5-6: Musicfest El Dorado. Featuring MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Bad Axis, Jake Own, Parmalee, Pail, Wes Jeans & Kayla Reeves, Maggie Koerner and more. Downtown El Dorado, Oct. 5, 5 p.m.; Oct. 6, 10 a.m., $10-$50.

FAYETTEVILLE

EVENTS

SEPT. 26-29: Bikes Blues & BBQ. Motorcycle rally. Dickson Street.

DEC. 21-23: Moscow Classical Ballet: "The Nutcracker." Walton Arts Center, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.; Dec. 22, 2 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 23, 2 p.m., $32-$46.

MUSIC

SEPT. 25: Yelawolf, Rittz, Trouble Andrew, DJ Vajra. Rogue Pizza Co., 8 p.m., $20 adv., $25 day of.

SEPT 28: Mike Watt and The Missing Men. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $13.

OCT. 5: Point of Grace. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $29-$79.

OCT. 9: Don Williams. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $35-$65.

OCT. 12: Brantley Gilbert, Uncle Kracker, Greg Bates, Brian Davis. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 6 p.m., $22-$37.

OCT. 13: Tav Falco. Rogue Pizza Co.

OCT. 16: The Avett Brothers. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., $37.

OCT. 20: James McMurtry. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $18.

NOV. 8: Helmet, The Toadies. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $24.

NOV. 9: Cody Canada & The Departed. George's Majestic Lounge, 9:30 p.m., $13.

NOV. 15: Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $10-$25.

DEC. 11: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis. Walton Arts Center, 4 and 7:30 p.m., $59-$79.

DEC. 15: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas: Christmas Pops. Walton Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $28-$48.

DEC. 16: Wynonna's Rockin Christmas. Christmas show featuring Wynonna Judd. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $50-$80.

DEC. 17: Jim Brickman: On a Winter's Night. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $25-$45.

DEC. 20: Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Creole Christmas. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $20-$36.

THEATER

SEPT. 12-23: "Noises Off." When a company of nine sets out to produce a touring comedy, frayed nerves and backstage betrayals plunge the production into chaos. Recommended for age 13 and older. Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios, through Sept. 23: Thu., 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 and 7 p.m., $10-$29.

OCT. 26: L.A. Theater Works: "Pride & Prejudice." Stage adaptation of the Jane Austen classic. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $10-$25.

OCT. 30-NOV. 4: "Shrek the Musical." Walton Arts Center, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.; Oct. 31, 7 p.m.; Nov. 1, 7 p.m.; Nov. 2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 3, 2 and 8 p.m.; Nov. 4, 2 and 7:30 p.m., $39-$69.

NOV. 11: "Letters Home." Play based on real letters written to home from U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Walton Arts Center, 2 p.m., $16-$26.

DEC. 4-9: Billy Elliot The Musical. Musical adaptation of the hit British film about a young boy who pursues his dream to dance against all odds. Walton Arts Center, Dec. 4-6, 7 p.m.; Dec. 7, 8 p.m.; Dec. 8, 2 and 8 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 and 7:30 p.m., $49-$73.

DEC. 6-30: "Period of Adjustment." Rarely performed comedy from Tennessee Williams, recommended for ages 13 and older. Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios, $10-$22.

VISUAL ART

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS: "Tenses of Landscape," Invitational group painting show, Oct. 1-Nov. 4; "Topiary: The Art of Improving Nature," Louise Bourgeois, Nov. 7-Dec. 13.

HOT SPRINGS

EVENTS

SEPT. 21-22: Legends Balloon Rally. Event features performances by Air Supply Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and Chris Young Saturday night. Balloon glows every night at dusk. Hot Springs National Park Memorial Field Airport.

OCT. 5-7: 44th Annual Hot Springs Arts and Crafts Fair. Garland County Fairgrounds, Oct. 5-6, 9 a.m.; Oct. 7, 12 p.m., free.

OCT. 7- 28: Magic Screams Weekend. Festival with haunted houses, special entertainment and contests. Magic Springs, 4 p.m., $30-$45.

MUSIC

SEPT. 27: Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers. Oaklawn, 7 p.m., $20.

OCT. 5: Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival. Featuring ASMSA Folk Music Ensemble, Andrew Anderson & Bank Band, Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition. Hill Wheatley Plaza, $5.

OCT. 5: Jad Fair, Bloodless Cooties, Ezra Lbs. Maxine's, 8 p.m., $6 adv., $8 door.

OCT. 6: Half Japanese, Bloodless Cooties, Ezra Lbs. Maxine's, 8 p.m., $6 adv., $8 door.

NOV. 3: Lucero. Maxine's, 8 p.m., $17 adv., $20 door.

FILM

OCT. 12-21: 21st Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Malco Theater, 11 a.m.

AROUND ARKANSAS

MUSIC

SEPT. 22: Jazz Eureka: Delfeayo Marsalis. The Auditorium, Eureka Springs, 7:30 p.m., $15-$20 adv., $20-$25 at door.

OCT. 4-6: King Biscuit Blues Festival. Headliners include Bobby Rush, Taj Mahal and Bonnie Raitt, plus dozens more. Downtown Helena, 11 a.m., $40 (three-day pass).

OCT. 5: Johnny Cash Music Festival. Featuring Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, the Civil Wars and Rosanne Cash. Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, 7 p.m., $38-$150.

OCT. 11-13: Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Music Festival. Also featuring Leftover Salmon, Mickey Hart Band, North Mississippi Allstars Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, 11 a.m.

FILM

OCT. 27: "45RPM." Ozark Foothills FilmFest presents the world premiere of "45RPM," written, produced and directed by Arkansan Juli Jackson. Landers Theater, Batesville, 7 p.m., $8-$10.

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