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Calendar Jan. 17-23 

THURSDAY, JAN. 17

MUSIC

Pamela Gibson, harpist. 7 p.m., Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., Conway. 501-327-7482.

Afterthought. Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio, 8 p.m., $5. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Cajun's Wharf. Brian & Nick, Mr. Happy, opening act 5:30 p.m., headline at 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 375-5351.

Easy Street Piano Bar. Easy Street Light Orchestra, 8:30 p.m. No cover. 307 W. 7th St. 372-3530.

Electric Cowboy. Karaoke w/ the Chuxter, 8 p.m.-midnight, $5. 9515 I-30. 562-6000.

Juanita's. The Breakthrough w/A Typical Affair, 9:30 p.m., $6. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

Sticky Fingerz. Will Hoge, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Jeremy Fisher, 8 p.m., $10. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

The Village. As I Lay Dying, August Burns Red, Evergreen Terrace, Still Remains, 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., $14, $16 d.o.s. 3915 S. University Ave. www.thevillagelive.com.

Vino's. Fresh Blood Night w/ Demeritrious, Jack to the Future, Bent, 8:30 p.m., $6. 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466.

COMEDY

Todd Yohn. 8 p.m., the Looney Bin. I-430 & Rodney Parham Road. $7. 228-5555.

EVENTS

Canstruction 2008. Display of structures made of canned goods to be donated to Arkansas Foodbank Network. Through Feb. 1. Clinton Presidential Library, 1200 President Clinton Ave. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 374-4242.

LECTURES

“Central in Our Lives: Voices from Little Rock Central High School.” Co-authors Ralph Brodie and Marvin Schwartz discuss their book during Third Thursday Talks, noon-1 p.m. Book signing to follow. Cox Creative Center meeting room, 120 Commerce St., Main Library. Free. 918-3032. www.cals.org.

Rev. Al Sharpton. “Bless the Mic” lecture. 7 p.m., Philander Smith College, M.L. Harris Auditorium, 1 Trudie Kibbe Reed Drive. 375-9845. Free.

SPORTS

UALR Trojans vs. Univ. Louisiana-Monroe. 7:30 p.m., Jack Stephens Center, UALR. Lady Trojans 5:15 p.m. 569-3077.

FRIDAY, JAN. 18

MUSIC

Afterthought. Tragikly White, 9 p.m., $7. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Bogies/Counterpoint. Blues Boy Jag, Center Lane Only, Dean Agus, 11 p.m., $5. 3605 MacArthur Drive. NLR. 771-5515.

Cajun's Wharf. Richie Johnson, Big Stack, opening act 5:30 p.m., headline at 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 375-5351.

Cornerstone Pub. Friday Happy Hour w/ Luscious Spiller, 4 p.m. MLK Peace Party w/ DJ One Eye and four musical performances, 9 p.m., $5. 314 Main St. NLR. 374-1782.

Downtown Music. Division of Flesh, Land of Mines, Confused Little Girl, Thousand Knives of Fire, 8 p.m., $6. 215 W. Capitol Ave. 376-1819.

Flying Saucer. Ben & Doug, 9 p.m., 323 President Clinton Ave. 372-7468.

Gusano's. Chris Henry, 10 p.m., Free. 131 President Clinton Ave. 374-1441.

Gypsy's Grill. Michael Carenbauer, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 11401 Rodney Parham Road.

225-4152.

Juanita's. Plu w/ Dear Future, So Long Forgotten, the Tide, 9:30 p.m., $6. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

Maxine's. Hung Jury, 10 p.m., $5. 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 501-321-0909.

Revolution. Sunshine 10, Uberzone, Vibesquad, 8 p.m., 18 and up. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090.

Sound Stage. The Weisenheimers, At Our Finest, 8 p.m., $5. 1008 Oak St., Conway.

Sticky Fingerz. Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute), 9 p.m., $8. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

Vino's. Willie Stradlin, 8:30 p.m., $7. 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466.

West End Smokehouse Tavern. Letters in Red, $5. 215 N. Shackleford Road. 224-7665.

White Water Tavern. Doug McKean and the Stuntmen, the Moving Front, Silverton, 9 p.m. 2500 W. 7th St. 375-8400.

EVENTS

Antique Walk. The antique stores in the 100 block of Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs welcome browsers and buyers. 4–8 p.m. 501-624-4083.

42nd Annual Coin, Stamp and Sports Card Show. 1-6 p.m., Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd. 501-321-2027.

Canstruction 2008. See Jan. 17.

26th Annual Marine Boat Show. Arkansas's premier boat show, through Jan. 20. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Statehouse Convention Center, Main and Markham streets. $5, 12 and under free. 225-6177.

COMEDY

“Funny Friday” with comedian Ralphie May. 8:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., the Village. 3915 S. University Ave. $20, $24 d.o.s. thevillagelive.com.

Todd Yohn. 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., the Looney Bin. I-430 & Rodney Parham Road. $11. 228-5555.

DANCE

“Rep at the Rep.” Arkansas Festival Ballet presents mixed repertoire production with Patricia Barker and Christophe Maraval. 8 p.m., Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. $50. 227-5320.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. Opening day. Fifty-cent corned beef sandwiches. 1 p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m. Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 501-623-4411.

Arkansas Impact vs. Quad City Riverhawks. Premiere Basketball League (PBL). 7 p.m., Barton Coliseum. 372-8341.

FILMS

“Show Their Shorts.” The Arkansas Community Arts Cooperative (ACAC) presents independent short films and photo exhibit “Mayhem and Murder” featuring photos by Hideous Kinky and the Little Rock's Finest Assettes burlesque troupe. Film viewing at 6 p.m., exhibit through January, 1419 S. Main St. $5 suggested donation. 773-7772, www.acacarkansas.org.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19

MUSIC

Afterthought. Mary Kai & Co., 9 p.m., $7. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Bogies/Counterpoint. Eve's Descent, 11 p.m., $5. 3605 MacArthur Drive. NLR. 771-5515.

Cajun's Wharf. Jim Mills, Six Strings Down, opening act 5:30 p.m., headline at 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 375-5351.

Cornerstone Pub. Pellet Gun, 9 p.m., $5. 314 Main St., NLR. 374-1782.

Club 2720. Dean Agus Band, 9 p.m. 2720 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs. 501-760-2505.

Discovery. Michael Shane and Jiminy Kick It in discotech, G-Kecia in lobby. Music starts at midnight every Sat. 1021 Jessie Road. 376-1819.

Downtown Music. Deadbird, Circle of the Black Thorn (CD release), Sports, 8 p.m., $6. 215 W. Capitol Ave. 376-1819.

Easy Street Piano Bar. Easy Street Light Orchestra. 8:30 p.m. No cover. 307 W. 7th St. 372-3530.

Flying Saucer. The Crumbs, 9 p.m., 323 President Clinton Ave. 372-7468.

Gypsy's Grill. Michael Carenbauer, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 11401 Rodney Parham Road.

225-4152.

Juanita's. Mr. Meaner, 9:30 p.m., $7. 18 and up. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

Maxine's. Texarkana, 10 p.m., $5. 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 501-321-0909.

Reno's Argenta Cafe. Luke Johnson and Paul Peterson, 9 p.m., $5. 312 Main St., NLR. 376-2900.

Revolution. The Last Waltz Ensemble, 9:30 p.m., $7. 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090.

Sticky Fingerz. The Whigs, Big Boots, Venice is Sinking, 9 p.m., $7. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

West End Smokehouse Tavern. Crisis, 9 p.m., $5. 215 N. Shackleford Road. 224-7665.

White Water Tavern. Doug McKean and the Stuntmen, BJ Barham, Seth Baldy, 9 p.m. 2500 W. 7th St. 375-8400.

DANCE

“Annual Dance Workshop: Dancing Across Cultures.” Jazz, tap and modern dance classes from international cultures. Open to all dancers. 9 a.m., University of Arkansas HPER Building, rooms 216 and 220, 155 Stadium Drive, Fayetteville. $15. 479-422-6132.

“Rep at the Rep.” Arkansas Festival Ballet presents mixed repertoire production with Patricia Barker and Christophe Maraval. VIP gala reception 6:30 p.m., performance 8 p.m. followed by champagne reception. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. $50. 227-5320.

EVENTS

Arkansas Brewery Collectibles Club. Buy, sell and trade beer memorabilia. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Vino's. 923 W. 7th St. Free. www.arbeerclub.com.

26th Annual Marine Boat Show. See Jan. 18.

Canstruction 2008. Awards reception hosted by Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Clinton Library. $25. Tickets available via 666-4546.

Birds of Prey. 1 p.m., Pinnacle Mountain State Park Visitor Center. Free. Reservations required. 868-5806.

Eagles Spot Look-Out. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Pinnacle Mountain State Park Visitor Center. Free. 868-5806.

42nd Annual Coin, Stamp and Sports Card Show. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd. 501-321-2027.

COMEDY

Todd Yohn. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m., the Looney Bin. I-430 and Rodney Parham Road. $11. 228-5555.

SPORTS

Arkansas Impact vs. Dallas Defenders. Premiere Basketball League (PBL). 7 p.m., Barton Coliseum. Arkansas State Fairgrounds. 372-8341.

SUNDAY, JAN. 20

MUSIC

Club 2720. Ashley Blanton, 9 p.m. 2720 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs. 501-760-2505.

EVENTS

8-Ball tournament, Texas Hold 'Em. 6 p.m., Electric Cowboy. 9515 I-30. 562-6000.

26th Annual Marine Boat Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Statehouse Convention Center, Main and Markham sts. $5, 12 and under free. 225-6177.

Canstruction 2008. See Jan. 17.

Rumble In the Rock. Central Arkansas Roller Derby. Rock-n-Renegades vs. River Valley Rollergirls of Ft. Smith. Official debut of live, all-female Central Arkansas roller derby team. 5 p.m., Skateworld, 6512 Mabelvale Cut-off. $8 adults, $4 ages 4-12, ages 4 and under free. 758-9269, ww.cearderby.com.

42nd Annual Coin, Stamp and Sports Card Show. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd. 501-321-2027.

FILMS

Environmental Film Series. Monthly environmental film series: “Suzuki Speaks” (45 min.) and “The Story of Stuff” (20 min.). 7 p.m., UUCLR Thompson Hall, 1818 Reservoir Road. Free. 225-1503.

LECTURES

“Light on a Hill.” Rwandan Bishop John Rucyahana discusses his refugee upbringing and 1994 return to post-genocidal Rwanda. 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Fellowship Bible Church, 1901 Napa Valley Drive. Free. 224-7172.

MONDAY, JAN. 21

MUSIC

Afterthought. Monday Night Jazz, 8 p.m., $5. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Bogies/Counterpoint. Karaoke, 10 p.m., 3605 MacArthur Dr. NLR. 771-5515.

KIDS STUFF

“Our Friend Martin: A Magical Movie Adventure.” Student-produced 6-minute short about origins of Martin Luther King holiday and reading of “Dear Dr. King: Letters from Today's Children to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” precede one-hour animated film. 1 p.m., Central High National Historic Site, 2120 Daisy Bates Drive. Free. 374-1957.

EVENTS

Canstruction 2008. See Jan. 17.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. 10 a.m., Interstate Park, Arch Street. Participant meeting 8 a.m., Center for Artistic Revolution, 800 Scott St. 244-9690.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22

MUSIC

Afterthought. Bluesday Tuesday with Big John Miller, Steven Winter, 8 p.m. No cover. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Bogies/Counterpoint. Open mic night with Robert Abbot. No cover. 3605 MacArthur Drive, NLR. 771-5515.

Cornerstone Pub. Tha Rock Underground Urban Showcase, 9 p.m., $5. 314 Main St., NLR. 374-1782.

Easy Street Piano Bar. Ed Burks, Rockabilly Hall of Fame pianist, main stage, 8:30 p.m. No cover. HFU! presents Dead Western, Virgin Rosemary, Jenny Horton, theater room, $5. 307 W. 7th St. 372-3530.

Juanita's. Johnny Rocket, 9 p.m., $5. 18 and up. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

Revolution. 300 President Clinton Avenue. 823-0090.

Sticky Fingerz. Drug Rug, 9 p.m., $5. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

The Village. Down, 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., $15, $18 d.o.s. 3915 S. University Ave., thevillagelive.com.

White Water Tavern. Goodman County, 10 p.m. 2500 W. 7th St. 375-8400.

EVENTS

Canstruction 2008. See Jan. 17.

Trivia Bowl. 8:30 p.m., Flying Saucer, 323 President Clinton Ave. 372-7468.

Diversity Week 2008. Afro-Peruvian dance/music program. 7:30 p.m., Holloway Theatre, Lyon College, Batesville. 870-307-7488. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

MUSIC

Afterthought. Pianist Dell Smith, 8 p.m. No cover. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Bogies/Counterpoint. Karaoke. 10 p.m., 3605 MacArthur Drive, NLR. 771-5515.

Cajun's Wharf. Richie Johnson, opening act 5:30 p.m., headline at 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 375-5351.

Cornerstone Pub. Happy Hour w/ Lance Daniels, 5 p.m., 314 Main St., NLR. 374-1782.

Flying Saucer. Chris Henry, 9 p.m. 323 President Clinton Ave. 372-7468.

Juanita's. Why Night Wednesday, $6. 21 and up. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

Revolution. Hot Salsa Nights. Salsa dance lessons, drink specials. 300 President Clinton Avenue. 823-0090.

The Village. Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die, Dillinger Escape Plan, 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., $23, $26 d.o.s. 3915 S. University Ave., thevillagelive.com.

White Water Tavern. Hayes Carll (solo show), Corb Lund and the Hurtin Albertans, 9 p.m., 2500 W. 7th St. 375-8400.

COMEDY

Cowboy Bill Martin. 8 p.m., The Looney Bin. I-430 and Rodney Parham Road. $6. 228-5555.

EVENTS

Canstruction 2008. See Jan. 17.

LifeQuest's Adventures in Learning. Adult classes held Wed. and Thu. through March 6 on health, current events history, literature, art, home decor, digital photography and personal growth. $35 for 8-week semester. Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. 225-6073, www.lifequestofarkansas.org.

Upcoming events

Concert tickets through Ticketmaster by phone at 975-7575 or online at www.ticketmaster.com unless otherwise noted.

music

JAN. 25-26: Monster Jam. 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. $5-$17 through Ticketmaster (975-7575) or the arena box office (975-9000).

JAN. 25-27: 18th Annual Beaver Lake Eagle Watch Weekend.

JAN. 30: Van Halen. 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. $45-$95.

FEB. 1: Winter Jam 2008 Tour Spectacular. 7 p.m., Alltel Arena. $10 at door, no ticket required. www.jamtour.com.

FEB. 2: World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Alltel Arena. $17.50-$27.50.

FEB. 8-10: 22nd Annual Southwest Unitarian Universalist Women's Conference. “Riversong: Flowing with the Creative Spirit.” Hosted by UU Women of Little Rock. 800-PEABODY, www.swuuw.com.

FEB. 9: Saints and Sinners Masked Ball. 7 p.m., Statehouse Convention Center. Annual Mardi Gras fund-raiser for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. $250 per person, $2,500 for tables, $3,500 for premier sponsorship tables. 378-0405.

FEB. 12-14: “Annie.” 7:30 p.m. and 1 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $15-$50 through Ticketmaster.

MARCH 2: Sixth annual Little Rock Marathon: Half-marathon and other races also held in conjunction with the big race. Entry fee $80; $95 week of race. www.littlerockmarathon.com.

MARCH 4-6: Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco. 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. Tickets through Ticketmaster or arena box office. $32-$90.

MARCH 9: Bill Cosby. Robinson Center Music Hall. $40-$75.

APRIL 12: Blue Man Group. Alltel Arena. $40-$70.

THE WEEK IN THEATER

“Arsenic and Old Lace.” Hart-Kaufmann chestnut about two grannies' solution to overpopulation. Through Feb. 2, Murry's Dinner Playhouse. 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. 562-3131.

“Urinetown.” An expose of tyranny, capitalism, greed and the inviolable right to pee. Through Feb. 3. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. $18, $14 for students and seniors 65 and older. 374-3671, www.weekendtheater.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Recording Academy is looking for unsigned instrumentalists to compete for a performance with the Foo Fighters. Musicians can submit up to a 60-second performance video via YouTube. From this group, a GRAMMY Blue Ribbon Panel will select 45 quarter-finalists, and the public will vote to narrow the field to semi-finalists who will perform with the Foo Fighters and one winner who will be the featured instrumentalist. Entry deadline is 10:59 p.m. Jan. 20. Complete information is available at www.youtube.com/mygrammymoment.

Galleries

ACAC ARTS AND RESOURCE SPACE, 1419 S. Main St.: Work by area artists. Noon-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. 244-2365.

ARGENTA STUDIOS, 401 Maple St., NLR: Open studio space for V.L. Cox, Sherrie Shepherd and Douglas Gorrell, above First Presbyterian Church. 786-1636.

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, MacArthur Park: 35th annual “Toys Designed by Artists,” juried show including work by Arkansas artists Helene Elbein, Dusty Mitchell, Jennifer Pease, Robert Reep and Holley Shinn and national artists, Jan. 18-Feb. 24; “50th annual “Delta Exhibition,” juried regional show, through Jan. 20; “50/50,” retrospective of Delta winners, through Jan. 20. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 372-4000.

AAC TERRY HOUSE, 7th and Rock Sts.: “Life Drawings: Six Artists, A Hundred Models at the Arkansas Arts Center,” work by six Hot Springs artists, Jan. 18-Feb. 24. 372-4000.

ART AND SOUL GALLERY, 10020 N. Rodney Parham: Work by Vicki Kovaleski and other area artists; children's art classes. Call 954-9222 for more information.

ARTS SCENE GALLERY AND MARKET, 201 Maple St., NLR: Art market 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; Friday Night Art Parties second Fri. of every month. 372-2130.

CANTRELL GALLERY, 8206 Cantrell Road: “Odd Strings,” three-dimensional work using stringed instruments by Rhonda Hicks, through March 1. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 224-1335.

C.C. TAYLOR GALLERY, 1601-B Rebsamen Park Road: Sculpture by Michael Warrick, Keith Newton, Scott Carroll, Dave Frazier, Willard Miller, Jack Slentz and Tony Dilday. 993-2496.

CHROMA GALLERY, 5707 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Julie Holt, ceramics; Robert Reep, conceptual art; also Sally Williams, Steve Walker, Laura Fanning, Kathy Owens, Culla Akins and Jennefer Hodges. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 664-0880.

COTTAGE AT KANIS AND DENNY ROAD: Matt Coburn, featured artist; also works by Michael Fournier, Leslie Toler, Linda Barg, Belinda Eley, Marion Rice and others. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. 221-3559.

COX CREATIVE CENTER, 120 Commerce St.: “Arkansas Artist Holiday Market,” work by more than 30 Arkansas artists, 2nd and 3rd floors, through Jan. 26. 918-3090.

EASTSIDE LOFTS, 1400 Cumberland: “Art for Arc's Sake Art Show and Sale,” 5-9 p.m. Jan. 17. 375-7770.

GALLERY 26, 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Recent work by Babs Steward and Gary Scroggs, opens with reception 7-10 p.m. Jan. 19, show through March 8. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 664-8996.

HEARNE FINE ART, 500 President Clinton Ave.: “2007 in Retrospection,” works by Chukes, Kevin Cole, Rex Delony, Mr. Imagination, W. Earl Robinson, Artis Lane, Marjorie Williams-Smith, Dean Mitchell, Sylvester McKissack and Dianne Smith. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 2-5 p.m. Sun. for holidays, or by appointment. 372-6822.

HEIGHTS GALLERY, 5801 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Work by Arkansas artists, including Beverly McLarty, Betty Jones, Thad Flenniken, Jim Johnson and others. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 664-2772.

HURST GALLERY, 5811-B Kavanaugh Blvd.: Paintings by Bill Lewis, Rebecca Thompson, Kathy Bay, Cheryl Payne, Susan Hurst and Guido Frick. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 614-9250.

LAUGHING MOON CAFE, 722 N. Palm St.: Work by Virmarie DePoyster, Kathy Lindsey, Andie Hathcote, Ferro, Angela Green, Alli Mathis and Pepper Pepper. 663-1636.

LOCAL COLOUR, 5813 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Paintings by members of area cooperative. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 265-0422.

M2GALLERY, 11525 Cantrell Road (Pleasant Ridge Town Center): “Best of Northwest,” work by Nathan Beatty, Megan Chapman, Sean Fitzgibbon, Christina Mariotti and Eric Smith. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun. 225-6257(M2LR).

RED DOOR GALLERY, 3715 JFK: Work by Theresa Cates and other artists. 753-5227.

RIVER MARKET ARTSPACE, 301 President Clinton Ave.: Paintings by Pat Larsen, Megan Chapman, Bill Garrison, Gloria Garrison; jewelry by Burke Johnston; baskets and fiberwork by Ramona Buss; pottery by Amelia Stamps; sculpture by Wayne Summerhill; wood by John Andre. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 324-2787.

STARVING ARTIST CAFE, 416 W. Seventh St.: Artist demonstrations; see www.starvingartistcafe.com or 372-7976.

STEPHANO'S FINE ART GALLERY, 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Work in all media by Diana Ashley, Don Barnes, John Bridges, Kyle Boswell, Elizabeth Dismang, Kelly Edwards, Louise Harris, Diane Hill, Tanya Fitzgerald, Mike Gaines, Henri Linton, Ron Logan, Alison North, Charles Pearce, Kathy Sanders, Stephano Sutherlin, Dan Thornhill, Robbie Wellborn, D. Arthur Wilson and Lisa Wilson. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 5-11 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. 563-4218 or www.stephanostudios.com.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK: “Recent Paintings by Stephen Cefalo,” Gallery II, Jan. 14-March 14. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-5 p.m. Sun. 569-8977.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES: “Modern Jewelry and Medieval Anatomy,” jewelry and photographs by Michele Fox and Cecil Fox, library, Education II building, through January, reception 5-7 p.m. Jan. 18. 686-6735.

n Batesville

LYON COLLEGE: 5th annual “Juried Student Art Exhibition,” through Jan. 25, Kresge Gallery.

n Bentonville

CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY, 125 W. Central Ave.: “America's Wildlife and Wildlands: The Journeys of Susan Morrison,” etchings and drawings by Eureka Springs artist, through Feb. 24. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thu., Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 479-418-5700.

FUSION ART, 109 N. Main St.: Work in metal and paint by Cindy Suter. www.fusionartcenter.com.

n Conway

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS, Baum Gallery: “Return of the Yellow Peril: A Survey of the Work of Roger Shimomura, 1969-2004,” paintings and prints, “Views from Both Sides of the Barbed Wire Fence,” collaborative show of work by Shimomura and UA professor John Newman; “Inside/Outside: Student Drawings from the Rohwer Camp,” work by interned children; “Sugimoto's Legacy: A Vignette Exhibition,” painting by Jerome internee Henry Sugimoto. Talk by Newman 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17, by Shimomura 4 p.m. Jan. 17, receptions 4-6 p.m. Jan. 17, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 20. 501-450-5793.

n Fayetteville

DDP GALLERY, 7 E. Mountain St.: “Small Work 2007,” all media, by Helen Phillips, Susan Freda, Nicole Sharp, Toma Miller, Mark Traughber, Lucas Taylor, Wrecords by Monkey, Ginny Sims, Joseph Maggiore, Michele Maule, Sarah Nunn, Alexander Abajian, through Jan. 19. Noon-7 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 479-442-0001.

n Hot Springs

AMERICAN ART GALLERY, 724 Central Ave.: Local, regional and national artists, including Jimmy Leach, Erselle Hiemstra and Margaret Kipp. 501-624-0550.

ARTISTS' WORKSHOP GALLERY, 810 Central Ave.: “Hay Bales Extravaganza (How Many Hay Bales Does It Take to Fill a Gallery?),” through January. 501-623-6401.

BLUE MOON, 718 Central Ave.: Closed through Jan. 20. 501-318-2787.

CONVENTION CENTER: “Hot Springs: A Journey through History,” historic photos from the files of the Garland County Historical Society, through March 1. 501-321-2027.

DRYDEN POTTERY, 341 Whittington Ave.: Kitchenware and art pottery. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat. 501-623-4201.

FOX PASS POTTERY, 379 Fox Pass: Ceramics by Jim and Barbara Larkin. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 501-623-9906.

GALLERY CENTRAL, 800 Central Ave.: Work by Arden Boyce, Tom Brewitz, V.L. Cox, Gino Hollander, Annette Kagy, Sue North Kent, Virginia McKimmey, Ernest Nipper, Sherrie Shepherd, Barry Thomas and other Arkansas artists. 501-318-4278.

JUSTUS FINE ART GALLERY, 827-A Central Ave.: Paintings by Dolores Justus, Mike Elsass and others. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. 501-321-2335.

LEGACY FINE ART, 804 Central Ave.: Work by Carole Katchen, D. Arthur Wilson, Lisa Wilson, Chad Awalt and Lorria Eubanks. 501-624-1044.

LINDA PALMER GALLERY, 800-B Central Ave.: Drawings and paintings by the Hot Springs artist. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 501-620-3063.

LOW KEY ARTS, 118 Arbor St.: “Sad Faces, Happy Places,” drawings by Matthew Bourgeois. 501-282-9057.

WILLOUGHBY HOUSE, 1250 Central Ave.: Paintings by Nina Louton. 501-625-7338.

n Jonesboro

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY: “Delta National Small Prints,” juried show, opens with reception 5 p.m. Jan. 17, continues through Feb. 17, Bradbury Gallery, Fowler Center, 870-972-2567; “Softly Bound,” three-dimensional feminist works by Etty Horowitz and Joyce Martin, through Feb. 15, Fine Arts Center Gallery, 870-972-3050.

n Pine Bluff

ARTS AND SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS: “2008 Small Works on Paper,” through Jan. 26, “Home for the Holidays,” tearsheets of Norman Rockwell covers, through Jan. 26; watercolors and oils by Bill Lewis, through Jan. 26. 870-536-3375.

n Russellville

ARV ARTS CENTER, 1001 E. B St.: Western-themed drawings by Allison Cantrell, through January. 479-968-2452.

n Springdale

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: “Quilts in Full Bloom,” through Feb. 9. 214 S. Main St. 479-571-5441.

n Texarkana

TRAHC, 4th and Texas Blvd.: “A Regional Celebration of African American Artists,” through Feb. 16. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 903-792-8681.

MUSEUMS

ARKANSAS INLAND MARITIME MUSEUM, North Little Rock: Tours of the USS Razorback submarine, 10 a.m.-dusk. Sat., 1-dusk p.m. Sun. $6 adults, $4 seniors, military, children (not recommended for children 5 and under). 371-8320.

ARKANSAS NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUM, 6th and Missouri, Camp Robinson: Exhibits on the history of the Guard and Camp Robinson. Open Mon.-Fri.; call first. 212-5215.

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSEUM VISITOR CENTER, Bates and Park: Exhibits on the 1957 desegregation of Central and the civil rights movement. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. 374-1957.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER, 1200 President Clinton Ave.: Interactive exhibits about policies and White House life during the Clinton administration. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $7 adults; $5 college students, seniors, retired military; $3 ages 6-17. 370-8000.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM, 200 E. Third St.: “Rita Henry: Between 7 Devils Swamp and the Levee,” photographs, through April 6; “Geography Lessons,” paintings by Dominique Simmons and Sammy Peters, through Jan. 27; “The Great Arkansas Quilt Show II,” juried exhibit of 80 quilts, through March 25. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 324-9351.

MacARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY, MacArthur Park: “The Forgotten War,” Arkansas and the Korean conflict, through 2009; “Pride and Fall: Mapping the Rise of Conflict in the 20th Century,” through July 2008; “Red Tails: Tuskegee Airmen of World War II”; “By the President in the Name of Congress: Arkansas Medal of Honor Recipients,” exhibit on the 25 Arkansans whose service earned them the Medal of Honor; permanent exhibits. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun. 376-4602.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY, 500 President Clinton Ave.: Interactive exhibits on science for young adults. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $8 adults, $7 ages 1-12 and seniors, under age 1 admitted free. Free on second Sundays. 396-7050 or www.amod.org.
OLD STATE HOUSE, 300 W. Markham St.: “A Piece of My Soul,” quilts by black Arkansans; paintings by LeeNora Parker, through 2007. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 324-9685.

n England

TOLTEC MOUNDS STATE PARK, State Hwy. 165: Major prehistoric Indian site with visitors' center and museum. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun., closed Mon. 961-9442. Admission: $3 for adults, $2 for ages 6-12. 961-9442.

n Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY, 100 Veterans Circle: “Prisoner of a Forgotten War,” talk by Korean War POW Audrey Harris, 6 p.m. Jan. 17, $2; exhibits on war and home front activities, including the Civil War Battle of Reed's Bridge and the Arkansas Ordnance Plant (AOP). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $3 adults; $2 seniors, military; $1 students. 501-241-1943.

n Morrilton

MUSEUM OF AUTOMOBILES, Petit Jean Mountain: Permanent exhibit of more than 50 cars from 1904-1967 depicting the evolution of the automobile. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 7 days. 501-727-5427.

n Scott

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM: Artifacts tell the story of 19th century agriculture and plantation life. $3 adults, $2 ages 6-12. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 501-961-1409.

SCOTT PLANTATION SETTLEMENT: Log cabin, one-room school, hand-hewn corn crib, wash houses, artifacts, blacksmith demonstrations and more illustrate life on a 19th-century plantation. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $3 adults, $2 ages 6-12. 225-2551.

n Springdale

SHILOH MUSEUM OF OZARK HISTORY, 118 W. Johnson St.: “Open Season,” hunting in the Ozarks, through Jan. 19. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 479-750-8165.

calls for entries

Southside Main Street is taking entries for its 2nd Annual Places, Spaces, Chairs public art project until Feb. 1, 2008. Southside is looking for artworks that combine sculpture with the idea of the chair as an object and reflects the SoMa neighborhood experience. Each artist chosen to participate will be sponsored by a local business that will provide money to build the “chair.” Artist renderings are due March 1, 2008; the completed chair should be ready for installation April 1, 2008. For more information and project description go to www.southsidemain.org or call 537-9032, ext 11.

Southside is also looking for participants in its 2nd annual Mardi Gras Parade on South Main Street, to be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 2. The route runs from 17th to 12th Street. Marching bands and floats are welcome.

Entry packets for Winthrop Rockefeller Institute's “Arts in the Air” contest are now available for schoolteachers to download at www.uawri.org or by calling 866-972-7778. The art will be judged in grade divisions K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Entries should express the theme of this year's contest, “Art from the Heart!” Submissions must be made through a teacher or an instructor of an art program. Each student can submit only one entry, and each participating school/program is limited to 10 entries per division. Entries must be received by Feb. 14, 2008. In April, county contest winners will exhibit their work at the statewide “Arts in the Air” show and be invited to attend a special Winners Workshop and Awards Ceremony at the Rockefeller Institute, a part of the University of Arkansas System, on Petit Jean Mountain. Approximately $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded at the state contest.

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