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THURSDAY, JAN. 31

MUSIC

Arkansas Clarinet Day. Classical clarinetest John Manasse, UCA Artist in Residence. 1:40 p.m., Ida Waldron Auditorium Main Hall, UCA, Conway. 501-852-2599.

Take 6. A Philander Smith benefit features a cappella gospel music sextet. 7:30 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham at Broadway. $20-$35. Ticketmaster. 975-7575.

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

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

Club 2720. Dayton Waters, 8 p.m. 2720 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs. 501-760-2505.

Cornerstone Pub. Happy Hour w/ Lone Palm Paul, 5 p.m. 314 Main St., NLR. 374-1782.

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.

Ernie Biggs. Dueling pianos, Steve Winter, Mike Hosch, Brian Holtsford, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

Juanita's. Adisis, Hourglass, Cradlecythe, 9 p.m., $6, 18 and up. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

Sticky Fingerz. Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, Round 1: Running Back, Riverboat Crime, 607 and Justin Bank, 9 p.m., $5. 21 and up. First 50 attendees receive free compilation CD featuring all 16 semi-finalists. Hosted by Jeff Allen of “The Point” 94.1. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

Vino's. Fresh Blood Night. Division of Flesh, Fury from the Summit, 8:30 p.m., $6. 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466.

COMEDY

Pat Goodwin. 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.

“Clash at the Cowboy.” Mixed martial arts competition. 8 p.m., Electric Cowboy, 9515 I-30. $15 adv., $20 d.o.s., $50 ringside, $175 VIP table. 562-6000.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m. Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 501-623-4411. $2.

FRIDAY, FEB. 1

MUSIC

“Music and Memories.” John Tolleson, 7 p.m., Arkansas Governor's Mansion, 1800 Center St. $50. 324-9805.

“Winter Jam 2008 Tour Spectacular.” Featuring MercyMe, Skillet, Barlowgirl, NewSong, Mandisa, Group 1 Crew, PureNRG and speaker Tony Nolan, 7 p.m., Alltel Arena. $10 donation at the door, but no ticket required. www.jamtour.com.

Afterthought. Big John Miller, 9 p.m., $7. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Bogies/Counterpoint. Joe Mansur, Drop Dead Theory, Always April, 11 p.m., $5. 3605 MacArthur Drive, NLR. 771-5515.

Cajun's Wharf. Thanks for Nothing, Brian & Nick, opening act 5:30 p.m., headline at 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 375-5351.

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

Cornerstone Pub. Friday Happy Hour w/ Luscious Spiller. 4 p.m., Solomon Davis Band, 8 p.m., $5. 314 Main St., NLR. 374-1782.

Downtown Music. Big Time Entertainment showcase, 8 p.m., $6. 215 W. Capitol Ave. 376-1819.

Ernie Biggs. Dueling pianos, Steve Winter, Mike Hosch, Brian Holtsford, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

Flying Saucer. Paul Sammons, $3, 9 p.m., 323 President Clinton Ave. 372-7468.

Gusano's. Ben and Doug, 10 p.m., free. 131 President Clinton Ave. 374-1441.

Juanita's. Vallejo, 10 p.m., $7, 18 and up. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

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

On The Rocks. Local Top 40 DJs, 9 p.m., $5. 107 E. Markham St. 374-7625.

Reno's Argenta Cafe. Luke Johnson & Paul Peterson, 10 p.m., $5. 312 Main St., NLR. 376-2900.

Sound Stage. Division of Flesh, My Hands to War, 8 p.m., $6. 1008 Oak St., Conway.

Sonny Williams. Ed Burks, Rockabilly Hall of Fame pianist, 7 p.m., no cover. 500 President Clinton Ave. 324-2999.

Sticky Fingerz. Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute), 9 p.m., $5. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

Vino's. Wishtribe, Fathom Down, Finding Jimmy Hoffa, Woodswyck, 8:30 p.m., $7. 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466.

Village. Pat Green, Susan Erwin, Cyprus Creek, 8 p.m., $23 adv., $26 d.o.s. 3915 S. University.

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

White Water Tavern. Mat Mahar, Nathan Singleton & His Sideshow Tragedy, 9 p.m., $5. 2500 W. 7th St. 375-8400.

COMEDY

Pat Goodwin. 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., The Looney Bin. I-430 & Rodney Parham Road. $9. 228-5555.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. 501-623-4411. $2.

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

Philander Smith vs. UA Monticello. College basketball. 7:30 p.m., Philander Smith College, 1 Trudie Kibbe Reed Road. 375-9845.

SATURDAY, FEB. 2

MUSIC

James Blood Ulmer's Memphis Blood Blues Band featuring Vernon Reid. 7:30 p.m., Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College, Conway. Free. 501-329-6811.

Afterthought. Mark Sallings, 9 p.m., $7. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

Bogies/Counterpoint. Hot Tamales, 11 p.m., $5. 3605 MacArthur Drive. NLR. 771-5515.

Cajun's Wharf. Jess & the Mess, The Crumbs, opening act 5:30 p.m., headline at 9 p.m., $5 after 8:30 p.m. 2400 Cantrell Road. 375-5351.

Club 2720. Kathy Ball, 9 p.m., Mardi Gras Mayhem special guests, 10 p.m., 2720 Albert Pike Road, Hot Springs. 501-760-2505.

Discovery. Dave McRoberts (Therapy) in discotech, Jiminy Kick-It. Music starts at midnight every Sat. 1021 Jessie Road. 376-1819.

Downtown Music. West Memphis Three benefit, 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.

Ernie Biggs. Dueling pianos, Steve Winter, Mike Hosch, Brian Holtsford, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

Flying Saucer. Benjamin Del Shreve, 9 p.m., $3. 323 President Clinton Ave. 372-7468.

Juanita's. Ingram Hill, Jonathan Taylor Rose, 9:30 p.m., $12, 18 and up. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

On The Rocks. Local Top 40 DJs, 9 p.m., $5. 107 E. Markham St. 374-7625.

Reno's Argenta Cafe. Bill Jernigan & The Claymore Brothers, 10 p.m., $5. 312 Main St., NLR. 376-2900.

Sonny Williams. Ed Burks, Rockabilly Hall of Fame pianist, 7 p.m., no cover. 500 President Clinton Ave. 324-2999.

Sound Stage. Before the Aftermath, Voices in Mute, Always April, 8 p.m., $6. 1008 Oak St., Conway.

Sticky Fingerz. Superbowl Tailgate pre-party w/ The Venus Mission. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

Studio Joe's. Mike Dollins & Friends, Joe Pitts. 7 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. 600 Autumn Road. 244-3400, www.studiojoe.biz

Vino's. The Lonely H, Geisert 8, 8 p.m., $7. 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466.

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

White Water Tavern. Runaway Planet, Pine Box Boys, 9 p.m., $5. 2500 W. 7th St. 375-8400.

KIDS STUFF

“Family Storytime.” 10:30 a.m., Main Library, 100 Rock St. Also crafts from around the world: South America, 3 p.m. 918-3059. Free.

DANCE

“Spotlight Dance Cup 2008.” Regional competition. 12:30 p.m., Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, Horner Hall, 134 Convention Blvd. www.spotlightsevents.com. Free. 208-939-2015.

EVENTS

Fourth Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. 7 p.m., Women's City Club, 4th & Scott. 372-3372. $75.

Second Annual Mardi Gras Parade. Beads, music, floats, Grand Marshal Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, 3 p.m., starts 17th & Main.

South Hot Springs Lions Club Gun & Knife Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.. Hot Springs Convention Center, 134 Convention Blvd. 501-321-2835. $5.

UFC 81: Lesnar vs. Mir. 9 p.m., Gusano's. 313 President Clinton Ave. $5. 374-1441.

World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. $21.25-$29.75. 975-7575.

COMEDY

Pat Goodwin. 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m., The Looney Bin. I-430 & Rodney Parham Road. $9. 228-5555.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. $2. 501-623-4411.

SUNDAY, FEB. 3

MUSIC

Cafe 42. Drew Pickens Jazz Duo, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 1200 E. President Clinton Ave. 537-0042.

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

Ernie Biggs. Jeff Long, Brian Holtsford, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

DANCE

Spotlight Dance Cup 2008. See Feb. 2.

EVENTS

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

South Hot Springs Lions Club Gun & Knife Show. See Feb. 2.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. $2. 501-623-4411.

MONDAY, FEB. 4

MUSIC

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

Ernie Biggs. Jeff Long, Brian Holtsford, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

Revolution. Tiger Army, Revolution Mother, the Dear and Departed, 8 p.m., $13. 300 President Clinton Avenue. 823-0090.

Sticky Fingerz. Thick Syrup Records presents Kevin Kerby, Dave Raymond, Jonathan Wilkins, 10 p.m., $4. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

KIDS STUFF

Storytime for Babies. 9:30 a.m., Main Library, 100 Rock St. Also teen meeting for ages 11 & up, duct tape Valentines and other crafts, 4:30 p.m. Free. 918-3059.

EVENTS

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

LECTURES

Bless the Mic. Judge Glenda Hatchett. 7 p.m., Harris Auditorium, Philander Smith College. Free. 375-9845.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. $2. 501-623-4411.

TUESDAY, FEB. 5

MUSIC

Brazilian Guitar Festival. The Assad Brothers, classical guitar duo w/ accompaniment. 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, Conway. $30-$35, $10 students. 1-866-810-0012.

Afterthought. Fat Tuesday Party w/ Ted Ludwig Trio, trumpeter Rodney Block, 8 p.m., $7. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

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

Cornerstone Pub. Mardi Gras Celebration w/ South 61, 9 p.m., $5. 314 Main St. NLR. 374-1782.

Cajun's Wharf. Dikki Du & the Crew, Richie Johnson, 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. Ed Burks, Rockabilly Hall of Fame pianist, main stage, 8:30 p.m. No cover. 307 W. 7th St. 372-3530.

Ernie Biggs. Dueling pianos, Steve Winter, Mike Hosch, Brian Holtsford, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

Juanita's. Nobody's Hero, Father Maple, 9 p.m., $6. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271.

On The Rocks. Feel Lucky Karaoke, 9 p.m., no cover. 107 E. Markham St. 374-7625.

Reno's Argenta Cafe. Mardi Gras Party w/ jazz trio Plus Three, New Orleans food, drink specials. 6 p.m., free. 312 Main St., NLR. 376-2900.

Revolution. Mardi Gras Party w/ Tragikly White Band, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090.

Sticky Fingerz. Mardi Gras party, 9 p.m., $5. 107 Commerce St. 372-7707.

White Water Tavern. The Patrick Sweany Band, 10 p.m., $5. 2500 W. 7th St. 375-8400.

CLASSES

Master guitarist class. Free guitar class by the Assad Brothers, classical guitar duo. 1-2:30 p.m., Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, UCA, Conway. 501-450-3286.

EVENTS

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

Hillary Clinton Watch Party. 5-9:30 p.m., Cornerstone Pub, 314 Main St., NLR. 374-1782.

Mardi Gras Open House. Welcoming for Sufficient Grounds, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cox Creative Center, 120 Commerce St. 918-3093.

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl. Gusano's. 313 President Clinton Ave. 374-1441.

KIDS STUFF

Book a Trip to Asia. 4:30 p.m.; family storytime 6:30 p.m., Main Library, 100 Rock St. 918-3059.

FILMS

“Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others).” 1984 observation of East Berlin. Foreign Film Series. 7 p.m., Murphy Seminar Room, Hendrix College, Conway. 501-450-4597.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. $2. 501-623-4411.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6

MUSIC

Van Halen w/ Ky-Mani Marley. 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. $45-$95. 975-7575.

Afterthought. Cindy Woolf, 8 p.m., $5. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196.

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

Cajun's Wharf. Fire & Brimstone, 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.

Ernie Biggs. Dueling pianos, Brian Holtsford, Mike Hosch, Will Brown, 8:30 p.m. 307 President Clinton Ave. 372-4782.

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.

On The Rocks. Techno, house music, 9 p.m., no cover. 107 E. Markham St. 374-7625.

COMEDY

Matt Sadler. 8 p.m., The Looney Bin. I-430 & Rodney Parham Road. $6. 228-5555.

KIDS STUFF

“Toddler Storytime.” 9:30 a.m.; preschool storytime 10:30 a.m., Main Library, 100 Rock St. 918-3059.

LECTURES

“Legacies & Lunch.” Talk by black doll collector Mary Swift, noon, Darragh Center, Main Library, 100 S. Rock St. Free. 683-3636.

SPORTS

Oaklawn. Horse racing. 1 p.m., gates open at 11 a.m., Oaklawn Park, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs. $2. 501-623-4411.

Upcoming events

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

MUSIC

FEB. 8-10: 22nd Annual Southwest Unitarian Universalist Women's Conference. “Riversong: Flowing with the Creative Spirit.” Hosted by UU Women of Little Rock. www.swuuw.com and 1-800-PEABODY.

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.

FEB. 15: Jonas Brothers. 7 p.m., Alltel Arena, $49.75 through Ticketmaster. 975-7575.

FEB. 22-23. Gala honoring Joel Ruminer. Judge Reinhold emcees. Dance performances 7:30 p.m. Fri., $100; 2:30 p.m. Sat., UALR. $35.

MARCH 1: Lucero. 8 p.m., The Village, $13 adv., $15 d.o.s. villagelive.com

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.

MARCH 8: Michael Buble. Alltel Arena. $49.50-$79.50. 975-7575.

MARCH 8: John Prine. Robinson Center Music Hall. $36.50-$46.50. 975-7575.

MARCH 9: Bill Cosby. Robinson Center Music Hall. $45-$75. 975-7575.

APRIL 12: Blue Man Group. Alltel Arena.

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.

“Hercules.” Original Children's Theatre play. Through Feb. 10. 7 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., $14 adults, $11 ages 12 and under. Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre, 9th & Commerce. 372-4000.

“Three Ways to Get a Husband.” Romantic comedy. 8 p.m. Feb. 5, Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham at Broadway. $36.50. Through Ticketmaster. 975-7575.

“The Good Doctor.” Neil Simon comedy set in 1800s Russia. Dinner 6:30 p.m., curtain 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, 8-9, 14. 12:30 p.m. dinner, curtain 1:30 p.m., Feb. 10, Center on the Square, 111 W. Arch St., Searcy. $27, $24 seniors. 501-368-0111.

“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. Added performance 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Weekend Theater, 7th & Chester. $18, $14 for students and seniors 65 and older. 374-3671. www.weekendtheater.org.

Announcements

Entries are now being accepted for floats, bands and other entries in the First Ever Fifth Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade, scheduled for Monday, March 17, on Bridge Street in downtown Hot Springs. Entry deadline is March 3. Participants will cover the 98-foot route on America's shortest street in everday use, Bridge Street. Entry forms are available at www.hotsprings.org, at the Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, 134 Convention Blvd., or by calling 501-321-2027. Mike Rowe, who hosts the “Dirty Jobs” show on the Discovery Channel, will be the celebrity grand marshal for the 2008 parade. Also performing will be rock tribute band Mini Kiss.

The Arkansas Arts Center will begin registration for its summer Junior Arts Academy starting Feb. 1. The academy runs June 9-20 and is open to children ages 6 to 9. Tuition is $375. Classes will be in painting, ceramics, collage, movement, improvisation and other performing arts. Classes are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 372-4000.

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