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click to enlarge REMEMBERING REVOLUTION: Miguel Angel Covarrubias' gouache of a seated Mexican woman is part of the "A Century of Revolution: Mexican Art since 1910" exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center. The exhibit, part of the Arkansas Mexico 2010 commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican revolution, features art from the University of Texas at Austin by Covarrubias, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Jose Guadelupe Posada, Manuel Manilla, Arnold Belkin, Pedro Coronel, Jose Luis Cuevas, Rocio Maldonado, Julian Galan and others. The show runs through Nov. 21.
  • REMEMBERING REVOLUTION: Miguel Angel Covarrubias' gouache of a seated Mexican woman is part of the "A Century of Revolution: Mexican Art since 1910" exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center. The exhibit, part of the Arkansas Mexico 2010 commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican revolution, features art from the University of Texas at Austin by Covarrubias, Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Jose Guadelupe Posada, Manuel Manilla, Arnold Belkin, Pedro Coronel, Jose Luis Cuevas, Rocio Maldonado, Julian Galan and others. The show runs through Nov. 21.

LITTLE ROCK

EVENTS

OCT. 7: Festival of Wines 2010. A fund-raiser for the American Heart Association, featuring over 600 wines from around the world. 6 p.m., $60 adv., $75 d.o.e. Dickey-Stephens Park, NLR. 379-1198, americanheart.org/lrwinefestivalheartball.

OCT. 8-17: Arkansas State Fair. Livestock, rides, rodeo, music and everything else under the sun. $5 parking, $4-$8 gate admission. Arkansas State Fairgrounds. 372-8341, arkansasstatefair.com

OCT. 16: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The annual 5K run/walk to raise funds for breast cancer research. Starts at Second and Broadway at 8 a.m. 202-4399, komenarkansas.org.

OCT. 16: Tale of Two Farms Pumpkin Fest. Music, drinks and dinner to benefit Oxford American and Heritage Poultry Commission. $300/couple, $200/individual. P. Allen Smith Garden Home. pallensmith.com.

OCT. 16-17: Harvest! Festival. Hayrides, food and craft beer. $10-$25. Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road. 821-7275, wildwoodpark.com.

OCT. 23: Little Rock Mud Run 2010. The annual sloppy 5K, full of sloppy obstacles. 9 a.m., $20 adv., $35 d.o.e. Two Rivers Park. mudrun.org.

OCT. 28: Big Boo!-seum Bash. A museum-hopping night of storytelling, games and prizes. Various locations. 376-4781, littlerock.com.

OCT. 28: Gala For Hope: "An Evening with Al Green." A celebration of Arkansas Baptist College and its impact on the community, highlighted by a performance by the reverend. 6 p.m., $250. Statehouse Convention Center. 539-0913, arkansasbaptist.edu.

OCT. 29: "An Intimate Evening with Charlaine Harris." The Arkansas Center for the Book hosts a night with the author behind Sookie Stackhouse. 7 p.m. 682-2874, arkansasreads2010.blogspot.com

DEC. 4: Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade. 3 p.m., downtown Little Rock. littlerock.com

DEC. 4: 18th Annual Jingle Bell Run. A 5K sprint by Santas and exercising elves to benefit the Arkansas Arthritis Foundation. 664-7242, arkansasjinglebellrun.com

FILM

OCT. 13: "La Rosa Blanca," Arkansas Arts Center Mexican Film Festival, 6 pm. reception, 6:30 p.m. showing. 372-4000.

NOV. 10: "Los Albaniles," Arkansas Arts Center Mexican Film Festival, 6 pm. reception, 6:30 p.m. showing. 372-4000.

MUSIC

SEPT. 23: The Hold Steady. 8:30 p.m., $18. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, revroom.com.

SEPT. 24: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. 8:30 p.m., $18 adv., $20 d.o.s. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, revroom.com.

SEPT. 24: Robert Earl Keen. 8:30 p.m., $21 adv., $25 d.o.s. The Village, 3915 S. University. 570-0300, thevillagelive.com.

SEPT. 25: The Moving Front record release show. 10 p.m. White Water Tavern, 2500 W. 7th. 375-8400, myspace.com/whitewatertavern.

SEPT. 28: Times New Viking. 10 p.m. White Water Tavern, 2500 W. 7th. 375-8400, myspace.com/whitewatertavern.

OCT. 1: Michael Franti and Spearhead. 9 p.m., $25 adv., $28 d.o.s. The Village, 3915 S. University. 570-0300, thevillagelive.com.

OCT. 2: Hank Williams Jr. 7 p.m., $35.15-$149.45. The Village, 3915 S. University. 570-0300, thevillagelive.com.

OCT. 2-3: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "New World." 8 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. 666-1761, arkansassymphony.org.

OCT. 5: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "River Rhapsodies." 7 p.m. Clinton Presidential Center. 666-1761, arkansassymphony.org.

OCT. 7: Randy Rogers Band. 8:30 p.m., $18. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, revroom.com.

SEPT. 24: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. 8 p.m., $15 adv., $20 d.o.s. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, revroom.com.

OCT. 5: Jesse Malin. 8 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. Vino's, 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466, vinosbrewpub.com.

OCT. 7: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. 7 p.m., $13 adv., $15 d.o.s. Vino's, 923 W. 7th St. 375-8466, vinosbrewpub.com.

OCT. 10: Mountain Heart. 7 p.m., $25. Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road. 821-7275, wildwoodpark.com.

OCT. 10: Nickelback. 6 p.m., $55.90-$80.35. Verizon Arena. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 11: Rogue Wave. 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $14 d.o.s. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, revroom.com.

OCT. 12: Carrie Underwood. 7 p.m., $35.50-$55.50. Verizon Arena. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 12: The Verve Pipe. 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. Juanita's. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271, juanitas.com.

OCT. 15: Blitzen Trapper. 8:30 p.m., $12 adv., $20 d.o.s. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, revroom.com.

OCT. 16-17: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "Halloween Spookfest!" 8 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. 666-1761, arkansassymphony.org.

OCT. 21: Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper. 7 p.m., $48.25-$59.30. Verizon Arena. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

OCT. 24: Dawes, The Romany Rye. 7:30 p.m., $10. Sticky Fingerz, 104 Commerce St. 372-7707, stickyfingerz.com.

OCT. 29: Ra Ra Riot. 9 p.m., $15. Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. 823-0090, revroom.com.

OCT. 30-31: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "Titan." 8 p.m., Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. 501-666-1761, arkansassymphony.org.

NOV. 3: The Appleseed Cast. 9 p.m., $10. Juanita's. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271, juanitas.com.

NOV. 9: Ben Kweller. 9 p.m., $15 adv., $17 d.o.s. Juanita's. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271, juanitas.com.

NOV. 11: The Felice Brothers. 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. Sticky Fingerz, 104 Commerce St. 372-7707, stickyfingerz.com.

NOV. 20: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "Beethoven and Blue Jeans." 8 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. 501-666-1761, arkansassymphony.org.

NOV. 20: Reverend Horton Heat. 9 p.m., $25. Juanita's. 1300 S. Main St. 374-3271, juanitas.com.

NOV. 24: Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker." 7:30 p.m., $34.60-$369.10. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

DEC. 17-19: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "Home for the Holidays." 8 p.m. Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. 666-1761, arkansassymphony.org.

THEATER

THROUGH SEPT. 25: "Crumbs from the Table of Joy." A widower finds himself in the middle of a culture clash after moving his family to 1950s Brooklyn. Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; $10-$14. 374-3761, weekendtheater.org.

THROUGH OCT. 3: "Evita." A musical retelling of Evita Peron, second wife of Argentinian president Juan Peron, who rose from obscurity to political power and found herself the spiritual leader of the torn country. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. 7 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun.; $20-$40. 378-0405. therep.org.

THROUGH OCT. 10: "Smoke on the Mountain" The original bluegrass gospel musical comedy about a service in a rural North Carolina Baptist church. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Col. Glenn. 6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 5:30 p.m. Sun.; $22-$30. 562-3131, murrysdinnerplayhouse.com.

SEPT. 17-OCT. 3: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Join Tom, Huck and Becky for tales of pirating, treasure hunting and action-packed encounters with Injun Joe. Children's Theatre, 9th and Commerce. 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.; $11-$14. 372-4000, arkarts.com.

OCT. 8-10; 15-17; 22-24: "Chicago." The Tony and Oscar-winning musical about murder, celebrity and sex in roaring twenties Chicago. Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2:30 p.m. Sun. $14-$18. 374-3761, weekendtheater.org.

OCT. 12-NOV. 14: "Death by Fatal Murder." A murder at Bagshot Mansion brings out a cast of classic Agatha Christie characters in this comic thriller. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Col. Glenn. 6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 5:30 p.m. Sun.; $22-$30. 562-3131, murrysdinnerplayhouse.com.

OCT. 22-NOV. 7: "The Giant and the Beanstalk." A contemporary twist on the legendary fairy tale where a giant climbs down that famous, twisting beanstalk. Children's Theatre, 9th and Commerce. 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.; $11-$14. 372-4000, arkarts.com.

OCT. 29-NOV. 14: "Hamlet." Shakespeare's tragic masterwork of power, lust, murder and vengeance in the royal courts of a war-torn Denmark. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. 7 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun.; $20-$40. 378-0405. therep.org.

NOV. 3-14: "Wicked." The Tony-winning blockbuster reimagines the Wicked Witch of the West and Glenda the Good Witch as teenagers in Oz. Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham and Broadway. $39.20-$139.55. 224-8800, celebrityattractions.com

NOV. 5-6; 12-13; 19-20: "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead." Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide in this dark comedy about being a stoned teen-ager. Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; $10-$14. 374-3761, weekendtheater.org.

NOV. 10-11: "Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Big, Happy Family.' " The pistol-toting grandma returns in the latest in Tyler Perry's successful series. Verizon Arena. 7:30 p.m. $66.75-$77.80. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

NOV. 16-DEC. 31: "Boeing Boeing." Bernard, an architect living in Paris, thinks he can easily cope with his three air hostesses, who all happen to be his fiancee. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Col. Glenn. 6 p.m., Tue.-Sat.; 5:30 p.m., Sun.; $22-$30. 562-3131, murrysdinnerplayhouse.com.

DEC. 3-26: "A Christmas Story." A stage adaptation of the classic Christmas film in which Ralphie Porter, a young boy from an eccentric Indiana family, comes of age during the holidays. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. 7 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun.; $20-$40. 378-0405.

DEC. 3-4; 10-11; 17-18: "The Controversy of Valladolid." In a sixteenth-century Spanish monastery, the church debates whether or not native Americans an ocean away should be treated as human. Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. 7:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat.; $10-$14. 374-3761, weekendtheater.org.

DEC. 3-19: "Junie B. in 'Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!' " Junie B. Jones and Room One are celebrating Christmas with songs, elf costumes and presents, but Tattletale May keeps ruining the first graders' holiday glee. Children's Theatre, 9th and Commerce. 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.; $11-$14. 372-4000, arkarts.com.

VISUAL ARTS

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, MacArthur Park: "A Century of Revolution: Mexican Art since 1910," work by Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, Jose Guadelupe Posada, Manuel Manilla, Arnold Belkin, Pedro Coronel, Jose Luis Cuevas, Rocio Maldonado, Julian Galan and others from the collection of the University of Texas, through Nov. 21, Winthrop Rockefeller Gallery; "Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey," large-scale ceramic figures, through Nov. 28, Jeannette Rockefeller and Townsend Wolfe galleries; "42nd Collectors Show and Sale," Dec. 1-Jan. 2; "37th Toys Designed by Artists," Dec. 17-Feb. 20; "53rd annual Delta Exhibition," Dec. 17-Feb. 20; "Currents in Contemporary Art," "Masterworks," "Paul Signac Watercolors and Drawings," ongoing. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 372-4000.

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER LECTURE SERIES, Lecture Hall: "Found in Translation: The Development of a Japanese Legacy in America," Lee Love, 6 p.m. Sept 16; "A Century of Revolution," Sarah Holian, 6 p.m. Oct. 21; "The Mexican Mural Tradition," Phaedra Siebert, 6 p.m. Nov. 18; "Choosing Toys: A Juror's Perspective," Jim Bartz, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16.

ARKANSAS STUDIES INSTITUTE, 401 President Clinton Ave.: "Raices," new mixed media work by x3mex about Mexican independence, through Nov. 30; "Luke Anguhadluq: Inuit Artist," from the J.W. Wiggins Native American Art Collection, Mezzanine Gallery, through Oct. 9; "Making Pictures: Three for a Dime," photographs and text by Maxine Payne, Sept. 10-Dec. 10; "Arkansas League of Artists Juried Exhibition," Sept. 10-Nov. 27; drawings by members of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Nov. 12-Jan. 29. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 320-5700.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER, 1200 President Clinton Ave.: "Headed to the White House," an exhibit on the election process, Sept. 17-Nov. 21; permanent 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.: "Unprivate Mail: Arkansas Postcards and Cryptic Messages," through Sept. 26, "Aspects of Abstraction," paintings by Donnie Copeland, sculpture by Gene Sparling, through October; "Natural Wonders: Paintings and Drawings by Laura Terry," Sept. 10-Dec. 5. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. $2.50 adults, $1.50, $1 children for tours of grounds. 324-9351.

MacARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY, MacArthur Park: "In Search of Pancho Villa," artifacts from soldiers of the period, medals and original sketches of the Mexican Punitive Expedition, the United States retaliatory action in 1916 against the Mexican general who attacked a small border town in New Mexico, through December; "Warrior: Vietnam Portraits by Two Guys from Hall," photos by Jim Guy Tucker and Bruce Wesson, through November; exhibits on Arkansas's military history. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun. 376-4602.

MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER, Ninth and Broadway: "The Fine Art of Jazz," photographs of Kansas City jazz musicians by Dan White; exhibits on African-Americans in Arkansas, including one on the Ninth Street business district, entrepreneurs, the Mosaic Templars business and more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 683–3593.

OLD STATE HOUSE, 300 W. Markham St.: "Arkansas/Arkansaw: A State and Its Reputation," the evolution of the state's hillbilly image; "Badges, Bandits & Bars: Arkansas Law & Justice," state's history of crime and punishment, through March 2011. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 324-9685.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK: "El Grito (The Cry for Independence)," contemporary work by Mexican-Americans, Gallery I and II, through Oct. 10; "Drawings of Mexico by Louis Freund," Gallery III, through Sept. 22; "Nosotros: Portraits of Latinas," Oct. 21-Nov. 30; "Small Works on Paper," Oct. 5-31. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 569-8977.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK LECTURE SERIES, Fine Arts Building: Richard Lou, 12:15 p.m. Sept. 14; Delilah Montoya, 6 p.m. Sept. 23; Benito Huerta, 12:15 p.m. Sept. 30; Hugo Crosthwaite, 6 p.m.

BENTON

EVENTS

OCT. 31: Saline-O-Ween. An all day carnival with music, food, comedy and rides. 10 a.m., $3. Saline County Fairgrounds, 406 Fairfield Road, Benton. 501-860-6585

BENTONVILLE

VISUAL ARTS

CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY, 125 W. Central Ave.: "Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders," photographs, through October; photojournalism by "David Hockney: Six Fairy Tales," 39 etchings inspired by Grimm, Nov. 11-Jan. 7. 479-418-5700.

CONWAY

COMEDY

OCT. 20: Costaki Economopoulos. 8:30 p.m. Worsham Performance Hall, Hendrix College. 501-450-4597, hendrix.edu.

EVENTS

SEPT. 24: Deborah Norville. Inside Edition anchor to speak, 7:30 p.m., UCA Distinguished Lecture Series. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. $10. 866-810-0012, uca.edu.

SEPT. 28: Jeannette Walls. Author of "The Glass Castle" will speak, 7 p.m., Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College. 501-450-1263.

OCT. 5: Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. $30-$40. 866-810-0012, uca.edu.

OCT. 19: Dave Barry. A night with the Pulitzer-winning humorist, author and columnist. 7:30 p.m., $10. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. 866-810-0012, uca.edu.

OCT. 28: "An Evening of Humor with Lydia Davis." The acclaimed author behind "The End of a Story" visits campus for a reading and lecture. 7:30 p.m. Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College. 501-450-4597, hendrix.edu

NOV. 17: "One Man Star Wars." With no props or instruments, Charles Ross performs a one-man rendition of the sci-fi classic. 8 p.m. Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College. 501-450-4597, hendrix.edu.

NOV. 18: Jonathan Safran Foer. The author of "Everything is Illuminated" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" highlights the college's fall speaker series. 7:30 p.m. Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College. 501-450-4597, hendrix.edu.

DEC. 7: Tribute Tree Lighting Ceremony. 5:30 p.m. Conway Regional Medical Center, 2302 College Ave. conwayarkcc.org.

MUSIC

SEPT. 26: LeeAnn Rimes. 4 p.m., $40-$50. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. 866-810-0012, uca.edu.

OCT. 28: The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields orchestra. With Jonathan Bliss, piano soloist. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. $30-$40. 866-810-0012, uca.edu.

NOV. 5: The Capella Russian Chorus. 7:30 p.m., $30-$40. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. 866-810-0012, uca.edu.

DEC. 12: Glen Campbell. 2 p.m., $30-$40. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. 866-810-0012, uca.edu.

POETRY

OCT. 24: Melissa Range. The award-winning poet speaks over brunch. Noon. Murphy Seminar Room, Hendrix College. 501-450-4597, hendrix.edu.

THEATER

NOV. 8: "Forever Plaid." A musical comedy ode to guy groups, a la The Four Aces, of the '50s. 7:30 p.m., $30-$40. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. 866-810-0012, uca.edu.

NOV. 10-13: "The Rivals." Pretentious English society gets lampooned in this wordy, 18th-century comedy of manners. 7:30 p.m. Cabe Theater, Hendrix College. 501-450-4597, hendrix.edu.

OCT. 28-29, NOV. 3-5: "The Bacchae." An updated version of the Greek drama about Dionysus. 7:30 p.m., $10. Bridges-Larson Theater, UCA. 866-810-0012, uca.edu.

EL DORADO

EVENTS

OCT. 1-2: El Dorado Musicfest. Two days of music, stuntmen, food and rides. Downtown El Dorado. musicfesteldorado.com.

EUREKA SPRINGS

EVENTS

SEPT. 30-NOV. 3: 20th Annual Corvette Weekend. New and antique, Corvettes and their owners come from all over for the weekend of touring, talking and car shows. Various locations. eurekaspringscorvette.org.

OCT. 29: Mad Hatter's Ball. The annual fund-raiser for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Crescent Hotel, 75 Prospect Ave. 479- 253-5384, eurekasprings.org.

NOV. 4-7: 63rd Annual Ozark Folk Festival. A weekend of folk singing, crafts, and food. Various locations. 888-855-7823, ozarkfolkfestival.com.

FAYETTEVILLE

EVENTS

SEPT. 29-OCT. 2: "Bikes, Blues, and Bar-B-Que." One of the largest biker rallies in the nation brings out four days of music, food and roadhogs. Downtown Fayetteville. 479-527-9993, bikesbluesandbbq.org.

NOV. 15: "Bill Bryson: Notes from All Over." A talk by the travel writer, with Q and A to follow and book signing. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. $34-$48. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

FILM

NOV. 4: 2nd Annual 540 Film Fest. Feature films, documentaries, shorts, and student films as well as music and education workshops. Various locations. 540filmfest.com.

MUSIC

SEPT. 23: B.B. King. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $58-$100. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

SEPT. 24: Stoney LaRue. 9 p.m., George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. $15. 479-527-6618, georgesmajesticlounge.com.

SEPT. 26: Umphrey's McGee. 9 p.m., George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. $25. 479-527-6618, georgesmajesticlounge.com.

OCT. 2: The Black Crowes. 7 p.m., Arkansas Music Pavilion, 4201 N. Shiloh Drive. $20-$100. 479-616-6323, amptickets.com.

OCT. 7: Amy Grant. 7:30 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $25-$125. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

OCT. 8: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. $10-$25. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

OCT. 8: Tierney Sutton Band. Jazz. 8 p.m., 10 p.m., Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. $20-$30. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

OCT. 9: "Omara Portuondo: 80th Birthday Celebration." Latin singer. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 Dickson St. $10-$25. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

OCT. 12: Chris Issak. 7:30 p.m., $48-$88. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

OCT. 14: Todd Snider. 9 p.m., $15. George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. 479-527-6618, georgesmajesticlounge.com.

OCT. 22: Pat Green. 9 p.m., $25. George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. 479-527-6618, georgesmajesticlounge.com.

OCT. 27: Ryan Bingham. 9 p.m., $15. George's Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. 479-527-6618, georgesmajesticlounge.com.

NOV. 6: Kenny Barron Trio with David Sanchez. Jazz. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $10-$25. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

DEC. 9: Kathy Mattea. 7 p.m., $28-$54. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

THEATER

OCT. 19-24: "The Color Purple." The musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer-winning novel. 7 p.m. Tue.-Fri.; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; $39-$49. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

NOV. 11: "Spring Awakening." Tony Award-winning musical. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $39-$49. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

NOV. 19-20: "Spamalot." Monty Python's classic search for the Holy Grail comes to stage in this musical adaptation. 8 p.m. Fri.; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat.; $59-$73. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

DEC. 10-26: "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)." Tired of performing "A Christmas Carol," three actors rebel and set out to perform every Christmas story ever told. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $22-$24. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

DEC. 11: The Second City's "Dysfunctional Holiday Revue." Sketch comedy. 6 p.m., 9 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $23-$33. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

DEC. 14-19: "Young Frankenstein." Musical. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $29-$49. 479-443-5600, waltonartscenter.org.

VISUAL ARTS

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, Fine Arts Center: "At the Edge of Eden," paintings by Terry Rowlett, through Oct. 1; "Black in White America," vintage photos African-Americans in the South in the '60s by Leonard Freed, Oct. 6-29; "Pyrogenesis," sculpture by Reilly Hoffman, Nov. 3-24, 479-575-7987.

HELENA

MUSIC

OCT. 7-9: 25th Annual Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival. Blues fans worldwide descend into the Delta for this yearly festival, this year featuring B.B. King, Taj Mahal, Dr. John and more. Downtown Helena. $25 three-day pass. Bluesandheritagefest.com.

HOT SPRINGS

EVENTS

OCT 1-3: Hot Springs Arts and Crafts Fair. More than 400 exhibitors. Garland County Fairgrounds, 4831 Malvern Road. 501-623-6841, hotspringsartsandcraftsfair.com.

FILM

OCT. 15-24: 19th Annual Hot Springs Film Festival. More than 100 documentaries are screened over nine days. $20 day pass, $50 festival pass. Malco Theater, 819 Central Ave. 501-321-4747, hsdfi.org.

MUSIC

SEPT. 25: Rural War Room, Dragoon. 8 p.m., $5. Maxine's, 700 Central Ave. 501-321-0909, maxinespub.com.

OCT. 22: Casting Crowns. 7:30 p.m., $24.55-$53.70. Summit Arena, 134 Convention Blvd. 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

MENA

EVENTS

OCT. 23: Wheels & Wings Festival. Car show, motorcycle games, airplane rides, arts & crafts, concessions and entertainment. Mena Airport. 479-394-2912, visitmena.com.

NOV. 4: "Carving the Ouachitas" Motorcycle Rally. Scenic day rides in Western and Central Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. 870-389-6196, cmausa.org/events.

MORRILTON

MUSIC

OCT. 2: Colt & the Old 45s. 7 p.m. Rialto Theater, 215 E. Broadway St. morrilton.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW

EVENTS

OCT. 1-2: Herb Harvest Festival. Experts speaking on herbs in agriculture, cuisine, culture, gardening, medicine, textiles and trade. $55/one day, $105 weekend. Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Ave. 870-269-3851, ozarkfolkcenter.com.

OCT. 19-30: Harvest Festival 2010. Make sorghum, shear sheep, carve pumpkins, and more. Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Ave. 870-269-3851, ozarkfolkcenter.com.

MUSIC

OCT. 30: Suzy Bogguss. 7 p.m., $15. Ozark Folk Center, 1032 Park Ave. 870-269-3851, ozarkfolkcenter.com.

NOV. 11-13: Annual Fall Bluegrass Festival. A weekend of traditional bluegrass with Blue Highway, Paul Williams and more. Ozark Folk Center, 1032 Park Ave. 870-269-2542, mountainview-bluegrass.com.

VISUAL ARTS

SEPT. 17-19: Ninth annual "Off the Beaten Path" Studio Tour. Self-guided driving tour of 31 artists' studios in Mountain View, Calico Rock, Pineville, Leslie and Fox, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. www.offthebeatenpathstudiotour.com.

PINE BLUFF

THEATER

SEPT. 16-19: "Bus Stop." Comic drama by William Inge. Arts & Science Center, 701 Main St. 870-536-3375, artssciencecenter.org.

NOV. 4-7: "Razzle Dazzle Redux." A musical variety show. Arts & Science Center, 701 Main St. 870-536-3375, artssciencecenter.org.

NOV. 18-21: "The Colored Museum." A Tony- winning writer and director's challenge to stereotypes of African-Americans. 7:30 p.m., $10. UAPB, 1200 N. University Drive. 870-575-8428, uapb.edu.

MUSIC

OCT. 10: "The German Musical Heritage." Pine Bluff Symphony, 4 p.m., Convention Center Auditorium, 211 W. Third St., $25-$30 adult, $12-$15 student. 870-536-7666.

DEC. 12: "Holiday Traditions: Music of the Season." Pine Bluff Symphony, 4 p.m., Convention Center Auditorium, 211 W. Third St., $25-$30 adult, $12-$15 student. 870-536-7666.

SEARCY

EVENTS

OCT. 5: Bob Beckel and Cal Thomas. The always-bickering conservative and liberal columnists for USA Today debate. 7:30 p.m. Benson Auditorium, Harding University, 915 E. Market Ave. 501-279-4497, harding.edu.

THEATER

OCT. 1-2, 7-9, 15-17: "Hocus Pocus." Two brothers switch places hoping to escape the pressure of everyday life. 6:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 1:30 p.m. Sun.; $13.50-$27. Center on the Square, 111 W. Arch. 501-368-0111, centeronthesquare.org.

DEC. 2-4, 9-11, 16-19: "Miracle on 34th Street." The classic story of the Macy's Santa Claus who insists he's the real thing. 6:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 1:30 p.m. Sun.; $13.50-$27. Center on the Square, 111 W. Arch. 501-368-0111, centeronthesquare.org.

SHERIDAN

EVENTS

OCT. 1-2: 27th Annual Timberfest. Arts and crafts, lumberjack competition, horseshoe tournament, music, food vendors, pet show, car shows and more. Free. Downtown Court Square. 870-942-3021, grantcountychamber.com.

OCT. 10: 29th Annual Joe Weber Arky 100 Bicycle Tour. Scenic bicycle rides of 25 up to 100 miles. $30 entry fee. Community Center, 1511 S. Rose, Hwy 46. 501-912-1449, arkansasbicycleclub.org.

TEXARKANA

EVENTS

SEPT. 17-26: 66th Annual Four States Fair. Food, rides, demolition derby, rodeos and music from Lee Brice, amongst others. $5 gate admission, $50 unlimited pass. 6:30 p.m. Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 E. 50th St. fourstatesfair.com.

MUSIC

DEC. 12: A Cowboy Christmas with Michael Martin Murphey. 7:30 p.m., $20-$35. Perot Theatre, 129 Main St. 901-792-8681, trahc.org.

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