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GREATER LITTLE ROCK

COMEDY

MARCH 20-22: Leo DuFour. 8 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Fri.; 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m. Sat., The Looney Bin, 1-430 and Rodney Parham. $6-$9. 228-5555.

MARCH 26-29: John Morgan. 8 p.m. Thu.; 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Fri.; 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m. Sat., The Looney Bin, 1-430 and Rodney Parham. $6-$9. 228-5555.

APRIL 2-6: “World's No. 1 Comedy Hypnotist,” The Sandman. 8 p.m., Thu.; 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. Fri.; 7 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m. Sat. The Looney Bin, 1-430 and Rodney Parham. $7-$12. 228-5555.

EVENTS

APRIL 4–6: 5th Annual Arkansas Literary Festival. Readings and events for all ages at venues in the River Market District, including a poet's pub crawl. 663-4321. www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org.

APRIL 3: Book Guys. Taping of radio broadcast at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., Darragh Center, Main Library. Arkansas Literary Festival event. 501-907-2490.

APRIL 4–5: Women of Faith-Infinite Grace Conference. Alltel Arena. $49. www.womenoffaith.com.

APRIL 5: Arkansas Diabetes Walk and Tour de Cure. Annual fund-raising event for the American Diabetes Association with food, entertainment, health fair. Murray Park. $15. 221-7444. www.diabetes.org.

APRIL 5: City Year Red Jacket Ball. 7 p.m., Statehouse Convention Center, Wally Allen Ball Room. 501-707-1400.

APRIL 10-13: 39th annual “Arkansas Victory Challenge Horse Show.” Arabian horses. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free admission and parking. Arkansas State Fairgrounds-590-9442. www.arkansasarabianhorseclub.com.

APRIL 11: 3rd annual Shorter College Legacy Banquet. 7-10 p.m., Statehouse Convention Center, Wally Allen Ball Room. 375-4310.

APRIL 12: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Banquet. 7-10 p.m., Statehouse Convention Center, Wally Allen Ball Room. 217-0321.

APRIL 18: Cruisin' in the Rock. Muscle cars, street rods, classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. 6-9 p.m., River Market Pavilions and Riverfront Park. 370-3201. cdolan@littlerock.com.

APRIL 18: Empty Bowls Art Auction. Silent and live auction of art to benefit Arkansas Foodbank. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. $40 advance, $50 at door. www.arkansasfoodbank.org.

APRIL 18-20: Disney High School Musical — The Ice Tour. 7 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m. Sat., 1:30 p.m. Sun. $17.75-$50.75. Alltel Arena. 975-7575. www.ticketmaster.com.

APRIL 26: Earth Day Festival. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Clinton Presidential Park. Free. 370-8000. tbittle@clintonfoundation.org.

APRIL 26: Central Arkansas START! Heart Walk. Registration 8 a.m., walk 9 a.m., North Shore Riverwalk, NLR. 379-1178. www.americanheart.org.

APRIL 27: Big Dam Bridge Duathlon. Run 2.2 miles, bike 12 miles, run another 2.2 miles. Starts at 8 a.m., Burns Park Soccer Complex. www.bigdambridge.com.

APRIL 28: Alzheimer's Arkansas “Art to Remember.” Art auction benefiting Arkansans affected by Alzheimer's. 6:30 p.m., Governor's Mansion. $100. 501-624-0021. www.alzark.org.

MAY 1, 8, 15: Big Downtown Thursdays. Networking event with music and art galleries. 5-8 p.m., River Market Pavilion. $5. 733-4081.

MAY 15: “Jazzy Joints Awareness.” Arthritis Foundation fund-raiser. Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, silent auction, raffle, music and dancing. 6-8:30 p.m., Governor's Mansion. $25. 1800 Center St. 664-7242.

MAY 16–18: Greek Food Festival. Medley of Greek and Middle Eastern favorites. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun., Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. 221-5300. www.greekfoodfest.com.

MAY 17: “Artworks.” Annual art auction of paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and other three-dimensional pieces. 6:30-10 p.m., p.m., Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main. $40. 378-0445 x203.

MAY 17: Central Arkansas Arthritis Walk. 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk. Big Dam Bridge, starts NLR side. 664-7242.

MAY 23–25: Riverfest. Arkansas's biggest music, arts and food festival. Riverfront Park, River Market District and North Shore Riverwalk. (See music listings.) 255-3378. www.riverfestarkansas.com.

JUNE 9: “Passion for Fashion.” Runway show featuring sleep wear, lounge and swim wear on The Rep's Main Stage. 6:30 p.m., Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main. $75. 378-0445 ext 207.

JUNE 14: Arkansas Statehood Celebration. Living history and family activities celebrate the state's 172nd birthday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham. Free. 324-9685.

JUNE 14: CARTI Tour de Rock. Bike ride raises funds for cancer treatment facilities. 6:30 a.m. registration, 7:30 a.m. advanced ride, 9 a.m. family ride, 11 a.m. barbecue, live music, Burns Park Soccer Complex, NLR. 800-482-8561 ext. 610.

FILM

APRIL 4–6: 7th Ozark Foothills FilmFest. Screenings of independent features, shorts, animation, and works by Arkansas filmmakers, with filmmakers in attendance. Market Street Cinema. $3-$5 per screening; passes available. 870-251-1189, www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org for movie times.

APRIL 5: “Louie Jordan: The Early Years.” Rare clips. Part of the 7th annual Ozarks Foothills FilmFest. 1 p.m., Dickinson Hall, UALR. Free. www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org.

MAY 15-18: Little Rock Film Festival. Documentary and wide release films at several venues in Little Rock. Downtown Little Rock/River Market. 960-0864.

EVERY SECOND FRIDAY: 2nd Friday Art Night. Downtown galleries are open 5-8 p.m. www.2ndfridayartnight.com.

MUSIC

MARCH 26: ASO'S “The Masters: Joshua Bell.” Violinist. 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $30-$100. www.arkansassympony.org.

MARCH 28: Monoxide Project. 9 p.m., Village, 3915 S. University. $5 adv., $7 d.o.s. thevillagelive.com.

MARCH 29: Long Hair Don't Care Tour: We the Kings, Valencia, The Cab, Charlotte Sometimes. 7:30 p.m., Village, 3915 S. University. $10-$12. thevillagelive.com.

MARCH 30: Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour: Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine, Bless the Fall, Idiot Pilot, Plus. 4 p.m., Riverfest Amphitheatre. arkansaslivemusic.com.

MARCH 31: Phantom Planet. 8 p.m., Juanita's. $10-$12, all ages. 374-3271.

APRIL 1: Electrify Your Strings with the Mark Wood Band. Violinist Mark Wood performs with Central Arkansas students. 7 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $24 from Celebrity Attractions, 300 S. Spring St., ticketmaster.com, 975-7575, or at door.

APRIL 4: Sticky Fingerz presents “Paradise City: The Gun and Roses Tribute.” 9 p.m., 107 Commerce St. $7. 501-372-7707. www.stickyfingerz.com.

APRIL 4: John B. '80s Party. 9 p.m., Village, 3915 S. University. $10-$15. thevillagelive.com.

APRIL 4: Opening River Top Party w/ The Gettys, Arkansas Twisters Sirens Dance Show. 8 p.m., Peabody Little Rock, 3 Statehouse Plaza. $5. 21 and up. 399-8059. rivertopparty.com.

APRIL 4–5: “Of Poetry.” River City Men's Chorus performs verse set to music. 3 p.m. Sun., 7 p.m. Mon., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi. 377-1080.

APRIL 5: Centurion Circle Annual '80's Party. Masquerade party and auctions benefit The Centers, with Mr. Happy. 8 p.m., Next Level Events, Train Station, Markham and Victory. $40 adv., $50 d.o.s. 666-9436. www.youthandfamilies.org.

APRIL 11: Rivertop Party w/ Tragikly White. 8 p.m., Peabody Little Rock, 3 Statehouse Plaza. $5. 21 and up. 399-8059. rivertopparty.com.

APRIL 12: ASO Symphony on the Green. ASO Big Band. 6 p.m.-midnight, Chenal Country Club, 10 Chenal Club Blvd. 821-4141.

APRIL 12: Studio Joe presents Shannon Wurst. 7:30 p.m., 600 Autumn Road. $10. 213-6622. www.studiojoe.biz.

APRIL 12: Blue Man Group. 8 p.m., Alltel Arena. $45-$75. 975-7575.

APRIL 17: Clutch, Kamchatka. 8:30 p.m., Village, 3915 S. University. $20-$23. thevillagelive.com.

APRIL 17: LR Wind Symphony's “Springtime.” 7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. $5-$10. 666-0777.

APRIL 18: Rivertop Party w/ Crisis. 8 p.m., Peabody Little Rock, 3 Statehouse Plaza. $5. 21 and up. 399-8059. rivertopparty.com.

APRIL 18: In Flames, Job for A Cowboy. 8 p.m., Village, 3915 S. University. $18-$21. thevillagelive.com.

APRIL 18: Brian Regan in Concert. 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $37.75. 975-7575.

APRIL 19: “An Evening of Bernstein.” UALR concert and community choirs. 8 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. 569-3294.

APRIL 19: Blues on the River. 2 p.m., North Shore Riverwalk, NLR. 401-0200.

APRIL 22: Acxiom Superpops Classical Mystery Tour. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Beatles tribute. 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $30-$80. 975-7575.

APRIL 25: Chris Brubeck and Triple Play. UALR Artspree performance. 7:30 p.m., Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall. $20 main floor, $17 balcony, students free. 569-3288.

APRIL 25: VIBE 4 w/ Josh the Funky 1 and Baby Anne, 18 DJs, Visuals by WOLFY, Laser Spectacular by Lost Tribe. 9 p.m., Village, 3915 S. University, $18-$25. VIP $27-$35. thevillagelive.com.

APRIL 25: Rivertop Party w/ Big Stack. 8 p.m., Peabody Little Rock, 3 Statehouse Plaza. $5, 21 and up. 399-8059. rivertopparty.com.

APRIL 25: Blind Melon. 10 p.m., Juanita's, 1300 S. Main. $17. 374-3271.

APRIL 26: Edgefest. Kid Rock, Disturbed, Sevendust, Saliva, Black Stone Cherry. 2 p.m., North Shore Riverwalk, NLR. $35. 975-7575.

APRIL 27: Trinity Presents: Jazz Pianist Joe Utterback. 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 Mississippi. Free. 377-1161.

APRIL 29: “A Musical Bouquet.” Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Rockefeller and Sturgis Quartets with pianist Krishana Thiagarian. 7 p.m., Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. $27.

MAY 2: Rivertop Party w/ Ugli Stick. 8 p.m., Peabody Little Rock, 3 Statehouse Plaza. $5. 21 and up. 399-8059. rivertopparty.com.

MAY 3: Avett Brothers. 9 p.m., Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. $10-$12. 823-0090.

MAY 4: Natural State Brass Band. 3 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road. Free.

MAY 9: Josh Ritter. 9 p.m., Revolution, 300 President Clinton Ave. $10-$12. 823-0090.

MAY 9: Rivertop Party w/ The Dempsys. 8 p.m., Peabody Little Rock, 3 Statehouse Plaza. $5. 21 and up. 399-8059. rivertopparty.com.

MAY 9-10: Preservation Hall Jazz Band. With the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $16-$70. 975-7575.

MAY 11: Carrie Underwood. 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. $35-$55. 975-7575.

MAY 11: “AETN Foundation Doo-Wop Celebration.” With Gene Chandler, Charlie Thomas (Drifters) Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, Shirley Alston Reeves (Shirelles), Larry Chance (Earls). 3 p.m., 7 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $55-$100. 800-662-2386, www.aetn.org.

MAY 16: Rivertop Party w/ Molten Lava. 8 p.m., Peabody Little Rock, 3 Statehouse Plaza. $5. 21 and up. 399-8059. rivertopparty.com.

MAY 18: Natural State Brass Band. 3 p.m., Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn. Free.

MAY 22: Arkansas Chamber Singers' “Song of Spring.” 7-9:30 p.m., Arkansas Governor's Mansion, 1800 Center St. $60. 377-1121.

MAY 23-25: Huey Lewis and the News, Merle Haggard, Arrested Development, Johnny Lang, Chaka Khan, ZZ Top. Riverfest acts. Riverfront Park, River Market, North Shore Riverwalk. 255-3378. www.riverfestarkansas.com for times.

JUNE 7: LR Wind Symphony's “A Stars and Stripes Celebration.” Flag Day concert. 7 p.m., MacArthur Park, 503 E. 9th St. Free. 666-0777.

JUNE 11: Demonhunter w/ Living Sacrifice, Oh, Sleeper, The Famine, Advent. 7:30 p.m., Village, 3915 S. University. $17-$20. thevillagelive.com.

JUNE 13: Rivertop Party w/ Cowboy Mouth. 8 p.m., Peabody Little Rock, 3 Statehouse Plaza. $5, 21 and up. 399-8059. rivertopparty.com.

JUNE 20: Rivertop Party w/ Memphis Soul Revue. 8 p.m., Peabody Little Rock, 3 Statehouse Plaza. $5, 21 and up. 399-8059. rivertopparty.com.

JUNE 29: Natural State Brass Band. 3 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road. Free.

JULY 4: Closing Rivertop Party w/ The Venus Mission. Free hot dogs and terrace view of fireworks display. 8 p.m., Peabody Little Rock, 3 Statehouse Plaza. $15, 21 and up. 399-8059. rivertopparty.com.

OPERA

MARCH 29: San Francisco Opera's “Samson and Delilah.” 12:30 p.m., Rave Motion Pictures, Col. Glenn and I-430.

APRIL 5: Metropolitan Opera's “La Boheme.” 12:30 p.m., Breckenridge, 1200 Breckenridge Drive. $15-$22. 224-0992.

APRIL 11: ASO's “Madame Butterfly.” Concert performance sung in Italian with English subtitles. 8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $16-$55. 975-7575.

APRIL 12-15: San Francisco Opera's “Don Giovanni.” 12:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 7:30 p.m. Mon.-Tue. Rave Motion Pictures, Col. Glenn and I-430.

APRIL 26: Metropolitan Opera's “Le Fille du Regiment.” 12:30 p.m., Breckenridge, 1200 Breckenridge Drive. $15-$22. 224-0992.

POETRY

APRIL 17: “Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century.” Kay Ryan on Emily Dickinson. 6:30 p.m., Darragh Center, Main Library, 100 Rock St. Free. 918-3032. murray@cals.org.

MAY 1: “Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century.” Eavan Boland on W.B. Yeats. 6:30 p.m., Darragh Center, Main Library, 100 Rock St. Free. 918-3032. murray@cals.org.

THEATER

MARCH 7-23: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” A young boy befriends a tiny mouse and an afternoon of mayhem is the result. 7 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., Arkansas Arts Center, 9th and Commerce. $11-$14. 372-4000.

MARCH 11-APRIL 13: “Nunsense A-Men!” The Little Sisters of Deer Creek raise funds to bury their fellow sisters, victims of the “great vichyssoise massacre.” 6 p.m. dinner, 7:45 curtain Tue.-Sat.; 11a.m., 5 p.m., dinner, 12:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m. curtain Sun., Murry's Dinner Playhouse. $22-$30. 562-3131.

MARCH 14-MARCH 22: “Sing, Dance, Repeat!” 70 young actors from 26 Arkansas schools sing and dance a musical century. 7 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. $15. 378-0405.

MARCH 20: Red Octopus Un-Dressed Rehearsal. 8 p.m., Easy Street Cabaret. $5. 307 W. 7th St.

MARCH 28-29, APRIL 4-5, 11-12 : “Fat Pig.” About society's discrimination against the overweight. 7:30 p.m., Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. $10-$14. 374-3761, ralphhyman@yahoo.com.

MARCH 29: “Behind the Curtain: Get a Clue.” Conversation and dinner with director and cast of “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.” 6:30 p.m., Arkansas Repertory Theater. $50. 378-0445 ext. 203.

APRIL 11-13, 18-20: “The Odd Couple” (female version). Community Theater production. Olive Madison, a self-proclaimed slob, and Florence Unger, tidy and neat, share an apartment with hilarious results. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Woolly Auditorium, Arkansas School for the Blind, 2600 W. Markham. $12-$14. 663-9494.

APRIL 11-27: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.” Holmes seems to have reached the end of his career when an irresistible case presents itself. 7 p.m. Wed.; 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Sun., Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. $20-$35. 378-0405.

APRIL 15-MAY 11: “Saving Grace.” Warmhearted Grace mistakes a telephone repairman for a burglar and attempts to convert him. 6 p.m. dinner, 7:45 curtain Tue.-Sat.; 11 a.m., 5 p.m., dinner, 12:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m. curtain Sun., Murry's Dinner Playhouse. $22-$30. 562-3131.

APRIL 15-17: “Movin' Out.” $20-$54. Robinson Center Music Hall. 244-8800.

MAY 2-18: “Brundibar.” Opera about two siblings who sing to raise money for their ailing mother but are chased away by the evil organ grinder Brundibar. Double bill with “Contact with the Enemy.” 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. $14-$18. 374-3761 ralphhyman@yahoo.com.

MAY 2-18: “Contact with The Enemy.” One-act drama portraying two veterans of World War II who meet by chance in front of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Double bill with “Brundibar.” 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. $10-$14. 374-3761.

MAY 2-18: “Ramona Quimby.” Ramona doesn't like her teacher, her Dad lost his job and her older sister Beezus gets on her nerves. 7 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre, 9th and Commerce. $11-$14. 372-4000.

MAY 13-JUNE 15: “God's Favorite.” Joe Benjamin is a wealthy and respected businessman living with his family in suburban Long Island when God puts his trust in Joe to keep his faith. 6 p.m. dinner, 7:45 curtain Tue.-Sat., 11am, 5 p.m., dinner, 12:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m. curtain Sun., Murry's Dinner Playhouse. $22-$30. 562-3131.

MAY 30-JUNE 22: “Fire on the Mountain.” A musical about the lives of Appalachian coal miners. 7 p.m. Wed., 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Sun. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. $25-$40. 378-0405.

JUNE 6-8, 13-15, 20-22: “Sweeney Todd.” Barber Sweeney Todd exacts a particularly bloody revenge for an injustice. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. $14-$18. 374-3761.

JUNE 17-JULY 13: “A Bad Year for Tomatoes.” Fed up with the demands of her acting career, a famous actress moves to the country for a little R&R. 6 p.m. dinner, 7:45 curtain Tue.-Sat.; 11a.m., 5 p.m., dinner, 12:45 p.m., 6:45 p.m. curtain Sun., Murry's Dinner Playhouse. $22-$30. 562-3131.

JULY 11-13, 18-20, 25-27: “Godspell.” Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew about the last days of Jesus. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. $14-$18. 374-3761.

AUG. 22-23, 29-30, SEPT. 5-6: “Southern Baptist Sissies.” The story of four gay men in a Southern Baptist Church in Texas and the ways they cope when they discover urges that go against the teachings of their church. 7:30 p.m., $10-$14, Weekend Theater, 7th and Chester. 501-374-3761.

SPORTS

APRIL 3: Opening night Arkansas Travelers. 7:10 p.m., Dickey-Stephens Park, 664-1555. www.travs.com.

APRIL 6–8: Arkansas Travelers vs. Frisco RoughRiders. 4 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. Mon., 7:10 p.m. Tue., Dickey-Stephens Park. 664-1555. www.travs.com.

APRIL 11: Arkansas Twisters vs. Tulsa. Arena football. 7 p.m., Alltel Arena. 975-5425. www.arkansastwisters.com.

APRIL 17–20: Arkansas Travelers vs. Northwest Arkansas Naturals. 7:10 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Dickey-Stephens Park. 664-1555. www.travs.com.

BATESVILLE

FILM

MARCH 27-30: The seventh annual Ozarks Foothills FilmFest. $3-$5. Independence Hall, UA Batesville. For complete listings, showtimes and venues visit www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or call 870-251-1189.

CONWAY

FILM

APRIL 25: UCA Film Festival. 5:30 p.m., Stanley Russ Hall, Room 103. Free. 501-450-3162.

LECTURES

MARCH 27: “The Beautiful Community.” Chinese-American author Maxine Hong Kingston will talk and sign books. Reception will follow. 7:30 p.m., Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building, Hendrix College, Conway. Free. 501-450-4597.

MUSIC

APRIL 15-16: East Village Opera Company. 7:30 p.m., UCA Reynolds Performance Hall. $10-$35, students free. 501-450-3163.

APRIL 19: Conway Symphony Orchestra Family Concert. “The Symphony All Around You.” 2 p.m., UCA Reynolds Performance Hall. 501-450-3265, 1-866-810-0012 or www.uca.edu/tickets.

APRIL 24: “Carmen: The Ballet.” St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre's new production. 7:30 p.m., UCA Reynolds Performance Hall. $10-$35. 1-866-810-0012.

JUNE 28: “Lights over the Lake.” Conway Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m., Beaverfork Park, Conway. 501-450-3265.

THEATER

APRIL 9-11: “Twelfth Night.” 7:30 p.m., UCA Reynolds Performance Hall. $8, 2 free with UCA ID. 501-450-5092.

JUNE 12-13, 15, 21, 26, 29: “The Sound of Music.” 7:30 p.m., UCA Reynolds Performance Hall. 501-450-3265.

JUNE 14, 22, 28: “The Tempest.” 7:30 p.m., also 2 p.m. June 15. UCA Reynolds Performance Hall. 501-450-3265, 1-866-810-0012 or www.arkshakes.com.

JUNE 19-20, 25, 27, 29: “Romeo and Juliet.” 7:30 p.m., also 2 p.m. June 22. Reynolds Performance Hall. 501-450-3265, 1-866-810-0012 or www.arkshakes.com.

EUREKA SPRINGS

EVENTS

APRIL 4-6: Spring Diversity Weekend. Celebrating diverse sexual orientations, couple registrations. www.diversitypride.com. www.eurekapride.com.

APRIL 6: AUD-ville Variety Show. Music, comedy, dance, magic and variety acts benefiting people with medical care needs. The Auditorium. $8 adults, $5 11 and under. 479-253-7788. www.myspace.com/audvilleshow.

APRIL 10-13: UFO Conference. Convention Center at Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. 501-354-2558. www.ozarkufo.com.

APRIL 18-19: 4th annual “Carving in the Ozarks.” Chainsaw carvers in action. 479-253-2080. www.carvingintheozarks.com.

MAY 1-31: May Festival of the Arts. Painting, music, dancing, art cars, Spring Art Contest, Yard Art Contest and two parades. 479-253-2586, 888-855-7823.

MAY 23-26: Art Car and Skateboard Festival. “Extreme Art Meets Extreme Sport.” Public display at Art Colony and Cafe Santa Fe, parade down Spring Street, skateboard competition, Memorial Day picnic. info@eurekaspringsartcarclub.com. www.eurekaspringsartcar.com.

JUNE 13-15. 10th Annual Native American Pow-Wow. Craft booths, dancing, Color Guard, drumming, artists, wildlife exhibits and other activities, concessions. $5 daily or $10 weekend. Children 3 and under free. 479-253-5841 or 479-253-3781, www.turpentinecreek.org.

JUNE 20-JULY 18: Opera in the Ozarks. 16311 Hwy. 62 W. 479-253-8595, operaintheozarks@arkansas.net or www.opera.org.

MUSIC

MARCH 28: Carolyn Wonderland. Dance concert and CD release party. 8:30 p.m., Basin Park Hotel. 479-253-2556. 800-342-9766.

APRIL 9: Ray Bonneville. Eureka House Concert. 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Church, 17 Elk St. $12. www.raybonneville.com or www.eurekahouseconcerts.com.

MAY 29-JUNE 1: Blues Weekend.A unique celebration of the Blues at venues all around Eureka Springs. 888-855-7823.

THEATER

MAY 2-OCT. 25: “The Great Passion Play.” Performances nightly except Sun. and Wed. 800-882-7529. www.greatpassionplay.com.

MARCH 21-22: Red Octopus Theater. Sketch comedy. 9 p.m., Eureka Live Underground, 35 N. Main. 479-253-2020.

MAY 17: “Night of Variety.” Eureka Theatre Company. Gavioli Chapel. 888-855-7823.

MAY 18: “Peter Pan.” 3 p.m., The Auditorium. 479-253-8060.

FAYETTEVILLE

EVENTS

MARCH 28-30: “Traces.” Canadian circus troupe 7 Fingers. Tumbling, leaping, hoops and athleticism. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. 479-443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org.

MAY 13-18: “STOMP.” The international percussion sensation. 7 p.m. May 13-15, 8 p.m. May 16, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 18. Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Fayetteville. $20-$48. 479-443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org.

JUNE 5-7: The 8th Annual Art of Wine Festival. A benefit for arts learning in Northwest Arkansas. 6 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Sat., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. 479-443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

MUSIC

APRIL 13: Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea and Jack DeJohnette. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. $28-$45. 479-443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org.

APRIL 18: Irish Chamber Orchestra. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Fayetteville. $24-$36. 479-443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org.

APRIL 19: Ray Brown Tribute Band. 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. $12-$28. 479-443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org.

APRIL 25-26: Dickson Street Music Festival. Charlie Daniels, .38 Special, Shooter Jennings on Fri.; Sonic Youth, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Little Feat on Sat. Walton Arts Center parking lot. $30 one day, $50 both. 479-527-6618.

MAY 5: Los Camperos de Nati Cano. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. $12-$20. 479-443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org.

THEATER

APRIL 8-13: “Late-Nite Catechism 2: Sometimes We Feel Guilty Because We Are Guilty.” Sister has assembled banners, filmstrips, mimeographed handouts, historical facts, and hysterical insights to give an overview of heaven and hell. 7 p.m., Tue.-Thu.; 8 p.m. Fri.; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Sun., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. $25. 479-443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org.

APRIL 28: “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley.” The story of an average boy who is squashed flat by a falling bulletin board. 6:30 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. $8-$15. 479-443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org.

MAY 9: “Beakman Live!” Based on the Emmy-winning children's TV show. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. 479-443-5600. $12-$18. www.waltonartscenter.org.

JUNE 10-11: “Jesus Christ Superstar.” 7 p.m. Tue.-Wed., 2 p.m. Wed., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. $30-$45. 479-443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org.

HOT SPRINGS

EVENTS

APRIL 26: “A Prairie Home Companion.” Radio broadcast with Garrison Keillor. 4:45 p.m., Summit Arena, 134 Convention Blvd. $25-$45. 501-321-1919.

MUSIC

APRIL 5: Dierks Bentley w/ special guests Bucky Covington and Luke Bryan. Hot Springs Summit Arena. $27.75-$34.75. 501-321-2027. ticketmaster.com.

MAY 31: The Guess Who. 8 p.m., Magic Springs, 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. 501-624-0100.

JUNE 1-14: 12th Annual Hot Springs Music Festival. 200 musicians play 17 concerts and hold open rehearsals, recitals and master classes at various venues downtown. 634 Prospect Ave. 501-623-4763. www.hotmusic.org.

JUNE 7: Lonestar. 8 p.m., Magic Springs, 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. 501-624-0100.

JUNE 14: Starship w/ Mickey Thomas. 8 p.m., Magic Springs, 1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. 501-624-0100.

THEATER

MAY 1-11: “The Cemetery Club.” Three widows continue their friendship as they visit their husbands' graves each month. $13 adults and $5 students through grade 12. 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., Pocket Theatre. 501-623-8585.

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