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  • Rocktown Slam

    2nd Saturday of every month
    501 E 9th Street, Little Rock
    7:15 p.m.
    Organization: Arkansas Arts Center

    Rocktown Slam has a brief open mic that starts at 7:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to perform -- poets, singers, songwriters, comedians, dancers, and more. After the open mic, we have our slam, in which poets compete with their original work and are judged by five random members of the audience. Cover is only $5. Competing poets pay $10 for a chance to win cash prizes. Contact Rocktown Slam via Facebook or e-mail us at rocktownslam@gmail.com

  • Artist Inc. Live in Argenta 2014

    Every Monday , 9-15 thru 11-3
    204 East 4th, NLR, AR 72114, North Little Rock
    6-9 PM

    Artist INC Live Argenta is a cutting edge training program that addresses the specific business needs and challenges of artists. Limited to 25 participants, artists gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Go to https://artistincliveinargenta.submittable.com/submit for full application guidelines and details.

  • Get Down Downtown

    Friday, Sept. 26-Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
    Downtown Searcy, Searcy
    Friday 6pm-10pm & Saturday 10am-10pm

    Get Down Downtown is a two-day, free-admission festival featuring live music, performers, vendors and children's activities. Friday night's headliner is The Nelons and Saturday night's headliner is Ricochet-both play at 8. Music and activities will be located in downtown Searcy and Spring Park from 6-10 Friday, Sept. 26, and 10-10 Saturday, Sept. 27. Contact Amy at 279-9007 or email mainstreetsearcy@sbcglobal.net for vendor information.

  • Auditions for Two Winter Shows

    September 27, 10 A.M. & September 28, 6 P.M.
    1001 W. 7th St., Little Rock, AR 72201, Little Rock
    September 27, 10 A.M. & September 28, 6 P.M.

    The Weekend Theater, 7th & Chester in downtown Little Rock, has set auditions for our two winter shows. The auditions will be at 10 A.M. on Saturday, September 27th and 6 P.M. Sunday, September 28th at The Weekend Theater for the following shows: Other Desert Cities, directed by Ralph Hyman and No Exit, directed by Tom Tinker. Auditions will consist of reading from the script; you do not have to prepare anything prior to the audition. Scripts will not be available prior to auditions.

  • Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

    Sept. 28 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    7pm
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Let legendary six-time Grammy® winner Dr. John take you on a musical journey like no other. The Nite Tripper is back and better than ever with his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk and psychedelic rock with Creole roots. Dr. John will be joined by special guest and local favorite, The Cate Brothers.

  • Dog The Bounty Hunter

    Sept. 30 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    8pm
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Duane Dog Chapman, star of CMT's Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and A&E's Dog the Bounty Hunter will be appearing live at the Walton Arts Center on September 30th.

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Event: Under the Tuscan Moon

    October 2, 2014
    Home of Clark Trim, Owner of Colonial Wine and Spirits 1700 Winslow Dr., Little Rock, AR 72207, Little Rock
    6:30 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    Arkansas Chamber Singers present Italian-themed fundraiser, “Under the Tuscan Moon”, featuring a night of dining, wine and good cheer. Chef Henrik Thostrup will prepare an unforgettable meal paired with Italian wine for this epicurean event. This stunningly beautiful 7,000 square foot home of Clark Trim is a delightful setting for this special evening. $75 per person Go to www.ar-chambersingers.org or call 501-377-1121 for more details on this Arkansas Chamber Singers Benefit. Buon appetito!

  • Funkadesi

    Oct. 3 2014
    495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    This free-spirited, world-fusion band blends Indian music with reggae, contemporary funk and spicy Caribbean grooves. Funkadesi’s performances bear messages of togetherness, and their one-world positive vibe makes the band a compelling musical force. It’s guaranteed fun- you’ll be out of your seat dancing!

  • The Bad Plus

    Oct. 4 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    The Bad Plus has spent more than a decade redefining what a piano-bass-drums trio can and should be. Now it’s your chance to experience it firsthand, as this jazz band takes their distinctive musical M.O. to captivating heights – proving that the rules of musical convention are made to be broken.

  • Home Free

    Oct. 9 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Five guys. Five microphones. No instruments. Home Free claims the title of the world’s first country music a cappella group, winning the fourth season of NBC’s "The Sing-Off" in December 2013. Join us in welcoming these extremely talented musicians and experience a sound like no other!

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Fall Concert: Mass in Time of War

    Friday, October 10, 2014 7:30 pm
    St. James United Methodist Church 321 Pleasant Valley Drive , Little Rock
    7:30 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    The opening concert features the incredibly lyrical "Mass in Time of War" by Franz Joseph Haydn and the uplifting, zestful "Regina coeli," K. 276, of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, both works performed with soloists and an orchestra of players from the Arkansas Symphony. This spectacular concert will have only one performance at St. James United Methodist Church on October 10th at 7:30PM. Visit ar-chambersingers.org or call 501-377-1121 for more information and ticket pricing.

  • Sid the Science Kid LIVE - Let's Play!

    Oct. 12 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    1:30pm & 4:30pm
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Imaginations soar when PBS KIDS show Sid the Science Kid LIVE! comes to life in an exciting onstage production full of fun and adventure with audience interaction, cooperative problem solving and plenty of laughs. For everyone ages 3 and up.

  • The Adventures of Robin Hood presented by the Visible Fictions

    Oct. 16 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice, seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. Join the internationally acclaimed Visible Fictions cast for a silly and unexpected take on this classic story. For everyone ages 7 and up.

  • Bill Engvall

    Oct. 17 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Get ready for an evening of standout stand-up as Billboard Comedy Chart topping and American Comedy Award-winning comedian Bill Engvall returns to Walton Arts Center. If you’re looking for fun, fast paced and “fairly clean” comedy chock-full of laughs, this is your ticket!

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Oct. 31 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Join us in your best Rocky Horror themed costume, and sing along with this screamingly funny, sinfully twisted salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies and rock music - the most popular cult classic of all time. It’s a BYOP* show (Bring Your Own Props). And the best part? It’s Halloween night!

  • Ouachita Arts Celebration

    November 1
    607 Mena Street, Mena
    10am-4pm
    Organization: SouthWest Artists

    In the fall of the year when the leaves begin to change the Artists from the Ouachita Mountains come to celebrate the diversity of the Arts. In the Mena downtown Art District we offer a diverse variety of demonstrations, displays, competitions, music, hands on art, entertainment and much more. We would like to invite you to share in our fine arts, preforming arts, cultural arts and culinary arts. Browse thru many art vendors and shops in the Art District.

  • Cameron Carpenter

    Nov. 6 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Cameron Carpenter is smashing the stereotypes of organ music, filling venues around the world with the sounds of his International Touring Organ – a digital organ of Carpenter’s own design. Be among the first to see this one-of-a-kind instrument along with a one-of-a-kind artist!

  • New York Standards Quartet

    Nov. 7 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    When the foursome first formed, the concept was straightforward: play the jazz standards they love and grew up with, but with lots of freedom and room for interpretation. The quartet has since developed its own language within the tradition of the standard jazz repertoire, forming a near telepathic relationship onstage and triggering a phenomenal audience response.

  • Jake Shimabukuro

    Nov. 14 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Experience a night out with a musical “hero,” as declared by Rolling Stone. Hawaiian ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro is fresh, hip and virtuosic. Shimabukuro first won acclaim on YouTube with his innovative covers of songs such as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Now, on his latest album, Shimabukuro’s star shines even brighter – proving he’s easily one of the world’s most exciting contemporary musicians.

  • The Dan Band

    Nov. 21 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Dan Finnerty first caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the hit film “Old School,” followed by appearances in “Starsky and Hutch” and “The Hangover.” With its edgy, irreverent and wildly popular renditions of pop songs like “Lady” by Styx and “Milkshake” by Kelis, The Dan Band is sure to have you laughing and singing out loud!

  • Elf The Musical

    Nov. 25-26
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf the Musical is “happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” says Variety. Don’t miss this modern-day Christmas classic that’s sure to help you embrace your inner elf!

  • Clint Black Christmas With You

    Dec. 4 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Long heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars, the singer/songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor, Clint Black promises to deliver a deep sense of country music history and a performance that’s sure to be a highlight of your holiday season!

  • The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue

    Dec. 5-6
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Second City fans, rejoice! This prominent improv group is well known as the training ground for many now-megafamous alumni, including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert. Experience the magic (and mayhem!) of the holiday season with The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue.

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers 10th Annual Capitol Event

    December 6, 2014
    Little Rock Club 400 W. Capitol Little Rock, AR 72201, Little Rock
    5:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    Usher in the holiday season as the Arkansas Chamber Singers celebrate their tenth annual "A Capitol Event” Dinner & Silent Auction at the exclusive Little Rock Club. This year will feature the Big Band sounds of Yesteryear with “Swing Band Reunion” and an exciting silent auction. From the vantage of the Little Rock Club we will watch the fireworks over the Capitol Building and feast on a delicious menu crafted for the evening. Call 501-377-1121 for more details.

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Big Band Holidays

    Dec. 7 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Led by internationally acclaimed Wynton Marsalis and featuring 15 of the finest soloist, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today, the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is on a mission to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz. Don’t miss this opportunity to be entertained and inspired!

  • Mediaeval Baebes

    Dec. 11 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Mediæval Bæbes will regale with holiday carols sung in ancient languages like Middle English, Medieval French and Cornish. With witty humor and an affinity for castles and cathedrals, these fair maidens bring the medieval holiday season out of the Dark Ages with songs like “We Three Kings” and “Away in a Manger.”

  • MYTHBUSTERS: Behind the Myths

    Dec. 12 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, hosts of the Emmy® nominated and enormously popular Discovery series "MythBusters," come to the WAC stage for a fantastical night of experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories that prove or disprove urban legends and popular misconceptions.

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Holiday Concert: Christmas at the Old State House

    December 12, 13, 14, 2014
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    7:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    Our annual "Christmas at the Old State House," presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board, will feature traditional music of the season, music of new composers and music popular during the American Civil War. The combination of the acoustical magic of the hall and the glorious voices of the Arkansas Chamber Singers promises to pack the house for all three thrilling performances! Free admission. Visit ar-chambersingers.org or call 501-377-1121 for more information.

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Holiday Concert: Christmas at the Old State House

    December 12, 13, 14, 2014
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    7:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    Our annual "Christmas at the Old State House," presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board, will feature traditional music of the season, music of new composers and music popular during the American Civil War. The combination of the acoustical magic of the hall and the glorious voices of the Arkansas Chamber Singers promises to pack the house for all three thrilling performances! Free admission. Visit ar-chambersingers.org or call 501-377-1121 for more information.

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Holiday Concert: Christmas at the Old State House

    December 12, 13, 14, 2014
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    3:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    Our annual "Christmas at the Old State House," presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board, will feature traditional music of the season, music of new composers and music popular during the American Civil War. The combination of the acoustical magic of the hall and the glorious voices of the Arkansas Chamber Singers promises to pack the house for all three thrilling performances! Free admission. Visit ar-chambersingers.org or call 501-377-1121 for more information.

  • Moscow Classical Ballet's The Nutcracker

    Dec. 19-21
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Back for its fourth consecutive season, the beloved holiday tradition The Nutcracker is a must-see for the whole family! Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by the venerable Moscow Classical Ballet’s stunning presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet.

  • Ballroom with a Twist

    Jan 17. 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    An unforgettable Night Out featuring favorite reality TV stars from "Dancing with the Stars," "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance" — ballroom dancing never looked so hot! Stars to be announced!

  • Slava's Snowshow

    Jan. 20-25
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW is a fusion of traditional and contemporary theatrical clowning arts that brilliantly creates a world of wonderment and fantasy, transporting you to a joyous dreamlike world that will leave you literally ankle-deep in snow!

  • Tangram

    Jan. 30 2015
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Created and performed by classically trained ballerina Cristiana Casadio and world-class circus artist Stefan Sing, this compelling production encapsulates the struggles of human relationships in a performance that is both beautiful and breathtaking. Imaginative, sensuous and cutting-edge, Tangram questions what it is like to surrender to love and asks us, who is in control?

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Spring Concert: Music of the Civil War Era

    March 13, 14, 15, 2015
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    7:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    We are extremely excited about our 3rd concert this season entitled "Music of the Civil War Era," which will also be presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board. Choral music composed during, performed during, or inspired by the American Civil War featuring music by Verdi, Brahms, Stephen Foster and many Civil War tunes arranged for choir. We bid farewell to our commemoration of this cataclysmic event with a tribute to the men and women who created meaningful beauty during a

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Spring Concert: Music of the Civil War Era

    March 13, 14, 15, 2015
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    7:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    We are extremely excited about our 3rd concert this season entitled "Music of the Civil War Era," which will also be presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board. Choral music composed during, performed during, or inspired by the American Civil War featuring music by Verdi, Brahms, Stephen Foster and many Civil War tunes arranged for choir. We bid farewell to our commemoration of this cataclysmic event with a tribute to the men and women who created meaningful beauty during a

  • Albert Handell workshop

    May 4 to May 8, 2015
    267 osprey dr. On lake hamilton, Hot Springs National Park

    Join me and master artist, Albert Handell for a 5 day indoor/ outdoor oil and pastel workshop. The workshop will be held on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. You may work in either medium and both will be demoed the only living artist who is a member of the hall of fame in both oil painters of America and pastel painters of America, this is an unforgettable experience. Contact Lori Lewis at loritlew@yahoo.com or 5016905674.

Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the State of Arkansas and The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.