Want to take in a rockin' concert or enjoy the theater?
Little Rock is offering that and more all this week. Here is a look at our top picks for fun:
For the Arkansas Repertory's latest production "Gee's Bend" opening, take advantage of a few special events the rest of the week. Tonight at the theater is "Pay What You Can Night" night. The box office opens at 9 a.m. Get in line early to get your tickets! The show starts at 7 p.m.
At noon Thursday (Jan. 24), have a chance to talk to those behind the production at the Clinton School of Public Service's panel discussion. Admission is free. Call the Clinton School at 501- 683-5239 for reservations.
Friday night (Jan. 25) is opening night of the production. In addition to the show, there will be a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the show. Complimentary champagne and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Click here to purchase tickets.
After the long work week, take a load off at the Homegrown Hootenanny! program down in the South Main (SoMa) district at 7 p.m. Friday (Jan. 25). The Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society (CANAS) will be hosting a farmer mixer following the Friday session of the Southern SAWG conference in Little Rock. Live music from Winston Family Orchestra, Color Club, and Tyrannosaurus Chicken will provide a little entertainment, while local beer from Vino's brewpub featuring Dunbar Garden-grown hops and handmade hard cider will be available for donations. Have a sweet tooth? Loblolly Creamery will have tasty treats for purchase. The event, co-hosted by the Arkansas Local Food Network, Dunbar Garden and the Greenhorns, will offer pedicab transportation from conference site to SoMa. While tickets to the event aren't required, there is a suggested donation of $5. A portion of proceeds will go to the Southern SAWG scholarship fund. And don't forget to dress warm! More information can be found here.
This weekend, take in Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, a delightful collection of old dance forms written into a colorful and modern orchestration. Highlighting the program is a solo appearance of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Principal Cellist, David Gerstein, as he steps forward to present Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra. Performances are 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Robinson Center Music Hall. Click here to purchase tickets and get more information about the show.
Tonight, this alternative country/Southern rock band is coming to the Rev Room, 300 President Clinton, Ave., Little Rock. Originally from Athens, Ga., the popular group will perform material from their several albums over a 17-year span. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Buy tickets here. Get a preview of a few of their tracks below.