Current Miss Arkansas, Katie Bailey
There will be preening and big hair and sparkly teeth and pageant waves and "The Music of the South." The countdown is over. It's time again for the annual Miss Arkansas pageant, which begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Summit Arena in Hot Springs. KATV's Jason Harper emcees. Fifteen dollar tickets are available via ticketmaster
Chanley Shae Painter, from the White River region, is my early favorite. Her cause is "smart choices," which, you know, can always use more exposure. And her musical number is "Fiddle Lightning," which sounds promising. Also, she doesn't look dead behind the eyes
At White Water, Arkansas indie-rock dude Chase Pagan
sings plaintively, 9 p.m., $5.
Movies in the Park, which starts at sundown, shows the James Bond update "Casino Royale."
Eva Green ooh la la.