The Weekend: Wanda Watson, E. Lynn Harris reading, Manhattan Short Film Fest, Wildwood Wine and Food Fest, more | Rock Candy

The Weekend: Wanda Watson, E. Lynn Harris reading, Manhattan Short Film Fest, Wildwood Wine and Food Fest, more

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E. Lynn Harris

FRIDAY 9/25

Friends and fans of the late author E. Lynn Harris gather to read from his final book, “Mama Dearest,” at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 6 p.m., free; everyone's encouraged to wear Razorback attire (Harris loved the Hogs).

Young, buzz-y local crooner Cody Belew headlines at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $6.

From Knoxville, rollicking country-rockers Mic Harrison and the High Score share a bill at White Water with Kevin Kerby and Battery, 10 p.m., $5.

Up-and-coming rapper Mike Streezy presents Midsouth Mayhem at Vino's, a local hip-hop showcase that features Konyak, 4X4 Crew, Bangsta Boy, Playa Laid and more, 8 p.m., $5.

Local party band Tragikly White puts butts on the dance floor at Sticky Fingerz, 9:30 p.m., $5.

SATURDAY 9/26

Tulsa's finest blueswoman Wanda Watson delivers a rare performance at Denton's Trotline in Benton. The Shannon Boshears band opens. There's bound to be collaboration, 5 p.m.

Filmgoers in Little Rock join with audiences in 172 other cities across the world to view and judge the 10 short films in the 12th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival at Market Street Cinema, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Wildwood Wine and Food Festival brings together more than 150 wines and “artful edibles” at its 11th annual celebration, 6:30 p.m., $75.

As Harvestfest winds down in Hillcrest, Ramona Smith and Carl Mouton offer a soul-jazz party at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7.

Hannah Montana's uncle Kebo Cyrus plays Southern rock-rooted country at Downtown Music, 8 p.m., $6.

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