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Annual Taste of the Rock returns

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THURSDAY 5/7

The 11th Annual Taste of the Rock, featuring booths from 35 local restuarants and caterers, is at the River Market pavilions, $15 adv., $20 day of. John Burnette performs at the Dunbar Garden Project at 5:30 p.m., $5. The Preservation Crustaceans Crawfish Boil is at Argenta Plaza at 6 p.m., $40 adv., $45 day of. The first-ever Bentonville Film Festival, started by Geena Davis, continues this week through Saturday, May 9. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs its "Back to the '80s" program at the Argenta Community Theater, 7 p.m., $20. Grammy nominated country singer Will Hoge performs at Revolution at 7:30 p.m., $10.

FRIDAY 5/8

Sir Ketumile Masire, former president of Botswana, speaks at the Clinton School's Sturgis Hall at 8:30 a.m. Local improv troupe The Main Thing presents its newest comedy production "I Love You But You're Sitting On My Cat" at The Joint in Argenta, 8 p.m., $22. Malcolm Allen, Big Piph, Soul Centric, Bijoux, Mamma Shawn and more perform at IV Corners. Cajun-Americana group Feufollet plays at Stickyz at 9 p.m., $7. Country singer Bart Crow is at Revolution with Rich O'Toole, 9 p.m., $10. Blues-rocker Patrick Sweany returns to White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $10.

SATURDAY 5/9

The Peace Love Goodwill 5K and 10K begins at Murray Park at 7:30 a.m., $25-$45. The 42nd Annual Territorial Fair, with family-friendly activities and actors portraying life in Little Rock during the territorial era, is at the Historic Arkansas Museum beginning at 10 a.m., free. The Arkansas Travelers play the Northwest Arkansas Naturals at 7:10 p.m. (and at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, 7:10 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday) at Dickey-Stephens Park, $6-$12. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, with soloist Ashley Brown, performs at Pulaski Academy's Connor Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. (and at 3 p.m. Sunday), $19-$58. Metro Station, SayWeCanFly, 7 Minutes in Heaven and System Avenue play at Juanita's, 8 p.m., $13. The Good Time Ramblers play at Stickyz, 9 p.m., $5.

WEDNESDAY 5/13

Rodney Block and The Love Supreme play at South on Main as part of its Local Live series, 7:30 p.m., free. Joe Pug performs at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, 8 p.m., $10.

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