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Arkansas Fall Arts Calendar

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Little Rock and North Little Rock

BOOKS

SEPT. 27: "The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes." Author Conevery Bolton Valencius will discuss and sign her book. Clinton School of Public Service, noon.

SEPT. 30: "Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress." Former congressman and author Tom Allen will discuss and sign his book. Clinton School of Public Service, 6 p.m. NOV. 21: Arkansas Reading Association Literacy Conference. Two-day event for educators and others, with authors, literary specialists, speakers and small group sessions. Statehouse Convention Center, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

EVENTS

SEPT. 26: Fifth Annual Shine a Light on Literacy Event. First Lady Ginger Beebe will be recognized for her work with Literacy Action of Central Arkansas. Governor's Mansion, 6-8 p.m., $50.

OCT. 4-6: "At the Barre." Arkansas Festival Ballet, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-5; 2 p.m. Oct. 6.

OCT. 5: 2013 Little Rock Pride Parade. Downtown Little Rock, 2 p.m.

OCT. 12: Annual Fall Community Unity Pride Picnic. Games, kids crafts, free food, music and more in pavilions 7 and 8. Murray Park, 1 p.m.

NOV. 1 Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival. With beer from nearly 50 craft breweries and food from local restaurants. 6-9 p.m., Argenta Farmers Market grounds.

NOV. 12: Arkansas Cornbread Festival. With cornbread and side dish competitions, arts and homemade crafts, locally produced food and gifts and more. South Main Street, Little Rock, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

NOV. 15: Dancing into Dreamland. Dance competition and fundraiser to benefit for Dreamland Ballroom, 7 p.m., $65.

FILM

SEPT. 24-SEPT. 28: Reel Civil Rights Film Festival. Appearances by Myrlie Evers-Williams and Reena Denise Evers-Everette, wife and daughter, respectively, of slain civil rights champion Medgar Evers. Various times. Philander Smith College and Historic Arkansas Museum.

SEPT. 30: "Broken Circle Breakdown." Part of the GATHR film series, the story of the trials of an opposites-attract relationship. Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $10.

OCT. 7: "Capital." Part of the GATHR film series, the power struggle between a giant European investment bank and the American hedge fund that tries to take it over. Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $10.

OCT. 14: "Big Sur." Part of the GATHR film series, a fictional recounting of Jack Kerouac's visits to Big Sur. Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $10.

OCT. 21: "Autoluminescent." Part of the GATHR film series, a documentary about Australian songwriter Rowland S. Howard. Market Street Cinema, 7 p.m., $10.

MUSIC

SEPT. 27: Diarrhea Planet, The So So Glos. 18-and-older, Stickyz, 9 p.m., $8.

SEPT. 27: Arkansas Sounds Music Fest. Presented by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. With Collin Raye, Tav Falco and Panther Burns, Bonnie Montgomery and more. Downtown Little Rock, free.

SEPT. 27: John Paul Keith and The One Four Fives. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7.

SEPT. 27: Memorial Event for Brandon Clendenin. With Every Knee Shall Bow, Red Devil Lies, A Darkend Era, and Revengeance. Downtown Music Hall, 6:30 p.m., $10.

SEPT. 28: Son Volt, Colonel Ford. Revolution, 9 p.m., $17 adv., $20 day of.

SEPT. 29: Hank III. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $17 adv., $20 day of.

SEPT. 30: Windhand, Iron Tongue, Sumokem. White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m.

SEPT. 30: Nedelle Torrisi. Christ Episcopal Church, 8 p.m., $5.

OCT. 1: The Sideshow Tragedy. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m

OCT. 2: Okkervil River, Torres. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $15.

OCT. 2: Richard Buckner, Adam Faucett. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

OCT. 3: Ben Rector, Tyrone Wells. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $18 adv., $20 day of.

OCT. 3: Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.

OCT. 3: Yo Gotti. With YG, Ca$hout, Shy Glizzy, Zed Zilla and more. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $30 adv.

OCT. 4: Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $25-$43.

OCT. 4: Josh Abbott Band, Tyler and the Tribe. Revolution, 9 p.m., $15 adv., $18 day of.

OCT. 4: Kylesa. Downtown Music Hall, 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

OCT. 4: Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires. White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m., $7.

OCT. 5: DennyWest Music Festival. With Ukulele Bill, REAL Entertaining, Mister Morphis One Man Band, the Hartley Family Bluegrass Band, Posey Hill, the Mulligan Brothers, and BettySoo Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, 1 p.m., $5-$20.

OCT. 5: Chris Knight. With Ben Knight. Revolution, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

OCT. 5: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $15.

OCT. 5: Magic Mouth, Bonnie Montgomery. White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m.

OCT. 6: Matt Wertz. Juanita's, 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

OCT. 7: Valerie June, Matrimony, Steve Hester & Deja Voo Doo. Juanita's, 8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.

OCT. 8: Ringworm. Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $10

OCT. 8: Silversun Pickups, Electric Guest. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $30 adv., $35 day of.

OCT. 9: Billy Joe Shaver, Bonnie Montgomery. White Water Tavern, 8 p.m., $25 adv., $30 day of.

OCT. 9: Electric Six, My Jerusalem, Flaming Death Faeries. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.

OCT. 9: Shooter Jennings and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Leopold and His Fiction. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $17 adv., $20 day of.

OCT. 11: Mavis Staples. Christ Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m., $20-$35.

OCT. 11: Arkansas Chamber Singers Fall Concert: Love's Soaring Spirit. Performing American composer Stephen Paulus's new work "The Furnace of Love's Fire." St. James United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15.

OCT. 11: Youngblood Brass Band. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.

OCT. 12-3: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra "Halloween Spooktacular." Performing pieces by Wagner, Berlioz, Liszt and more. Robinson Center Music Hall, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Oct. 13, 3 p.m., $18-$59.

OCT. 12: Pokey LaFarge. South on Main, 8 p.m., $15 adv., $20 day of.

OCT. 12: Gregory Alan Isakov, Sanders Bohlke. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

OCT. 13: Arkansas Chamber Singers: "Love's Soaring Spirit." Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $10-$18.

OCT. 13: Cas Haley. Juanita's, 8 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

OCT. 14: Mushroomhead. Juanita's, 8 p.m., $15 adv., $18 day of.

OCT. 16: St. Paul and The Broken Bones. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.

OCT. 17: Arkansas Chamber Singers: Tastes from Down Under. With wine and food from Australia and New Zealand. Greg Thompson Fine Art, 6 p.m., $50.

OCT. 17: Luke Bryan. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $40-$66.

OCT. 17: The Browning. Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of.

OCT. 18: Black Oak Arkansas, Jocephus and The George Jonestown Massacre, Iron Tongue. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of.

OCT. 18: Bon Jovi. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $34-$160.

OCT. 18: Clenched Fist. Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $8.

OCT. 19-20: Barber's Violin Concerto. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs pieces by Theofanidis, Barber and Rachmaninoff. Robinson Center Music Hall, $14-$53. 8 p.m. Oct. 19, 3 p.m. Oct. 20.

OCT. 19: Blue October. Juanita's, 8:30 p.m., $27 adv., $32 day of.

OCT. 19: Reckless Kelly. Revolution, 9 p.m., $15.

OCT. 19: Shinyribs. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

OCT. 22: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra "Visions of America." Performing pieces by Dvorak, Barber and Theofanidis. Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $23.

OCT. 22: The Dirty Streets. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.

OCT. 23: Dawes, Jason Isbell. Revolution, 9 p.m., $14 adv., $16 day of.

OCT. 24: Death Jam 5000, Sw/mm/ng. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.

OCT. 25: Charlie Robison. Revolution, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

OCT. 26: Lord T and Eloise. Revolution, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $15 day of.

OCT. 28: Brave Combo. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 8 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.

OCT. 29: Megan Michelle. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.

OCT. 30: Blue Sky Black Death. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 day of.

OCT. 30: Coheed and Cambria, Balance and Composure, I The Mighty. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $28 adv., $31 day of.

OCT. 31: The Wild Feathers. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $10.

NOV. 1: Band of Heathens. Revolution, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.

NOV. 2: Motion City Soundtrack. Juanita's, 8 p.m., $18 adv., $20 day of.

NOV. 2: Jim Mize. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.

NOV. 2: Reverend Horton Heat, Mountain Sprout, Dirtfoot. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $15 adv., $20 day of.

NOV. 5: The Apache Relay, Jonathan Rice. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, $10.

NOV. 5: The Mowgli's, Kopecky Family Band, The Rocketboys. Juanita's, 7:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 day of.

NOV. 7: Barrett Baber. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $10.

NOV. 8: Avett Brothers. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $46-$53.

NOV. 8: Patrick Sweany. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7.

NOV. 8: Two Cow Garage. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack.

NOV. 9-10: Beethoven and Blue Jeans. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs pieces by Gulda and Beethoven. Robinson Center Music Hall, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 3 p.m. Nov. 10. $14-$53.

NOV. 9: Marcus Roberts Trio. South on Main, 8 p.m., $45.

NOV. 9: Motel Mirrors. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7.

NOV. 10: Butch Walker. Revolution, 8 p.m., $15 adv., $18 day of. Revolution, 8 p.m., $15 adv., $18 day of.

NOV. 11: Motel Mirrors. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $7.

NOV. 12: Artist of Distinction: Inbal Segev. Pieces by Prokofiev, Villa Lobos and Enescu. Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m.

NOV. 12: Mike and The Moonpies. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.

NOV. 14: Bauuer. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $20.

NOV. 16: Paul Thorn, Will Hoge. Revolution, 8 p.m., $20

NOV. 17: Pink. The Truth About Love Tour. Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $52-$118.

NOV. 17: Steve Vai. Juanita's, 8 p.m., $25 adv., $30 day of.

NOV. 18: Wolvhammer. White Water Tavern, 9:30 p.m.

NOV. 20: Built to Spill. Revolution, 8 p.m., $17 adv., $20 day of.

NOV. 21: Ha Ha Tonka. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.

NOV. 21: Vore, Hod. Vino's, midnight.

NOV. 23: Rosanne Cash. South on Main, 8 p.m., $50.

NOV. 30: Stiff Necked Fools. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9:30 p.m., $5.

DEC. 7: Arkansas Chamber Singers 9th Annual Capitol Event. With dinner and silent auction, overlooking fireworks over the Capitol. The Little Rock Club, 5 p.m., $125.

DEC. 10: Thy Art is Murder. Downtown Music Hall, 6 p.m., $10 adv., $12 day of.

DEC. 12: Malcolm Holcombe. White Water Tavern, 9 p.m.

DEC. 13: Alvin Youngblood Hart. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.

DEC. 13-15: Arkansas Chamber Singers Holiday Concert: Spirit of the Season. With traditional carols and new works by Arkansas composers. Old State House Museum, 3 p.m. Dec. 13, 7 p.m. Dec. 14-15.

DEC. 20: Rwake,The Body. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.

DEC. 20: Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $45-$91.

DEC. 21: Smoke Up Johnny. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m.

THEATER

SEPT. 25-OCT. 6: "Wicked." Return of the popular Broadway musical telling the story of Oz before Dorothy's arrival. Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Thu., Sun.; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Thu., Sat.-Sun., $43-$144.

OCT. 4-19: "Nora." Ingmar Bergman's interpretation of Ibsen's "A Doll's House." The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $12-$16.

OCT. 8-NOV. 9: "Dial M For Murder." A whodunit inspired by the Hitchcock thriller starring Grace Kelly. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 11 a.m. Wed., Sun.; 5:30 p.m. Sun., $15-$35.

OCT. 25-NOV. 10: "Red." Biographical drama of painter Mark Rothko, directed by The Rep's artistic director Robert Hupp. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m. Wed.-Thu., Sun; 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $32-$57.

NOV. 1-16: "A Clockwork Orange." Based on the Anthony Burgess novel and the 1971 Kubrick film version. The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., $12-$16.

NOV. 12-DEC. 29: "Run For Your Wife." Cab driver John Smith is mugged one day and is taken home by a helpful policeman, who takes him to the wrong home. It seems Smith has two homes and two wives, and according to his carefully laid-out schedule he is supposed to be with wife No. 2. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 11 a.m. Wed., Sun.; 5:30 p.m. Sun., $15-$35.

DEC. 4-29: "Because of Winn Dixie." World premiere of new musical based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo about a young girl and a dog she finds at a Winn Dixie supermarket. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m. Wed.-Sun., 2 p.m. Sun., $47-$57.

DEC. 6-22: "Scrooge! The Musical." Musical version of the classic holiday tale "A Christmas Carol." The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., $16-$20.

VISUAL ARTS

OCT. 25-FEB. 9: "Mark Rothko in the 1940s: The Decisive Decade," Arkansas Arts Center.

OCT. 25-FEB. 9: "Face to Face: Artists' Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr.," Arkansas Arts Center.

OCT. 25-FEB. 9: "Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge," Arkansas Arts Center.

DEC. 6-JAN. 5: "45th Collectors Show and Sale," Arkansas Arts Center.

DEC. 13: "World's Largest Bowie Knife Exhibit," Historic Arkansas Museum.

Bentonville

NOV. 9-FEB. 3: "The Artists' Eye: Georgia O'Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection," Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Conway

EVENTS

OCT. 3: C.D. Wright and Forrest Gander. Arkansas native Wright, whose recent book, "One With Others," won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry," reads poetry along with her husband, Forrest Gander, whose 2011 book, "Core Samples from the World," was a finalist for the Pulitzer. Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College, 7:30 p.m.

OCT. 8: Paul Taylor Dance Company. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40.

NOV. 25: Lisa Ling. Veteran journalist and producer and former co-host of "The View." Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $15.

MUSIC

OCT. 1: Tommy Emmanuel. Tickets available through AETN Foundation at aetnfoundation.org/boxoffice. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $50.

OCT. 23: Conway Symphony Orchestra Opening Night of 2013 Season. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

OCT. 24: "Grits and Glamour: Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan." Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40.

NOV. 2: Audra McDonald. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 5: Straight No Chaser. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

DEC. 9: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's "Wild and Swingin' Holiday Party." Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40.

THEATER

NOV. 13-16: "Still. Going Forward Backward." Hendrix College, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-15, 2 p.m. Nov. 16, free.

NOV. 18: "The Addams Family Musical." Classic characters of the TV show with an original story and score. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $30-$40

COMEDY

SEPT. 26: Bill Cosby. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m.

Eureka Springs

OCT. 23-27: 66th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival. Various events and venues, OzarkFolkFestival.com for more information. Downtown Eureka Springs.

OCT. 26: Michael Johnathon's WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour. Featuring Michael Martin Murphy. The Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., $38-$85.

NOV. 18: B.B. King. The Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., $95-$135.

Fayetteville

MUSIC

SEPT. 27: Pat Green. George's Majestic Lounge $30.

SEPT. 30: NeedtoBreathe. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $26

OCT. 4: Anda Union. From Inner Mongolia, an acoustic group of 14 musicians performing on traditional Mongolian instruments. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $10

OCT. 4: ZZ Top. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., $37-$47.

OCT. 6: Afroman. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $15.

OCT. 8: Queens of the Stone Age. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., $35-$45.

OCT. 12: Casey Donahue. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $23.

OCT. 25: Wade Bowen. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m.

OCT. 29: Leftover Salmon. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $20.

NOV. 1: The Doobie Brothers. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $49-$79.

NOV. 1: Eli Young Band, Eric Paslay. George's Majestic Lounge, Nov. 1-2, 9 p.m., $25.

NOV. 26: Willie Nelson and Family. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m.

THEATER

SEPT. 26-OCT. 13: "4,000 Miles." A 21-year-old college dropout named Leo and his 91-year-old communist grandmother find a way to live together in her Greenwich Village apartment. Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 and 7 p.m. Sun., $10-$24

OCT. 18-20: Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." Broadway musical based on the Academy Award-winning animated film. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-20, 2 p.m. Oct. 19-20, $39-59.

NOV. 19-24: Irving Berlin's "White Christmas." New musical based on the classic holiday movie. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m. Nov. 19-21, 8 p.m. Nov. 22-23, 2 p.m. Nov. 23-24.

DEC. 5-29: "A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens." Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios, 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 and 7 p.m. Sun.

FILM

SEPT. 29: "The Jim Lindsey Story." Fayetteville Public Library, 2 p.m.

COMEDY

NOV. 9: Brian Regan. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $47.

Fort Smith

OCT. 27: Celtic Thunder. Fort Smith Convention Center, 5 p.m., $50-$150.

Helena

OCT. 10-12: King Biscuit Blues Festival. With Marcia Ball, Robert Cray and Gregg Allman headlining. Various times and venues, Downtown Helena.

Hot Springs

EVENTS

SEPT. 27-28: Annual Legends Balloon Rally. Styx at 8 p.m. Fri., Travis Tritt at 8 p.m. Sat. Balloon competitions and flights all weekend. Hot Springs National Park Memorial Field Airport.

MUSIC

SEPT. 27: Tav Falco and Panther Burns, Bloodless Cooties. Maxine's, $10.

SEPT. 28: Fatal 13, White Collar Sideshow. Hot Springs Horror Show after party. Maxine's, $5.

OCT. 3: Husky Burnette. Maxine's, 9 p.m.

OCT. 3: Three Dog Night. Oaklawn, 7 p.m.

OCT. 4-5: Hot Water Hills Music and Arts Festival. With headliner Adam Faucett and The Tall Grass performing Saturday night and two stages of music, artists, kids activities, food, beer and wine. Hill Wheatley Plaza, 12 p.m.

OCT. 5: Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes. Maxine's, 11 p.m.

OCT. 12: The Dirt Daubers, England in 1819. Maxine's, 8 p.m.

NOV. 2: Brutally Frank. Maxine's, 8 p.m.

FILM

SEPT. 26-29: Hot Springs Horror Film Festival. Film screenings, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and awards at various venues and times, $10-$85.

OCT. 11-20: 22nd Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. World-class film festival with filmmakers, workshops, panel discussions and other events. Arlington Hotel, $5-$175.

Ozark

OCT. 17-19: Yonder Mountain Stringband's Harvest Music Festival. Dozens of bands performing. Mulberry Mountain, $29 (Wednesday arrival)-$405 (VIP 3-day pass).

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