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Little Rock and North Little Rock

EVENTS

Oct. 8: Harvest at Wildwood Park. Includes hayrides, arts and crafts, vendors, live music and the Arkansas Pickin' & Fiddlin' Championship. Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.; Oct. 9, 12 p.m., $6-$26. 20919 Denny Road.

MUSIC

Sept. 25: Attack Attack! Downtown Music Hall, 7 p.m., $13 adv., $15 door. 211 W. Capitol. 501-376-1819. downtownshows.homestead.com.

Sept. 26: Hellzapoppin' Freak Show Revue, Iron Tongue. Revolution, 9 p.m., $10. 300 President Clinton Ave. 501-823-0090. revroom.com.

Sept. 27: Electric Six, Kitten, Flaming Death Faeries. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $14 d.o.s. 107 Commerce St. 501-372-7707. www.stickyfingerz.com.

Sept. 27: Elliott Yamin, Mikey Wax. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $15 adv., $18 door. 614 President Clinton Ave. 501-372-1228. www.juanitas.com.

Sept. 28: Richard Buckner. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 8:30 p.m., $10. 107 Commerce St. 501-372-7707. www.stickyfingerz.com.

Sept. 29: Meat Puppets. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. 107 Commerce St. 501-372-7707. www.stickyfingerz.com.

Sept. 29: The Movement. Revolution, 9 p.m., $10. 300 President Clinton Ave. 501-823-0090. revroom.com.

Sept. 30: The Lemonheads, The Shining Twins. Revolution, 9 p.m., $15. 300 President Clinton Ave. 501-823-0090. revroom.com.

Oct. 1: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Italian Vacation." Robinson Center Music Hall, Oct. 1, 8 p.m.; Oct. 2, 3 p.m., $14-$48. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

Oct. 1: Hinder, Egypt Central. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $22 adv., $25 d.o.s. 614 President Clinton Ave. 501-372-1228. www.juanitas.com.

Oct. 2: Zoo Jam 2011. Includes performances from Toby Keith, Sara Evans, Eric Church and Diamond Rio. War Memorial Park, 12 p.m., $65. Van Buren and Markham Streets.

Oct. 4: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Summer Vacation." Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $22. 1200 President Clinton Ave. 370-8000. www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org.

Oct. 4: Taylor Swift. Verizon Arena, 7 p.m., $25-$70. 1 Alltel Arena Way, NLR. 501-975-9001. verizonarena.com.

Oct. 8: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "Music of John Williams." Robinson Center Music Hall, Oct. 8, 8 p.m.; Oct. 9, 3 p.m., $20-$65. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

Oct. 8: Big Smith. Dreamland Ballroom, 8 p.m., $10 adv., $14 door. 800 W. 9th St. 501-255-5700.

Oct. 10: Buckethead, Lynx. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $20 adv., $25 d.o.s. 614 President Clinton Ave. 501-372-1228. www.juanitas.com.

Oct. 11: Lucinda Williams. Juanita's, 8 p.m., $30. 614 President Clinton Ave. 501-372-1228. www.juanitas.com.

Oct. 11: Mutemath. Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $20. 300 President Clinton Ave. 501-823-0090. revroom.com.

Oct. 12: Kill Devil Hill, Bombay Black, This Tragic Day, At Wars End, Sychosys. Downtown Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $16. 211 W. Capitol. 501-376-1819. downtownshows.homestead.com.

Oct. 14: Todd Snider. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $18 adv., $20 door. 614 President Clinton Ave. 501-372-1228. www.juanitas.com.

Oct. 15. Hayes Carll. Revolution, 9 p.m., $15. 300 President Clinton Ave. 501-823-0090. revroom.com.

Oct. 21: Guitar Shorty. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s. 107 Commerce St. 501-372-7707. www.stickyfingerz.com.

Oct. 22: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Legends." Robinson Center Music Hall, Oct. 22, 8 p.m.; Oct. 23, 3 p.m., $14-$48. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

Oct. 25: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Norman Krieger." Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $22. 1200 President Clinton Ave. 370-8000. www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org.

Oct. 28: KABF Backroads/Blues House Party Halloween Costume Bash. This benefit party includes tunes from The Salty Dogs, John Goode & Friends and The Port Arthur Band. Parrot Beach Cafe, 7:30 p.m. 9611 MacArthur Drive, NLR. 771-2994.

Oct. 29: Pretty Lights. Verizon Arena, 8 p.m., $30-$33. 1 Alltel Arena Way, NLR. 501-975-9001. verizonarena.com.

Oct. 30: Mates of State, Generationals. Revolution, 7:30 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. 300 President Clinton Ave. 501-823-0090. revroom.com.

Nov. 4: All Time Low, The Ready Set, He Is We. Juanita's, 9 p.m., $22.50 adv., $25 d.o.s. 614 President Clinton Ave. 501-372-1228. www.juanitas.com.

Nov. 4: A Bullet for Pretty Boy, The Great Commission, The Plot in You, The Air I Breathe, The Front Line. Downtown Music Hall, 6 p.m., $11. 211 W. Capitol. 501-376-1819. downtownshows.homestead.com.

Nov. 4: Jason Boland & The Stragglers, American Aquarium. Revolution, 9 p.m., $12 adv., $15 d.o.s. 300 President Clinton Ave. 501-823-0090. revroom.com.

Nov. 5: Family Force 5. Revolution, 9 p.m., $15. 300 President Clinton Ave. 501-823-0090. revroom.com.

Nov. 6: Corey Smith. Revolution, 8 p.m., $18 adv., $20 d.o.s. 300 President Clinton Ave. 501-823-0090. revroom.com.

Nov. 10: Brasil Guitar Duo. Presented by the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m., $10 students, $25 non-students, $75 season tickets. 1000 N. Mississippi Ave.

Nov. 11: AA Bondy. Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 9 p.m., $10 adv., $12 d.o.s. 107 Commerce St. 501-372-7707. www.stickyfingerz.com.

Nov. 12: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Beethoven & Blue Jeans." Robinson Center Music Hall, Nov. 12, 8 p.m.; Nov. 13, 3 p.m., $14-$48. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

Nov. 15: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Bridging New and Old." Clinton Presidential Center, 7 p.m., $22. 1200 President Clinton Ave. 370-8000. www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org.

Nov. 15: Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, Tesseract. Downtown Music Hall, 8 p.m., $20. 211 W. Capitol. 501-376-1819. downtownshows.homestead.com.

Nov. 26: Smoke Up Johnny. White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5. 2500 W. 7th. 501-375-8400. www.whitewatertavern.com.

Dec. 16: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: "Happy Holidays." Robinson Center Music Hall, Dec. 16-17, 8 p.m.; Dec. 18, 3 p.m., $20-$65. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

THEATER

THROUGH OCT. 9: "Purlie." Purlie Victorious Judson returns to his hometown as a preacher, with a plan to save the town, its church and its people, in this Tony Award-winning musical. Murry's Dinner Playhouse, Tue.-Sat., 6 p.m.; Wed., 11 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m., $23-$33. 6323 Col. Glenn Road. 501-562-3131. murrysdinnerplayhouse.com.

Sept. 14-Oct. 9: "Ring of Fire." Johnny Cash's life and times are brought to the stage through the Man in Black's songs, including "I Walk The Line," "Five Feet High and Rising" and many more. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Wed., Sept. 14, 6 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 15, 7 p.m.; Fri., Sat., 8 p.m.; Wed., Thu., 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 and 7 p.m., $30-$40. 601 Main St. 501-378-0405. www.therep.org.

Sept. 16-17, 23-24: "The Guys." In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Weekend Theater presents this tribute — based on a true story — to the firefighters and other heroes who lost their lives trying to rescue others. The Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16. 1001 W. 7th St. 501-374-3761. www.weekendtheater.org.

Sept. 16-Oct. 2: "Miss Nelson Has a Field Day." Arkansas Arts Center's Children's Theatre production, 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Arkansas Arts Center, $11 children, $14 adults. 501 E. 9th St. 501-372-4000. www.arkarts.com.

Sept. 23-25, Oct. 1-2, 7-9: "Dixie Swim Club." Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. The Public Theatre, Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m., $12-$14. 616 Center St. 501-374-7529. www.thepublictheatre.com.

Sept. 23-24: "First Farewell." The story of Sarah Bernhardt's visit to Arkansas during one of her nine American tours at the height of her popularity in the late 1800's. (A Saturday matinee will be presented at The William F. Laman Public Library.) Argenta Community Theater, Sept. 23-24, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 24, 3:30 p.m. 405 Main St., NLR. 501-353-1443. argentacommunitytheater.org.

Oct. 12: "The Second City." The famous comedic improv troupe returns. Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m. Thu., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sun., 2 p.m. Sun. $35 or $30 add-on to season ticket. 601 Main St. 501-378-0405. www.therep.org.

Oct. 13-14: Arkansas Festival Ballet presents "At the Barre." A studio performance featuring original works to music by Chopin and excerpts from "Aida" and "The Nutcracker." Arkansas Academy of Dance, 7:30 p.m., $15. 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road. 501-227-5320. www.arkansasdance.org.

Oct. 21-Nov. 6: "Cinderella: A Rockin' New Musical." Children's Theatre production of the fairy tale set to music. 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Arkansas Arts Center. 501 E. Ninth St. 501-372-4000. www.arkarts.com.

$35 or $30 add-on to season ticket.

Oct. 25-Nov. 5: "That 80s Show." The Arkansas Repertory Theatre's Summer Musical Intensive Theatre production by its Young Artists group. www.therep.org. Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, $25 or $20 add-on to season ticket. 20919 Denny Road.

Oct. 28-30: "Shrek the Musical." Everyone's favorite friendly green ogre takes to the stage in this musical comedy. Robinson Center Music Hall, Oct. 28-29, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 29-30, 2 p.m.; Oct. 30, 7 p.m., $27-$67. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

Nov. 4-5: "The Diary of Black Men." This play, written by Thomas Meloncon, examines different issues inherent in the relationships between black men and black women. Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $28-$40. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

Nov. 20: Moscow Ballet's Great Russian "Nutcracker." Robinson Center Music Hall, Nov. 20, $30-$79. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

Nov. 29-Dec. 1: "Fiddler on the Roof." Tevye tries to hang onto Jewish traditions in the face of changing times and his strong-willed daughters. The classic musical tale is one of Broadway's longest-running shows. Robinson Center Music Hall, 7:30 p.m., $17-$50. Markham and Broadway. www.littlerockmeetings.com/conv-centers/robinson.

Dec. 2-18: "A Year with Frog and Toad." Children's Theatre musical production. 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Arkansas Arts Center. 372-4000.

Dec. 2-25: "A Christmas Carol, The Musical!" A musical retelling of Dickens' classic, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Arkansas

Repertory Theatre, 7 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., $40. 601 Main St. 501-378-0405. www.therep.org.

Dec. 13-14: Cirque du Soleil's "Dralion." Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m., $32-$142. 1 Alltel Arena Way, NLR. 501-975-9001. verizonarena.com.

Batesville

MUSIC

Oct. 8: Rocktoberfest. Includes Lucero, Pop Evil, Egypt Central, Devon Allman's Honeytribe and more. Riverside Park, noon, $20 adv. $25 door. Chaney Drive. 870-698-2288. www.batesvillepromotions.com.

Conway

MUSIC

Oct. 6: Tommy Emmanuel, Certified Guitar Player. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., $50. 201 Donaghey Ave. 800-662-2386.

Oct. 27: Herman's Hermits, the Lettermen. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., $23-$40. 201 Donaghey Ave.

Dec. 11: Pat Boone in "A Holiday Celebration." Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 2 p.m., $23-$40. 201 Donaghey Ave.

THEATER

THROUGH OCT. 9: "The Kitchen Witches." Hilarity ensues when two TV chefs — bitter enemies — are thrown together on a new cooking show. Lantern Theatre, Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m., $5-$10. 1021 Van Ronkle. 501-733-6220. www.conwayarts.org/index.html.

Sept. 23-24: "Hope for the Honeybees." This play by Hendrix students explores Colony Collapse Disorder, a condition in which honeybees mysteriously abandon their hives. Hendrix College, Fri., Sept. 23, 6 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 24, 2 and 6 p.m., free. 1600 Washington Ave. www.hendrix.edu.

Sept. 29: "101 Years of Broadway." Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 7:30 p.m., $23-$40. 201 Donaghey Ave.

Oct. 11: Martha Graham Dance Company. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $23-$40. 201 Donaghey Ave.

Oct. 25: Cirque Mechanics' "Boom Town." Dance performance with one-of-a-kind mechanical props telling the story of the 1860s small frontier town of Rosebud, where two ambitious saloon owners have set up shop in the hopes of cashing in on the town's gold rush frenzy. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7 p.m., $30-$40. 350 S. Donaghey.

Nov. 3-4, 9-11: "Mr. Marmalade." Dark comedy explores the way children absorb adult issues and what it takes for them to grow up in these troubled times. Recommended for mature audiences only. UCA, 7:30 p.m., $10. 201 Donaghey Ave. www.uca.edu.

Nov. 19: "The Wizard of Oz." Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 7:30 p.m., $23-$40. 201 Donaghey Ave.

Dec. 6-8: Festival of One Act Plays. Two to three different one acts will be performed each evening, directed by the 2011 directing class and involving over 50 actors and crew. UCA, 7:30 p.m., $10. 201 Donaghey Ave. www.uca.edu.

El Dorado

MUSIC

Oct. 7: Musicfest El Dorado. Includes performances from Boyz II Men, Easton Corbin, Tone Loc, James Otto, Sunny Sweeney and more. Oct. 7, 5 p.m.; Oct. 8, 10 a.m. Main Street and Northwest Avenue. 870-862-4747. www.musicfesteldorado.com.

Oct. 29: Trombone Shorty. Part of the Southern Food & Wine Festival. 8 p.m. Main Street and Northwest Avenue.

Eureka Springs

EVENTS

Nov. 3-5: 64th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival. Includes arts and crafts demonstrations, a parade and performances from Split Lip Rayfield, Big Smith, 3 Penny Acre, Still on the Hill and others. Basin Spring Park, 10 a.m., $10-$15. Downtown. 479-253-7333. www.ozarkfolkfestival.com.

Fayetteville

EVENTS

Sept. 28-Oct. 1: Bikes, Blues & BBQ. 4 p.m. Dickson and West streets. 479-527-9993. www.bikesbluesandbbq.org.

MUSIC

Sept. 23: Cody Canada & the Departed. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., $10. 4201 N. Shiloh Drive. www.arkansasmusicpavilion.com.

Sept. 28: Dave Mason. George's Majestic Lounge, $30. 519 W. Dickson St. 479-442-4226.

Sept. 29: Candlebox. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., $12-$42. 4201 N. Shiloh Drive. www.arkansasmusicpavilion.com.

Sept. 30: Jamey Johnson. Arkansas Music Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., $27-$52. 4201 N. Shiloh Drive. www.arkansasmusicpavilion.com.

Oct. 6: James McMurtry. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $18. 519 W. Dickson St. 479-442-4226.

Oct. 26: Galactic. George's Majestic Lounge, 8 p.m., $24. 519 W. Dickson St. 479-442-4226.

Nov. 1: Munich Symphony. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $39-$55. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Nov. 2: Chris Robinson & The Brotherhood. George's Majestic Lounge, 9 p.m., $22. 519 W. Dickson St. 479-442-4226.

Nov. 8: Dr. Dog. George's Majestic Lounge, 8:30 p.m., $21. 519 W. Dickson St. 479-442-4226.

Dec. 7: Kenny Rogers Christmas and Hits. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $50-$90. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Dec. 10: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas: Christmas Pops. Walton Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $25-$45. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Dec. 15: Manhattan Transfer Holiday Show. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $28-$54. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

THEATER

Oct. 6: Martha Graham Dance Company. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $25-$45. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Oct. 13: Step Afrika. Walton Arts Center, 7 p.m., $18-$30. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Oct. 25-29: "West Side Story." One of the biggest Broadway love stories ever is back, featuring some of the best-loved songs ever, including "America," "I Feel Pretty," and more. Walton Arts Center, Oct. 25-27, 7 p.m.; Oct. 28-29, 8 p.m.; Oct. 29, 2 p.m., $63-$73. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Nov. 5: "Alice in Wonderland" — Théâtre Tout à Trac. French-Canadian troupe's unique presentation of the classic tale implements masks and puppets. Walton Arts Center, 10 a.m., $8-$16. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Nov. 5: "The Importance of Being Earnest." Aquila Theatre presents this take on Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece that sends up the upper classes of Victorian London. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $10-$25. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Nov. 6: "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical." The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences presents this story about family, friends and memories, told through costumes, dancing and song. Walton Arts Center, 2 p.m., $8-$16. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Nov. 15-20: "Rock of Ages." This hit musical comedy is a feel-good love story set on the Sunset Strip in the hair-metal heyday of 1987, with the music of Journey, Poison, Twisted Sister, Whitesnake and more. Walton Arts Center, Nov. 15-17, 7 p.m.; Nov. 18-19, 8 p.m.; Nov. 19-20, 2 p.m.; Nov. 20, 7 p.m., $39-$59. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Dec. 8-Jan. 1: "It's A Wonderful Life." TheatreSquared presents this stage adaptation of the classic Frank Capra film about the true meaning of Christmas. Walton Arts Center, Nadine Baum Studios, Thu.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Sun., 2 p.m.; Sun., 7 p.m.; Dec. 21, 2 p.m., $10-$26. 505 W. Spring St. 479-443-5600. theatre2.org.

Dec. 11: "A Brown Bear, A Moon and A Caterpillar: Treasured Stories." Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents this whimsical tale drawn from three tales by children's book author and illustrator Eric Carle. Walton Arts Center, 1 p.m., $8-$16. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Dec. 16: "Holiday Cocktails with Larry Miller." The comedian and "Waiting For Guffman" star takes to the stage in a one man show about marriage, children and drinking and how each one leads to the other two. Walton Arts Center, 8 p.m., $16-$26. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Dec. 17-18: Moscow Classical Ballet — "The Nutcracker." The Moscow Classical Ballet presents the story of Clara, The Mouse King and The Sugar Plum Fairy. Walton Arts Center, Dec. 17-18, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 18, 2 p.m., $32-$46. 495 W. Dickson St. 479-443-5600.

Fort Smith

THEATER

THROUGH Sept. 24: "The Trip to Bountiful." Fort Smith Little Theatre, Wed.-Sun., 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 2 p.m., $10-$20. 401 N. 6th St.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1: "The Guys." Based on a true story of the firefighters who lost their lives trying to rescue others. Fort Smith Little Theatre, 8 p.m., $5. 401 N. 6th St.

Nov. 10-19: "Christmas Belles." The Futrelle sisters are trying to pull off a perfect Christmas program, but things get Southern crazy with squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep, and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Fort Smith Little Theatre, Wed.-Sun., 8 p.m.; Nov. 13, 2 p.m., $10-$20. 401 N. 6th St.

Dec. 8-10: "Christmas Potpourri." A medley of Christmas entertainment. Fort Smith Little Theatre, 8 p.m., $5. 401 N. 6th St.

Helena

MUSIC

Oct. 6-8: King Biscuit Blues Festival. Headliners include James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, Bobby Rush and Keb' Mo'. Downtown Helena, 11 a.m., $30 (three-day pass). Cherry and Main Streets, Helena.

Hot Springs

EVENTS

Sept. 23-24: Legends Balloon Rally. Includes lots of hot air balloon fun, with performances by The Charlie Daniels Band Friday night at 7:30 and Three Dog Night Saturday evening at 7:30. Hot Springs National Park Memorial Field Airport, Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m.; Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m. 525 Airport Road. 501-321-2027.

Nov. 26: Arts Blast 2011. Interactive hands-on arts activities for kids 4-18, including painting, drawing, drum making, film-making, music activities and more. Hot Springs Convention Center, 10 a.m., $5. 134 Convention Blvd. 501-321-2027. www.hotsprings.org.

MUSIC

Oct. 7-8: Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival. Includes more than 24 visual artists, family-friendly activities and games, food, beer and wine and liver music starting at 5 p.m. Grand Marquis, Big Smith and Ben Nichols play Friday night, and Grand Marquis, The Extraordinaires and Mountain Sprout play Saturday night. Hill Wheatley Plaza, Oct. 7, 3 p.m.; Oct. 8, 11 a.m., $5. Central Avenue downtown. www.hotwaterhills.com.

FILM

Oct. 14-23: 20th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. Malco Theater, 10 a.m. 817 Central Ave. 501-623-6200.

THEATER

Sept. 21-Oct. 2: "Stage Struck." Arkansas TheatreWorks presents this British murder thriller, which will keep audiences guessing — and laughing — until the very end of the show. Central Theatre, Fri., Sat., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m.; Mon.-Thu., 7:30 p.m., $15-$25. 1008 Central Ave.

Sept. 23: The Muses Opera Gala featuring "The Magic Flute." Wine reception at 3 Arts Cafe in the lobby of the Hale Bathhouse, followed by a stroll to the Arlington Hotel's Crystal Ballroom for heavy hors d'oeuvres and the performance of Mozart's last opera. Arlington Hotel, 6 p.m., $75. 239 Central Ave. 501-463-4514. www.themusesproject.org.

Nov. 5-20: "Ain't Misbehavin'." Arkansas TheatreWorks presents the rollicking musical ode to the life of the legendary Fats Waller. Central Theatre, Fri., Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.; Mon.-Thu., 7:30 p.m., $20-$30. 1008 Central Ave.

Mountain View

MUSIC

Sept. 23: Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen. Ozark Folk Center State Park, 7 p.m., $20. 1032 Park Ave.

Sept. 24: Riders in the Sky. Ozark Folk Center State Park, 7 p.m., $20. 1032 Park Ave.

Oct. 22: Big Smith. Ozark Folk Center State Park, 7 p.m., $15. 1032 Park Ave.

Nov. 10-12: Annual Fall Bluegrass Festival. Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Ave.

Ozark

MUSIC

Oct. 13: 6th Annual Harvest Music Festival. Headliners include Yonder Mountain String Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Railroad Earth and more. 12 p.m., $74-$350. 4117 Mulberry Mountain Loop.

Pine Bluff

MUSIC

Oct. 16: Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra: "Great Orchestral Showpieces." Pine Bluff Convention Center, 4 p.m. 500 E. 8th Ave.

Dec. 10: Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra: "A World of Holidays: Music of the Season." Pine Bluff Convention Center, 7 p.m. 500 E. 8th Ave.

Texarkana

THEATER

Oct. 11: National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China. Perot Theatre, 7:30 p.m. 321 W. Fourth St., Texarkana. www.trahc.org.

Dec. 9: "Miracle on 34th Street." Based on the 1947 film, this timeless tale explores the true meaning of the Christmas season. Perot Theatre, 7:30 p.m. 321 W. Fourth St. www.trahc.org.

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