• THURSDAY 10/14
Arkansas Festival Ballet's "At The Barre" comes to the Arkansas Academy of Dance Studio on Rodney Parham and features original works as well as Nutcracker classics, 7:30 p.m., $15. Buzz-y newcomers Catskill Kids take to Town Pump alongside Conway's This Holy House, 10 p.m., $3. Texan singer/songwriter Chris Hawkes teams up with songbird Serenity Fisher for a show at Maxine's, 8 p.m., free. Jeff Coleman and Co. performs at The Afterthought, 8 p.m., free
• FRIDAY 10/15
The musical "Chicago" returns at the Weekend Theater, 7:30 p.m., $14-$18. ACAC hosts an art show with original works from a number of local artists and music from country/hip-hop mad scientist Tim Fite, keytar rockers Mose Giganticus, freak-funkers Ginsu Wives and heavy duo Androids of Ex-Lovers, 9 p.m., $6. Dickey-Stephens hosts a pre-marathon "Race for the Cure Pasta Party," catered by Romano's Macaroni Grill and featuring live music from The Rockets, 5:30 p.m., $20. Little Rock party band The Gettys gets the night going at West End Smokehouse and Tavern, 10 p.m., $5. Arkansas Chamber Singers perform the greats in St. Mark's Episcopal Church with "Forward and Bach Again," 7:30 p.m., $15. "Youth and young manhood" abound at Sticky Fingerz: Gold Diggin' Mothers, a Kings of Leon tribute act, hit the stage at 9:30 p.m.
• SATURDAY 10/16
Thousands and thousands of pink-hatted ladies flood the streets in the 17th Annual Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure, beginning at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Broadway and 2nd Streets. At the Clinton School, the Fourth Annual Arkansas Puzzle Day features crossword and Sudoku contests, a "multi-puzzle fun-and-games hour" and a presentation by Richard Lederer, author of "Looking at Language," 2 p.m., free. The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame hosts a gala in the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center to induct the likes of Annie Abrams, Ne-Yo and Goose Tatum into its ranks, 7 p.m. Ken Bonfield and Steve Davison offer guitar finger stylings, spanning centuries from Celtic traditionals to contemporary jazz, with "Artistry of the Guitar" at The Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. For the nightclubbers, Discovery offers Justin Sane in the disco, Jared Lawler and DJ Ewell in the lobby, DJ g-force in the new hip-hop room and Dominique Sanchez, Chad Michaels, Whitney Paige and Kamrin Michaels in the theater, 10 p.m., $10.