WITH ASO: Pianist Jon Kimura.
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker will be the guest performer with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra at the Masterworks series program “Tchaikovsky Celebration” on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27. Shows are at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Robinson Center Music Hall.
The all-Tchaikovsky concert includes the “Coronation March,” Piano Concerto No. 1, and Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian.” Piano Concert No. 1 will allow Parker to show off his skills with its romantic melodies and passages of technical brilliance, and the piece is always a crowd favorite: The popular song “Tonight We Love” came from one of its themes.
Tickets range from $16 to $43. Call 666-1761.
Rimrockers and Cowboy cheerleaders
If the most offense seen on an Arkansas basketball court nowadays isn’t enough to get fans out, certainly the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders will.
The Cowboy Cheerleaders will appear Friday, Feb. 25, at Alltel Arena at the Arkansas RimRockers’ game with the Louisiana Cajun Pelicans. Tip-off time is 7 p.m. and the doors open at 6 p.m. The cheerleaders will sign free autographs from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and will dance twice at halftime.
Also, $2 beers are available Friday night. Tickets start at $10 and are available by calling 975-4667 or at the arena box office.
The RimRockers, led by former Arkansas Razorback greats Kareem Reid and Todd Day, are on top of the American Basketball Association’s Central Division and have one more week of the regular season remaining before beginning the playoffs. The last home game is March 1 against Cincinnati at Alltel Arena.
Just ahead of the springtime blooming season, the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show will excite the horticulturalist in all of us. The show, which features expert speakers and exhibits from a variety of gardens, is Friday through Sunday, Feb. 25-27, at the Statehouse Convention Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 60 and over, $1 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under 6. A three-day adult pass is $8. The proceeds provide educational scholarships in horticulture related fields to students in state colleges and universities. For more information, visit www.arflowerandgardenshow.org or call 821-4000.
Family entertainment and health booths will be featured at the UAMS Arkansas Cancer Research Center’s Midsouth Summit Black Expo on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Clear Channel Metroplex, Colonel Glenn Road and Interstate 430.
ACRC will sponsor a 100-booth expo that honors Black History Month, showcasing cultural historical exhibits, black businesses throughout the mid-South, health and education information, entertainment, fashion and food. ACRC will also sponsor a health checkpoint as well as a UAMS conference focusing on cancer issues affecting the African-American community. Live gospel and hip-hop music, taekwondo demonstrations, a fashion show, celebrity gusts and food vendors will also be featured.
The expo is free and open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 215-5000.
Learn about glass from the 1930s at the State Fairgrounds’ Dodge Hall of Industry on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27, with the 19th annual Depression Era Glass Show and Sale. Admission of $4 is good for both days. Dealers from 14 states will display and sell glass, china and pottery. Hard to find items and various brands of pottery and kitchen items from the era will be on display as well. Door prizes will be available.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 375-0435.
Stamps at Center
Al Ashley’s historic collection of African-American stamps and coins can be seen at the Clinton Presidential Center through Monday, Feb. 28. The Ashley exhibit commemorates Black History Month and is jointly sponsored by the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Presidential Library and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 and older, retired military, and college students; and $3 for children ages 6-17. Children under 6 and active military are admitted free of charge.