- SEINFELD: At Robinson.
Jerry Seinfeld, who parlayed a show about friends and "nothing" into one of the best-loved sitcoms in modern TV, will bring his stand-up comedy routine to Robinson Center Music Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7. Showtime is 7 p.m. and tickets range from $45 to $75. Get them from Ticketmaster outlets (975-7575 or www.ticketmaster.com), the Celebrity Attractions office(244-8800), or Robinson's box office.
Jazz in Hot Springs
Last week it was blues; this week, Hot Springs has a focus on jazz. The annual Hot Springs Jazz Fest features a mix of club shows, concerts and free jazz on Saturday in the downtown historic district.
NuFusion, trumpeter Bobby Slew, Christian Scott, and the Navy Little Rig Band will be among the performers at the free concert under the Regions Bank sky bridge on Broadway from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
On Sunday, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church downtown will sponsor a free jazz mass at 10:45 a.m., and the Hot Springs Brau Haus at 801 Central Ave. will feature the Jazz Cats in a free show from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also Sunday, the Stardust Big Band performs a jazz dance show at the Arlington Hotel from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; admission is $8.
The festival opens at Hot Springs Village’s Woodlands Auditorium on Thursday with vibraphonist Warren Chiasson in concert starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.
The Hot Springs Jazz Society will hold a fund-raising event at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Malco Theater on Central Avenue, showing the short film “The Spitball Story,” about Dizzy Gillespie and Cab Calloway. Pianist Clyde Pound will also perform, along with three jazz groups. Tickets are $15. Call 501-767-0211.
‘Minuteman Days’ features mock battle
“Minuteman Days,” now in its 23rd year, has grown from a 10K race to an all-day event at Camp Robinson. This year’s program is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9. The Arkansas National Guard will stage a mock battle and have military equipment on display,. There will also be a 5K road race, a one-mile fun run and plenty of entertainment for the whole family, including a kids’ fishing derby.
Tour the National Guard museum, see arts and crafts and more. Music will be provided by the 106th Army Band. Food and refreshments will be available.
The open house begins at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K. Arts and crafts booths open at 8 a.m., and entertainment begins at 8:30 a.m. The kids’ fishing derby starts at 10:30 a.m.
A ground and air demonstration begins at 1 p.m., featuring a mock battle involving the 39th Brigade Combat Team and a flyover by an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 188th Fighter Wing out of Fort Smith. The activities conclude at 2:30 p.m., and admission is free. Shuttles will transport visitors from the parking area to the attractions, and security procedures will be in effect throughout the event. Leave backpacks and coolers at home.
For more information, call 212-5022.
2nd Friday Art Night will be held at six galleries and museums in downtown Little Rock on Friday, Sept. 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A shuttle will take visitors to the various stops: Arkansas Arts Center, Cox Creative Center, Hearne Fine Art, Historic Arkansas Museum, River Market ArtSpace and Ten Thousand Villages. Admission is free. Call 324-9304 … Cruisin’ in the Rock is back at the River Market Pavilions for September, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and admission is free. Check out cool-looking cars, muscle cars, street rods, classic cars, trucks and motorcycles from around the area while listening to classic rock ’n’ roll music. Prizes are available for spectators as well as the car owners. Call 370-3201 … Submarine veterans will remember their lost brethren Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Riverfest Amphitheatre in a memorial service. Submarine vets are in town for the National Submarine Veteran Convention through Sunday, with the USS Razorback Base of Arkansas the host sub. The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band Mid-South will perform during Friday’s service.