To-Do List

Catch (remote) concerts from Er-Gene Kahng and Thomas Echols at the Trillium Salon Series

Concerts from Er-Gene Kahng & Co. and from visiting guitarist Thomas Echols are next up on the Trillium Salon Series.

Listen to Jeff Nichols talk about "Creating in Non-Coastal Communities"

Filmmaker Jeff Nichols makes the case for "Creating in Non-Coastal Communities" in a July 31 webinar.

Watch "John Lewis: Good Trouble" tonight with the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement

Tonight, the Shelter-In-Place Virtual Film Series screens Dawn Porter's "John Lewis: Good Trouble," a 2020 documentary about the life of civil rights legend and legislator John Lewis.

Stream CALS' "Monday Maladies" series

Every other Monday at 7 p.m. through August, the Central Arkansas Library System’s Encyclopedia of Arkansas is hosting a series of lectures on the history of medicine, disease and containment in The Natural State.

Little Rock Black Pride events up July 24-25

Little Rock Black Pride, a series of events across downtown Little Rock next weekend, traverses ground between the ballroom and the discussion panel.

Check out Benito Lubazibwa's digital Black business platform, Shop Black Live

ReMix Ideas’ online shopping event, Shop Black Live, goes live every weekend on Facebook, giving you a chance to acquaint yourself with the work of Black creators and entrepreneurs in Central Arkansas and elsewhere in the state.

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Order Freshawn Womack's "The Wood Witches"

Freshawn Womack — the Little Rock saxophonist who blew minds at Won Run’s Arkansas Times Musician Showcase set earlier this year — is also the author and illustrator of a new graphic novel, “The Wood Witches,” and its theme of hitting “reset” on the world’s power structures couldn’t be more timely.

Stay-at-Home To-Do List: Join the Central High book club, catch some curbside theatre and more

June additions for your stay-at-home calendar.

Stay-at-home To-Do List: Shop a native plant market, tour Junction Bridge with historians and more

Stay home if you can, be safe, do stuff like this.

More quarantine entertainment: Livestream local bands, Shelter-in-place Film series, dive into

Livestream local bands, set your calendar for the Shelter-in-Place Film Fest, or take a deep dive into

Check out Barbershop Books' storytime series, ASO's Mid-Day Music Moments and more

Need to shake up your calendar? Check out Librivox, Barbershop Books' storytime series and more.

Quarantine To-Dos: Drums By Distance, and a virtual community quilt

A few additions to your quarantine entertainment calendar.

More quarantine to-dos: Terry Border, the Internet Archive and more

More stay-at-home pursuits from Arkansas Times staff and contributors.

Trillium Salon Series goes remote with Amos Cochran concert

The album’s three solo piano tunes and five pieces for piano, violin and cello will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, and live-streamed from the Facebook page for Fort Smith’s SOL Studios.

Recommended reading: "The Overstory"

Powers' novel is an enthralling contradiction: It is a page-turner about trees and a story about the natural world that highlights what makes us human. It’s also really long, perfect for filling up your suddenly free hours.

Ten Arkansas records to buy during Bandcamp's revenue share waiver

On Friday, March 20, Bandcamp — a streaming platform known for paying artists a bigger share of profits than competitors like Spotify, is waiving its revenue share for all sales conducted between midnight Thursday, March 19, and midnight Friday, March 20. That means more money goes into the pockets of Arkansas musicians like the one on the list provided here.

Schedule your lunch around Argenta Reading Series' mid-day dispatches

ARS Director Guy Choate’s keeping the spirit of the public series going digitally every day at 12:30 p.m. on the ARS Facebook page, by reading work from authors who have appeared at ARS in the past.

Recommended podcast: "Surviving Y2K"

Dan Taberski’s second season of his “Headlong” podcast series (sandwiched between equally interesting seasons focusing on Richard Simmons and the “Cops” television show) is a brilliant, six-episode deep dive into this strange moment in human history, one with some obvious and not so obvious parallels to today.

The ASO's "Bedtime with Bach" series is your new lullaby

Musicians, Irvin said, are “used to this process of practice, rehearse, rehearse, concert. And it’s kind of like, we need to get our fix. We need our audience. We need to be playing for people. And we don’t have that, so hopefully we can have a new way of doing it for the time being, until we can get back in the hall.”
Big Freedia close-up in black and white

The To-Do List: May 2019

Previews of May events to-do in Arkansas, including "Native Gardens" at The Rep, Leon Bridges at The Amp, Bea Troxel at The Undercroft, Big Freedia at the Rev Room and more.