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'Fiddler on the Roof' opens Friday at Robinson

This month, the Tony Award-winning story of Tevye the milkman’s struggle to maintain his family’s traditional Jewish religious and cultural lifestyle in the wake of encroaching modern influences comes to the Robinson Center stage.

Spirit Adrift and Mammoth Caravan at White Water Tavern

One of the most influential and heavy-hitting metal bands performing today is helmed by longtime Arkansas resident Nate Garrett, and this home state show is going to be a heavy music landmark in a year full of heavy music landmarks.
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Melissa Carper at White Water Tavern Friday

Counting the minutes ’til the forthcoming full-length “Ramblin’ Soul” offers up an Odetta cover and a charming stay-at-home tune titled “Boxers on Backwards.” If the future of country is queer, can we go ahead and crown Carper monarch already?

Firelei Baez exhibit opening at the Momentary

Of her painterly and vivid works, the artist has said she doesn’t want to create “narratives of victimhood,” but rather flip the script to include beautifully subversive images of freedom. 
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Amanda Shires at Rev Room

The singer-songwriter and fiddle virtuoso graces the stage at The Rev Room, touring in support of her critically acclaimed 2022 record “Take It Like a Man.”

L.A.P., Peach Blush, B.L.A.S.T. and Open Kasket at Pizza D Friday night

Badass mixed-genre show at the dive bar for the win.
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Experimental music series this weekend in Fort Smith

With an aim “to champion and create space for the more experimental side of music, film, dance and visual art” across the state, this two-evening series features performances from Matt Magerkurth, Kevin Blagg, Damian Cheek, Stringsmen + BAANG, The Drowned, Job Smoot, Thomas Echols, and Leon Carlo featuring Serrano-Torres.

Writer Hanif Abdurraqib to speak at Hendrix College

Although Abdurraqib sincerely embodies a passion for popular culture, the guiding theme underneath all of his work is an unflinching curiosity toward what it means to be Black in America.
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David Adam Byrnes at Rev Room Friday

With Byrnes' time in the Nashville “bro country” rat race in the rearview mirror and a double win at the 2022 Arkansas Country Music Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, he’s gotten lots of airplay in the Fort Worth area and pops up pretty regularly on country bloggers’ lists of artists to watch.

Shovels & Rope, Buffalo Nichols, Tre Burt at UA Pulaski Tech for Oxford American's 30th anniversary

The literary treasure that is the Oxford American turns 30 this year and, appropriately for a magazine that unearths the nuance and complexity of the American South, it’s celebrating with a stacked show including acclaimed folk duo Shovels & Rope, Houston blues guitarist Buffalo Nichols and Tré Burt, a gifted folk storyteller who shares not only John Prine’s record label, but his lyrical precision.
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Free show from Texas outfit Shinyribs in Argenta Friday night

Texas nine-piece Shinyribs is landing in Argenta Friday night for a free show to close out the Argenta Vibe Music Series. Starts at 7 p.m., with food and bev available from Nachyo Nachos, Lili’s Mexican Street Food, Smoke Beast BBQ and Flyway Brewing.

Major League All-Star Torii Hunter at The Joint Thursday night with trumpeter Rodney Block

Torii Hunter, five-time Major League All-Star and the recipient of nine consecutive Gold Glove Awards, speaks at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse tomorrow as part of the Potluck & Poison Ivy series, a storytelling series that peppers its speakers' tales with music — in this case, tunes from trumpeter and bandleader Rodney Block. 

Filmland 5 lineup announced, including guests David Arquette and Neil LaBute; films from Sam Mendes, Nikyatu Jusu, Kristian R. Hill

Including Kristian Hill’s “God Said Give ’Em Drum Machines,” a documentary about the young Black artists redefining Detroit’s techno scene; Jack Porter Lofton and Jeffrey Dailey’s “The Vous,” about Memphis barbecue joint The Rendezvous; nine shorts and six student shorts to be screened in person, plus more offerings on a parallel virtual version of the fest.

Foul Play Cabaret performs 'Witches of Ouachita Mountains' Saturday in downtown Hot Springs

The group of performers — Jezebelle Jax, Rosa Lee Bloom, Ruby Lead, Violet D’Vine and Doris Night — makes the striptease look like moving art, with extravagantly crafted costumes, whipsmart humor, a sex-positive ethos and relentless dedication to the night’s theme, whatever it may be. (Witchcraft, in this case.)

Ashlee Nobel, Diane Harper, Tim Anthony, Virmarie DePoyster at Third Friday Argenta Artwalk

The best way to do Third Friday Argenta Artwalk, honestly, is just to go park and wander through the arts district. But if you're the kind of person who likes a plan, here's a bit of what's up.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra features music from' Jaws,' 'Beetlejuice,' the Harry Potter series, 'Spider-Man' and 'Game of Thrones'

This program from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra features themes from “Jaws,” “Beetlejuice,” the Harry Potter series, “Spider-Man” and “Game of Thrones,” as well as Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Melvins at Rev Room Wednesday

Come for “Mister Dog Is Totally Right,” thrash around to the e.e. cummings-esque lyrics to “Honey Bucket” and stay for the Redd Kross and Flipper covers they’ve been dosing their setlists with these days. We Are the Asteroid opens the show. 

Arkansas Times Film Series screens Julia DuCournau's 'Raw' Tuesday night

Warning: this one contains graphic content. If that's not your thing, sit this one out and join us for our screening of Nagisa Ōshima's "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Happy Halloween, y'all!

Monday night is for hardcore, not football: Combust, Second Life, Moonmane and Open Kasket at Vino's

New York hardcore outfit Combust is rolling through, with support from some of our fair city's most promising rockers.

Darsombra at White Water Tavern tonight with Jeff Morgan of Rwake's project Lights Inside the Woods

Darsombra, a self-described "trans-apocalyptic galaxy rock" duo from Baltimore, is joining Jeff Morgan of Rwake with his acoustic project, The Lights Inside the Woods.
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