The frenzied, fiery bluegrass virtuosity of the band Runaway Planet is reason enough to get to South on Main Wednesday night, but add to that soundtrack the imagery of Tim West, an acclaimed artist who lived the latter part of his life on 80 acres of land in Winslow (Washington County), secluded from the rest of the world.
To borrow a term from Adventureland’s self-description, these two groups are similarly “good-natured.” Adventureland, with its affable game of musical chairs and effortless synchronicity, operates at this White Water Tavern show as the sugar to Couch Jackets’ strange brew.
Is “The Neverending Story” an allegory on how internalized fear cripples imagination? A lesson about action leading to self-worth? A cautionary tale against book thievery? Either way, our underdog, Bastian, enters a dangerous world through a story that becomes indiscernible from real life.
The Historic Arkansas Museum opens "Acansa to Arkansas: Maps of the Land," an exhibition of historic maps of the Arkansas Territory from the 1700s to statehood in 1836, including maps of the original city of Little Rock.
The monthly after-hours gallery event features art exhibits, live music, living history performances and more at eight venues downtown, with transportation provided by a free River Rail trolley that loops continuously from venue to venue.
The 2019 album "Human Question" is more of a slow, deep burn than a firecracker, particularly Nate Cook's Janis Joplin-esque delivery on the new single "Carry Me."
This is music built for twilight crawfish boils and bare feet dancing in front of box fans — electrified North Mississippi Hill Country Blues from one of its most constant living vehicles.
Patrick McFarlin is an expat Arkansas artist whose travels took him west to New Mexico and California and whose talents took him farther, into pop sculpture; “manic- expressionist” painting; landscape; sometimes naive, sometimes neo-Munchean portraiture; surreal narrative. He’s back in Arkansas temporarily with a “lifetime of work,” as he puts it.
Susan Nanus' "The Survivor" tells the story of how Jack Eisner — then a young music student — and a group of teens smuggled food and commodities into the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.
The Historic Arkansas Museum hosts a day of pioneer games and activities, including living history performances, blacksmithing demonstrations, printmaking with Perrion Hurd, a Quapaw pottery demonstration by Betty Gaedtke, Arkansas Country Dance performances and guided crafts.
At this year's showcase of creativity, mini makers can make comic books, build with LEGOs, do relief printing on foam plates and go on the Galaxy Scavenger Hunt.
Tour five homes built before and just after the turn of the 20th century in the MacArthur Park District as part of the Quapaw Quarter Association's 55th annual Spring Tour of Homes, which includes champagne, a Candlelight Gala dinner and auction, and a Mother's Day Brunch.
Spielberg's 1982 "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial" is so dominant in the formative lives of Gen Xers that the movie's almost never referred to by its full title, and yet somehow, time has not remembered it for the sinewy, suspenseful thing that it is. "E.T." is rife with family dysfunction, gut-rattling alien noises and menacing government scientists in astronaut-militia gear and yet somehow, still gets unjustly relegated to the realm of "heartwarming family flicks," filed infuriatingly next to drivel like "Wizards of Waverly Place."
David Gilmore’s widely considered a risk-taker and a chameleon in the jazz world, ever at the service of the song, whether he’s trading licks with Wayne Shorter (Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Weather Report) or backing revered contraltos like Cassandra Wilson or Mavis Staples.
Daniel Hintz, the principal and CEO of Velocity Group in Bentonville, an economic and community development consulting group, will be the featured speaker at the Architecture and Design Network's June Freeman Lecture Series.