WednesdayMay 15

We Are the Asteroid

This Wednesday, We Are the Asteroid — a Texas trio comprised of former members of Tribes of Neurot and Butthole Surfers and a host of other Lone Star State-forged noise rock — takes its latest purple 7" vinyl calling card o' freakout, "Say Goodbye" to the Central Avenue venue, the same day of its release.

May 15, 2019 9:00pm to 9:00pm Maxine’s

61st annual "Delta Exhibition"

Atlanta artist and Arkansas native Kevin Cole chose 50 works by 33 Arkansans and 15 others, mostly from the Delta region, for the Arkansas Arts Center's 61st annual juried exhibition of work in all media.

May 15, 2019 12:00am to 11:59pm Arkansas Arts Center

Patrick McFarlin, "Picture It Painted — Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil"

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.

May 15, 2019 9:00am to 5:00pm The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

ThursdayMay 16

two sphinxes standing guard from The Neverending Story

"The Neverending Story"

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.

May 16, 2019 7:30pm to 7:30pm The Studio Theatre
Jewish Holocaust Memorial, Berlin

"The Survivor"

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.

May 16, 2019 7:30pm to 7:30pm The Weekend Theater

FridayMay 17

Dale Watson, seated backwards in a chair against teal backdrop

Dale Watson

The coiffed, big rig-driving torchbearer for classic honky-tonk music — and the unofficial ambassador for Austin pastime Chicken Shit Bingo — is rolling through town, and he's celebrating the release of his latest, "Call Me Lucky."

May 17, 2019 8:30pm to 10:30pm White Water Tavern

Joli Livaudais: "And Then I Will See"

Photographs by UA Little Rock Professor Joli Livaudais on exhibit include images developed in gum bichromate, a handmade layered printing process.

May 17, 2019 8:00am to 5:00pm Laman Library Argenta Branch

"Swim at Your Own Risk"

Diane Harper's inkblot works and collages and Robert Bean's printmaking inspired by comic illustration are on exhibit at The ACANSAS Gallery (formerly Argenta Gallery).

May 17, 2019 10:00am to 5:00pm THE ACANSA GALLERY
Ouzo Cake, a new menu item at the Greek Food Fest

International Greek Food Festival

This year, festival visitors can pause in front of an elaborate new altar icon in the church's Annunciation room: a 700,000-piece glass mosaic of Christ situated at the Annunciation's altar, handmade by a studio in Italy and designed especially for the space. Or, just seek your divinity at one of the food vendor spots and sample some of the fest's best grub.

May 17, 2019 10:30am to 10:30am Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Anne Frank

“Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album” and “Anne Frank: A History for Today”

The Center for Humanities and Arts on the UA Pulaski Tech campus is showing two exhibits on Anne Frank, “Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album” and “Anne Frank: A History for Today,” in the Windgate Gallery and the CHARTS lobby.

May 17, 2019 5:30pm to 5:30pm UA Pulaski Tech

Opera in the Rock: 'Madama Butterfly'

Puccini’s title role is demanding enough to be considered a rite of passage for singers, and Mondanaro is beautifully equipped for it, with a leviathan of a dramatic soprano voice and a technique that draws upon the Italian Swedish singing school, the same school of thought that gave us Birgit Nilsson and Kirsten Flagstad.

May 17, 2019 7:30pm to 7:30pm Arkansas Repertory Theatre

61st annual "Delta Exhibition"

Atlanta artist and Arkansas native Kevin Cole chose 50 works by 33 Arkansans and 15 others, mostly from the Delta region, for the Arkansas Arts Center's 61st annual juried exhibition of work in all media.

May 17, 2019 12:00am to 11:59pm Arkansas Arts Center

Patrick McFarlin, "Picture It Painted — Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil"

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.

May 17, 2019 9:00am to 5:00pm The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Patrick McFarlin, "Picture It Painted — Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil"

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.

May 17, 2019 5:00pm to 5:00pm The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

"The Neverending Story"

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.

May 17, 2019 7:30pm to 7:30pm The Studio Theatre

"The Survivor"

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.

May 17, 2019 7:30pm to 7:30pm The Weekend Theater

SaturdayMay 18

Pictures of Flying Pig cigar box guitars

Arkansas Made-Arkansas Proud

The Arkansas Times’ annual Arkansas Made-Arkansas Proud event at War Memorial Stadium finds itself at the very confluence of commerce and culture. Arkansas Made-Arkansas Proud showcases those who create Arkansas goods. Now entering its third year, the event is earning its own place in the cultural fabric.

May 18, 2019 10:00am to 5:00pm War Memorial Stadium
The Avett Brothers band, seated in a theater on red velvet chairs

The Avett Brothers

Coming to prominence during the Americana boom of the late aughts, but with a lot more meat on their bones than acts like Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers, the band has a deep and varied discography, including tender piano ballads such as “I and Love and You,” plaintive acoustic laments like “Murder in the City,” and more up-tempo folk-rockers like “Paranoia in B Flat Major.”

May 18, 2019 8:00pm to 8:00pm Walmart AMP

The Mad Deadly, Tiny Towns, Won Run

The Mad Deadly, Tiny Towns and Won Run are three local bands that should absolutely be on your radar, and here's an opportunity to catch them all in one fell swoop.

May 18, 2019 8:00pm to 8:00pm Vino’s
Big Freedia close-up in black and white

Big Freedia

In the wake of Katrina’s destruction, Big Freedia became a de facto symbol of NOLA’s grit and verve, and her call-and-response anthems served as soundtrack for a community hungry to reclaim its own sense of place. God save the Queen Diva, and God help anyone who misses this springtime bounce bacchanale.

May 18, 2019 9:00pm to 9:00pm Rev Room

61st annual "Delta Exhibition"

Atlanta artist and Arkansas native Kevin Cole chose 50 works by 33 Arkansans and 15 others, mostly from the Delta region, for the Arkansas Arts Center's 61st annual juried exhibition of work in all media.

May 18, 2019 12:00am to 11:59pm Arkansas Arts Center

Patrick McFarlin, "Picture It Painted — Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil"

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.

May 18, 2019 9:00am to 5:00pm The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

International Greek Food Festival

This year, festival visitors can pause in front of an elaborate new altar icon in the church's Annunciation room: a 700,000-piece glass mosaic of Christ situated at the Annunciation's altar, handmade by a studio in Italy and designed especially for the space. Or, just seek your divinity at one of the food vendor spots and sample some of the fest's best grub.

May 18, 2019 10:30am to 10:30am Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Patrick McFarlin, "Picture It Painted — Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil"

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.

May 18, 2019 5:00pm to 5:00pm The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

“Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album” and “Anne Frank: A History for Today”

The Center for Humanities and Arts on the UA Pulaski Tech campus is showing two exhibits on Anne Frank, “Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album” and “Anne Frank: A History for Today,” in the Windgate Gallery and the CHARTS lobby.

May 18, 2019 5:30pm to 5:30pm UA Pulaski Tech

"The Neverending Story"

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.

May 18, 2019 7:30pm to 7:30pm The Studio Theatre

"The Survivor"

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.

May 18, 2019 7:30pm to 7:30pm The Weekend Theater

SundayMay 19

Kachella 2019

Dazz & Brie are helming a "festival-themed party" (read as: a version of Coachella outfitted for beloved dive White Water Tavern, sans the port-a-potty lines and the $12 beers).

May 19, 2019 6:00pm to 6:00pm White Water Tavern

61st annual "Delta Exhibition"

Atlanta artist and Arkansas native Kevin Cole chose 50 works by 33 Arkansans and 15 others, mostly from the Delta region, for the Arkansas Arts Center's 61st annual juried exhibition of work in all media.

May 19, 2019 12:00am to 11:59pm Arkansas Arts Center

Patrick McFarlin, "Picture It Painted — Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil"

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.

May 19, 2019 9:00am to 5:00pm The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

International Greek Food Festival

This year, festival visitors can pause in front of an elaborate new altar icon in the church's Annunciation room: a 700,000-piece glass mosaic of Christ situated at the Annunciation's altar, handmade by a studio in Italy and designed especially for the space. Or, just seek your divinity at one of the food vendor spots and sample some of the fest's best grub.

May 19, 2019 10:30am to 10:30am Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Patrick McFarlin, "Picture It Painted — Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil"

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.

May 19, 2019 5:00pm to 5:00pm The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

“Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album” and “Anne Frank: A History for Today”

The Center for Humanities and Arts on the UA Pulaski Tech campus is showing two exhibits on Anne Frank, “Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album” and “Anne Frank: A History for Today,” in the Windgate Gallery and the CHARTS lobby.

May 19, 2019 5:30pm to 5:30pm UA Pulaski Tech

"The Neverending Story"

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.

May 19, 2019 7:30pm to 7:30pm The Studio Theatre

Opera in the Rock: 'Madama Butterfly'

Puccini’s title role is demanding enough to be considered a rite of passage for singers, and Mondanaro is beautifully equipped for it, with a leviathan of a dramatic soprano voice and a technique that draws upon the Italian Swedish singing school, the same school of thought that gave us Birgit Nilsson and Kirsten Flagstad.

May 19, 2019 7:30pm to 7:30pm Arkansas Repertory Theatre

MondayMay 20

Tav Falco and The Unapproachable Panther Burns, Bonnie Montgomery

Falco once told Robert Gordon that when it came to music, “It was the feeling and aesthetic that mattered, more than musicianship or virtuosity." Decades later, that still seems to be Falco's operating principle.

May 20, 2019 8:30pm to 11:30pm White Water Tavern

61st annual "Delta Exhibition"

Atlanta artist and Arkansas native Kevin Cole chose 50 works by 33 Arkansans and 15 others, mostly from the Delta region, for the Arkansas Arts Center's 61st annual juried exhibition of work in all media.

May 20, 2019 12:00am to 11:59pm Arkansas Arts Center

Patrick McFarlin, "Picture It Painted — Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil"

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.

May 20, 2019 9:00am to 5:00pm The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Patrick McFarlin, "Picture It Painted — Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil"

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.

May 20, 2019 5:00pm to 5:00pm The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

“Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album” and “Anne Frank: A History for Today”

The Center for Humanities and Arts on the UA Pulaski Tech campus is showing two exhibits on Anne Frank, “Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album” and “Anne Frank: A History for Today,” in the Windgate Gallery and the CHARTS lobby.

May 20, 2019 5:30pm to 5:30pm UA Pulaski Tech

TuesdayMay 21

"Purses with Purpose: Girl Scouts Through the Decades"

Purses, uniforms and books make up a new temporary exhibit at Esse Purse Museum, "Purses with Purpose: Girl Scouts Through the Decades."

May 21, 2019 10:00am to 4:00pm Esse Purse Museum

61st annual "Delta Exhibition"

Atlanta artist and Arkansas native Kevin Cole chose 50 works by 33 Arkansans and 15 others, mostly from the Delta region, for the Arkansas Arts Center's 61st annual juried exhibition of work in all media.

May 21, 2019 12:00am to 11:59pm Arkansas Arts Center

Patrick McFarlin, "Picture It Painted — Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil"

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.

May 21, 2019 9:00am to 5:00pm The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

Patrick McFarlin, "Picture It Painted — Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil"

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.

May 21, 2019 5:00pm to 5:00pm The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies

“Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album” and “Anne Frank: A History for Today”

The Center for Humanities and Arts on the UA Pulaski Tech campus is showing two exhibits on Anne Frank, “Anne Frank — A Private Photo Album” and “Anne Frank: A History for Today,” in the Windgate Gallery and the CHARTS lobby.

May 21, 2019 5:30pm to 5:30pm UA Pulaski Tech
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