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 18, 2019 1:30am to 3:30am 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 1:00pm to 10:00pm 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 3:00pm to 10:00pm 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 3:30pm to 3:30pm 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 10:30pm to 10:30pm 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 18, 2019 12:30am to 12:30am Arkansas Repertory Theatre

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 3:00pm to 10:00pm 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 19, 2019 1:00am to 1:00am 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 19, 2019 1:00am to 1:00am 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 19, 2019 2:00am to 2:00am Rev Room