Students and teachers reap UALR ‘Dance Harvest’


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DANCE: “Harvest of dance”

The Department of Theater and Dance Arts at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will offer “Dance Harvest – Renaissance 2021” pieces created and choreographed by students and faculty, 7:30 p.m. Friday to Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Haislip Theater, Center for Performing Arts, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock.

The program includes “Man Eater” and “More Than I Could Imagine” by Lillian Berry, major in dance performance in the Bachelor of Fine Arts; “Bow to Us” and “Who is the Conspiracy? By Senior Dance Major Savannah Davis; “60BPM / 5.28” and “Growing Up” by Madison Price; “Dynamics” and “My Escape” by Kiara Willis, BFA Dance Performance Major; and “3 for 5” by Prof. Stéphanie Thibeault.

Tickets cost $ 10, $ 5 for seniors and UALR students and employees, and must be purchased in advance. Call (501) 916-3291 or visit Face masks are mandatory.

THEATER: “pinterist” plays

Ozark Living Newspaper Theater Company presents “Pinterist, the room”, a collection of short pieces by Harold Pinter, 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday at the Public Theater, 616 Center St., Little Rock.

The show will feature a dozen short plays, from two to 15 minutes, by the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright, including “The Black and the White”, “Trouble in the Works”, news / 2021 / nov / 11 / students-faculty-reap-ualr-dance-harvest / “Last to Go,” ualr -dance-harvest / “Request Stop,” “That’s it,” https: / /”This is your problem, “ / 11 / students-faculty-reap-ualr-dance-harvest / “Victoria Station,” “Specifically,””New World Order, ” news / 2021 / nov / 11 / students-faculty-re ap-ualr-dance-harves t / “Tess”, “Press conference” and ” Outside of that “.

Matt Patton is the general production coordinator. He and five other directors (Adam Frank, Steven Jones, Dillon Hupp, Andy Vaught and Heather Dupree) each direct multiple plays with a cast that includes Dupree, Deb Lewis, Dylan Garrison, Dani Carney, Maddy Meigs, Saxon Whitehead, Paul Bowling, Aaron Harris, Alisa Kindsfater, Hilary Trudell, Kristy Hutchinson, Michael Goodbar and Taylor LeRon.

Admission for what is essentially Friday’s open dress rehearsal is pay what you can ($ 10 donation suggested); for Saturday, $ 10. Proof of vaccination against covid-19 will be required; spectators will be invited to wear masks inside the theater. Send an email to [email protected] or visit

‘Turn off the light’

“Turn out the light: a visual tale of horror and queerness,” theater arts major Gage Pipkin’s senior capstone performance is on stage at 9:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday, with a pre-show night at 8:30 p.m. at the University Theater, Center for Performing Arts, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Small stone. The cast includes Pipkin, Lillian Berry and Lizzie Schaefer. Free entry; reservations (and face masks) are required – call (501) 916-3291 or visit

MUSIC: Coterie concert

Carolyn Brown, flute (clockwise from top left); Alisa Coffey, harp; Naoki Hakutani, piano; and Michael Underwood, trombone, perform for a Little Rock Musical Coterie concert on Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Little Rock. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

Musicians from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will participate in a Petite Coterie Musicale Rock concert, 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock. It marks the National Federation of Music Clubs’ American Music Month parade.

Carolyn Brown, flute, and Alisa Coffey, harp, will play “Serenade n ° 10 for flute and harp”, Op.79, by Vincent Persichetti. Michael Underwood, trombone, with pianist Naoki Hakutani in charge of the orchestral reduction, will play “Fantasy for Trombone and Orchestra”, Op.42, by Paul Creston. And Brown and Hakutani will play “Green Places for Flute and Chamber Orchestra” by Gary Schocker.

Free entry. Call (501) 940-1562.

‘Pirates’ in concert

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Concert Choir and Music Theater Workshop, with members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, performs a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan “Pirates of Penzance”, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University’s Fine Arts Center Auditorium, US 425 in Monticello. Kent Skinner directs. Tickets cost $ 20. The performance is in collaboration with the SEARK Concert Association. Visit

ART: ‘Feelin’ Groovy ‘

The University of Arkansas Little Rock Downtown, 333 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, will display “Feelin ‘Groovy: Rock and Roll Graphics 1966-1970,” flyers and posters from UALR’s permanent art collection, which houses 120 psychedelic examples of period graphics, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays during Art’s 2nd Friday Night. Free entry. The sponsors are the Downtown Little Rock Partnership and the UALR Department of Art and Design. Call (501) 916-5000.

Also for the 2nd Art Friday Night, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Roberts Library at the Central Arkansas Library System, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, is returning to in-person activities, including opening a exhibit titled “Imagine a Day Without Water,” water-themed artwork by students in the after-school programs of the 21st Century Community Learning Center at Bale, Carver and Chicot Elementary Schools in the Little Rock School District. Potter and journalist Celia Storey will offer a pottery demonstration, and author Janis F. Kearney will sign copies of his books.

‘Art & Soul’

Easterseals Arkansas will hold its “Art & Soul” in-person event, 6 p.m. today in the warehouse at its Adult Training and Wellness Center, 14901 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, where many of the works of art on display were created. Participants must show proof of covid-19 vaccination or a negative covid-19 test within 48 hours of the date of the event.

The event highlights works of art created as part of the association’s ART (Artistic Realization Technologies) program, which provides hands-on creative expression for children and adults with limited use of their arms and hands. . Artists work with “trackers” – volunteers who become the artists’ hands and arms – via a laser attached to a helmet or other communication methods to create unique paintings.

Justin, a 22-year-old Maumelle High School graduate who has been coming to the Easterseas Adult Day Center since 2019, is this year’s featured artist.

There will be a live auction and a silent online auction. Taziki’s will provide food, with a signature Petit & Keet cocktail. Visit

Pastel demo

Artist Vimarie DePoyster, whose “Beyond the labels / Mas Alla De Las Etiquetas” The exhibit runs through Jan. 29 at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff, offering a hands-on demonstration of artistic pastels for the second Saturday of the centre’s Family FunDay, 1 p.m. at 3 p.m. on Saturday. It’s free. The sponsor is the Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation. Call (870) 536-3375 or visit

ETC. : Open mic poetry

Tru Poet is hosting an open mic night of poetry slam Friday at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff.  (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

Tru Poet is hosting an open mic night of poetry slam Friday at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

Poet and author The real poet hosts an open mic of poetry slam Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Adam B. Robinson Jr. Black Box Theater at Art Works on Main, 627 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. People 16 and older can share selections and spoken word “in an encouraging environment that celebrates poetry and storytelling,” according to a press release; Special guest Michael Merritt, writer, director, producer and New York Film Academy alumnus, will recite. Admission is $ 10, $ 5 for center members. No registration is required. Participants can register for a chance to win door prizes. Free drinks and snacks will be available.

TICKETS: ‘Fiddler’ on tour

Tickets – $ 34 to $ 81 – go on sale Friday, November 12 for the production of the National Tour of “Violin on the roof” (music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein), 7:30 p.m., January 6-7, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. January 8 at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. on Broadway, Small stone. Call (501) 244-8800 or visit or

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