January 26, 2017

The Arts Are Alive this Weekend

The arts are in full swing this weekend around the state. Enjoy musicals, art shows, orchestras & some rock ’n roll too. Don’t forget to get your fill of down home cooking, either.

Warfield Concert: Night Fever – A tribute to the Bee Gees – Helena-West Helena

Night Fever is the ultimate tribute to the Bee Gees, featuring the three Brothers Gibb, two backup singers, guitar, bass, drums, violins, and horns. With outstanding vocals and an all around amazing show, Night Fever performs more than 25 of the Bee Gees hits including: “I Started a Joke,” “Night Fever,” “Jive Talking,” “How Deep is Your Love,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “Staying Alive”. For five decades – a time span more than any other group in pop history – the Bee Gees outwitted the international music scene with their incredible tenacity to remain current through all the eras of contemporary music. The close high harmonies of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb made the Bee Gees an impossible attraction to launch a salute to…..until Night Fever. The vocal matchings of Night Fever’s John Acosta, Joe Varga, and Carm Castiglione create an eerie sense of seeing the brothers Gibb in concert. Night Fever is an all-Canadian cast from Ontario, backed by professional studio musicians, that captures the sound and look of the Bee Gees.
January 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Lily Peter Auditorium
1000 Campus Drive
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Admission: Free
www.warfieldconcerts.com

Set Free Tour: Big Daddy Weave with We Are Messengers & Zach Williams – Little Rock

Big Daddy Weave is one of the top artists in Christian music. They are the second most played artist at Christian AC-Monitored radio in 2014 and the recipient of multiple industry awards and nominations, including Dove Awards, K-LOVE Fan Awards, Billboard Music Awards and ASCAP Awards. Between 2012 and 2015, Big Daddy Weave has achieved five straight No. 1 singles at radio, the most recent being “My Story” from the 9/18/15 album, Beautiful Offerings, and the previous four from the band’s career best-selling album, Love Come To Life. “Redeemed” was certified gold by the RIAA in 2015. Big Daddy Weave has career album sales of more than one million units. Formed in 2002, Big Daddy Weave is: Mike Weaver, Jay Weaver, Jeremy Redmon, Joe Shirk and Brian Beihl.
January 26, 2017, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church
501 N Shackleford Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72211
Admission: $20+
http://transparentproductions.com/events/big-daddy-weave-little-rock

Sister Act – Little Rock

Raise your voice with The Holy Order of the Little Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith in this rapturous musical based on the 1992 hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg!
A hilarious fish-out-of-water story with an infectious score by Alan Menken, the composer of Little Shop of Horrors and The Little Mermaid, Sister Act was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2011, including “Best Musical.” The Rep promises to raise the roof with this effervescent production that is sure to move your feet and your heart. Can we get an “Amen”?
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, January 25, 2017 – February 26, 2017, every Week(s), 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
601 Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Admission: $30-$60
therep.org

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Liv Fjellsol: Art Says – Fort Smith

See our exhibit from artist Liv C Fjellsol, who works internationally from her rural workplace, Atelier Fjellsol, in Norway. Fjellsol observes people and society with great interdisciplinary interest and uses her art to express her views on contemporary society. This exhibition shows a large selection of her newest work “Art says.” General admission is always free. The opening reception is Thursday, January 12, from 5-7 p.m., free for members, $5 for non-members.
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, January 13, 2017 – April 2, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
1601 Rogers Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Admission: Free
fsram.org

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas – Bentonville

Join us for an up-close experience with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas in an intimate concert and conversation about classical music and American art between SoNA Music Director and Conductor Paul Haas and Crystal Bridges Director of Curatorial Affairs Margi Conrads. Stay after the concert to mingle with the conductor, musicians, and curator for a post-performance reception. With additional assistance provided by Mary Ann and Reed Greenwood. Register online or with Guest Services.
January 27, 2017, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
Admission: $50, $40 for members
crystalbridges.org

Greens, Beans & Cornbread Cook-off – Helena-West Helena

Celebrate the culinary heritage of the region with the first annual Greens, Beans, & Cornbread Cook-Off. Celebrity judges choose a winner in each category and an overall winner is chosen by popular vote. Participation in the cook-off is free, but registration is required by January 25.
January 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Miller Annex
223 Cherry St.
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Admission: Free
www.deltacuclturalcenter.com

Jeanetta Darley

Arkansas Women Blogger member Jeanetta Darley is an artist, blogger, and sometimes homesteader. A native Arkansan, she creates art and writes about the day to day victories & failures with family, farming, gardening, cooking & life in general at www.jeanettadarley.com.

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