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Leisure choices in Arkansas this weekend:

DANCE — Ballet Outdoor

Ballet Arkansas gives its first “Motion within the Parks” performances, midday and three p.m. Saturday on the gazebo in MacArthur Park, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. The brand new sequence, in partnership with Little Rock Parks and Recreation, brings dwell dance efficiency to Little Rock parks.

Members of the 14-professional-dancer firm will carry out “Aperture,” a recent ensemble work choreographed by Alice Klock and Florian Lochner; “Grand Pas Classique,” a pas de deux choreographed by Victor Gsovsky for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1949 to music by Daniel-Francois Auber; “An Ode,” a neoclassical work choreographed by Ballet Arkansas Government and Creative Director Michael Fothergill, within the fashion of George Balanchine, for 4 dancers to an Antonio Vivaldi violin sonata; and a sneak peek at Fothergill’s choreography for “The Nice Gatsby,” the ballet firm’s 2021-22 season opener, Oct. 21-24 on the Middle for Humanities and Arts Theater on the College of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical Faculty in North Little Rock.

Admission is free. Go to balletarkansas.org.

MUSIC — Harlem Quartet

The Harlem Quartet — (from left) Ilmar Gavilan and Melissa White, violins; Jaime Amador, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello — performs immediately at Little Rock’s Ron Robinson Theatre. (Particular to the Democrat-Gazette)

The Harlem Quartet — Ilmar Gavilan and Melissa White, violins; Jaime Amador, viola; and Felix Umansky, cello — performs at 7:30 p.m. immediately on the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock, opening the 2021-22 season for fhe Chamber Music Society of Little Rock.

This system: “String Quartet No. 23” in F main, Okay.590, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Strum” by Jessie Montgomery; “A Evening in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie (organized by Dave Glenn and the Harlem Quartet); “Lyric for Strings” by George Walker; “Fugato” by Adonis G. Matos; “Lyric Quartet” by William Grant Nonetheless; “On the Octoroon Balls” by Wynton Marsalis; and “Cuarteto en Guaguanco” by Guido Lopez-Gavilan.

Tickets are $25, free for college students of all ages. Covid-19 precautions will likely be in impact. Go to chambermusicLR.com; for extra data, name (615) 775-6744 or e-mail [email protected]

Quartet members will reply questions and carry out a preview of their night live performance at midday immediately for a one-hour “Lunch and Study” session on the Mosaic Templars Cultural Middle, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock. Will probably be obtainable by livestream to varsities and the general public with help from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. E mail [email protected] or [email protected] for hyperlink data.

THEATER — ‘Into the Breeches!’

With the crew and main male actors combating in World Battle II, the director’s spouse combines William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” and “Henry V” with an all-female forged in George Brant’s “Into the Breeches!” — which Ouachita Baptist College’s theater arts division levels, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Monday and a couple of:30 p.m. Sunday in Verser Theatre at OBU, 410 Ouachita Ave., Arkadelphia. Tickets are $10; go to obu.edu/boxoffice. For extra data, name (870) 245-5555.

SCIENCE — Cubic foot of life

“Life in One Cubic Foot” goes on display Saturday at the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

“Life in One Cubic Foot” goes on show Saturday on the Mid-America Science Museum in Sizzling Springs. (Particular to the Democrat-Gazette)

“Life in One Cubic Foot,” a touring exhibition specializing in the analysis of Smithsonian Establishment scientists and photographer David Liittschwager into what a cubic foot of land or water — aka a biocube — reveals concerning the variety of life on planet Earth, goes on show Saturday on the Mid-America Science Museum, 500 Mid America Blvd., Sizzling Springs.

The exhibition focuses on life from numerous environments, together with the coral reefs of French Polynesia, the midwater ocean off the coast of California and New York’s Central Park, by means of collages of pictures, fashions, interactive parts and exhibition movies.

The exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian Establishment Touring Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s Nationwide Museum of Pure Historical past, stays up by means of Jan. 2. Sponsors are Pink Oak Ridge and Weyerhaeuser.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10; $8 for youngsters 12 and youthful, senior residents, lecturers and lively or retired army. Name (501) 767-3461 or go to midamericamuseum.org.


Camden Barn Sale

Greater than 130 distributors’ and artists’ cubicles from throughout the nation will function for the Camden Barn Sale, billed as South Arkansas’ largest arts and crafts present, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Coleman Stadium, 302 Middle St., Camden. Additionally concerned: meals distributors, musical leisure, a Children Zone with inflatables and the St. Louis Catholic Church Spaghetti Supper. Admission is free. Go to CamdenBarnSale.com.

Conway ArtsFest

Conway Alliance for the Arts’ fifteenth annual Conway ArtsFest consists of with in-person and streaming performances, a scavenger hunt and artwork kits for teenagers.

The lineup consists of (besides as famous, all occasions are free):

◼️ Kids’s Artwork Equipment Decide-up, till provides run out, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Conway Public Library, 1900 Tyler St., Conway.

◼️ Conway League of Artists Fall Artwork Present, similar hours, Saturday-Oct. 30, Conway Public Library

◼️ Public Artwork Scavenger Hunt, Monday-Oct. 2, in collaboration with the Conway Public Artwork Board, map and participation data to be posted at conwayarts.org

◼️ Second annual Black Artists Showcase, 8-9 p.m. Oct. 1, attend dwell at The Studio Downtown, 1100 Oak St., Conway, or stream dwell at conwayarts.org

◼️ UCA College students for the Arts Movie Competition, noon-8 p.m. Oct. 2, Stanley Russ Corridor 103, College of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway

◼️ Gentle Up the Evening, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 2, fifth annual Neighbors Artwork Present, artwork actions, dwell performances, meals vans, Entrance Road & The Brick Room, 1020 Entrance St., Conway.

‘Treasure’ hunt

Dec. 20 is the deadline to submit nominations to the Arkansas Arts Council for the subsequent Arkansas Residing Treasure. The designation honors Arkansans who’re masters of a people or conventional artwork or craft, together with, however not restricted to, conventional songwriting, people dancing, bladesmithing, weaving and quilting.

An unbiased panel of working towards craftspeople and professionals in craft and people artwork will evaluation the nominations and choose the recipient based mostly on high quality of labor, general significance of the physique of labor, neighborhood outreach and whole contribution to the sphere of conventional crafts and/or people arts. A reception honoring the recipient will happen within the spring.

For extra data, or to make a nomination, name (501) 324-9348, e-mail [email protected] or go to arkansasarts.org.

Arts aid grants

Arkansas-based arts teams which have skilled monetary hardships or lack of program capability as a result of misplaced income through the covid-19 pandemic can apply for an Arkansas Arts Council American Rescue Plan Grant by means of Oct. 15.

Qualification standards embrace the standard of the group, based mostly on creative excellence and creative advantage; the potential to have a big and speedy affect on the humanities workforce; the importance to the mission and core work of the group; the group’s potential to hold out a proposal, together with the appropriateness of the finances, sources concerned and personnel; and the extent to which the group aids underserved populations.

Eligible organizations can request as much as $15,000. Funding comes from the $784,000 the Arts Council obtained from the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts. The grant is one-time-only and can be utilized for wage help; charges/stipends for contractual personnel; services prices, comparable to lease and utilities; prices related to well being and security provides; and/or prices related to advertising, promotion and technical help. Apply through the portal web site: bit.ly/2XnbWU4. New customers should create an account to use. Name (501) 324-9768 or e-mail [email protected]