Museum shows student inspiration

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts this weekend:

EXHIBITIONS: fit together

Opening of the Arkansas Historical Museum, 200 E. Second St., Little Rock “Dovetails / We Adapt” Friday in the museum’s Trinity Gallery. The exhibit is a partnership with carpentry students from the Applied Design program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The students were inspired by historic artifacts in the museum, ranging from a boot jack and fancy chair to a corner cabinet. The exhibit will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through May 22. Free entry. Visit

THEATER: Musical ‘Canine’

The cast of a 2019 performance of TheaterWorksUSA’s “Dog Man: The Musical” – (left to right) LR Davidson, Crystal Shae’nae, Brian Owen, Forest VanDyke, Jamie LaVerdiere and Dan Rosales. (Special for the Democrat-Gazette/Jeremy Daniel)
Two fifth-grade comic book creators (and best friends) decide to write a musical based on their favorite character, a criminal sensation who is half-dog, half-man, in “Dog Man: The Musical” a traveling show from TheaterWorksUSA based on “Captain Underpants” creator Dav Pilkey’s bestselling book series. He is on stage at 6 p.m. today at Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Tickets are $10, $5 for children and students. Call (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012 or visit

“Rotten” Musical

Two brothers set out to write the world’s first musical in this mix of 16th century Shakespeare and 21st century Broadway “Something Rotten” (music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell), staged by Arkansas Public Theater, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday February 17-19 and 24-26, 2 p.m. Sunday February 19, 20 and 27 at the Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Tickets are $40 to $55, $25 for students. Call (479) 631-8988 or visit

Jonesboro ‘Cinderella’

The Arts Foundation is staging the Broadway version of “Cinderella” by Rodgers and Hammerstein (music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane), 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and February 19, 6 p.m. Monday, 7:30 p.m. February 18 at the Forum Theater, 115 E Monroe Avenue, Jonesboro. The presenting sponsor is First Community Bank. Tickets are $20 and $18, $18 and $16 for children, seniors, military, and Arkansas State University students, faculty, and staff; Monday’s show is “pay what you can”. Meetings with the actors follow the two Saturday mornings; there is a $7 surcharge on these tickets. Call (870) 935-2726 or visit

“Pay What You Can”

The Arkansas Repertory Theater is hosting the first preview performances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of its spring 2022 shows – “School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play” and “Into the Woods” – “Pay what you can” performances, sponsored by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Unlike previous procedures, patrons pay what they wish for tickets in person at the theater box office, 601 Main St., from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the Saturday before each opening – February 26 for “School Girls” , April 16. for “In the Woods”. There will be at least 150 tickets for each show, available for all three performances; the limit is two per person, first come, first served. Call (501) 378-0405 or visit

MUSIC: Broadway Showcase

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Choirs (Concert Choir, Women’s Choir, Chamber Singers and Night Shift) hosts a Broadway showcase and party7-8:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock.

The program includes songs from “South Pacific,””Little Women,”https://www. nwaonline .com/news/2022/feb/10/museum-shows-off-students-inspiration/”Dreamgirls,” students -inspiration/”Company” and “The Wiz”; Lorissa Mason directs; there will be food and drink and a silent auction. All proceeds will go towards student recruitment and achievement and engagement projects, including a planned June trip to New York to perform at Carnegie Hall.

Silent Auction items include restoration of the Grand Old Lady Catering House, lessons with a professional golf instructor, artwork, gift baskets and gift certificates for local restaurants. Tickets are $10, $5 for students. E-mail [email protected] or visit

ETC. : Art, wine & chocolate

Women With a Purpose and the North Central Arkansas Artist’s League organize “Art Walk, Wine & Chocolate,” a fundraiser, Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fairfield Bay Chamber of Commerce building, 365 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. More than 75 works of art, including watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, photography and handmade jewelry, will be on display for sale, along with wine (for which donations are appreciated) and cheese ; 20% of art purchases go to the league to provide community art demonstrations and professional art workshops. Women With a Purpose will sell homemade chocolate items including candies, cookies, cupcakes and gourmet hot chocolate to celebrate Valentine’s Day; attendees pay a minimum ticket of $5 for five items and can purchase additional tickets of $1 for each item. Proceeds support community non-profit projects in Fairfield Bay.