Elsewhere in entertainment, events and arts this weekend:
MUSIC: Mountain opera
Operates in the Ozarks kicks off its 2022 summer music festival with Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Rondine” on Friday at 7:30 pm at the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Theater, 16311 US 62, five miles west of Eureka Springs.
The 2022 season, titled “Love on the Rocks”, focuses on love gone awry and features a company of 37 young singers and a professional orchestra assembled from across the country for a total of 22 costumed and fully costumed opera performances. staged until 22 July.
In repertoire “La Rondine” (19:30 Wednesday and 2, 6, 13, 16 and 22 July and 15:00 10 July) with productions of “Cosi fan tutti” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (19:30 Saturday and June 30, July 5, 8, 12 and 21 and 5pm July 17) and Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” (7:30 pm Tuesday and July 1, 7, 9, 15 and 20 and 3pm July 3).
The season also includes:
◼️ “Pinocchio”, a children’s production (adapted and libretto by John Davies, set to music by Mozart, Jacques Offenbach, Gaetano Donizetti, Giovani Pergolesi, Sir Arthur Sullivan and Giuseppe Verdi) in locations throughout Northwest Arkansas.
◼️ A chamber music concert, 7:30 pm July 18th at Inspiration Point.
◼️ Two Broadway Cabaret, 7:30 pm July 14th at Millar Lodge at Mount Sequoyah, 150 N. Skyline Drive, Fayetteville, including heavy hors d’oeuvres, and 6:00 pm July 19th at Crescent Hotel, 75 Prospect Ave., Eureka Springs, which includes dinner. (Both cabaret venues will have ATMs.)
Single tickets cost $ 25- $ 30, with discounts for children and students under 18; $ 40 for Fayetteville cabaret, $ 65 for Eureka Springs cabaret. Call (479) 253-8595 or visit opera.org.
The rhythm of children
They will house the Arkansas Arts Council and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center “And the rhythm doesn’t stop”, a children’s performance for hip-hop lyrics, Saturdays from 10am to noon in downtown, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock. The young people will perform the songs they created in a workshop on May 28th in the center. Admission is free. The workshop is a partnership between the center, the Central Arkansas Library System – specifically, the Hillary Rodham Clinton Library and Learning Center – and the Arkansas Arts Council, and is in conjunction with the center’s current exhibition, “And the Beat Don’t Stop: 50 years of hip-hop “. Visit facebook.com/events/2035474653313711 or email [email protected] or [email protected]
THEATER: “Practical cats”
The Jonesboro Arts Foundation stages the musical “Cats” (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on TS Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats”), 7:30 pm today-Friday, 6:00 pm Saturday and 2:00 pm Sunday at the Forum Theater 115 E. Monroe Ave., Jonesboro. Neale Bartee conducts the Delta Symphony Orchestra. Sponsors are St. Bernards Healthcare and Medical Group Tickets are $ 18- $ 20, $ 16- $ 18 for children, seniors, military and students, faculty and staff at Arkansas State University. Sunday show is paying what you can. Call (870) 935-2726 or visit foajonesboro.org.
FUN: Celebrating moose
The Buffalo River Moose Festival returns to Jasper’s downtown plaza, outside Arkansas 7, 10am to 10pm Friday to Saturday, featuring entertainment, local art and handcrafted goods, food vendors, the annual elk label raffle and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission outdoor activities. (Newton County is referred to as “the elk capital of Arkansas,” according to a press release.)
Friday’s program includes music starting at 1pm, culminating with headliner 7 South performing southern country and rock. Saturday activities start at 7am with a pancake breakfast at the American Legion Hut, followed by a kids’ fishing derby at Bradley Park (registration starts at 8am). Judging for the Dutch Oven Cook-off begins at 1:00 pm at Harp’s Realty in Arkansas 7, after which festival attendees can sample the results; the winner will be announced at 3. The Arkansas State Championship Elk Calling Contest begins at 1:15 am. After a series of live musical performances, the festival ends with a fireworks display at 9.50pm
Admission to the Festival is free; the tasting bowls for the cook-off are subject to charges. Find a full program and activity map at buffaloriverelkfestival.com. Call (870) 416-2708.
MOVIE: “Elementary” projections.
Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrate the 25th anniversary of Luc Besson’s release “The fifth element” bringing it back to big screens, Sunday at 3pm and Wednesday at 7pm at Breckenridge 12 and Colonel Glenn 18 in Little Rock, Conway’s Cinemark Town Center, Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville and Malco Ft. Cinema Smith in Fort Smith. The screening will also feature an interview with Besson plus excerpts from the film. For ticket information, visit fathomevents.com.
ETC.: “Potluck, Poison Ivy”
Stephanie Streett, executive director of the Clinton Foundation, “headlines” this month Potluck & Poison Ivy, today at The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Doors open at 6 pm The Salty Dogs will be the “musical guests”. Tickets, $ 35, include dinner. Visit potluckandpoisonivy.org.
Streett oversees the strategy and management of the Clinton Presidential Center and Presidential Leadership Scholars program on behalf of the foundation. Streett served for eight years in the Clinton White House and previously served on Capitol Hill as a staff member for the United States Senate Budget Committee.
TICKETS: Princesses sung
Tickets – $ 31- $ 66 plus any fees – will go on sale at 10am Friday for “Disney Princesses – The Concert”, 7:00 pm October 29 at Robinson Center Performance Hall, Little Rock, 426 W. Markham St. on Broadway. “A stellar quartet of Broadway and animated film icons” – Christy Altomare, Susan Egan, Courtney Reed and Syndee Winters (subject to change) – will perform more than 30 Disney Princess songs with “their magical musical director. [Benjamin Rauhala] and charming prince [Adam J. Levy]celebrating all the Disney Princesses on an unforgettable evening of songs, animations and stories, “according to a press release. Call (501) 244-8800 or (800) 745-3000 or visit RobinsonCenter.com or Ticketmaster.com.
Royal Comedy Tour
Comedians Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J and Lavell Crawford, in a town of 17 Royal Comedy Tour this fall, he will make a stop in North Little Rock, at 8:00 pm on October 28th at The [email protected] Bank Arena, the more intimate and smaller seating footprint of the arena. Tickets – $ 63- $ 103 plus tax and fees – go on sale Friday at 10am on Ticketmaster.com or at the arena box office.