Cellist solos with symphony in Fayetteville opener

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MUSIC: cello concerto

Cellist Julian Schwarz Solos with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and Music Director Paul Haas in Cello Concerto No. 1” by Dmitri Shostakovich to open the orchestra’s 2022-23 season, Saturday 7:30 p.m. at the Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall, 495 W Dickson St., Fayetteville. Also on the programme: Jessica Meyer’s “Go BIG or Go HOME” and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” (orchestrated by Maurice Ravel). Haas and solo tuba Ryan Robinson will discuss the program at 6:30 p.m. in a pre-show Creative Conversation. Sponsors are Dr. Alan and Sherri Lamb and Mary and Dr. George Benjamin. Tickets range from $36 to $60, with discounts for students with ID and free for children under 18 with the purchase of an adult ticket. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit sonamusic.org.

THEATRE: ‘Almost Maine’

Stages of the Arkansas Public Theater “Almost Maine” by John Cariani, Friday-Saturday and 3rd-5th November at 8 p.m. and October 30 and November 6 at 2 p.m. at the Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Doors and concessions open one hour before curtain. Tickets are $20-$40. Call (479) 631-8988 or visit arkansaspublictheatre.org.

photo Retired major league player Torii Hunter “beats” “Potluck and Poison Ivy” Thursday at The Joint in North Little Rock. (Special issue of the Democrat Gazette)
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Player takes potluck

Torii Hunteran Arkansas native, five-time Major League All-Star and recipient of nine consecutive Gold Glove Awards for his acumen as a member of the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels, “headlines” this month “Potluck and Poison Ivy”, 6:00 p.m. Thursday at The Joint, 301 Main St., in the Argenta District of North Little Rock. Tickets, $35, include a boxed dinner. Visit potluckandpoisonivy.org.

photo Ornithologist, writer and outdoor expert J. Drew Lanham will read and discuss his work Wednesday at Hendrix College in Conway. (Special issue of the Democrat Gazette)
natural love

Ornithologist, writer and outdoorsman J. Drew Lanham will read from and discuss his work Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Reves Recital Hall at Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Lanham was named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow last week. His memoir, The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, won the Southern Book Prize for Memoir and the Reed Environmental Writing Award and was recognized by the Literary Hub as one of the best memoirs of the decade. He is also the author of Sparrow Envy: Field Guide to Birds and Lesser Beasts. Afterwards reception and book signing in the nearby gallery Trieschmann. WordsWorth Books will sell select Lanham titles. Sponsor is the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Literature and Language Program. Admission is free. E-mail [email protected]

Architecture lecture

Germane Barnes, principal architect at Studio Barnes and director of the Community Housing & Identity Lab at the University of Miami School of Architecture, will discuss “Trust Issues” on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Windgate Center of Art + Design, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. It is the first talk in the Architecture and Design Network’s 2022-23 June Freeman series. Admission is free. E-mail [email protected]

ART: Exhibition of the faculty

University of Arkansas Biennale at Little Rock Faculty opens Monday at the Brad Cushman Gallery in the Windgate Center of Art and Design at UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock.

The group exhibition through November 18 includes drawings, prints, photographs, paintings, graphic designs, metals, ceramics and sculptures by UALR faculty members Robert Bean, Kevin Cates, Jeremy Couch, Liz Koerner, Joli Livaudais, Lydia Martin and Alexander Mirzoyan, Peter Scheidt , Krista Schoening, John Shea, Ricky Sikes, Rachel Spencer, David Warren, Michael Warrick, and Kensuke Yamada.

There will be a closing reception on November 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission to the gallery and reception is free. The opening hours of the gallery are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call (501) 916-5104 or email [email protected]

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