Hank Jr., Third Eye Blind to amp up Rogers venue
This week at Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers — call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptickets. com:
■ Hank Williams Jr. performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 6. Tickets are $41$95.50 plus fees.
■ Third Eye Blind — Stephan Jenkins (vocals, guitar), Brad Hargreaves (drums), Kryz Reid (guitar), Alex Kopp (keyboards) and Alex LeCavalier (bass guitar), 7 p.m. Wednesday. Guests are Silversun Pickups and Ocean Park Standoff. Tickets are $30.95$75.95 plus fees; four tickets for $22.50 each as part of the “Lawn 4-Pack.” VIP packages are available.
The Wizard of Oz
All yellow brick roads lead to Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock, starting Wednesday, as the dinner theater stages The Wizard of Oz (music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E.Y. “Yip” Harburg, book by John Kane, adapted by Robert Johanson, based on the 1939 film, adapted from the L. Frank Baum classic) through Aug. 26.
Katherine Yacko plays Dorothy Gale, with Emory Tyson Molitor as Glinda and Aunt Em, Laurie Pascale as Almira Gulch and the Wicked Witch of the West, Don Bolinger as the Wizard and Prof. Marvel, Michael Klucher as the Scarecrow, Stephen K. Stone as the Tin Man and James Thweatt as the Lion.
Doors and buffet open 90 minutes before curtain: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (Wednesday matinees only this week and July 19, 26 and Aug. 2), 12:40 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35-$37, $23 for children 15 and younger; show only, $25 and $15. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit murrysdp.com.
Jeff Shannon, professor and former dean at University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, will discuss and later sign copies of the book he curated and edited, Shadow Patterns: Reflections on Fay Jones and His Architecture, 6 p.m. Tuesday in the lecture hall, Arkansas Arts Center in MacArthur Park, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. It’s part of the Architecture and Design Network’s 2016-2017 June Freeman lecture series. A 5:30 reception precedes the talk. WordsWorth Books will be selling copies of the book. Admission is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tapestry on screen
The Colonel Glenn 18 and Breckenridge Village 12 in Little Rock and the Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville will screen Carole King: Tapestry — Captured Live at Hyde Park London, a 2016 live concert film at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The film includes appearances by Tom Hanks, Elton John, Graham Nash, James Taylor, David Crosby, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, plus an interview with King. Ticket information is available at FathomEvents.com.
Food, art and theater
“Sensory Iconoclasts,” an exhibition that pairs artists and chefs — chefs create a dish inspired by the artist and the artists create a work based on the chefs — opens Monday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale.
The fifth-anniversary exhibit continues through Sept. 10. There will be a reception, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 8. Admission is free. Call (479) 751-5441 or visit acozarks.org.
A “WOW!” dinner, 6-7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, will highlight a dish created in the project. Tickets are $40; visit tinyurl.com/ y8rhfzxa.
Also this week, the Springdale museum will stage Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and July 21-22 and 3 p.m. July 16 and 23. A 6 p.m. celebration before Friday’s opening will feature hors d’oeuvres, plus desserts and champagne at intermission. Tickets are $15$45. Call (479) 751-5441 or visit tacozarks.org.
Walton Center season
The 2017-2018 Walton Arts Center season includes the following series:
10X10 Arts (performances include a pre-show Creative Conversation with the artists, a post-show party with free food and drink discounts and Post-it responses, which allow patrons to share thoughts and experiences). Series memberships $130, $30 of which is tax-deductible, include early access to all shows, same seat at each performance, invitations to members-only events, T-shirt, access to free ambassador tickets to select shows.
■ Oct. 13: Ballet Arkansas Emergence
■ Oct. 26 Cas Public Symphonie Dramatique
■ Dec. 3: Voces8
■ Jan. 17: Bela Fleck and Brooklyn Rider
■ Feb. 1: The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert
■ Feb. 24: Pasadena Roof Orchestra
■ March 8: Aquila Theatre Company’s Sense and Sensibility
■ March 9: Dublin Guitar Quartet
■ May 24: Rave Mehta’s FLOW
■ June 19: Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10x10 Concert
Starrlight Jazz Club (Jazz Lover’s packages, $258 and $156):
■ Oct. 14: The Huntertones ■ Nov. 10: Bria Skonberg
■ Dec. 8: The Latin Jazz All Stars featuring Steve Turre & Nestor Torres
■ Feb. 10: Donny McCaslin ■ March 2: Alicia Olatuja
■ April 28: Conrad Herwig
Kimberly-Clark Family Fun:
■ Oct. 27: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
■ Nov. 17, 19, 25-26 and Dec. 1-2: Trike Theater presents Charlotte’s Web
■ Dec. 7-8: Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China ■ Dec. 10: Danú A Christmas Gathering: Féile Na Nollag ■ Dec. 17: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas’ The Snowman: A Family Concert ■ May 5: Slingsby Theater Company’s The Young King ■ May 11: Ailie Cohen and Unicorn Theatre’s The Secret Life of Suitcases
Coca-Cola Night Out:
■ Jan. 29: At This Performance
■ Feb. 2: Classic Albums Live: Rumours
■ Feb. 27: Mummenschanz you & me
■ March 9-10: PostSecret: The Show
■ April 6: VoicePlay
American Music Series: ■ Sept. 19: TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band with special guest Black Pacific
■ Oct. 18: Jake Shimabukuro ■ Dec. 12: LeAnn Rimes
■ May 10: Charlie Daniels Band
Mattel Kids Series:
■ Dec. 1-2: Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer: The Musical ■ Feb. 25: Theatre Company Cahoots NI’s Shh! We Have a Plan
■ March 29: Claire Parsons’ And Then …
■ April 13-14, 20-21: Trike Theatre presents Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse
LOL @ WAC:
■ Oct. 24: David Sedaris
■ Oct. 30-31: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
■ Dec. 13: Robert Earl Keen “Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee” Show
■ Feb. 8-9: My Funny Valentine
■ March 14-15: Disenchanted
■ April 7: VoiceJam Competition
■ June 23: Artosphere Festival Orchestra Finale
For ticket and season subscription information, call (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org.
is on the 2017-2018 season schedule at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center. Trumpeter Bria Skonberg
Hank Williams Jr. performs Saturday at the Walmart AMP in Rogers.