Arkansans have two chances to see Lovett, Hiatt
Singer-songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt perform twice in Arkansas this week:
7:30 p.m. Friday at the Eureka Springs Auditorium, 36 S. Main St., Eureka Springs. Tickets are $45-$85. Visit theauditorium.org.
8 p.m. Feb. 17 in First Financial Music Hall at the Griffin, 101 E. Locust St. in El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $60-$115. Call (870) 444-3007 or visit eldomad.com.
Tap troupe Dorrance Dance not only dances to music but also creates music in “ETM: Double Down,” 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Tickets are $30-$85 plus fees; top prices include a meet-andgreet. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org.
The Johannes Trio — pianist Timothy Smith, violinist Geoffrey Robson and cellist Felice Farrell — offer “A Classical Valentine,” 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, part of the church’s 2018–19 Festival of the Senses season. The program: Piano Trio No.
1 in B major, op.8, by Johannes Brahms (one of the trio’s two namesakes) and the Piano Trio by Jean Francaix. Admission is free. A reception will follow in the church’s parish hall. Call (501) 753-3578 or (501) 753-4281.
Sinatra tribute performer Tom Tiratto and a 16-piece band will offer “The Sinatra of My Years, A Valentine’s Tribute,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Owen Center Theatre, Arkansas State University-Beebe, 910 Pecan St., Beebe. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, senior citizens, military and educators. Doors open at 6. Support comes from the Arkansas Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Call (501) 882-8855 or visit asub.ticketleap.com.
Bluesman Robert Finley celebrates his 65th birthday Wednesday at Griffin Restaurant, 101 E. Locust St. in El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District. Finley’s local backing band, featuring singer Kiko Pryor, opens the show at 8 p.m.; Finley takes the stage at 9. Doors open at 6. Tickets are $25 for reserved seats (includes a meet-and-greet with Finley), $15 general admission in advance, $30 and $20 day of show. Call (870) 444-3007 or visit eldomad.com.
Trenton Lee Stewart, Arkansas native, Hendrix College alumnus and author of Flood Summer and children’s novels, including The Mysterious Benedict Society series and The Secret Keepers, will read and discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Reves Recital Hall at Hendrix, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway.
The free program is under the auspices of the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language. A reception and book signing follow in Trieschmann Gallery. Stewart is also writer-in-residence at Hendrix for the spring semester and is teaching a class on writing and publishing fiction. Call (501) 450-4597, email vana[email protected] hendrix.edu or visit hendrix. edu/hendrixmurphy.
History Happy Hours
The Clinton House Museum and the Fayetteville Ale Trail partner for History Happy Hours, highlighting regional history and craft breweries, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 19, April 9, May 14, July 9, Sept. 17 and Nov. 12 at the museum, 930 W. Clinton Drive, Fayetteville. Tickets, $5 at the door, include one History Happy Hour pint glass, two beers, soft drinks, snacks and music. Visit clintonhousemuseum.org or fayettevillealetrail.com or the Facebook pages, facebook.com/clintonhousemuseum or facebook.com/FayettevilleAleTrail.
Wednesday is the deadline for artists to submit work for the 61st annual Delta Exhibition, showcasing artists living and working in Arkansas and its border states, on display May 3-June 30 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. The competition is open to all artists who live in or were born in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee or Texas. All work must have been completed in the last two years and must not have been exhibited previously at the Arts Center.
Artists may submit up to three entries; entry fee is $20 for one work and $10 for each additional entry. Notifications will be emailed on March 1 and all accepted work must be received by March 24. Artists will be responsible for all shipping arrangements. Enter information and upload images of your work via ArkansasArtsCenter.org/delta.
Atlanta-based sculptor and painter Kevin Cole, an Arkansas native and a 1982 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, will select the works for the exhibition, as well the winners of a $2,500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards. The Contemporaries, an auxiliary membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center, will select a winner for a $250 Contemporaries Delta Award.
April 11 is the deadline to apply for the Department of Arkansas Heritage’s Small Museum Grants Program, which funds projects for up to $2,500 for Arkansas history museums, historical societies, historic houses and sites and military museums. Eligible organizations must have an annual operating budget of $250,000 or less; must have a staff of at least one person, either paid or volunteer; and must be open to the public at least 90 days per year.
Grants can cover maintenance, operating costs, equipment purchases up to $1,000, accessioning of artifact collections, educational programming, research, exhibits and website design and maintenance. Call (501) 324-9150, email de[email protected] or visit arkansasheritage. com/Programs/small-museum-grants-program.
Drain Smart art
In its fifth year, Drain Smart, a public art program aimed at raising awareness, education and protection of local water resources that has resulted in murals on many Little Rock storm drains, is expanding to North Little Rock and Bryant. The Drain Smart Committee is seeking artists to submit ideas for murals for 18 more storm drains in the three towns. Artists whose plans are selected will receive a $150 stipend and basic paint supplies. Deadline is March 15 to submit applications along with a sketch of the idea. The committee will notify artists by March 29; all art must be completed by June 3. A public vote will decide the winner of an additional final prize. Project information, the timeline, rules and artist applications are available at drainsmart.org.
Dorrance Dance performs Tuesday at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center.
Lyle Lovett (left) and John Hiatt perform Friday in Eureka Springs and Feb. 17 in El Dorado.
Bluesman Robert Finley performs Wednesday at Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District.