Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
Comedian Steve Hofstetter, host of Finding Babe Ruth on FS1 and first-season host and executive producer of Laughs on Fox, headlines two shows in the state this weekend:
• 9:45 p.m. today, a special engagement following the regular Thursday-night show, at the Loony Bin Comedy Club, Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, Interstate 430 and North Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock. Tickets are $20. Call (501) 228-5555 or visit loonybincomedy.com.
• 8 p.m. Friday at Bike Rack Brewing Co., 801 S.E. Eighth St., Bentonville. 21 and older. Tickets are $20. Call (479) 319-6593.
‘Oil and Water’
“Oil and Water,” featuring watercolors by Georges Artaud of Le Mans, France, and oil paintings by Diana Shearon of North Little Rock, goes on display with a 5-8 p.m. reception today at the Red Door Gallery, 3715 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Admission is free. The exhibition will be up through December. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Call (501) 753-5227 or visit reddoorgalleryonline.com.
Potluck & Poison Ivy
Louisiana singer/songwriter Kevin Gordon offers a night of Southern music, poetry and storytelling for this month’s Potluck & Poison Ivy show, 7 p.m. today at The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Doors open at 6. Tickets, $35, include dinner and the performance; a cash bar is available. Visit potluckandpoisonivy.org.
Rodney Crowell headlines the 21st annual Depot Days Festival, a tribute to the early history of rock ‘n’ roll, Friday-Saturday on Front Street in Newport. A 6 p.m. Friday blues show will feature the Arkansas Brothers, blues guitarist Larry McCray and Earl and Them. Saturday’s music lineup starts at 1 p.m. with the Jimmy Dunham Family, followed by the Zyndall Raney Band, saxophonist Ace Cannon, the Legendary Pacers, a “Tribute to Johnny Rivers,” Cody Slaughter and the Lockhouse Orchestra, culminating in Crowell’s performance at 8:45. The festival also features food vendors, crafts, a barbecue contest and Saturday prize giveaways. Coolers and lawn chairs are welcome. Admission is free. Call (870) 523-3618, email email@example.com or visit depotdays.org.
Fayetteville singer/songwriter Shannon Wurst performs for a fundraiser for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 2 p.m. Saturday at Elizabeth’s, 231 E. Main St., Batesville. Tickets, $35, include the performance, appetizers and beverages. A silent auction will include framed FilmFest posters. Sponsors are Kent’s Firestone of Batesville and First Community Bank. Call (870) 251-1189.
And Nov. 30 is the deadline to submit entries for the 18th annual FilmFest, April 18-20 and 26-27 in Batesville. The festival is accepting narrative and documentary films of all lengths as well as curated foreign language films and restored American classics. There will be cash prizes in four categories — best narrative feature, best documentary feature, best narrative short and best documentary short; winners also receive an original-design, hand-thrown ceramic trophy created by Mountain View Pottery. Submit entries digitally online at filmfreeway.com/OzarkFoothillsFilmFest; the site also lists submission guidelines and entry fees. Festival officials will give special consideration to films that reflect rural concerns, lifestyles and sensibilities; they’ll notify successful entrants on or before Jan. 15. Call (870) 251-1189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beebe Fall Festival
The Beebe Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Festival and the American Legion Post 91’s 4th annual BBQ Cook-Off, rained out Sept. 22, will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. this Saturday along Main Street in Beebe. The festival will feature vendors, food and kids’ activities (including pony and miniature train rides and bounce houses). All of the original entertainment lineup is expected to take part, including the Sugar Creek Band, the Chris Baker Band, Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2 cast member Zachary Probus, Cabot Dance Academy and Beebe Studio 360, plus a live bird show by Rodney Paul from Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas. For the barbecue cook-off, attendees can buy sample cups and vote for their favorite. Admission is free. The Fallin’ Blackbird 5K took place Sept. 22 as scheduled. Call (501) 882-8135 or visit beebechamberofcommerce.com.
Organist Burton Tidwell will play music by Herbert Howells and Leo Sowerby following the 4 p.m. Sunday Choral Evensong service at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St., Little Rock. It’s the fourth and final concert in the Cathedral Organ Rededication Series. A reception will follow in Morrison Hall. Admission is free. Call (501) 372-0294.
The Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, Little Rock will hold auditions, 10 a.m. Oct. 13 and 6 p.m. Oct. 14 for The Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt and for Playwrights Week, four short plays by local playwrights: Arms of the Wicked by Jeffrey Lewellen, Consensual by Johnny Jones, Hashbrowns at Midnight by Matthew White and The Hole in the Wall by Anthony Mariani. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts; auditioners need attend only one audition session. Provide a head shot. Playwrights Week is Oct. 28-Nov. 3. Production dates for The Runner Stumbles are Jan. 11-12, 18-20 and 24-26; email director Laurel Burnette at email@example.com.
Tickets — $55-$125 plus fees — go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the Beach Boys’ “Now and Then” tour concert, 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.
TobyMac at Verizon
Tickets –$21-$92 plus service charges — go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for TobyMac’s “Hits Deep” tour concert, 7 p.m. March 14 at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena. Also on the bill: Jeremy Camp, Jordan Feliz, Ryan Stevenson, We Are Messengers and Aaron Cole. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.
Yoakam in Fort Smith
Tickets — $59-$79 plus taxes and fees, $5 more day of show — go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for an 8 p.m. Feb. 14 Dwight Yoakam concert at TempleLive, 200 N. 11th St., Fort Smith. Call (479) 222-6186 or visit templelive.com.
Weekend on 09/27/2018