‘Hometown’ circus set in Hot Springs, Greenbrier

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FUN: Hometown Circus

Piccolo Zoppe, based in Greenbrier puts on its Winter Circus, Fri.-Dec. 4 at the Hot Springs Airport, 525 Airport Road, Hot Springs and “at home” Dec. 16-Jan. 16. 1 at Greenbrier’s Matthews Park, 25 Ivy St. Tickets are $25, $15 for “youths,” $30 for “favorites,” with a five-day weekday family package available for $70, online at piccolozoppe.com (where you’ll also find show times). ); $5 more at the door.

For 180 years since the Zoppe family (Arkansas residents for more than 35 years) began plying the cobbled roads of Italy in 1842, Piccolo Zoppe presents “an intimate European-style circus,” for which “no member of the public is ready more than 18 meters away.” of the ring,” according to a news release. Acts include Zoppe’s horses, performing dogs, aerial stunts, jugglers and acrobats; Concession stands offer European-style street food and “all the circus favorites, popcorn, cotton candy and other treats.”

MUSIC: many hands

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Piano Ensemble and the UALR Extended Education Advanced Piano Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. Entry is free. Call (501) 916-3291 or email [email protected]

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The program includes arrangements for two pianos and eight hands of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Carl Maria von Weber’s “Invitation to the Dance” and “The Ride of the Valkyries” from the opera Richard Wagner “Die Walkure” and works for piano four hands by Maurice Ravel, Cecile Chaminade, Aram Khachaturian and Moritz Moszkowski. Directed by Naoki Hakutani.

ART: ‘Positive Visit’

“Positive Visit”, Brande Wilkerson’s multi-sensory, interactive “wall sculptures” that viewers can physically manipulate to create different abstract designs are on display with a reception Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in ACT II of the Argenta Community Theater — The Sharon Heflin Performing Arts Education Center , 315B Main St. North Little Rock. The works will also be on public display during Argenta’s Third Friday Art March, Friday and December 16, or by appointment by calling (501) 416-0973 or (501) 353-1443. The presenting gallery is Pinnacle Fine Arts of North Little Rock. Entry is free.

ETC.: Authors “Statesmen”.

Lindsley Armstrong Smith and Stephen A. Smith, authors of “State Women: A Centennial History of Arkansas Legislators, 1922-2022”, will participate in a conversation about the obstacles presented and opportunities presented to the nearly 150 women who have served in the Arkansas General Assembly at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Choctaw Building of the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. A book signing will follow; copies of the book will be on sale. It is part of the Clinton Presidential Center Presents series, a collaboration between the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, and the Clinton Presidential Library. Admission is free, but registration is required to attend in person or online. Visit tinyurl.com/ydxdf7t3.

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Thomason talks

Film, television producer and director originally from Arkansas Harry Thomason will give a lecture, covering his journey from Arkansas to Hollywood and his experience shooting a movie (“The Great Lester Boggs”) in Beebe in 1974, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Owen Center Theater at Arkansas State University-Beebe , 1102. W. College St., Beebe. It is part of the university’s 2022-23 lecture-concert cycle. Entry is free. Call (501) 882-3600 or visit asub.edu.

Thomason co-produced the television series “Designing Women” and “Evening Shade” with his wife, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, and recently directed a play he wrote based on the series at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville and Arkansas Repertory Theater in Little Rock. .

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The author reschedules

The Central Arkansas Library System and the Political Animals Club of Central Arkansas announced the postponement of the visit by the New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Maggie Haberman to introduce his new book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Those who have registered will have their places occupied; those unable to attend on the new date should email [email protected] to free up their seats.

TICKETS: ‘Aladdin’ in Robinson

Tickets, $29 to $99 plus fees, go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. for the North American tour production. “Aladdin” (music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin, book by Beguelin based on the 1992 Disney animated film), coming to Little Rock’s Robinson Center Performance Hall, 7:30pm 1-3 and February 2. 7:30 p.m. February 4 and 1 and 6:30 p.m. February 5. The shows are part of Celebrity Attractions’ 2022-23 Broadway season. Call (501) 244-8800 or visit CelebrityAttractions.com or Ticketmaster.com.


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