Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
MUSIC: cello concerto
Cellist Julian Schwarz solos with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and Music Director Paul Haas in Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Cello Concerto No. 1” to open the orchestra’s 2022-23 season, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Baum Walker Hall at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W Dickson Street, Fayetteville. Also on the program: “Go BIG or Go HOME” by Jessica Meyer and “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modeste Moussorgski (in the orchestration of Maurice Ravel). Haas and lead tuba Ryan Robinson will discuss the program in a creative conversation before the show at 6:30 p.m. The sponsors are Dr. Alan and Sherri Lamb and Mary and Dr. George Benjamin. Tickets cost between $36 and $60, with discounts for students with ID and free for those under 18 with the purchase of an adult ticket. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit sonamusic.org.
THEATER: “Almost, Maine”
Arkansas Public Theater Stages “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Nov. 3-5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at the Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Doors and concessions open one hour before curtain time. Tickets cost between $20 and $40. Call (479) 631-8988 or visit arkansaspublictheatre.org.
TALKS: The player takes the chance
torii hunterArkansas native, five-time Major League All-Star and recipient of nine consecutive Gold Glove Awards for his court acumen as a member of the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Angels, this month’s “headlines” -this Potluck and Poison Ivy 6 p.m. Thursday at The Joint, 301 Main St., in the Argenta neighborhood of North Little Rock. Tickets, $35, include a box lunch. Visit potluckandpoisonivy.org.
Ornithologist, writer and outdoor enthusiast J. Drew Lanham will read and discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hendrix College’s Reves Recital Hall, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. Last week, Lanham was named the 2022 MacArthur Fellow. 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 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”. A reception and book signing will follow in the nearby Trieschmann Gallery. WordsWorth Books will sell select Lanham titles. The sponsor is the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language. Free entry. Email [email protected]
Germane Barnes, Principal Architect of Studio Barnes and Director of the Community Housing & Identity Lab at the University of Miami School of Architecture, will discuss “Trust Issues” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Windgate Center of Art + Design, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. A reception will precede the conference at 5:30 p.m. This is the first lecture in the Architecture and Design Network’s Freeman 2022-23 June series. Free entry. Email [email protected]
ART: Faculty Exhibition
University of Arkansas Little Rock Biennial Faculty Expo opens Monday at the Brad Cushman Gallery at UALR’s Windgate Center of Art and Design, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock.
The group exhibition, through November 18, includes drawings, prints, photographs, paintings, graphic designs, metalwork, ceramics and sculpture by UALR faculty members Robert Bean, Kevin Cates , Jeremy Couch, Liz Koerner, Joli Livaudais, Lydia Martin, Alexander Mirzoyan, Peter Scheidt, Krista Schoening, John Shea, Ricky Sikes, Rachel Spencer, David Warren, Michael Warrick and Kensuke Yamada.
A closing reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on November 18. Admission to the gallery and reception is free. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (501) 916-5104 or email [email protected]