Dance the night away at Little Rock’s Dancing with Our Stars 10th Anniversary Spectacular. The fundraising event benefits the Arkansas chapter of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Alumni stars and new stars will compete for this year’s Mirror Ball trophy. Sponsorship prices vary but individual tickets are $200.
Voting is currently open at www.ctfarkansas.org
HOT AIR BALLOON RACE
The Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 21st Annual Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship and festival in the magnificent Ozark Mountains. Events throughout the weekend include: a Hare and Hound race, a balloon glow activity on Sunday evening and other balloon race competitions throughout that day. All balloon events are subject to weather conditions.
ZAC BROWN BAND
Do you like your chicken fried? Enjoy some American country music at 7 p.m. at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers. Zac Brown Band is currently on the road for their “Welcome Home” tour. Darrell Scott is the band’s special guest for the evening. Enjoy a cold beer, breezy weather, country music and the beautiful outdoor AMP in Rogers. Tickets start at $39.50.
RUNWAY FOR THE CURE
Breast cancer survivors are preparing for the 15th Annual Runway for the Cure, a Susan G. Komen Arkansas fundraising event. Runway for the Cure is a statewide event for breast cancer support and awareness. The luncheon and style show will be held at Clear Channel Metroplex.
JANET JACKSON: STATE OF THE WORLD TOUR
NORTH LITTLE ROCK
Janet Jackson will begin her eighth concert tour on Sept. 7. Her tour begins in Louisiana and then Jackson will quickly make her way to North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena. The multi-talented singer, songwriter, dancer and actress will perform songs from her most recent album, “Unbreakable.” The concert will begin at 8 p.m.
P. ALLEN SMITH FALL POULTRY WORKSHOP
If you raise chickens and are interested in learning more about having a healthy flock, or if you’re a newbie just looking to add some chickens to your backyard, the poultry workshop is for you. See live demonstrations and get advice from poultry experts. Lunch will be provided and individuals can experience a guided tour of “Poultryville.” The workshop will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Moss Mountain Farm. Tickets are $96.75.
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL INTEGRATION CELEBRATION
Little Rock Central High School is celebrating 60 years of integration. Events include a panel discussion with the children of the Little Rock Nine, a sculpture dedication, a commemoration ceremony and more. These activities will examine the influence of the 1957-1958 school year and how the school has changed over the past six decades.
ARKANSAS PEACE FEST
The Arkansas Peace Fest features several nonprofit organizations and gives them the opportunity to discuss with the public how they promote peace and justice in Arkansas. Some of the activities include speeches promoting peace, local musicians, face painting and art. The event will also coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the Integration of Central High.
MURPHY ARTS DISTRICT
El Dorado is in the process of building an innovative arts and entertainment district aptly named the “Murphy Arts District.” The grand opening on September 27 will feature popular musicians such as Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, John Hiatt, Train, ZZ Top, Ludacris, Brad Paisley, Migos, Smokey Robinson and more. The dynamic downtown area will include new restaurants, music and activities for locals and visitors.
ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor Philip Mann and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will open their 2017-2018 season with music from “Go” by Adam Schoenerg, “Concerto for Violin in D Minor” by Jean Sibelius and “Symphony No. 1 in C Minor” by Johannes Brahms. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Robinson Center. A few other highlights from this year’s performances include: “The Magical Music of Harry Potter,” Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark: In Concert.”