The Arkansas Arts Center Museum School is hosting an Open House Make and Take from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Museum School located at 501 E. 9th St. in Little Rock. If you’ve wanted to test your art skills or try out a new medium, this is your chance. Join the museum school team for “make and take” in the studios. Participants are welcome to observe activities or try their own hand at clay, drawing, fused glass, jewelry, painting or printmaking. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Cash is preferred and payment will be accepted at the door.
There are alligators in Arkansas! Meet one in person and learn a bit about these fascinating Arkansas animals at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center located at 602 President Clinton Ave., in Little Rock every Friday at 2 p.m. Watch the Nature Center’s resident alligator feast on his favorite food, and discover more about the largest reptile in Arkansas. There is no fee for this program. For more information contact the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center at 501-907-0636.
Enjoy Arkansas Shorts: A Night of Short Film, hosted by Arkansas Shorts and Low Key Arts at the Malco Theatre, 817 Central Ave. in Hot Springs. A Night of Short Film is a showcase of short films created by Arkansas natives and current residents. Films are 10 minutes or less and span all genres, including narrative, documentary, music video and experimental films. The screening committee filtered through nearly 1500 submitted films. Tickets for admittance to all three blocks of short films and the after party is $20. Single screening admission is $10 and will be available at the door. After party admission is $5. The schedule is as follows:
- 4 p.m. – Opening Reception, Portraits by Thomas Petillo & cash bar.
- 5 p.m. – International Block – A world class selection of short films from around the globe.
- 6:30 p.m. – North American Block – An amazing selection of short films from North America.
- 8 p.m. – Arkansas Shorts block – Short films by Arkansans.
- 10:30 p.m. – After party at The SQZBX, 236 Ouachita Ave.
Saturday is the last day to catch the Power of Plastics: Reshaping Mid-Century Fashion at the Esse Purse Museum. This unique exhibit showcases midcentury plastic handbags and accessories from owner Anita Davis’s private collection. Much of the exhibit focuses on Bakelite and Lucite handbags from the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. See the story of the 20th Century American woman through the lens of the purse and its contents at Esse Purse Museum, 1510 South Main Street in Little Rock. Tickets are $10, $8 for military, students and senior admission.
Hear Yale University’s longest running all-gender a cappella group, Yale’s Redhot & Blue, in the Darragh Auditorium at the Central Arkansas Main Library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The concert is co-hosted by the Yale and Harvard clubs and is open to the public. The event is free, but registration through Eventbrite is encouraged.
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