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Celebrate Purim at UALR

Celebrate Purim at UALR

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- UALR’s Middle Easter Studies Program will host a Purim celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the Donaghey Student Center’s Ledbetter Hall Room C.

Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people living throughout the ancient Persian Empire from a plot by Haman the Agagite to annihilate them. The festival will include  music, dance, and refreshments. The celebration is free, open to the public and is kid-friendly.

The event will feature the story of Purim, Hamentashen cookies, children's costumes, Israeli folk dances and Gragger noisemakers. For more information, contact Joshua Thomsen at jcthomsen@ualr.edu or 501-683-7028.

SPY presents "Annie" at 30th anniversary celebration show

SPY presents "Annie" at 30th anniversary celebration show

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Second Presbyterian Youth (SPY) of Little Rock are celebrating their 30th anniversary of spring musicals with their production of “Annie.”

The show runs March 11-12 at 7 p.m. and March 13 at 2 p.m. in the Great Hall of the church. There will also be a reception after the Saturday show.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $15 for reserved seating, and $8 for children and seniors. Contact (501) 227-0000 for more information.

See what "Ballyhoo" is all about

See what "Ballyhoo" is all about

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Enjoy "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," The Weekend Theater, 7th & Chester in downtown Little Rock. 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, April 8-23. $14, $10 for students and seniors age 65 and older. For reservations or more information call 501-374-3761 or visit www.weekendtheater.org.

LRFW's final call for fashion designers, boutique owners

LRFW's final call for fashion designers, boutique owners

Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting applications from fashion designers and boutique operators, wanting to showcase their clothing lines at Little Rock Fashion Week 2011, scheduled July 11-16. The final postmark deadline is March 5.

In its third year, LRFW highlights the best fashions by local and national designers and boutiques at its Posh Expression and Young & Fabulous fashion shows.

Get your green on at St. Patrick's Day Parade

Get your green on at St. Patrick's Day Parade

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 12th Annual Rock to North Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m.

The Parade begins on Third Street in downtown Little Rock near the main Post Office, passes Dugan's Irish Pub at Third and Rock Streets, travels through River Market, crosses the Main Street Bridge into North Little Rock ending in the Argenta Historic District. The reviewing stand will be located in front of Cregeen's Irish Pub at Main and Broadway in North Little Rock.

A program of traditional Irish music and dance will be held on the main stage in North Little Rock following the parade from 2-4 p.m.

The parade is presented by the Irish Cultural Society of Arkansas and sponsored by the city of North Little Rock and the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District. For more information, visit IrishArkansas.org or call 501-868-6416.

Buy a brick, support MOD

Buy a brick, support MOD

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Museum of Discovery extended the deadline for its "Buy a Brick" appeal to May 1, 2011. Funds from the campaign support the Museum's complete renovation to become a first-class science center.

For $100, individuals, businesses, community groups and families can receive a personalized brick with their own message. Each brick can have up to three lines of text with eighteen characters per line. The bricks will be featured in front of the Museum of Discovery's new entry.

"We are preparing to close the building on April 3 for the remainder of our renovations," says Meredith Poland, Development Director.

M2 kicks off new art show

M2 kicks off new art show

LITTLE ROCK -- M2 Gallery will host it's Fourth Anniversary Show, M2-4, March 18, 2011.  The event will feature new works by Michele Mikesell, Jason Twiggy Lott, William Goodman, Robin Tucker, David Walker, Nathan Beatty, Cathy Burns, Lisa Krannichfeld, Melverue Abraham, Selma Blackburn, and many more.
 
"Our anniversary show kicks off an exciting year of shows for M2 Gallery," gallery owner Mac Murphy said.  "The entire gallery will be filled with new work from many of our artists." 
 
M2 Gallery has been voted Best Gallery in Arkansas three consecutive years, and is located in Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 11525 Cantrell Road, in Little Rock.  For more information, call 501-225-M2LR, or visit http://www.m2lr.com/