Wildwood Park will host an outdoor music show

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Mozart in the wild

Soprano Kelly Singer joins Arkansas Symphony musicians Charlotte Crosmer and Meredith Hicks, violins; Timothy MacDuff, viola; and Jacob Wunsch, cello, for “Music in the wild”, 8 p.m. Friday at the Butler Gazebo at Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock.

The first half of the program, titled “Mostly Mozart and a Little Von Trapp”, includes music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: overture and three arias – “Voi che sapete”, https://www.nwaonline.com/news / 2021 / jun / 24 / entertainment-notes / “Bravo! Che bella voce!” and “Venite, inginocchiatevi!” – from “The Marriage of Figaro” (with the singer in the role of Susanna and the sopranos Shea Williamson in the role of Cherubino and Kira Keating in the role of the countess); Singer singing the “Alleluia” from “Exsultate Jubilate”; and the “String Quartet No. 9” in A major, K.169.

The second half includes excerpts from “The Sound of Music” by Rodgers & Hammerstein: “Dixit Dominus Domino meo,” https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2021/jun/24/entertainment-notes/ “Alleluia, “https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2021/jun/24/entertainment-notes/”The Sound of Music,” https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2021/jun/24/entertainment -notes / “My Favorite Things,” https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2021/jun/24/entertainment-notes/ “Do-Re-Mi,” https://www.nwaonline.com/news / 2021 / jun / 24 / entertainment-notes / “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2021/jun/24/entertainment-notes/ “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain “.

Clients are encouraged to take their own chairs and blankets and to maintain social distancing. A variety of prepackaged drinks and snacks will be available at the donation-based concessions booth. Park management is asking participants to wear masks indoors when ordering concessions and when social distancing is not possible.

The sponsor is the law firm Mitchell Williams. Tickets cost $ 25. Doors open at 7 p.m. A free taxi service will transport customers from the ticket control to the kiosk. Visit wildwoodpark.org.

Summer in the square

Summer on the Square returns to El Dorado this weekend – and July 24 and August 28 – with the Grill Wars Cooking Contest and “Confrontation at sunset,” a historical reconstruction; “Music on the square”; the Night Cruise vintage car exhibition; concerts in the First Financial Music Hall of the Murphy Arts District; food vendors; and one Amusement area with inflatable structures and interactive games. Free entry. Grab lawn chairs and respect social distancing. Hand washing and disinfection stations will be available.

Saturday program:

  • ◼️ From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the fourth annual Grill Wars, sponsored by Delek US, featuring a Double Feature Steak Cook-off (a Steak Cookoff Association sanctioned event in which teams can cook two steaks) and a Grilled Cheese Challenge. Entrants will compete for a total of over $ 3,000 in cash prizes, bragging rights and, for the double steak greats champion, a PKGO grill. Check-in is at 8:00 AM at Jefferson Avenue and Elm Street; the competition starts at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $ 150 for each steak cook ($ 300 for both), $ 25 for the Grilled Cheese Challenge. Visit steakcookoffs.com; for more information call (870) 862-4747 or visit maintreeteldorado.org.
  • The steak plates (steak, baked potato salad, baked beans, a bun, a dessert and a drink) prepared by quadruple SCA world champion Johnny Joseph, will cost $ 25 per plate from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. h. Only 100 plates will be available; reserve by calling (870) 862-4747.
  • Grill Wars winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m. and rewards will be delivered on the west side (Jefferson Avenue) of the Union County Courthouse.
  • ◼️ From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., El Dorado Masonic Lodge 13, 106 N. Washington St., is celebrating its 175th anniversary with an open house.
  • ◼️ 11 am-5pm, Fun Zone and vendors open.
  • ◼️ 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Music on the Square The Randall Lawson Band performs classics of Motown, rock and country, followed from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. by Brody McKinney, 17, a native of Smackover and, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., by Crutchfield the Band from Malvern. .
  • ◼️ 2 p.m., Ferris wheel races.
  • At 4 p.m., Cruise Night, classic cars, hot rods and other fancy cars on Washington Avenue.
  • ◼️ 6 p.m. South Arkansas Art Center Spotlight, with a revival of the centre’s spring showcase “On Broadway: A Musical Revue”
  • ◼️ 6:30 p.m. “Showdown at Sunset”, a historical re-enactment of the deadly 1902 shooting in Courthouse Square, east side of the Union County Courthouse. The sponsor is the South Arkansas Preservation Society.
  • ◼️ 7 p.m., blues singer-songwriter Tab Benoit at First Financial Music Hall, 101 E. Locust St. in the Murphy Arts District of El Dorado. General admission is $ 5, free for first responders with badge. Call (870) 444-3007 or visit eldomad.com. For more information, visit maintreeteldorado.org.

Bluegrass Monday

Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers – (L to R) Cody Pearman, Wayne Brewer, Gary Brewer, Mason Brewer – perform for Bluegrass Monday at Paragould’s Collins Theater. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers perform for Jonesboro KASU-FM, 91.9’s public radio station Bluegrass Monday, 7 p.m. Mondays at the Collins Theater, 120 W. Emerson St., Paragould. Brewer, vocals, lead guitar and old-fashioned banjo, with two of his grown sons – Wayne, vocals, violin and double bass, and Mason, vocals, mandolin and double bass – and Cody Pearman, banjo. Admission is $ 10, free for those 18 and under; a $ 40 VIP ticket covers a personal welcome at 5:30 p.m., a choice of CD, hat or t-shirt and a premium seat. Visit kasu.org/tickets. For more information call (870) 972-2367, email [email protected] or visit the Bluegrass Monday Facebook page.

Globe-trotters tour

The tour

The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour of 150 cities brings the team to Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock at 2 pm on August 1st. (Democratic Gazette file photo / Brett D. Meister)

The 150 cities of the Harlem Globetrotters “Spread the game” The tour brings the team to Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock at 2 p.m. on August 1. Tickets – $ 27 to $ 132 plus service charges – will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via ticketmaster.com or harlemglobetrotters.com and at the arena box office. There is a limit of nine tickets. All participants aged 2 and over will need a ticket. The Globetrotters “https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2021/jun/24/entertainment-notes/” Spread Game “incorporates streetball moves and what one press release calls” interactive family entertainment. “

A $ 25 Magic Pass allows fans to join the Globetrotters on the field before the game, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., to shoot baskets and get autographs and photos. All fans must have a game ticket and Magic Pass to enter, including all children as well as parent (s) / guardian (s) wishing to accompany them. Soft / rubber soled shoes should be worn in the field.

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