Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
pleasure: animation festival
Voice actors, games, cosplay and fun are part two Little Rock Comic Con, Saturday and February 5 at the Little Rock State House Convention Center, Markham and Main Streets. Guests include “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/ “My Hero Academia,” https://news.google.com/__i/rss Voice Cast /rd/articles/ “Dragon Ball,” https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/ “Carnival,” https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd /articles/ “Fairy Tail,” https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/ “Pinky & the Brain,” https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/ articles/ “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/ “Jimmy Neutron,” https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles / “Chainsaw Man” and “Borderlands”. Guest Dante Basco also starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Hook” alongside Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.
Events on the show include Q&A sessions with celebrities, panels with fans and professional cosplayers, costume contests, and video and board game competitions. Vendors and artists from all over the country will be there.
Admission — $25 per day or $40 in advance on weekends, $35 per day, $55 at the gate on weekends (discounts available for active military and veterans) — includes a free playground with games ranging from Japanese Rhythm Machine to Frogger and classics like Mortal Kombat. Children 10 and under attend free, adults pay to enter. Visit littlerockanimefest.com.
audition: Benton’s The Mermaid
Benton’s Royals players hold auditions “Disney’s Little Mermaid,” February 25th, 10am-4pm and February 26th, 2pm-5pm at Birch Tree Inc., 1502 Mary Kay Blvd., Benton. The production seeks a “diverse cast”; auditionees should be 13 and older. Prepare 32 bars of Disney or upbeat pop songs and a one- to two-minute comedic monologue. The audition time is five minutes. There may be a callback one week after the audition if required. Production dates are June 8-18. Schedule an audition at tinyurl.com/2nm5hx32 and fill out an audition form at tinyurl.com/mr2hmn7c. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art: Pastel Workshop
Little Rock artist Susan Hurst will teach Pastel Workshop, February 20-21, 9am-4pm at The Lions Club, 365 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. Space is limited; fee is $125, $100 for members of the North Central Arkansas Artists Union. Send checks to Union Treasurer Donna Buercklin, 49 Burk Lane, Greers Ferry, Ark. 72067 to reserve a spot and receive a supply list.