Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
music: “Sad Song”
Joined by soprano Miriam Khalil Northwest Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Henryk Gorecki and Music Director Paul Haas will perform Henryk Gorecki in Baumwalk Hall, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. The Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3, Op. 36. Programs also include Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” with SoNA Singers and William Grant Still’s “Mother and Child.” Tickets are $36-$60 with discounts for students (photo ID required) and free admission for children under 18 with an adult ticket. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit sonamusic.org.
Art: small works on paper
40 works by 27 Arkansas artists form Arkansas Arts Council’s 2023 small works on paper The traveling exhibition debuted Wednesday at the South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. Fifth St., El Dorado. The exhibit features artwork no larger than 18″ x 24″ by members of the Arkansas Artists Registry, an online gallery designed to promote and market Arkansas art.
The exhibition will be on view January 30 at the El Dorado Arts Center, which will host a reception and artist talks on January 21 from 5:30pm to 7pm. Admission to the exhibition and reception is free, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
The exhibit will tour nine venues across the state; find the listing at arkansasarts.org. For more information, please call (501) 324-9767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Margaret LeJeune, associate professor of photography at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, selected 40 of 275 submissions and assigned a Buy Award to five of them, which Become part of a permanent series of Small Works on Paper.
This year’s artists: Tony Baker, Gary Cawood, Diane Harper, Leigh Jacobs, Jennifer O’Brien, Dominique Simmons and Adrienne Thompson, all of Little Rock; Judith Beal of Jacksonville; Marcus Vasquez of North Little Rock; Batesville Dustyn Bork of El Dorado; Maria Botti Villegas of El Dorado; Barbara Cade and Gary Simmons of Hot Springs; Terra Fondriest of St. Joe; Neal Harrington and David Rackley of Russellville; Carol Hart, Sabine Schmidt and Suzannah Schreckhise of Tver; Ekaterina Kouznetsova and Jan Waldon of Bentonville; Rhaelene Lowther and Anna Zusman of Magnolia; Mandy Mooneyham of Paragould; Rashawn Penister of Pine Bluff; Richard; and Trevor Segraves of Siloam Springs.
comedy: comedy workshop
comedian ben jones hosts a show called “Stand-Up Comedy Basics with Ben Jones,” Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm at Main, Southeast Arkansas’ ART WORKS Center for Arts and Sciences at 627 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff. Designed for beginners and to refresh their skills, the class will focus on comedy history, equipment, writing structure, and acting techniques. Participants must be at least 16 years old. The fee is $25, and center members are $15. Register at asc701.org/adult-classes or call (870) 536-3375. For more information, please email email@example.com.