Elsewhere in leisure, occasions and the humanities:
‘Letters to Kamala’
Shannon Lamb, an Arkansas native and a 1995 graduate of Oak Grove Excessive Faculty, performs Charlotta Bass, the primary Black feminine candidate for vice chairman, in WAM Theatre’s studying of “Letters to Kamala” by Rachel Lynett, streaming by Sunday by way of the theater’s web site (wamtheatre.com/showsandevents/kamala). In Lynett’s play, three trailblazing feminine political leaders — the others are Charlene Mitchell (Torie Wiggins), the primary Black lady to run for president, and Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink (Lilli Hokama), the primary lady of coloration to be elected to the Home of Representatives and the primary Asian-American to run for president — sharing “their knowledge, perspective, and wry humor” with vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. The three actresses might be holding scripts. Tickets are $15, $25 and $50. There might be a Zoom talkback with the performers at 7 p.m. Thursday. Name (413) 310-4241 or electronic mail [email protected]
‘Within the Atrium’
Pianists Asher Armstrong and Claudia Burson will play “Brahms to Brubeck — An Night of Piano Greats,” 7 p.m. Saturday for an “Within the Atrium” efficiency in Walker Atrium at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Middle, 495 W. Dickson St. Admission is free; reservations are inspired for socially distanced tables for events of as much as six. Name (479) 433-5600 or go to waltonartscenter.org.
The “Within the Atrium” lineup by April 3 (7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday):
- ◼️ Sunday: SoNA Voices: Heartwarming Notes with Miho & Tomoko
- ◼️ March 25: Soul Classics with Jeron Marshall
- ◼️ March 26: Language of Soul — Classical Dances of India
- ◼️ March 27: Austin Farnam Quartet (jazz)
- ◼️ March 28: Devanee Williams, harp, and Michael Puryear, cello
- ◼️ April 1: “Comedy within the Atrium,” that includes Raj Suresh, Shawna Blake, John Michael Cronin and JJ Molinaro
- ◼️ April 2: A Carnatic Journey — Indian Classical Music that includes Santhoush Ramaswamy and Kartik Balachandran
- ◼️ April 3: Alisha Pattillo Quartet (jazz)
Doorways open half-hour earlier than showtime. Patrons ought to enter by the Dickson Avenue doorways. Performances will final 75-90 minutes with no intermission. Beer, wine, delicate drinks and packaged snacks might be accessible for cashless buy earlier than and throughout the efficiency.
The second version of Historic Arkansas Museum’s two-volume “Arkansas Made: A Survey of the Ornamental, Mechanical, and Wonderful Arts Produced in Arkansas By way of 1950” is now accessible. (Particular to the Democrat-Gazette)
Historic Arkansas Museum is releasing the second version of its two-volume “Arkansas Made: A Survey of the Ornamental, Mechanical, and Wonderful Arts Produced in Arkansas By way of 1950.” The books are the fruits of the museum’s four-decade survey of cabinetmakers, silversmiths, potters, fantastic artists, quilters and different Arkansas artisans. The books are on the market by the Museum Retailer and the writer, the College of Arkansas Press. Go to historicarkansas.org.
Arkansas Heritage, a division of the Arkansas Division of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, is accepting grant purposes by April 29 for its Small Museum Grants Program, which funds tasks for as much as $2,500 for Arkansas historical past museums, historic societies, historic homes and websites and navy museums.
Eligible organizations should have an annual working finances of $250,000 or much less; a employees of at the least one individual, paid or volunteer; and be open to the general public at the least 90 days per 12 months. Grants cowl buildings and grounds upkeep, working prices/utilities, tools purchases as much as $1,000, accessioning of artifact collections, conservation sources, displays and web site design.
Two Arkansans are among the many 42 highschool speech, debate, theater and music lecturers and coaches that the Nationwide Federation of State Excessive Faculty Associations is honoring for 2021. Julie Rine, drama and forensics trainer at Grimsley Junior Excessive Faculty in Centerton, is one in every of 20 winners of the group’s Excellent Speech/Debate/Theatre Educator Awards. Peggy Jeffries, band director at Nettleton Excessive Faculty in Jonesboro, is one in every of 22 receiving Excellent Music Educator Awards. Go to nfhs.org.