Here are a few of the things going on in the South Logan County and surrounding area in the coming days.
Historical Park Tour
Meet at the Mount Magazine Lodge to explore some of the many historic sites in Mount Magazine State Park during a guided tour. Enjoy the comfort of a van ride as a park interpreter takes you to many of Mount Magazine State Park’s points of interest, including old homesteads, farms, and historic overlooks. Space is limited; sign up at the lodge front desk. Admission is $3.
Wild Game Banquet
The 2017 Tim Smith Memorial Wild Game Banquet will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 at Glendale Baptist Church
There will be a guest speaker, live music by the Just Us band, door prizes, silent auction, grand prizes, and a buffet of wild game (and “wild chicken”).
Tickets are on sale at Glendale Baptist Church, 768 State Highway 60, and Main Street Exchange, 200 West Main in Booneville. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door on the day of the event.
Old School Comedy
One of the oldest written comedies in the world – “and still one of the funniest,” according to a University of Arkansas – Fort Smith official – will be reenacted on the stage of the Breedlove Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-25 and 27-28.
“Lysistrata” will be performed by Theatre @ UAFS as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36, a yearlong lineup of entertainment sponsored by UAFS featuring a variety of plays, musicals and symphonic performances.
Led by student director David Harris of Cabot, the performance is an adaptation of Aristophanes’ play chronicling Athens women’s efforts to end the Peloponnesian War by withholding sex from their husbands and lovers. This version of the play, however, changes the setting from ancient Greece to Chicago during the Roaring ‘20s.
The show is recommended for ages 16 and older due to sexual comedy.
“When you do a play where the main conflict is wives withholding sex from their husbands, then it’s the main topic of conversation of the show,” said Theatre @ UAFS Director Bob Stevenson. “So, all the jokes, most of the discussion, and a fair amount of the physical comedy are, of course, about sex. It’s hilarious stuff, but probably not for our youngest audience members.”
Stevenson added that the show’s humor is timeless.
“The play itself is 2,400 years old, and it’s amazing both how funny and topical a play that old can be,” Stevenson said. “It’s extremely funny – like bust-a-gut, roll-in-the-aisles funny. Many of the same jokes are in movies like ‘Anchorman’ or ‘Bridesmaids.’ It just goes to show that comedy hasn’t changed that much – what is funny about us is our humanity.”
Bonus Idea (Def Tribute)
Def Leggend will be performing a free concert at 9:30 p.m., Friday, at Gilley’s in the Choctaw Casino in Pocola, Okla.
According to their website, Def Leggend is the most authentic Def Leppard Tribute in the world. They provide an experience of sight and sound unmatched by any other Def Leppard tribute. Def Leggend is made up of veteran musicians mostly local to Dallas. Their members have a combined 100 years of playing experience and have previously played in very successful bands traveling extensively and performing at some of the most incredible venues and festivals in the country.
This band features veteran musicians that have performed at several House of Blues locations around the U.S. They will perform Def Leppard’s all-time hits like, “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Photograph” and “Hysteria.”