Here are a few of the things going on in the South Logan County and surrounding area in the coming days in addition to the Booneville High School production of Beauty and the Beast.
The Front Porch Junk Revival will be held at the CMA pavilion at Iron Mountain in Mena March 2-4. The Spring Market includes everything from artisan crafts, boutique, vintage finds, repurposed creations and much more. Hours are Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for free admission and parking or on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. with a $5 admission for anyone 16 and older.
“42nd Street,” a musical adaptation of the best-selling novel by Bradford Ropes, will be performed in downtown Fort Smith at 7:30 p.m. March 1 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 36.
The performance will be held at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center in the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 South 7th Street. Tickets are $45 or $42, depending on seating tier.
With lyrics by Al Dubin and music by Harry Warren, the acclaimed musical follows a director’s efforts to launch a successful musical showcase during the poverty-stricken times of the Great Depression.
Featuring a popular score with songs such as “We’re in the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway,” the show earned two Tony Awards out of eight nominations, including Best Musical.
The show is a “quintessential backstage musical comedy,” according to Stacey Jones, associate vice chancellor of campus and community events.
The show is part of Season of Entertainment 36, a yearlong lineup of entertainment sponsored by the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith featuring a variety of plays, musicals and symphonic performances.
For tickets or to find out more information, visit http://tickets.uafs.edu or contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300.
Babes At The Blue Lion
A renowned female troupe performing comedic music will travel to Fort Smith for a 7:30 p.m. March 3 concert as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season at The Blue Lion.
Four Bitchin’ Babes will perform at The Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown, located at 101 North 2nd Street. Tickets are $25.
The group, formed in 1990 by Christine Lavin, has traveled throughout the United States and released nine albums, most recently “Mid Life Vices…A Guilt Free Musical Revue” released in 2012.
Four Bitchin’ Babes has received acclaim for their comedic numbers ranging from sexual topics to the humors of everyday life. The Chicago Tribute said the group’s songs ranged “from sentimental to lusty, spiritual to hysterical” and said, “Contemporary folk has never sounded so good.”
The concert is part of the university’s Season at The Blue Lion, a lineup of musical performances held at the university’s downtown venue featuring local and nationally-recognized musicians.
For more information about the concert or to acquire tickets, contact the UAFS Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-788-7300 or visit http://tickets.uafs.edu.
Bonus Idea (Rock And Roll Over)
Choctaw Casino Resort in Pocola has fee entertainment at Gilley’s each week. Start the weekend off with a bang rockin’ all night long to one of the best KISS Tribute Bands in the country. Named for KISS’s fifth album “Rock and Roll Over” the group from Dallas entertains with imitation KISS guitars, costumes and theatrics. The group will have you on your feet enjoying KISS’s greatest hits like, “Detroit Rock City” and “I Was Made for Loving You.”