The Little Rock Winds players perform a chamber program

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:

MUSIC: “Woodwind Calliope”

Members of the Little Rock Winds perform chamber music for a program titled “Wood Spirit Calliope”, 7:30 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski College of Arts and Humanities Center, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. The Diversions Chamber Music Series program includes Trio for Flute, Bassoon and Piano, A.507, by Gaetano Donizetti; arrangement of the fugue in G minor, BMV 578, by Johann Sebastian Bach; “Troispieces brèves” by Jacques Iber; and “Suite of Old Latvian Dances” by Andrej Jansons. Conducted by Michael Chance. Entrance is free. Call (501) 666-0777 or visit

ART: Landscape paintings

“Up close and deep”, recent Arkansas landscape paintings by Fayetteville artist and illustrator Daniel Coston, opens with a wine and cheese reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cantrell Gallery, 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. The exhibition will continue until May 6. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (501) 224-1335 or visit

“Underwater” art

“Kaleidoscope”, an abstract piece by Sandra Marson, which she says was influenced by a large collection of underwater photographs she took while scuba diving in the Caribbean, opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. during the Third Friday Art Walk at Argenta Library, 420 Main St., North Little Rock. The exhibit remains on display from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the library gallery until April 7. Entrance is free. Call (501) 687-1061 or visit

Beebe Exhibition

Artwork, including paintings, drawings and 3D models and animation, by Raelyn Lowther, a faculty member at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, is on display in March at the England Center Art Gallery, 201 N. Orange St., Beebe, under the auspices of the Beebe Department of Art at Arkansas State University. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Entrance is free. Call (501) 882-8913 or (501) 882-4495.

THEATER: Quilt for rent

Argenta Community Theater seeks to create a community AIDS quilt in conjunction with its production of Jonathan Larson’s musical “Rent,” on stage July 26-Aug. 5 at the Argenta Neighborhood Theater in North Little Rock. The theater is asking people to create and dedicate their own quilt as a memorial to a loved one who died of AIDS. Include the person’s name and their dates in the block. The theater will sew the quilt blocks “into a massive, stage-spanning quilt that will be revealed during the final number of the production,” according to a news release.

Fine print: “We ask that you provide the block with zero padding or wadding so we can make this fall as light as possible. Do not exceed a block larger than 2 feet by 3 feet and [it should be] square or rectangular. If you choose to create a round block, please attach it to a rectangular secondary so that the block is truly square in nature.”

Quilt blocks must be delivered by July 2nd; there is no limit to the number of blocks a person can send. The quilt will be on display during the theater’s current season.

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Untapped Inc. plays today at Arkansas State University-Beebe. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)
“Tap in Technicolor”

Little Rock-based Untapped Inc., the state’s only professional tap company, performs at 7:30 p.m. today for “Untapped: Tap in Technicolor,” part of the 2022-23 Arkansas State University-Beebe Lecture-Concert Series, in the university’s Owen Center Theater, 1101 W. College St., Beebe. Entrance is free. Call (501) 882-3600 or visit

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