Elsewhere in entertainment, events, and the arts:
The Windgate Museum of Art at Hendrix College, along with the Arkansas Cinema Society, will be watching. “The Legend of the Underground,” 6 pm Wednesday at Hundley-Shell Theater in Hendrix, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. The film, which started in 2021 on HBO, deals with violent discrimination against LGBTQ people in Nigeria.
A question-and-answer session with Stephen Bailey, a photographer and co-producer, will follow. Free admission. The show is part of the Dreamland Film Series community, which celebrates Blacks’ voices in cinemas. Visit www.windgatemuseum.org or arkansascinemasociety.org or email [email protected]
‘Forum’ for dinner
Jonesboro’s Foundation of Arts phases “Something funny happened on the way to the Conference” (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart) as a theater production for dinner, April 14 – buffet dinner at 6pm, show at 7 – at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro Red Wolf Convention Center, 223 Red Wolf Blvd., Jonesboro. Tickets, $ 35, include food, a show, and water or tea; Drink tickets to the bar are an additional $ 10. Call (870) 935-2726 or visit foajonesboro.org.
Friday is the last time for local songwriters to present their work for the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance’s Henry Glover’s second annual songwriting competitionpart of the 10-day Arts & The Park Festival, April 29-May 8 in the vicinity of Hot Springs.
Contestants can submit two arguments via hotspringsarts.org/songwriting-competition-rules. The songs must be original, can be of any type of music, and the duration must be five minutes. Suggestions should include a video recorder and a voice page. The winners will finally sing their song in front of the audience at 3:30 pm on April 30 at the Art Springs Stage at Hot Springs’ Hill Wheatley Plaza.
Renowned Judge Tony Stampley will host and perform on the April 30 program which will also feature 2021 winner Sophie Fleischner of Hot Springs. Sponsor is Alliance Rubber.
The competition honors singer / songwriter Henry Glover, who is also a producer, editor, A&R man and singer who grew up in Hot Springs and was a high school student from Langston High School. He later became one of the first Black music directors and the first Black producer of national music. Among the titles on his list: “Fever,” https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/apr/05/hendrix-sets-documentary-on-nigerian/ “Broken by My Tears,” https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/apr/05/hendrix-sets-documentary-on-nigerian/”Look Into My Tears, “/www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/apr/05/ hendrix-sets-documentary-on-nigerian / “Blues Stay Away From Me,” https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/apr/05 / hendrix-sets-documentary-on-nigerian / “California Sun” and “The Peppermint Twist.”
Ballet Arkansas offers four summer dance camps:
◼️ Story Time Dance Camp, for children 4-6, June 13-17 (morning session 9-11, 2pm), Ballet Arkansas studio, 501 Main St., Little Rock . Students will take part in a series of dance classes and will learn the art of storytelling sequence from “The Nutcracker,” https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/apr/05/ hendrix-sets-documentary- on-nigerian / “The Beauty of Sleep,” https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/apr/05/hendrix-sets-documentary-on-nigerian/ “Swan Lake” and “The Firebird,” at the top of the show inside the studio. Tuition is $ 150. Initial dance training is recommended but is not required.
◼️ Junior Intensive, for artists 7-9, 9 am-noon June 20-24, Ballet Arkansas studio. Dancers and staff of Ballet Arkansas are instructors in dance classes and outdoor activities, including techniques for developing and learning different choreography techniques, concluding with a formal exhibition. Tuition is $ 225. At least two to three years of dance training is “highly recommended.”
◼️ One Week Summer Intensive Boot Camp, 9 am-3 pm June 20-24, Arkansas University Little Rock Center for Performing Arts, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. Arkansas Ballet dancers and staff offer ballet, pointe and men classes, a variety of classical and contemporary, contemporary dance and contemporary dance, designed to hone middle-class dance skills and advanced. At least three to five years of experience is recommended. Tuition is $ 350.
◼️ Strong summer two weeks, for students 10-21, 9 am-3 pm July 25-Aug. 6, ULR Center for Performing Arts. Arkansas Ballet observers, staff and the guest department will teach classes and workshops in the form of ballet, pointe and men, a variety of classical and contemporary, contemporary, contemporary, pilates / yoga, choreography, nutrition, stage performances, performances, dance history, pricing and production, in operation Aug. 6. At least three to five years of experience is recommended. Tuition is $ 750.
For camps with more than $ 100 education, a $ 100 deposit deposit is eligible for registration. The remaining lessons must be completed by May 20. For more information, email [email protected] Visit balletarkansas.org/summer-programs.