The Arts in Conway calendar is provided by the Conway Alliance for the Arts. To list your arts activity, send to conwayallianceforthearts@gmail.com. For updates, go to www.artsinconway.org

 

Today

7:30 p.m., UCA Reynolds Performance Hall, Norman Boehm, Hendrix College professor of music, conducts his composition of Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 for chamber orchestra. The ensemble will be composed of members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Hendrix faculty and UCA faculty and students. 

Friday

• UALR Guitar Ensemble, 7 p.m., Faulkner County Library.

• Friday night dance at Faulkner County Senior Citizen Center, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 327-2895.

Saturday

• Central Arkansas Basket Weavers Guild, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library. 470-9869.

Sunday

3 p.m., Premiere Concert of the Conway Composers Guild, new and recent chamber music by Karen Griebling, Michael Yoder, Ryan Gaston, Blake Tyson, Paul Dickinson and Norman Boehm.

Monday

• Small Works on Paper art exhibition, AETN atrium, 350 S. Donaghey, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, through Jan. 27.

 

Tuesday

• Conway Women’s Chorus rehearsals begin, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Faulkner County Academy of Arts, 825 Parkway, Suite A. Joan Hanna, director, 339-7401.

• Free line dancing classes on Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Senior Citizen Center, 1620 Donaghey.

• Free art classes on Tuesdays, 8-10 a.m., Faulkner County Senior Citizen Center, 1620 Donaghey. Freda Anthony, 470-1616.

• Small Works on Paper art exhibition, AETN atrium, 350 S. Donaghey, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday,  through Jan. 27.

 

Wednesday

• Small Works on Paper art exhibition, AETN atrium, 350 S. Donaghey, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday,  through Jan. 27. 

• 7 p.m., Kacio Dance "Dance Happens," an improvisational modern dance performance, Faulkner County Library.

Jan. 27

Last day of art exhibit: Small Works on Paper, AETN atrium, 350 S. Donaghey, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Jan. 28

• Friday night dance at Faulkner County Senior Citizen Center, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 327-2895.

Jan. 29

"Art, Pray, Love: Touching Hearts, Changing Lives," 6-9 p.m., art show, sale, silent auction at St. Peter’s Episcopal Parish Hall to benefit mission trip to Guatemala. $25; $45 a couple. Heavy hors d’ouevres, entertainment, 18 artists represented.

 

Jan. 31

7:30 p.m., Julie Albers, cellist, and Adam Nieman, pianist, as part of the Harold Thompson Series, will perform Beethoven’s Sonata #3; DeFalla’s Suite Populaire Espagnole; and Sonata for Cello and Piano by Rachmaninoff, Reves Recital Hall, Hendrix College.

 

Feb. 2

Board meeting, Conway Alliance for the Arts, 5 p.m., Conway City Hall downstairs conference room.

 

Feb. 4

 Comedian Rich Little, UCA Public Appearances, 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall. 1-866-810-0012.

 

Feb. 7

Spike Lee, 7:30 p.m., UCA Public Appearances distinguished lecture. Reynolds Performance Hall, 1-866-810-0012. 

 

Feb. 13

2 p.m., Live from the Met @ UCA: "Nixon in China," by composer John Adams, starring baritone James Maddalena, UCA Reynolds Performance Hall. 1-866-810-0012.

Feb. 14

7:30 p.m., Waltz Night 2011, Worsham Performance Hall, Student Life and Technology Center, Hendrix College, walzes, polkas, tangos and other ballroom dance. Dance demonstrations and instruction. A fund-raising event benefiting the Arkansas Youth Orchestra scholarship program. Dr. Karen Griebling, 450-1249.

7:30 p.m., "Bus Stop," UCA Public Appearances,  UCA Reynolds Performance Hall. 1-866-810-0012.

 

Feb. 18

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Bard’s Ball: Arkansas Artists Pay Tribute to the Bard, Arkansas Governor’s Mansion, 6:30 p.m., reception; 7:30 p.m., opening remarks by filmmaker, producer and director Harry Thomason; appearances by Graham Gordy, Trenton Lee Stewart, Philip Martin, Greg Brownderville, Gerry Bruno, The Conway Twitties, Stephen Feldman, Suzanne Feldman and AST company actors; music by Garland Recital; Matt Chiorini, master of ceremonies. $75 per person.  501-450-3165.

 

Feb. 19

7:30 p.m., Conway Symphony Orchestra presents "Beauty and the Brahms," featuring soloist Cao Jin of East China Normal University. 

Feb. 21

Conway Men’s Chorus rehearsals begin, 6 p.m. Mondays in the choir room at Woodland Heights Baptist Church, chairman Mike McCullars, 327-5151.

7:30 p.m., Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, UCA Public Appearances, UCA Reynolds Performance Hall. 1-866-810-0012.

 

March 12

7:30 p.m, Conway Symphony Orchestra, "Songs of the American West," Grofe, Copland, Libby Larsen and Puccini and featuring UCA Concerto Competition winner Andrea Ramos, Ricardo Estrada and Amanda Woodward. www.conwaysymphony.org