Go&Do Briefs: 06/01/17

TODAY

 

• “Cook the Book” is set at 6 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St. Take a favorite recipe from a featured cookbook each week to try at home. Bring it to share and discuss the following week. Call 501-327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org. Event is free.

• Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. through Aug. 31 the Faulkner County Library at 1900 Tyler St. will host an intermediate jewelry-making class. Previous experience is required. Bring basic supplies (card stock, decorative paper, scissors and glue). For additional information, email CardsandJewelry@gmail.com. Beginner classes resume in the fall. Event is free.

• Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. through Aug. 31 the Faulkner County Library at 1900 Tyler St. will host an advanced card-making class. Previous experience is required. Bring basic supplies (card stock, decorative paper, scissors and glue). For additional information, email CardsandJewelry@gmail.com. Beginner classes resume in the fall. Event is free.

FRIDAY

The Conway Parks and Recreation Department will host a showing of “Sing” on June 2 as part of the Silver Moon Cinema series at The Village at Hendrix. The movie will begin around 8:30 p.m. or shortly after depending on cloud cover. Bring your favorite drink and candy along with your chairs or blanket and enjoy an outdoor movie provided by your Conway Parks and Recreation Department.

SATURDAY

• Pickin’ Porch is held each Saturday at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St. Bring instruments or come and listen. For more information, call 501-327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org. Event is free.

MONDAY

• Kickball Fanatics: Conway Parks and Recreation Adult Co-ed Kickball season registration begins June 5 at 7 p.m. at the McGee Center and runs through June 16. Call the Sports Center at 501-450-6186 for questions.

ONGOING

• “Mothers and Sons,” a play by Terrence McNally, centers around a mother seeking connection with the son she lost in the AIDS crisis 20 years prior. Through her journey she reconnects with her son’s lover Will and attempts to give him belongings of her late son. The original Broadway production was nominated for two Tony Awards: Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Tyne Daly). This play about a mother’s journey to redemption will touch everyone’s heart and will be performed all the way through Conway Pride weekend. ​The play is directed by Trent Reese at Conway’s The Lantern Theatre. Show times are June 1, 3 at 7:30 p.m. Get ticket information at thelanterntheatre.com.

• “Stop Kiss,” a play by Diana Son, will be directed by Kane Anderson at Conway’s The Lantern Theatre on June 2, 4 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Some moments stop us in our tracks. For New Yorkers Callie and Sara, that moment is a kiss. But these women face hard truths when a simple display of public affection comes with crushing consequences. Diana Son’s bittersweet “Stop Kiss” brings us to the real beauty and brutality of modern romance and reminds us that love is always a choice — but rarely an easy one. Get ticket information at thelanterntheatre.com.

UPCOMING

• June 10 – Plates and Palettes: Bruschetta and Brushes, 5-8 p.m., UCA Downtown. Culinary and art join forces. Connie Tipton will conduct an interactive demonstration of Italian-style bruschettas. Next, Branch Out Paint Bar’s artist will guide you through replicating the night’s featured painting. Get more information, costs and register online at http://uca.edu/outreach.

• The Conway Community Band will host free public concerts at the Kris Allen Stage in Simon Park in downtown Conway. The concerts start at 7:30 p.m. June 9 and June 30. Guests can bring their lawn chair, a blanket or even a picnic. The community band is sponsored by Virco and hosted by the Conway Downtown Partnership. It also receives support through several other local corporate sponsors, including the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the Log Cabin Democrat. For more information, contact Ricky Brooks at 450-5764 or rickyb@uca.edu; or Robin Ratliff at 450-4880 or ratliffr@conwayschools.net.

• Conway Parks will be have a summer basketball league this year. The meeting will be held June 12 at the McGee Center. Limited spots available. Call the Sports Center at 501-450-6186 for questions.

• Garden Sketch Hour returns to the Urban Farm Project at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., on Tuesdays at 5 p.m., beginning May 30. Each week, the group will explore the garden and choose a fruit, vegetable or flower to sketch. Colored pencils and paper are supplied. Sketch Hour is open to teens and adults and is free.

• Danny Santos will be live in concert at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., on Tuesday, June 13, at 7 p.m. The event is open and free to the public.

• Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., hosts a free writer’s workshop with singer-songwriter Kerry Grombacher to be followed by a concert, “Jumpstart Your Creativity.” The workshop begins at 10 a.m., followed by the 2 p.m. concert. The event is free and open to the public.

 

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