Calendar of events

This is a listing of activities of interest to residents of Southeast Arkansas. Anyone who would like to submit entries for consideration may do so in writing to the Entertainment Calendar, P.O. Box 6469, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611. Since all activities are subject to change, it would be wise to confirm the activity with the sponsoring organization.


6 — Downtown Pine Bluff will be jumping with the “Sweet Sounds of Downtown” street party, sponsored by the Downtown Special Events Organization, beginning at 7 p.m. on Second Avenue and Main Street. Musicians and street performers will present sidewalk performances reminiscent of New Orleans and Beale Street. Scheduled performers include Brian Austin Blues Band, Band 357, Dave Sadler, Kenneth Cole and Friends, karaoke, street dancers, clowns and others. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Admission is free. For more information, contact Harold Terry at 501-352-4451.

6 — The ladies auxiliary of New Beginnings Baptist Church, 8826 Old Warren Road, will host a Spaghetti Dinner Theater at 7 p.m. The ladies of the church will be doing comedy and a unique style show. The event will also include a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets for the event at $10 and may be purchased in advance by contacting any lady from the church or by calling 870-692-8830.

6-7 — The Community Theatre, 207 W. Second Ave., will present “Liza and Judy Together Again”, starring Suzanne Goulet as “Liza” and Denise Rose as “Judy.” Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 870-535-2646.

6-7 — The Pine Bluff High School Class of 1984 will celebrate its 30th-year class reunion. The class will host a meet-and-greet from 7 to 11 p.m. on June 6 at Harbor Oaks. On June 7, the group will meet from 7 to 11 p.m. at Pine Bluff Country Club. Classmates need to register at or by contacting Harris at 501-920-9921.

7 — The annual Farmers Market Festival will be held from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saracen Landing. The event will include live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, samples, children’s activities and fresh produce sold by local farmers. For more information, call the Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation Department at 870-536-0920.

8 —The 80th annual session of the Regular Arkansas Missionary Baptist State Young People’s Department will kick off at 6 p.m. at New St. Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church, 3319 S. Ohio St., with the Angel Network Awards. The special guest will be Joshua Rogers, 2012 winner of Sunday Best. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Aisha’s Fish and Chicken, 1106 W. 16th Ave., or Fathers & Sons Clothier, 2801 S. Olive St.

9-13 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will offer Art Camp. Art I, for ages 6 to 11, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Art II, for ages 12-17, will be from 1 to 4 p.m. To sign up for these camps or for more information, call 870-536-3375 or email

12 — Rod Clemmons, a native of Pine Bluff, and Verdict Records will present the national launch of “The Verdict Vision Tour” at 8 p.m. at Little Rock’s Robinson Center Auditorium. Tickets are $43 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at or by calling 501-244-8800, and at the Robinson Center box office.

14 — The Community Theatre, 207 W. Second Ave., will present ‘Uncle Sam and Strawberry Jam” during its Children’s Theatre, featuring Larry Sullivan. For tickets visit the website or call 870-535-2646.

14 — The Lanwood-Risonian Civic and Social Club will celebrate its 16th annual Juneteenth Festival at Rison at Powell Park. The festival starts at 11 a.m., with the gospel program beginning at 2 p.m.