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.


15 — The Gamma Psi Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. will present its black-tie event, “Honor our Brotherhood” at 5:30 p.m. at the Army Reserve Center, 17500 Dayton Road. Tickets are $25. This event is open to the public. Tickets are available now from any graduate chapter member or by contacting Andrae Campbell at 870-718-0610.

15 — Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., will host its Family FunDay from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information about this event, call 870-536-3375 or e-mail

15 — St. Peter Catholic Church will host its 21st annual Mardi Gras Ball set from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the gymnasium at 15th Avenue and State Street. Tickets for the ball are $20 each and may be obtained by contacting Mae Dean Ryles at 870-534-0725.

16 — In celebration of Black History Month, the Pine Bluff Chapter of Links Inc. will host an opening reception for the exhibit, “Jimmy McKissic: Road to Carnegie Hall”, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Historical Museum, 201 E. Fourth Ave. The exhibit formally opens to the public on Feb. 19. On Feb. 19-21, family and friends of McKissic will be available at 1 p.m. each day as lecturers to talk about the McKissic they knew. This is a special presentation offered only for those three days. The exhibit will be on display through July. For more information, call 870-534-9126.

20 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas recently announced “Glazed by Fire,” an exhibit of Joe Bruhin’s work, including his vases, pots, jars, as well as his signature Iga pots. A reception for Bruhin and gallery talk is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Admission to the reception and exhibit are free. “Glazed by Fire” is sponsored by Relyance Bank and runs through Feb. 24.

20 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will offer its photography I class with Eric Maynard each Thursday through Feb. 20 from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. The cost of the class is $85 for members and $120 for non-members. The fee is payable at time of registration. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, or visit the website at

22 — The 27th annual Chancellor’s Benefit for The Arts will be held at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The benefit will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception and silent art auction featuring original art works by University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff faculty, students, alumni and other Arkansas artists. Also available will be an assortment of framed art prints by regionally and nationally renowned artists. Dinner is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. with live entertainment followed by the recognition of this year’s honorees. Tickets for the benefit are $100 per person. For additional information regarding the gala event, please contact Margaret M. Hall, co-chairman, at the Office of University Relations and Development at 870-575-8701 or Henri Linton at the University Museum and Cultural Center at 870-575-8232.