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.


26-28 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will present “The Hobbit.” Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $13 for members and $15 for non-members. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the center at 870-536-3375 or visit

26 — The Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra is hosting a fundraiser dinner at 6 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Country Club. “Tuscan Affair to Remember” will feature chefs Jamie McAfee, Donnie Ferneau, Brian Hargis and Jay McAfee, who will prepare antipasto, insulata, pasta and dessert for your delight, all right there for you to watch. Between the delicious pasta and the ambiance, you will feel as if you are in a family-owned Italian restaurant right in the middle of Tuscany with Roberto at your table.

27 — The Harbor City Festival and Cook-off will return to Saracen Landing. Cook teams can compete in the gumbo competition or in the catfish competition, or both. A Kids’ Zone will offer many activities including inflatable features, arts and crafts, National Guard football/basketball toss, games, balloons, Arkansas Game & Fish aquarium and the Pine Bluff Fire Department’s Smoke House. Gates will open at 10 a.m. Admission for the event is $5 for adults, which includes one book of “Bayou Bucks”, good for drinks and taste samples. Children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information or to register a cook team, call the Pine Bluff Parks & Recreation office at 870-536-0920.

26-28 — The 140th Founders’ Celebration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will continue. A Bell Tower Gathering will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at the W. E. O’Bryant Bell Tower with historical reflections by retired Honors College Dean Carolyn Blakely. A Founders’ Concert featuring saxophonist Benjamin “Skip” Pruitt will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the J. M. Ross Auditorium of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Theater. Saturday morning will see the National Alumni Association Walk-a-thon depart from Saracen Landing at 8 a.m. Saturday afternoon the Black and Gold Game will kick off at 1 p.m. at Golden Lion Stadium. A sunrise service will be held 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the Cross-Phipps Auditorium of Caldwell Hall with an alumni breakfast to be held immediately after in the L.A. Davis Sr. Student Union cafeteria.

27 — The Pine Bluff School District will hold a Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Pines mall. The purpose of the event is to increase health awareness through education, prevention and community resources. There will be free health screenings, door prizes, fun and entertainment for the entire family.