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.


2 — The Jazz Cats will perform during the monthly Live@5 music series at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members and includes light refreshments. For more information, contact Pat Hopkins at 870-536-3375.

3 — Retired educators from school districts in the city of Pine Bluff and neighboring communities will be honored for their dedicated service in the field of education at 7 p.m. at the banquet hall of the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The Finer Womanhood Banquet is the 24th annual event sponsored by Epsilon Zeta Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

3 — The Backwoods Benefit Poultry Show will be held at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Rison. Judging begins at 9 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m. Admission is free. The concession stand will be open for breakfast, lunch and snacks. For more information, contact Karen Bell Fox at 870-325-7238.

4 — The Pine Bluff Art League will host its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. in the A/B Room at the Donald Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave. Bob Snider, a Little Rock artist and the consultant for Art By Faith, a ministry to churches sponsoring biblically themed, juried arts festivals, will be the guest speaker.

5 — The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Music department will host a percussion master class, conducted by renowned percussionist Johnny Lee Lane, in the Fine Arts auditorium at 6 p.m. The master class is free to the public. All area middle school, junior high, and high school students are invited to attend. For more information, call Harold Fooster at 870-575-8910.

6 — Minding Your P’s and Q’s: Parliamentary Procedure for the 21st Century,” a session on conducting more efficient and effective meetings, will be held in the conference room of the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 Idaho St. Activities will get underway at 5:30 p.m., with an informal supper. The program will begin at 6 p.m. There is no admission fee, but preregistration is required. This can be completed by calling the Extension office at 870-534-1033 or e-mailing

9 — Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host “Cocktails: History, Hollywood and Hair of the Dog”, from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost of the evening is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. For more information, call the center at 870-536-3375; e-mail; or visit the website at

11 — The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir, faculty and student vocal soloists, and members of the Arkansas Festival Ballet will join the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra for “An Afternoon at the Opera” at 4 p.m. in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts auditorium. All tickets will be open seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are $30 for adults and $12 for students and will be available at the door. For more information, call the Symphony office at 870-536-7666 or visit the website at