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.


4 — Downtown Pine Bluff will come alive with the sounds of jazz guitar when the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., hosts its monthly music series Live@5 from 5-7 p.m. The classically trained, brilliant jazz guitarist Milt Jackson will perform. The cost of the evening for ASC members is $5 and $10 for non-members. New for 2012, ASC is offering special ticket pricing — 10 tickets are $40 for members and $75 for non-members. For more information, contact the center at 870-536-3375, or visit the website at

4 — The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir, directed by Michael J. Bates, is performing its spring 2012 concert on at 6 p.m. in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center auditorium. The choir will be performing classical and contemporary choral works, spirituals, opera and gospel selections. Admission to the spring concert is free and the public is welcome.

5 — The Pine Bluff Chapter of The Links Inc., will hold its 32nd annual Benefit Luncheon and Fashion Show at noon at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The theme, “Fashions Across the Seasons”, will feature fashions to illustrate the four seasons. The luncheon will also feature a silent auction, beginning at 11:30 a.m., of a variety of choice items, numerous door prizes, and entertainment will be provided by Ricky Banks. Tickets are available from any chapter member. For more information, please call 870-489-5124.

10 — James “Jimmy” McKissic, an international concert pianist, will play an all-Schumann benefit concert at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. There will be open seating. Tickets are now on sale May 1 and are $15 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, or visit the website at

12 — Author Jane Hankins will launch her first novel, “Madge’s Mobile Home Park,” Volume One of the Peavine Chronicles Series, during a luncheon, book signing and readers theatre, featuring Hankins and her husband, Craig O’Neill, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Tickets for the benefit for the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts at Washington, D.C., are $50 each. Reservations are available by calling 870-550-5464 or e-mailing Checks should be made payable to Arkansas Committee NMWA and mailed to P.O. Box 8962, Pine Bluff, AR 71611. A telephone number or e-mail address should be included with each check for confirmation of the reservation.

12 — The Junior League of Pine Bluff (JLPB) announces the “JLPB/JRMC Heart & Sole 5K,” a fundraiser to fight against child hunger, will be held at 8 a.m. at the corner of 40th Avenue and Mulberry Street, near the Jefferson Regional Medical Center Wellness Center. Presented by JRMC with proceeds to benefit JLPB, the 5K and Kiddie K races will be fun for the entire family. For more information, contact Cymber Gieringer at or 870-540-7757, or the JRMC Wellness Center at or 870-541-7890.