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.


1 — An eclectic blend of blues comes to the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., during its monthly Live@5 music series. CloverBlue, set to perform from 5-7 p.m. The monthly event is sponsored by M.K. Distributors. The cost of the evening is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, or visit the website at

1-2 — American Red Cross will host its second annual Bucket Drop. Volunteers are needed to man stations at designated locations in the Pine Bluff and White Hall area. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Bucket Drop volunteers will share the Red Cross story while collecting monies from passersby. For more information, call the Southeast Arkansas Chapter of American Red Cross at 870-424-7312.

2 — The annual Farmers Market Festival will be held from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saracen Landing. There will be live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, samples, children’s activities and fresh produce sold by local farmers. The Farmer’s Market will be open through October every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Saracen Landing. For more information, call the Pine B luff Parks & Recreation Department at 870-536-0920.

2 — “Bash on Barraque” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barraque Plaza located at Pine and Barraque Street in downtown Pine Bluff. This family-oriented event is sponsored by Pine Bluff Downtown Development and the Old Towne Committee for Reinventing Downtown. Music and entertainment will be provided by a local DJ. Popcorn and water will be given free. Food and beverages can be bought from the local vendors that will be located on the plaza that day. For more information, call the office of Downtown Development at 870-536-8742.

3 — The Henry M. Moore Music Studio will present its annual recital at 4 p.m. in the Isaac S. Hathaway-John M. Howard Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The program is free and open to the public.

6-9 — Novel T’s will host the 2012 Pine Bluff Summer Jazz Festival. The Pine Bluff Summer Jazz Fest includes seminars, social events, and concerts. Each entertaining event features skillful, artistic presentations and performances from knowledgeable and exciting musicians. For more information, call Novel T’s at 870-534-0233.

9 — As part of the Pink Tomato Festival at Warren, the All Tomato Luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Activities Center. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from the Chamber of Commerce or Bradley County Extension office.

10 — Gerald Robbins, distinguished winner of some of the world’s leading international competitions, will perform at 3 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Tickets are $35 and include a reception following the concert. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Old Town Theatres Centre. For more information, call 870-535-2646 or for tickets mail check to OTTC, P.O. Box 8268, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611.

11-15 — Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host its Living History Theater Camp for children ages 9-4 from 1-4 p.m. The camp will also be held June 18-22. Students will rehearse and perform a short play based on local Civil War history. Cheryl Collins, director of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Theater Department, will be the instructor. For registration information, visit the website at or call 870-536-3375.