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.

June 8-9 — Novel T’s will host the 2012 Pine Bluff Summer Jazz Festival. Jazz Lounge will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the ballroom of the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Jazz Lounge will feature Skipp Pruitt, E.C. Brown with Milt Jackson, Darnell Cann-Ward and J. Phil. A jazz documentary and film presentation will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. Improv 101 will be at 2:30 p.m. and a Jazz Fest Jam Session will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the ASC. The main event concert will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The concert will feature music by the Arkansas Jazz Orchestra, J. Phil, and Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers. Tickets are $20. 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 9-14 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. Performances will be held June 22-23. 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.

18-22 — The Let’s Dance Summer Workshop is back for its fifth year to offer the youth of Pine Bluff an exciting, creative learning experience full of fun. The workshop will be held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in the Kenneth L. Johnson HPER Complex from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Coordinated and taught by Nia Lancelin, several styles of dance will be offered for boys and girls 4-18 years of age. The week will end with a recital to showcase what participants have learned during the workshop at 4 p.m. June 23 in the John M. Ross Auditorium of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. Registration for the workshop is $50 per person and can be obtained at or by contacting Bonita Corbin at 870-575-8317 or

18-22 — Carolyn Monk will be the instructor for Art Shop II classes, for ages 11-16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St. The center will also present the “Tinkering Studio,” where you become the inventor, artist or scientist. Marchello Eans and Markeith Woods will be the instructors for Tinkering camps. Tinkering II, for ages 11-16, will be held from 1-4 p.m. For prices and registration information, visit the website at or call 870-536-3375. Scholarships are available.

25-29 — The Arts & Science Center will host Art Shop I classes, for ages 6-10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Troy Debill will be the instructor. Tinkering I, for ages 6-10, will also be held from 1-4 p.m.

30 — Banishing Racial Animosity Vigorously Everywhere, (B.R.A.V.E.) a chapter of the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters, will host its sixth annual White Party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, 500 E. Eighth Ave. Participants are asked to purchase a reserved table in advance for $80, which includes eight seats. For more information, contact Johnnie Brown, president at 870-489-2325; Mozell Gipson, vice-president, at 870-692-2953; or Juan Ventress, treasurer at 870-692-6593.