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.
22 — Markeith Woods, Pine Bluff native and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff student artist, will present an exhibit at the John Brown Watson Memorial Library on the campus of UAPB in celebration of Black History Month. The exhibit will be open from 1 to 7 p.m., with an artist’s talk and reception at 4 p.m. The “Inspirations” exhibit at the John Brown Watson Memorial Library will run through March 15. For more information, contact Patrice Fisher at 870-575-8415.
22-23 — The Pine Bluff Art League will host a two-day painting workshop, taught by well-known Arkansas artist, Sheila Parsons, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the A/B meeting room of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave. The cost of the workshop is $50 for PBAL members and $65 for non-members. To sign up for the workshop, contact workshop chairman, Gerry Delongchamp at 870-692-5001.
23 — Kaine Company, a locally owned publishing company, will host a Winter Author Festival from noon to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza. The festival will feature local and surrounding authors from Central Arkansas. Books will also be available for signing and purchase. For more information, contact Tiffany Jones at 870-718-5915 or Ericka Reams at 870-592-3555.
27 — The Phi Alpha Theta/University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff History Club, the UAPB Chapter of NAACP and The Union Programming Board of UAPB announced recently that they have collaborated to form a community-wide Black History program/production entitled, “Still, Still I Rise”. The program is slated for 7 p.m. in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Auditorium. The program will include talent from various organizations on campus and in the community. Door prizes and concessions will be available. The event is free and open to the public.
28 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will hold its Photography I with Eric Maynard class beginning Feb. 28 and continuing each Thursday through April 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $85 for members and $105 for non-members. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.artssciencecenter.org.
2 — The Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra will present “Classics in The Popular Vein” at 7 p.m. in the Pine Bluff Convention Center Auditorium, 1 Convention Center Plaza. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Preferred adult tickets are $30 and students (K-12) are $12. General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $8 for students (K-12). Additional information is available by calling the symphony office at 870-536-7666 or by visiting the updated website at pinebluffsymphony.com
9 — Rio Clemente, known as The Bishop of Jazz, will be appearing at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 Country Club Lane, at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Old Town Theatres Centre as part of its dinner theatre series, Clemente will play on a 7-foot, Steinway grand piano brought in special for this occasion. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. The cost of the dinner and show is $45 per person, which includes the gratuities. For more information, call 870-535-2646 or visit the website at www.pbdtheatre.com.