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 — On Call Band will be the featured guest at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., during its monthly music series, Live@5, from 5-7 p.m. The cost of the evening is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Live@5 is sponsored by M.K. Distributors. For more information, call 870-536-3375 or visit www.ArtsScienceCenter.org
2 — The Downtown Special Events Organization will host “Music on Main” at 7 p.m. on Main Street between Second and Third avenues. The event will feature three bands from the Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas area — The Brian Austin Blues Band, Band 357 and The Platinum Blues Band. There will be concession stands and food for sale prepared by Harold Terry and his staff at Terry’s Home Cooking Express Restaurant. The event is free and is family-oriented. Participants are asked to bring a lawn chair, and come out for a great evening of music.
2 — The Gardens at Whispering Knoll Assisted Living Facility, 6814 S. Hazel St., will hold a bake sale from 10 a.m. until all the goodies are gone Friday.
3 — Southeast High School Class of 1966 is hosting a Dinner and Dance Gala, in honor of those who are age 60 years and older, beginning at 6 p.m. at PJ’s Event Center, 2411 N. University Drive. All mature adults are welcome to join in the celebration. Tickets for this event are $35 for singles and $65 for couples. The deadline for advance ticket purchase is July 1. There will be no ticket purchases at the door. For more information, contact Jonell Smith at 870-535-6453; Josephine Gardner at 870-692-2603; John L. Rice at 870-550-4377; or Evelyn Reed at 870-536-0605.
3 — Michael Dutra will be performing as part of the Old Town Dinner Theatre series at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 Country Club Lane. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30. Moderate pricing for the dinner and show is $45 per person, which includes the gratuities. The dress code at the club is casual, but conservative when in doubt. For more information, call 870-535-2646 or visit the website www.pbdtheatre.com.
4 — Graceful Productions will present Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Also performing will be The Racy Brothers, Blest by Four, The Hunter Brothers, Eternal Light, CHOSEN, The Gospel Sonz, and The Williams Singers. Doors will open at 5 p.m., show begins at 6. Advance tickets are $20 and $25 at the door. Children ages 5 and under admitted free of charge. Ages 6 to 16 will be admitted for $10 at the door (no ticket needed). Tickets can be purchased at The Record Rack in Pine Bluff, Ugly Mike’s Record Shop in Little Rock, or by calling Dee Clay at 870-534-3537, Sharon Shelton at 501-944-0369 or Wanda Neal at 870-540-7399. For more information, call 870-945-0204.
8 — The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host a reception for the Pine Bluff Art League from 5-7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Simmons First National Bank. For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.
9-10 — Dollarway High School Class of 1988 will celebrate its 25th reunion on Aug. 9-10. The registration deadline is July 22. The cost is $75 for singles and $100 for a family. T-shirts are available for $10.50 each. Checks and money orders may be made payable to DHS c/o 88 and mailed to P.O. Box 5503, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71611. For more information, contact Tracey Daniels at 870-718-5327 or Alycia Wiley at 870-717-7510.
10 — Saracen Landing and Bluff City Corvette Club presents “An Evening on the Lake,” featuring Brian Austin & The Blues Band and On Call. Gates open at 2 p.m. and live entertainment begins at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 and the after-party will take place at RJ’s Sports Grill and Bar starting at 8 p.m