A play, an Arkansas Women to Watch project and Our Front Porch event will be among upcoming programs at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St.


Emperor’s New Clothes – 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 18-19:


ASC will present The Emperor’s New Clothes, an Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour program. Four performances will be held, although the 10 a.m. April 18 showing is sold out, according to a news release. The cost of admission is $5 and payment is due at time of registration. For tickets, call 870-536-3375. Details: asc701.org/visiting-productions .


“The Emperor’s New Clothes” was adapted and directed by Keith Smith. The cast includes Georgeann Burbank, Braxton Johnson, Brandon Nichols. They will play Fran: The Shady Stranger, Frolic/General Glove: Imperial Minister of War and Accessories, and Frivol: Emperor Narcissero respectfully.


Kids Cook!™ Kitchen Chemistry Workshops – 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20:


Faith Anaya of Kids Cook! leads cooking classes that promotes nutritious recipes for a foundation in healthy living, according to the release. Children 10 years old and older may join. Space is limited to 12 students. The cost is $10 for ASC members and $15 for nonmembers. Kids Cook! Kichen Chemistry workshops are made possible by a grant from the Blue & You Foundation. For registration and details, visit asc701.org/kids-cook/.


Heavy Metal: Arkansas Women to Watch 2019 – 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, through 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22:


Heavy Metal: Arkansas Women to Watch 2019 is part of the Women to Watch exhibit program. The exhibition features Arkansas artists Michele Fox, Amanda Heinbockel, Robyn Horn, and Holly Laws. These artists were selected by the National Museum guest curator Matthew Smith. The purpose for the program is to show underrepresented and emerging women artists from the states and countries in which the museum has outreach committees. The opening reception is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 and it’s free and open to the public. Heavy Metal is sponsored by the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.


Our Front Porch an Arkansas Original – 10 a.m.Thursday, April 25, through 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27:


Traveling Arts Fiesta, a nonprofit agency dedicated to bringing cultures together and celebrating Hispanic art, is launching a year-long outreach project called “Our Front Porch.”


“The traveling art exhibit is a multi-sensory experience touching on the themes of home, connectedness, rootedness, landscape, a place where we unpack the word neighbor,” according to the release.


ASC will be hosting a free event alongside the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System Saturday, April 27, from noon to 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend. ASC events will include stop motion, shadow puppetry, mixed media sculptures and jewelry, and mask making. Library events include a concert with David Sadler, readings by Rex Nelson and Stacey McAdoo, family activities, a chicken cook off, and more. Traveling Arts Fiesta is the sponsor.


Details: Arts & Science Center, asc701.org/ or 870-536-3375.