The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., announced events for May.
Pine Bluff High School Exhibition: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, through Saturday, July 27 — The Arts & Science Center presents the annual Pine Bluff High School Exhibition beginning with a free reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Remarks will be made at 5:30 p.m. The community is invited to see the local young talent from the Pine Bluff School District. Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co. is the sponsor of the exhibition, according to a news release.
Live@5 featuring Billy Jeter: 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 3 — ASC hosts musicians who play genres focused in jazz, blues and rock & roll on the first Friday of every month. Two hours of live entertainment costs $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Complementary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided and guests must be 21 or older to enter. This event is sponsored by M. K. Distributors Inc.
Auditions for Memphis: The Musical – at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 6, 7, 9 — ASC will host on site auditions for the Broadway show Memphis: The Musical. This will be the first community theatre performance of Memphis: The Musical in Arkansas and will be directed by ASC Theatre Education Coordinator, Lindsey Collins. Tryouts are for ages 14 and older. Auditions are at 6 p.m. May 6-7. Call backs will be at 6 p.m. May 9. Memphis: The Musical performance dates are at 7:30 p.m. July 26, 27, Aug. 2-3 and at 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4.
Second Saturday Family FunDay. “Fashion UP-cycle” – 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11 — May’s Second Saturday Family FunDay will be facilitated by Korto Momolu, Liberian-born and past Project Runway contestant. She graduated from Academies des Couturiers Design Institute in Ottawa, Ontario, and studied at Parsons School of Design at New York City. Patrons will remake and redesign dresses during this hands-on STEAM programming. The resulting works of fashion-based art will be displayed in a pop-up fashion show in ASC’s IP Gallery. ASC’s Second Saturday Family FunDay program offers monthly hands-on arts, science, and theatre activities. Activities are led by visiting artists, local art educators, and ASC staff. The event is free and everyone is invited to join the creativity. Second Saturday Family FunDay is sponsored by the Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation, an affiliate office of the Arkansas Community Foundation Inc.
What Is Arkansas Food? An Evening with Kat Robinson – 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 — What is Arkansas food? After more than a decade of intense research, author Kat Robinson efforts to document what’s great on the state’s plate has resulted in the book “Arkansas Food: The A to Z of Eating in The Natural State.” Robinson will discuss her new book at ASC. The event is free and open to the public. Pie from Pine Bluff’s Colonial Steakhouse, a featured restaurant in Kat’s Food Stories, will be served at the end of her program.
Tim Jacob’s Unique Landscape Perspective and Process - Puddle Painting Session and Demo – 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 18 — Little Rock Artist Tim Jacob will facilitate a demonstration at ASC using his distinctive technique of “puddle painting.” The technique was produced from an unfortunate coffee incident and later embraced to create the unique watery overlays he is known for. This event is free and open to the public.