The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., announces upcoming events beginning in July.
Live@5 featuring Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain — 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 5:
ASC hosts musicians who play genres focused in jazz, blues, and rock & roll on the first Friday of every month. Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain will perform for Live@5 from 5-7 p.m. Friday July 5. Vocalist Charlotte Taylor, guitarist Matt Stone, bassist Bruce Johnston, and percussionist John Roach play a diverse range of genres from hard rock to jazz, according to a news release.
Two hours of live entertainment costs $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are provided and guests must be 21 or older to enter. This event is sponsored by M.K. Distributors Inc.
Second Saturday Family FunDay “Rocket Power” — 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 13:
In the spirit of July, ASC is taking off by building rockets at the free Second Saturday Family FunDay.
The community is invited to come celebrate with them by crafting unique ships and safely shooting them off. 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. 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.
STEAM Camp — 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 15-19:
STEAM camp for ages 13-17 is split into Engineering & Technology, then Game Design & Development. Patrons can take a single section or both at a discounted price. For more information and to register, visit asc701.org/summer-camps.
Engineering & Technology — 9 a.m.–noon Monday through Friday, July 15-19:
Through hands-on building and experimentation, students will be introduced to electric circuits, LEDs and switches, stop-motion animation, beginning computer coding and apps, conductors and semi-conductors, programming motors, and app development.
Game Design & Development — 1–4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 15-19:
Through virtual development, students will be introduced to the fundamentals for creating a game through computer programming and animation, creative problem solving, mathematics, storytelling, and teamwork.
Art II Camp — 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 22–26:
Art Camp II is an upper-level, all-day course for ages 13-17 that delves more in depth into visual art with intensive projects. Students will create 2D and 3D projects, and focus not only on artistic methods and working with different media, but also on the creative process itself. For more information and to register, visit asc701.org/summer-camps.
Legally Blonde The Musical — 7:30 p.m. July 26-27, Aug. 2-3; 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4:
Legally Blonde The Musical kicks off The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas’s 2019-2020 theatre Season. An award-winning musical based on the movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. “Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal,” according to the news release.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3 and 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4. Tickets are on sale at asc701.org/upcoming-season and are $18 for members, $22 for non-members and $15 for students. The 2019 ASC summer musical is sponsored by Simmons Bank.