The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., announced its upcoming events.


“A CHRISTMAS STORY” AUDITIONS – Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28-29, 6 p.m.


The Arts & Science Center will host auditions for “A Christmas Story.” Ages 9 and older may participate in this production, according to a news release.


The story is based on the writings of author Jean Shepherd that follows the 1940s Ralphie Parker as his childhood holiday story unfolds.


Performances will be on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Visit asc701.org/auditions for more information. This production is sponsored by Relyance Bank.


LIVE@5 WITH BRIAN AUSTIN BAND – Friday, Nov. 1, 5-7 p.m.


“Hometown blues favorite, the Brian Austin Band, will perform at Live@5 in November,” according to the release.


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 cost $5 for ASC members and $10 for nonmembers. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided and guests must be 21 or older to enter. This event is sponsored by M.K. Distributors Inc.


PINOT & PRINT — Thursday, Nov. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff art instructor Jonathan Wright will guide ASC participants in a new monoprinting class using Gelli Plates and nontoxic water-based inks. Participants will learn to add texture, mix color and build up layers through this painterly printing process. No experience is necessary. The cost is $25 for ASC members and $35 for non-members.


“Bring a group of friends to relax, socialize, and create in this fun printing class. Enjoy the evening with complimentary wine or beer,” according to the release.


To join visit asc701.org/adult-classes, call ASC at 870-536-3375, or purchase a spot in person. Space is limited.


SECOND SATURDAY FAMILY FUNDAY: Pencils and Paper: Micrography Self-Portraits – Saturday, Nov. 9, 1-3 p.m.


Micrography or microcalligraphy is an art form using letters to form representational, geometric and abstract designs. Join ASC for the free November Family FunDay where they will use this technique to create self-portraits.


ASC’s Second Saturday Family FunDay program offers monthly hands-on arts, science and theatre activities 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.


“METALPOINT DRAWING: A CLASSIC ARTFORM,” by Marjorie Williams-Smith – Thursday, Nov. 21-Saturday, Feb 8, 2020.


“Metalpoint Drawing: A Classic Artform,” by Marjorie Williams-Smith will open Thursday, Nov. 21, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Remarks will be at 5:30 p.m.


“Acclaimed artist Williams-Smith captures classic forms of nature in this exhibit, showcasing skilled metalpoint drawing. This exhibition will run through Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, and is sponsored by the Kline Family Foundation,” according to the release.


“REFUGIA: PHOTOS BY IAN CAMPBELL” – Thursday, Nov. 21-Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.


The exhibition “Refugia Photos by Ian Campbell” opens Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Arts & Science Center. A free reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. with remarks at 5:30 p.m. Campbell, an assistant professor of art and director of the Kresge Art Gallery at Lyon College, uses organic materials and photographic developing processes to create semi-abstract images reminiscent of early photography. He has exhibited work in the 60th Annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center. His work can be viewed at iancampbellphoto.com. The exhibition is sponsored by the Kline Family Foundation.