Here are a few of the things going on in, or a short distance from South Logan County in the coming days.
The Downtown Beautification Committee is having a work day in downtown Booneville Saturday morning. Lend a hand cleaning up the town. Cleanup will begin at 8 a.m. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 675-2666.
Fifteen jazz groups, including the Booneville High School Jazz Band, will perform at the Van Buren Freedom Park, located at 833 Main Street, on April 20 and 21.
The two-day event, sponsored by the Arkansas Jazz Educators kicks off at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 20 and concludes Saturday, April 21 with a performance by the Jake Hertzog Trio. The Booneville group will open Saturday’s session at 9 a.m.
The concerts are free and attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. Food truck vendors will also be on hand.
See The Symphony
It’s time for a musical birthday party! The 2017-2018 season marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of Fort Smith, so we are celebrating in a huge symphonic way with exuberant film scores and world premieres that will blow you away! Fort Smith’s own folk band, The Crumbs, will be our special guests along with the internationally-acclaimed Ben Miller Band.
This will be a concert like no other and a not to be missed celebratory event. This is the fifth concert of the season by the Fort Smith Symphony and is set for 7:30 p.m., April 21 at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center.
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Cinderella,” written by the legendary musical duo Rodgers and Hammerstein, will come to Fort Smith for a performance at 7:30 p.m. April 23 as part of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith’s Season of Entertainment 37.
The show will take place in the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center in the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 South 7th Street. Tickets are $47 or $50 depending on seating tier.
The Tony Award-winning musical, written by the same duo who created “The Sound of Music” and “South Pacific,” is a contemporary take on the classic fairy tale. Featuring the beloved songs “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” the show includes all of the cornerstone moments from “Cinderella,” such as the glass slipper, masked ball, and pumpkin, as well as new twists.
For tickets or to find out more information, visit contact the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300.
Off season theatre
Mythical Creatures and How to Approach Them, written by Travis Greisler will be presented by the Fort Smith Little Theater as an off season production, presented in association with Playscripts, Inc., April 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. each night.
When two students at a magic school go abroad to study mythical creatures, they discover a whole new level of the unpredictable — from a sassy unicorn to a lovelorn griffin. A fantastical parody of wizarding hilarity.
Off-season productions are not part of the season ticket purchased. There are no reservation required. Tickets are first-come, first-served at $5 per ticket.