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What Follows Is True: Crescent Hotel

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Saint Sebastian's Abyss

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The Genome Defense

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Sister Friends Forever

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What Follows Is True: Crescent Hotel

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  •  Lauren Thomas October 29, 10am, Saturday
    Lauren Thomas

    Fall Charcuterie Design Workshop

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    Join boho-chic lifestyle blogger and debut author Lauren Thomas, The Modern Hippie Table, as she demonstrates how to build beautiful themed charcuterie arrangements directly on your table. You'll find inspiration on how to incorporate traditional meats and cheeses with seasonal florals and other edibles tucked into the empty spaces. Limited seating.

    Sponsored by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

    Saturday, Oct. 29, Roosevelt Thompson Library (38 Rahling Circle), 10am $15

    Bhatt and Thomas will be on a free panel discussion at the Thompson Library the same day, 1pm

    cals.org/thompson-library

  •  Vishwesh Bhatt October 29, 4pm, Saturday
    Vishwesh Bhatt

    Evolving American South Cooking Workshop

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    James Beard award winner Vishwesh Bhatt captures the “evolving American South” in his debut cookbook, I Am From Here: Stories and Recipes From a Southern Chef.  Included in NPR’s ‘Books We Love in 2022’, this dazzling blend of stories, photos and recipes makes the compelling case for a Southern cuisine defined by inclusion, innovation and tradition. Bhatt will cook something “unpretentious, inventive and incredibly delicious” for the group to sample. Limited seating. Sponsored in part by Friends of Central Arkansas Library System

    Saturday, Oct. 29, Roosevelt Thompson Library (38 Rahling Circle), 4pm $15

    Bhatt and Thomas will be on a free panel discussion at the Thompson Library the same day, 1pm

    cals.org/thompson-library

  •  Oliver Jeffers October 20 - December 29
    Oliver Jeffers

    Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books

    An exhibition of more than 80 pieces from the author/illustrator who has sold more than 14 million books worldwide. You will know his work from The Day the Crayons Quit, The Day the Crayons Came Home, How to Catch A Star, Stuck, Here We Are and many more. More than 400 Jeffers books will be given away over the course of the exhibition. The exhibition is part of the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature  and was also featured at the Orlando Museum of Art.

    Sponsored by John & Robyn Horn Foundation, the Windgate Foundation, The Rodger S. & Barbara Ann Kline Foundation. 

    Thursday, Oct. 20 to Thursday, Dec. 29

    Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center, regular library hours

    cals.org/childrens-library

    For information regarding free book giveaways in conjunction with the exhibition, please contact childrenscurbside@cals.org

  •  Charly Palmer RECEPTION: October 20, 5PM, Thursday. EXHIBITION: October 7 - December 1
    Charly Palmer

    Charly Palmer, Telling Stories exhibition reception

    After a day of programming for students at the Clinton Presidential Library, the extremely talented author/illustrator of The Legend of Gravity and several others will attend this fun reception. Palmer has even designed a cover for Time magazine. Charly Palmer, Telling Stories: Illustrations & New Works will be displayed at Hearne Fine Art from October 7 to December 1.

    Sponsored in part by the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center, Hearne Fine Art/Pyramid Art, Books & Little Rock Central High Tiger Foundation.

    Hearne Fine Art

  • October 14 - January 28

    Illustrated Arkansas: The Art of Comics

    The Arkansas Illustrated exhibition features artists living and working in the State who have created or worked on print or digital comics and graphic novels. The exhibition will represent a wide range of illustration styles and media in the comics format. Some of the artists represented in the exhibition are: Gustav Carlson, Frank Fentress, Greg Fischer, Sean Fitzgibbon, Marko Head, Michael Jukes, Stephen Koch, Alex Langley, David Orr, Michael Tierney, and Freshawn Womack.

    October 14, 2022 - January 28, 2023, Underground Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square  

    CALS Roberts Library, regular gallery hours

  • October 21, 7 - 8:30pm, Friday

    Serial Mom (film screening)

    To get you in that John Waters mood…She's the perfect all-American parent: a great cook and homemaker, a devoted recycler, and a woman who'll literally kill to keep her children happy. Beverly Sutphin's murderous habits turn her into a media celebrity in John Waters' sharp-edged satire on family life, tabloid TV, video store customers who don't rewind, and other topics. Starring Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, and Matthew Lillard.

    Ron Robinson Theater (120 River Market Ave.), 7-8:30pm

  • October 28, 8pm - 10:15pm, Friday

    The Exorcist (film screening)

    A visiting actress notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy.

    Friday, Oct. 28, Ron Robinson Theater, 8-10:15pm

  • October 29, 8pm - 9:30pm, Saturday

    George Michael Reborn featuring Robert Bartko



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    On Oct. 29, the night before the 35th anniversary of the historic Faith album, the Six Bridges Book Festival transports you to The Edge of Heaven for a one-night-only performance of George Michael Reborn. This amazing must-see tribute to Wham! & George Michael stars Robert Bartko, who exudes the energy and passion of the superstar in the 80s and 90s. Robert’s spot-on looks, wardrobe, vocal range (no lip-syncing), dance moves, crowd interaction, and charisma leave audiences cheering for an encore. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re listening to the real deal. Amazing.

    Bartko, a life-long fan of George Michael and Wham!, said that it was during his early high school years, when many began to point out a resemblance between the two. Bartko had a successful career as a solo recording artist and producer. Soon after the passing of his idol, he began dedicating his talents to pay tribute to the late superstar with an electrifying live show. He has thrilled audiences at clubs, concerts, private and corporate events, festivals and tribute shows throughout the country, including his recent sold-out “House of Blues” performance.

    Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 8pm. Tickets are $25 pre-event and $30 night of the show. Seating is general admission, so arrive early for the Freedom to choose the best seats. This tribute is sponsored by Meadors, Adams & Lee.

    Saturday, Oct. 29, Ron Robinson Theater, 8pm

  • October 30, 6:30 - 9pm, Sunday

    Classic in Context: The Shining (film screening)

    Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

    Sunday, Oct. 30, Ron Robinson Theater, 6:30 - 9pm

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