The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff will hold three classes, a murder mystery comedy show, a concert, auditions, and welcome a new exhibition, all in October.
The ASC holds its [email protected] concert series to showcase jazz, blues, and rock music each month. This Friday, Oct. 1, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Jazz Ensemble will perform on the center’s stage. The ensemble performs a variety of styles, including swing, contemporary, and funk. They tour locally and nationally.
The performance will take place in the Catherine M. Bellamy Theater at ASC’s main facility at 701 S. Main St. Entry is $5 for ASC members and $10 for nonmembers. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are provided. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.
Second Saturday Family Fun Day
The ASC will hold its Second Saturday Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 1 until 3 p.m. This month’s participants will learn how to create unique art pieces through the printmaking process. This activity will be free and led by Public Program Coordinator Shakeelah Rahmaan.
Those who want to attend the class can secure a spot by registering on the center’s website or by calling 870-536-3375.
Glass smith Olivia Valentine will lead a Minecraft-inspired lampworking class on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. This workshop is for participates ages 12 to 17. It will take place at the ARTSpace on Main.
Participants will learn how to craft with a glass-melting torch. They will create items like ender pearls and mushrooms by using basic glass melting and manipulation skills.
No experience is required to participate. The cost is $80 for members and $90 for nonmembers. To register, visit the ASC website.
The ASC’s cooking series CrEATe Lab will return this month. Youth can enjoy sessions on Saturday, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, and Dec. 4. Each program will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. CrEATe Lab is open to participants ages 10 to 17, with a maximum number of ten students. The cost is $35 for all six sessions with partial scholarships available. Kids Cook! Founder Faith Anaya will lead the sessions. To register, visit the ASC website.
The fall 2021 CrEATe Lab series is sponsored by Saracen Casino Resort in Pine Bluff. The program aims to bring high-quality, low-cost cooking education to Southeast Arkansas youth.
The ASC will hold auditions for “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “A Seussified Christmas Carol” on Sunday, Oct. 24, Monday, Oct. 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Auditions are open for the double feature to those ages 10 and older. Performers must be available for showtimes on Friday, Dec. 10 and 17, Saturday, Dec. 11 and 18, and Sunday, Dec. 12 and 19.
To request a script selection before auditions, email Theatre Programs Manager Lindsey Collins at [email protected]
“You Have the Right to Remain Dead”
Tickets are on sale for the ASC’s production of “You Have the Right to Remain Dead.” Audience members are encouraged to dress up in costumes for the murder mystery comedy show. There will be a costume contest with prizes at the Friday and Saturday night performances.
Productions will be held in the Adam B. Robinson Jr. Black Box Theater at 627 S. Main Street. Performances are Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $13 for ASC members and seniors, $18 for nonmembers, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased on the ASC website or by calling 870-536-3375.
The ASC will host the portrait exhibition “Beyond Labels | Más Allá De Las Etiquetas” by Virmarie Depoyster beginning Thursday, Oct. 28.
According to the ASC, DePoyster is a bilingual Puerto Rican artist interested in bringing communities together through art. In this exhibition, she explores how to celebrate individuality in today’s American “melting pot.”
This exhibition will remain on display through Saturday, Jan. 29.
The ASC is hosting “Deeply Rooted: A Glimpse into Southern Lifestyle,” an exhibition featuring work from its permanent collection, through Saturday, March 5, 2022. This exhibition is on display in ASC’s Altheimer Gallery located at 701 S. Main St. According to a news release from the center, the selection will help convey the narrative of southern culture and its traditions.
The center is also displaying the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Art Department’s new exhibition featuring paintings from art student Amanei Johnson. The exhibit will be on display in The ARTSpace on Main’s loft gallery until Saturday, Nov. 6.
About the ASC
The center is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Sunday and Monday.
The center is located at 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff.
Gallery admission is free.
For more information about the center, visit the ASC website or contact the center by calling 870-536-3375.