Elsewhere in Entertainment, Events, and the Arts:
Fiona Davis to Discuss Her Novel “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” (Dutton, 2020) for the First Arkansas State Library in 2021 “If all Arkansas read the same book” event, 6.30 p.m. Thursday via Zoom. A question-and-answer session will follow. The program will also be streamed live via the library’s YouTube page. “Admission is free. Register (required) at tinyurl.com/zr8mfrrp; visit library.arkansas.gov/events/if-all-arkansas-read-the-same-book for more information. Davis’ historical novels set in iconic New York buildings include “The Chelsea Girls”, https: //www.arkansasonline.com/news/2021/jun/08/entertainment-notes/ “The Masterpiece”, https: // www. arkansasonline.com/news/2021/jun/08/entertainment-notes/”The Address “and” The Dollhouse “.
Ethel Goodstein-Murphree, professor of architecture and associate dean of the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design will be the speaker for Preserve Arkansas’ Women in Preservation Virtual Speaker Series, 3:30 p.m. today via Zoom. “Admission is free; register at tinyurl.com/6c69mr46.
Maya Salameh is the 2022 recipient of the University of Arkansas Press Etel Adnan Prize for Poetry. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)
The University of Arkansas Press presented San Diego poet Maya Salameh with the award Etel Adnan Prize for Poetry 2022, valued at $ 1,000, for his manuscript “How to Make an Algorithm in the Microwave”, which he will publish in the fall of 2022 as the fifth title of his Etel Adnan poetry series. The series supports the work of writers of Arab descent.
The Downtown Little Rock Partnership is looking for “Qualified Community Volunteers” to participate in the latest downtown mural project. Artist Matt McLeod and volunteers will paint the large-scale mural, which will depict downtown as “Everyone’s neighborhood”, based on a concept by graphic artist Josh Coker, will be on the north wall of the Cashion Co. Insurance Building, 321 Scott Street. Painting begins this month and is expected to be completed later this summer. Register at signup.com/go/sGspTOp.
The bull rides are on
Chase Outlaw from Hamburg, Ark. will be among the bullriders at Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock in August. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette / Andy Watson, BullStock Media)
Professional riders “Let go of the beast” The tour brings the “2021 Bad Boy Mowers Mowdown” to Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock at 6:45 pm August 14 and 1:45 pm August 15, postponed from February. The “cast” includes the return of Chase Outlaw from Hamburg, who missed the event in previous seasons due to injury.
Tickets cost $ 19 to $ 109 (plus service charges); prices increase by $ 5 on the day of the show; The $ 375 “Elite Seats” includes premium seats, a $ 10 concession voucher, pre-show production and guided tour of the Falls, Elite Seat ID and souvenir lanyard, and an “exclusive merchandise item”. There is a limit of six tickets per household. Call (800) 732-1727 or visit TicketMaster.com or pbr.com/tickets.