Musical Estefan at UCA; arena hosts Katt Williams

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts this weekend:

THEATER: ‘On your feet!’

“Stand Up! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan”, based on the story of the Hispanic queen of pop and her husband, will be staged Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Gaby Albo plays Gloria Estefan with Samuel Garnica as her husband Emilio.

Tickets are $30-$40, $10 for students. Call (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012 or visit The show features their songs “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You”,”Conga”, rd /articles/”Stand up”,”I don’t want to lose you now” and “1-2-3”.

Estefan, who has sold more than 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world, and her husband have won 26 Grammy Awards. The touring production’s director and choreographer is Luis Salgado, who performed in the original Broadway production and was assistant Latin choreographer on “In the Heights” on Broadway.

photo Comedian Katt Williams performs at Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock on Saturday. (Special for the Democrat-Gazette/Ronald Pollard) COMEDY: Katt scan

Comedian/actor Katt Williams brings his “2023 and Me” tour, 8pm Saturdays at Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock. Tickets cost $63-$254 (plus applicable fees; there is a limit of eight tickets per household) at the arena box office or through Williams’ tour in support of her Netflix special ‘Katt Williams: World War III’ brought him to the arena in February 2021.

MUSIC: Violin-piano recital

Violinist Er-Gene Kahng, a faculty member of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and pianist and Hendrix College faculty member John Krebs give a recital, Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building, at Hendrix, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. On the program: the Sonata in G minor, op.20, by Arthur Foote, and the Sonata in A minor, op.34, by Amy Beach. Admission is free. E-mail [email protected]

Bach & Poulenc

Pianist Neil Rutman gives a recital Sunday at 3:00 pm at the Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines, 275 Asturias Drive, Hot Springs Village, as part of the Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild Classic Series. His program includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Goldberg Variations”, Francis Poulenc’s “The Story of Babar the Little Elephant” and Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op.23, by Frederic Chopin. A welcome reception follows. Tickets cost $10; visit Call (501) 922-1333.

photo Mark Blaney’s “Crows Through a Glade” will be on view Friday at Justus Fine Art Gallery in Hot Springs, along with work by Memphis artist Matthew Hasty. (Special for the Democrat-Gazette) ART: Gallery of the spa town

Watercolors by Mark Blaney and Memphis artist Matthew Hasty’s Southern landscapes are on display, starting with a monthly Gallery Walk reception, Fridays 5-9 p.m. at Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827 A Central Ave., Hot Springs. The exhibition remains open until February 28, from 10:00 to 17:00, from Wednesday to Saturday and by appointment. Call (501) 321-2335 or visit

MOVIE: ‘Groundhog Day’

The movie Bill Murray-Andie MacDowell “Groundhog Day” turns 30 in theaters:

  • ◼️ Today at 7:00 PM at Cinemark Colonel Glenn and Movie Tavern in Little Rock, Cinemark Towne Center in Conway, Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville, Pinnacle Hills 12 in Rogers and Malco Fort Smith Cinema
  • ◼️ Monday at 4:00pm at Movie Tavern in Little Rock, Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville, Pinnacle Hills 12 in Rogers and Malco Fort Smith Cinema
  • ◼️ Monday at 4:00pm and 7:00pm at Cinemark Colonel Glenn in Little Rock and Cinemark Towne Center in Conway.

The screening will also include “a special look at the making of the film and its groundbreaking premise,” according to a press release. Find ticket information at

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