Here are a few of the things going on in or a short distance from the county in the coming days.
1 See A Play: Time is running out to see the Fort Smith Little Theatre’s production of My Fair Lady. Remaining performances for the play are Thursday through Sunday. The FSLT is located at 401 North 6th Street. Prepare to be thoroughly entertained by the classic musical My Fair Lady. The show features direction by Valerie Valentine and music direction by George Mann. The performances will feature familiar songs like ‘I Could Have Danced All Night,’ ‘On the Street Where You Live,’ and ‘Get Me to the Church On Time.’ Based on the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady opened on Broadway in 1956 featuring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. The 1964 film adaptation starred Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. The film went on to win multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Harrison) and Best Director (George Cukor). A successful revival of the musical is currently playing on Broadway. Tickets are $15. Call 479-783-2966 (Extension 2), for reservations.
2 Trout Fishing In America: Multiple Grammy Award-nominated Trout Fishing in America will perform a concert at 1 p.m., Saturday. The show is a family friendly event that is part of the ongoing Fort Smith Bicentennial celebration, which pays tribute to the city’s past, present and future. The show is set for the Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St. “The Trout Fishing in America concert will be an hour-long event, which will give people time to go from the Convention Center to Pedergraft Park for a time capsule burial at 2:30 p.m. at Ross Pendergraft Park, 200 Garrison Ave.; and the Ice Cream Social at 3 p.m. at the Fort Smith Museum of History, 320 Rogers Ave. Comprised of singer-guitarist Ezra Idlet and singer-bassist Keith Grimwood, the northwest Arkansas-based Trout Fishing in America will perform a well-known blend of children’s music, pop and more.
3 Midget Wrestling: The Electric Cowboy, located at 6107 South 31st Street in Fort Smith will host Cincinnati, Ohio-based Micro Wrestling Federation matches from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday. The event is for those 21 and older. Here is what you can expect: two single matches — who are the toughest micro wrestlers; micro brawl — Body slams, suplexes, and punches to the face can take place anywhere in the venue; Micro Royal Rumble — all the Micro superstars enter the squared circle and stand tiny toe to tiny toe against one another in the main event; the belt is on the line and only one Micro wrestler will leave as champion. Following the show fans can stick around and socialize and get autographs with the Micro cast members. Tickets start at $15 and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/21-up-all-new-micro-wrestling-at-electric-cowboy-in-fort-smith-ar-tickets-47485100213?aff=efbeventtix