DANCING: Hubbard Street 2.

Silent Sunday supping

Some of Central Arkansas’s leading restaurants will be represented at the annual Silent Sunday, a benefit for the Arkansas School for the Deaf. The Nov. 13 event at the Statehouse Convention Center will also include live music and other fun.


Up to 30 members of the Central Arkansas Independent Restaurant Owners will be on hand, and food will be served from noon to 3 p.m. Bucksnort, a Fordyce-based cover band, will provide the music.

Tickets are $18 in advance (call 324-9523) or $20 at the door; children ages 6-12 are admitted for $5. More information is available at www.silentsunday.org.


Little Feather Film Festival

Films that focus on the lives, stories and histories of Native Americans and other indigenous people will be featured Saturday, Nov. 12, at the second annual Little Feather Film Festival, held at the Easy Street Cabaret Theatre at 307 W. Seventh St.


The films begin at 10 a.m. with the 25-minute “Columbus Didn’t Discover Us” and continue through 6:30 p.m., with the closing film “Two Spirit People.” Randi Romo will be the festival’s speaker. Other films scheduled include “Indian Country Diaries,” “Skirt Full of Butterflies,” “In Whose Honor” (followed by Romo’s talk at 4:57 p.m.) and “Dancing with Photons.”

Admission is a free but donations will be accepted. The event is co-sponsored by Center for Artistic Revolution. Call 952-3047 or 603-2138.

Dancers at UCA

Six dancers between the ages of 19 and 25 make up Hubbard Street 2, a contemporary dance group that will perform at Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 14-15. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. both nights, and adult tickets range from $17 to $25. Student tickets are $5. Call 501-450-3265 or 866-810-0012, or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds.


Hubbard Street 2 also will present a lecture-demonstration on the Reynolds stage at 11 a.m. Nov. 15. All tickets for the one-hour presentation are $5.

Since its inception in 1997, the Hubbard Street 2 company has become a training ground for young professional dancers and choreographers and a major component of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Education and Community Programs. Julie Nakagawa Böttcher is artistic director.

Mexican ensemble

The Mexican wind group Onix Ensamble México will perform for UALR’s “Artspree” series on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall on campus. The Onix quintet is credited with revitalizing the music scene in Mexico by performing contemporary works by Mexican and international composers that had not been introduced to the country before. The group will perform works from Gabriela Ortiz, Bela Bartok, Armando Luna and others.

Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets range from $17 to $20 for adults and $10 for non-UALR students (UALR students are admitted at no charge). Call 569-3288.

Books for all

Book lovers will find nearly every type of genre available at the Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries’ final book sale of 2005, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11-13, at the Main Library, 100 Rock St., and at the recently expanded River Market Books and Gifts in the Cox building.

Books in the Main Library basement will be priced at 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardbacks; the “gently read” books in River Market Books and Gifts will be 50 percent off the regular price.


FOCAL members are invited to attend a preview party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. FOCAL members also can take part in a sneak-peek sale from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12. FOCAL memberships will be available at the door. The sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Call 918-3033 or 918-3086, or visit www.cals.org.