Palestine Film Festival

A diverse collection of short- and full-length films will be shown during the Palestine Film Festival April 15-16 on the University of Arkansas campus. Film festival organizers hope that the films will help raise awareness of the issues surrounding the conflict between Palestine and Israel and offer constructive and objective criticism. The filmmakers represent several nationalities including Israelis and Palestinians. A short talk and discussion will follow the film screening each night. The films will be shown from 6:30 to 10 p.m. nightly in Room 216 of the J.B. Hunt Building on the UA campus. The festival is free and there will be free food from Petra Café.

Springdale Slamfest


Most of the time when you read about a slamfest in the Free Weekly, you’re reading about

performance poets. But, hey, there’s another very different kind of slamfest and it’s happening Friday night. It’s a bit more physical than the poetry slams, but many say the performance value ranks right up there with any other kind of entert

ainment. We’re talking about pro wrestling.

In the ring will be Arkansas native Matt Riviera — of TV’s “Megan Wants A Millionaire” fame — who will be going head-to-head with Mr. Everybody Knows, Shawn Shultz. Also facing off will be Midnight Gold and Brian and Kip James, formerly the New Age Outlaws.

The match begins at 8 p.m. at the All Star Sports Arena, 1906 Cambridge St. in Springdale. Tickets are $10-$30.

Church and UFOs


Eureka Springs will be the site of two notable events this week.

Norris Church, wife of the late Norman Mailer, will be in town on Friday for a book signing at 7 p.m. at the New Delhi Café. Her latest novel, “A Ticket To The Circus” (Random House), was slated for release this week. This will be a repeat visit by the New York author, who came to The New Delhi a few years ago for a similar event. The event is free.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 22nd annual Ozark UFO Conference will be drawing the curious to the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. Speaking will be: Stephen Bassett, “Exopolitics, UFOlogy, Disclosure and the New World Order;” James Clarkson, “Finding June Crain: The Discovery of a Key Witness to the ongoing UFO cover-up;” Richard Dolan, “UFOs and the National Security State;” Debbie Kauble, “Intruders, 27 Years Later;” Linda Moulton Howe, “Telepathic Lights;” Jim Marrs, “What’s Next For UFOlogy?;” Bill Pitts, “Project Blue Book Remembered;” Nick Pope, “United Kingdom Ministry of Defense UFO Files;” and Jeff Wilson, “USA Crop Circles and the Return of the Thunderbirds.”

Cost for the three-day event, which includes a vendor show, is $50 in advance or $70 at the door. Single-day tickets are available at the door and are $25 for Friday, $40 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday. For advance tickets go to ozarkufo.com.

Music From Alaska And Italy


The Walton Arts Center is bringing in two musical acts of very different ilk this week. The Alaskan bluegrass quintet Bearfoot will play the Starlight Music Club — the WAC’s small theater — at 8 p.m. today and at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday. The group has been together since 1999 and keeps a busy touring calendar. In 2001, the band won the highly regarded Telluride Bluegrass Festival competition.

On Friday night in the large hall of the WAC, the Italian chamber orchestra, Interpreti Veneziani will perform an 8 p.m. show. The nine musicians will perform Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” with five violins, viola, cello, bass and harpsichord. The program will also include works by Bach, Händel and Boccherini. Tickets are $10-$33.

Photos and audio from Daniel Gold at Honest Tunes:


Bearfoot 4-6-2010 Honest Tunes Radio Webcast

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