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StoneSoup_500x598The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre presents for a limited engagement this weekend a reinterpretation of the classic children’s story “Stone Soup.” In the traditional version, some hungry travelers alight in a village and basically trick the villagers into feeding them by contributing ingredients to their cooking pot, which contains nothing but water and a rock (hence “stone soup”). The Arts Center’s version is a little bit different; see for yourself Friday at 7 p.m. or Saturday or Sunday at 2 p.m. Canvas restaurant, located in the Arts Center, will be serving a special menu Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that features—you guessed it—stone soup. Tickets for the show are $10, or $8 for members. Visit www.arkarts.com or call (501) 372-4000 for tickets and more information.

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Also on Friday:

3rd Friday Art Night returns to Argenta from 5 to 8 p.m. Check out the works of local artists at 10 gallery spaces located in downtown North Little Rock. Show openings, special performances and artist receptions are all part of the program—along with free drinks and snacks at many stops. While you’re in the neighborhood, stop into a local restaurant and participate in North Little Rock Restaurant Month!

The Museum of Discovery is debuting a new exhibit—about itself. Did you know that MOD turns 90 years old this year? And that it was founded as the Museum of Natural History by a woman named Bernie Babcock? Arkansas’s oldest museum has come a long way in the past near-century, and it’s betting with this new exhibit that a lot of visitors have no idea exactly how far. The exhibit will feature pieces from the museum’s collection that reflect the many eras of the museum’s history, along with touchscreens that will allow visitors to delve more deeply into the stories behind the artifacts. MOD is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children ages 1-12, and free for infants and members. For more information, visit the museum’s website or call (501) 396-7050.

If you’re wondering why we haven’t yet mentioned that Don Henley is playing the newly renovated Robinson Center on Friday night, it’s because the show is sold out. That said, the Ticketmaster website allows you to sign up to receive an alert if any tickets miraculously become available.

On Saturday, the Outlets of Little Rock is offering up something different: “Coffee with a Cop,” according to the Outlets, is a unique opportunity for locals to meet with members of Little Rock law enforcement in an informal setting for questions and friendly discussion. The event takes place in the Food Pavilion from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; complimentary beverages (including coffee, obvs) and breakfast treats will be provided.