Where to be this month

… when darling meets disturbing in Japanese artist Momoyo Torimitsu’s installation Somehow I Don’t Feel Comfortable, a commentary on what the artist deems Japan’s “cuteness syndrome,” at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. (

Twenty-six years in, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, this year’s lineup might just be the best one yet. Need convincing? Here are a few of the events we’ve got our eyes on (dates ad times TBD):

  • The world premiere of Laddie: The Man Behind the Movies by Amanda Ladd, presented by Oscar-nominated actress and honorary chair Kathleen Turner
  • A screening of 2005’s critically acclaimed Grizzly Man, presented by the director, Werner Herzog
  • The virtual reality lounge, where participants can take a seat, strap on a headset and experience a short film in full 360-degree perspective
  • A screening of AETN’s Dream Land: Little Rock’s West 9th Street by Gabe Mayhan
  • A screening of The Favored Strawberry by the University of Arkansas’ Larry Foley and Dale Carpenter



… by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s performance of The Magical Music of Harry Potter at Little Rock’s Robinson Center. Bonus points if you don your round glasses and lightning-bolt scar—dressing up is encouraged! (



… with your tots at Bentonville’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art during its new CB Babies program, which introduces kiddos 3 months to 24 months to the collection before letting them loose for some creative sensory playtime. (




… with best-selling author and humorist David Sedaris at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center. Trust us: He’s even funnier in person. (




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