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Goldfinger

Sean Connery. Gadgets galore. A killer theme song…Considered by many to be the best classic Bond film. Goldfinger is stockpiling gold reserves. Bond investigates and uncovers an audacious plan to commit the heist of the century.

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Reception for Higgins Bond

Come meet the artist, at this exhibit reception for Higgins Bond: A Survey of Paintings & Drawings. The exhibit runs through June 1, 2019.

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Young Frankenstein

Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, and Madeline Kahn star in Mel Brooks’ brilliantly outrageous riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story of Frankenstein. After inheriting his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) follows in his ancestor’s freaky footsteps as he sets out to reanimate a dead body in Brooks’ “funniest, most cohesive comedy to date.” (The New York Times).

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Anita Davis

Anita Davis, author of What’s Inside?: A Century of Women and Handbags, 1900–1999, is a native Arkansan and lifelong collector who loves outsider art, Gladys Knight, dream work, her two daughters, and learning about the mysteries of life. Her varied life experience includes owning a mail-order catalog called Pure and Simple in the 1980s and co-owning Vagabonds coffee house and vintage store in the 1990s. She has a talent for finding valuables (“They’re valuable to me!”) in unexpected places and has led the revitalization of Little Rock’s SoMa neighborhood,

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Elliot Ackerman & Charmaine Craig

Despite the dehumanization that goes hand in hand with war and the media coverage of conflict, moments of deep humanity can be glimpsed even in the most harrowing of circumstances. How do we ensure that those moments are not overlooked, and that our stories – even fictional ones – reflect the nuances of a historical moment? Join 2017 National Book Award Finalist Elliot Ackerman (Dark at the Crossing) and 2017 Longlister Charmaine Craig (Miss Burma) for a discussion on depicting conflict,

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Author! Author!

Toast the Arkansas Literary Festival authors at this fête featuring hors d’oeuvres and libations. Books will be available for purchase during the party geared for adults. Tickets are $25 in advance and $40 at the door.

Tickets at cals.org

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Peace & Prose

Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace, and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. Levi Agee, Mike Mueller, Sister Deborah Troillet, and author Mark Freeman, You Are Not a Rock, discuss texts that inspire a richer meditation practice.

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Book Clubs

Interested in joining a book club, learning about local clubs, learning about CALS book club kits, or seeking pointers for starting your own? The super-sized panel features representatives from five local clubs, Divas Leaving No Page Unturned; BookEnds; We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get Used to It, WELLS, and Word Virus.

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