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VOV 2020

VOV 2020 Opening Reception – Sonic Youth Rockumentary Double Feature

Low Key Arts and Superior Bathhouse Brewery welcome an international lineup of musicians to the 16th annual Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival taking place at Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor Street in Hot Springs. In addition to a stellar lineup of fresh talent (140+ musicians) from across North America and beyond, the festival this year features some exciting events outside of the shows at Low Key Arts, including workshops and film screenings. Fans of iconic punk rock and musical gadgetry, in particular, are in for some treats!

Partnering with the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute, on Wednesday, March 19, Low Key Arts will present the VOV 2020 opening reception – featuring an incredible musical film double-feature, both of which are Arkansas premieres! Desolation Center (featuring live performances by Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Redd Kross, and featuring Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction) will screen at 7:00 PM, followed by Sonic Youth: 30 Years of Daydream Nation, a new film from director Lance Bangs, at 8:45 PM.

Immediately following the screenings will be a Q & A with SONIC YOUTH drummer, STEVE SHELLEY, and Desolation Center director, STUART SWEZEY. In a first for the festival, the opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 19 at the Pocket Community Theater at 170 Ravine Street. Tickets are available for $12 HERE.

Valley of the Vapors workshop series this year features a rare Arkansas appearance from legendary punk icon, Keith Morris, a founding member of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and his current project, OFF! Keith will read from his book, My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor at Kollective Coffee and Tea (110 Central Ave.) on Saturday, March 21 at 4:00. This event is free but registration is required. Please see valleyofthevapors.com

Low Key Arts and Mid America Science Museum welcome guitarist and musical innovator, Bobby Bray, of San Diego’s The Locust who will lead a free workshop on Do-It-Yourself Virtual Audio Effects Using Pure Data freeware on Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 at ASMSA. Matt Shea, founder of College Station, TX -based Idiot Box Pedals will lead a free workshop on Do-It-Yourself Analog Guitar Pedal building on Saturday, March 21 at noon at Low Key Arts. These events are free but registration is required. Please see valleyofthevapors.com

VOV will also feature surprise shows each day as well as the annual painting auction which serves as a major fundraiser for Low Key Arts.
Tickets for Valley of the Vapors 2020 are on sale now at Prekindle.com and are also available at the door each day of the event. Daily passes are $10, and a 4-day festival pass is $35. For more information please see valleyofthevapors.com

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10th Annual Spa City Sweethearts Burlesque Revue!

Friday February 14 & Saturday February 15
Arkansas’ largest and longest running burlesque show, The Spa City Sweethearts, is back Valentine’s Day weekend 2020, with a show unlike any other! Don’t miss some of the best burlesque and variety performances Arkansas (and beyond) has to offer!

Featured Hosts:

  • Gentleman Jack Hammer
  • Ace Wildman
  • Tipsy Tart

With performances by:

Astra L’amour, Bang Bang Bloom, Bri Rose, Beatnik Betty, Caerdwyn Adel, Cheetah Nautràle, Count Rosé, Crystal Glass, Doll Eyes, Eva Greenway, Ginger Rose, Ivy St. Germain, Jezabelle Jaxxx, Karma Couture, Kevin Honey, Lana Violette, Love Lee, Maxie Fauna, Minerva Minx, Mischief Managed, Moxie Cyanide, Myra Mains, Opal Sassafras , Penny Slayne, Pepper Darling, Rosa Lee Bloom, Schweeeeet Tea, Sukie Pearl, Sylvia Stems, Tease Supreme, The Siam Fox, Vesper Rose, Violet D’Vine, Zelda Zietgiest and MORE!!!!

 

Must be 18 years of age or older. Handicapped accessible.
Buy your tickets for each day by following the links below. This event will sell out!

Friday February 14 tickets: https://www.prekindle.com/event/18843-10th-annual-spa-city-sweethearts-burlesque-revue-hot-springs
Friday February 14 reserved VIP table for 4 persons: https://www.prekindle.com/event/39916–hot-springs
Saturday February 15 tickets: https://www.prekindle.com/event/22312-10th-annual-spa-city-sweethearts-burlesque-revue-hot-springs
Saturday February 15 reserved VIP table for 4 persons: https://www.prekindle.com/event/88833–hot-springs

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Shorts on Tap

Low Key Arts presents an encore afternoon screening of selected highlights from Arkansas Shorts 2020! This event is free and all ages are welcome. Films begin at 2:30 followed by a Q&A with filmmakers in attendance.

Where: The Trough (formerly Core Public House) 833 Central Ave.

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Arkansas Shorts Presented by Low Key Arts

Arkansas Shorts: A Night of Short Film

Low Key Arts joins with sponsors TLI Print and SQZBX Pizza and Brewery in presenting the twelfth annual Arkansas Shorts: A Night of Short Film festival on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the historic Malco Theatre (817 Central Avenue) in downtown Hot Springs. The opening reception begins at 4:00 pm and will once again include complimentary social media portraits from exceptional photographer, Thomas Petillo, as well as theater concessions and cash bar.

Directed as it has been in recent memory by internationally acclaimed Hot Springs filmmaker Jen Gerber (on loan from HSDFF), Arkansas Shorts is the only festival of its kind in the state and showcases emerging talent from far and wide. It’s also a great way to celebrate a new year, Hot Springs style!

Similar to previous years, the festival features three blocks of short films presented over the course of the evening: an International block containing a grab bag of subjects from around the world; a North American block featuring high-profile, award-winning work from around the US and Canada; and, of course, the juried selection of Arkansas-made short films, including those produced in this year’s Inception to Projection filmmaking program, right here in Hot Springs. $20 Festival Pass tickets good for all 3 blocks and entry to a SQZBX after party are on sale now from Prekindle.com and can be found by simply going there and searching for “Arkansas Shorts”. Individual screening tickets ($10 each) will be made available in mid-December. For more info please email lowkeyarts@lowkeyarts.org

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Low Key Arts presents the 8th annual Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival

Low Key Arts presents the 8th annual Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival, taking place Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Headlining the festival Friday night are LARKIN POE (Nashville, TN), supported by J.D. WILKES (Nashville, TN, of Legendary Shack Shakers fame), BAS CLAS (Lafayette, LA rabble-rousers), BRIAN MARTIN (of local favorites Sad Daddy), and Fayetteville’s MODELING (formerly Move Orchestra).

Saturday features headliners BRONCHO (Tulsa, OK) a pair of international groups, including LOLA MARSH (Tel Aviv, Israel) and SEA MOYA (Germany, by way of Canada), and support from MILES FRANCISRAH HOWARDTHE VIOLET ULTRAS, and SPA CITY YOUNGBLOODS.

As always, Hot Water Hills takes place in downtown Hot Springs at Hill Wheatley Plaza (629 Central Ave.).

The event is family-friendly and all ages are welcome.

Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival 2018 features artists, vendors, craft demos and workshops, kids activities, food trucks, beer and wine sales, and a handful of “art cars” traveling to Arkansas just for the occasion.

Gates open at 4:00pm on Friday and 12:00 noon on Saturday.

Tickets are $15 per day. A specially-priced weekend pass will be available at the gate on Friday.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please see www.hotwaterhills.com

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ISLANDS IN THE STEAM

ISLANDS IN THE STEAM is a Low Key Arts LUAU DANCE PARTY! Proceeds benefit our friends in Foul Play Cabaret as they head to Las Vegas!

They’ll be on hand to host and pose for photos, there’ll be all sorts of island tunes spun by your favorite KUHS deejays (Courier, MABS, Brent, James, Kate, and Sonny!) hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a LIMBO CONTEST, prizes for best dressed man and woman, and FREE souvenir photos (posted online) by Robbie Brindley! We’ll even have free Hawaiian leis!

18 and up only, please.

$10 at the door.

FOLK members enter free.

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Experiencing the Inner Ear as Kinetic Sculpture

Experiencing the Inner Ear as Kinetic Sculpture

04/08/2018
1:00 PM
Free (Donations Encouraged)

We welcome you to explore and discuss with us the experience of listening inspired by our daily sonic environments. These exercises are inspired by sonic meditations created by Pauline Oliveros and her Deep Listening Institute. This involves active and attentive use of the voice, and auditory senses within a group setting. Artists from all fields of discipline will benefit from this holistic practice. Group sound interactions will be recorded with the intention of using them on an upcoming Loud Sun album.