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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published December 6, 2012 at 3:48 a.m.

— Art & Exhibits

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Great Escapes-Art by Animals of the Little Rock Zoo,” 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 664-0030. CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. “The Story Teller,” by John Deering, through Dec. 24. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, or by appointment. (501) 224-1335. FREE CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 509 Scott St. “Watercolors by Kuhl Brown,” through Dec. 17. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday. (501) 375-2342. FREE THEA FOUNDATION 401 Main St., North Little Rock. Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Juried Student Exhibition Monday-Dec. 21. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. Senior exhibitions: through Monday. M.A. Thesis Exhibition by Lauren Sukany, through Dec. 20. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 569-8977. FREE WILLIAM F. LAMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. “Norman Rockwell’s Home for the Holidays,” through Sunday. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 758-1720. FREE

AROUND ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY Bradbury Gallery, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Senior Exhibition, through Dec. 15. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (870) 972-2567. CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. Youth workshop: Glow Boxes, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, $45. Lecture: “Benjamin West’s Cupid and Psyche,” Cora Gilroy-Ware, 4 p.m. Monday, $10. “See the Light: The Luminist Tradition in American Art,” “Moshe Safdie: The Path to Crystal Bridges,” through Jan. 28. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday-Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. crystalbridges. org or (479) 418-5700. FREE EAST PROSPECT 545 E. Prospect St., Fayetteville. Exhibition II: Art for the Holidays, 5-8 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (479) 966-0930. FREE FORT SMITH MUSEUM OF HISTORY 320 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Christmas Open House 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: adults $5, ages 6-15 $2, ages 6 and under free. (479) 783-7841. UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS Baum Gallery, 201 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway. Juried Senior Exhibition through Friday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 450-5793. FREE

Letters

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

WORDSWORTH BOOKS 5920 R St. Book signings: Arkansas Pie: A Delicious Slice of the Natural State, Kat Robinson, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday; A Charles Portis Miscellany, Jay Jennings, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 15. (501) 663-9198.

AROUND ARKANSAS

READING 7 p.m. today, Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., Conway. Members of the University of Central Arkansas’ Arkansas Writers Workshop will read from their works. (501) 627-5615.

Music

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

THE NATURAL STATE BRASS BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT 6 p.m. Sunday, Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 Shackleford Road. (501) 217-8785. FREE SINGING FOR JOY 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St. Arkansas Chamber Singers concert. (501) 377-1121. FREE

AROUND ARKANSAS

EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. Memphis Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m. today, $35. (870) 633-4480. FALL DINNER CABARET 7 p.m. Monday, All Saints Episcopal Church, 501 S. Phoenix St., Russellville. Arkansas Tech University Music Theatre Workshop presentation. Tickets: $25. (479) 968-2452. FAYETTEVILLE JAZZ COLLECTIVE HOLIDAY CONCERT 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center, 150 NW Skyline Drive, Fayetteville. Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite. Tickets: $10. (479) 443-4531. LYON COLLEGE 2300 Highland Road, Batesville. Concert Chorale Christmas Concert 7:30 p.m. Friday. (870) 307-7242.. FREE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO 514 University Drive, Monticello. Christmas concert by the Symphonic Band 7:30 p.m. today. (870) 460-1060. FREE WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, $59-$79. Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, $28-$48. Wynonna’s Rockin’ Christmas, 7 p.m. Dec. 16, $50-$80. Jim Brickman: On a Winter’s NIght, 7 p.m. Dec. 17, $25-$45. (479) 443-5600.

Special Events

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

ART SHOW AND SALE 4-7 p.m. today, Maumelle Senior Wellness Center, 550 Edgewood Drive, No. 400, Maumelle. Tickets: $4, senior citizens $3, age 13-18 $2, 12 and younger free. (501) 851-4344. CAPITAL CHRISTMAS Capital Hotel. Teddy Bear Tea, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday; $30, children $20. Sundays with Santa, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 16, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 23. (501) 374-7474. HOLLY TROLLEY DAY 8:30 a.m.-midnight Saturday, downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. Free trolley rides, meet Santa at the River Market on Ice at 9 a.m., refreshments with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Trolley Barn 10 a.m.-3 p.m., live music noon-3 p.m. (501) 375-6717. NAREK ARUTYUNIAM 7:30 p.m. today, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 1000 N. Mississippi St., presented by the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock. Tickets: $25, students $10. (501) 661-0520. NOAH’S PUDDING FESTIVAL 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Raindrop Turkish House, 1501 Market St. Authentic Turkish food, coffee, and tea. (501) 223-2155. FREE PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road. Holiday Hayride 3-5 p.m. Saturday. $10, children 6-12 $5. Caroling in the Forest 7-9 p.m. Dec. 15, free. (501) 868-5806. SANDWICHING IN HISTORY TOURS noon Friday, Tower Building, 323 Center St. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program event. (501) 324-9880. FREE S.I.N.G. SEMINAR 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday, Statehouse Convention Center. Sound Inspirations Nurturing Goals. Cost: $59. Free session 6 p.m. Sunday. (214) 235-6999. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE 1200 President Clinton Ave., Lecture: Nguyen Quoc Cuong, ambassador of Vietnam to the United States, noon today. (501) 683-5200. FREE

AROUND ARKANSAS

CELEBRATION OF LIGHT 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, and Dec. 19, First United Presbyterian Church, 695 Calvin St., Fayetteville. Dinner, illuminated drivethrough Nativity scene. (501) 580-3762. FREE COMMITTEE AGAINST SPOUSAL ABUSE HALF MARATHON 8 a.m. Saturday, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 1200 N. University Drive, Pine Bluff. Also 5K and kids races. Registration: $55. (870) 540-4911. DAVIDSONVILLE HISTORIC STATE PARK 7953 U.S. 166 S., Pocahontas. Holiday crafts 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. $1 for basic craft, advanced craft $5. (870) 892-4708. EUREKA SPRINGS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL through Saturday, downtown Eureka Springs. Santa in the Park, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Living Windows, 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Christmas at the Crescent, through Friday. Sip & Shop, 4-6 p.m. Saturday. (479) 244-5074. FROZEN FEET 5K 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Conway High School, 2300 Prince St., Conway. Family-friendly race, costumes, pictures with Santa. Cost: $20. (501) 472-4068. GREENBRIER CHRISTMAS PARADE AND FESTIVITIES 5 p.m. today, various locations in Greenbrier. Chili cook-off, parade, caroling, tree lighting. (501) 472-7083. FREE HOLIDAY HOMECOMING 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Marvin Vinson Center, 1611 Oakland St., Clarksville. TCW Pro Wrestling event. Tickets: $15-$20, children 12 and under free. (501) 463-4227. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 6 p.m. Saturday, Quitman School, 6275 Heber Springs Road W., Quitman. Vendors, games. Benefits gifts for children. (501) 250-6386. FREE JACKSONPORT STATE PARK Newport. Christmas ornaments workshop 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, $5. Christmas stocking workshop 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 15, $5. Reservations required. (870) 523-2143.

KOKOCI CHAPTER OF THE ARKANSAS ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2475 N. Hatch Ave., Fayetteville. Jerry Hilliard will discuss “Recent Investigations of 1962 Excavations at Breckenridge Shelter.” (479) 575-3556. LAKE DARDANELLE STATE PARK Arkansas 7 off Interstate 40, Russellville. Winter at the Lake with refreshments, holiday crafts, educational programs, Dec. 15. (479) 967-5516. MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS AT MOUNT SEQUOYAH 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center, 150 NW Skyline Drive, Fayetteville. Alternative gift market featuring nonprofit organizations, food and live entertainment. (479) 443-4531. FREE MOUNTAIN HOME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS PARADE 6 p.m. Friday, downtown Mountain Home. (870) 425-5111. MRS. SANTA’S KITCHEN 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sequoyah United Methodist Church, 1910 Old Wire Road, Fayetteville. Homemade cookies, candy, breads and gifts. (479) 442-8677. NORTH POLE MELTDOWN 7:30 p.m. Monday, Thrills on Wheels Roller Skating Center and Arcade, 3579 Arkansas 367 S., Searcy. Central Arkansas Roller Derby and the White County Derby Dollz. Tickets: $8, with new toy for Searcy Children’s Home, $6. (501) 758-9269 or littlerockrollerderby.com. OZARKA TREES AND TIDINGS 5 p.m. Friday, Ozarka College, 218 College Drive, Melbourne. Pictures with Santa, games, holiday movie, gifts and snacks. (870) 386-2045. POWHATAN HISTORIC STATE PARK Arkansas 25, Powhatan. Open house, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (870) 878-6765. ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH SILVER TEA 1:30-3:30 p.m. today, Crescent Hotel, 75 Prospect St., Eureka Springs. Benefits Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Donations encouraged. (479) 253-8610. SWEET TREATS TOUR 1-6 p.m. Saturday, bed and breakfast inns in Eureka Springs. Tickets: $20. (479) 253-7853. YE OLDE YULETIDE FEASTE 6-10 p.m. Friday, Springdale High School, 101 S. Pleasant St., Springdale. Cost: $25. (479) 750-8784.

Theater

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

THE CHRISTMAS BOX 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, 2801 S. University Ave. Tickets: $15, UALR students free, other students $5. (501) 569-8993. CITY MOUSE, COUNTRY MOUSE, CHRISTMAS HOUSE through Dec. 16, Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Children’s Theatre production. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12. (501) 372-4000. THE OUTSIDERS 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Dec. 15, The Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester streets. Tickets: $16, ages 65 and older and students $12. (501) 374-3761. PAGANS ON BOBSLEDS XXI: CHRISTMAS IS COMING 8 p.m. Wednesday-Dec. 15, The Public Theatre, 616 Center St. A Red Octopus Production. Tickets: $10, senior citizens, military and students $8. For mature audiences. (501) 291-3896. PAJAMA TOPS through Dec. 31, Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road. Dinner: 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Showtimes: 7:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $29-$33; children 15 and under $20; show only $25; children 15 and under $15. murrysdinnerplayhouse.com or (501) 562-3131. WHITE CHRISTMAS through Dec. 30, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $30-$60. (501) 378-0445.

Weekend, Pages 31 on 12/06/2012

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