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This article was published November 29, 2012 at 3:05 a.m.

— Art & Exhibits

CENTRAL ARKANSAS ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Lecture: fiber artist Lia Cook, 6 p.m. Sunday. (501) 396-0345.

“Artists, Architects, and Community: The Public Art Equation,” a lecture by Jack Becker, 6 p.m. Tuesday, reception 5:30. “Toys Designed by Artists,” through Jan. 6. “Collectors Show & Sale,” Friday-Dec. 30. “Multiplicity” and “Fifty for Arkansas: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection,” through Jan. 6. “Foundation Collection,” “Masterworks” and “Paul Signac,” continuing. Museum School art classes and workshops for children and adults; call or visit website for schedule and costs. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. arkarts.com or (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE 601 Main St. Rotating exhibit by Arkansas artists, through Dec. 30.

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-curtain Tuesday-Friday, 1 p.m.-curtain Saturday-Sunday. (501) 378-0405.

FREEARKANSAS TREASURER’S OFFICE State Capitol, Room 220. Works by Amy Belk, Makenzie Jones and Marsha Zimmerman, through Friday.

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 682-1423. FREE THE ART GROUP 10840 Maumelle Blvd., Maumelle. Works by Lori Weeks, through Friday. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 680-9484. FREE THE ART LOFT 1525 Merrill Drive.

Works by Dan Thornhill, Kathy Sanders, Rosemary Parker and others. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

(501) 203-7653. FREE 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.

FREEHEARNE FINE ART 1001 Wright Ave., Suite C. “And the Band Played On,” through Saturday. “American Spring: A Cause for Justice,” through Friday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, by appointment Sunday. (501) 372-6822. FREE HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. Lecture: “The Maya: History, Culture and Myth,” by Kristin Mann, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. “Beyond the Expected: Norwood Creech, Paulette Palmer and Edward Wade Jr.,” through Feb. 3. “Jared Hogue: Mini Faces,” through Jan. 6. “Barbie: 1 The 11 /2-Inch American Icon,” through Jan. 6. “We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas,” “The Arkansas-Born Bowie Knife and Modern Bladesmithing,” interactive children’s exhibits, puppet theater and more, all continuing.

Hourly tours (except noon) 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Store hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m.

Sunday. Admission: $2.50, ages 65 and older $1.50, children 17 and under $1. (501) 324-9351.

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Still Life,” through Friday. “Religious Art,” through Dec.

  1. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006. FREE LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE 2125 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive.

American Spring: A Cause for Justice, handmade quilt exhibit, through Friday. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.

(501) 374-1957. FREEMARKET STREET CINEMA 1504 Merrill Drive. “Seasonal Studies: Transitions and Metamorphoses,” through Dec. 31. Hours: 1:30-10 p.m.

daily. (501) 766-1132. FREE MOSAIC TEMPLARS CULTURAL CENTER 501 W. Ninth St. Deep South, a documentary by Lisa Biagiotti, 6 p.m. today; panel discussion following. Holiday open house 2-5 p.m. Sunday. “A Voice Through the Viewfinder: Images of Arkansas’ Black Community by Ralph Armstrong,” through Jan. 5. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 683-3593. FREE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. Dollar Day, Saturday, $1. GPS Adventures, through April 1. Design Zone, through Sunday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission: $10, children 1-12 $8.

museumofdiscovery.org or (501) 396-7050.

OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 W. Markham St. Brown Bag Lecture: “The Spence Family and the Civil War in 1862,” noon-1 p.m. Dec. 6.

“Battle Colors of Arkansas,” through Feb. 1. “Things You Need to Hear: Memories of Growing Up in Arkansas From 1890 to 1980,” through Jan. 1, 2014. Permanent exhibits: “Arkansas’ First Ladies Gowns”; 1836 House of Representatives Chamber; “Pillars of Power,” history of the Old State House; “On the Stump: Arkansas Politics, 1819-1919”; “First Families of Arkansas”; “As Long as Life Shall Last: The Legacy of Arkansas Women.” Little Beginnings toddler program, 10:30 a.m. third Wednesday of the month. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

(501) 324-9685. FREE PAINT BOX GALLERY 705 Main St., North Little Rock. Photography by Cathy Kirkpatrick through Dec. 31.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 374-2848.

PATRICK HAYS SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER 401 W. Pershing Blvd., North Little Rock. “The Art of Music,” through Friday. (501) 837-1342. FREE THEA FOUNDATION 401 Main St., North Little Rock. “Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey,” Linda Palmer, through Friday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512. FREE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S.

University Ave. “Photographing the Landscape,” today. Senior exhibitions: Friday-Dec. 10. 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 Dec.

  1. 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, 201Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Senior Exhibition opening 5 p.m. Tuesday, continues through Dec. 15. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (870) 972-2567.

ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY Norman Hall Gallery of Art, 203 W. Q St., Russellville. Tech Juried Student Competitive, through Friday.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Monday-Friday. (479) 964-3237.

FREE ARTCHURCH STUDIO 301 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs. A Fete of Feat, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $30, couple $50. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. (501) 655-0836 or artchurch.org.

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. “Kevin Cole: Straight From the Soul,” through Saturday.

“Exploring the Frontier: Arkansas 1540-1840,” through March.

“Expressions From the Permanent Collection,” continuing. Education programs for adults and children; call for schedule and tuition. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Saturday. (870) 536-3375. FREE CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. Lecture: “Undressingthe Portrait: Aspiration, Attainment and Fantasy in American Colonial Painting,” 3 p.m. Sunday. Youth workshop: Glow Boxes, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 8, $45. Lecture: “Benjamin West’s Cupid and Psyche,” Cora Gilroy-Ware, 4 p.m. Dec. 10, $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 ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. “Wayside Watercolors,” Bill Branch, through Jan. 4. Hours: 10 a.m.-noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. (870) 633-4480.

FAIRFIELD BAY LIBRARY 369 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. Works by Ellen Kelly through January. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday;

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday.

(501) 884-6476. FREE RIVER VALLEY ARTS CENTER 1001 E. B St., Russellville. “Artists of the River Valley” through November.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.

(479) 968-2452. FREEROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. “Winter Wonderland” guided tours of 1895 Hawkins House through Dec. 31.

“To Cap It All Off,” through June 29. “Benton County Crime Stories,” through 2013. “More to See ... More to Do.” Exhibits on area history, hands-on area for children. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

rogersarkansas.com/museum or (479) 621-1154. FREE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO Glass Block Gallery, 514 University Drive, Monticello.

“Ants III,” by Aaron M. Calvert, through Dec. 31. Hours: 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday and noon-3 p.m. Friday. (870) 460-1338.

FREE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery, 1200 N. University Drive, Pine Bluff. “Made in America,” by Danny Campbell, through Jan. 31;

reception 6 p.m. today. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Open for groups Saturday and Sunday by appointment. (870) 575-8236.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS Baum Gallery, 201 S.

Donaghey Ave., Conway. Juried Senior Exhibition through Dec. 7.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m .-7p.m. Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

(501) 450-5793. FREE WALTON ARTS CENTER 405 W.

Dickson St., Fayetteville. “Twenty Years” and “My Folklore: The Art of Letitia Huckaby,” through January.

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and during performances. (479) 443-5600. FREE Film

CENTRAL ARKANSAS MARKET STREET CINEMA 1504 Merrill Drive. Classic Movie: The Bishop’s Wife, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, $5.

(501) 766-1132.

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Breckenridge Village Stadium 12, 1200 Breckenridge Drive. La Clemenza di Tito, 11:55 a.m. Saturday; Un Ballo in Maschera, 11:55 a.m. Dec. 8;

tickets: $24, ages 65 and older $22, children $18. (501) 224-0992 or fathomevents.com.

THE NUTCRACKER MARIINSKY BALLET 7:30 p.m. Monday, Breckenridge Village Stadium 12, 1200 Breckenridge Drive.

Tickets: $12.50. (501) 224-0992 or fathomevents.comSTAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - A CELEBRATION OF SEASON 7 p.m. today, Breckenridge Village Stadium 12, 1200 Breckenridge Drive. Tickets: $12.50. (501) 224-0992 or fathomevents.com.

TARANTINO XX 7 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 6, Breckenridge Village Stadium 12, 1200 Breckenridge Drive. Reservoir Dogs 20th anniversary, Tuesday. Pulp Fiction, Dec. 6. With screenings and special features.

Tickets: $12.50. (501) 224-0992 or fathomevents.com.

AROUND ARKANSAS THE MET: LIVE IN HD Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton;

Cinemark Towne Centre, 201 Skyline Drive, Conway. La Clemenza di Tito, 11:55 a.m. Saturday; Un Ballo in Maschera, 11:55 a.m. Dec. 8; tickets: $22, ages 65 and older $20, children $15. (501) 776-2282 (Benton), (501) 450-7558 (Conway). fathomevents.

com.

THE NUTCRACKER MARIINSKY BALLET 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton. Tickets: $11.50, seniors and students $10.50, child $9.50.

(501) 776-2282.

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - A CELEBRATION OF SEASON 7 p.m. today, 2 Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton;

Cinemark Towne Centre, 201 Skyline Drive, Conway. Tickets: $11.50, ages 65 and older $10.50, children $9.50.

(501) 776-2282 (Benton), (501) 450-7558 (Conway). fathomevents.com.

TARANTINO XX 7 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 6, Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton; Cinemark Towne Centre, 201 Skyline Drive, Conway. Reservoir Dogs 20th anniversary, Tuesday. Pulp Fiction, Dec. 6. With screenings and special features. Tickets: $11.50, ages 65 and older $10.50, children $9.50. (501) 776-2282 (Benton), (501) 450-7558 (Conway). fathomevents.com.

Letters

CENTRAL ARKANSAS BOOK SIGNING 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Wordsworth Books, 5920 R St. Mr.

Chairman: The Life and Legacy of Wilbur D. Mills, by Kay Goss. (501) 663-9198.

AROUND ARKANSAS READING 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St., Conway. Members of the University of Central Arkansas’ Arkansas WritersWorkshop will read from their works.

(501) 627-5615.

Music

CENTRAL ARKANSAS ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Mondays of the month, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 Rodney Parham Road. Irish traditional music session. arcelts.com or (501) 246-4340. FREE ARKANSAS CHAMBER SINGERS 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 3 p.m. Dec. 9, Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., “Singing for Joy,” holiday program.

(501) 377-1121. FREE BENEFIT CONCERT 7 p.m. Saturday, Fox & Hound, 2800 Lakewood Village Drive, North Little Rock. Se7en Sharp, Mayday by Midnight, Stella Luss, Jon Keniston. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tickets: advance $5, at the door $7. (501) 772-3459.

LITTLE ROCK WIND SYMPHONY 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. A Christmas Celebration.

Tickets: $10. (501) 666-0777. FREE RACKENSACK FOLKLORE SOCIETY 7 p.m. first Monday of every month, Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth andCommerce streets. Folk music concerts. (501) 765-1131. FREE TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION 2:30-5 p.m. first and third Sundays of the month, Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 Rodney Parham Road.

(501) 246-4340.. FREE TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA 8 p.m. Dec. 7, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Tickets: $43.50-$88.50.

(800) 745-3000.

AROUND ARKANSAS ARKANSAS CELTIC MUSIC SOCIETY 7-9 p.m. first and third Wednesday of the month, Something Brewing, 1156 Front St., Conway. Musicians welcome. arcelts.com or (501) 602-5508. FREE ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Madrigal Feaste, 6:15 p.m. through Friday, $35. ASU Community Ringers, 7:30 p.m. Monday, $6. Celtic Crossroads Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8; $20-$30, students and ages 65 and older $15-$23. (870) 972-2781.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITYMOUNTAIN HOME Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Holiday Show, 7 p.m. Friday, $35,students $17.50. (870) 508-6280.

CHERISH THE LADIES: A CELTIC CHRISTMAS 7:30 p.m. Saturday, El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W.

Eighth St., El Dorado. Christmas tunes with the South Arkansas Symphony.

(870) 862-0521.

EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. Memphis Symphony Orchestra, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, $35. (870) 633-4480.

FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Christian Science Society, College and 18th streets, Batesville. (870) 307-7242.

FREE HENDRIX COLLEGE 1600 Washington Ave., Conway.

Candlelight Carol Services, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, 4 p.m.

Sunday. (501) 450-1495.

HOLIDAY GATHERING OF FLUTE CIRCLES 5 p.m.

Saturday, Museum of Native American History, 202 SW O St., Bentonville. (479) 586-8302.

FREE HOT SPRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL CHORUS 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 228 Spring St., Hot Springs. “What Sweeter Music.”Tickets: $10, students $5. (501) 623-4763.

JASON GRAY 7 p.m. today, Crossgate Church, 3100 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Christmas Stories tour. With Kyle Thurman. Tickets: $10, bring new toy or game to donate. (501) 627-4552.

OUACHITA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY 410 Ouachita St., Arkadelphia. A Festival of Christmas, 7:30 p.m.

Friday-Saturday. (870) 245-5563.

STARDUST BIG BAND 3 p.m. Sunday, Arlington Resort Hotel, 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Admission: $8, students free. (501) 767-5482.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF, 1200 N. University Drive, Pine Bluff. Handel’s Messiah with The Vesper Choir, 3 p.m. Sunday, Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Building.

(870) 575-7001. FREE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. UCA Bear Marching Band Band Extravaganza, 7:30 p.m. today; $10, students $5. Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, free.

(501) 450-5764. Celtic Crossroads in A Celtic Christmas, 3 p.m. Dec. 9.

Tickets: $23-$40, children and UCA students $10. (501) 450-3265.

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W.

Dickson St., Fayetteville. Starrlight Jazz Club Series, Sean Jones Quartet;

7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, $26-$36.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, $59-$79.

(479) 443-5600.

Special Events

CENTRAL ARKANSAS ARKANSAS HISTORY COMMISSION BITS AND BITES noon Friday, Arkansas History Commission Conference Room, 1 Capitol Mall.

(501) 682-6900. FREE ART SHOW AND SALE 4-7 p.m.

Dec. 6, 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.

ARVEST ON ICE through Jan. 6, River Market Pavilion. Hours: 4-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $9 with skate rental, children age 4 and younger free with paid adult.

(501) 376-4781.

CAPITAL CHRISTMAS Capital Hotel.

Gingerbread Village unveiling, tree lighting, music, 5 p.m. Monday.

Teddy Bear Tea, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec.

8; $30, children $20. Sundays with Santa, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dec. 23. (501) 374-7474.

A CAPITOL EVENT 5-8 p.m. Saturday, The Little Rock Club, Fourth Street and Broadway. Dinner and silent auction benefit for Arkansas Chamber Singers. Tickets: $125. (501) 377-1121.

FESTIVAL OF GIVING 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, River Market. Radio Disney event with music, entertainment, donations of toys, food and clothes.

(501) 663-3300. FREE A FESTIVAL OF TREES AND CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE 3-7 p.m.

Saturday, Harper Alexander House, 18 Olen Lane, North Little Rock. Benefits His Kaleidoscope Ministry. Themed tree displays, tours. Donations: $1 per vote for favorite tree. (501) 920-8266.

JACKSONVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE 1 p.m. Saturday, Main Street, Jacksonville. (501) 982-4316.

FREE NAREK ARUTYUNIAN 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 6, 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.

SCHOLARSHIP GALA 8 p.m. Friday, Pine Bluff Convention Center, Pine Bluff. Pine Bluff Black Firefighters Association. Tickets: $15 advance, at the door $20, table $120. (870) 718-6079.

TALES FROM THE SOUTH 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Starving Artist Cafe, 411 Main St., North Little Rock. Writer, actor and director Mark Landon Smith. Dinner and drinks served 5-6:30. Tickets: $7.50 plus cost of dinner and drinks. (501) 772-7602 or talesfromthesouth.com.

TIE ONE ON 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6, Pavilion in the Park, 8201 Cantrell Road.

Benefit for Our House; silent and live auction, music, food. Cocktail attire encouraged. Tickets: $55. (501) 374-7383.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE Sturgis Hall, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Lectures: “Preventing Bullying and Cyber-Bullying,” Tina Meier, 6 p.m. today. (501) 683-5239.

AROUND ARKANSAS ARBORISTS AND TREE CARE WORKSHOP 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec.

6, City Hall, 203 Commerce St., Russellville. Registration: $40 by Friday. (888) 339-8733.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITYBEEBE 610 N. Pecan St., Beebe.

Yuletide Madrigal Feaste 7 p.m. today and Saturday; $20, reservations required. (501) 882-8951.

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITYMOUNTAIN HOME Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home.

Jingle on the Green with music, snacks, Santa, 6-8 p.m. Monday.

(870) 508-6105.

BETHLEHEM HOUSE HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES The Village at Hendrix, Conway. Tours: 6-8 p.m. Friday, $30;

1-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, advance $10, at the door $15. (501) 205-0905.

BREAKFAST WITH MRS. CLAUS 9 a.m. Saturday, Arkansas State University-Newport, 7648 Victory Blvd., Newport. For children ages 4-8.

Reservations required. (870) 512-7704. FREE CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 6 p.m.

today, Overstreet Hall, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University Road, Magnolia. Music, light displays, vendors. Showings of It’s a Wonderful Life, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Dinner, 6:30-8 p.m., $7.50, children 6-12 $3.75.

(870) 235-4028.

CHRISTMAS PARADE 6:30 p.m.

Monday, downtown Hot Springs.

(501) 318-2222. FREEDUCK DUCK GOOSE SALE 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday, Greenbrier Events Center, 5 Louise Lane, Greenbrier. (501) 804-6762.

EUREKA SPRINGS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Friday-Dec. 8, downtown Eureka Springs. Parade, 6 p.m. Friday. Santa in the Park, 2-4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 8. Christmas Tour of Homes, Saturday. Living Windows, 4-6 p.m.

Saturday and Dec. 8. Christmas at the Crescent, Sunday-Dec. 7. Sip & Shop, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 8. (479) 244-5074.

FOUNDERS’ DAY CELEBRATION 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. James United Methodist Church, Pine Bluff. Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. (870) 413- 9750.

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Holiday Lights, 5-9 p.m. daily through Dec.

31; $10, children 6-12 $5. (501) 262-9300.

GREENBRIER CHRISTMAS PARADE AND FESTIVITIES 5 p.m. Dec. 6, various locations in Greenbrier.

Chili cook-off, parade, caroling, tree lighting. (501) 472-7083. FREE HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA 20201 E. Arkansas 12, Rogers.

Beaver Lake Eagle watch tours, 3 p.m. throughout November; registration and pre-payment required; $10, children 6-12 $5, younger than 6 free.

Mother Nature readings for children, 10:30 a.m. every second Saturday and third Wednesday of the month.

Hikes, nature programs. (479) 789-5000.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE PLAYERS 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Ouachita Building, Woodlands Auditorium, DeSoto Boulevard, Hot Springs Village. Monthly meeting, skits, programs. Membership: $5.

(501) 922-9482 or (501) 922-6070.

LAKE OUACHITA STATE PARK 5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine. Eagle Watch Barge Tours, 2 p.m. Saturdays through February;

$9, children 6-12 $5, reservations required. (501) 767-9366.

THE LITTLE CRAFT SHOW 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. (501) 529-0636.

LYON COLLEGE 2300 Highland Road, Batesville. “My Heart is an Idiot: Found Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour,” 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. (870) 307-7242. FREE MOUNTAIN HOME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS PARADE 6 p.m. Dec. 7, downtown Mountain Home. (870) 425-5111.

POTPOURRI: ON STAGE Friday-Saturday, Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff.

Preview Party with hors d’oeuvres, wine pull and music, 7-10 p.m. Friday, $60. Potpourri with auctions and dinner, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, $100.

Tickets for both: $150. (870) 536-3375.

POWHATAN HISTORIC STATE PARK Arkansas 25, Powhatan. Open house, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8. (870) 878-6765.

ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH SILVER TEA 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dec.

6, Crescent Hotel, 75 Prospect St., Eureka Springs. Benefits Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Donations encouraged. (479) 253-8610.

SPRINGDALE GEM FAIRE noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Holiday Inn and Convention Center, 1500 S. 48th St., Springdale. Cost: $3 weekend pass. (503) 252-8300 or gemfaire.

com.

STARLIGHT GALA 6:30 p.m. Monday, The Center at Bishop Park, Bryant.

Benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant. Tickets: $50, table for eight $350. (501) 943-0056.

WINTER DREAMS TOUR OF HOMES 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, homes in Benton and Washington counties, hosted by Junior League of Northwest Arkansas. Tickets: $20. (479) 751-7054 or juniorleaguenwa.org.

Theater

CENTRAL ARKANSAS THE CHRISTMAS BOX 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Dec. 9. 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.

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE 10 a.m.

and 7:30 p.m. today, Robinson Center Music Hall. Tickets: $25-$67.50. (501) 244-8800 or (800) 982-2787.

A FERTILE HOLIDAY 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Jan. 12, The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. The Main Thing comedy trio production.

Tickets: $20. (501) 372-0210.

A 1940’S RADIO CHRISTMAS CAROL 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday;

2 p.m. Sunday, Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Presented by The Community Theatre of Little Rock.

Tickets: $16, military, students, and over 65 $14. Age 6 and younger free.

(501) 410-2283.

THE NUTCRACKER 7:30 p.m. Dec.

7-8, 2 p.m. Dec. 9, Robinson Center Music Hall, Markham Street and Broadway. Ballet Arkansas and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets: $20-$45. (501) 666-1761.

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.

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.

SPECTACULAR EXPLODING CHRISTMAS 10:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8, Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Tickets: $8. R-rated holiday-themed works.

(347) 450-8242.

AROUND ARKANSAS ALL IS CALM 7 p.m. today, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets: $10-$25. (479) 443-5600.

ANNIE 7 p.m. Dec. 6-8 and 13-15, 2p.m. Dec. 9 and 16, Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Tickets: $12, senior citizens $10, students $5.

(501) 315-5483.

CHRISTMAS BELLES 7:30 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Ouachita Little Theatre, 610 Mena St., Mena. Tickets: $8, senior citizens and students $5. Dinner and show tickets $15, dinner at Branding Iron Restaurant. (479) 243-0812.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL 6:30 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 6-8, 13-15.

Center on the Square Dinner Theater, 219 Arch St., Searcy. Tickets: $27, senior citizens and students $24, show only $12. (501) 368-0111.

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL 7 p.m.

Tuesday-Dec. 6, 8 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 2 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Walton Arts Center, 405 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets: $49-$73.

(479) 443-5600.

FESTIVAL OF ONE ACT PLAYS 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Dec. 6, Bridges/Larson Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. (501) 450-3265. FREEPERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT Dec. 6-30, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. TheatreSquared production. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15-$29. (479) 443-5600.

SPEED THE PLOW 8 p.m. today-Saturday, The Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle Drive, Conway. Adult language and subject matter. Tickets: $10. (501) 428-0475 or conwayarts.

org.

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS 3 p.m. Saturday, East Arkansas Community College, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. Tickets: $12. (870) 633-4480.

Clubs

CENTRAL ARKANSAS THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Bruce Cochran wine tasting, 5:30-7 p.m. today, $10.

Lucious Spiller Band, Friday, $7.

Karaoke with Larry the Table Guy,Thursdays. Vieux Carre Jazz Brunch with Ted Ludwig and Friends, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Jazz @ The Afterthought, Mondays, free unless otherwise indicated. Carl Mouton, Tuesdays, free. Open Mike Acoustic Showcase, Wednesdays, free. Shows at 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. afterthoughtbar.com or (501) 663-1196.

CAJUN’S WHARF 2400 Cantrell Road. Ashley McBride, Adrenaline, today. Some Guy Named Robb, Shannon Boshears, Friday. Ben & Doug, Jet 420, Saturday. Brian & Nick, Wednesday. Happy hour bands start at 5:30 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 6 p.m. Thursdays, headline bands at 8:30 or 9 Friday-Tuesday, 9:30 Thursdays. Cover: $5 after 8:30 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday; free Monday-Wednesday. (501) 375-5351.

DOWNTOWN MUSIC HALL AND RECORDS 215 W. Capitol Ave.

Horizons, Lions Lions, City Lights, 7 p.m. Friday; advance $10, at the door $12. Ben Coulter & Keyla Reed, 6 p.m. Saturday; advance $12, at the door $15. Affiance, 7 p.m. Wednesday; advance $8, at the door $10. (501) 376-1819.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Open Mike Nite, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Ladies Night, Thursdays, free for women. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays unless otherwise indicated. Cover charge: Wednesday-Thursday $7, Friday-Saturday $10 unless otherwise indicated. loonybincomedy.com or (501) 228-5555.

THE REV ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. Taddy Porter, 9 p.m.

today. Set the Controls: The Pink Floyd Experience, 9 p.m. Friday;

advance $10, day of show $12. Paul Thorn, Rob Baird, 9 p.m. Saturday;

advance $15, day of show $20. (501) 823-0090.

STICKYZ ROCK ’N’ ROLL CHICKEN SHACK 107 River Market Ave. Super Water Sympathy, Free Micah, Whale Fire, 9:30 p.m. today, $5. Kopecky Family Band, 9 p.m. Friday, $6. Four on the Floor, Motortrain, 9 p.m.

Saturday, $5. War Chief, 9 p.m.

Sunday. Jon Dee Graham, Mike June, 8 p.m. Monday; advance $10, day of show $15. Yellow Red Sparks, 9 p.m. Tuesday, $5. Land of Mines, Pose No Threat, 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Touch: Grateful Dead Tribute, 8 p.m.

Mondays, $5. (501) 372-7707.

WEST END SMOKEHOUSE AND TAVERN 215 N. Shackleford Road. 7 Toed Pete, Friday. (501) 224-7665.

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