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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published December 12, 2013 at 3:12 a.m.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Art & Exhibits

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Collectors Show and Sale, through Jan. 5. “Mark Rothko in the 1940s: The Decisive Decade,” “Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits From the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr.” and “Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge,” through Feb. 9. “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. arkansasartscenter.org or (501) 372-4000.

ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE 601 Main St. Rotating art exhibit, through Dec. 29. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m.-curtain Tuesday-Friday, 1 p.m.-curtain Saturday-Sunday. (501) 378-0405.

THE ART GROUP GALLERY 11525 Cantrell Road. Holiday art sale, works by Ron Almond, Matt Coburn, Ned Perme, Ann Presley, Louise Harris, through Dec. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. (501) 690-2193.

BOSWELL MOUROT FINE ART 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Getting Festive: The Artists of Boswell Mourot Fine Art,” through Jan. 4. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (501) 664-0030.

BUTLER CENTER FOR ARKANSAS STUDIES 401 President Clinton Ave. “Arkansas Women to Watch 2013,” Friday-Feb. 22. Korean War resources, through Dec. 31. “Reflections in Pastel,” national juried exhibition; “Native Arkansas,” through Feb. 22. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 320-5792.

CANTRELL GALLERY 8206 Cantrell Road. “Bill Lewis — Retrospective — 1932-2012,” through Dec. 31. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, or by appointment. (501) 224-1335.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 509 Scott St. “Dream Weavers,” works by Susan Marson, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday. (501) 375-2342.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $7; retired military, college students and ages 62 and over $5; children 6-17 $3; active military and children under 6 free. (501) 374-4242.

ESSE PURSE MUSEUM 1510 S. Main St. “What’s Inside: A History of Women and Handbags, 1900-1999,” continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission: $10; military, 5-18 or 60 and older $8; under 5 free. (501) 916-9022.

ESTHER DEWITT NIXON LIBRARY 703 W. Main St., Jacksonville. “Prehistory of the Jacksonville Area,” continuing. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. (501) 457-5038.

GALLERY 26 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1. Holiday Art Show, through Jan. 11. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 664-8996.

HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 E. Third St. “Reflections From the Monday Studio,” through May 5. “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 over $1.50, children 17 and under $1. (501) 324-9351.

L&L BECK ART GALLERY 5705 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Religious Art,” through Dec. 31. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (501) 660-4006.

MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 503 E. Ninth St. Holiday Music at the Arsenal Concert by Margaret Wyatt Piano and Vocal Studio, 2 p.m. Sunday. “First Call: American Posters of World War I,” through Nov. 30, 2014. “Undaunted Courage, Proven Loyalty: Japanese-American Soldiers in World War II,” through February. “By the President in the Name of Congress,” “From Turbulence to Tranquility: The Little Rock Arsenal,” “The Sun Never Sets on the Mighty Jeep,” “War and Remembrance: The 1911 United Confederate Veterans Reunion,” “Through the Camera’s Eye: The Allison Collection of World War II Photographs,” continuing. Alger Cadet Gun exhibit, continuing. Ongoing exhibits depict Arkansas’ military heritage. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (501) 376-4602.

MARKET STREET CINEMA 1521 Merrill Drive. “Dreams and Visions — Restoring Today and Hope for Tomorrow,” through Feb. 28. Hours: 1:30-10 p.m. daily. (501) 766-1132.

MID-SOUTHERN WATERCOLORISTS 7-9 p.m. third Wednesday of each month, September-June, Arkansas Arts Center, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Visitors welcome. midsouthernwatercolorists. com or (501) 941-0430.

MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY 500 President Clinton Ave. “Robots + Us,” through Jan. 26. 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. “Lights! Camera! Arkansas!” a celebration of Arkansas’ role in Hollywood, through March 1, 2015. “Things You Need to Hear: Memories of Growing Up in Arkansas From 1890 to 1980,” through Jan. 1. 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.

THE SHOWROOM 2313 Cantrell Road. “Scenes of Summer,” artists include Cathy Burge, Jim Cheadle, Wayne Fowler, Jan Gartrell, Steve Griffi th, Gino Hollander, Sandy Hubler, Ron Logan, Vivian Noe, Tom Tull and Catron Williams, continuing. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 372-7373.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK APPLIED DESIGN University Plaza, 5820 Asher Ave. Open Studio and Holiday Sale, 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. (501) 569-3182.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. Gallery II: The Abstraction of Toys, through Dec. 20; reception 5-7 p.m. Friday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. (501) 569-8977.

AROUND ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 320 University Loop West Circle, Jonesboro. “Shaping Our World,” interactive exhibit on nature and the Earth, through Feb. 16. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. (870) 972-2074.

ART GALLERY AND STUDIO OF FAIRFIELD BAY 120 Village Place, Suite 1, Fairfield Bay. Works by Charlotte Rierson, Robbie Miller, Van Swink and Karen Gehl. Demonstrations 1-3 p.m. daily. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 680-2740.

THE ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FOR SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. “Danny Campbell: RE Reclaimed Repurposed Redefined,” through Dec. 31. Design Zone, through Saturday. “The Irene Rosenzweig Annual Juried Exhibition,” through Dec. 30. Wood-fired ceramics by Joe Bruhin, through Feb. 20. “Expressions From the Permanent Collection,” continuing. Education and art 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.

CHRISTMAS SNOW VILLAGE AND TRAINS DISPLAY through Dec. 21, Carnegie Public Library Annex, 192 Spring St., Eureka Springs. Hours: 5-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, 5-7 p.m. Monday-Dec. 19. Admission: $5, children $2. (479) 253-9417.

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM 930 Clinton Drive, Fayetteville. “Clinton Meets Kennedy,” continuing. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission $8. (479) 444-0066.

CONWAY ART GALLERY 1100 Bob Courtway Drive, Conway. Holiday classes for children 8-13, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Dec. 28, $10 per class. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. (501) 205-1922.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. “The Artists’ Eye: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection,” through Feb. 3; tickets: members and ages 18 and younger free, nonmembers $5. “This Land: Picturing a Changing America in the 1930s and 1940s,” through Jan. 6. 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.

DONALD W. REYNOLDS BAXTER COUNTY LIBRARY 300 Library Hill, Mountain Home. “Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference,” through Friday. Hours: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (870) 580-0979.

FAIRFIELD BAY LIBRARY 369 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. Works by Sandra Marson, through January. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. (501) 884-6476.

FINE ARTS CENTER OF HOT SPRINGS 626 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Works from Hanamaki, Japan, and Hot Springs, through Saturday. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Saturday. (501) 624-0489.

FORT SMITH REGIONAL ART MUSEUM 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. “RE:history,” recent work of James Volkert, through Feb. 16. “Winslow Homer and the American Pictorial Press in America,” through Jan. 5; lecture: “Winslow Homer,” by Henry Rinne, 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Drop in and Draw, noon-4 p.m. each Thursday; live models and studio space provided, bring materials. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8, students and senior citizens $6. (479) 784-2787.

GALLERY 307 307 S. Commerce Ave. Russellville. “Moments of Clarity,” works by Daniel Freeman, through Dec. 31. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. (479) 223-7352.

JUSTUS FINE ART GALLERY 827-A Central Ave., Hot Springs. New work by Kari Albright, Steve Griffi th, Robyn Horn, Dolores Justus, Vivian Noe, Rebecca Thompson and Dan Thornhill, through Dec. 31. Opening receptions 5-9 p.m. first Friday each month. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and by appointment. (501) 321-2335.

NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS ART GALLERY Our Towne Conference and Visitors Center, 110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay. Works by 32 artists, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 680-2740.

OZARK HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER U.S. 65, Clinton. “Critters,” through Jan. 13; paintings and drawings of animals and birds. Hours: 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily. (501) 745-6615.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 322 S. Second St., Rogers. “Art From the Earth: A Pottery Exhibit,” through Feb. 22. “Benton County Crime Stories,” through 2013. 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.

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. “Linking the Past to the Present,” through Jan. 25. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and during performances. (479) 443-5600.

Dance

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Art of Motion: Tango, with instruction by local and national teachers, 7 p.m. today. Cost: $10. (501) 372-4000.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 1 DANCES 315 E. Capitol Ave. 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Band music, 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7. (501) 372-2608.

ARKANSAS SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY every Monday, Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Beginners class, 7-8 p.m. Intermediate and advanced class, 8-9 p.m. No partner or experience required. Cost: $5 per night. (501) 821-4746.

BESS CHISUM STEPHENS COMMUNITY CENTER 12th and Cleveland streets. Little Rock Country Dancers, 7-9 p.m. first, second and third Sundays; lessons 6-7 p.m.; $5; (501) 821-9353. Ballroom, Latin and Swing Social Dance Association, 7-11 p.m. first, second and fourth Fridays; free dance lessons with admission, 7-8 p.m.; members $10, guests $13; blsdance.org, (501) 221-7568. Little Rock Bop Club, 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday; beginning swing-dance lessons (free with admission), 7-8 p.m.; members $4, guests $7; littlerockbopclub.com or (501) 350-4712. Square Dance, 2-4 p.m. every Thursday, $4. (501) 490-1197.

COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. every fi rst, third and fi fth Friday of the month. Admission: society members $4, nonmembers $5. All ages, no experience needed. (501) 603-5305.

LET’S DANCE STUDIO Tanglewood Center, 7509 Cantrell Road. Ballroom dance, 7-10 p.m. second Saturday of the month, $12, first visit $5. Latin and swing dance, lesson 7 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m. third and fifth Fridays, $13. Group classes, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, $10. (501) 663-7724.

THE NUTCRACKER 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Robinson Center Music Hall, Seven Statehouse Plaza. Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $20-$52. (501) 666-1761.

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS 6200 Aerie St. Line dancing 6 p.m.; Warren Crow and the Classics 7 p.m. Saturdays, $6. (501) 837-6766 or (501) 944-7194.

TANGO NIGHT 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chi’s Asian Cafe, 3421 Old Cantrell Road. Basic Argentine Tango instruction, followed by dancing. (501) 837-0509.

AROUND ARKANSAS

COMMUNITY DANCE first and third Fridays of the month, Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Ave., Hot Springs. Lessons, 7 p.m. Dancing, 8 p.m. (501) 617-6042.

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE MERRY MIXERS 7 p.m. every first and third Saturday of the month, Coronado Center, Hot Springs Village. Christmas party with the Fab 3; bring hors d’oeuvres. First Saturday $7.50, second Saturday $10. (501) 915-8111.

SPA CITY BOP AND SWING DANCE CLUB 7 p.m. every second, fourth and fifth Friday of the month, VFW, 2231 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs. Social dancing. Free lessons with $20 membership, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Friday admission: $2. spacitydanceclub.com or (501) 760-7375.

THE NUTCRACKER 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Arkansas Best Corp. Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith. Western Arkansas Ballet. Tickets: $20-$25, students $15. (479) 785-0152.

THE NUTCRACKER 7:30 p.m. Saturday, El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth St., El Dorado. South Arkansas Symphony with the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet. Tickets: $25, students through 12th grade $15. (870) 881-4878.

WARD COUNTRY DANCE Hickory Street and Arkansas 319, off U.S. 67/167, Ward. Ward Country Playboys, 7 p.m. Fridays. Admission: $6. (501) 605-3251.

Film

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Breckenridge Village Stadium 12, 1200 Breckenridge Drive. Falstaff, 11:55 a.m. Saturday; tickets: $24, ages 65 and older $22, children $18. Encores: Falstaff, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; tickets: $24, ages 65 and older $22, children $18. (501) 224-0992 or fathomevents.com.

AROUND ARKANSAS

CALL FOR ENTRIES Eureka Springs Winter Film Festival. Digital format films, five-30 minutes long in categories of drama, comedy, documentary, art film, and animation. Deadline for submissions Dec. 31; entry fee $25. Festival is Jan. 23-25. eurekaspringswinterfilmfest.com or (479) 363-8185.

THE MET: LIVE IN HD Tinseltown Benton, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton. Falstaff, 11:55 a.m. Saturday; tickets: $22, ages 65 and older $20, children $15. Encores: Falstaff, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; tickets: $22, ages 65 and older $20, children $15. (501) 776-2282. fathomevents.com.

OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST accepting submissions until Dec. 31. Entry fee: $10-$15. Festival scheduled for April 2-6. ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or (870) 251-1189.

MOVIES ON THE RIVER 7 p.m. Saturday, Riverwalk Amphitheatre, 405 Washington St. S.E., Camden. Arthur Christmas. (870) 837-5500.

Letters

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

RIVER MARKET POETS 10 a.m.-noon every second Saturday, Central Arkansas Library System’s Main Library, 100 Rock St. (501) 603-0290.

AROUND ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-MOUNTAIN HOME Vada Sheid Community Development Center, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Book signing: “An Ozark Perspective,” by Jim Gaston, 4-6 p.m. Monday. (870) 508-6105.

ARKANSAS WRITERS WORKSHOP OF UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS READINGS 7 p.m. today, The Locals, 1024 Van Ronkle, Conway. (501) 450-3340.

JITTERBUG COFFEEHOUSE 111 W. Main St., Heber Springs. Poetry readings, 7 p.m. second Friday of the month. (501) 827-0363.

Music

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS ACCORDION ASSOCIATION 6:30 p.m. second Thursday of the month, Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, 6400 Richard B. Hardie Drive. (501) 228-7166.

ARKANSAS CHAMBER SINGERS 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Old Statehouse Museum, 300 W. Markham St. Holiday concert: Spirit of the Season. (501) 377-1121.

ARKANSAS DULCIMER SOCIETY 2-4 p.m. second Saturday of the month, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, 2200 Kavanaugh Blvd. Mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer players. Annual membership: $12. Meeting free. (501) 661-1129.

ARKANSAS RIVER BLUES SOCIETY 8 p.m. third Friday of each month, Cornerstone Pub & Grill, 314 Main St., North Little Rock. Admission: members $3, nonmembers $5. (870) 833-3498.

BELEW CHRISTMAS 8 p.m. Friday, Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road. Cody Belew in concert. Tickets: $25, VIP $50, student $20. (501) 821-7275.

HOLIDAY FANTASY Dec. 20-22, Robinson Center Music Hall, 7 Statehouse Plaza. Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $18-$59, active military and student $10. (501) 666-1761.

LITTLE ROCK FOLK CLUB Thomson Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church, 1818 Reservoir Road. Harpeth Rising, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $15, students $8, children 12 and under free. (501) 663-0634.

LIVE AT LAMAN 7 p.m. second Thursday of the month, William F. Laman Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. Holiday concert featuring John Two-Hawks. (501) 758-1720. LOCAL LIVE 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, South on Main, 1304 Main St. Mockingbird. (501) 244-9660.

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.

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA 8 p.m. Dec. 20, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. “The Lost Christmas Eve.” Tickets: $44.50-$90.50. (800) 745-3000.

AROUND ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Mark O’Connor and Friends: An Appalachian Christmas, 7:30 p.m. today, $24-$30. (870) 972-2781 or (888) 278-3267.

GRAND PRAIRIE CENTER 2807 U.S. 165 S., Stuttgart. Christmastime in Ireland with Tony Kenny, 8 p.m. today. Tickets: $20-$30. (870) 673-4201.

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS: MUSIC OF THE SEASON 7 p.m. Saturday, Pine Bluff Convention Center Auditorium, 500 E. Eighth Ave., Pine Bluff. Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: $25-$30, students $8-$12. (870) 536-7666.

A JAZZY CHRISTMAS 8 p.m. Friday, Pine Bluff Convention Center, 500 E. Eighth Ave., Pine Bluff. Legoria Payton and Friends, silent auction, dancing, refreshments. Tickets: $15. (870) 413-1667. SYMPHONY OF

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CHRISTMAS CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Walton Arts Center Baum Walker Hall, 495 Dickson St., Fayetteville. Tickets: $28-$48. (479) 443-5600.

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas, 7 p.m. Tuesday, $18-$32. (479) 443-5600.

Special Events

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

ALL ABOARD! LIONELS AT LAMAN

today-Dec. 31, William F. Laman Public Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. Toy train exhibit. Opening ceremony, 10 a.m. today. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Dec. 24-25. (501) 771-1995.

BREAKFAST WITH THE ELVES 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday, Applebee’s, 12110 Chenal Parkway and 4333 Warden Road, Sherwood. Presented by Top of the Rock Chorus. Tickets: $7, with donation of new children’s book $6. (501) 758-3291.

A CAPITOL EVENT 6 p.m. Dec. 20, The Little Rock Club, 400 W. Capitol Ave. Dinner, drinks, auction, music by Just in Time Barbershop Quartet. Tickets: $125. Benefits Arkansas Chamber Singers. (501) 377-1121.

CHRISTMAS CARAVAN AND OUTREACH EVENT 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 21, Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Gifts, food, services for the homeless and near-homeless. (501) 580-6185.

CHRISTMAS CELEBRITY KARAOKE 7 p.m. Dec. 19, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Tickets: $34.50-$49.50. (800) 745-3000.

DOWNTON ABBEY FUNDRAISER 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road. Benefi ts AETN Foundation. Roaring ’20s cocktail reception with music, dancing, period costume contest. Screening of the fi rst hour of Downton Abbey, Season 4 at 7:30. Tickets: $50; RSVP. (800) 662-2386.

FLAPJACK FUNDRAISERS 8-10 a.m. Saturday, tickets: $7. Applebee’s, 12110 Chenal Parkway; benefit for Top of the Rock Chorus; some proceeds will be donated to Arkansas Children’s Hospital; (501) 758-3291. Applebee’s, Six Mabelvale Plaza Lane; benefi t for Wildcat Baseball Team. (501) 413-0070.

GINGERBREAD EXTRAVAGANZA 1-4 p.m. Sunday, state Capitol. Coloring contest, gingerbread house decorating, tour of homes, photos with Santa. Presented by Treatment Homes. (501) 372-5039.

HOLIDAY BRUNCH AND AUCTION 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Trapnall Hall, 423 E. Capitol Ave. Hosted by the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers. Cost: $20-$25. (501) 993-0391.

HOLLY TROLLEY DAY 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, River Rail Street Car Line in the River Market and North Little Rock Argenta District. Free streetcar rides, holiday market at the River Market, pictures with Santa at the trolley barn in Argenta; bring your own camera. (501) 320-3503.

HOLIDAY TROLLEY TOURS 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Dec. 29, Simmons Bank, Rodney Parham Road and Markham Street. Lights tour with refreshments, singing, Santa. Tickets: $15, couples $25, children 6-12 $12.50. (501) 603-0113.

IS YOUR CHILD REALLY FINE? 6:30-7:30 p.m. today, Guillermo’s Coffeehouse, 10700 Rodney Parham Road, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Ava Bella Day Spa, 301 N. Shackleford Road. Workshop for parents and children: how to deal with bullying, with Tracy J. Nicholas. (501) 492-9571.

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

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. Christmas in the Wild, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, $20. (501) 661-7218. Safari tours, educational programs and more, continuing. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10; ages 60 and older and children 1-12, $8. (501) 666-2406.

NUTCRACKER TEA 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Capital Hotel, 111 W. Markham St. Ballet Arkansas presentation. Tickets: $25. balletarkansas.org or (501) 223-5150.

THE 100 BLACK MEN OF GREATER LITTLE ROCK CHRISTMAS GALA 7-11 p.m. Dec. 19, Doubletree Hotel, 424 W. Markham St. Dinner and dancing, music by Nicky Parrish and Kemistri. Tickets: $60. (501) 960-5100.

PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road. Holiday Hayride with campfire, stories, hot chocolate, 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $12, ages 6-12 $6. (501) 868-5806.

RIVER LIGHTS IN THE ROCK 5-8 p.m. Dec. 19, First Security Amphitheatre. Music by Natural State Brass Band and Big Dam Horns, illumination of three bridges and light show. Food and beverages available for purchase. (501) 376-4781.

SONS OF THE INFERNO CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sherwood Recreation Center, 508 Sherwood Ave., Sherwood. Christmas gift vendors. Plate lunches $5. Fundraiser for Donnie Jones and the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial Fund. (501) 655-5381.

TOP OF THE ROCK CHORUS HOLIDAY SOIREE 7 p.m. Dec. 19, The Greens at North Hills Clubhouse, 7400 Arkansas 107, Sherwood. Refreshments, entertainment by Top of the Rock Chorus and The High Balls. Admission: $15. (501) 758-3291.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE, 1200 President Clinton Ave. Lectures: Travis Dixon, “Media Stereotypes and their Role in Racial Healing and Equity: Community Philanthropy and News’ Portrayals,” noon today. (501) 683-5238.

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville. Games Tuesday nights starting in January. Cost: $200 per team. Registration deadline Dec. 20. (501) 982-4171.

AROUND ARKANSAS

BENTONVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE 11 a.m. Saturday, South Main and Eighth streets to Bentonville Square. (479) 254-0254.

CHRISTMAS FOR THE CHILDREN 6-8:30 p.m. today, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro Chancellor’s House, 1503 E. Nettleton St., Jonesboro. Fundraising event for Hispanic Community Services; auction and live painting event by Cuban artist Ro Diaz. Tickets: $75, couple $125. (870) 926-1118 or (870) 931-1884.

DARDANELLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Pizza Hut, 511 Union St., Dardanelle. Lawrence and Shirley Vaughn will speak; donations accepted for local food bank. Cost: $8.50. (479) 229-3328.

EXPERIENCE THE LIGHT 6-8:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Dec. 21, 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs. Drive-through light display, live Nativity, Christmas music. Donations. (800) 882-7529.

FROZEN FEET 5K 7:30-9 a.m. Saturday, Conway High School, 2300 Prince St., Conway. Cost: $20-$30. (501) 472-4068.

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Holiday Lights, 5-9 p.m. through Dec. 31. Admission: $10, ages 55 and older $9, children 6-12 $5. garvangardens.org or (800) 366-4664.

HEIFER RANCH 55 Heifer Road, Perryville. Living Gift Market, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, 3-6 p.m. Sunday. (501) 907-2697.

HISTORIC WASHINGTON STATE PARK U.S. 278, nine miles northwest of Hope. Christmas and Candlelight, 1 p.m. Saturday; lighting of luminaries at dark, music begins at 5 p.m.; tickets: $10, age 6-12 $5. (870) 983-2633.

HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA 20201 E. Arkansas 12, Rogers. Beaver Lake Eagle Watch Tours, 3 p.m. today; tickets advance only: $10, ages 6-12 $5. 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 JINGLE BELL RUN/ WALK FOR ARTHRITIS 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Garvan Woodland Gardens, 540 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs. Cost: $20-$25. (501) 664-7243.

JACKSONPORT STATE PARK Newport. Christmas stocking workshop, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; fee: $5. (870) 523-2143.

LAKE CHARLES STATE PARK 3705 Arkansas 25, Powhatan. Holiday sale on merchandise through Dec. 20. (870) 878-6595.

MRS. SANTA’S KITCHEN 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sequoyah United Methodist Church, 1910 Old Wire Road, Fayetteville. (479) 442-8677.

OLD TOWNE CHRISTMAS 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Pine Bluff Convention Center, One Convention Center Plaza, Pine Bluff. Children’s activities, Santa Claus, entertainment. (870) 536-3375.

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM Scott, at the junction of U.S. 165 and Arkansas 161. Christmas Open House, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; fee for crafts and activities $3, family $10. Exhibits of past agricultural equipment, continuing. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $4, children 6-12 $3, plus tax. (501) 961-1409.

POWHATAN HISTORIC STATE PARK Arkansas 25, Powhatan. Victorian Holiday Ball, 7-10 p.m. Saturday; admission $10, age 6-12 $5, age 5 and younger free. (870) 878-6765.

PRESENTS IN THE PARK TOY RUN 10 a.m. Saturday, Sunrise Motorsports, 800 Truman Baker Drive, Searcy. Cost: toys and donations. (501) 388-4671 or (501) 305-2900.

WALKS THROUGH HISTORY 11 a.m. Saturday, Marked Tree Commercial Historic District, Marked Tree. (501) 324-9880.

Theater

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

ARMADILLO RODEO 7 p.m. Dec. 20-21, The Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Improv comedy show; teen improvisation group. Cost: $8. (501) 580-5734.

BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE through Dec. 29, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $30-$60. (501) 378-0405.

THE ENGINE THAT THOUGHT IT COULD 7 p.m. through Dec. 22, Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, 501 E. Ninth St. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $10-$12.50. (501) 372-4000.

A FERTLE HOLIDAY 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Jan. 11, The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock. Main Thing comedy trio production. Tickets: $20. (501) 372-0205.

RED OCTOPUS THEATER PRESENTS: PAGANS ON BOBSLEDS XXII: NICE AND NAUGHTY! 8 p.m. through Saturday, The Public Theatre, 616 Center St. Tickets: $10, students, age 65 and older, military $8. (501) 291-3896.

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE 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: $31-$35; children 15 and under $23; show only $25; children 15 and under $15. murrysdinnerplayhouse.com or (501) 562-3131.

SCROOGE! through Dec. 22, The Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester streets. Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Showtimes: 8 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $20, students and age 65 and older $16. (501) 374-3761.

AROUND ARKANSAS

CHRISTMAS BELLES through Sunday, Hot Springs Pocket Community Theatre, 170 Ravine St., Hot Springs. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10, students $5. (501) 623-8585.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL through Dec. 29, Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. TheatreSquared production. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets: $22-$36. (479) 443-5600.

A CHRISTMAS STORY today-Sunday and Dec. 20-22, Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. The Royal Players. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10, age 65 and over $8, students $5. (501) 315-5483.

FULLY COMMITTED today-Sunday, Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. Rogers Little Theater production. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Dinner served 30 minutes before curtain. Dinner theater tickets: $48, general admission $25, balcony $17. (479) 631-8988.

IT’S A PURT NEAR WUNDERFUL LIFE Ozark Folk Center State Park, Skillet Restaurant, 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View. Ozark Christmas Feast and Dinner Theater, 5:30 Friday. Tickets: $24.95, couple $44.95. (870) 269-3851.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE through Dec. 19, Performing Arts Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch St., Searcy. Dinner 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; dessert and coffee 6:30 p.m., showtime 7 p.m. Thursdays; brunch 12:30 p.m., showtime 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: dinner and show $29, students and age 65 and older $24; show only $15; dessert theater $18; matinee $27, students and age 65 and older $21. (501) 368-0111.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, The Lyric Theater, 113 W. Rush St., Harrison. The Ozark Arts Council and The Theatre Company. Tickets: $12, students and age 65 or older $10, children $8. (870) 391-3504.

Clubs

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

THE AFTERTHOUGHT 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. Karaoke with Larry the Table Guy, Thursdays. Jazz @ The Afterthought, Mondays, $5; 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. Brian and Nick, Tragikly White, today. Richie Johnson, Big Bad Gina, Friday. Rob and Tyndall, Cadillac Jackson, Saturday. Ben Byers, Wednesday. Happy hour bands start at 5:30 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 6 p.m. Thursday, headline bands at 8:30 or 9 p.m. Friday-Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Cover: $5 after 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; free Monday-Wednesday. (501) 375-5351.

THE JOINT 301 Main St., North Little Rock. War Chief, 9:30 p.m. today, $5. (501) 372-0210.

JUANITA’S 614 President Clinton Ave. Kacey Musgraves, 10 p.m. Saturday, $25. (501) 372-1228.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Claude Stuart, Wednesday-Dec. 21. Open Mike Night, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Ladies Night, Thursdays, free for women. Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Cover charge: Wednesday-Thursday $7, Friday-Saturday $10. loonybincomedy.com or (501) 228-5555.

THE REV ROOM 300 President Clinton Ave. Wade Bowen, Six Market Blvd., 9 p.m. today; $15. Tragikly White Band, 9:30 p.m. Friday; advance $8, day of show $10. Kingsdown Toys for Tots Christmas Party with Kingsdown, Stereo Down, Advocate, students from House of Melody Music School, 8:30 p.m. Saturday; $10, with new unwrapped toy $5. (501) 823-0090.

STICKYZ 107 River Market Ave. Swampbird, The Winston Family Orchestra, 9 p.m. Friday, $5. Good Time Ramblers, The Mansion Family, 9 p.m. Saturday, $5. Native America, Open Fields and Rad Rad Riot, 8 p.m. Sunday, $5. (501) 372-7707.

THIRST N HOWL BAR & GRILL 14710 Cantrell Road. Joe Pitts Band Christmas Jam, 5 p.m. Saturday; benefit for Arkansas Food Bank Network, donations. Open-mike blues jam session, 7-11 p.m. each Tuesday. (501) 379-8189.

WHITE WATER TAVERN Seventh and Thayer streets. The Frontier Circus, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, $5. (501) 375-8400.

AROUND ARKANSAS

MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Matt Reeves, today. Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe, Saturday. New Music Tuesdays, free. Poetry and karaoke, Wednesdays, free. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays, free. maxineslive.com or (501) 321-0909.

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