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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published December 19, 2013 at 3:21 a.m.

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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.

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

Art & Exhibits

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

ARGENTA ART WALK 5-8 p.m. downtown North Little Rock. Music, art, food. (501) 993-1234.

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,” through 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.

LOCAL COLOUR 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd. “Holiday Dazzle,” works by new artists, through Dec. 31. Exhibit of 26 local artists, continuing. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (501) 265-0422.

MACARTHUR MUSEUM OF ARKANSAS MILITARY HISTORY 503 E. Ninth St. Holiday “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.

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. “Winterscapes,” artists include Rose Harrington, Cathy Burge, Jim Cheadle, Wayne Fowler, Jan Gartrell, Steve Griffith, Gino Hollander, Sandy Hubler, Vivian Noe, Tom Tull and Catron Williams, through February. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 372-7373.

THEA FOUNDATION 401 Main St., North Little Rock. Works by Arkansas Children’s Hospital patients and artists-in-residence, through Friday; patient art sale, 5-8 p.m. Friday. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (501) 379-9512.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT LITTLE ROCK GALLERIES 2801 S. University Ave. Gallery II: The Abstraction of Toys, through 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 Redefi ned,” through Dec. 31. “The Irene Rosenzweig Annual Juried Exhibition,” through Dec. 30. Wood-fi red 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 Monday, 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. today and Monday. 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. 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.

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. today. 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 Griffith, 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

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.

BURNS PARK DANCING 7-10 p.m. third Saturday of the month, Burns Park Hospitality House, Burns Park, North Little Rock. Polka, waltz and potluck supper. Admission: $10. (501) 680-2994.

COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY Park Hill Presbyterian Church, 3520 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. every first, third and fifth 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.

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.

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; take 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.

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

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. eurekaspringswinterfi lmfest. com or (479) 363-8185.

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

Music

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

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.

BUCK MCARTHUR SOLO ACOUSTIC SHOW 8 p.m. Dec. 27, Spectators Grill and Pub, 1012 W. 34th St., North Little Rock. Admission: $5. (501) 791-0990.

FESTIVAL OF THE SENSES 6 p.m. Dec. 29, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. “Candles and Carols.” (501) 753-4281.

HENDRIX COLLEGE CHOIR 7:30 p.m. Friday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi St. Candlelight Carol Service. (501) 666-4610.

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

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

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HENDRIX COLLEGE CHOIR 7:30 p.m. today, First United Methodist Church, 206 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. Candlelight Carol Service. (479) 751-4610.

Special Events

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

ALL ABOARD! LIONELS AT LAMAN through Dec. 31, William F. Laman Public Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. Toy train exhibit. 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 Tuesday and Christmas Day. (501) 771-1995.

A CAPITOL EVENT 6 p.m. Friday, 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 Saturday, 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. today, Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Tickets: $34.50-$49.50. (800) 745-3000.

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

FOOD FOR FINES through Sunday, Central Arkansas Library System libraries. Donate one nonperishable food item for $1 of credit toward fines for overdue materials. (501) 918-3000.

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.

LITTLE ROCK ZOO Jonesboro Drive, War Memorial Park. 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.

OVER 40 REVUE 6 p.m. Saturday, Doubletree Hotel, 424 W. Markham St. Talent show with competitors over age 40. Admission: advance $30, door $45, VIP $40-$60. (501) 551-0059.

PINNACLE MOUNTAIN STATE PARK 11901 Pinnacle Valley Road. Caroling in the Forest, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Kingfisher Trailhead; bring a flashlight. (501) 868-5806.

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

RIVER LIGHTS IN THE ROCK 5-8 p.m. today, 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.

TOP OF THE ROCK CHORUS HOLIDAY SOIREE 7 p.m. today, 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.

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

AROUND ARKANSAS

CONWAY REGIONAL TOY RUN 10 a.m. Saturday, Landers Toad Suck Harley Davidson, 1110 Collier Drive, Conway. Music by Ed W. Bowman and the Rock City Players. Bring new, unwrapped toys. Caravan will leave at noon to deliver toys to Conway Regional Medical Center. (501) 472-1628 or (501) 450-0745.

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

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.

HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA 20201 E. Arkansas 12, Rogers. GalileoScope Workshop, 6:30 p.m. Friday, ages 10 and older; participants will build a full-scale model of a telescope, must bring a tripod; cost: $35, reservations. Beaver Lake Eagle Watch Tours, 3 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Dec. 26-27, 28-31; 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.

LAKE CHARLES STATE PARK 3705 Arkansas 25, Powhatan. First Day Hike, 2 p.m. Jan. 1, White Oak Trail. Scavenger hunt, refreshments. (870) 878-6595.

LAKE DARDANELLE STATE PARK 100 State Park Drive, Russellville. First Day Hike, 10 a.m. Jan. 1, Meadowbrook Trailhead; bring water. (479) 890-7479.

STARLIGHT GALA 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31, The Center at Bishop Park, 6401 Boone Road, Bryant. Dinner, auction. Tickets: $50. Benefits Boys and Girls Club of Bryant. (501) 943-0056.

Theater

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

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

BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE through Jan. 5, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Showtimes: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Sunday; additional matinees, 2 p.m. Dec. 26 and 28, Jan. 2 and 4. Tickets: $30-$60. (501) 378-0405.

THE ENGINE THAT THOUGHT IT COULD 7 p.m. through Sunday, 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.

IMPROVLITTLEROCK HOLIDAY SHOWS The Public Theater, 616 Center St. Christmas Claus Vacation Story: The Movie, 10 p.m. Friday. ImprovLittleRock’s Family Christmas, 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $8. (501) 374-7529.

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

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.

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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 Friday-Sunday, 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.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE through today, Performing Arts Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch St., Searcy. Dessert and coffee 6:30 p.m., showtime 7. Tickets: show only $15; dessert theater $18. (501) 368-0111.

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, Aces Wild, today. Richie Johnson, Big Damn Horns, Friday. Sarah Hughes, Cruz-Way, Saturday. 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. Rodney Block and The Real Music Lovers, 9 p.m. today, $5. Point Cove, Leta Joyner, Dangerous Idiots, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 26, $5. (501) 372-0210.

JUANITA’S 614 President Clinton Ave. Snow Glow 2013, 9 p.m. today, $6. Salsa dancing, 9 p.m. Fridays, $8. (501) 372-1228.

THE LOONY BIN COMEDY CLUB 10301 Rodney Parham Road. Claude Stuart, through Saturday. 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. Rising Lion, 9 p.m. today, $10. Zodiac: Sagittarius Edition with DJ Rap, Raydar & Shaolin, Sniq, Mix Mafi a, Danny Enzo, Brospeh $talin, 8 p.m. Friday, $10-$20. Trey Hawkins Band, The Cons of Formant, 9 p.m. Saturday, $7. Flameing Daeth Fearies, Seven Eyes, Uno Di’or, Thin Margins, 8 p.m. Sunday, $10. (501) 823-0090.

STICKYZ 107 River Market Ave. Hornucopia, Grumpy Old Men II, Woodpeckers and Flying Balloono Brothers, 7 p.m. today, $20. Weakness for Blondes, 9:30 p.m. Friday, $6. Gold Diggin’ Mothers: A Kings of Leon Tribute, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, $5. Randall Shreve, 8 p.m. Sunday, $5. Nightflying 33rd Anniversary Party, Moonshine Mafi a, Jason Greenlaw & The Groove, Monday, $10. (501) 372-7707.

THIRST N HOWL BAR & GRILL 14710 Cantrell Road. Open-mike blues jam session, 7-11 p.m. each Tuesday. (501) 379-8189. VINO’S Seventh and Chester streets. Mike Bars, Probable Cause, C.U.C.?, Ezzy Fortune$, Tahoe Boi, KelsOh, 9 p.m. Friday, $7. Kim Pettus, Theme Musiq, Buddafl i, 9 p.m. Saturday, $5. (501) 375-8466.

WT BUBBA’S 500 President Clinton Ave. Big Shane Thornton, Friday. Pamela Ward and Ben Coulter, Saturday. (501) 244-2528.

AROUND ARKANSAS

MAXINE’S 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Mya’s Madams, today. Foulplay Cabaret, Friday. The Dangerous Idiots, The P-47’S, Black Horse, Saturday. New Music Tuesdays, free. Poetry and karaoke, Wednesdays, free. Andrew Anderson, Thursdays, free. maxineslive.com or (501) 321-0909.

Weekend, Pages 32 on 12/19/2013

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