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The top things to do and places to be

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published January 2, 2014 at 3:18 a.m.


LEFT: Deserted Wharves, Gloucester, by Hugh Henry Breckenridge Pastel on paper laid down on board Courtesy Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art, LLC. RIGHT: Summer Afternoon, Appledore, by Frederick Childe Hassam Watercolor on paper Courtesy Debra Force Fine Arts, Inc., New York


Drawings, prints, photos, wood and ceramic art from the New York gallery scene are temporarily in residence at Little Rock’s Arkansas Arts Center for the 45th Collectors Show and Sale. The works are all for sale through the exhibit’s closing Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (501) 372-4000 or visit


Explore 5,000 years of Chinese culture when Shen Yun returns to Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall to present an evening of traditional Chinese dance and music, 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $64.50-$138.50. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit


The Cantrells, known for their inclusion in the film A River Runs Through It, will make their first 2014 appearance at the Little Rock Folk Club’s first concert of the year. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1818 Reservoir Road, Little Rock. Tickets are $15, $8 for students, free for children 12 and under. Call (501) 663-0634 or visit

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When it comes to political cartoons, George Fisher was a legend. Now, the William F. Laman Public Library at 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock, presents 30 of his drawings in “George Fisher: The Presidents,” Saturday-Jan. 19. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and admission is free. Call (501) 758-1720 or visit

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Those who have grown tired of all the extra-long, big-screen movies that have flooded the multiplex can enjoy some Arkansas-made screen magic at Arkansas Shorts - A Night of Short Film presented by Low Key Arts. This film festival starts at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Arlington Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom, 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7. Call (501) 282-9056 or visit


The Caring Place, a nonprofit that provides respite and supervised programs for families and people with dementia, presents an evening of show tunes and John Denver songs at A Musical Night of Caring. It starts with a pre-show featuring Ray and Ruth Liebau, and then headliners Ken Goodman and Roy Rivers take over at 7 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 218 Pratt St., Hot Springs. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call (501) 623-2881.


Saturday is a day full of eagle watching at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Eagle Lake Cruises depart the Jolly Roger’s Marina at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Tickets are $12, $6 for children 6-12, and advance payment is required. Call (501) 868-5806. Lake Dardanelle State Park will host its own lake cruises at 10 a.m. today and noon Sunday. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call (479) 967-5516. DeGray Lake Resort State Park gets in on the act at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Meet in the lodge lobby and make reservations starting at noon Saturday. Admission is $9, $5 for children 6-12.

Call (501) 865-5850. Complete information is available at


The chance to stomp around with the dinosaurs is slipping away. “Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas” is a traveling exhibit built by the American Museum of Natural History with seven interactive stations about dinosaurs and their world. The exhibit is on display at the Mid-America Science Museum, 500 Mid America Blvd., Hot Springs, through Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and admission is $10; $7 for military, ages 65 and older and 3-12. Call (501) 767-3461 or visit


Since the end of August, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, has examined the United States during two turbulent decades in “This Land: Picturing a Changing America in the 1930s and 1940s.” The exhibit of paintings, drawings, prints and photos ends its run Monday.

Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Monday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is free. Call (479) 418-5700 or visit


A young girl, her eccentric friends and a very special dog will leave Little Rock after this weekend when the new musical Because of Winn Dixie ends its run. Remaining performances are 7 p.m. through Sunday and at 2 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $30-$60. Call (501) 378-0405 or visit

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