Grammy-nominated songwriter and pianist Jim Brickman and friends -- singer Anne Cochran and electric violinist Tracy Silverman -- share seasonal songs, sounds and stories, Brickman favorites and debuts on Brickman's 20th annual holiday tour, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center, Maumelle High School, 100 Victory Lane, Maumelle. Tickets are $30-$65. Visit ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1249873. See story page 5E.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates the season and its return to Robinson Center Performance Hall with Home for the Holidays, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The Pops Live! concert includes singers, dancers and "comic cameos." The Holiday Children's Fair in the lobby starts at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14-$67. Call (501) 666-1761 or visit arkansassymphony.org.
Soprano Kristin Lewis, pianist Louis Menendez, the Second Presbyterian Church Adult Choir and conductor Bevan Keating will perform to benefit the Kristin Lewis Foundation, 7:30 p.m. today at the church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. Admission is free; donations at operatically titled levels, ranging from $35 to $150-plus, will be accepted. Visit kristinlewisfoundation.com.
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The big man takes some time out of his busy schedule for Santa at the Center. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Santa Claus will be available for photos and families can also take part in art projects at Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Admission is free, but fees apply for museum tours. Call (501) 374-4242 or visit clintonfoundation.org.
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On Sunday, Mr. Claus will be at the Capital Hotel for Sundays With Santa, 2-4 p.m., for more visits and photos and a chance for families to enjoy the hotel's elaborate decorations. Call (501) 374-7474 or visit capitalhotel.com.
It's the eighth anniversary for the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center, 602 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, and they're celebrating with a Winter Open House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Guests can drop in for hot drinks, desserts, nature crafts and activities. Admission is free. Call (501) 907-0636 or visit centralarkansasnaturecenter.com.
It's the final weekend for Disney's Beauty and the Beast (music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, adapted from the 1991 animated Walt Disney musical film) at The Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock -- 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25, $20 for adults 65 and above, military and students, $15 for children 12 and younger. Call (501) 374-2615 or visit tinyurl.com/studiobeauty.
Thirty singers, instrumentalists, vocal apprentices, young choristers and dancers form the cast of the Muses Creative Artistry Project's 11th annual "Voices of Angels" sacred classical Christmas concert, twice this weekend in Hot Springs -- 6 p.m. Saturday at the Muses Cultural Arts Center, 428 Orange St., and 3 p.m. Sunday at Anthony Chapel, Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road. Tickets are $30. Call (501) 609-9811 or visit themusesproject.org.
The Forum Theatre, 115 E. Monroe Ave., Jonesboro, will stage John Mortimer's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Monday, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15, $13 for military, senior citizens and ASU students, $8 for children 12 and younger. Call (870) 935-2726 or visit foajonesboro.org.
Five-time Grammy winner Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, will bring their Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas Show to El Dorado, 7:30 p.m. today at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth St. The concert is under the auspices of Main Street El Dorado. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $35-$50. Call (870) 862-4747 or visit mainstreeteldorado.org.
Weekend on 12/15/2016
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