Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
'From the Field'
Storytelling initiative The Yarn, in collaboration with Heifer USA, looks to bring "the spirit of farming to the urban heart of Little Rock" with "Voices from the Field," 7 p.m. today at Cranford & Co., 512 Main St., Little Rock. The group will also serve hors d'oeuvres made with locally sourced ingredients, compliments of Heifer USA and prepared by The Root Cafe. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $15, $20 at the door. Visit centralarkansastickets.com/events/voices-from-the-field or the Facebook event page, facebook.com/events/320871295333482.
A cappella M-Pact
Pop-jazz a cappella group M-Pact performs its "White Christmas" holiday concert, 7:30 p.m. today in Riceland Hall at Arkansas State University's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The concert is part of the Fowler Center Series. Tickets are $35 and $25; $28 and $20 for senior citizens, students, and Arkansas State faculty and staff; $15 and $10 for Arkansas State students with current ID. Call (870) 972-3471, (870) 972-2781 (ASU1) or (888) 278-3267 (ASU-FANS) or visit AState.edu/tickets or yourfowlercenter.com.
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's next "Sandwiching in History" tour, noon Friday, will visit Curran Hall, 615 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock. The building, with its Greek Revival architecture, is one of a few surviving Little Rock antebellum houses. The city of Little Rock and the Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission restored the property and converted it into the Little Rock Visitor Information Center. It opened on May 18, 2002. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9880, email email@example.com or visit arkansaspreservation.org.
Regalia trunk show
Mark Hughes of Regalia Handmade Clothing in Eureka Springs shows off his fall and winter designs at a preview wine and cheese party, 6-8 p.m. Friday, and a trunk show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Cantrell Gallery, 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. Call (501) 224-1335 or visit cantrellgallery.com. More information and Regalia clothing images are available at regaliahandmadeclothing.com.
Father-daughter duo Andy and Ava Shatley present "A Shatley Family Christmas," 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Forum Theater, 115 E. Monroe St., Jonesboro. Ava is 13-year-old eighth grader at MacArthur Junior High; Andy is a Jonesboro physical therapist who has appeared in several musical stage productions. The show is part of the First Fridays at the Forum series. Tickets are $7, $5 for children, senior citizens, military and Arkansas State University students, staff and faculty. Call (870) 935-2726 or visit foajonesboro.org.
Top of the Rock
Female barbershop-style ensemble Top of the Rock Chorus performs at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Humanities and Arts auditorium, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College main campus, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. The program will include seasonal tunes, including "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas," "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "Mary, Did You Know?" Doors open at 3:30; arrive early to get photos taken with Santa Claus. Admission is free; donations will be accepted to help cover expenses related to the chorus's trip to New Orleans for the Sweet Adelines International competition in September 2019. Visit topoftherockchorus.com.
The Conway Symphony Orchestra and conductor Israel Getzov, with soprano Suzanne Banister and dancers from the Arkansas Festival Ballet performing portions of The Nutcracker, offer a "Classic Christmas," 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Tickets are $20-$38, $5 for children and students of any age with valid ID. Call (501) 450-3265 or visit ConwaySymphony.org.
The CSO Guild will hold the pre-concert "Nutcracker Sweets," an opportunity to meet the ballerinas and enjoy the story of the ballet with cookies and craft activities, 6-7 p.m. Saturday in the next-door Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. Admission is $5 for children, free for accompanying adults. Call (501) 269-1066 or visit ConwaySymphony.org.
Boomtown Opry, 7 p.m. Saturday at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth St., El Dorado, will feature Lisa Layne Stewart, Rick Jones, Blake Goff, Bill Keys, Dance Connection and Shinbone. BJ Kyle leads the house band, actor/singer Steve Harrell is the emcee and country duo Southern Koast (Keith Owens and Susan Tolin) provide background vocals. Tickets are $15, free for children 12 and younger; a portion of the proceeds benefits the El Dorado Boys & Girls Club. Call (870) 665-9315, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/boomtownopry.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St., Little Rock, will host a "Messiah-Sing-Along," 4 p.m. Sunday with the Cathedral Choir, conductor Victoria Mathis Harden and organist Jason Pennington-Saugey. Scores will be provided to the first 50 people, or bring your own score. Admission is free. Call (501) 372-0294 or email email@example.com.
Tickets -- $45-$200 in advance, increasing by $5.50 day of show -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for an 8 p.m. April 26 concert by the Piano Guys at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Doors open at 7. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.
Weekend on 12/06/2018
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