Dancers from the Moscow Ballet present the story of Masha and her magical gift in Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker, 3 and 7 p.m. today at Robinson Center Performance Hall, Markham Street and Broadway, Little Rock. Tickets are $31-$71 plus fees. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. See story on Page 4E.
Comedian Julie Scoggins headlines this week -- 7:30 p.m. today, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday -- at the Loony Bin Comedy Club, Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, North Rodney Parham Road and Interstate 430, Little Rock. Tickets are $8 today, $12 Friday-Saturday. Scoggins will also be the headliner for the club's New Year's Eve show. Call (501) 228-5555 or visit lr.loonybincomedy.com.
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Why should two-legged creatures have all the fun? Bark Bar, 1201 S. Spring St., Little Rock, is hosting an early New Year's Eve party for the dogs. Noon Year's Eve Ball Drop, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, features a noon tennis-ball drop, prizes and drink specials. Admission is $5 per person and $5 per dog. Copies of shot records are required. Call (501) 295-3989 or visit barkbar.com.
The run of Elf the Musical (music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, book by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan, based on the 2003 film) nears its end, with shows at 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday -- New Year's Eve -- at Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock. Tickets, if you can get them, are $33-$35, $23 for children 15 and under; show-only tickets $25 and $15, with special prices and bonuses for the New Year's Eve show. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit murrysdp.com.
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It's your last chance to explore the "Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures From the University of Arkansas Museum Collection," up through Sunday at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock. The collection ranges from dinosaur bones and Ming Dynasty pottery to a machine gun taken from Bonnie and Clyde's car that had been on display at the University of Arkansas Museum. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit oldstatehouse. com.
When it comes to packing tape, think outside the box in "Tapes and Tunnels," on display through March 24 at the Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. The exhibit, open to all ages, features a collection of tunnels and slides built out of tape. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, closed New Year's Day. Admission is $10; $8 for children 1-12, senior citizens 60 and older, teachers, Little Rock City employees, and active and retired military. Call (501) 396-7050 or visit museumofdiscovery.org.
Billed as the state's largest drive-through holiday light display, Enchanted Land of Lights and Legends winds over 1.2 miles with dozens of twinkling displays, 6-9 p.m. through Monday at downtown Pine Bluff's Jefferson County Regional Park. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Call (870) 536-7600 or visit explorepinebluff.com.
Cruise through the Sherwood Sports Complex to see the army of animated light displays in Sherwood's Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights, 6-9:30 p.m. through Sunday at 511 Bear Paw Road. Admission is free but donations of money or nonperishable food items are accepted. Call (501) 413-8030 or visit cityofsherwood.net.
With the leaves gone, there's even more to see from the top of Mount Magazine. Mount Magazine State Park near Paris hosts its Winter Vista hike, a guided walk along a cliff trail that's not in park brochures. It starts at 10 a.m. Friday at the Brown Springs Picnic Area. Admission is free. Call (479) 963-8502 or visit arkansasstateparks.com.
Cowboy comedian Rodney Carrington is onstage, 7 p.m. Friday at the Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana. Tickets, if any remain, are $42.75. Call (903) 792-4992 or visit perottheatre.com.
Weekend on 12/27/2018
Print Headline: THE WEEKEND TEN: Moscow Ballet, New Year's Eve for dogs, Elf the Musical + more things to do in central Arkansas