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story.lead_photo.caption The Swingles perform Thursday at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center. Special to the Democrat-Gazette

Comedian and song parodist Randy Rainbow performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Tickets are $48 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit

Satirist Randy Rainbow performs Friday at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center. Special to the Democrat-Gazette

Also at Walton Arts Center this week, seven-member, London-based Swingles vocal group offers a concert titled "Winter Tales," mixing the group's standard repertoire with seasonal specialties, 7 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $12-$30 plus service fees.

Second City show

Chicago-based improvisation company The Second City performs its Christmas show, The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Sweater, 8 p.m. Saturday at TempleLive, 200 N. 11th St., Fort Smith. Tickets are $27.50 plus fees and tax; a reserved pit table (two seats) is $71 plus fees and tax. Call (479) 222-6186 or visit

Antony and Cleopatra 'live'

The National Theatre Live "cinecast" of William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo and recorded in London's West End, will screen at 7 p.m. Monday at the Center for Humanities and Arts Theater, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Tickets are $15, $5 for students and children. Call (501) 812-2710 or visit

'Night at the Rep'

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual "A Night at the Rep" fundraiser Tuesday at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., Little Rock. It starts with a 5 p.m. reception and silent auction (more than 150 items including sports memorabilia, tickets to sporting and cultural events, vacation packages, artwork, jewelry, electronic devices and gift certificates) followed by a 7 p.m. performance of It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play. Tickets, $50, include admission, heavy hors d'oeuvres and adult beverages. Proceeds support the chamber's educational programs and local scholarships. Call (501) 372-5959, e-mail or visit

Harry re-meets Sally

Marking the 30th anniversary of the release of the movie When Harry Met Sally ... (starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan, screenplay by Nora Ephron, directed by Rob Reiner), the rom-com returns to big screens, as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics Series:

• Today at 4 p.m., Breckenridge 12 in Little Rock, Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville and Malco Fort Smith Cinema; 4 and 7 p.m. Colonel Glenn 18 in Little Rock, Tinseltown in Benton and Cinemark Town Centre in Conway

• Tuesday — 4 and 7 p.m. at all three Central Arkansas theaters; 7 p.m. only, Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville and Malco Fort Smith Cinema.

Ticket information is available at

Rogers parade

The Rogers Christmas Parade starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the corner of Fifth and Poplar streets, Rogers. The parade heads toward Heritage High School east on Poplar, north on First Street, west on Walnut Street and south on Seventh Street. Pre-parade activities, starting at 6 at the Frisco Stage, First and Elm streets, include performances by Northwest Arkansas Regional Dance Company & Ballet Westside and a welcome from the mayor. Call (479) 936-5487 or visit

Rogers open house

The Rogers Historical Museum, 322 S. Second St., Rogers, holds its 19th annual Holiday Open House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday with the theme, "Here Comes Santa." The event includes guided tours of the 1895 Hawkins House and the opening there of an exhibit titled "Here Comes Santa Claus," displaying the the history of Santa, plus and decorations of pine boughs and holly, plus crafts and refreshments. The exhibit will be up through Jan. 4. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Santa will be on hand, 2-4 p.m. Admission to the open house and the exhibit are free. Call (479) 621-1154 or visit

Campus illumination

More than 1 million lights will illuminate Harding University, 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, with the annual lighting ceremony, 6 p.m. Monday on the front lawn near the David B. Burks American Heritage Building. Festivities include free hot chocolate and Christmas music. The lights will be up into the first days of the new year. Visit

Harding lectures

Alex Kendrick, film writer, producer, director, actor and co-founder of Kendrick Brothers Productions, will give a talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Harding University's Benson Auditorium. It's part of the university's American Studies Institute 2019-20 Distinguished Lecture Series.

In 2002, Kendrick and his brother, Stephen, began production of their first movie, Flywheel, which Alex Kendrick wrote, directed and produced and in which he acted, alongside 60 church volunteers. The brothers have since written and produced several films, including Facing the Giants, Fireproof, Courageous, War Room and most recently Overcomer.

And the university's American Studies Institute's Distinguished Lecture Series will feature two talks in Benson Auditorium:

• Stephen M.R. Covey, author and co-founder of FranklinCovey's Global Speed of Trust Practice, lectures on "The Speed of Trust," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

• New England Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson gives a lecture titled "Under Our Skin," 7:30 p.m. April 21.

Admission to all three lectures is free. Call (501) 279-4497 or visit

Air Structures

Air Structures — musician and sound artist Kevin Blagg and composer Amos Cochran — create long-form soundscapes that blur the boundaries of ambient, electronic, jazz and classical music on guitar, synthesizers, percussion and computer, 8 p.m. Saturday at Fenix Gallery, 16 W. Center St., Fayetteville. Doors open at 7:30. The concert is part of the Trillium Salon Series. Tickets, $10, include a copy of the ensembles self-titled debut album. Email or visit the Facebook page,

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