Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
Holiday art sale
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock art and design department holds its annual Student & Faculty Holiday Art Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the Windgate Center of Art + Design, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. Admission is free. Call (501) 916-3182. Friends of the Arts is hosting a preview sale party at 6 p.m. today; tickets, $50 ($25 for UALR faculty and staff), include a one-year Friends of the Arts membership. Visit ualr.at/holidaysalepreparty.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Piano Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR. The program includes arrangements for two pianos and eight hands of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Camille Saint Saens' Dance of Death, plus selections from the Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel, Legends by Antonin Dvorak, and "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck. Admission is free. Call (501) 569-3294.
The Central Arkansas Library System will screen Gospel According to Al Green, 7 p.m. Friday at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Robert Mugge filmed his 1984, 94-minute portrait of the soul singer, gospel preacher and Arkansas music legend at a Washington concert and a church service in Memphis. Doors open at 6; beer, wine and concessions will be available. Tickets are $5. Call (501) 320-5715 or visit cals.org/event/gospel-according-to-al-green.
Arkansas Festival Ballet will offer a preview of its production of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker at brunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock. Seating is limited; tickets are $40-$100. Proceeds go toward the company's new Nutcracker costumes and set design. Visit arkansasdance.org. The company will perform The Nutcracker in whole or in part with the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Nov. 30 in El Dorado and Dec. 1 in Monticello; Dec. 5 for a "Holly & Ivy" concert with Little Rock Winds at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock; and Dec. 7 in Conway as part of the Conway Symphony Orchestra's "A Mad Russian's Christmas" program.
Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, 6400 Richard B. Hardie Drive, Little Rock (where Kavanaugh Boulevard, Pine Valley Road and McKinley Street meet in Pulaski Heights), holds its 13th Alternative Christmas Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday in the church's Fellowship Hall. The sale features gifts ranging from homemade treats to jewelry, ornaments and rice items to charitable donation cards. There will be a free craft area for children. Admission is free with a hot-dog lunch each day at a nominal charge to benefit the Stewpot soup kitchen at First Presbyterian Church downtown. Call (501) 663-6383 or visit westoverhills.org.
Subiaco organ recital
Organist Craig Cramer, faculty member and artist in residence at the University of Notre Dame, will give a recital at 10 a.m. Saturday at Subiaco Abbey, 405 N. Subiaco Ave., Subiaco. The program: Introduction, Scherzo und Fuge on B-E-A-T-E by Toni Zahnbrecher; Passacaglia in c minor, BWV 582, by Johann Sebastian Bach; Salutation, Petition and Acclamation by Lynn Trapp; Prelude and Fugue on "O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid" by Ethel Smith; and Le Mystere de Noel by Auguste Fauchard. Admission is free. Call (501) 375-2342.
UALR chamber concert
Violinists Yi-Chen Wu and Meredith Maddox Hicks and pianist Naoki Hakutani will play works by Moritz Moszkowski, Bohuslav Martinu Sonata, Charles Auguste de Beriot and Dmitri Shostakovich at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at UALR. Admission is free. Call (501) 569-3294.
'Thanks for Giving'
Singer LeTitia Owens, founder of Where Are You Now Outreach, a program for the homeless in Dallas, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir headline the 2019 Thanks for Giving Concert and Awards Celebration, 3 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at Dumas New Tech High School, 709 Dan Gill Drive, Dumas. The Dumas Junior High and Dumas New Tech High choirs will open the show. A 2 p.m. reception for the VIPs and organizers, includes the "Taste of the Churches."
Tickets are $20; proceeds benefit aspiring artists and low-income residents across the Delta through the Digital Arts Technology College Network, with a location coming to the Legacy Center in West Dumas, and the UAPB Vesper Choir program. A $5 donation above the ticket purchase also supports Desha County's Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program. Visit tinyurl.com/yxwesl4z.
Waitress at Robinson
Tickets — $34-$81 plus fees — go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the touring musical Waitress (music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, book by Jessie Nelson, based on the 2007 motion picture), 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock, under the auspices of Celebrity Attractions. Call (501) 244-8800 or visit Ticketmaster.com.
Weekend on 11/14/2019
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