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story.lead_photo.caption Bluegrass band No Time Flatt -- (from left) Becky Weaver, Kevin Wright, Kevin Keen, Patrick Cupples and Steve Moore -- performs Monday in Paragould. Special to the Democrat-Gazette

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership lights up the downtown public Christmas tree during the third annual Bright the Night, 6 p.m. Monday at Capitol Plaza, Capitol Avenue and Main Street, Little Rock. Members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will play festive music to kick things off at 5:30. Santa Claus will be available for post-ceremony pictures; hot chocolate and cookies will be available.

Bemis Tree Farm in Pulaski County is providing the tree, which will be replanted after the first of the year. Admission is free. Visit or on the Facebook event page,

Mindi (left) and Addison Alley, 9, of Little Rock stand under the city's 65-foot tall white fir after the 2018 Bright the Night lighting ceremony at the Capitol Plaza. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Staton Briedenthal

Nick Jr. Live

Characters from cable network Nick Jr.'s animated series, including Bubble Guppies, PAW Patrol, Dora the Explorer, Shimmer and Shine, Blue's Clues and You, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Top Wing, will be onstage in Nick Jr. Live! "Move to the Music," 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St., Little Rock.

Tickets are $22-$69 plus possible fees. A limited number of $99 VIP packages includes premium show seating, VIP merchandise item, a photo opportunity with Blaze from Blaze and the Monster Machines and a post-show meet and greet party with Dora the Explorer and Rubble from PAW Patrol. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit

Bluegrass Monday

West Tennessee-based bluegrass band No Time Flatt — Patrick Cupples, bass and vocals; Kevin Wright, guitar and vocals; Becky Weaver, fiddle; Kevin Keen, mandolin and vocals; and Steve Moore, banjo and vocals — performs at 7 p.m. Monday at the Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., Paragould, part of Jonesboro public radio station KASU-FM, 91.9's Bluegrass Monday series. The station will literally "pass the hat" to pay the group; suggested donation is $5 per person. Doors open at 6. Call (870) 972-2367, email or visit the Bluegrass Monday Facebook page.

Never Surrender

Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary, which includes exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and a 10-minute introduction featuring the cast members of ScreenJunkies, premieres in movie theaters, 7 p.m. Tuesday on screens across the country, including the Breckenridge 12 and Colonel Glenn 18 in Little Rock, Hollywood 15 in Jonesboro, Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville and the Malco Fort Smith Cinema in Fort Smith. Ticket and more information are available at

The documentary features actors Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Justin Long, Sam Rockwell, Tony Shalhoub, Missi Pyle, Rainn Wilson and Daryl "Chill" Mitchell; director Dean Parisot; writer Robert Gordon; and a number of celebrity fans, including Wil Wheaton, Brent Spiner, Greg Berlanti, Damon Lindelof and more than a dozen filmmakers, craftspeople and entertainment-industry observers.

Winning 'Small Works'

Juror Jamie Adams, associate professor of art at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, has chosen the 39 works (no larger than 18-by-24 inches) by 36 Arkansas artists that will be part of the Arkansas Arts Council's 2020 "Small Works on Paper" touring exhibition.

Adams, who reviewed nearly 300 works as part of his jury process, also picked seven works for cash purchase awards that will become part of the permanent "Small Works on Paper" collection:

Proud Tower, acrylic and collage, by John Ahlen of Little Rock

Self-Portrait, charcoal, by Martin Balsam of Little Rock

Ozark Gaming, photograph, by Terra Fondriest of St. Joe

Post, photograph, by Cary Jenkins of Little Rock

Reflections of Winter Series 1, Winter's Kiss, watercolor, by Charlotte Bailey Rierson of Fairfield Bay

Jonathan, graphite, by Jane Rockwell of North Little Rock

Palm Hours, acrylic on paper, by Brian Wolf of North Little Rock.

Style on 11/24/2019

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