Art, Art, Art, Shop, Shop, Shop
Get out tonight for some fun at the Progressive Shopping Party from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with free limo service between the new Good Things Boutique, Little Bread Co. Dark Star Visuals, World Treasures and Hand Held (all on Block Street), Terra Tots, Nightbird Books, Little Mountain Bindery and Printmaking Studio and Heartwood Gallery in the Mill District, and Dickson Street shops Something Urban, Three Sisters and Private Gallery.

Also, the one-night-only show at Kathy Thompson’s Studio 3, with local artists, is tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. and next door, the ddp gallery opens its December show with art by local artists.

In the Mill District, the Heartwood Gallery artists, the elves at Little Mountain Bindery and Printmaking Studio and the Art Experience are set to show their best. At the Art Experience, Hank and JoAnn Kaminsky will be joined by Fawn Potter and Dorothy and John Marcy for a show and sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be puppets, paintings, cards, candlesticks, textiles and toys.

Friday night, a third group of local artists will open their annual three-day holiday sale at the GoodFolk house, 229 N. Block St. Hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, the Northwest Arkansas Creative Center, 509 W. Spring St., will hold their holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The artists of the new Four Square Fine Art Gallery, 112 W. Center St. will open their holiday show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this weekend.

Drive to Prairie Grove for the holiday show at the Citizens Bank Gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday or head east to Terra Studios, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Sunday afternoon, Becky Hauck, Erin Usher Blanton and other artists will host a sale with handmade cards and jewelry from noon until 6 p.m. at Be Salon, 118 E. Spring St. in Fayetteville.

Holiday Performances

How about some Dickens for the holidays? The University Theater will stage the classic “A Christmas Carol” Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Walton Arts Center. Directed by Michael Landman and adapted by Patricia Romanov, the story of the curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge, is best for ages six and older. The three ghosts who convince Scrooge there is good in the world are life-size puppets that require one or two actors to operate. For times and tickets call 443-5600.

At 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Nightbird Books in south Fayetteville, Nancy Cooper Maier will direct the Everyone Can Sing Community Choir. If you think you can’t sing, get out for this event. The choir is composed of folks who previously thought the same thing. Admission is a canned good for Seven Hills Homeless Shelter.

Eureka the Beautiful
The Victorian village of Eureka Springs is its most beautiful during the holidays. For a glimpse inside some of the town’s private homes, head over for the annual holiday home tour from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday. The tour features nine homes and is a benefit for the Historic Preservation Society. Tickets are $15 in advance by calling 800-638-7352 or $20 at the Chamber of Commerce.
While you’re there, drop by the annual Lux Studio open studio show and sale at 18 White St. from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Eleanor Lux will offer hand woven rugs, jewelry and drawings. Karen Foster will have her newest series of handmade clay spheres and coffee cups. Across the street at Mary Tait, the EMRIS Girls Club will offer handmade stocking ornaments.

And, there’s still rock ‘n roll
Things are not slowing down for the holidays at the local clubs. Here’s a couple of notable shows to catch.

Mountain Sprout, an old-time hillbilly band from Eureka Springs, will play George’s on Saturday night, sharing the bill with the Ben Miller Band.

Wednesday night at George’s The Counterlife, Man the Helm, The Rox and Real Live Tigers will take the stage for a night of seriously heavy sounds. The progressive post punk band, The Counterlife includes former members of the award-winning Kings of New England and Blood Eagle. Man the Helm promises “Halloween dance punk,” and Real Live Tigers features Tony Presley of Austin.
Next Thursday night, Dec. 11, at the new Gypsy on College catch Shpongie, Hallucinagen and Govinda. This show is playing cities like Austin and Nashville, so it’s a big score to get them to Fayetteville.

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