8 Days A Week

Twas the Night, Home for the

Holidays, Still on the Hill

8 days a week

All events listed in 8 Days a Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to Fayetteville Free Weekly, P.O. Box 1607, Fayetteville 72702, or email sporter@nwaonline.com, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.

Holiday Happenings

“TWAS THE NIGHT”: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and Dec. 22-23 and Dec. 26 and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 26-27 at TheatreSquared at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. Holiday comedy by local playwright Robert Ford. $10-$22. theatresquared.org or 445-6333.

SANTA IN THE PARK: 5-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Park in Rogers. Photo-op with St. Nick in a special Santa House. mainstreetrogers.com.

EUREKA HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONCERT: By local musicians at 7 p.m. Friday at The AUD in Eureka Springs. Admission by donation. 253-2586.

BRIAN KINDER’S CHRISTMAS SHOW: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For children and families. Free. faylib.org or 856-7170.

STILL ON THE HILL WINTER CONCERT: The Saturday show at GoodFolk is sold out, so a second show has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday. GoodFolk is at 229 N. Block St. in Fayetteville. Reservations required. $15. goodfolk.org or 521-1812.

HOLIDAY ART MARKET: At White Lotus Salon, 4750 E. Mission Blvd. in Fayetteville. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays in December. Art from cards to jewelry, paintings, photography and more by 24 local artists. 582-4806.

HOLIDAY MOVIE MARATHON: 2 p.m. Dec. 28-30 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org or 856-7250.

FIRST NIGHT FAYETTEVILLE “Dancing into the Decade” 6 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31 at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Music, theatre, dance, visual arts, puppetry, storytelling, magic. Free-$10. firstnightfayetteville.org.

Stage & Screen

“WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY’’: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $25-$45, includes dinner, movie and popcorn. uarkballroom.com or 582-0400.


TELLERS OF TALES STORYTELLING GROUP: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

WOMEN’S OPEN MIC: 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. With Mendy Knott. Open to men and women to celebrate the words of women. womenhowl.blogspot.com or 443-2080.

LIFE WRITERS: 10 a.m. Monday at the Shiloh Museum. For people interested in writing the stories of their own lives or those of family and friends. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 790-2588.

ARKANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. First and third Mondays with Bob Ford. Free; actors, directors and walk-ins welcome. bob@theatresquared.org or 582-4448.


LEON RUSSELL: 8 p.m. Friday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $30.50-$50.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

JOE NICHOLS: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20.50-$35.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

Mind, Body, Spirit

FAYETTEVILLE COMMUNITY EXCHANGE: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Learn about time banking.

COURSE IN MIRACLES: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 442-0680.

BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 422-6526.

DHARMA TALK: 11 a.m. Sundays at Dramis Hardwood Floors, 2275 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. artibet.net or 587-8920.


OLE TIME MUSIC INTERACTIVE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. With Frank Pasteur 571-2920.

Auditions, Call For Volunteers, Entries

FAYETTEVILLE MARDI GRAS MARCHING BAND: Looking for musicians to be part of the 2010 Mardi Gras marching band. Email dementedkrewe@yahoo.com.

ENTRIES FOR OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST: due Jan. 1, to Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, AR 72550. Categories are Official Selection (narrative or documentaries), Indie Films and College Student Film Showcase. Submission must be on DVD; $10 entry fee. Festival is March 24-28 in Batesville. For more information: ozarkfilm@wildblue.net, ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189.

“BIG RIVER: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Auditions: 7 p.m. Jan. 4-5 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

“WINNIE THE POOH” AUDITIONS: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-26 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

“THE MIRACLE WORKER” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

SPRING BREAK MUSICAL THEATER CAMP AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23 at the Rogers Little Theater. Camp is March 22-26. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

“FOOLS” AUDITIONS: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

“HONK” AUDITIONS: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 27 and 2-5 p.m. Feb. 28 at Arts Live Theatre, new location on Sang Avenue in Fayetteville. Grades K-12. Musical production based on “The Ugly Duckling.” artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.


ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

BENTONVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: 104 E. Central St., on the Downtown Square in Bentonville. 271-9153. “Reclaimed Surfaces” by Gregory Moore through Dec.

CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography and gifts.

CORNER GIFT SHOP: 3582 N. Highway 112, Fayetteville. 521-2674. Art by more than 30 local artists and craftsmen.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY: 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700. “Inspired by Place: The Illustrations of Cara Armstrong and Ard Hoyt” through Jan. 3.

DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. ddpgallery.com or 442-0001. Small works group show.

FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. faylib.org or 856-7000. Watercolors by Myrtle Laabs.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. fayettevilleunderground.com or 387-1534. Suspended installation by Garrett Hunt through December.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. FourSquareFineArt.com or 422-8607. Works by Timothy C. Tyler, Robert Andes, Golsa Yaghoobi, Robert Glick, Cindy Wiseman, David Mudrinich, MM Kent, Doug Randall, John L Newman, Nichelle Wilson-Parish, Amber Perrodin, Suzanne Countryman, Szilvie Kadas, Hisai Kamamura Yale and Kirk Lanier. “I Love Trees” by Szilvie Kadas through Saturday.

HEARTWOOD GALLERY: 428 S. Government St., Fayetteville. 444-0888. Jewelry, pottery, glass, handmade books, textiles, sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings, mixed media, music CDs, wood turnings. More than 30 local artists.

JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY: 318 S. First St., Rogers. juliewaitdesigns.com or 631-8706. Still life photographs by John Murdoch through Jan. 5.

MULLINS LIBRARY: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. uark.edu or 575-6702. “Works” by Michael Riha through December.

THE PERK: 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375. Photographs by Ellen Gregory through December.

POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417. New works by Todd Whetstine, Tim Jones and Lisa Bauer.

ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., Rogers. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988. “Winter” featuring 12 artists through Dec. 31.

TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY AND COFFEEHOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. terrastudios.com or 800-255-8995. Thirty-five regional artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations. Home of the original Bluebird of Happiness.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY: Fayetteville. 575-7987. “Sticks, Stones & Bones/Images from Transient Landscapes” by A.E. Fournet through Friday.


ARKANSAS AIR MUSEUM: Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville. 521-4947. Aircraft from all eras of aviation history.

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM: 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. clintonhousemuseum.org or 444-0066.

GRAVETTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 503 Charlotte St. S.E., Gravette. 787-7334. Early 1900s restored home with displays representing Gravette’ history.

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS: 202 S.W. “O” St., Bentonville. museumofnativeamericanartifacts.org or 273-2456. Free self guided audio tours of Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian and tribal artifacts.

PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK: 15930 U.S. 62, Garfield. 451-8122. Self-guided road tour, 10-mile hiking trail, Civil War museum and bookstore.

PEEL MANSION MUSEUM AND HISTORIC GARDENS: 400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. 273-9664. 1875 Italianate mansion with historic roses and plants.

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK: 506 E. Douglas St., U.S. 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. rogersarkansas.com/museum. “A World War I Christmas” through Jan. 2. “Of Promise and Pain: Life Between the Wars,” “Virgil Lovelace and Life on the Farm,” and “Rogers Auto-Biography, An Automotive History of Rogers” through December.

SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. springdaleark.org/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “Disaster!” Tuesday through April 19. “What’s Its” common items from that past that look strange today, through March 27. “Squeaky Clean” on the history of hygiene through Jan. 16.

SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM: 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE: 1564 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Fayetteville. cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/UADZ.htm or 575-3875. “Arkansas Rocks, Rivers and Roadcuts,” a hands-on exhibit about Arkansas’ geology, through February.

Coming Soon

OVERNIGHT AND DAY HIKES: Dec. 29-31 in the Lake Fort Smith area. Registration required at jdwarnock@cox.net. ozarkhighlandtrail.com.

“LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE”: 7 p.m. Jan. 5-7 and Jan. 10, 8 p.m. Jan. 8-9, and 2 p.m. Jan. 9-10 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Musical with Melissa Gilbert from the TV series. $30.50-$58.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

“LOVE LETTERS”: 8 p.m. Jan. 8-9 and 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Rogers Little Theater. $10. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

“A YEAR WITH TOAD AND FROG”: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. For ages 4 and older. $10.50-$16.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

MARTIN LUTHER KING III: 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Fayetteville Town Center. Free, no tickets required. uark.edu.

“THANK YOU GREGORY, A TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS OF TAP”: 7 p.m. Jan. 20-21 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $25.50-$40.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

HARLEM AMBASSADORS VS. HABITAT HOOPSTARS: 7 p.m. January 21 at HarBer High School in Springdale. Benefits Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. $5-$7.habitatwashco.org or 575-9696.

MARK O’CONNOR’S HOT SWING QUARTET: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20.50-$35.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

NWA ROLLER GIRLS: Killbillies vs. Memphis: 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Starlight Skatium, 612 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. $10-$12; kids 12 and younger free with paying adult. nwarollergirls.com or 444-7827.

“THE DROWSY CHAPERONE”: 7 p.m. Feb. 2-4 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $38.50-$48.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

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