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Risa's Astrology

Neptune — Numinous & Mysterious

Last Wednesday, Neptune (imagination, dreams, visions, etc.), retrograde in Pisces for five months, turned direct. Retrogrades create deep internal musings. Neptune is the planet of hope, vision and religion, all

Advice Goddess

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Camera and Between A Lock And A Hard Place

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Camera I have a new roommate, and she’s uncomfortable with the cameras in the common areas (living room and kitchen). This became an issue for her after

Cover Story

Holiday Art Sale goes beyond Block Avenue beginnings

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN Not all artists enjoy selling their work. Juli Odum happens to be one who does. “I LOVE the sales process,” she enthuses. “Shows are a lot of

Making Ripples

Tiny birds use big brains to survive winter

AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Like many of our native birds — cardinals, blue jays, woodpeckers, vultures, and owls, to name a few — chickadees don’t migrate. Despite their small size,


A Delightful New ‘Christmas Carol’

When you see “A Christmas Carol” at TheatreSquared — notice I said “when,” not “if,” because you must see it — be there when they open the doors into the


Boston Brass brings friendly, informal performance to WAC

JOCELYN MURPHY It’s a categorically Christmas performance when the world class Boston Brass brings their show “Christmas Bells Are Swingin’” to the Walton Arts Center on Dec. 8. The


Little Craft Show checks all the boxes

LARA JO HIGHTOWER If you’re having trouble completing your holiday gift list, you might want to make plans to attend the Little Craft Show in Bentonville on Dec. 7.

Family Friendly

ACO Chorale presents annual holiday concert

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN “Everyone has a voice and the capacity to sing,” says Denice Parkhurst, director of the Arts Center of the Ozarks Chorale. “I love working with like-minded people

8 Days a Week

8 Days A Week

Dec. 6 (Friday) Preschool Story Time — “Germy Season,” 10 a.m., Bella Vista Public Library. Free. 855-1753. Holly Jolly Junk Ranch — Noon-7 p.m. Dec. 6 & 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

'Tis the Season

‘Nutcrackers’ and Winter Break Wonders bring joy to holidays

BECCA MARTIN-BROWN Ongoing The Rink at Lawrence Plaza — 5-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5-9 p.m. Friday; noon-9 p.m. Saturday; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, through Jan. 20, 214 N.E. A St. in