Best Bets: January filled with arts events you don’t want to miss

Best Bets: January filled with arts events you don’t want to miss

Bella Vista Historical Museum

Bella Vista

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The Bella Vista Historical Museum recently received two 100-year-old slot machines that were used at the Bella Vista Summer Resort at Lake Bella Vista in the 1920s. The Linebarger Brothers opened the resort in 1917 and kept it running every summer for over 30 years. The slot machines are now on permanent display in the Linebarger Room. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, and admission is free.


Crystal Bridges Museum


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Through Jan. 30 — “Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour,” Crystal Bridges’ first exhibition dedicated to fashion and “the first to present American fashion as a powerful emblem of global visual culture, amplified by movies, television, red carpets, and social media,” Temporary Exhibition Gallery. $12.

Through Jan. 31 — “Architecture at Home,” an outdoor architecture exhibition bringing together five prototypes for homes to spark a dialogue about contemporary housing, Orchard Trail. Free.

Through March 20 — “Entre/Between,” a multi-sited exhibition presenting works that speak to Latinx histories living within and between the United States, Early American Gallery. Free.

Through March 27 — “Loring Taoka: Plus/Minus,” inviting visitors to “engage with the pattern through moments of optical disruption through the lenses of frosted glass, light boxes, gels, acrylics, and protrusions that pull the pattern off the wall,” Contemporary Art Gallery. Free.

Jan. 23-March 13 — Studio 55+: Visual Art Journaling With Ruth Lawlor, 1-3 p.m. Mondays. $150.


21c Museum Hotel


Jan. 14 — “Still, Life: Mourning, Meaning, Mending” — Featuring a diverse and acclaimed group of 47 artists from all over the world, the exhibit “explores how contemporary art offers solace and insight, meaning and purpose,” through December 2023. Opening reception 4-6 p.m. Jan. 14 with remarks by Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites at 4:30 p.m., followed by a presentation by featured artist Portia Munson.


Rogers Historical Museum


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Jan. 14 — “The Etiquette of Courtship,” themed tours of the turn-of-the-20th-century Hawkins House, through May 20. Free.

Jan. 14 — “From Portraits to Polaroids,” a selection of photographs and cameras that illustrate the evolution of photography from formal portraits to candid Polaroids and instant photography, Collections Gallery, through July 8. Free.


Arkansas Public Theatre


Jan. 20 — SeasonLeaks!, announcing Season 38, doors open at 6 p.m. with food and drinks, announcement at 7 p.m. $10.

Feb. 10-26 — “Little Shop of Horrors,” 8 p.m. Feb. 10-11, 2 p.m. Feb. 12, again Feb. 16-19 and 23-26. Tickets on sale Jan. 13 at noon.


Shiloh Museum of Ozark History


Through Feb. 28 — “DigiKnow?,” an exhibit showcasing historic photos, how the museum preserves its images digitally, and ways visitors can do the same. Free.

Through Feb. 28 — “Ken Smith’s Buffalo River Country,” a photo exhibit showcasing the beauty of the Buffalo National River and those who advocated for its preservation. Free.




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Jan. 25 — “Kim’s Convenience” by Ins Choi, the predecessor to the hit comedy series on Netflix, through Feb. 19. $27 & up.


Walton Arts Center


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Jan. 13 — Indie Films Central and South America, curated by Fayetteville Film Fest, 8 p.m. $15.

Jan. 14 — The 5 Browns, one family, five pianos and 50 fingers, 8 p.m. $10.

Jan. 17-22 — “Tootsie,” the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Showtimes vary by day. $41 & up.

Jan. 24 — Time for Three, a trio that transcends classification, with vocals, violin and double bass, 7 p.m. $18 & up.

Jan. 26 — Davina & The Vagabonds, 7:30 p.m. Sold out.

Jan. 27 — Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience, 7:30 p.m. Sold out.

Jan. 30 — The Music of Sam Cooke: The King of Soul, starring Bradd Marquis, 7 p.m. $29 & up.


Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

Fort Smith

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Jan. 22 — “Pablo Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection,” through April 23. Free.

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