All events listed in 8 Days a Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to FFW, 203 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701, or fax to 444-7289, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.
Pet photos with Santa today on the Fayetteville Square. $15; benefits the Fayetteville Animal Shelter. 521-1791.
Holiday open house at 5 p.m. Friday at the Citizens Bank Gallery, 116 E. Buchanan, in Prairie Grove. 846-0899.
Musical adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Dec. 7-8 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 9 at NWACC’s White Auditorium in Rogers. For all ages.$6-$8. 619-4228.
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Dec. 6-8 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 9 at TheatreSquared at Nadine Baum Studios at 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville. For ages 10 and older. theatresquared.org or 571-2728.
Christmas parade at dusk Friday in downtown Eureka Springs. eurekaspringschamber.com or 800-6EUREKA.
Holiday Bazaar and Crafts Fair with over 35 vendors, at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Farmington High School Commons. Free. 266-1864.
YouthCAN!’s Family Day with holiday themes, at 10 a.m. Saturday at Community Imagination Studio, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. Free. communityimaginationstudio.org or 442-8585.
Holiday Bazaar at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center at the Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. nwaccc.org or 927-2491.
Holiday Open House Saturday and Sunday at Heartwood Gallery, 428 S. Government St.,in Fayetteville. 444-0888.
Holiday Open House at 3 p.m. Saturday, followed by Christmas Parade at 5 p.m., at the Siloam Springs Museum, 112 N. Maxwell St. siloamspringsmuseum.com or 524-1011.
Christmas Show and Sale featuring weaver Eleanor Lux and potter Karen Foster 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lux Weaving Studio, 18 White St. in Eureka Springs. 253-9636.
Classical Youth Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arend Arts Center, 1901 S.E. J St. in Bentonville. $7-$22. classicalballetacademy.net or 464-0150.
“A Celtic Christmas” with the Mithril Celtic Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Arkansas Best Corporation Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St. in Fort Smith. $13-$27. FortSmithSymphony.org or 452-7575.
Handel’s “Messiah” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $10-$20. Also “Sing-A-Long Messiah” at 2 p.m. Sunday at University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. $8-$12. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
Holiday Open House, featuring booksigning and slide show with Tim Ernst, scenes from “Romeo and Juliet” by the George Elementary School Shakespeare Troupe, and Sons of Confederate Veterans portraying Christmas of 1863 at the log cabin, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.
Alternative Gift Market at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 244 N. East St. in Fayetteville. Supporting over 50 local and international non-profits including Peace at Home, Heifer International and more; give giftcards acknowledging your donations for the holidays.
ACO Chorale Holiday in Music at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $8-$15. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
Holiday Cart Art for Teens at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. faylib.org or 571-2222.
Dark Star Visuals, Dragon’s Lair, Heartwood Gallery, Nightbird Books and Something Urban present “A Progressive Shopping Party”, with limousine service between stores from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m Dec. 6 in Downtown Fayetteville.
Holiday open house and artists reception for Small Works opening 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6. at ddp gallery, 7 E. Mountain St. in Fayetteville. Art by Helen Phillips, Susan Freda, Nicole Sharp, Toma Miller, Mark Traughber, Lucas Taylor, Wrecords by Monkey, Ginny Sims, Joseph Maggiore, Michele Maule, Sarah Nunn, Alexander Abajian. ddpgallery.com or 442-0001.
Holiday sale and show 5 to 8 p.m. Kathy P. Thompson studio and Studio 3, 3 E. Mountain St. in Fayetteville. 521-1502.
Friends of the Library Silent Auction and Book sale at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. Benefits library programs and services. faylib.org or 571-2222, ext. 4340.
St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Charity Ball and Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Live and silent auctions, music and dinner. Black Tie; $125. 936-2934.
Ryan Murphy Cancer Benefit, Casino Night, and Auction at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge in Rogers. Proceeds go to Washington Regional Cancer Support Home of Benton County. $35 and up. 636-4551.
NWA American Red Cross Taste of the World at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Uark Bowl on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Food from around the world from area restaurants. Music by The Odds. $35-$45. nwarkansasredcross.org or 306-4688.
Benefit for Baby Eleanor at 7 p.m. Tuesday at George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $10; Silent auction. Food by Greenhouse Grille. Music by Mark Bilyeu of Big Smith, Mountain of Venus, Joseph Israel, Charliehorse, DJ Hod-I Tiffany Christopher, and Speakeasy. 444-8909.
Artist reception for Jeanie and Susan Wyant at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Arsaga’s, 1582 Crossover Road in Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 527-0690.
Afternoon tea with music by US District Judge Jimm Hendren and Janell Hendren Edwards, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Bella Vista Community Church. $10; benefits local community projects. 855-3108 or 855-1126.
Silver Tea Party benefiting the Carroll County Habitat For Humanity at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Crystal Dining Room at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs. eurekasprings.org or 253-7333.
STAGE & SCREEN
Family Flicks: “What a Girl Wants” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. Free; Next week: “Napoleon Dynamite”. jonesnet.org or 756-8090.
“Annie Get Your Gun” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 8 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Alma Performing Arts Center, 103 E. Main in Alma. $5-$15. almapac.org or 632-2129.
OMNI’s Peace Coffee House hosts open mic night at 7 p.m. Sunday at the United Campus Ministry in Fayetteville. 442-4600.
LifeWriting, a group for people interested in writing the stories of their own lives or those of family and friends, at 10 a.m. Monday at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 790-2588.
BookTalk@Night: “Faubus” by Roy Reed at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. Registration required. faylib.org or 571-2222.
UA Saxophone Ensemble recital at 7:30 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
Chris Davis piano recital at 7 p.m. Friday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
Daniel Godfrey guitar recital at 1 p.m., and Sharon Holloway piano recital at 6 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
Brentwood Bluegrass at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brentwood Community Building. $3. South of Fayetteville on U.S. 71. 839-2119.
Candace Davis piano recital at 5 p.m., and Eddie Jones voice recital at 7 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
Garrett A. Jones double bass recital at 5 p.m., Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and UA Children’s Choirs at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $1-$10. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
Quintessential Woodwinds Quintet recital at 8 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
Piano student studio recital I at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
Finders Keepers at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rogers Historical Museum Annex, 120 W. Poplar in Rogers. rogersarkansas.com/museum or 621-1154.
Amnesty International at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Disciples of Christ Campus Center in Fayetteville. 521-0808.
Computers for Beginners, Part I at 10 a.m. Monday and Part II at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. faylib.org or 571-2222.
Spiritual Australian Didgeridoo workshp with sound therapist Phil Jones at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. unityfay.org or 442-0680.
Quilters United in Learning Togethers: “Fast And Furious” with Pat Coppola at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Holiday Inn in Springdale. quiltguildnwa.org or 273-7153.
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
Spirit of Life series: “Giving Life the Shape of Justice, Loving Neighbor & Self” with Rev. Barbara Hamilton-Holway at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 W. Cleveland St. in Fayetteville. Dec. 16: “Roots Hold Me Close: Tradition, Teachers, and Formation” fayettevilleunitarian.org or 521-8422.
“Why is This Happening to Me … Again” workshops with author Dr. Michael Ryce at 1:30 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Dec. 6 at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. Free. unityfay.org or 442-0680.
“Self Care: Still Crucial, Still Boring…” with Susan Drouilhet, life and business coach, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cafe of Life, 778 Happy Hollow Rd. in Fayetteville. Free. newparadigmscoaching.com or 443-1379.
The Buddhist meditation and spiritual support group, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Arkansas Yoga Center, 1949 N. Green Acres Road, Fayetteville. 521-2395.
A Course in Miracles at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. unityfay.org or 442-0680.
Ozark Mountain Trailmasters at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Jones Center for Families, 922 E. Emma Ave., Room 136, in Springdale. 756-2862.
Fayetteville Public Library’s Star Party for Teens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Fayetteville High School Baseball Field behind the School Administration Building at 1000 Stone St. Dress warmly; hot beverages provied. 571-222, ext. 4324.
Circles, Trees and Triangles at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. For K-5th. faylib.org or 571-2222.
Country Picking at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Senior Center, 945 S. College. All ages and players welcome; Free. 571-2920.
AARP’s Driver Safety Program at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Schmieding Center, 2422 N. Thompson in Springdale. $10, registration required; AARP membership not required; for those 50 and older. schmiedingcenter.org or 751-3043.
AUDITIONS, CALL FOR ENTRIES, VOLUNTEERS
Entries to Fayetteville In Bloom monthly photo contest due the first of each month. firstname.lastname@example.org or 575-8253.
Auditions for Witness for the Prosecution at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
Volunteer puppeteers to carry puppets in the First Night Parade Dec. 31 in Downtown Fayetteville. All ages and heights needed. Jo Ann Kaminsky, 442-0557.
Auditions for “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. Jan. 2-3 at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St. in Rogers. RogersLittleTheater.com or 631-8988.
Entries for the Little Rock Film Festival accepted through February 15 at littlerockfilmfestival.org. $10-$35 per film entry, based on feature length and submission date. Festival is May 15-18. 501-352-5687.
Arsaga’s, 1582 Crossover Road in Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 527-0690. Jeanie and Susan Wyant through December.
Arsaga’s, 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville, 444-6557. Paintings by John Fitzgibbon through Saturday. “Art Salon” featuring works by Cedar J. Kindy, MM Kent, Path Hennon, Esyule Gamache Saturday through December.
Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artcenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441. 13th Annual Artist’s of NWA Fall Regional Art Exhibition through Dec. 13.
The Common Grounds, 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. 442-3515. Rhonda Jones, Sarah Creasman, Elise Taylor and Amber Lawson through December.
ddp gallery, 7 E. Mountain St. Fayetteville. ddpgallery.com or 442-0001. “Small Works 2007″ Wednesday through Jan. 19.
Frameworks 645, 645 W. Dickson, Fayetteville. 443-1692. Drawings and paintings by Nanci Ballew through December.
Fusion Fine Arts Gallery, 109 N. Main St., Bentonville. 273-9278. Erika Nelson through November.
Julie Wait Designs Art Gallery, 318 S. First St., Rogers. 631-8706. Works by Pat Jackson through Dec. 7.
Maison des Tartes, 481 S. School, Fayetteville. 521-1004. Works by the Fayetteville-four, Golsa Yaghoobi, Robert Andes, MM Kent and John Newman, through December.
Mullins Library, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. 575-6702. “Blues in Arkansas and the Ozark Region” through Friday.
The Perk, 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375. “H20 Color” by Paulene Reed, Steve Holst, Marcia Donley, Carlie Alison, Amy Edie and Cheryll Anderson through Friday.
University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fayetteville. 575-7987. “The 85th ADC Awards Exhibition” Monday throug Dec. 20.
Art Emporium, 2914 N. College, Fayetteville. 521-4141.
Artful Spaces, 266 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. 582-5554.
Enigma, 15 N. Block Ave., Fayetteville. 587-0304.
Flat Rock Studio, 2002 S. School St. Fayetteville. flatrockclay.com or 521-3181.
Heartwood Gallery-An Artists Collective. 428 S. Government St., Fayetteville. 444-0888.
Poor Richard’s Art & The Rabbit’s Lair, 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417.
Terra Studios, 12103 Hazel Valley Road, Durham. 643-3314.
Wishing Spring Arts and Crafts Gallery, 8862 W. McNelly Road, Bella Vista. villageartclub.org or 273-1798.
Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth and Commerce Streets, Little Rock. arkarts.com or (501)372-4000. 2007 Collectors Show and Sale Friday through Dec. 30. “Arkansas Pastel Society” through Sunday.
Clinton House Museum, 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. clintonhousemuseum.org or 444-0066.
Gravette Historical Museum, 503 Charlotte St. SE, Gravette. 787-7334. Early 1900s restored home with displays representing Gravette’s history.
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., US Hwy. 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.
Price Tower Arts Center, 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, OK. (877)424-2424. “Oklahoma Moderne: The Art and Design of Olinka Hrdy” through Jan. 13.
Rogers Historical Museum, 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. rogersarkansas.com/museum. “Down a Lazy River: Float Fishing on the White River” through Dec. 2008. “Discovering the Bluff Dwellers” through Sept 2008. “That’s Entertainment: From Vaudeville to Cable TV” through Jan. 2008.
Shiloh Museum, 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. springdaleark.org/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “Tech-Knowledge-Gee!” through June 8. “Open Season” through Jan. 19. “Ozarks at Play” through Dec. 20.
Siloam Springs Museum, 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011. “Primitive Tools of Arkansas” through Feb. 2.
Ebony Fashion Fair “Glam Odyssey: A Fashion Journey Into Bliss & Beyond” at 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Rogers. $21 and up. 283-8312.
“Arkansas Waterfalls: Scenic Icons of the Natural State” and “Yellowstone in Winter” with wilderness photographer Tim Ernst at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Sager Creek Arts Center, 301 E. Twin Springs in Siloam Springs. Admission by donation. 524-4000.
Harmonia Dec. 12 at Nightbird Books, 557 S. School Ave., No. 103 in Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.
“Peter Pan” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14-15 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 15-16 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $16-$40. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
Top Chefs and Rockstars benefit for Peace at Home Family Shelter at 6 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Fayetteville Town Center. Casual attire; $40. peaceathomeshelter.org or 444-8310.
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $8-$18. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
Music on the Mountain: “Spirit of Christmas” concert with jazz saxophonist Grady Nichols at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Clapp Auditorium at Mount Sequoyah Conference and Retreat Center in Fayetteville. $30. 736-2709.
Holiday Art Sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 8-9 at Goodfolk, 229 N. Block St., in Fayetteville. Works by local artists including Cindy Arsaga, Marie Demeroukas, Karen Chotkowski, Michelle Berg-Vogel, William Mayes Flanagan, Susan Shore, Tonya Tubbs, Victoria McKinney, Elizabeth Nevins and Jessica Robin. 521-1812.
“Old Fashioned Christmas” with the Ozarks Chorale Dec. 8 at the AUD in Eureka Springs. ozarkschorale.com
Second Saturday Christmas crafts program at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Rogers Historical Museum Annex, 120 W. Poplar in Rogers. rogersarkansas.com/museum or 621-1154.
Celebrate Hanukkah at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. faylib.org or 571-2222.
“Christmas at the Movies” with the North Arkansas Symphony performing to six short movies at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $28-$40. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
Holiday Show and Sale, and artists’ reception for Cedar J. Kindy, MM Kent, Path Hennon, Esyule Gamache at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Arsaga’s, 2418 N. Gregg Ave., in Fayetteville. 444-6557.
Teen Anime Club: Holiday Crafts at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. faylib.org or 571-2222.
Gingerbread House decorating at 4 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St. faylib.org or 571-2222.
“Home for the Holidays” concert Dec. 14 at the AUD in Eureka Springs. theaud.org
John Two-Hawks Holiday concert Dec. 15 at the AUD in Eureka Springs. johntwohawks.com or 253-5826.
Arkansas Winds: A Musical Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $8-$15. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
Pat Boone Christmas Show at 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at theAlma Performing Arts Center, 103 E. Main in Alma. $30-$40. almapac.org or 632-2129.
Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” at 8 p.m. Dec. 18 at theAlma Performing Arts Center, 103 E. Main in Alma. $22-$40. almapac.org or 632-2129.
OMNI Center Video Underground presents “Joyeux Noel” at 7 p.m. Dec. 23 at United Campus Ministry, 902 W. Maple St. in Fayetteville. Free. omni-vu-films.blogspot.com or 575-6302.
The Cate Brothers Band at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 in at the Comsopoliton Hotel in Downtown Fayetteville. $20 and up; room and dinner packages available. georgesmajesticlounge.com or 527-6618.
First Night Fayetteville at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 in downtown Fayetteville. Fastball, magicians, jugglers, puppeteers, face painters, belly dancers and more. Midnight firework finale. $5-$10. firstnightfayetteville.org or 443-4797.