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Sam King
A show by Fayetteville artist Sam King continues through Dec. 5 at the Anne Kittrell Gallery in the Arkansas Union on the University of Arkansas campus. The exhibit includes a video installation and related work. King’s work is a compilation of his day-to-day experiences, that involves the intentional and incidental. Viewers can unveil the different levels of the art as they view the exhibit. King has taught art at the UA, Indiana University and served as director of visual arts for Art Amiss. He is also an award winning musician and has written for the Free Weekly.


Music for the animals
What are you doing on Sunday, other than sitting on the couch hoping the indulgences of Thanksgiving will wear off? If you’re looking for a way to spend a nice Sunday afternoon, head to Arsaga’s on Crossover. Some of Fayetteville’s most popular singer songwriters, Susan Shore, Still on the Hill, Emily Kaitz, Off the Wall and Candy Lee will come together in a benefit from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday for Spay Arkansas. Spay Arkansas, whose goal is “No more homeless pets” is raising money to purchase a specially equipped van that will provide low cost spay and neuter services.
In addition to the music, there will be a silent auction of cards, art, jewelry, spa and massage gift certificates, and more, all ideal for holiday giving. A free event, but donations are encouraged.

Shop locally
Who says there’s no place to shop in downtown Fayetteville? Get out next Thursday night, Dec. 4, and you’ll find that there are lots of unique places to shop in downtown Fayetteville. Enjoy a night on the town during the annual progressive shopping party from 5:30 to 9 p.m. There will be free limousine service between the 12 shops, so bring your friends and shop in style. Plus there will be refreshments at each of the businesses. Catch the limousine at any of these participating shops: Dark Star Visuals, Good Things Boutique, Hand Held, Heartwood Gallery, Jane’s Place, Little Bread Company, Little Mountain Bindery, Nightbird Books, Private Gallery, Something Urban, Terra Tots and World Treasures.

World AIDS Day Observance
The holiday season is a time of inspiration, joy, caring and sharing. To help move into the spirit of the holidays and to bring awareness about some of those who are struggling, plan to attend the University of Arkansas Inspirational Singers concert in observance of World AIDS Day at 6 p.m. Monday at the Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center in Fayetteville. In addition to the performance, United Methodist Bishop Fritz Mutti of Kansas City, Mo. author of “Dancing in the Wheelchair,” a book about HIV/AIDS will speak. Fritz lost two sons to AIDS in the early 1990’s. “One of the problems with this global pandemic is to make people aware. It’s on the back burner,” Mutti said. This is the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day and is a day when individuals and organizations from around the world come together to bring attention to the AIDS epidemic. A reception will follow the presentation and there is no admission charge. For information call 443-4531.

The Gift Of Your Life: Reminiscences
LifeWriters of Arkansas will present a holiday reading and reception at 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Rogers Adult Wellness Center, 2001 W. Persimmon St. in Rogers. Local memoir writers will share seasonal stories about their lives or community. The group encourages audience participation in these holiday reminiscences. For information, call June B. Jefferson at 790-2588.

Drowning Pool at George’s
Texas has been sending some of our favorite country acts this way lately to play the George’s stage, but on Tuesday night, the Lone Star state is loaning us hard rockers, Drowning Pool for one night. The multi-platinum four-piece is reveling in the success of their current hit single “37 Stitches” off their 2007 album, “Full Circle.”

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