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.
MUSIC AND SILENT AUCTION BENEFIT: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Arsaga’s Crossover. Music by Kelly and Donna, Susan Shore, Emily Kaitz, Off the Wall and Candy Lee. Auction of art, cards, gifts and more. A benefit for Spay Arkansas. 442-7472.
SANTA IN THE PARK: Friday at Basin Park in Eureka Springs. eurekaspringschamber.com.
TREE LIGHTING: 5 p.m. Saturday at 10 locations in Bella Vista. Each tree has a theme and is a donation location for an area nonprofit. bellavistapoa.com or 855-5014.
CHRISTMAS PARADE: 7 p.m. Monday in downtown Rogers. Santa, choirs, floats and more. mainstreetrogers.com or 936-5487.
“OH CHRISTMAS TREE” THEME TOURS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Dec. 2-Jan. 3 at Hawkins House, Rogers Historical Museum, 322 S. Second St. in Rogers. rogersarkansas.com/museum or 621-1154.
SILVER TEA: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. Benefits local charity; hosted by St. James’ Episcopal Church women. Admission by donation; public invited.
HOLIDAY ART SALE OPENING: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4 at ddp gallery, 7 E. Mountain St. in Fayetteville. Work by Chris Weaver, Susan Hutchcroft, J.J. McCracken, Gregory Moore, James Kunzelmann, Zack Pinson, Jon Lee, Cicada Books, Amanda Salov, Flannery Grace Horan and Jill Anthes.
HOLIDAY ART SALE: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4 at Kathy Thompson’s Studio 3, 3 W. Mountain in Fayetteville. Kathy Thompson: platters, paintings, etc; Meredith Boswell: bowls, ottomans, and other ceramics; Cindy Arsaga: small encaustic paintings; Joseph Brajcki: delectable foods prepared for gifting; Winne Farms: Winter food contracts and vegetables; Mary Thompson: recycled warm wearables; Adam Posnack: functional porcelain; Laurie Foster: homegrown wool blankets; Tonya Tubbs: magnetic dolls; Jacqueline Shin: candies suitable for gifting.
PROGRESSIVE SHOPPING PARTY: 5:30-9 p.m. Dec. 4 in downtown Fayetteville. Limo service between stores. Dark Star Visuals, Good Things Boutique, Hand Held, Heartwood Gallery, Jane’s Place, Little Bread Co., Little Mountain Bindery, Nightbird Books, Private Gallery, Something Urban, Terra Tots and World Treasures.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: 7 p.m. Dec. 4-6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. A production of the University Theater. $14-$22. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
WORLD AIDS DAY CONCERT: The UA Inspirational Singers at 6 p.m. Monday at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville. Free. 443-4531.
MARK HENDERSON COMPOSITION RECITAL: 8 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
MAJA GILLEN VOICE RECITAL: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FOR THE SAXOPHONE: Mario Ciaccio at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
UA TUBA & EUPHONIUM ENSEMBLE RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
LIFEWRITING: 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.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Disciples of Christ Campus Center in Fayetteville. 521-0808.
QUILT: Karen Swenson at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Holiday Inn in Springdale. $20 Membership required after first meeting. quiltguildnwa.org. JoeAnnReaves@aol.com or 925-7001.
DRESS UP AND DANCE: 8 and 9 p.m. Fridays at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. $10; scarpino.com or 409-3772.
SALSA LESSONS: 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Deja Vu, 3404 S.E Macy Road in Bentonville. Free; taught by Arkansas Dance Connection. dejavubentonville.com or 464-9677.
DANCE LESSONS: 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Uncle Gaylord’s, 315 W. Mountain St. in Fayetteville. 4 weeks, 1 night per week, $55-$100; preregistration requested. elaynesdance.com or 595-9595.
Mind, Body, Spirit
FAYETTEVILLE FREE THINKERS: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. fayfreethinkers.com or 442-6738.
EMOTIONS ANONYMOUS: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, and noon Thursdays at Sequoyah United Methodist Church, 1910 Old Wire Road in Fayetteville. emotionsanonymous.org or 409-4490.
BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 422-6526.
A COURSE IN MIRACLES: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville. unityfay.org or 442-0680.
DHARMA TALK: 11 a.m. Sundays at Dramis Hardwood Floors, 2275 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. tcia.com or 587-8920.
STILL MIND MEDITATION: 9 p.m. Sundays at the School of Metaphysics in Fayetteville. som.org or 527-6804.
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY: 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Jones Center for Families. 601-4984.
WAR EAGLE VALLEY LOOP TRAIL HIKE: 9 a.m. today from the Townsend Ridge Road trailhead. With Flip Putthoff; bring water and lunch; approximately four hours. 925-2977.
GUN SEASON: through Dec. 28. Be careful and aware during hunting season, and check for trail closures at arkansasstateparks.com.
UA RAZORBACKS VS. LSU: 1:30 p.m. Friday in Little Rock. Broadcast on CBS. arkansasrazorbacks.com.
WRESTLEMANIA READING CHALLENGE: December through Jan. 12 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Read 10 items; prizes. For grades 5-12. faylib.org or 571-2222, ext. 4370.
WINTER WONDERLAND WORKSHOP: at 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required; free; for grades K-5th. faylib.org or 856-7170.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND JUNIOR AUDITIONS: 1-4 p.m. Dec. 6-7, and 6-8 p.m. Dec. 8 at Arts Live Theatre, 1378 N. College in the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center in Fayetteville. Open to ages 7-18. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.
Auditions, Call For Volunteers, Entries
“A MURDER ANNOUNCED” AUDITIONS: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org 751-5441.
“KISS ME KATE” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Jan. 5-6 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.com or 631-8988.
CALL FOR ARTWORK: Seeking art produced by Sid Sargent including works on paper, paintings, sculpture, 3D, boxes, charms, letters, cards, sewn works such as bags, hats, dolls. All accepted artwork will be catalogued, insured, displayed professionally and returned after close of exhibit. Work will be accepted Jan. 7-13. Exhibition will be Jan. 21 thru Feb. 21 at ddp gallery in Fayetteville. Contact Dede Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 442-0001.
Art by James Kunzelmann is part of the holiday show that opens on Dec. 4 at the ddp gallery
ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. Works by Sam King through Dec. 5.
ARSAGA’S: 1582 Crossover Road, Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 527-0690. Sculptural masks by Ingrid Gipson through November.
ARSAGA’S: 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 444-6557. Paintings by Greg Moore through November.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441. Artists of NWA Exhibition through Dec. 19.
CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan, Prairie Grove. 846-0899. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, photography and more.
THE COMMON GROUNDS: 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. commongroundsar.com or 442-3515. Paintings and photographs by Steve Adair, LaDonna Shub and Courtney Knieff through December.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY: 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700. “Formulation: Articulation” by Josef Albers through Dec. 27.
DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. ddpgallery.com or 442-0001. Small Works Show Dec. 4 through Jan. 10.
FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 112 W. Center St., Fayetteville. FourSquareFineArt.com or 422-8607.
THE GALLERY: 509 W. Spring St., Ste. 225, Fayetteville. artexponwa.org or 361-1211. A downtown Fayetteville artists’ collective featuring Juan Torres, Doug Randall, Dianna Michelle, David Bachman, J. P. McCauley, Jaquita Ball, Nathan Beatty, Mike Skinner, Harry McDermott, Elizabeth Nevin, and Karolyn Farrell.
HEARTWOOD GALLERY: An Artists’ Collective. 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. Works by Robert Glick through Dec. 26.
MAYAPPLE: 546 W. Center St., Fayetteville. 206-715-3271. Works by Olivia Corrado, Ben Buoniuto, Sage Billing and Greg Moore through November.
OZARK GLASSWORKS, GALLERY & SCHOOL: 675 E Huntsville Road, Fayetteville. 387-6773.
POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417.
RICHLAND NURSERY AND ART GALLERY: Hwy 23 South, Huntsville. 738-5305.
ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., in Rogers. RogersLittleTheater.com or 631-8988. “Candle Series” by Sarah Creasman through Dec. 29.
TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY & COFFEE HOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road, off Hwy 16E in Durham. terrastudios.com or (800) 255-8995. Featuring art work by over 30 artists, 10 acres of gardens in the Art Park with murals and sculpture installations. Home of the Original Bluebird of Happiness. Local artists showcase, Angel Oil Lamps, and Bluebirds of Happiness giveaway Monday through December. Works by Gary Carter through November.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY: Fayetteville. 575-7987. “New Hybrids: Ink and Graphite” by John Swindler Wednesday through Jan. 16.
ARKANSAS AIR MUSEUM: Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville. 521-4947. Aircraft from all eras of aviation history.
ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER: Ninth and Commerce Streets, Little Rock. arkarts.com or (501) 372-4000. “Factories: Warhol, Sex and Disasters” Photographs by Tim Hursley Friday through Feb. 1. “ Andy Warhol: 15 Weeks of Fame” through Feb. 1. “Building the Collection: Rackstraw Downes” through Dec. 7.
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., U.S. Hwy. 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.
PRICE TOWER ARTS CENTER: 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, OK. pricetower.org or 877-424-2424. “3-ology Triennial 2008: Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things” through Jan. 4.
ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. rogersarkansas.com/museum. “Virgil Lovelace and Life on the Farm” through August 2010. “Down a Lazy River: Float Fishing on the White River” through April 2009. “Discovering the Bluff Dwellers” through Jan. 2009.
SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. springdaleark.org/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “Ozark Voices: Personal Stories from Northwest Arkansas” through Jan. 17.
SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM: 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011. “Collector’s Collections” through Jan. 14.
More Holiday Events
ARKANSAS CRAFT GUILD CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 5-7 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. $5-$8. 870-269-3897.
CHRISTMAS PARADE: Dec. 5 in downtown Eureka Springs. eurekaspringschamber.com.
HOLIDAY MARKET: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Dec. 5-6 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Local farmers and other vendors. bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
SANTA IN THE PARK: 5-7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 5-20 in Centennial Park in the Rogers Historic District. mainstreetrogers.com or 936-5487.
HOLIDAY ART SALE: 7-9 p.m. Dec. 5 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at Goodfolk, 229 N. Block St., Fayetteville. Marie Demeroukas, Karen Chotkowski, Michelle Berg-Vogel, William Mayes Flanagan, Debra Dubois, Steve Moore, Susan Shore, Victoria McKinney, Elizabeth Nevin, and Jessica Robin. 521-1812 or 587-8920.
HOLIDAY PARTY: Dec. 6 at Mayapple, 546 W. Center St. in Fayetteville. 206-715-3271.
CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES: 2-6 p.m. Dec. 6 in Eureka Springs. Self-guided tour of Victorian homes. Choir music, carolers, refreshments, period costumes. $15-$20; kids under 12 free. eurekaspringschamber.com.
LIVING WINDOWS DISPLAY: Dec. 6 Main Street in Van Buren. vanburen.org or 474-0332.
CHRISTMAS BALL: Dec. 6 at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs. Benefits Eureka Springs Historical Museum. Victorian dress optional. eurekaspringschamber.com.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 3-6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Siloam Springs Museum, 112 N. Maxwell St. 524-4011.
CHRISTMAS FROLIC & OPEN HOUSE: Dec. 7 at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock. An 1800s style Christmas celebration. 501-324-9304.
ACO YOUTH CHOIR HOLIDAY CONCERT: 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks. $4-$8. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
WINTERFEST CHORAL CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
GINGERBREAD DECORATING WORKSHOP: 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required; for children and families. faylib.org or 856-7270.
ARTS LIVE THEATRE’S “CHRISTMAS CAROL HIGH SCHOOL”: 7 p.m. Dec. 12-13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 13-14 at the UA Continuing Education Building on the Square in Fayetteville. $8-$12. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at The AUD in Eureka Springs. Local musicians; admission by donation. theaud.com or 253-2586.
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12-13 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $9-$20. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
CECE WINANS’ HOLIDAY SHOW: 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20-$45. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
BELLA VISTA WINTER CARNIVAL: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 13 at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Games, Santa Claus, prizes, storytelling, and more. Free; reservations requested. Snow date: 1-4 p.m. Dec. 14. 855-5073.
HANUKKAH CELEBRATION FOR CHILDREN: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free, registration required. faylib.org or 856-7170.
SWEET TREATS COOKIE TOUR: Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 13 at 12 Bed and Breakfast Inns in Eureka Springs. $20; self guided tour. allianceofbetterbandbs.com/eureka-springs-cookie-tour.htm.
OZARK HANDBELL ENSEMBLE: 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org or 856-7250.
GALLERY STROLL: All day until 9 p.m. Dec. 13 in Eureka Springs. artofeureka.com
CLASSICAL BALLET ACADEMY’S THE NUTCRACKER: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at Arend Arts Center, 1901 S.E. “J” St. in Bentonville. $7-$22. classicalballetacademy.net.
ARTISTS RECEPTION AND HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 5-8 p.m. Dec. 18 at Four Square Fine Art Gallery, 112 W. Center St. in Fayetteville. Show and sale through Jan. 10. FourSquareFineArt.com or 422-8607.
ARKANSAS WINDS MUSICAL HOLIDAY: 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $8-$16. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
FIRST NIGHT FAYETTEVILLE: 6 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31 at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $5-$30. firstnightfayetteville.com or 443-4797.
OMNI CENTER DEMONSTRATION FOR U.S. TROOP WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ: 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at the corner of Mall Avenue and Joyce Boulevard in Fayetteville. Signs provided. Follow up demonstrations first Saturdays of the month at this location. makejobsnotwars.com or 586-2053.
BATTLE OF PRAIRIE GROVE RE-ENACTMENTS: 1 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Guided tours through Confederate, Civilian and Union camps, spinning and lace-making demonstrations, and more. $4 per vehicle. arkansasstateparks.com or 846-2990.
OZARK POETRY SLAM: 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Smiling Jack’s in Fayetteville. Haiku Slam, all ages, no ill-behaved children, $5 cover. 466-6006.
TOP CHEFS & ROCK STARS: 5:30-10 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Fayetteville Town Center. Benefits Peace at Home Family Shelter. $50. Chef from Team Tyson, Team Simmons, Holiday Inn, Herman’s Rib House, Cafe Rue Orleans, Theo’s, Chartwell’s and others. Rockstars include Big Un’s, Ultra Suede, Tiffany Christopher, T.J. Scarlett, Claudia Burson, Effron White, Oreo Blue, Opal Fly, Mountain Sprout, Joe Giles and the Homewreckers, and more. peaceathomeshelter.org or 444-8310.
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT: 7 p.m. Dec. 16-18 and Dec. 21, 8 p.m. Dec. 19-20, and 2 p.m. Dec. 20-21 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $45-$75. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
THE WIZARD OF OZ: 7 p.m. Jan. 6-8 and Jan. 11, and 8 p.m. Jan. 9-10, and 2 p.m. Jan. 10-11 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20-$58. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
DRUMLINE LIVE: 7 p.m. Jan. 22 and 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20-$45. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
COMEDIAN BRIAN REGAN: 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $39.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $15-$30. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
THEATRE SQUARED: “RABBIT HOLE”: 8 p.m. Jan. 30-31, Feb. 5-7 and Feb. 12-14, and 2 p.m. Feb. 1, Feb. 8, and Feb. 15 at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. $22. theatresquared.org or 445-6333.
STELLALUNA: 11 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10-$16. $5 Family workshop at 12:30 p.m. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
IRA GLASS: RADIO STORIES AND OTHER STORIES: 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20-$38. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.