8 Days A Week Calendar

Twas the Night, Little House on the Prairie

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All events listed in 8 Days A Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to Fayetteville Free Weekly, P.O. Box 1607, Fayetteville 72702, or e-mail sporter@nwaonline.com at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.

Holiday Happenings

“TWAS THE NIGHT”: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at TheatreSquared at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. Holiday comedy by local playwright Robert Ford. $10-$22. theatresquared.org or 445-6333.

HOLIDAY MOVIE MARATHON: “Up” at 2 p.m. Monday, “Aliens in the Attic” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org or 856-7250.

HOLIDAY ART MARKET: At White Lotus Salon, 4750 E. Mission Blvd. in Fayetteville. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays in December. Art from cards to jewelry, paintings, photography and more by 24 local artists. 582-4806.

FIRST NIGHT FAYETTEVILLE: “Dancing into the Decade”: 6 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31 at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Music, theatre, dance, visual arts, puppetry, storytelling, magic and more. Free-$10. firstnightfayetteville.org.

LIGHTS OF THE OZARKS: through Dec. 31 in historic downtown Fayetteville. lightsoftheozarks.com or 800-766-4626.

Special Events

FIRST THURSDAY: Jan. 7 in downtown Fayetteville. Don Nibert and Pedigree Artists’ Reception: 5-8 p.m. at the Fayetteville Underground. fayettevilleunderground.com or 387-1534.

Stage & Screen

“LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE”: 7 p.m. Jan. 5-7 and Jan. 10, 8 p.m. Jan. 8-9, and 2 p.m. Jan. 9-10 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Musical with Melissa Gilbert. Cast visits the Fayetteville Public Library at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 5. $30.50-$58.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

Words

OMNI OPEN MIC FOR PEACE: 7 p.m. Jan. 3 at the OMNI Center, 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. With Kelly and Donna of Still on the Hill. omnicenter.org or 582-2291.

LIFE WRITERS: 10 a.m. Jan. 4 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.

BOOKTALK@NIGHT “Tinkers” by Paul Harding: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org or 571-2222.

ARKANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. First and third Mondays with Bob Ford. Free; actors, directors and walk-ins welcome. bob@theatresquared.org or 582-4448.

Music

NWA SACRED HARP SINGERS: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shiloh Museum. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

SEQUOYAH SONGWRITER’S CONCERTS: 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at Parker Hall at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville. With Kelly Mulhollan. Free. First Tuesday of each month. Next month, Emily Kaitz. mountsequoyah.org or 443-4531.

Minor Matters

MOVIE BREAK: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”: 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org or 856-7000.

ELECTRA PROJECT: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Group to meet first Thursdays of the month to read plays and discuss strong female characters. For teen girls ages 12-18. Free, registration required. faylib.org or 856-7170.

REGISTER NOW: K-12 theatre classes begin Feb. 22 through May 8 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. 10-week sessions. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.

Auditions, Call For Volunteers, Entries

FAYETTEVILLE MARDI GRAS: Volunteers are needed to help with the February parade and volunteer musicians are needed to be part of the Mardi Gras marching band. E-mail dementedkrewe@yahoo.com.

ENTRIES FOR OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST: Due Jan. 1 to Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, AR 72550. Categories are: Official Selection (narrative or documentaries), Indie Films and College Student Film Showcase. Submission must be on DVD; $10 entry fee. Festival is March 24-28 in Batesville. For more information: ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189.

“BIG RIVER, THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Jan. 4-5 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

“ANNIE” AUDITIONS: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 9 and 2-5 p.m. Jan. 10 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. No experience necessary, bring current photo and prepared song; no accompanist provided. Ages 8-18, teens will play adult roles. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.

“WINNIE THE POOH” AUDITIONS: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-26 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

PHOTOGRAPH SUBMISSIONS: Due Feb. 5 to Crystal Bridges. Local landscapes by local photographers sought for a juried exhibition. Focus on treasured sites at risk of being lost due to development, age and decay. Contact Lori Johnson at crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.

“THE MIRACLE WORKER” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

SPRING BREAK MUSICAL THEATER CAMP AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23 at the Rogers Little Theater. Camp is March 22-26. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

“FOOLS” AUDITIONS: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

FAYETTEVILLE MARDI GRAS: Volunteers are needed to help with the February parade and volunteer musicians are needed to be part of the Mardi Gras marching band. E-mail dementedkrewe@yahoo.com.

ENTRIES FOR OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST: Due Jan. 1 to Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, AR 72550. Categories are: Official Selection (narrative or documentaries), Indie Films and College Student Film Showcase. Submission must be on DVD; $10 entry fee. Festival is March 24-28 in Batesville. For more information: ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189.

“BIG RIVER, THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Jan. 4-5 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

“ANNIE” AUDITIONS: 1-4 p.m. Jan. 9 and 2-5 p.m. Jan. 10 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. No experience necessary, bring current photo and prepared song; no accompanist provided. Ages 8-18, teens will play adult roles. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.

“WINNIE THE POOH” AUDITIONS: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-26 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

PHOTOGRAPH SUBMISSIONS: Due Feb. 5 to Crystal Bridges. Local landscapes by local photographers sought for a juried exhibition. Focus on treasured sites at risk of being lost due to development, age and decay. Contact Lori Johnson at crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.

“THE MIRACLE WORKER” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Feb. 15-16 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

SPRING BREAK MUSICAL THEATER CAMP AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Feb. 22-23 at the Rogers Little Theater. Camp is March 22-26. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

“FOOLS” AUDITIONS: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

“HONK” AUDITIONS: 1-4 p.m. Feb. 27 and 2-5 p.m. Feb. 28 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. Grades K-12. Musical production based on “The Ugly Duckling.” artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.

Art

BENTONVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: 104 E. Central St. 271-9153. “Reclaimed Surfaces” by Gregory Moore through December.

CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography and gifts.

CORNER GIFT SHOP: 3582 N. Arkansas 112, Fayetteville. 521-2674. Art by more than 30 local artists and craftsmen.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY: 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700. “Inspired by Place: The Illustrations of Cara Armstrong and Ard Hoyt” through Jan. 3, 2010.

DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. ddpgallery.com or 442-0001. Small Works group show.

FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. faylib.org or 856-7000. Watercolors by Myrtle Laabs through December.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. fayettevilleunderground.com or 387-1534. Pottery by Don Nibert, and “Matters of Consequence” by Pedigree (Hot Springs artists Christopher Baber and Michael Shaeffer) Jan. 7 through Jan. 30. Cash and Carry Holiday Sale, and a suspended installation by Garrett Hunt through December.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. FourSquareFineArt.com or 422-8607. Works by Timothy C. Tyler, Robert Andes, Golsa Yaghoobi, Robert Glick, Cindy Wiseman, David Mudrinich, MM Kent, Doug Randall, John L Newman, Nichelle Wilson-Parish, Amber Perrodin, Suzanne Countryman, Szilvie Kadas, Hisai Kamamura Yale and Kirk Lanier.

HEARTWOOD GALLERY: 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. Still life photographs by John Murdoch through Jan. 5.

MULLINS LIBRARY: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. uark.edu or 575-6702. “Works” by Michael Riha through December.

THE PERK: 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375. Photographs by Ellen Gregory through December.

POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417. New works by Todd Whetstine, Tim Jones and Lisa Bauer.

ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., Rogers. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988. “Winter” featuring 12 artists, through Dec. 31.

TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY AND COFFEEHOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. terrastudios.com or 800-255-8995. 35 regional artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations. Home of the original Bluebird of Happiness.

Museums

ARKANSAS AIR MUSEUM: Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville. 521-4947. Aircraft from all eras of aviation history.

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’ history.

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS: 202 S.W. “O” St., Bentonville. museumofnativeamericanartifacts.org or 273-2456. Free self-guided audio tours of Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian and tribal artifacts.

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. 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. rogersarkansas.com/museum. “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through 2011. “Of Promise and Pain: Life Between the Wars” through June. “Virgil Lovelace and Life on the Farm” and through March 27. “A World War I Christmas” through Jan. 2.

SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. springdaleark.org/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “DISASTER!” through April 19. “What’s Its,” common items from that past that look strange today, through March 27. “Squeaky Clean” on the history of hygiene through Jan. 16.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE: 1564 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. Jr., Fayetteville. cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/UADZ.htm or 575-3875. “Arkansas Rocks, Rivers and Roadcuts,” a hands-on exhibit about Arkansas’ geology, through February.

Coming Soon

THE ROCK’S AUTO EXTRAVAGANZA: 4-9 p.m. Jan. 8, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 9, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Featuring the original Bat Mobile and other prestigious vehicles. Live rock and roll with Jimi Jamison, CRISIS! and Elvis tribute artist Tony Witt. $8-$10; kids younger than 6 are free. CrusinLittleRock.com or 800-844-4781.

“LOVE LETTERS”: 8 p.m. Jan. 8-9 and 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Rogers Little Theater. $10. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

ART CLASSES: Starting Jan. 9: Multimedia for children: 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Sculpture for adults 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Citizens Bank Gallery, 116 E. Buchanan St. in Prairie Grove. Registration required. $70 per month per class. 790-0342 or 846-2738.

CHARLES PEER AND LAWRENCE ROBERTSON ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

STEPHEN IRONSIDE ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 15 at Julie Wait Design Gallery, 318 S. First St. in Rogers. 631-8706.

GREEN YOUR LIFE SERIES: 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 16 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Also 2/20, 3/20 and 4/17. Free. faylib.org or 856-7250.

CABIN FEVER RELIEVER: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Shiloh Museum. New year celebration. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

“A YEAR WITH TOAD AND FROG”: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. For ages 4 and older. $10.50-$16.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

MARTIN LUTHER KING III: 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Fayetteville Town Center. Free, no tickets required. uark.edu.

“THANK YOU GREGORY, A TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS OF TAP”: 7 p.m. Jan. 20-21 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $25.50-$40.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

HARLEM AMBASSADORS VS. HABITAT HOOPSTARS: 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at HarBer High School in Springdale. Benefits Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. $5-$7; children 5 and younger are free. habitatwashco.org or 575-9696.

MARK O’CONNOR’S HOT SWING QUARTET: 8 and 10 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20.50-$35.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

ROBERT BURNS NIGHT: Jan. 23 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. ozarkhighlanders.org or 444-0746.

ROBERT BURNS NIGHT: 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. Feast at 7 p.m.; Scottish attire encouraged. eurekasprings.org or 253-9768.

NWA ROLLER GIRLS: Killbillies vs. Memphis, 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Starlight Skatium, 612 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. $10-$12; kids 12 and younger free with paying adult. nwarollergirls.com or 444-7827.

UA BUSINESS FORCAST LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 29 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. David Wood, Abdul Shaikh, Chris Varvares and Kathy Deck. Registration required. cber.uark.edu/383.asp or 575-4151.

“THE DROWSY CHAPERONE”: 7 p.m. Feb. 2-4 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $38.50-$48.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

“LAURA”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5-6 and Feb. 12-13, and 3 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. Pre-show dinner Feb. 5-6. $9-$20. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

“GOODNIGHT MOON AND THE RUNAWAY BUNNY”: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. For ages 2-7. $10.50-$18.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

NWA ROLLER GIRLS: Backwoods Betties vs. Mo-Kan Roller Girlz: 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Starlight Skatium, 612 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. $10-$12; kids 12 and younger free with paying adult. nwarollergirls.com or 444-7827.

CYRO BAPTISTA’S “BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS”: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $15.50-$32.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

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