THURSDAY, DEC. 16
COOKING DEMO — with Chef A.K. Blake, 5 to 6 p.m., Ozark Natural Foods, Fayetteville.
SATURDAY, DEC. 18
Art and Music
FAYETTEVILLE JAZZ COLLECTIVE WITH THE ARKANSAS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA — 7:30 p.m. Arend Arts Center, Bentonville. arkansasphilharmonic.org.
Mind, Body, Spirit
CONTRADANCE TO LIVE MUSIC — 7 p.m. for beginner instruction. VA Auditorium at the VA Medical Center, Fayetteville. Suggested donation $5.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONCERT — 7 p.m., The Auditorium, Eureka Springs. Regional Singers will perform. Donations accepted.
Stage and Screen
“THE SELFISH ELF” — 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and 2 p.m. Dec. 19, White Auditorium, Northwest Arkansas Community College campus. Children’s Christmas Mystery Show. . $1 children, $5 adults. 479-876-1481 or bvvillageplayers.org.
“2013! THE BEGINNING IS HERE” — with author Jim Young, noon to 6 p.m., Eureka Thyme, Eureka Springs.
PERILOUS — book signing with author Tamara Heiner, 1:30 p.m., Nightbird Books, Fayetteville.
SUNDAY, DEC. 19
Art and Music
SACRED HARP SINGERS — 1:30 p.m., Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale. 750-8165.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22
Body, Mind and Spirit
MEET & GREET CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION — 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish and learn “How to be the change, you want to see in the world.” A New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living, Fayetteville. 479-200-6319.
ARKANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP — 6:30 p.m. two Mondays a month in Fayetteville. Free. Actors, directors and walk-ins welcome. Dates and locations vary. For current information, email@example.com or 445-6333.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP — 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays in Fayetteville. For aspiring and experienced authors. With author and teacher, Gabrielle Idlet. $15 per night. firstname.lastname@example.org or 966-5935.
OZARK POETS AND WRITERS COLLECTIVE — 7 p.m., last Tuesday of every month, except December. Meetings will resume in January. Nightbird Books, Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com
Mind, Body, Spirit
FAYETTEVILLE QUAKERS — 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. singing, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. silent worship and 11 a.m. to noon for second hour education Sundays and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Bennett House (Omni Center) on 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. fayettevillefriends.org or 888-909-1110.
WATER EXERCISE CLASSES — 9 to 9:50 a.m., 10 to 10:50 a.m. and 11 to 11:50 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Jones Center. $25 per month. Water Movement, Arthritis Aqua and Fibro Fit. The Jones Center in Springdale has indoor and outdoor walking tracks and trails, and the Fitness Center has weights and equipment for use, all for free. email@example.com or 756-8090 ext. 3518.
SPIRITUAL LIVING GROUP — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Ozark Research Institute, 221 S. Locust Ave., Fayetteville. anewdawnspirituallivingcenter.bbnow.org or 200-6319.
COURSE IN MIRACLES — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 442-0680.
BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 521-2395.
DHARMA TALK — 11 a.m. Sundays at Dramis Hardwood Floors, 2275 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. artibet.net or 587-8920.
HEALING MEDITATION — 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Ozark Research Institute. 582-9197 or www.ozarkresearch.org.
MULTICULTURAL DANCE CLASSES – Miraj Studio, located at 6302 S. Wilkerson St. Ste C, in Fayetteville (3/4 mi west of NWA mall) offers classes for adults and children in Middle Eastern dance . MirajDanceStudio.com or 479-595-4506.
DRUM AND DANCE CLASSES — Monday evenings. Drum class 6 p.m., dance class 7 p.m., drum circle 8:30 p.m. with Angelo Yao, Whole Earth Organic Lounge, Fayetteville. $10 per class. 283-2449 or 587-0262. afriqueaya.org.
DANCE LESSONS — Intermediate Plus Line Dance: 6 to 7 p.m., Beginner Line Dancing: 7 to 8 p.m., and Beginner Couples: 8 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at Country Dance Club, 1400 S. Young St. in Springdale. Two-step, double two-step, waltz, cha-cha, and more. Family friendly, nonsmoking. $5 per person. countrydanceclub.org or 751-9845.
FAYETTEVILLE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS — 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Mount Comfort Presbyterian Church Hall. First 30-minutes devoted to teaching/learning. $3; first time free. 283-9947.
JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB — 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. jonesnet.org or 756-8090 ext. 518.
MORE FOR YOUR MONDAYS TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS — 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Community Access Television in Fayetteville. Technological problems demystified; subject matter directed by attendees. Free; no registration. No class on fifth Mondays. 444-3433.
LIFT WITH FRANCES — 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; WII BOWLING LEAGUE, LINE DANCING and ACRYLIC PAINTS — 10 a.m. Tuesdays; USE IT OR LOSE IT WITH JIMMY CULP — 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; TAI CHI — 10 a.m. Fridays; BRAIN AEROBICS — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, CANASTA — 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, BINGO — 10 a.m. Thursdays, MAHJONG — 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, BRIDGE — 12:30 p.m. Fridays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
BEGINNING LINE DANCING — 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
BRIDGE — 12:30 p.m. Fridays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
BALANCED BODIES — 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Fridays; STRETCH AND FLEX — 9 to 9:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Jones Center in Springdale. Free. The Jones Center in Springdale has indoor and outdoor walking tracks and trails, and the Fitness Center has weights and equipment for use, all for free. thejonescenter.org or 756-8090.
Screen and Stage
MOVIES FOR OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST — due Jan. 1 for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, AR 72550. Filmmakers age 18 and younger, please submit works to T Tauri Youth Film Festival, ttauri.org. Several genres and specifications. $10 entry fee. For full details, ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189.
ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY — Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255.
ARSAGA’S — 1582 Crossover Road Suite 2, Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 527-0690.
ARSAGA’S — 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 444-6557.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS — 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
BENTONVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU — 104 E. Central St. on the square in Bentonville. 271-9153.
BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE OZARKS — 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
CENTER FOR ART AND EDUCATION — 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren. art-ed.org or 474-7767.
CITIZENS BANK GALLERY — 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342 or 846-2738.
THE COMMON GROUNDS — 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. commongroundsar.com or 442-3515. Window decorations by The New School student artists of Christina Mariatti throughout 2010.
CORNER GIFT SHOP — 3582 N. Arkansas 112, Fayetteville. 521-2674. Art by more than 15 local artists and craftsmen.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY — 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.
DDP GALLERY — 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. ddpgallery.com or 442-0001.
FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY — 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. faylib.org or 856-7105.
FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY — East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. FayettevilleUnderground.com or 387-1534.
FIRST THURSDAY ART PROGRAM — for a street sidewalk art program to take place during First Thursday on the Square in downtown Fayetteville. Applications due the 20th of the month through November. Artists must be available to show and present their works from 5 to 8 p.m. for the entire First Thursday event. FirstThursdayFayetteville.com/apply or 521-5776
FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY — 3996 Frontage Road Suite 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 — 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.
JAMMIN JAVA — 21 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, 443-2233.
JOY PRATT MARKHAM GALLERY — Walton Arts Center. 479-443-5600. The sculpture of Anita Huffington through Dec. 23.
JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY — 318 S. First St., Rogers. JulieWaitDesigns.com or 631-8706.
LONG GALLERY — Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Architecture.uark.edu or 575-4704.
MAYAPPLE — 546 W. Center St., Fayetteville. 206-715-3271.
MULLINS LIBRARY — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. libinfo.uark.edu/info/art exhibit.asp or 575-6702.
OZARK FOLKWAYS — 22733 N. U.S. 71, Winslow. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791.
THE PERK — 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375.
POOR RICHARD’S ART — 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417.
ROGERS LITTLE THEATER — 116 S. Second St., Rogers. rogerslittletheater.org or 631-8988.
TEATRO SCARPINO — 329 N. West Ave., Fayetteville. scarpino.com or 409-3772.
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.
TOYS DESIGNED BY ARTISTS EXHIBITION — Annual show runs Dec. 17 through Feb. 20, 2011. Up to three original works per artist created within the last two years and not previously submitted. $15 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry. For complete information, firstname.lastname@example.org, arkarts.com or 501-372-4000.
ULTRA STUDIOS — 118 W. South St., Fayetteville. ultrastudios.org or 935-4040.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY — Fayetteville. 575-7987.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS GLOBAL CAMPUS CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION — 2 E. Center St., Fayetteville. 575-6489.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS STUDENT GALLERY (sUgAR) — 114 Central Ave., Bentonville. 236-1667.
WHITE LOTUS SALON AND MASSAGE — 4750 Mission, Fayetteville. Open Tues-Sat. Featuring local artists and handmade gifts. 582-4806
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.
GRAVETTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM — 503 Charlotte St. SE, Gravette. 787-7334. Early 1900s restored home with displays representing Gravette’s 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.
PRICE TOWER ARTS CENTER — 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, Okla. pricetower.org or 877-424-2424.
ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM — 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. rogersarkansas.com/museum. “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through 2011.
SHILOH MUSEUM — 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. springdalear.gov/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “All Dressed Up” on clothing finery, through Jan. 22. “Down By The Old Mill Stream,” photo exhibit of area grist mills, through Dec. 18.
SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM — 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE — 1564 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. Jr., Fayetteville. cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/BYS/BYS.htm or 575-3875.
VISIONING SESSION — 6 p.m. Dec. 29, A New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living, Fayetteville. Access your inner guidance. 479-200-6319.
NEW YEAR CELEBRATION SHOW — 7 p.m. Dec. 31, Jose’s on Dickson Street, Fayetteville. Live music plus New Years favors and champagne. $10. 521-0194.
INTRODUCTION TO BELLY DANCE WORKSHOP — 9:30 to 11a.m. Jan. 8 and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan 10, Miraj Studio, 6302 S. Wilkerson St. Suite C, Fayetteville. Ages 13 to adult. $15. MirajDanceStudio.com or 479-595-4506.