ARTIST MEGAN WILLIAMSON LECTURE — 5:30 p.m. today in room 213 of the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville. Reception to follow. 575-7987.
WOMEN IN THE ARTS FESTIVAL — 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the OMNI Center, 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. Arts, crafts, music, performance, gift items, food, and more. Free. omnicenter.org or 935-4422.
NWA BOUTIQUE SHOW — 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the NWA Convention Center in Springdale. One-of-a-kind items including home and holiday decor, gourmet food, clothing, children’s items and more. Benefits the Junior League of NWA and local elementary schools. nwaBoutiqueShow.com.
DINNER AND DANCE — 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. Live music with Tulsa’s JD and the Dozers. Benefits Meals on Wheels. $10. 571-2920.
THEATRESQUARED GALA FOR EDUCATION — 6:30 p.m. Friday at the New Mermaids Restaurant (formerly Savor), 2217 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. Dinner and wine reception, wine raffle and cabaret performance by Chris Crawford. Frank and Sara Sharp to receive the 2011 Arts Advocate Award. Benefits the T2 for Education outreach program. $100 and up. theatre2.org/gala or 445-6333.
FALL ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. Wine and Cheese Preview 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Informal antique appraisal fair Sunday with Carlette Fredrickson Mertes. $10 for three items; proceeds benefit Polio Plus. EurekaSpringsAntiqueShows.com
ROCK & GIVE — 6 p.m. Saturday at Jose’s on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Benefits Youth Strategies, Inc. Live music with Contraband, Catfish Jackson and more. Family friendly free event. YouthStrategies.org or 601-7787.
CHRISTMAS IN EUREKA SPRINGS — Christmas Shows Thursdays through Saturdays through Dec. 10 at the Pine Mountain Theater, and Fridays and Saturdays throughDec. 10 at the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down. Candyland Christmas in the Village Nov. 26 through Dec. 24 at Pine Mountain Village. Lighted Victorian snow village with antique train sets 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 25 through Christmas at the Inn of the Ozarks. Christmas Festival Dec. 1-12 in the downtown district. Free Christmas Movies for kids 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 at the Gem so adults can shop without their kids. Candles and Carols 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 at the Queen Anne Mansion with Mrs. Claus reading Christmas stories. eurekasprings.org or 253-7333.
STAGE AND SCREEN
FREE FLIX BEFORE SIX: “HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2″ — 5 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.
“CINDERELLA” — today through Sunday at Arts Live Theatre, in the Continuing Education Auditorium on the Square in Fayetteville. $8-$12. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.
“THE ADDING MACHINE” — 8 p.m. through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre in Fayetteville. Directed by Esteban Arevalo Ibanez. PG-13 production. $7-$16 for the public; free to $3 for UA students with ID. drama.uark.edu or 575-4752.
ROCK OF AGES — 7 p.m. today and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $39-$59. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
LADY GAGA PRESENTS: THE MONSTER BALL TOUR — 7 to 10 p.m. Monday at the Malco’s Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville and Forts Smith Cinema. Concert film recorded February 21 and 22 at Madison Square Garden in New Your. Rated R. $12.50. malco.com.
FOOD FOR FEES — through Sunday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Exchange canned goods and other foods for overdue library fees. Needed items include peanut butter, canned tuna fish or chicken, pork and beans, canned soup or fruit, cereal, and saltine crackers. Each canned or packaged items gets you $1 in current fees waived. Benefits Cooperative Emergency Outreach and Feed Fayetteville. faylib.org or 856-7101.
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR JIM ARNOSKY READING AND BOOKSIGNING — 6:30 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org or 856-7000.
“RHYME FROM THE FIELD & FARM” AUTHOR PAULA SISK — 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.
TELLERS OF TALES STORYTELLING GROUP —10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. Shilohmuseum.org or 750-8165.
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER TIM ERNST — 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Slideshow and book signing with books and calendars for sale. faylib.org or 856-7000.
WOMEN’S OPEN MIC — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nightbird Books. nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.
AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR GERALDINE BROOKS —7 p.m. Sunday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Booksigning to follow. faylib.org or 856-7000.
LIFE WRITERS — 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. shilohmuseum.org or 790-2588.
SONGS IN THE VILLE — 7:30-10 p.m. today at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Effron White hosts with David Starr, Jeep Rosenberg, and Claude “Butch” Morgan. Third Thursdays each month. $10, ages 12 and younger free. uarkballroom.com.
UA TUBA AND EUPHONIUM RECITAL — 7:30 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
MUSIC FACULTY RECITAL — 7 p.m. Friday at the Wal-mart Auditorium at NWACC in Bentonville. With Megan Lewis, Marjorie Taggart, John Garst, David Fountain, Gloria Grilk, and Kerry Johnston. Free. email@example.com or 619-4157.
ALLISON DEAN SOPRANO RECITAL — 8 p.m. Friday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
OBOEMANIA! — 2 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
LUZ DELPILAR CLARINET RECITAL — 8 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
MICHAEL POST TUBA RECITAL — 2 p.m. , and CHASE JONES ALTO SAXOPHONE RECITAL — 6 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYMPHONY BAND AND WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT — 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $5. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
CATALINA ORTEGA AND FERNANDO VALENCIA FLUTE AND PERCUSSION RECITAL — 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
RECITAL IN HONOR OF FRANZ LISZT PERFORMED BY PIANIST OLGA ZELEVINSKAJA — 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
FILMMAKER’S INSTITUTE: BASIC EDITING — 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. For those interested in entering the Fayetteville Stories Community Film Contest. Free. faylib.org or 856-7000.
HOLIDAY HARVEST TABLE ARRANGEMENT CLASS — 6 p.m. today at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. $15-$20, includes materials. bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S BOSTON MOUNTAIN CHAPTER — 7 p.m. today at the Shiloh Museum. shilohmuseum.org or 750-8165.
WILDERNESS LIVING SKILLS — 4 p.m. Friday through 2 p.m. Sunday at the Mary and Murray Looney Education and Research Center in Colcord, OK. Make shelters, fires, and find waters during this survival training weekend. $95, includes workshop, meals and camping for the weekend. OzarkTrackers.org or 267-0420.
WOOL AND WHEEL HAND SPINNERS — 10 a.m. Saturday at the Heritage Center, Ozark Folkways, Winslow. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791.
PHOTO IDENTIFICATION PROJECT — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. Help identify people, places and events from the last 40 years in NWA. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.
ITALIAN STORYTIME — 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Learn basic Italian through stories and games with NWACC professor Valeria Gibertoni and her students. For preschool kids and their families. faylib.org or 856-7000.
SATURDAY MORNING ANIME: — 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For kids. Free. faylib.org or 856-7170.
CONTRADANCE TO LIVE MUSIC — 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the VA Auditorium, Building 3 at the VA Medical Center, 1100 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. Live music by The Olds 78′s. Snacks available or BYO. $5 suggested donation. Every third Saturday. NWAcontra.org.
ART CLASSES — at the Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. For adults: Creative Saturdays 10 to noon Saturdays. For kids: Charcoal and Pastels 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 12. Ages and costs vary. nwaccc.org or 443-9216.
FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET — 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and HOLIDAY MARKET — 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Fayetteville square. SNAP/EBT accepted. Fresh seasonal local produce and meats, holiday baked good, handcrafted items and more. fayettevillefarmersmarket.org.
GARDENLAND EXPRESS — 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 27, noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Gardens scale trains and refreshments. For kids and families. $4-$12. bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
VOLUNTEERS FOR CANNED FOOD CAMPOUT — various times today and Friday to pass out “needs” flyers at the Wal-Mart on Joyce Ave. Help Life Sources International fill their pantry. Contact Serina at Serina@LifeSourceInternational.org or 521-4000.
CHRISTMAS PARADE OF THE OZARKS ENTRIES — due
JURA MARGULIS PIANO STUDIO RECITAL — 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Reception to follow. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
“IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE” — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10, Dec. 15-17, Dec. 22-24, and Dec. 29-31, 2 p.m. Dec. 10-11, Dec. 17-18, Dec. 21, Dec. 24, Dec. 31 through Jan. 1, and 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Dec. 18 and Jan. 1 at TheatreSquared at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. No performance Dec. 25. $22-$28. theatre2.org or 443-5600.
DINNER CHRISTMAS SHOW — 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.