Other venues for entertainment, events and arts this weekend:
fun: silk christmas
“Magical Silk Christmas” A combination of silk, comedy, music and magic sets the stage for two shows in Arkansas. It takes place today at 7:30 pm at 426 W. Markham Street, Robinson Center Performance Hall, Little Rock. Call (501) 244-8800 or visit ticketmaster.com. It takes place Friday at 7:00 pm at First Financial Music Hall, E. Locust St. 101, El Dorado. — Tickets range from $39 to $84. Call (870) 444-3007 or visit eldomad.com.
“Mad on Ice”
Eldorado’s Murphy Arts District revives outdoor amphitheater stage by turning it into a rink “Mad on Ice” Saturday-January 2. Tickets for unlimited skating for one day are $14. Skate rentals are $3 and come in sizes 8 for kids to 15 for men. A season pass, which offers unlimited skating time and skate rentals, is $85, or $145 for two. With pay-as-you-go punch cards, for a fee he skates nine times, after which the tenth skate is free. The cost to hire a skating aid/”helper” Bobby the Seal and Tommy the Reindeer is $5 for a 90 minute cycle. Helmets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at no extra charge.
Each Skater and Spectator must complete a waiver form available online in advance at ldomad.com/madice along with the operating hours of the Skate.
Light: argenta display
Food trucks and local vendor holiday markets are located in the center of the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, the City of North Little Rock and the Argenta Downtown Council’s fifth city. aurora holiday celebrationSaturday from 4:00 to 8:30 pm at Argenta Plaza, 510 Main St., North Little Rock. Chris Kennedy, owner of Black Santa ARK LLC, appears as Santa Claus. At ‘Santa’s Workshop’, from 4pm to 7:30pm, he will be hosting a FREE Children’s Holiday His activity. Families can take pictures with Santa and his 38-foot Christmas tree. Fireworks show begins at 7:30, followed by live music. Visit tinyurl.com/24rm8bjf.
Community musicians and Santa Claus will attend the 5:30 p.m. lighting ceremony and Sherwood’s 2022. Enchanted forest trail of light Opens at 6pm on Fridays. The entrance is located in the Sherwood Sports Complex parking lot past the driveway of Henson Tennis Center at 420 Dee Jay Hudson Drive, 107 Arkansas. Admission is free. Cash donations help us deliver new displays and upgrades each year. Call (501) 835-6893 or visit cityofsherwood.net.
Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs will host an evening holiday light show Saturday, December 12 from 4-9pm. 31st (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). Tickets must be purchased in advance. $20, $5 for children ages 4-12, free for children 3 and under and members. No dogs, no wagons, no alcohol. Visit garvangardens.org or tinyurl.com/y2suc86t.
Cheer up, Eldorado
Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony in Eldorado will be held at 5:30 p.m. today at 101 N. Washington Ave. on the east side of the Union County Courthouse, with dance and music performances, Santa acting as an honorary switch-thrower, and photo ops. I can do it. The Salvation Army will be handing out free cookies and hot chocolate. Call (870) 862-4747 or visit MainStreetElDorado.org.
theater: Tour “Anastasia”
Tour companies bring musicals “Anastasia” (Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Arlens, book by Terrence McNally inspired by the animated film) Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway . Tickets are $30-$40, $10 for students. Call (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012, or visit uca.edu/reynolds.
music: UALR Ensemble
University of Arkansas Little Rock Wind Ensemble, joined by the UALR Jazz Ensemble and Concert Choir to perform today at 6:30 pm at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock. The Wind Ensemble will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “British Folk Song Suite”. A jazz ensemble plays Charles Mingus’ “Nostalgia in Times Square.” Student Christian Waldren goes solo with the band on “Sway.” The Concert Choir joins the Wind Ensemble for conductor Michael Underwood’s arrangement of “Jupiter” from Gustav Holst’s “Planets”. Admission is free.Call (501) 916-3291 or email [email protected]
art: pastel exhibition
Pastel works by over 20 local artists are on display. Arkansas Pastel Society Jury Exhibitionwill kick off with an Art Walk reception on the 3rd Friday at the gallery at Argenta Library, 420 Main St., North Little Rock, 5-8pm on Friday. The exhibition will last until December 9th. Gallery hours are 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday. Admission to the gallery and reception are free. Call (501) 687-1061 or visit NLRLibrary.org.
Akantha GalleryAt 413A Main St., North Little Rock, members of the statewide birch tree community with severe mental illness will be on display at the Argenta Third Friday Art Walk Reception on Fridays from 5-8 p.m. Introducing an artist. The exhibition will last until December 10th. All proceeds from the sale of artwork go directly to the artist. Birch Tree Communities uses painting, drawing, creations and music in the recovery process to help members build self-confidence and self-esteem and provide outlets for emotional expression and communication “in a safe and powerful way.” increase. news release. (501) 529-7390 or (501) 315-3344 or email [email protected] Also [email protected]
dance: Jonesboro ‘The Nutcracker’
The Jonesboro Arts Foundation to launch Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” It takes place Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday at 6:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM at the Forum Theater at 115 East Monroe Avenue, Jonesboro. The sponsor is NEA Baptist. Tickets are $16-$20, $15-$19 for seniors, children, military, Arkansas State students, and faculty. Sunday’s matinee is “Pay what you can.” Call (870) 935-2726 or visit foajonesboro.org.
etc. : Used book sales
Central Arkansas Library System to Hold Final 2022 Friends of CALS Used book sales, Fridays 10am to 6pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm, in the basement of the System’s Main Library at 100 Rock St. in Little Rock. Friends of CALS members can shop early. Today from 5pm to 7pm and also from 10am to 5pm today at the Gallery & Bookstore in Library Square, read gently for his 50% off. Friends memberships can be purchased online at cals.org/about-friends, in person during book sales, or at any CALS branch.
Most books are priced at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers. A book tote will be on sale. Proceeds from book sales support library programs such as the Six Bridges Book Festival, Book Club Kits, Arkansas Sound Concerts, Chapter Programs, Summer Reading Clubs and Youth Programs. Call (501) 918-3000 or visit cals.org.