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  • Rocktown Slam

    2nd Saturday of every month
    501 E 9th Street, Little Rock
    7:15 p.m.
    Organization: Arkansas Arts Center

    Rocktown Slam has a brief open mic that starts at 7:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to perform -- poets, singers, songwriters, comedians, dancers, and more. After the open mic, we have our slam, in which poets compete with their original work and are judged by five random members of the audience. Cover is only $5. Competing poets pay $10 for a chance to win cash prizes. Contact Rocktown Slam via Facebook or e-mail us at rocktownslam@gmail.com

  • Elf The Musical

    Nov. 25-26
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf the Musical is “happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” says Variety. Don’t miss this modern-day Christmas classic that’s sure to help you embrace your inner elf!

  • Degree Recital: Cody Walter, tuba

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    1:00 pm
  • Degree Recital: Christopher Barnett, oboe

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm
  • University of Arkansas Tuba and Euphonium Quartets

    December 1, 2014
    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    6:00 p.m.
  • Degree Recital: Jackie Anderson, oboe

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    8:00 pm

    University of Arkansas student Jackie Anderson will give an oboe recital. She will be accompanied by Mr. Henry Runkles, piano

  • Degree Recital: Yudai Hironaka, euphonium

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    6:00 p.m.

    University of Arkansas student, Yudai Hironaka will give a euphonium recital. He will be accompanied by Tomoko Kashiwagi and Ms. Yoko Fukuda on the piano.

  • Degree Recital: Tyler Clifford, percussion

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    8:00 pm
  • THIS IS MY HOME

    December 2 to December 30, 2014
    Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 201 West Fourth Street, North Little Rock
    Mon-Fri 10:00AM - 2:00PM

    Featuring the pastel and watermedia art of Mary Ann Stafford. This recognized Arkansas artist presents colorful scenes of our state in Fellowship Hall. Come by and enjoy the open house during Art Walk on December 19, from 5:00 – 7:30 PM. Mary Ann will be present to answer questions about her art. Enjoy refreshments and delightful conversation while viewing the art. Visit Fellowship Hall Monday Through Friday from 10:00-2:00 PM during the month.

  • Praise the Lord! A celebration of the life of Dr. Eddie Jones

    Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm

    Dr. Eddie Jones, 62, was a long - time member of the faculty in the Department of Music in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. He joined the University of Arkansas faculty in 1990, and has influenced countless lives as an educator, performer, and conductor. As an associate professor of music at the University of Arkansas, he taught courses in voice and choral methods. He also served as director of the UA Concert Choir and the UA Inspirational Chorale.

  • University of Arkansas New Music Ensemble

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm

    The December concert of the New Music Ensemble will be "Red Hot" for the holidays. The concert will feature Hot Water/Burn Baby by Roshanne Etezady and Firecracker by Michael Daughtery. Firecracker is a "visual music" and celebrates the rhythmic and explosive potential of the oboe. Burning Music paints a picture of various properties and functions of fire in nature. The piece explores man's relationship with fire - how he makes it for his uses but can never completely control it.

  • Clint Black Christmas With You

    Dec. 4 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Long heralded as one of country music’s brightest stars, the singer/songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor, Clint Black promises to deliver a deep sense of country music history and a performance that’s sure to be a highlight of your holiday season!

  • The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue

    Dec. 5-6
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Second City fans, rejoice! This prominent improv group is well known as the training ground for many now-megafamous alumni, including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Tina Fey, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert. Experience the magic (and mayhem!) of the holiday season with The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue.

  • Beginning Band Ensemble

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    6:00 p.m.
  • Degree Recital: Rachel Phillippe & Melissa Phillips, violin

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    8:00 pm
  • Degree Recital: Tina Dodson, clarinet

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    3:30 pm
  • Degree Recital: Tina Dodson, clarinet

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    3:30 pm
  • Student Recital: Ryan Ashworth, guitar

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    5:30 pm

    Accompanied by Felipe Antonio - guitar, Baron Lyle - violin, Miles Bowlin - double bass, Adam Collins - vibraphone, and Rick Salonen - woodwinds.

  • Degree Recital: Case Cope, flute

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    8:00 pm

    Casey will be accompanied by Tyler Simmons, marimba and Kristy Mezines, piano

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers 10th Annual Capitol Event

    December 6, 2014
    Little Rock Club 400 W. Capitol Little Rock, AR 72201, Little Rock
    5:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    Usher in the holiday season as the Arkansas Chamber Singers celebrate their tenth annual "A Capitol Event” Dinner & Silent Auction at the exclusive Little Rock Club. This year will feature the Big Band sounds of Yesteryear with “Swing Band Reunion” and an exciting silent auction. From the vantage of the Little Rock Club we will watch the fireworks over the Capitol Building and feast on a delicious menu crafted for the evening. Call 501-377-1121 for more details.

  • Degree Recital: Whitney Campbell, clarinet

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    1:00 pm

    Whitney will be accompanied by Kristy Mezines, piano.

  • Degree Recital: Matt Land, french horn

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    6:30 pm
  • University of Arkansas Master Chorale

    First Presbyterian Church , Fayetteville
    7:30 pm

    The U of A Master Chorale will perform peaceful classics by Mendelssohn and Bach, as well as Camille Saint-Saen's charming Orantorio de Noel for choir, organ, and strings. The concert will also feature the FUPC Chancel Choir. Dr. Stephen Caldwell and S. Michael Shuman, conductors.

  • Faculty Recital: Mr. David Malis, baritone

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    8:00 pm
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Big Band Holidays

    Dec. 7 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Led by internationally acclaimed Wynton Marsalis and featuring 15 of the finest soloist, ensemble players and arrangers in jazz music today, the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is on a mission to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz. Don’t miss this opportunity to be entertained and inspired!

  • University of Arkansas Piano Studio Recital

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    8:00 pm

    The piano studio is comprised of undergraduate piano students under the direction of Mr. Jura Margulis.

  • University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Concert

    Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm

    The public is invited to attend. Admission is $1 for students with an ID and $5 for seniors and general public.

  • University of Arkansas Piano Studio Recital

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    8:00 pm

    The piano studio is comprised of undergraduate piano students under the direction of Mr. Jura Margulis.

  • University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum

    Central United Methodist Church, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm

    "A Child's Christmas in Wales" The public is invited to attend. Admission is $5 for the general public and $1 for students with ID. The Schola Cantorum will again reprise its popular presentation of music inspired by and interpolated into a reading of Dylan Thomas’ famous poem. Professor Henry Runkles narrates and Dr. Stephen Caldwell conducts.

  • University of Arkansas Piano Studio Recital

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    8:00 pm

    The piano studio is comprised of undergraduate piano students under the direction of Mr. Jura Margulis.

  • Music Outreach - String Coalition Concert

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm

    Please see the link for more information on the String Coalition: http://wordpress.uark.edu/musicoutreach/string-coalition/

  • Mediaeval Baebes

    Dec. 11 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Mediæval Bæbes will regale with holiday carols sung in ancient languages like Middle English, Medieval French and Cornish. With witty humor and an affinity for castles and cathedrals, these fair maidens bring the medieval holiday season out of the Dark Ages with songs like “We Three Kings” and “Away in a Manger.”

  • MYTHBUSTERS: Behind the Myths

    Dec. 12 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, hosts of the Emmy® nominated and enormously popular Discovery series "MythBusters," come to the WAC stage for a fantastical night of experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories that prove or disprove urban legends and popular misconceptions.

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Holiday Concert: Christmas at the Old State House

    December 12, 13, 14, 2014
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    7:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    Our annual "Christmas at the Old State House," presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board, will feature traditional music of the season, music of new composers and music popular during the American Civil War. The combination of the acoustical magic of the hall and the glorious voices of the Arkansas Chamber Singers promises to pack the house for all three thrilling performances! Free admission. Visit ar-chambersingers.org or call 501-377-1121 for more information.

  • Opening Reception: Solo Exhibition by Rachel Trusty

    December 12th, 2014 5-8 pm
    200 E. Third, Little Rock
    5 - 8 pm

    This exhibition of mixed-media works is held in conjunction with the Historic Arkansas Museums 10th annual Nog-off, a competition for the fanciest egg nog in town.

  • "This is the Garden: Colors Come and Go" a Solo Exhibition by Rachel Trusty

    December 12th, 2014 - February 8, 2015
    200 E. Third, Little Rock
  • Music Outreach - Children's Choir Concert

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm

    Please see the link for more information on the String Coalition: http://wordpress.uark.edu/musicoutreach/string-coalition/

  • "A Very SoNA Christmas" Christmas Pops Concert

    Dec. 13, 2014
    Walton Arts Center's Baum Walker Hall, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
    7:30 p.m.

    The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) continues its 60th Anniversary Season with the ever-popular “A Very SoNA Christmas” on Sat., Dec. 13 at Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall. Performed under the baton of acclaimed SoNA Music Director Paul Haas, “A Very SoNA Christmas” will include your favorite sacred and secular music celebrating the magic and beauty of Christmas. The concert will also feature the SoNA Singers led by the esteemed choral conductor Terry Hicks. Visit www.sonamusic.org

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Holiday Concert: Christmas at the Old State House

    December 12, 13, 14, 2014
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    7:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    Our annual "Christmas at the Old State House," presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board, will feature traditional music of the season, music of new composers and music popular during the American Civil War. The combination of the acoustical magic of the hall and the glorious voices of the Arkansas Chamber Singers promises to pack the house for all three thrilling performances! Free admission. Visit ar-chambersingers.org or call 501-377-1121 for more information.

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Holiday Concert: Christmas at the Old State House

    December 12, 13, 14, 2014
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    3:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    Our annual "Christmas at the Old State House," presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board, will feature traditional music of the season, music of new composers and music popular during the American Civil War. The combination of the acoustical magic of the hall and the glorious voices of the Arkansas Chamber Singers promises to pack the house for all three thrilling performances! Free admission. Visit ar-chambersingers.org or call 501-377-1121 for more information.

  • Special Performance, The Snowman: A Family Concert

    Dec. 14, 2014
    Walton Arts Center's Baum Walker Hall, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
    3 p.m.

    The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) continues its 60th Anniversary Season with an all-new family performance on Sunday, Dec. 14. Under the baton of acclaimed SoNA Music Director Paul Haas, “The Snowman: A Family Concert” will feature a special screening of the Academy-Award nominated holiday film “The Snowman” with extraordinary live orchestral soundtrack. Tickets: $25-$40, www.sonamusic.org/tickets, (479) 443-5600

  • Music Outreach - Private Lesson Student Recital

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    3:00 pm

    This recital will include our students who have taken private lessons through our Music Outreach Program.

  • Moscow Classical Ballet's The Nutcracker

    Dec. 19-21
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Back for its fourth consecutive season, the beloved holiday tradition The Nutcracker is a must-see for the whole family! Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by the venerable Moscow Classical Ballet’s stunning presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet.

  • Ballroom with a Twist

    Jan 17. 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    An unforgettable Night Out featuring favorite reality TV stars from "Dancing with the Stars," "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance" — ballroom dancing never looked so hot! Stars to be announced!

  • Slava's Snowshow

    Jan. 20-25
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW is a fusion of traditional and contemporary theatrical clowning arts that brilliantly creates a world of wonderment and fantasy, transporting you to a joyous dreamlike world that will leave you literally ankle-deep in snow!

  • Tangram

    Jan. 30 2015
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Created and performed by classically trained ballerina Cristiana Casadio and world-class circus artist Stefan Sing, this compelling production encapsulates the struggles of human relationships in a performance that is both beautiful and breathtaking. Imaginative, sensuous and cutting-edge, Tangram questions what it is like to surrender to love and asks us, who is in control?

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Spring Concert: Music of the Civil War Era

    March 13, 14, 15, 2015
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    7:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    We are extremely excited about our 3rd concert this season entitled "Music of the Civil War Era," which will also be presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board. Choral music composed during, performed during, or inspired by the American Civil War featuring music by Verdi, Brahms, Stephen Foster and many Civil War tunes arranged for choir. We bid farewell to our commemoration of this cataclysmic event with a tribute to the men and women who created meaningful beauty during a

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Spring Concert: Music of the Civil War Era

    March 13, 14, 15, 2015
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    7:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    We are extremely excited about our 3rd concert this season entitled "Music of the Civil War Era," which will also be presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board. Choral music composed during, performed during, or inspired by the American Civil War featuring music by Verdi, Brahms, Stephen Foster and many Civil War tunes arranged for choir. We bid farewell to our commemoration of this cataclysmic event with a tribute to the men and women who created meaningful beauty during a

  • Albert Handell workshop

    May 4 to May 8, 2015
    267 osprey dr. On lake hamilton, Hot Springs National Park

    Join me and master artist, Albert Handell for a 5 day indoor/ outdoor oil and pastel workshop. The workshop will be held on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. You may work in either medium and both will be demoed the only living artist who is a member of the hall of fame in both oil painters of America and pastel painters of America, this is an unforgettable experience. Contact Lori Lewis at loritlew@yahoo.com or 5016905674.

Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the State of Arkansas and The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.