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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

  • Artist Inc. Live in Argenta 2014

    Every Monday , 9-15 thru 11-3
    204 East 4th, NLR, AR 72114, North Little Rock
    6-9 PM

    Artist INC Live Argenta is a cutting edge training program that addresses the specific business needs and challenges of artists. Limited to 25 participants, artists gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Go to https://artistincliveinargenta.submittable.com/submit for full application guidelines and details.

  • Basic Training: Cooking

    October 21
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton
    6:00 p.m.

    Classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Pricing is $15 per class or buy a package of all 12 Fall classes, which start on September 23, for $120. Advance registration is required.

  • University of Arkansas Voice Studio Recital

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm

    Enjoy an evening of singing by students of Dr. Moon-Sook Park

  • Mr B's Joybox Express

    October 25-27
    Varies, Osceola
    Varies

    Mr. B’s Joybox Express is the ultimate fusion of extreme athleticism and artistry. A custom-designed bike, a trio of cyclists and a 350-pound piano will traverse 2,000 miles through cities and towns along the Mississippi River Road starting on September 1, 2014 at the Mississippi River headwaters in Lake Itasca, Minnesota and concluding in New Orleans, Louisiana in mid-November. Along the way Mr. B’s Joybox Express is stopping in cities, towns and villages to perform, educate and inspire.

  • Guest Artist Recital: "DoubleSharp" Piano Duo

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    8:00 pm

    The DoubleSharp Piano Duo features Russian-born pianists Natasha Marin and Maria Demina. http://natashamarin.com/double-sharp/

  • Basic Training: Cooking

    October 28, 2014
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton
    6:00 p.m.

    Classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Pricing is $15 per class or buy a package of all 12 Fall classes, which start on September 23, for $120. Advance registration is required.

  • University of Arkansas Trumpet Studio Recital

    Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm

    Enjoy an evening of trumpet playing by students of Dr. Richard Rulli.

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Oct. 31 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Join us in your best Rocky Horror themed costume, and sing along with this screamingly funny, sinfully twisted salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies and rock music - the most popular cult classic of all time. It’s a BYOP* show (Bring Your Own Props). And the best part? It’s Halloween night!

  • Ouachita Arts Celebration

    November 1
    607 Mena Street, Mena
    10am-4pm
    Organization: SouthWest Artists

    In the fall of the year when the leaves begin to change the Artists from the Ouachita Mountains come to celebrate the diversity of the Arts. In the Mena downtown Art District we offer a diverse variety of demonstrations, displays, competitions, music, hands on art, entertainment and much more. We would like to invite you to share in our fine arts, preforming arts, cultural arts and culinary arts. Browse thru many art vendors and shops in the Art District.

  • Basic Training: Cooking

    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton
    6:00 p.m.

    Classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Pricing is $15 per class or buy a package of all 12 Fall classes, which start on September 23, for $120. Advance registration is required.

  • Cameron Carpenter

    Nov. 6 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Cameron Carpenter is smashing the stereotypes of organ music, filling venues around the world with the sounds of his International Touring Organ – a digital organ of Carpenter’s own design. Be among the first to see this one-of-a-kind instrument along with a one-of-a-kind artist!

  • New York Standards Quartet

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

    When the foursome first formed, the concept was straightforward: play the jazz standards they love and grew up with, but with lots of freedom and room for interpretation. The quartet has since developed its own language within the tradition of the standard jazz repertoire, forming a near telepathic relationship onstage and triggering a phenomenal audience response.

  • Table for Two: Polynesian Prime Rib

    November 7
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton
    5:00 p.m.

    The classes start at 5 pm on the dates below and include overnight lodging and a continental breakfast, making this experience a complete mountain getaway for only $200 per couple.

  • Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) Masterworks I Concert

    Nov. 8, 2014
    Walton Arts Center's Baum Walker Hall, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
    7:30 p.m.

    The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) kicks off its 60th Anniversary Season with the Masterworks I concert on Sat., Nov. 8 at Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall. Under the baton of acclaimed Music Director Paul Haas, SoNA’s season opening performance will feature Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Weber’s Concerto No. 2 for Clarinet in E-flat Major, featuring Bulgarian clarinetist Ilian Iliev. Ticket holders are invited to a Creative Conversation with Maestro Haas

  • Basic Training: Cooking

    November 11, 2014
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton
    6:00 p.m.

    November 11 – Curries, Stir Fries, Asian Noodles Classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Pricing is $15 per class or buy a package of all 12 Fall classes, which start on September 23, for $120. Advance registration is required.

  • Table for Two: Holiday Game Hen

    November 14
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton
    5 p.m.

    The classes start at 5 pm and include overnight lodging and a continental breakfast, making this experience a complete mountain getaway for only $200 per couple.

  • Jake Shimabukuro

    Nov. 14 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Experience a night out with a musical “hero,” as declared by Rolling Stone. Hawaiian ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro is fresh, hip and virtuosic. Shimabukuro first won acclaim on YouTube with his innovative covers of songs such as Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Now, on his latest album, Shimabukuro’s star shines even brighter – proving he’s easily one of the world’s most exciting contemporary musicians.

  • Basic Training: Cooking

    November 18
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton
    6:00 p.m.

    Classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Pricing is $15 per class or buy a package of all 12 Fall classes, which start on September 23, for $120. Advance registration is required.

  • Chef's Tasting Dinners- Taste the Victorian Holidays

    November 21
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton

    November 21 - Taste the Victorian Holidays: This feast is inspired by Charles Dickens' late-19th century England, with flavors that would be inviting and familiar to Ebenezer Scrooge. Period costumes are not required, but certainly acceptable.

  • The Dan Band

    Nov. 21 2014
    495 W. Dickson St. , Fayetteville
    Organization: Walton Arts Center

    Dan Finnerty first caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the hit film “Old School,” followed by appearances in “Starsky and Hutch” and “The Hangover.” With its edgy, irreverent and wildly popular renditions of pop songs like “Lady” by Styx and “Milkshake” by Kelis, The Dan Band is sure to have you laughing and singing out loud!

  • 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!

  • Basic Training: Cooking

    November 25 – Pasta
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton
    6:00 p.m.

    November 25 – Pasta Classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Pricing is $15 per class or buy a package of all 12 Fall classes, which start on September 23, for $120. Advance registration is required.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.