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Last Weekend This Decade – Dec. 27-29


How will you spend your last weekend of 2019? Enjoy a live piano and violin concert in Blytheville. The Repertory Theatre is presenting its final weekend of the classic It’s a Wonderful Life, and this is your last chance to view the History Boxes Display at the Walton Arts Center. If you have children, The Wonder Place in Little Rock will be hosting a fun event for them over the holiday break. Happy 2020!

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Little Rock)

This holiday classic is still playing on The Rep’s stage to close the 2019 season. You still have time to experience it before this holiday season is over.  Set in a 1940s radio station on Christmas Eve, enjoy the live radio version of Frank Capra’s classic 1946 film as the actors on stage transform into dozens of characters from Bedford Falls.

Venue: Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Date: December 27- 29
Time: Multiple Showtimes Available
Admission: Tickets Required — Click Here
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Memories Worth Sharing: Walton Arts Center History Boxes by Kathy Thompson (Fayetteville)

The Joy Pratt Markham Gallery presents exhibitions of works by both emerging and internationally recognized artists. The History Box installation of twenty mixed-media assemblages by Fayetteville artist Kathy Thompson is currently on display. The display communicates the power of found objects to convey a sense of time, place, self, and community. Thompson’s boxes explore Walton Arts Center memories through the lens of foundations, programming, giving back, experience and art forms. This 21st History Box celebrating community memories will be on display Dec. 10-31. You still have time to check it out!

Venue: Walton Performing Arts Center
Date: This exhibition ends on December 31
Time: Monday — Friday 12 p.m. — 2 p.m.
Admission: Gallery Admission is Free
Contact: Click Here

Duo Strazzullo — Piano and Violin Concert (Blytheville)

The Arts Council of Mississippi County is pleased to announce a very special event to be presented in the Adams/Vines Building at Arkansas Northeastern College this Saturday evening.   There will be a concert of Piano and Violin duets in the Recital Hall. The concert will feature a brother and sister who are both natives of Italy.  The Violinist is Giorgiana Strazzullo, an accomplished performer who is much sought after to perform with orchestras and small ensembles throughout Italy and much of Europe.  She has garnered numerous awards, recognitions and accolades for the brilliance of her performances. The brother, Gianluca Strazzullo, has been awarded throughout Italy and much of Europe as an outstanding pianist.  He is also recognized in this part of the world, where he has studied at Arkansas State University for a Masters of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance and has recently completed his Doctorate in Piano Performance and Conducting at The University of Memphis.  Numerous concert appearances include solo and chamber works in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and North America. The Duo Strazzullo will present a program of works by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Massenet and Rachmaninoff. These performers are masters of their instruments, both technically as well as musically.  They will provide their audience with a program of some of the world’s most moving melodies with artistry seldom witnessed in this area.

Venue: Arkansas Northeastern College
Date: December 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

A-State Men’s Basketball versus Freed Hardeman University (Jonesboro)

The red wolves have a home game this weekend! Grab some friends or family and head to Jonesboro to cheer on the red wolves in a basketball game against Freed Hardeman!

Venue: First National Bank Arena
Date: December 28
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: Tickets Required
Contact: Click Here

Winter Event with the Ice Castle Trio (Little Rock)

Give the gift of an experience this holiday season! The Wonder Place will have be hosting some fancy friends from Fanciful Fairytale Parties for a fun Frozen-themed event during the Holiday break! There are two sessions available on Friday. Tickets are required.

Venue: The Wonder Place
Date: December 27
Time: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Admission: $21.95- Click Here for tickets
Contact: Click Here

King Cotton Holiday Classic (Pine Bluff)

The King Cotton Holiday Classic tournament is this weekend. There will be several great basketball games with some great teams to entertain you this weekend in competition. Check out the schedule below.

Venue: Pine Bluff Convention Center
Date: December 27-30
Time: Click Here for Schedule
Admission: Admission Required
Contact: Click Here

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