1. ‘Park’s Pants’
Through Nov. 22: “Park’s Pants” is an exhibit featuring works by Nancy Nolan, one of Arkansas’ best-known photographers, and filmmaker Dave Anderson. For 20 years, Nolan has taken photographs of her prematurely born son Park in the same pair of his father’s jeans, recording his “physical, emotional and intellectual evolution.” Anderson’s film documents the final photoshoot. This Art in the Park exhibit is being held at Wildwood Park for the Arts, and can be viewed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m., Sundays.
(501) 821-7275 | wildwoodpark.org
Nov. 1 through 15: The Victory Theater in Rogers is the site of the hilarity and “horror” that ensues when Wednesday Addams, now the adult “princess of darkness,” brings her new love and his parents — “normals” — to meet her family. It’s every father’s worst nightmare, and you’ll enjoy watching it unfold. Performances will be held at 2 p.m., Nov. 1, 8 and 15 and at 8 p.m., Nov. 5 through 7 and Nov. 12 through 15.
(479) 631-8988 | arkansaspublictheatre.org
3. Toyland on the Square
Nov. 6: The Bentonville Downtown Square is the place to be on the first Friday in November, as Wal-Mart toy vendors from across the United States will be on hand to showcase their new toy lines. Parents, here’s your chance to help Santa with his list. Live music, food and activities to keep the children busy will round out the day.
(479) 254-0254 | downtownbentonville.org
Nov. 10 through 15: Walton Arts Center’s Broadway Series gets off to a spectacular start with “Pippin” (photo at top of page). With songs from the composer who made us “Wicked,” this musical is full of acrobatics, magical feats and a captivating tale. You’ll want to dance and sing along with standards like “Corner of the Sky,” “Glory,” and “Love Song.” Tickets are $36 to $70 each.
(479) 443-5600 | waltonartscenter.org
Nov. 11: Veterans Day is the ideal day to honor Arkansas’ veterans, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum is an ideal location. Join KTHV anchor Craig O’Neill, emcee, and Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and wife Elizabeth, honorary chairs, for this third annual event. A number of organizations, businesses and individuals will be recognized for their significant contributions to Arkansas’ veteran community.
(501) 246-5341 | arvets.org
Nov. 19: Help raise funds for the newly renovated Mid-America Science Museum. Tickets are $85 each or $70 if purchased online, and the evening will include food, drinks, music, a silent auction and the opportunity to enjoy many of the hands-on activities that make the museum a “must see.”
(501) 767-3461 | midamericamuseum.org
7. ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
Nov. 20: Little Rock’s Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School is well known for its arts programs, so this performance of Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing,” the story of Beatrice and Benedick, Don John and Hero and Claudio, promises to be well produced and delightful. Tickets are $10 per adult and $7 per student. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Parkview’s Metcalf Auditorium.
(501) 447-2359 | parkviewtheatre.com
8. “The Nutcracker Ballet”
Nov. 20 through 24: You don’t want to miss this classic about Clara’s magical dream featuring the King Rat, the Nutcracker, the Snow Queen and the Kingdom of Sweets. Staged at the Forum Theatre in Jonesboro, this show is the perfect way to begin the holiday season. Performances on Nov. 20, 21, 23 and 24 begin at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Nov. 22. Tickets are $8 per child, $17 per adult.
(870) 935-2726 | foajonesboro.org
9. Thanksgiving Day Buffet and Gospel Concert
Nov. 26: Don’t spend days preparing a Thanksgiving feast — let the staff at Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Skillet Restaurant do the work for you. Gather the family and travel to Mountain View to enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., then venture over to the Crafts Village to kickoff your holiday shopping. Return to the White Oak Theater at 7 p.m. to enjoy an evening of gospel music.
(870) 269-3851 | ozarkfolkcenter.com
10. 80th Annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest & Wings Over the Prairie Festival
Nov. 21 through 28: Celebrate all things “duck” in Stuttgart, the Duck Capital of the World, during this annual festival. Queen Mallard, Junior Queen Mallard and the Champion Duck Caller will all be “crowned,” and the festival will include duck gumbo cooking contests, an arts and crafts fair, a 5K/10K race and much more.
(870) 673-1602 | stuttgartarkansas.org