FYI Calendar: ‘Nutcracker’ at WAC, Christmas parade in Springdale, tree lighting in Fort Smith

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet will be joined by a cast of 70 local children for the "The Nutcracker" Nov. 25-27 at the Walton Arts Center. (Courtesy Photo/Daniel Crump)

Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving)

Happy Thanksgiving!


Nov. 25 (Friday)

Drop-In Tour: Art Trail -- Sculpture & nature, 1 p.m., Garrison Lobby at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or

Evenings In Eleven -- 5 & 6 p.m., Eleven Restaurant at Crystal Bridges Museum. $89. 657-2335 or

Royal Winnipeg Ballet's "The Nutcracker" -- With Canada's premiere ballet company, a cast of local children and Tchaikovsky's memorable score, 7 p.m Nov. 25; 2 & 7 p.m. Nov. 26; and 2 p.m. Nov. 27, Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20-$53.

"Stones in His Pockets" -- What happens when big-time Hollywood descends on a small town in Ireland to make a movie, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 18, TheatreSquared in Fayetteville. $25-$57. or 777-7477.


Nov. 26 (Saturday)

Native American Heritage Month Story Time -- 10 a.m., Rogers Public Library. Free.

Super Saturday -- Artsy Craftsy, 10-11 a.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free.

Hot Cocoa Crawl -- 11 a.m., Turnbow Park in Springdale.

Pictures with Santa -- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale.

Tree Lighting -- Keep Fort Smith Beautiful hosts a tree lighting ceremony complete with carolers and food trucks, 5 p.m., Cisterna Park, 1001 Garrison Ave. in Fort Smith.

Christmas Parade of the Ozarks -- 6 p.m., Emma Avenue in Springdale. Free.

Victory Film Series -- "It's A Wonderful Life," 7 p.m., Arkansas Public Theatre at the Victory in Rogers. $10-$15.


Nov. 27 (Sunday)

Author Talk -- With Crescent Dragonwagon, author of "Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread" and "Will It Be Okay?," 2 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free.

Squirrel Jam Fourth Sunday Open Circle -- 5 p.m., Ozark Folkways in Winslow. Free.


On Show

"Ken Smith's Buffalo River Country" -- Remembering the creation of the national river, through December, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. Free. 750-8165 or

"Math Moves! Experiencing Ratio and Proportion" -- Allows kids and families to "playfully investigate ratios and proportions by using their bodies and gestures," all year, Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville. $10.

"A Dash of Apple Vinegar" -- A celebration of the apple industry in Rogers, through Dec. 31, Rogers Historical Museum. Free. 621-1154 or

"Listening Forest" -- Through Jan. 1, Crystal Bridges Museum. $15-$27 for adults, $7-$15 for children.

"We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy" -- Through Jan. 2, Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or

"The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Experience" -- Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. extended through Jan. 12, The JTL Shop on Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale. $6-$12.

"Fashioning America" -- American fashion history through some recognizable names -- Ralph Lauren, Nike, Vera Wang, Levi-Strauss -- but more so through "little-known fashion heroes," through Jan. 30, Crystal Bridges Museum. $12.

"Entre/Between" -- Presenting works that speak to Latinx histories living within and between the United States, through March 20, Crystal Bridges Museum. Free.

"Architecture at Home" -- Five housing prototypes intended to act as a conversation starter for how to improve the places where people live, through 2023, Orchard Trail at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free.

-- Becca Martin-Brown

[email protected]