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'In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play),' a production about Victorian hysteria, starts Friday at The Weekend Theater

While Dr. Givings experiments with a new electrical invention designed to cure hysteria, an early approximation of the vibrator, his wife, Catherine, takes care of their newborn daughter just a wall away, eavesdropping with jealousy and confusion while struggling to breastfeed. This premise sets off a world of tension in "In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)," running at The Weekend Theater for the first three weeks of December.
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'Guys and Dolls' opens at the Rep on Wednesday

Forget about the present for an evening and get transported to a world of cigarette smoke, pinstripe suits and tumbling dice. "Guys and Dolls" is at The Rep for all of December.
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Slideshow: The Eagles at Simmons Bank Arena

Arkansas Times staff photographer Brian Chilson finished off Thanksgiving weekend with a visit to Simmons Bank Arena to see The Eagles on Sunday, Nov. 27.

Slideshow: Five Finger Death Punch at Simmons Bank Arena

Arkansas Times staff photographer Brian Chilson caught heavy metal superstars Five Finger Death Punch at Simmons Bank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 26.
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'Fiddler on the Roof' opens Friday at Robinson

This month, the Tony Award-winning story of Tevye the milkman’s struggle to maintain his family’s traditional Jewish religious and cultural lifestyle in the wake of encroaching modern influences comes to the Robinson Center stage.

Kick off the holiday season early with Hendrix College's Candlelight Carol Service

Ring in the holiday season early by attending the Candlelight Carol Service at Hendrix College’s Greene Chapel, a 225-person sanctuary so peaceful and picturesque that it is often reserved far in advance for the weddings of couples who met at the cozy liberal arts school in Conway.
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Former child actor Jennette McCurdy, author of "I'm Glad My Mom Died," to speak in Fayetteville

Tickets are free, but reservations are required.

Spirit Adrift and Mammoth Caravan at White Water Tavern

One of the most influential and heavy-hitting metal bands performing today is helmed by longtime Arkansas resident Nate Garrett, and this home state show is going to be a heavy music landmark in a year full of heavy music landmarks.
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Melissa Carper at White Water Tavern Friday

Counting the minutes ’til the forthcoming full-length “Ramblin’ Soul” offers up an Odetta cover and a charming stay-at-home tune titled “Boxers on Backwards.” If the future of country is queer, can we go ahead and crown Carper monarch already?

The Transference of Pain: Riding the synth waves with The Chores

The Chores on connecting with audiences, recording with Jason Tedford and what they did during summer vacation.
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The Spice from Native Green Wellness' in-house grow operation hits just right

When I arrived home from a pleasant walk to my local voting site earlier this week, I promptly celebrated the exercise of my civil liberty by rolling up a joint of The Spice, a strain from dispensary Native Green Wellness' in-house grow operation, known as GOLDEN. Toking up on my front porch with a ginger-lemon tea and some freshly cut strawberries was picturesque.

Two opportunities to see Stephanie Smittle this weekend

She's celebrating the vinyl release of her debut record.

Prison Portrait Project at New Deal Salon Nov. 18-19

Portraits will be displayed at New Deal Gallery in Little Rock (2003 S. Louisiana St.) Friday, Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m., with fare from Lili's Mexican Street Food. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the gallery opens at 1 p.m., and CWFA hosts a live storytelling event at 2 p.m. featuring stories from people who have been incarcerated in Arkansas.

Firelei Baez exhibit opening at the Momentary

Of her painterly and vivid works, the artist has said she doesn’t want to create “narratives of victimhood,” but rather flip the script to include beautifully subversive images of freedom. 

Amanda Shires at Rev Room

The singer-songwriter and fiddle virtuoso graces the stage at The Rev Room, touring in support of her critically acclaimed 2022 record “Take It Like a Man.”

Clarice K. Abdul-Bey and Ameria Jones turned Edith Ware McClinton's memoir 'Scars from a Lynching' into a radio play

Clarice K. Abdul-Bey and Ameria Jones have turned an Arkansas family's story into radio theater in an adaptation of Edith Ware McClinton's account of the lynching of William Jack Ware and his twin brother Jim Ware in a small town in Calhoun County in the 1890s. The hour-long take is titled "Scars Brought Into Focus: The Silver Screen of the Mind * Images * Memories (A True Horror Story Based in Arkansas.)"

L.A.P., Peach Blush, B.L.A.S.T. and Open Kasket at Pizza D Friday night

Badass mixed-genre show at the dive bar for the win.

Experimental music series this weekend in Fort Smith

With an aim “to champion and create space for the more experimental side of music, film, dance and visual art” across the state, this two-evening series features performances from Matt Magerkurth, Kevin Blagg, Damian Cheek, Stringsmen + BAANG, The Drowned, Job Smoot, Thomas Echols, and Leon Carlo featuring Serrano-Torres.

The first woman to hike all 11 National Scenic Trails talks at Ron Robinson Tuesday night

Did you vote yet? OK. Good. If you did, and you need a distraction from watching the Election Day midterm results roll in, Arlette Laan is giving a talk at Central Arkansas Library System's Ron Robinson Theater. She's the first woman to have hiked all 11 National Scenic Trails — over 18,000 miles total. 

Whoa Dakota's 'Lovin' a Cowboy' is the rodeo lament you need this weekend

"I wanted to record it because I think it beautifully expresses the feeling of being attached to someone who can't prioritize you," Ott said, "no matter how much they may want to."
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