Arts & Amusements

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Poetluck

The Nov. 15 Poetluck at Dairy Hollow Writers Colony at 515 Spring St. will feature resident writer Joan Baril, who hails from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Baril will be followed by local writers, who are invited to read their work for up to four minutes each. Everyone is welcome at Poetluck, which takes place every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Ark. Readings follow a pot-luck dinner, so bring a dish and settle in for an entertaining evening. For details, call 479-253-7444 or email

Eureka Springs Downtown Network Christmas launch

Who should come to the Launch? Every business owner, manager, media personnel, and active citizen interested in being part of the Christmas season in Eureka Springs. On Nov. 15 at 5 p.m., ESDN will share about their events and promotions, CAPC will lay out their advertising plan and give information about the Trail of Lights, the Chamber will talk about the parade and the theme of the season, event planners will give a short presentation, and the media will share about easy to participate in advertising that is available in their outlets. For details, call 479-244-5074 or email

CD Release Party and Open House

A CD release party and open house will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 4 - 6 p.m. at Studio 62 jon US Hwy 62 West next to the Bavarian Inn, for "Live music from Winterwood: Finding Your Way Home," the new album by Winterwood Studios. Come enjoy the homemade cookies and wassail. For details, call 479-363-9209.

Zeek Taylor piece chosen for exhibition

A three-dimensional piece, "Circle of Friends," by Eureka Springs Artist Zeek Taylor, has been selected for exhibition in this year's 38th Toys Designed by Artists Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center. Taylor's work will be among artwork by artists from around the world selected for the exhibition. This juried exhibition challenges artists to take the concept of "toy" and make a personal expression, a piece of art. The Toys Designed by Artists Exhibition will be on display Nov. 21 through Jan. 6. The Arkansas Arts Center is located at 501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock, Arkansas.

Santa in the park

The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce would like to invite all area children to visit with Santa in Basin Park on Friday, Nov. 23. Santa and his elves will arrive at 5 pm and will pass out goodies to the kids as he makes his list for the "Big Day". Come out and join us! For details, call 479-253-8737 or 1-800-6EUREKA, or email

Countdown to the Fall Art Show

The Fall Art Show will take place on Nov. 24 -- 25 at the Convention Center at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. The sneak preview will be from 6 -- 8 p.m. on Friday evening, Nov. 23. Cost for the preview is $5 per person. For details, go to or call 479-253-5384.

Rock Springs

Baptist Church preteens

The Preteens group at Rock Springs Baptist Church will present "A Christmas Blast From the Past" at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2012 at 1898 C.R. 211. For details, call 479-253-5401. We sincerely hope to see you there on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. at the Grand Central Hotel.

Auditions for "A Christmas Carol"

"First of all, Marley was dead." The Crystal Dining Room at the 1886 Crescent Hotel seeks one male actor, 20-35 and one younger female, 12-15, to play multiple parts in a staged reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Approximately six hours of rehearsal will begin in mid-November. A small stipend is involved, and applicants should have some performing experience.

Please e-mail for details.

Call for Professional Mourners

Ladies, if you would like to have fun and participate in Dan Ellis' upcoming Jazz Funeral scheduled for Friday, Dec. 21, Mary Popovac and Cné Breaux would like to talk to you. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. at the Rowdy Beaver, and then a trolley will take us to the Pied Piper for further ceremonies. From there, we will line up behind the pallbearers and follow slowly to the tunes played by the Eureka Springs Jazz Band. Once, at the New Delhi, a Viking Funeral will be performed after which we will "2nd line" back to the Pied Piper where the trolley will return everyone to the Rowdy Beaver. (If you can't make it at 4:00 p.m. at the start, you can easily meet us at the Pied Piper at 5:00 p.m.) For details, go to www.JazzFuneral.DanEllis.Net or email, or, or call 479-981-9551.

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