Arts & Amusements

Friday, December 21, 2012

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 p.m. at the start, you can easily meet us at the Pied Piper at 5 p.m.) For details, go to www.JazzFuneral.DanEllis.Net or email, or, or call 479-981-9551.

December Poetluck

Writer-in-residence David Haynes will read at Poetluck on Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow. David will be reading from "A Star in the Face of the Sky," which will be published in 2013 by New Rivers Press. He is the author of six novels for adults and five books for younger readers. In 2004 his most recent adult novel, The Full Matilda, was published by the Harlem Moon imprint of Broadway Books. Poetluck starts with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Colony, 515 Spring Street in Eureka Springs. Please join us and bring a dish to share.

Turpentine Creek Santa Visit

Santa Claus will visit all the big cats at Turpentine Creek on Saturday, Dec. 22 from noon to 3 p.m.

The event will be held on the grounds of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, which is a permanent home to over 100 Big Cats -- tigers, lions, cougars, etc. The USDA licensed facility is located 7 miles south of Eureka Springs, AR, on Scenic Highway 23, and is open daily at 9:00 a.m. For details call 479-253-5841.

1886 Crescent Hotel ESP weekend

ESP, or Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend will once again be held in the famous -- and some would say infamous -- 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa during the weekend of January 4-6, 2013. This mountaintop spa resort is one of the most popular spots in Mid-America for weddings, romantic getaways and family vacations. However, this five-story, limestone property has become the talk of the paranormal world ever since TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) caught on video, using a thermal imaging camera, a full-bodied apparition in the "morgue" of the hotel. Other planned discussion topics and events during the three day weekend include remote viewing where one performs the act of perceiving a person, object or event that is located distantly in time and space; technophilia where participants will discuss, demonstrate and compare the latest paranormal investigation gear; experiments in telepathy; a Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour; a special theatrical presentation of "Not Really A Door: Back From The Dead With Baggage"; an excursion to the Intrigue Theater for an evening of magic and illusion; and of course the "free roam" where amateur ghost hunters are allowed to investigate -on their own- "America's most haunted hotel" including reveal sessions. For more information regarding the Eureka Springs' ESP Weekend, special overnight packages, and registration information, visit or call 800-342-9766.

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