1. Arkansas Shorts

Hot Springs

Jan. 7

Sometimes called the Jewel of January, this night will showcase of short films of 10 minutes or less created by natives and current residents of Arkansas. Topics span all genres. Tickets are $15 and include after party at Low Key Arts.

lowkeyarts.format.com

 


 

2. A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder

Fayetteville

Dec. 10-15

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical will delight audiences at the Walton Arts Center. The hilarious show, that received 10 Tony nominations and won four, will also dazzle you with incredible music and costumes. Showtime is 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets prices start at $35.

waltonartscenter.org  | 479.442.5600

 


 

3. An Evening With Crystal Mercer

Little Rock

Jan. 13

The Columbus Creative Arts + Activism Presents: An Evening With Crystal C. Mercer at the White Water Tavern. Daughter of the late, legendary civil rights attorney Christopher C. Mercer, Crystal will blend her theatrical talents of poetry, poetry, performance, live music, opera, hip hop and theatre for a night of empowerment. Show time is 9 p.m.  Tickets are $10.

AfroGoddessCCM.eventbrite.com | 501.375.8400

 

 

 


 

4. 2017 Mega Kingfest

Little Rock

Jan. 16

A bevy of stars will take part in a day of service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day from legendary British rapper Slick Rick, Kel Mitchel of Nickelodeon’s Kenan and Kel, Skai Jackson of Disney Channel’s Jessie and Bunk’d, and Savannah Skidmore, Miss Arkansas 2016. Event times and ticket costs vary. Check website for more information on these and other events.

arkingdream.org  | 501.683.1300

 

 

 


 

5. 2017 Ozark Mountain Music Festival

Eureka Springs

Jan. 19-22

A Horseshoes & Hand Grenades will lead this year’s event at 1905 Basin Park Hotel. Described as, Rivers, valleys, good friends and good drink have mostly inspired this talented quintet. Check website for full festival lineup and details.

ozarkmountainmusicfestival.com  | 888.388.4776

 


 

6. Don Henley

Little Rock

Jan. 20

This is one that will bring out generations of music lovers. Four decades of Don Henley songs, including music with the Eagles, will be showcased. What more do you want? Special guest JD & the Straight Shot will get you ready for a memorable evening. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $160-$275.

ticketmaster.com  | 800.745.3000

 


 

7. Mike Epps

Little Rock

Jan. 21

You’ve seen him on BET, HBO and Showtime comedy shows, and acting in movies and TV like his award-winning role in the STARZ series, Survivor’s Remorse. Now, you can see and hear his smart comedy in person at Robinson Performance Hall.  Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets range from $53-$73.

ticketmaster.com | 800.745.3000

 

 

 


 

8. Sister Act

Little Rock

Jan. 25-Feb.26

Laughter is the key for this popular musical directed by The Rep’s founding Artistic Director Cliff Baker. In the words of Baker, “This show joyfully celebrates our foibles and follies… it’s not Disney, it’s Whoopi!” Show time is 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $40-$60, students $30.

therep.com  | 501.378.0405

 


 

9. Harpeth Rising

Fort Smith

Jan. 26

Classically trained, this trio is described as “unapologetic genre-benders fusing folk, newgrass, rock and classical into something organically unique.” Curiosity piqued? Then you need to be at the 801 Media Center. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40

fortsmith.org/events | 479.719.8931

 


10. Evolve: Rooted In The South

Little Rock

Jan. 28

Come celebrate The Centers for Youth & Families’ evolution from the Elizabeth Mitchell Children’s Home in 1884 to the statewide organization that serves children and families today. Rooted in the South will be a celebration of Southern sophistication, tradition and soul. Entertainment will include The Nick Black Band & Memphis Soul Review, a live and silent auction, and other surprises at the Statehouse Convention Center. The evening starts at 7 p.m. Ticket price is $150.

centralarkansastickets.com  | 888.868.0023