November’s Top 10 Things To Do


Here are some awesome new things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!

1. Shaking Hands & Kissing Babies:
The Road To The White House


Nov. 1 – Jan. 9

If you think this political season’s campaigning has been interesting, a trip to Crystal Bridges Museum gives you a historical perspective. Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies presents a visual take on the use and impact of political advertising from George Washington to Barack Obama. Campaign items from buttons, flags, posters and more will remind you that not loving your opponent while running for the highest office is nothing new. P.S. Remember to vote Tuesday, Nov 8. | 479.418.5700

2. Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keenlylelovett_photo1


Nov. 4

The Perot Theatre presents the multi-award winning singer, songwriter and musician Lyle Lovett. The four-times Grammy awarded singer’s unique style crosses a range of genres from country and western, to blues, to jazz to soul. Joining him is Texas hill country singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen who, along with Lovett, has been inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame. Concert time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $45. | 903.792.4992

3. The Wiz


Nov. 4-6; 11-13

If you love the Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland, you’ll be enchanted with this Broadway classic that pays honor to the original storyline with an infusion of new songs with a gospel and R&B sound. Come to the Weekend wiz_castTheater to help Dorothy “ease on down the road” to find her way back home to Kansas. Tickets are $20, adults; $16 students and seniors. | 501.374.3761

4. Kat Wilson

North Little Rock

Nov. 4-31

Thea Foundation presents The Art Department’s next installment with the art of Bentonville-based photographer Kat Wilson’s exhibition titled Habitats: Bentonville. The show’s opening reception is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Thea Foundation. Wilson’s photographs have been published in the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, and shown in 10 Arkansas Arts Center Delta Exhibitions. Reception guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, an open beer and wine bar plus music by The Funkanites. Tickets are $10 at the door.bensimonhabitat-2378 | 501.379.9512

5. 2nd Annual Ale Run

Little Rock

Nov. 6

The 2nd Annual Arkansas ALE Run at Pleasant Ridge Town Center features four beers, one mile and one big party to raise funds and awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Competition starts at 2 p.m. Root beer will be provided to runners under the age of 21 or those who choose not to consume alcohol. |

6. Champions of Youth


Nov. 10

Pulaski County Youth Services will host the 3rd Annual Champions of Youth Honoree to recognize those who work to serve the county’s youth and families. This year’s theme is “An Evening Honoring Champions Breaking Barriers and Building Communities.” Ruth Darrow Shepherd, Director of Just Communities of Arkansas, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for music by Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers; dinner begins at 7 p.m. | 501-340-6686

7. Voces8new-voces8-photo


Nov. 10

VOCES8 is one of the most exciting and versatile vocal groups performing today. The British octet moves from Renaissance polyphony to modern jazz and pop. VOCES8 regularly commissions and collaborates with world-renowned contemporary composers. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall. | 501.450.3265

8. Argenta Arts Acoustic Center Music Series: Alex DeGrassialexdegrassi

North Little Rock

Nov. 17

Composer/guitarist Alex DeGrassi will perform at the Joint Theatre and Coffeehouse. He is widely acclaimed as a leading innovator and virtuoso of acoustic guitar, fusing a variety of guitar traditions into a highly orchestrated sound. He was described as “flawless” in the The Wall Street Journal. Music authority Billboard raves about his “intricate finger-picking technique with an uncanny gift for melodic invention.” | 501.372.0205

9. Michael W. Smith and Amy Grantag-mws-red

North Little Rock

Nov. 25

Multi-platinum artists Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith will fill Verizon Arena with the sounds of Christmas songs. Joining them in this holiday concert is Season 9 winner of NBC’s The Voice, Jordan Smith. Concert time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.50-$150. | 501.340.5660

10. Trans-Siberian Orchestra

North Little Rock

Nov. 30

This year’s enchanted Yuletide tale is “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” which Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m. Based on their multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, the performance tells the travels of a young runaway who breaks into an abandoned theater for shelter and the ghostly visions she experiences from the concert hall’s past on Christmas Eve. Tickets are $49.75-$92.85 | 501.340.5660

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