There are always great things to do in The Natural State, and AY About You has compiled some of the most exciting events in Arkansas this weekend. Also, listen to 103.7 The Buzz every Friday morning for Morning Mayhem to learn more about what’s going on during the weekend and more, featuring AY About You President and Publisher Heather Baker. For a more comprehensive holiday list, visit the AY About You Arkansas Winter Event Calendar and Arkansas New Year Event Calendar.

 

 

Thursday, Dec. 21 

What: “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946,PG) screening 

Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater (Little Rock) 

When: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

There’s so much to rejoice this holiday season, and “It’s a Wonderful Life” certainly encapsulates all to be grateful for. This Thursday evening, patrons are invited out to a special screening of the timeless film in CALS Ron Robinson Theater. Tickets are $5 and can be bought online. 

 

Thursday, Dec. 21

What: 4th Annual Holiday Gospel Jazz Concert

Where: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (Little Rock)

When: 7 p.m. 

Prepare to be captivated by the harmonious blend of uplifting gospel and smooth jazz this Thursday evening at the newly reopened Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. Tickets are $25 per person and are available for purchase online. 

 

Thursday, Dec. 21 

What: Sterling Market’s Christmas Party 

Where: Sterling Market (Little Rock) 

When: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Join the freshly-opened Sterling Market this Thursday evening for some good, old-fashioned holiday fun. With this being the first-ever holiday celebration at Sterling Market, guests can be excited for Christmas karaoke, an ugly Christmas sweater contest and happy hour all night long. Click here to view all of Sterling Market’s December events. 

 

Thursday, Dec. 21 

What: Classic Christmas Movies Trivia 

Where: Rendezvous Junction Brewing Co. (Rogers) 

When: 6 p.m. 

When it comes to Christmas movies, nothing beats the classics like “Home Alone,” “The Santa Claus” or “The Polar Express.” Head on over to Rendezvous Junction Brewing Co. to test your knowledge on the popular films!

 

Friday, Dec. 22 

What: Exclusive Advanced Screening of “The Color Purple” 

Where: Cinemark Colonel Glen and XD (Little Rock) 

When: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Head out to the Colonel Glen Cinemark to experience an exclusive screening of “The Color Purple ” before it hits theaters on Christmas Day. Tickets to this screening are $20, and must be purchased in-advance. Click here to register. 

 

Friday, Dec. 22 

What: Topgolf Little Rock Grand Opening 

Where: Topgolf (Little Rock) 

When: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. 

The long-awaited Topgolf Grand Opening will take place this Friday at its Little Rock location, 5 Topgolf Way. This location is Arkansas’ second, and will include climate-controlled hitting bays, HDTVs, a sports bar and restaurant. Read this earlier Arkansas Money & Politics article to learn more. 

 

Friday, Dec. 22

What: Nightmare Before Christmas Trivia 

Where: Black Apple Hard Cidery (Springdale)

When: 7 p.m. 

Get ready for a spooktacular evening of trivia this Friday night at Black Apple. Tim Burton fans are encouraged to come test their knowledge as teams enter the enchanting world of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Costumes are strongly encouraged and rewarded, and this event will only be open for 25 teams, so register now. 

 

Friday, Dec. 22

What: Holiday Vinyl Session with Michael Shaeffer 

Where: BCW (SoMa/Little Rock) 

When: 9 p.m. 

Bread Cheese Wine in SoMa will be hosting its first Holiday Party ever this Friday evening. Guests are invited to wear their favorite Christmas sweaters or festive attire and join the eatery for good drinks, good food and immaculate vibes. 

 

Friday, Dec. 22 

What: Rocking Around the Christmas Tree Pajama Party

Where: The Nut House Comedy Lounge (North Little Rock) 

When: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. 

What’s better than a holiday party you can wear pajamas to? Not much. Join The Nut House Comedy Lounge this Friday evening with your best matching PJ’s on, live DJ, karaoke, giveaways and more. A photo booth will also be provided. 

 

Friday, Dec. 22 

What: Christmas Movie Trivia

Where: Boston Mountain Brewing & Supply (Fayetteville) 

When: 7 p.m. 

No matter what your favorite Christmas movie is, Boston Mountain Brewing & Supply is inviting the public out for a few free rounds of trivia this Friday evening. Prizes will be provided for winners in each round and all ages are encouraged to participate. 

 

Saturday, Dec. 23 

What: The Jingle Mingle XIII

Where: Little Rock Marriott 

When: 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

The 13th Annual Jingle Mingle will take place this Saturday evening, themed as a modern classic cocktail party. As a premier party experience, this is a ticketed event for those 25-years-old and up. Cocktail attire is required. 

 

Saturday, Dec. 23

What: Rockin’ Around #TheYard Karaoke Party 

Where: The Rail Yard (Little Rock)

When: 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Rock around The Yard this Saturday as the Rail Yard continues to celebrate the holiday season. Soul Snatcha’z Food Truck will be providing food for attendees, and a special ugly sweater contest will take place, with a $100 gift card as the prize. To view a full list of drink specials, click here. 

 

Saturday, Dec. 23 

What: Festivus!

Where: Boston Mountain Brewing & Supply

When: 6 p.m. 

It’s always a good time at Boston Mountain Brewing & Supply, but this Saturday will be even better with its annual Festivus celebration. As there will be live music by King Chicken, the brewery will also offer holiday drink and food specials. 

 

Saturday, Dec. 23 

What: Christmas Karaoke & Live Music by Don Walker 

Where: River Bottom Winery (Roland) 

When: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

There’s never enough opportunities to enjoy some classic Christmas karaoke, and River Bottom Winery will be offering one of the best places to perform your favorite seasonal songs this Saturday. With a cozy atmosphere, this is River Bottom Winery’s last day open for the 2023 season, and everything will be 20% off to celebrate. This event is free to attend and reservations are not required. 

 

Sunday, Dec. 24 

What: Christmas Eve Brunch

Where: Sterling Market (Little Rock)

When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Make sure your Christmas Eve is extra special this Sunday as Sterling Market will be hosting a Christmas Eve brunch on Sunday afternoon. This menu will feature a special country ham benedict for all to enjoy on this magical Sunday.

 

RECURRING EVENTS:

  • A Fertle Holiday” comedy show will be showing every weekend through Saturday, Dec. 30 at The Joint Comedy Club in North Little Rock. 
  • “A Christmas Carol” will be showing at Fayetteville’s TheatreSquared through Dec. 24
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens Holiday Lights in Hot Springs will be open through Dec. 31 (excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas)
  • Rock Creek Christmas Spectacular Light Show will take place at The Church at Rock Creek in Little Rock through Dec. 31. 
  • GloWILD will be open at the Little Rock Zoo through Jan. 7. 
  • “Listening Forest”  will be on display at Crystal Bridges’ North Forest for its third and final season. This event will be open through Dec. 31. 
  • Annie Leibovitz at Work will be on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art through Jan. 29.
  • Bar & Bites at Eleven will take place on Thursday and Friday nights from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. weekly at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Arts. 
  • Join Oaklawn Casino Racing Resort every Thursday from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. for Hot Springs Village Day. 
  • Join Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort’s Mainline Sports Bar every Friday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Karaoke. 
  • Head out to Mainline Sports Bar at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort every Thursday for Thursday night trivia hosted by Roger Scott.

 
D1 Men’s Basketball: 

  • Thursday, Dec. 21: Arkansas Razorbacks V. Abilene Christian Wildcats at home; 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 21: UALR Trojans V. Jacksonville State Gamecocks at home;  2 p.m. 

D1 Women’s Basketball: 

  • Thursday, Dec. 21: ASU Red Wolves V. Tennessee Martin Skyhawks at home; 2p.m. 
  • Thursday, Dec. 21: Arkansas Razorbacks V. UIC Flames at home; 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 21: UAPB Golden Lions V. Ole Miss Rebels at home, 1 p.m.

 

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