The annual Lights of the Ozarks returns Friday night and will last until New Year’s Eve. The event starts at 6 p.m. with Mayor Lioneld Jordan flipping the light switch followed by a parade that will go through the historic downtown square. The lights will illuminate the square from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. every night until Dec. 31. The Arsaga’s on Church & Center will also be serving hot chocolate. There will be pony rides, festive music and special appearances from Santa Claus throughout the weeks.

The UA men’s basketball team will take on the South Dakota Coyotes on Friday night at 8 p.m. The Razorbacks are currently 4-0 while the Coyotes are 5-0. The Hogs are allowing just over 45 points per game to start the year.

The UA Opera Theatre will present the classic fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. The performance will be in the UA Fine Arts Center, under the direction of Dr. Hyun Kim. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., is free to the public, and no tickets are required for admission.


Randall Shreve and The Devilles will perform at George’s Majestic Lounge on Saturday at 9 p.m. Randall Shreve and The Devilles is an indie rock band influenced The Beatles, Queen and Muse. Tickets for the 18-and-up show are $12-$15 and doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Mayor of Bentonville Stephanie Orman will turn on the Christmas lights in the Downtown Bentonville Square on Saturday at 6 p.m. The lights will remain on through New Year’s Day and will light up the square from 6 p.m. until midnight or later. There will be food trucks, pictures with Santa and live music.

After a six-year buildup, “Frozen II,” the highly-anticipated sequel to the hit Disney movie “Frozen,” hits theaters this weekend. The movie picks up three years after the first film, when Elsa hears a strange calling from the North.


Everyone’s favorite neighbor hits the big screen in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” The movie follows journalist Lloyd Vogel as he’s tasked with profiling Fred Rogers, played by Tom Hanks.

The Razorback volleyball team will take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon at Barnhill Arena at 3 p.m. The Razorbacks will look to earn a win in their final home game of the season, hoping to send their seniors off on a high note.

TheatreSquared will present six showings of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale, “A Christmas Carol,” through Dec. 5. The story follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey to generosity and compassion during the Christmas season. Tickets are available on the TheatreSquared website.

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