DEYOUNG: Styx with Holiday House.

League picks Styx ex for Holiday House
Dennis DeYoung, former keyboardist and lead singer of the rock group Styx, will be backed up by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Alltel Arena, where the Junior League of Little Rock’s annual fund-raising shopping event Holiday House is being held for the first time. Tickets are $50. The show begins at 8 p.m., after two hours of Holiday House shopping that starts at 6 p.m. Beer and wine will be complimentary.

For more information, see the Shopping column on page 28.


Skyline driving
The Junior League of North Little Rock’s fourth annual “Home for the Holidays” offers tours of homes on historic Skyline Drive Thursday through Sunday. Luncheons at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the league’s historic E.O. Manees House in downtown North Little Rock and a preview tour kick off the event. Tickets are $25, and are good for tours all four days. For reservations call 372-1436.

Tours begin at the Skyline Drive entrance off JFK. Hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Regular tour tickets are $10 and may be purchased on line at, at the Park Hill office of Crye-Leike Realtors or at the Skyline Drive entrance.


Pine Bluff lights
One of the more spectacular holiday light shows, the “Enchanted Land of Lights and Legends,” opened this week along Beachfront Drive in the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Regional Park. The Pine Bluff Festival Association’s display will be up through December.

A 3-foot star can be sponsored as an honorarium or memorial for $25. Call 870-536-7600 for more information.


Fancy dancers
The Oklahoma Fancy Dancers, a group of intertribal dancers and singers, will present a Native American Indian dance performance at various times Thursday though Saturday at the Museum of Discovery in the River Market district. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6.35 for adults and teens, $5.35 for seniors 65 and over, and $5.85 for children ages 3-12. Call 396-7050 or visit

Beauty secrets
A look behind the scenes of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s newest production, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” with director Brad Mooy and production manager Rafael Colon Castanera, will be offered Friday at the Rep. The “Behind the Curtain Series: The Art of Creating a Beast,” a benefit for the Friends of the Rep, begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50. Cocktails will be served. The holiday season musical opens Dec. 2. Call 378-0445 for more information.

Sweet music
The Sweet Prospect Celtic Band of Pensacola, Fla., will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 17th and Spring streets.

The trio — Melissa Allured, Sheryl Bagwell and Gary Diamond — play traditional tunes with an American flair on hammered and mountain dulcimers, guitar, pennywhistles, bowed psaltery and recorders. Their latest CD is “Cold Frosty Morn,” released last year. The performance is free and open to the public.


See ‘Harvey’
An invisible rabbit and students at Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High will perform Mary Chase’s “Harvey” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Parkview’s Metcalf Auditorium.

The school is at 2500 Barrow Road. Tickets are $6 at the door.

Dustin Crawford plays Elwood P. Dowd, who befriends a six-foot rabbit no one else can see. Megan McCaghey plays his sister, Veta Louise, and Heather McPherson plays Myrtle Mae, Veta’s daughter. Also performing will be Beatrice Vena, Mercy Davis, Sarah Walker, Jackson Diner, Zack Barlow, Clermon Acklin, Sinovia Mayfield, Patrick Kangrga, and Miles Ghant.

Call 447-2362 for more information.