Nov-Dec (weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Art of Ann Kulpa featured inside Ozarks Small Business Incubator’s (OzSBI) first floor, 408 Washington Ave. In partnership with West Plains Council on the Arts (WPCA).
Nov-Dec (weekdays, 9 a.m-6 p.m. & Saturdays, 9 a.m-1 p.m.) Art at the Library, exhibit by Garrett Melby, West Plains Public Library, 750 W. Broadway St., in partnership with WPCA. Also at the library is a photography exhibit by Carr “Chad” Ward.
Thru Nov 19 (Thursdays-Sundays, noon-4 p.m.) 48th Annual Fall Art Show, Harlin Museum, 405 Worcester Ave.
Nov 19-Dec 16 (during regular hours of operation) “Deck the Halls” Holiday Art Exhibit, hosted by WPCA, Civic Center mezzanine.
Nov 18 (3 & 7 p.m.) Stars Foundation presents music from Phantom of the Opera in a theatrical performance, Civic Center Theater.
Nov 18 (10 a.m.-noon) Treat Your Palette painting party at The Harlin Museum. Reserve your spot and get more information: treatyourpalette.com. Registration required.
Dec 1 (6 p.m.) West Plains Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting, Howell County Courthouse Lawn.
Dec 2 (8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.) & Dec 3 (10 a.m-3 p.m.) West Plains Optimists Arts & Crafts Show, Civic Center.
Dec 2 (2 p.m.) Springfield Community Band, Civic Center Theater.
Dec 2 (2-4 p.m.) “Deck the Halls” meet-the-artists reception, Civic Center mezzanine, hosted by WPCA.
Dec 2 (time TBA) Ozark Artery Art Show with evening reception and Yellow House Art and Craft Show, at the Yellow House. 209 W. Trish Knight St. Interested artists can message Ozark Artery on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about entering.
Dec 2 (time TBA) Art and art and craft show and sale, Yellow House, 209 W. Trish Knight St.
Dec 3 (3 p.m.) Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas, Civic Center.
Dec 8 Marks four months away in the countdown to Eclipse West Plains “Party in the Path” 4-day festival, April 5-8.
Dec 8-9 & 15-16 (7 p.m.) & Dec 9 & 16 (3 p.m.) The Nutcracker Ballet by Children’s Ballet of the Ozarks, West Plains Civic Center.
Dec 9 (8:30-11 a.m.) Cookies with the Claus’ (formerly Breakfast with Santa) activities for kids, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, West Plains Civic Center.
Dec 14 (6:30-8 p.m.) Treat Your Palette “Winter Church” painting party at The Yellow House. Reserve your spot and get more information: treatyourpalette.com. Registration required.
Dec 16 (10 a.m.-noon) Treat Your Palette “Winter Church” painting party at The Harlin Museum. Reserve your spot and get more information: treatyourpalette.com. Registration required.
Dec 16 (1-3 p.m.) “Festival of Christmas Trees” reception & family-friendly activities, West Plains Public Library.
A model train display and show will be at the Harlin Museum during the holiday season. Be watching the “Harlin Museum of West Plains” Facebook page for details.
WPCA call for submissions, for art exhibit, “Sky High: Eclipse and More,” an eclipse-themed exhibit for next spring (deadline March 1). Email for details: email@example.com
Mondays during the school year (4:15-5:15 p.m.) Kids Art at the Harlin. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other arts and entertainment events around town:
Nov 18 (10 a.m.-noon) United Way Bloody Mary Brunch, West Plains Country Club, 1402 Country Club Drive
Dec 1 & 2 (6 p.m.) Toys for Tots Annual Christmas Concert, Bridge Church Barn Event Center, 10105 S. Hwy. 63.
Dec 2 (8 p.m.-12 a.m.) Fender Bender “Rock for Tots” concert, Elks Lodge, 3336 US Hwy. 63. Admission is a new toy for Christmas for Kids.
Dec 9 (4 p.m.) “The Joys of Christmas” Christmas parade sponsored by West Plains Chamber of Commerce. The parade will begin on West Main, go around the square and disband at the Civic Center.
Dec 9 (5-9 p.m.) Christmas Trivia Night presented by Ozark Summit Ministries of West Plains, Pine Meadows, Willow Springs, 1449 Hwy. 76