U of A Faulkner Center Brings You the Magic of Will Ferrell's Elf

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the second year in a row, the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the University of Arkansas campus will be screening the holiday favorite – Elf, starring Will Ferrell and James Caan. This free family-friendly event will be held at the Faulkner Center from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.

The screening also serves as a canned-food drive benefiting the Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Food Pantry. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned goods, and get into the holiday spirit by coming dressed as their favorite holiday characters to enjoy the movie.

Guests will be treated to live music, magic and crafts, including the opportunity to design blank pizza boxes to use at local favorite, Marco’s Pizza.

This community event is being provided by the Faulkner Center and sponsored, in part, by the Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, U of A Department of Music, Community Music School, Suzuki Music School of Arkansas, and Marco’s Pizza.

The screening is part of the Faulkner Center's 2017-18 "FPAC Presents Series," which culminates with a multimedia performance of ‘Hard Travelin’ with Woody’ by Randy Noojin  at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Tickets for this performance are on sale now. 

For more information on our holiday screening of Elf, or to discover more events at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, visit faulkner.uark.edu.

The Faulkner Performing Arts Center is part of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

About the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center: The newest performing arts center at the University of Arkansas — a renovation of the old Field House — is named the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center in honor of the couple’s major gift to the project. Completed in September 2017, this world-class performance venue is 39,400 square feet, with seating for 587, and a stage that can accommodate as many as 250 performers. The center is the main performance venue for the university’s J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music and hosts guest musical activities for the university and Northwest Arkansas community.

About the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences: The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.


Nicole Cotton, Managing Director
Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center
479-575-5692, ncotton@uark.edu

Andra Parrish Liwag, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-4393, liwag@uark.edu


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