Mardi Gras Celebrations

All events listed in 8 Days a Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to FFW, 203 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701, or fax to 444-7289, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.

Special Events

MARDI GRAS IN EUREKA SPRINGS: Hookers and Jokers Ball at 6 p.m. today at the Inn of the Ozarks, $12. Costume Ball and Coronation at 6 p.m. Friday at the Crescent Hotel, $25 reservations required by calling 253-9766, parade at 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown, Pub Crawl from the Pied Piper to Chelsea’s at 4 p.m. Tuesday. or 981-9551.

MARDI GRAS IN FAYETTEVILLE: The Demented Krewe of Dickson will roll the family friendly Parade of Fools with floats, costumes, bead throws and more at 3 p.m. Saturday. The parade will start on Dickson Street near the UA campus and travel east to Block Avenue ending at the square where there will be music, booths and activities. Crowning of the new king and queen will be at 8 p.m. Mardi Gras Day, Tuesday at Jose’s on Dickson Street followed by a Dickson Street Pub Crawl that ends at Zooloo’s. Pub Crawl is for those 21 and older.

SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW TO DANCE COMPETITION AND FUNDRAISER: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clarion, 1255 S. Shiloh Drive in Fayetteville. Appetizers, silent auction and competition. or 422-6132.

ACO BALL AND AUCTION “THE BEACH BALL”: Saturday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale. Silent auction, dinner and dancing. $75. or 751-5441.

DIANE ADAMS RECEPTION: 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Arsaga’s on Crossover Road in Fayetteville. or 527-0690.

SARAH CREASMAN RECEPTION: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Anne Kittrell Art Gallery in the Arkansas Union in Fayetteville. or 575-INFO.

Stage & Screen

KISS ME KATE: 8 p.m. today and Friday, and Feb. 26-28, and 2 p.m. Sunday and March 1 at the Rogers Little Theater. $7.50-$42. or 631-8988.

THE SEAGULL: 8 p.m. through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre, 228 Fine Arts Center St. in Fayetteville. $3-$14. 575-3946.

A MURDER ANNOUNCED: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $9-$20. or 751-5441.

AVENUE Q: 7 p.m. today and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20-58. Adult audiences. or 443-5600.

THE SIDE STREET STRUTTERS: 2 p.m. Sunday at Arend Arts Center, 1901 S.E. J St. in Bentonville. $5-$ or 855-9997.

OSCAR NIGHT: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Arkansas Union Connections Lounge in Fayetteville. or 575-INFO.

FILM LEAVING FEAR BEHIND: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Giffels Auditorium in Fayetteville. Students for a Free Tibet.


SPILLJOY ENSEMBLE: 8 p.m. today at RZ’s Coffeeshop in Fayetteville. Poetry and open mic. or  575-INFO.

A PRINTMAKER’S POINT OF VIEW: 11 a.m.-noon Friday at Crystal Bridges at the Massey. With UA Associate Professor or Art John L. Newman and Crystal Bridges’ Ben Edwards. For teens and adults. Free. or 418-5700.

READINGS AND BOOK SIGNINGS: 7 p.m. Friday at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. With authors Grif Stockley, Kathleen Rooney, Kyle Minor and Miroslav Penkov. or 582-2291.

OZARK POETS AND WRITERS COLLECTIVE: At 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nightbird Books on South School Avenue. Featured reader Banah Ghadbian. Open mic limited to four minutes for each or 443-2080. See page 16.


NICHOLAS FERNANDEZ PERCUSSION RECITAL: 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS SACRED HARP SINGERS: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shiloh Museum. or 750-8165.

TIMOTHY THOMPSON HORN RECITAL: 3 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.

SCOTT CARRELL PIANO RECITAL: 8 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.

UA CAMPUS AND SYMPHONIC BAND: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 26 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $1-$10. or 443-5600.

LUCINDA WILLIAMS: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Town Center. Tickets $33 at George’s Majestic Lounge.



DRAWING THE FIGURE FROM YOUR IMAGINATION WITH SEAN FITZGIBBON: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. Six weeks, through April 3. $110. For ages 16 and older. or 927-2491.

QUILTING WITH YOUR SEWING MACHINE WITH JULIE FEINSTEIN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. $74; BYO fabric. or 927-2491.

AMATEUR RADIO KLUB OF ARKANSAS NORTHWEST: 7 p.m. Monday at the Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at their clubhouse near Siloam Springs. (918) 422-5867.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE: 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Shiloh Museum. or 750-8165.

DANCE LESSONS AND DANCING: 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. With Jerry Kendrick and Adam Richardson. Salsa, swing and more. $10. or 409-3772.

JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. or 756-8090, ext. 518.

SALSA LESSONS: 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Deja Vu, 3404 S.E Macy Road in Bentonville. Free; taught by Arkansas Dance Connection. or 464-9677.

Mind, Body, Spirit

LIFE, THE GREATEST BLESSING: At 1 p.m. Saturday at the Jones Center for Families, Room 153, in Springdale. 751-8323.

BUDDHIST MEDITATION: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 422-6526.

A COURSE IN MIRACLES: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville. or 442-0680.

DHARMA TALK: 11 a.m. Sundays at Dramis Hardwood Floors, 2275 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. or 587-8920.

STILL MIND MEDITATION AND CHANTING: 9 p.m. Sundays at the School of Metaphysics in Fayetteville. or 527-6804.

COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY: 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Jones Center for Families. 601-4984.


OZARK SEED SWAP: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center, 1032 Park Ave. in Mountain View. Swap heirloom seeds and help create a database of local varieties. Free. or 870-269-3851.

SIERRA CLUB OZARK HEADWATERS GROUP: At 7 p.m. Tuesday at US Pizza in Fayetteville. 879-1620.

Minor Matters

TEEN KNITTING GROUP: 5-6:30 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Sarah Jo. or 856-7170.

COMICS AND MANGA: 4 p.m. Friday at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. For ages 9 and older. Six weeks, through April 6. $89. or 927-2491.

SPRING YOUTH THEATER CLASSES START MONDAY: Playmakers 1 (Grades K-1): 4-4:45 p.m. Mondays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Thursdays, or 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays; Playmakers 2 (Grades 2-4): 5-6 p.m. Mondays or 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Laugh Factory! Comedy Improv (Grades 5-7): 6-7 p.m. Mondays; Theatre Production (Grades 5-7): 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays; Professional Development (Grades 6-12): 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Comedy Improv (Grades 8-12): 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Lights Camera, Action!: Television Production (Grades 8-12): noon-1:30 p.m. Saturdays; Theatre Production (Grades 8-12): 1:45-3:30 p.m. Saturdays at Arts Live Theatre, 1378 N. College Ave. in the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center in Fayetteville. $110-$150 per class; no classes during Spring Break in March. Registration required or 521-4932.

SHAKY BUGS: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free; for kids under 6. or 856-7250.

NAMING CONTEST: through Feb. 28 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Name the big green dragon. Dragon book and photo for winner. or 856-7170.

Auditions, Call For Volunteers, Entries

VOLUNTEERS: To help with the Parade of Fools in downtown Fayetteville on Saturday. Free beads, T-shirt and more. Call Patty at 466-7382 or 888-439-8342.

ENTRIES FOR BIENNIAL QUILT SHOW: due Feb 28., or 925-7001.

CALL FOR ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS FOR THE GODDESS FESTIVAL: March 1-29 at Ultra Studios, 114 W. South St. in Fayetteville. Art, music, workshops, rituals, celebrations and more. Special events every weekend. Open to all. Performers must be wimmin. or 521-8562.

CALL FOR MEDIA MAKERS, SPEAKERS AND VOLUNTEERS: For Community Media Summit March 27-28 at Community Access TV in Fayetteville. Contact Sky Blaylock, or 444-3433.

VOLUNTEERS: For the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards to be held April 23. Your talent and time are needed now. Go to or e-mail


ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. “My Atmosphere: Honors Thesis Exhibit” by Sarah Creasman Tuesday through March 13.

ARSAGA’S: 1582 Crossover Road., Ste. 2, Fayetteville. or 527-0690. Paintings by Diane Adams through February.

ARSAGA’S: 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. or 444-6557. Multimedia by Dorylyn Thomas through February.

THE ART GALLERY: 509 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. or 521-1816.

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. or 751-5441. Works by Dick “Shim”Szymkowiak, and “Women of the Old Testament” by Ingrid Gipson through Feb. 28.

CENTER FOR ART & EDUCATION: 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren. or 474-7767. “Eclectic!” by Jenny Davis through Friday.

CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 846-0899. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, photography and more.

CORNER GIFT SHOP: 3582 N. Highway 112, Fayetteville. 521-2674. Art by more than 30 local artists and craftsmen.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY: 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. or 418-5700. Proof Positive: Master Prints from the Collection of Fisk University Galleries through May 3.

DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 442-0001. Works by Sid Sargent through Saturday.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 112 W. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607.

HEARTWOOD GALLERY: An Artists’ Collective. 428 S. Government St., Fayetteville. 444-0888. Jewelry, pottery, glass, handmade books, textiles, sculpture, photography, paintings, drawings, mixed media, music CDs, wood turnings. More than 30 local artists.

JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY: 318 S. First St., Rogers. or 631-8706. Photographs by Helen Thomas through Feb. 27.

OZARK GLASSWORKS, GALLERY & SCHOOL: 675 E. Huntsville Road, Fayetteville. 387-6773.

POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. or 636-0417.

RICHLAND NURSERY AND ART GALLERY: Hwy 23 South, Huntsville. 738-5305.

ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., in Rogers. or 631-8988. Photographs by David Berry through March 31.

TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY & COFFEE HOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road, off Hwy 16E in Durham. or (800) 255-8995. Work by more than 30 artists, 10 acre art park with murals and sculpture installations. Home of the Original Bluebird of Happiness.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY: Fayetteville. 575-7987. Work by Hank Kaminsky through May. Prints by Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt Van Rijn” through March 13.


ARKANSAS AIR MUSEUM: Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville. 521-4947. Aircraft from all eras of aviation history.

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM: 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. or 444-0066.

GRAVETTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 503 Charlotte St. S.E., Gravette. 787-7334. Early 1900s restored home with displays representing Gravette’s history.

PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK: 15930 U.S. 62, Garfield. 451-8122. Self-guided road tour, 10-mile hiking trail, Civil War museum and bookstore.

PEEL MANSION MUSEUM AND HISTORIC GARDENS: 400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville. 273-9664. 1875 Italianate mansion with historic roses and plants.

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK: 506 E. Douglas St., U.S. 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. “Of Promise and Pain: Life Between the Wars” Saturday through December. “Virgil Lovelace and Life on the Farm” through December. “Down a Lazy River: Float Fishing on the White River” through April 18.

SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “Squeaky Clean” on the history of hygiene through Jan. 16, 2010.

SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM: 112 N. Maxwell St., Siloam Springs. 524-4011.

Coming Soon

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FISH FRY: 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 27 at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 1722 N. Starr Ave. in Fayetteville. $5-$8. or 751-1560.

DAVID BERRY ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Zephyr Blevins Gallery at Rogers Little Theater. or 631-8988.

THE PASSING ZONE: 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $15-25. or 443-5600.

PHOTO IDENTIFICATION PROJECT CONTINUES: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Shiloh Museum. or 750-8165.

LOCAL AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. With Jim Fairbanks and Paul Lake. or 582-2291.

US NAVY BAND SEA CHANTERS: 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Free. or 443-5600.

KISS A PIG GALA: 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. Dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment. $150. or 464-4121.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRENCH AND ITALIAN OPERA”: 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and 3 p.m. March 1 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. $5-$10. or 575-4701.

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