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

BINARY PULSARS AND RELATIVISTIC GRAVITY: Nobel Laureate Joseph Taylor will speak at 7 p.m. today at the Donald W. Reynolds Center on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. Free. or 575-2506.
LIPIZZANER STALLIONS: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Arena in Fayetteville. $18.50-$22.50. Tickets at or (800) 882-8258. Information at 575-8423.
THE ART GALLERY OPEN HOUSE: The Art Gallery at 509 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville is moving to an undetermined location. The last show will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. 361-1211.
TOMORROW’S HEIRLOOMS QUILT SHOW: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale. Small quilt auction at 3 p.m. Saturday benefits the guild’s donation projects. Show admission is $5, children younger than 12 are free. Classes and lecture $5-$50; registration required. or 925-7001.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS ROLLERGIRLS: NWA’s Backwoods Betties will meet the Mo-Kan Roller Girlz at 7 p.m. Saturday at Roller City, 1007 Century St. in Springdale. $10 advance. $12 at the door. Children 12 and younger free with paid adult. or 283-7093.
OMNI CENTER DEMONSTRATION: For U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq at 1 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Mall Avenue and Joyce Boulevard in Fayetteville. Signs provided. or 586-2053.
OZARK MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL: Saturday and Sunday at Devil’s Den State Park in Winslow. Guided rides beginning at 9 a.m. for all experience levels, bike parts swap meet and Saturday night social. or 761-3325.
DOG’S NIGHT OUT: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Dog Party USA on Arkansas 112 in Springdale. Benefits the Humane Society of the Ozarks. Three course meal for dogs. $25 for two humans and a dog; $10 for each additional human or dog. or 306-4660.
FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH: 8 p.m. Monday at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville. Free. or 575-5555.
THE ACE OF SPAYEDS: 7 p.m. April 9 at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. Music by the Kopecky Family Band of Nashville who will be performing for the first time in Northwest Arkansas and Emily Knight. A benefit for Spay Arkansas hosted by Social Cause and Lola. $8.
LIGHT OF HOPE BREAKFAST: April 9 at the Clarion in Bentonville. With Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke, Wal-Mart VP of Tax and Audit Claire Babineaus-Fontenot, Benton County Juvenile Judge Hon. Jay Finch and JVS Exports Executive VP for US Operations James Brandenburg. Bentonville High School Choir will perform. or 725-2213.


OMNI BOOK FORUM ON DEMOCRACY: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Panelist Claire Detels, Lindsley Smith, Amjad Faur and Thomas Markham will discuss Chalmers Johnson’s “Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic,” Jane Mayer’s “The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals,” Ann Fagan Ginger’s “The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights is the Law: A Guide to U.D.H.R. Articles in Treaties Ratified by the U.S.” and Susan Rosenthal’s “Power and Powerlessness. Dick Bennett will moderate. or 582-2291.
ANDREA HOLLANDER BUDY: Will read at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. 856-7250.
CRIMES AND CLUES BOOKCLUB: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 571-2222.
OMNI’s OPEN MIC FOR PEACE: 7 p.m. Sunday at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. or 582-2291.
LIFEWRITING: 10 a.m. Monday at the Shiloh Museum. For people interested in writing the stories of their own lives or those of family and friends. or 790-2588.
NATALIE GRANT: 7 p.m. today at the Alma Performing Arts Center, 103 E. Main St. in Alma. $10-$25. or 632-2129.
CASSANDRA BRUCE VOICE RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
NWACC MUSIC RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. today at the Music Recital Hall in Burns Hall at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Rogers. With students of Dr. Carolyn Ford, John Garst, Gloria Grilk, Kerry Johnston, Ben Harris, Leland Long, Henry Runkles and David Fountain. Free. 619-4311.
CATHERINE BECKER VIOLIN RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
LYNN FRANCIS PERCUSSION RECITAL: 3 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
LEE LARRY EUPHONIUM RECITAL: 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
MARIZA: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $18-$32. or 443-5600.
FOR LOVE OR MONEY: NATHAN COOK: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $25. 443-5600.
ALLISON RASCHE FLUTE RECITAL: 7 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
ROBERT KAIN AND ADAM VANDERBUSH TRUMPET RECITAL: 6 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
HYEON-MIN JANG VOICE RECITAL: 8:30 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
UA HORN CHOIR CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. or 575-4701.
THE COMMODORES: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $45-$75. or 443-5600.
BRIAN STACKHOUSE PERCUSSION RECITAL: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
UA SAXOPHONE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7 p.m. April 9 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. or 575-4701.


ARKANSAS HEALTH DISPARITIES CONFERENCE: Friday at the Holiday Inn in Springdale. Keynote speaker James Kaput of the Division of Personalized Nutrition and Medicine at the National Center for Toxicological Research. Cost and registration at
BACKYARD CHICKENS WORKSHOP: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Learn how to raise chickens in your backyard. Free. 444-1755.
WILD WATERCOLOR WITH CAROL COOPER: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. $85; for ages 16 and older. or 927-2491.
GROWING ORGANIC VEGGIES AND HERBS: 1 p.m. Sunday at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Crossover Road in Fayetteville. $8-$10.
COMEDY IMPROVISATION: 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Fayetteville’s Adult and Community Education Center (formerly Jefferson Elementary), 612 S. College Ave. in Fayetteville. $180; six-week session for adults. or 444-3041.
ART GLASS DEMONSTRATIONS: Hank Barnes Wednesday afternoon and April 15, and Elaine Ripley April 18 at Poor Richard’s Art, 116 S. First St. in Rogers. or 636-0417.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Presbyterian Disciples of Christ Campus Center in Fayetteville. 521-0808.
BOSTON MOUNTAIN POTTERS ASSOCIATION: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Flat Rock Clay in Fayetteville. or 521-3181.

Mind, Body, Spirit

BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP: 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.
VEGETARIAN POTLUCK: With the OMNI Center. 6 p.m. Wednesday at United Campus Ministry, 902 W. Maple. or 442-4600.
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY: 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Jones Center for Families. 601-4984.

Minor Matters

AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS: 4 p.m. today and April 9 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required; free; for grades K-5th. or 856-7170.
THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: 10:30 a.m. today at Crystal Bridges at the Massey, 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. For children 3-5 with adult. Free. or 418-5700.
PRINTS & POEMS ALL RAPPED UP: 5 p.m. Friday at Crystal Bridges at the Massey, 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. For teens. Free. or 418-5700.
READ WITH THE RAZORBACKS: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Make bookmarks for Razorback athletes to autograph. For K-6 students. or 856-7170.
FAMILY SATURDAYS: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. For ages 4 and up; $10 per child. or 927-2491.
SPRING THEATRE CLASSES: Start Monday at Tricycle Theatre, 120 S. Main St. in Bentonville. Classes include Dr. Seuss, Miss Nelson, The Boxcar Children, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, and Midsummer Night’s Dream. Six-week session. Classes after school and Saturday; ages, costs and themes vary. or 888-331-3681.
SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS REGISTERING NOW: At Arts Live Theatre in Fayetteville. Improv, singing, dancing, movie making, play making and a four-week High School Musical 2 conservatory with performances. Classes run June 15-Aug. 14. Ages, dates, times, costs and course offerings vary. For complete listings, go to and click on “Summer 2009 Conservatories” or call 521-4932.

Auditions, Call For Volunteers, Entries

SMOKING’ IN THE OZARKS COOK-OFF: Applications due April 15. Event is May 1-3 in Rogers. $150-$250 entry fee. $1,500 Grand Prize. or 248-1722.
AUDITIONS FOR “OKLAHOMA”: 7:30 p.m. April 21-22 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. or 751-5441.
VOLUNTEERS: For the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards to be held Apr. 23. Your talent and time are needed now. Go to or email
“MUSIC MAN” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. June 8-9 at the Rogers Little Theater. or 631-8988.


The Shiloh Museum’s new exhibit “Carry On” features baskets, trunks, purses and other artifacts used to contain and transport items. This photo: Emma Reno Henry and Sallie Maxwell with their suitcases, Bentonville 1897. Courtesy of Mildred Carnahan.


ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. “Darfur: Photojournalists Respond” through April 15.
THE ART GALLERY: 509 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. or 521-1816.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. or 751-5441. “Celebrate Art! K-8th Graders” through Saturday.
CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342 or 846-2738. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography and gifts.
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 Michael Graves Anderson through April.
FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, One E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607. Print club exhibit through mid April. Invitational Sculpture Show and Fine Arts Print Show through Sunday.
FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 112 W. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607. Paintings by Timothy Tyler, Robert Andes, Golsa Yaghoobi, MM Kent, Robert Glick, pastels by David Mudrinich, Photography by Kirk Lanier and Illuminated Boxes by Tanya Johnston. “Art of War” through mid April.
HEARTWOOD GALLERY: 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. Paintings by Charles Pearce through April 24.
MULLINS LIBRARY: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. 575-6702. “Picture Boxes” by Ben Strawn through April.
POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. or 636-0417. Photography by John Murdoch and pottery by Sally Bowen in April.
RICHLAND NURSERY AND ART GALLERY: Hwy 23 South, Huntsville. 738-5305. Huntsville and St. Paul High School Art Show through April 11.
TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY & COFFEE HOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road, in Durham. or (800) 255-8995. Work by more than 30 artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY: Fayetteville. 575-7987. Hank Kaminsky through May. “Physical Reminders” featuring works by Michael Jones McKean, Claire Watkins, Greg Pond, David Gurman, Micki Watanabe Spiller, Mike Wsol and Lain York, through April 15.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS GLOBAL CAMPUS CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION: 2 E. Center St., Fayetteville. 575-6489. Works by potter Jennifer Pease through April 24.
WALTON ARTS CENTER: 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. or 443-5600.


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. SE, Gravette. 787-7334. Early 1900s restored home with displays representing Gravette’s history.
PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK: 15930 U.S. Hwy. 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., US Hwy. 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” 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. “Squeaky Clean” on the history of hygiene through Jan. 16, 2010. “Carry On” featuring baskets, purses, trunks and other artifacts for transport and containment Monday through Sept. 26.
SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM: 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011.

Coming Soon

OZARK UFO CONFERENCE: April 10-12 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. With Grant Cameron, Richard Dolan, Wendelle C. Stevens, Joseph P. Farrell, Paul LaViolette, Ted Phillips, Timothy Good, Linda Moulton Howe, Allison Joiner. $45-$50. or 501-354-2558.
THE BURNING CHAIR READING: 6 p.m. April 10 at Fayetteville Underground Gallery, One E. Center St. in Fayetteville. Carolyn Guinzio, Kevin Holden, M.C. Hyland, Keith Newton, Kathryn L. Pringle, Amish Trivedi and Joseph P. Wood., or 422-8607.
WILDFLOWER WEEKEND: April 11-12 at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. Free. or 761-3325.
PETTIGREW DAY: April 11 at the Historic Pettigrew Community Building. Benefit supper for building upkeep from 5:30-6:30 p.m. is $2-$5. “Ozark Caves and Canyons” with Walt Manger at 6:30 p.m. or 750-8165.
SPAYARKANSAS BENEFIT: 6-8 p.m. April 11 at Faithful Friends Animal Clinic, 5895 S. Champions Dr. in Rogers. Chinese brush paintings by Loretta Moskal. Show runs through May 16. or 442-7472.
MY KIND OF BLUE TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS: 8 p.m. April 11 at Roger’s Little Theater, 116 S. Second St. in Rogers. With the Rogers Jazz Society and Felicia Hamilton. or 631-8988.
SONNY ROLLINS: April 15 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $35-$75. or 443-5600.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS: NAMA XIV at 8 p.m. April 23 at the Dickson Street Theatre in Fayetteville. $10. Grammy style ceremony honoring local musicians with performances by Jarris, Souled Out, Pat and Mattie. Cletus Got Shot and Kory Montgomery Band. Private reception for musicians at 6:30 p.m.
DOGWOOD FESTIVAL: April 24-26 in Siloam Springs. 524-6466.
TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT: April 24 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $18-$30. or 443-5600.
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL: April 25 on the Square and at the Massey in Bentonville. Free. or 418-5700.
DANCE COALITION SPRING CONCERT: April 25-26 at the Springdale Performing Arts Center, 1103 W. Emma Ave. in Springdale. $8-$15. or 422-6132.
THE NOBODIES OF COMEDY: April 25 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $15-$25. or 443-5600.
BIRDERS’ WEEKEND: May 2-3 at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. Free. or 761-3325.
THE TEN TENORS: May 7 at the Walton Arts Center. $25-$45. or 443-5600.
EUREKA SPRING BLUES WEEKEND: May 28-30. Guitar Shorty, Hubert Sumlin & Buddy Flett Band, Joe Louis Walker, David “Honeyboy” Edwards and others. or 888-855-7823.

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