Special Events

ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL BENEFIT: 6 p.m. today at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. or 409-3772.

EMILY SMITH: Art and recycled jewelry show from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Yoga Myst, at the Quonset hut on Center Street on the bike trail near S. Gregg Ave. below Trailside Cafe.

A.G. RUSSELL KNIFE SHOW: 2-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. Buffet with manufacturers and knifemakers 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday. Buffet is $25. $5-$50. or 631-0055.

EUREKA SPRINGS BIKE SHOW: Saturday in Eureka Springs. Bike show, swap meet, tattoo contest. 870-743-2317.

ARTISTS OF NWA EXHIBITION RECEPTION: 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. or 751-5441.

Stage & Screen

THE MUSIC MAN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 30-Aug. 1 and Aug. 6-8 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9 at the Rogers Little Theater. $7.50-$42. Blue Jean Ball Saturday. or 631-8988.

DIVE-IN MOVIE: “Over the Hedge” at dusk Friday at the Wilson Park Pool in Fayetteville. Free. or 444-3471.

GHOSTBUSTERS: Movie at dusk Saturday at the Winslow Ball Park. Activities start at 7:30 p.m. BYO seating. $1. 236-0160.

FRISCO FILM NIGHT: Dusk Tuesday in Frisco Park in Rogers. Free; BYO seating. or 936-5487.

HISTORICAL DANCE SOCIETY: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7170.

THE 5,000 FINGERS OF DR. T: Movie at dusk Sunday at 1 N. Main St. in Eureka Springs. Gates open at 7 p.m. Music by Opal Fly & The Faery Pranksters. $1-$3. BYO seating.


OZARK POETS & WRITERS COLLECTIVE: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hammontree’s in Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Featuring math-art poet Terry Wright. Open mic limited to four minutes per performer. or 443-2080.

LOCAL AUTHOR READINGS: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. Featuring authors Richard Massey and Laurna Joyce. or 443-2080.


FULL HOUSE: 7 p.m. today in Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Bring seating. Free. 444-3471.

AMERICAN LEGION IDOL KARAOKE: 7 p.m. Friday at Post 27, 1195 S. Curtis in Fayetteville. $5 entry fee; over 21 only. 839-4020.

DANCE IN THE PARK: 8 p.m. Friday at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. Free. Music by The Stella Blue Band.

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

PICKIN’ IN THE PARK: 6 p.m. Saturday at Frisco Park in Rogers. Free. or 636-8204.

SOUTHERN GOSPEL SERIES: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down in Eureka Springs. $12.50; kids younger than 12 are free. or 800-468-2113.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: Noon-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Basin Springs Park in Eureka Springs. 253-2586.


STITCHING STORIES: 11 a.m. today at Crystal Bridges at the Massey. For adults and teens. or 418-5700.

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

OZARK WIRELESS SOCIETY: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. or 750-8165.

SUGAR CREEK ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Hobbs State Park Conservation Area east of Rogers. Society members will provide several high-powered telescopes. Bring a chair, binoculars, telescopes, shielded flashlight (use a red balloon), and star chart. 789-5000.

SWEET CAN CIRCUS: Open studio for families at 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Habitat at 7 p.m. July 30-Aug. 1 and 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $5-$20.50. or 443-5600.

WILDLIFE WOODCARVING: Monday through July 31 at Eureka Springs School of the Arts. With Gerald Chisholm. $275. or 253-5384.

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 in Siloam Springs. 918-422-5867.

RAIL TRANSIT IN NWA: 6:30 p.m. July 30 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Light rail discussion with Steve Luoni. or 856-7250.

Mind, Body, Spirit

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION RETREAT: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Little Portion Retreat Center in Eureka Springs. With John Michael Talbot. 253-7379.

FAYETTEVILLE FREE THINKERS: 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 442-6738.

BLUE PRINTS FOR EFFECTIVE LIVING: 1:20 p.m. Sunday at Unity of Fayetteville. On radical forgiveness. With Ester Nicholson. $25. 442-0680.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 9 Oak St. in Rogers. 616-8043.

Minor Matters

HIP-HOP WORKSHOP: 5 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Robin Hagan. For teens. or 856-7170.

TEEN SUMMER FLICKS: “Step Up 2 The Streets” (PG13): 3 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free; for grades 6-12. Popcorn provided. or 856-7170.

FRIDAY MORNING MOVIES: “The Borrowers” (PG): 10 a.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Next week: “Sound of Music” (G). or 856-7170.

FAMILY STORYTIME — CELLIST JOHN FINCH: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7170.

LET’S MAKE A COMIC BOOK: 1-3 p.m. Monday through July 31 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For grades 4-7; registration required. or 856-7170.

READER’S THEATER: 4-6 p.m. Monday through July 31 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For grades 3-5; registration required. or 856-7170.

SUGAR FREE ALL-STARS: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. For Preschoolers. or 856-7170.

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD PICNIC 3-PEAT: 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For teens. or 856-7170.

ART WITH CRYSTAL BRIDGES: 1 and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For elementary kids. or 856-7170.

ARTS LIVE SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS: through Aug. 14 at Arts Live Theatre in Fayetteville. or 521-4932.

NWACCC SUMMER ART CAMPS: through Aug. 14 at the NWA Community Creative Center, at Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville. or 927-2491.

WALTON ARTS SUMMER CAMPS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through July 31 at the Walton Arts Center. Circus Arts with Sweet Can Productions July 27-31. $75-$299; tuition assistance available. or 443-5600.


PHOTO IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. Help identify people, places and events from the last 40 years in NWA. or 750-8165.

TWILIGHT BLENDERS: 9 a.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Senior Center. 571-2920.

CHEROKEE CASINO TRIP: 3 p.m. Monday from the Fayetteville Senior Center. $2. 571-2920.

Auditions, Entries, Call For Volunteers

AUDITIONS: “Over the River and Through the Woods,” Monday and Tuesday at the Rogers Little Theater.

AUDUTIONS: “The Glass Menagerie” at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. or 751-5441.

PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF NWA FALL FAIR COMPETITION: Entries due Aug. 6 at Bedford Camera & Video. For details go contact

AUDITIONS: “Arsenic & Old Lace” at 7 p.m. Aug. 10-11 at Northwest Arkansas Community College. or 657-6048.

AUDITIONS: American Girl Fashion, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. or 751-5441.

AUDITIONS: “Androcles & The Lion” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17-18 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. or 751-5441.

VOLUNTEERS: For Hope 2009 scheduled for Sept. 17 at Jefferson School on S. College Avenue in Fayetteville. An event to help area homeless veterans and persons connect with no-cost programs to get back on their feet. or 871-9297.

AUDITIONS: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. or 751-5441.


Fayetteville Underground visiting artist Maggie Ivy is exhibiting her work
“So Close to Farewell” at Fayetteville Underground Aug. 5-29.


ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. Campus Fashion Exhibit through Sept. 9.

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. or 751-5441. 15th Annual Artists of NWA Exhibition through Aug. 7.

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. Arkansas 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. “Through the Needle’s Eye: The Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s 19th National Exhibit” through Aug. 9.

DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 442-0001. Works on paper opens Aug. 6.

FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 856-7000. FHS design models by Fay Jones School of Architecture students through September.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607. “You Could Have Been Home By Now” by Kelly Price-Colston through July.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. or 422-8607. Works by Timothy C. Tyler, Robert Andes, Golsa Yaghoobi, Robert Glick, Cindy Wiseman, David Mudrinich, MM Kent, Doug Randall, John L Newman, Nichelle Wilson-Parish, Amber Perrodin, Suzanne Countryman, Szilvie Kadas, Hisai Kamamura Yale and Kirk Lanier.

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 Judy Maurer through July 31.

MULLINS LIBRARY: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. 575-6702. “Scissors, Paper, Cloth: Collages by Amy Edgington” through August.

POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. or 636-0417. Works by Jan Ironside and Myron Williams for July.

ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., in Rogers. or 631-8988. Works by Kas Taylor and Silas Byers through Aug. 12.

TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY & COFFEEHOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. 35 regional artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations. Home of the original Bluebird of Happiness. or 1-800-255-8995.


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’ history.

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS: 202 S.W. “O” St., Bentonville. or 273-2456. Free self guided audio tours of Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian and tribal artifacts.

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,” “Virgil Lovelace and Life on the Farm,” and “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through December. “1968 in America” through Aug. 8.

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. “Carry On” featuring baskets, purses, trunks and other artifacts for transport and containment through Sept. 26. “Bridging The Gap” featuring historic bridges in the Arkansas Ozarks through Aug. 8.

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

Coming Soon

TONY BAKER & THE SUMMER JAZZ RHYTHM SECTION: 8 p.m. July 31 at the UA Fine Arts Concert Hall in Fayetteville. With Claudia Burson, James Greeson and Darren Novotny. $5-$15. or 225-2306.

TONTITOWN GRAPE FESTIVAL: Aug. 4-8 in Tontitown. Spaghetti dinners Aug. 6-8.

BRUMLEY GOSPEL SING: Aug. 5-8 at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon, Mo. Jeff and Sheri Easter, Booth Brothers, Blackwood Brothers, Dixie Echoes, Isaacs, Chuck Wagon Gang, Karen Peck and New River, The Inspirations, McKameys, Perrys, Lesters and Aaron Wilbur. or 800-435-3725.

OREO BLUE: 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. 444-3471.

GUYS & DOLLS THE MUSICAL FABLE OF BROADWAY: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7-8 and 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Arend Arts Center, 1901 S.E .”J” St. in Bentonville. $7-$15. or 254-5200.

BILL ENGVALL: 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $40-$75. or 443-5600.

NEW LOCATION GRAND OPENING: 2-7 p.m. Aug 9 at Four Square Fine Art Gallery, 3996 Frontage Road Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. Artists’ reception and printmaking demonstration by Nichelle Wilson-Parish. or 422-8607.

FOREIGNER: 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. $20-$30. or 866-977-6849.

NWA ROLLER GIRLS: Backwoods Betties vs. Tulsa’s Thunder Dollz at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Roller City in Springdale. $10-$12; younger than 12 free. or 756-3866.

POETRY IN THE AFTERNOON: 3-6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Four Square Fine Art Gallery, 3996 Frontage Road, Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. Burning Chair Readings by Samuel Amadon, Stephanie Anderson, Thomas Andes, Robert J. Baumann, Tim Earley, Jennifer Jabaily, Frederich Kersieck, Don Lee, Karl Saffran. Music by Sam King. or 422-8607.

WHEELS FOR MEALS HERITAGE POKER RUN: 8 a.m. Aug. 22 from Bill Eddy’s Motorsports, 1205 N. Futrall Drive in Fayetteville. Benefits the Fayetteville and Springdale Meals on Wheels Programs. $25-$30. 751-1521.

FRISCO FESTIVAL: Aug. 28-29 in Frisco Park in Rogers. Rides, amusements, Chili-salsa-peno competition, Frisco Chicken BBQ, Frisco Idol, car show, Friday and Saturday night street dance. or 936-5487.

KENNY ROGERS: 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. Gates at 6:30 p.m. or 866-977-6849.

THE SECOND CITY ANNIVERSARY TOUR: 8 p.m. Aug. 28-29 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20-$32. or 443-5600.

AUGUST TASTE OF THE INNS: 3-7 p.m. Aug. 29 at 12 hotels and bed & breakfasts in Eureka Springs. $25; “mock”tails and two appetizers at each inn. 800-494-4921.

CASINO NITE: 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. Music by Mike and Grady, hors d’oeuvres. or 751-5441.

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, 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.

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