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

TONTITOWN GRAPE FESTIVAL: Tuesday through Aug. 8 in downtown Tontitown. Spaghetti dinners Aug. 6-8.

MAGGIE IVY ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Underground, 1 E. Center St. in Fayetteville. or 422-8607.

DAVID L. MURPHREE ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 6 at Fayetteville Underground Gallery, 1 E. Center St. in Fayetteville. or 422-8607.

Stage & Screen

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

SWEET CAN CIRCUS: 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20.50. or 443-5600.

FRIDAY MORNING MOVIES: “Sound of Music” at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Next week: “ET: The Extra Terrestrial”. or 856-7170.

DAN’S PARTY-COMEDY IMPROV: 8 p.m. Friday at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. $5; for ages 21 and older. or 409-3772.


BIRD’S OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS: An ecological perspective by Jo Neal at 6 p.m. Saturday at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. or 443-2080.

LIFE WRITERS: 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.

ARKANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP: 6:30 p.m. Monday at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Free; actors, directors and walk-ins welcome. or 582-4448.

BOOKTALK@NIGHT: “Winter’s Bone” at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 571-2222.


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

BRUMLEY GOSPEL SING: Wednesday through Aug. 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. Bring seating. 444-3471.

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 Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down in Eureka Springs. $12.50 adults. or 800-468-2113.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: Noon-6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. 253-2586.


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

FINDERS KEEPERS: 1 p.m. Friday at the Rogers Historical Museum Annex. Antique show and tell; no appraisals. Free. or 621-1154.

HORTICULTURE FAIR EXHIBITOR’S WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.- noon Saturday at the Washington County Extension Office, 2536 N. McConnell Ave. in Fayetteville. Learn how to prepare you entries for the county fair. Free, registration required. 444-1755.

ULTIMATE SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP: Saturday through Tuesday at the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down in Eureka Springs. With Barbara Cloyd and Steve Bloch. or 877-242-6481.

THE BIRTH OF YOUR CREATIVE SELF WRITING WORKSHOP: 3 p.m. Saturday at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. With Nadine Trees Nehring. Reservations required. $9.95. or 443-2080.

WOOD TURNING: Monday through Aug. 7 at Eureka Springs School of the Arts. With Kip Powers. $275. or 253-5384.

MASTER YOUR MONEY: At 6 p.m. and Financial Freedom at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Credit Counseling of Arkansas, 1732 Moberly Lane, Suite A in Bentonville. Free. Fundamentals of budgeting, saving, spending plans, expense tracking and cutting and getting out of debt. or 800-889-4916.

GRANT-SEEKING ACADEMY : 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Six-week program with Thomas Forbes & Kester grant consultants. $50; registration required. or 582-1053.

Mind, Body, Spirit

EUREKA SPRINGS WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: Friday and Saturday at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. With Pastor Brad and Denise Wicks of the James River Mega Church. or 870-654-7405.

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

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.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 9 Oak St. in Rogers. 616-8043.


FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the Fayetteville Square. Sunday Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Sept. 13 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Crossover Road. Evening market 4-7 p.m. Thursday nights at the Mill District on the corner of School Avenue and Sixth Street. or 236-2910.

WEST FORK GARDEN MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays until frost and 3:30 p.m. to dusk on Wednesdays into September on the Green on Arkansas 170 and Campbell Road in downtown West Fork. Wide variety of natural vegetables, mushrooms and art. 225-1611.

ROGERS FARMERS’ MARKET: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through October, and 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays through August at Frisco Park in downtown Rogers. 636-1743.

Minor Matters

MUSICIAN ROB BUTTON: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7170.

HISTORICAL DANCE SOCIETY: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free, for children and families. or 856-7170.

CREATE A MEMORY TEA PARTY: 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For ages 3-5. or 856-7170.

KIDSTHEATRE PRODUCTION WORKSHOP: 3 p.m. Monday through Aug. 14 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. With Nikki Sievert. For grades 2-4. $85-$95. or 751-5441.

LET’S MAKE A TV COMMERCIAL: 2 p.m. Tuesday through Aug. 6 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For grades 4-12; registration required. or 856-7170.

STEVENS PUPPETS-SUMMER READING CHALLENGE FINALE: 1 and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For elementary kids. or 856-7170.

APARTMENT 5: 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For teens. or 856-7170.

Auditions, Entries, Call For Volunteers

ARSENIC & OLD LACE AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Aug. 10-11 at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Performances Oct. 9-11. or 657-6048.

AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW AUDITIONS: 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. or 751-5441.

ANDROCLES & THE LION AUDITIONS: 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 BEAVER LAKE SECCHI DAY: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 29 at the East and West Shelters near the Prairie Creek Boat ramps. Collect water samples, record depths and clarity measurements around Beaver Lake. Contact Amy Wilson at or 717-3807.

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER AUDITIONS: 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. or 751-5441.


Paintings by David L. Murphree are on exhibit

at Fayetteville Underground Gallery


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.

CENTER FOR ART & EDUCATION: 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren. or 474-7767. Works by the Art Faculty of UA-Fort Smith Sunday through Aug. 21.

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. “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: One E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607. “So Close to Farewell” by Maggie Ivy Wednesday through Aug. 29. “Machines in the Ghost” by David L. Murphree through Aug. 6. “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 Friday.

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. Kathy Mayhue and Erin Neal through August.

ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., in Rogers. or 631-8988. 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

ANIMAL HOUSE GALA: At 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at The Space in Eureka Springs. Benefits the Good Shepherd Animal Society. Live Auction. Music by Opal Fly. $35 and up. or 253-9115.

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 SE “J” St. in Bentonville. $7-$15. or 254-5200.

SONGS IN THE VILLE: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Songwriters in the Round Series hosted by Effron White with Jim Patton, Sherry Brokus, Donna Stjerna and Kelly Mulhollan. 200-1631.

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

GALLERY STROLL: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 8 in Eureka Springs. 253-7679.

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.

MULBERRY MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVAL: Aug. 12-15 in Ozark. Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Umphrey’s McGee, The Avett Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Railroad Earth, Squirrel Nut Slipper, Lotus, Tea Leaf Green, Corey Smith, Peter Rowan, Split Lip Rayfield, Hot Buttered Rum, Travelin’ McCourys, The Duhks, William Elliott Whitmore, Cornmeal, The Lee Boys, Big Smith, Steep Canyon Rangers, Papa Mali, Cadillac, Sky, Hackensaw Boys, Asylum Street Spankers, Infamous Stringdusters, Blue Turtle Seduction, Greensky Bluegrass, Dirtfoot, Oakhurst, Band of Heathens, Gamily Groove Company, Paul Thorn Band, Chicago Afrobeat Project, The Lovell Sisters, Ten Mile Tide, Delta Nove, Ben Miller Band, The Lost Pines, Head for the Hills, Mountain of Venus, Elephant Revival, My-Tea Kind, Mountain Sprout, Sarah Hughes Band, Eckobase, Weakness for Blondes, 3 Penny Acre, Opal Fly with Foxfire & Thy Faery Prankster, Pope County Bootleggers, Cindy Woolf Band, Cletus Got Shot and more. $29 and up. or 866-667-1919.

I HEART JOHN RAY FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Dickson Street Theater in Fayetteville. Music by Lloyd Marley, Matt Buell, A Good Fight. To help with heart surgery expenses for John Ray of Cheap Thrills.

STRIPPED, BEAR SCREENING: 7:30 Aug. 13 at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. Live music by Effron White. Benefits Art Amiss. $5 suggested donation; 21 and older. or 409-3772.

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.

ARTS LIVE THEATRE AWARDS: 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the UARK Bowl on Dickson Street. Food, Awards, Karaoke and more. or 521-4932.

COMPOSER’S SHOWCASE: 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at the UA Fine Arts Concert Hall in Fayetteville. Jazz by local composers.  $5-$15. or 225-2306.

NWA ROLLER GIRLS VS. TULSA’S THUNDER DOLLZ: 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Roller City in Springdale. $10-$12; kids 12 and younger free. or 756-3866.

CULINARY DEMONSTRATION CLASS: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 21 and Hands-on cooking class from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 22 with Karen Gros in Eureka Springs. $28-$40. Reservations required.

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, free T-shirt for first 200 registrants, breakfast and lunch provided., 751-1521.

EUREKA SPRINGS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: Aug. 20-23 at Basin Springs Park in Eureka Springs. Free. 253-2586.

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

KENNY ROGERS: 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. 6:30 p.m. $20-$50. or 866-977-6849.

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: Aug. 29 at 12 hotels and bed & breakfast inns in Eureka Springs. $25; “mock”tails and two appetizers at each inn. or 253-8916.

SIZZLIN SUMMER MUSIC FEST: Aug. 29 at the North Logan County Fairgrounds in Paris. Willie Stradlin, Charlie Robinson, and the Eli Young Band. $20-$26.

CASINO NIGHT: 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.

COLLIN RAYE & RESTLESS HEART: 6 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Free; benefits the Boys & Girls Club of NWA.

CHARLIE HUNTER DUO: 8 and 10 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $15.50-$32.50. or 443-5600.

MOONFLOWERS & MARGARITAS: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. $15-$20. or 750-2620.

LPGA NWA CHAMPIONSHIP: Sept. 11-13 at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Practice rounds Sept. 7-8; Pro-Am Sept. 9-10.

OZARK QUILT FAIR: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum. Music by Shout LuLu. $10 for exhibitors, free for viewing. or 750-8165.

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