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

FIRST THURSDAY: The Fayetteville Square will be the site of activities beginning at 5 p.m. today. Receptions at the ddp gallery and Fayetteville Underground from 5 to 8 p.m. Live music on the Town Center Plaza with Marshall Mitchell Band and Guta. Improv comedy performances. A screening of “War Eagle, Arkansas” at dusk on the plaza. Bring seating. All free, but bring a can of food to donated to the food drive. 521-5776.

TONTITOWN GRAPE FESTIVAL: Continues through Saturday in Tontitown. Spaghetti dinners, carnival, grape stomp, book sale, craft fair and more.

SEVEN HILLS COMMUNITY GARDEN CELEBRATION: 9:30 a.m. today at Seven Hills Drive off of Huntsville Road in Fayetteville. A celebration for a new community garden. or 444-3467.

DAVID L. MURPHREE, MAGGIE IVY, THOMAS KRAPAUSKY AND JAN GOSNELL ART RECEPTION: 5-8 p.m. today at Fayetteville Underground Gallery, 1 E. Center St. in Fayetteville. or 422-8607.

DECATUR BBQ: Friday at Veteran’s Park in Decatur. Live music, parade, fun run, chicken cook-off and more. 752-8460.

YARDS & YARDS OF YARD SALES: Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs. or 253-8737.

SPRING DIVERSITY WEEKEND: Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Eureka Springs.

ANIMAL HOUSE GALA: Friday at The Space in Eureka Springs. Benefits the Good Shepherd Humane Society. Food, live auction and music by Opal Fly. $35. or 253-9115.

GRAVETTE DAY: Saturday at Kindley City Park in Gravette. Pancake breakfast, charity poker run, rides, chili cook-off and more. or 787-6940.

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

NEW LOCATION GRAND OPENING: 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Four Square Fine Art Gallery, 3996 Frontage Road, Suite 2 in Fayetteville. Meet the artists. Printmaking demonstration by Nichelle Wilson-Parish. or 422-8607.

HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI REMEMBRANCE: The OMNI Center is sponsoring a march at 6 p.m. Sunday from Arkansas Avenue and Lafayette Street to honor those impacted by the first atomic bomb attack 64 years ago. The march will pass the Eyes Wide Open exhibit. A program featuring Mayor Jordan, Dick Bennett and a reading of the names of those killed will begin at 6:30 p.m. at United Campus Ministry at the corner of Maple Street and Storer Avenue.

BARGAINS GALORE ON 64: Yard sales Aug. 13-15 along Arkansas 64 from Fort Smith to Beebe.

I HEART JOHN RAY FUNDRAISER: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Dickson Street Theater in Fayetteville. Music by Lloyd Marley, Matt Buell, A Good Fight. Food by Boar’s Nest BBQ. Silent Auction. To help with heart surgery expenses for John Ray of Cheap Thrills.

MULBERRY MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVAL: Wednesday through Aug.ear 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.

Stage & Screen

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

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

“GUYS & DOLLS THE MUSICAL FABLE OF BROADWAY”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Arend Arts Center, 1901 SE “J” St. in Bentonville. $7-$15. or 254-5200.

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

STRIPPED, BEAR: 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. Homegrown film project by Larry Mitchell with Arkansas actors and musicians. Live music by Effron White. Benefits Art Amiss. $5 suggested donation; 21 and older. or 409-3772.


CRIMES AND CLUES BOOKCLUB “THE CUTTING ROOM”: 10 a.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 571-2222.

ARKANSAS BOOK & PAPER SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Jacksonville Community Center, 105 Municipal Drive in Jacksonville. $5. or 501-336-9313.

ARKANSAS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Central Arkansas Library Darragh Center, 100 Rock St. at the Little Rock River Market. Free. 870-841-8999.

“A SENSE OF WONDER”: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. On the life of environmentalist Rachel Carson presented by the League of Women Voters of Washington County. Free. 443-2080.

BOOKTALK “FORTUNE COOKIE CHRONICLES”: 1 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. or 571-2222.

OZARK POETRY SLAM: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Smiling Jack’s in Fayetteville. $5 cover. 466-6006.


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

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

SONGS IN THE VILLE: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the U-ARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Songwriters in the Round Series hosted by Effron White. With Jim Patton and Sherry Brokus of Austin, Texas, Patrick Williams of Afton, Okla., and Donna Stjerna and Kelly Mulhollan of Fayetteville’s Still on the Hill. 200-1631.

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

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


CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS-IS IT ART?: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Crystal Bridges at the Massey. For adults. or 418-5700.

HOMEBUYER EDUCATION: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at United Bank, 2790 S. Thompson St. in Springdale. Free. or 800-889-4916.

TOOLS & GADGETS: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. Utensils and clever contraptions from by gone days. Free; for families. or 750-8165.

WASHINGTON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Headquarters House on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

NON-PROFIT DAY CAMP: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Fayetteville. $69 includes lunch. Registration required. 422-4333.

CREATING GRANT BUDGETS: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Thomas-Forbes & Kester grant consultants. $25; registration required. or 582-1053.

OMNI CENTER VEGETARIAN POTLUCK: 6 p.m. Wednesday at United Campus Ministry, 902 W. Maple St. in Fayetteville. Bring a dish to share and discuss how dietary choice impact peace, justice and ecology. With Wengi and Nathan Clark. or

BOSTON MOUNTAIN POTTERS ASSOCIATION: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Flat Rock Clay Supplies, 2002 S. School in Fayetteville. or 521-3171.

Minor Matters

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

CREATIVE DRAMATICS: 10 a.m. Monday through Aug. 14 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. With Mary Haney. For grades K-2. $30-$40. or 751-5441.

DAYTIME LOCK-IN: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required, $10. For K-2nd. or 856-7170.

FAMILY SATURDAYS: 11 a.m. Saturdays at Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. For ages 4 and older; $10. or 927-2491.

Auditions, Call For Volunteers, Entries

“ARSENIC & OLD LACE” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at NWACC’s White Auditorium. Performances Oct. 9-11. or 657-6048.

“AMERICAN GIRL” FASHION SHOW AUDITIONS: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. See website for sizes, coloring, ages and more. 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.

ENTRIES FOR ADULT ARTISTS COMPETITION: Due by Aug. 27 to the Center for Art & Education, 104 N. 13th in Van Buren. or 474-7767.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BEAVER LAKE SECCHI DAY: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 29 near the Prairie Creek Boat Ramps. Collect water samples, record depths and clarity measurements around Beaver Lake. Contact Amy Wilson at or 717-3807.

VOLUNTEERS FOR HOPE 2009: Sept. 17 at Jefferson School on S. College Ave. 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.

“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.

ENTRIES FOR PHOTO CONTEST: Due Sept. 23 at AETN website. Open to all ages. Must be a photo taken at an Arkansas State Park between June 1 and Sept. 23, 2009.



Recent paintings by Jan Gosnell will be exhibited in a solo show during September in the Vault Gallery at the Fayetteville Underground, 1 E. Center St. in Fayetteville. An artist’s reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

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 Friday.

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

DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 442-0001. Works on Paper opens today.

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: 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road, Suite 2 in Fayetteville. or 422-8607. 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. Works by Cheryl Harris through Sept. 10.

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 Kathy Mayhue and Erin Neal for August.

ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., in Rogers. or 631-8988. Works by Ruby Pope Wednesday through Sept. 25.

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., US 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.

PRICE TOWER ARTS CENTER: 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, Okla. or 877-424-2424. “UK to OK: Exploring Traditions in Contemporary Design” Friday through Jan. 3.

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.

SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “Prized Possessions” photos of people with their favorite things, Tuesday through Dec. 19. “Squeaky Clean” on the history of hygiene through Jan. 16. “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 Saturday.

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

Coming Soon

OZARK DEAF TIMBERFEST: Aug. 14-15 at Byrd’s Adventure Center in Ozark. Lumberjack games and competitions. or 667-4066.

“POETRY IN THE AFTERNOON”: 3-6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Four Square Fine Art Gallery, 3996 Frontage Road, Suite 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 U-ARK Bowl on Dickson Street. Food, Awards, Karaoke and more. or 521-4932.

KUAF SUMMER JAZZ COMPOSER’S SHOWCASE: 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at the UA Fine Arts Concert Hall in Fayetteville. $5-$15. or 225-2306.

OZARK DEMOLITION DERBY: Aug. 15 at Parson Stadium in Springdale. $5-$10. or 927-4530.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Aug. 15 at Headquarters House in Fayetteville. Ice cream, live music, living history, children’s activities, tours and more. $2.50-$5. or 521-2970.

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

SPINNING & LACE MAKING DEMONSTRATIONS: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Hindman Hall at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Free. or 846-2990.

HISTORIC MILITARY SADDLES PROGRAM: noon Aug. 19 at the Shiloh Museum. With saddle-maker Doug Kidd. or 750-8165.

EUREKA SPRINGS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: Aug. 20-23 at Basin Springs Park in Eureka Springs. Watermelon Social Kick-off at 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Rain location is the City Auditorium. Free. or 253-2586.

WHEELS FOR MEALS HERITAGE POKER RUN: 8 a.m. Aug. 22 from Bill Eddy’s Motorsports, 1205 N. Futrall Dr. 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 or 571-2920.

VW WEEKEND: Aug. 28-30 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. or 253-9768.

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

KENNY ROGERS: 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. $20-$50. 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.

RAINBARREL WORKSHOP: 9 and 10:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at Beaver Lake. Make your own rain barrel and take it home. Registration required. $37. 271-1060.

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. or 253-8916.

SIZZLIN SUMMER MUSIC FEST: Aug. 29 at the North Logan County Fairgrounds in Paris. Willie Stradlin, Charlie Robison and the Eli Young Band. Gates open at 5 p.m. $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.

“COMPLEAT WRKS OF WLLM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)”: Sept. 4-20 at TheatreSquared at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. $8-$12. or 445-6333.

GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY: 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $15-$50.

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.

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