540 Film Fest

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.

Special Events

540 FILM FEST: Today, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Center for Continuing Education and the UARK Bowl in Fayetteville. $5-$30. 540filmfest.com.

OZARK FOLK FESTIVAL: Today, Saturday and Sunday in Eureka Springs. With 2008 Singer/Songwriter Contest Winner Kim Richardson, Loudon Wainwright III, Larry Lee, Michael Brewer, Mark Bilyeu, Lyal Strickland, Randal Chowning, Gary Jules, 3 Penny Acre and others. $15-$30. theaud.org or 253-7788.

FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL COMMEMORATION: At the University of Arkansas. East German Western “Apuchen (Apaches)” at 11 a.m. today at JB Hunt 207. Lecture on the fall of the wall by Dr. Corrigan at 4 p.m. Monday at Kimpel 105. “99 Red Balloons and the Youth of America” with Dr. Hoyer at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Kimpel 210. “The West’s Political Reaction to the Fall of the Wall” with Alessandro Brogi, Benjamin Grob-Fitzgibbon and Thomas Grischany at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark 25. Free.

FLYING TOMATO CABARET: 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Nov. 13-15 at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville. Fundraiser for NWACC Chamber Singers who serve as singing waiters during the spaghetti dinner. $15, reservation required, no tickets at the door. 619-4261.

PINK TRASH BALL: 9 p.m. Friday at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. Featuring The Bouffants. Benefits the Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. $25. georgesmajesticlounge.com or 750-7465.

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: Saturday and Sunday on historic Main Street in Van Buren. Merchants will offer hot cider, cookies, lights, holiday decorations and more. vanburen.org or 474-5155.

TONTITOWN POLENTA SMEAR: 1-5 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Parish Hall in Tontitown. A celebration of Tontitown history with samples of polenta and umedo. Free. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

NWA EMPTY BOWLS: From 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at George’s on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Benefits LifeSource of Fayetteville. $25 gets you gourmet soup and a hand crafted bowl. Music by Wes Hart & Karl. 521-4000 or thebmpa.org.

ART AMISS 11: Art, music and more at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Dickson Theater in Fayetteville. $7 at the door. artamiss.org.

PEL’S PALS WINE DINNER: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Soul Restaurant in Fayetteville. With UA Basketball Coach John Pelphry. $100. SoulRL.com or 442-0800.

FOOD & WINE WEEKEND: Restaurants in Eureka Springs offer wine tastings, seminars, special multi-course meals. eurekaspringsfoodandwineweekend.com or 253-6756.

Art Events

FIRST THURSDAY: The monthly art event at ddp gallery and Fayetteville Underground near the Fayetteville Square will hold open house events and open new shows from 5-8 p.m. today. See Highlights for details.

LEON NIEHUES: Artist’s reception from 5-8 p.m. today in the Revolver Gallery at the Fayetteville Underground, 1 E. Center St. Fayetteville. Also Group Show, Gift of Art, a holiday sale with handcrafted arts in the E Street Gallery. fayettevilleunderground.com or 925-8862.

CREATIVE EVOLUTION: Artists’ reception and lecture from 5-7 p.m. today at the Anne Kittrell Art Gallery, in the Arkansas Union on the University of Arkansas campus. Robert Andes, Kyle McKenzie and Golsa Yaghoobi. 575-5255.

5X5 ART AUCTION AND JAZZ SOIREE: 6 p.m. today at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

INSPIRED BY PLACE: Reception for Illustrators Cara Armstrong and Ard Hoyt from 6:30-8 p.m. today at Crystal Bridges at the Massey, 125 W. Center St. in Bentonville. Panel discussion with the artists and Crystal Bridges chief curator, Chris Crosman, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bentonville Public Library. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.

PURE CONVERSATION: Artists’ reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday at Sugar Gallery, 114 Central St. in Bentonville. A juried multimedia exhibition. 236-1667.

ELLEN ALTES GREGORY: Artist’s reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Ultra Studios, 118 W. South St. in Fayetteville. Raja Khoury and Ryan Cockerham of Kahula Gypsy band will perform. ultrastudios.org.

ARTERY DETOUR: Installation of more Artery panels at 4 p.m. Saturday at EureKan Art Studio and Gallery, 150 N. Main St. in Eureka Springs. Artists Katy Stoia, Jody, Adams, Beau Satori, Carol Saari and Cathy Nordberg. thearterysite.org or 253-0928.

DIANE BEILBY: Artist’s reception from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Ozark Natural Foods, 1554 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. 521-7558.

WWAM ARTISTS’ RECEPTION & SALE: 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Arsaga’s, 1582 Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Artists Shelley Duchesne, Bobbie Yeager, Julie Jeannene, Mary Long, Renee Reed, Shaed, Kate Brown, Margaret Hoskins and Allison Hess. arsagas.org or 527-0690.

Stage & Screen

PHUNBAGS COMEDY IMPROV: Friday and Saturday at the Uark Ballroom on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. $5, cash bar, 21 and older. phunbags.org.

“BROADWAY BOUND”: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Nov. 12-14, and 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 15 at the Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$42. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

FILM “THE VELVETEEN RABBIT”: Sunday at the Jones Center for Families. Free. jonesnet.org or 756-8090.

PAUL RUDNIK’S COMEDY “I HATE HAMLET”: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring St. in Eureka Springs.

BOP-RAP: Bunch Of People Reading A Play, Main Stage Play Reading Series. Free. kscales@ix.netcom.com.

“LA VERDAD SOSPECHOSA/ THE LIAR”: 8 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 12 at the Student Union Theater in Fayetteville. 17th century comedy by Juan Ruiz de Alarcon.

FILM “CORSICA & THE RIVIERAS”: 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. Social hour at 1 p.m. $5-$10. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.


OMNI BOOK FORUM: 6 p.m. Friday at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. Focus on Afghanistan with panelists Sanaa Raiz (“The Duel’), Jesse Barr (“Bleeding Afghanistan”), Edrene McKay (“The Punishment of Virtue”) and Julie Thacker (“Descent into Chaos”). nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.

FALLING WATER, WHOSE VIEWS?: 5:30 p.m. Friday at Crystal Bridges at the Massey. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.

CRIMES AND CLUES BOOKCLUB “DESERT CUT”: 10 a.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org or 571-2222.

WHODUNITS BOOK GROUP: Noon Saturday at the A.Q. Chicken House in Fayetteville. 756-6169.

BOOKTALK “THE SOLOIST”: 1p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org or 571-2222.

OZARK POETRY SLAM: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Smiling Jack’s in Fayetteville. With Dallas poet Collin Gilbert. $3-$5 cover. 422-1978.

POLITICAL ANIMALS CLUB OF NWA: 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn in Fayetteville. With CNN reporter and author John Camp. Reservations required; $9, includes breakfast buffet. 575-7575.


INSPIRATIONAL SINGERS: 7:30 p.m. today at the Walton Arts Center. $10. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

JUSTIN STOWE TUBA RECITAL: 7 p.m. Friday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

KAYHAN KALHOR & BROOKLYN RIDER: 8 p.m. Friday at the Walton Arts Center. $18.50-$32.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

MATTHEW SHIPES EUPHONIUM RECITAL: 2 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

CLINTON RHODES TRUMPET RECITAL: 6 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

JEWEL: 7 p.m. Sunday at Downstream Casino. $50-$75. protix.com or 888-396-7876.

BRADFORD LEE LARRY EUPHONIUM RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

JIM SCOTT: 7 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 901 W. Cleveland in Fayetteville. $5-$10. jimscottmusic.com or 521-8839.

BENJAMIN PIERCE TUBA/EUPHONIUM RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

GREG BATTISTA EUPHONIUM RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

UA TROMBONE STUDIO RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

RANI ARBO & DAISY MAYHEM: 7 and 9 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $15.50-$25.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

TUBA/EUPHONIUM STUDIO RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

ARKANSAS WINDS COMMUNITY CONCERT BAND: Is rehearsing 7-9 p.m. Mondays at the Farmington High School Band room, 278 W. Main St. AWCCB is recruiting members who can read music and play a band instrument. No auditions, just come ready to play. arkansaswinds.org or 521-4293.

FALL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: Nov. 12-14 at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. www.muntainview-bluegrass.com.


MAGIC BOX WORKSHOP: 1-4 p.m. Nov. 17 and Nov. 19 at the Little Mountain Bindery, 7170 S. Pleasant Ridge Drive in Fayetteville. With Alexandra Pearson. Beginners welcome. $125, includes materials. littlemountainbindery.com or 587-0238.

FABRIC COLLAGE WORKSHOP: Create a wall-hanging using multiple fabrics and patterns from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Hobby Lobby in Fayetteville. $30 supplies included. Call 643-3067 to register.

CEMETERY SYMPOSIUM: Sponsored by the Searcy County Historical Society, four speakers will address assistance and organization in preserving old cemeteries, locating graves, grave location technology and cemetery law. Saturday at Petit Jean Electrical Co-op, 672 Airport Road in Marshall. $10 full day, $5 half day. For reservations www.ancestorfair.us or 442-3691.

WASHINGTON COUNTY ARKANSAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Headquarters House on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. rootsweb.com/~arwcags.

WINE OF THE TIMES COOKING CLASS: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Soul Restaurant in Fayetteville. SoulRL.com or 442-0800.

CAJUN DANCE LESSONS: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. With Snake Eye & Bug Band. $5. scarpino.com or 409-3772.

FIND IT & FUND IT GRANT SEEKING BASICS: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org or 856-7250.

HANDMADE CHRISTMAS FOLK SCHOOL: Nov. 13-15 at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. Learn to make herbal ornaments, soaps, aprons, old-time Santas, baskets, dolls and more. One, two or three day classes. $50 a day plus materials. www.ozarkfolkcenter.com.

HOLIDAY PAPER ORNAMENTS: 6-9:30 p.m. Dec. 1 for ages 10 and older. $35 includes materials. littlemountainbindery.com or 587-0238.

Mind, Body, Spirit

HOLIDAY SPENDING — MONEY & STRESS: 6 p.m. today at CCOA , 1111 Zion Road in Fayetteville. Free. ccoacares.com or 800-889-4916.


FREE CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Firesale, 4404 W. Walnut St. in Rogers. firesale-llc.com or 636-3474.

OMNI CENTER VEGETARIAN POTLUCK: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the OMNI Center, 3274 N. Lee St. in Fayetteville. Bring a dish to share and discuss how dietary choices impact peace, justice and ecology. omnicenter.org..

HEARTSAVER CPR & AED: 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones Center in Springdale. Registration required. jonesnet.org or 756-8090, ext. 2526.

MEETING OF THE PROGRESSIVES: 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Discuss and formulate progressive actions and education for NWA and the Ozark region. progressivecenteroftheozarks.org.

COURSE IN MIRACLES: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 442-0680.

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. artibet.net or 587-8920.


ROCKING WITH THE RAZORBACKS PEP RALLY: 6-9 p.m. Friday at the center stage at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. Pictures with Razorback athletes, pep band, cheer squad and Tusk. Family friendly.

LEWIS & CLARK URBAN ADVENTURE RACE: Saturday in Fayetteville. Orienteering, mountain biking, trekking, water and rope work, mystery events. urbanadventurerace.com or 521-5776.

ARKANSAS VS. SOUTH CAROLINA: Saturday in Fayetteville. arkansasrazorbacks.com.

Minor Matters

VIDEO CHALLENGE: Friday at the Jones Center for Families. Free; for ages 9-17. jonesnet.org or 756-8090.

DISCOVER ART — DISCOVER ARF!: 10 a.m. Saturday at Crystal Bridges at the Massey. Make something for your pet with artists Cara Armstrong and Ard Hoyt. For kids 5-12 with an adult. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.

JASON & THE ARGONAUTS: 4 p.m. Sunday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. For ages 8 and older. $8.50-$14.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

DANCERS NEEDED: Two girls, ages 13-15, 5’5” or taller, as carolers and toys, for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s “The Nutcraker” at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Contact Dianna Blaylock at dblaylock@waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

FAMILY READING CLUB: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Fayetteville Public Library. For families with children in fifth grade or younger. Through April 2010. faylib.org or 856-7170.

Auditions, Entries, Call For Volunteers

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: Need substitute/relief drivers for Meal on Wheels from the Senior Activity Center, 945 S. College Ave. in Fayetteville. Contact Krissi at 571-2920.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Deadline for entries for the Rogers Community Christmas Parade “A Dicken’s Christmas” is 4 p.m. Friday. mainstreetrogers.com or 301 W. Chestnut in Rogers. 936-5487.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: For Ryan Murphy Casino Night Nov. 21 at the Elks Lodge, 501 S. 40th St. in Rogers. ryanmurphycancerfund.com or 636-4551.

SPAY ARKANSAS: Is seeking donations of gift items and services for its annual silent auction fundraiser that will be Nov. 29 at Arsaga’s Crossover. For information call Marcia Donley at 442-7472.

“LAURA” AUDITIONS: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-15 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

“BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Jan. 4-5 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

“WINNIE THE POOH” AUDITIONS: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-26 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.


ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. “Creative Evolution” show by Robert Andes, Kyle McKenzie and Golsa Yaghoobi through Dec. 4.

ARSAGA’S: 1582 Crossover Road, Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 527-0690. “Mandalas as Personal Symbols” by WWAM — Women With a Message through Dec. 6.

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441. 5X5 Exhibition through today.

CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342. 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. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700. “Inspired by Place: The Illustrations of Cara Armstrong and Ard Hoyt” today through Jan. 3, 2010.

DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. ddpgallery.com or 442-0001. Project Feed Local, by 50 regional artists through Nov. 21.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. fayettevilleunderground.com or 387-1534. Featured artist Leon Niehues through Nov. 29.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. FourSquareFineArt.com 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. juliewaitdesigns.com or 631-8706. Photographs by John Murdoch today through Jan. 5. Painting by Barbara Kennedy through today.

OZARK NATURAL FOODS: 1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville. 521-7558. Photographs by Diane Beilby through November.

POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417. New works by Todd Whetstine, Tim Jones and Lisa Bauer.

ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., Rogers. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988. Works by Brenda Laney and Joyce Lenz through Nov. 17.

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

ULTRA STUDIOS: corner of Archibald Yell and South School streets in Fayetteville.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY: Fayetteville. 575-7987. “The Lost Museum: The Fate of the Worlds’ Greatest Lost Treasures” by Shaurya Kumar through Nov. 18.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS STUDENT GALLERY (sUgAr): 114 Central Ave., Bentonville. 236-1667. “Pure Conversation” a juried multimedia exhibition, through Saturday.

WALTON ARTS CENTER: 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600. Artists of NWA People’s Choice Exhibition Monday through Nov. 25 at the Nadine Baum Center.


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. clintonhousemuseum.org or 444-0066.

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

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS: 202 S.W. “O” St., Bentonville. museumofnativeamericanartifacts.org 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.

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