Springfest, Gardenfest, NAMA XV

All events listed in 8 Days a Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to Fayetteville Free Weekly, P.O. Box 1607, Fayetteville, 72702, or e-mail sporter@nwaonline.com, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.

Special Events

UA EARTH DAY SUSTAINABILITY FAIR: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the Arkansas Union in Fayetteville. 544-1906.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS: Take Back the Night March at 7 p.m. Friday. Begins at Arvest Plaza on the Fayetteville Square, travels East Avenue to Dickson Street and ends at Old Main courtyard on the UA campus. Friday Night Live to follow at the Arkansas Union. Related exhibits are “The Survivors’ Wall” through Friday in the Northwest Quads at the UA and Monday through April 30 at the Pat Walker Health Center at the UA. “The Fourth Flag Project” through Friday in the courtyard between the Arkansas Union and the Mullins Library at the UA. respect.uark.edu or 575-7252.

ARKANSAS WATERFALL SAFARI: Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper. Guided hikes, classes, ecological awareness discussion and demos, presentations, live music, bonfires, yoga and more. Candy Lee and the Sweets Friday and Saturday. arkansaswaterfallsafari.com or 800-480-9635.

SPRINGFEST: Fayetteville’s annual spring time celebration, Springfest will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on Dickson Street. Pancake breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. at Jose’s; street vendors and educational booths, food, live music, kids area, and the annual bed race. www.fayettevillespringfest.com.

GARDENFEST: Plant sales, food, music by 3 Penny Acre and Flow Structure. Plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Other activities from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville. www.bgozarks.org.

PACK THE HOUSE: Gospel sing and spaghetti dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fayetteville Senior Activity Center, 945 S. College Ave. Music by The Ridgeviews and Faulkner Singers. A benefit for Meals on Wheels. 571-2920.

RACE FOR THE CURE: Saturday at Pinnacle Hills Promenade, 2203 Promenade Blvd, Rogers. www.komenozark.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/.

SPRING INTO BUSINESS EXPO: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the La Quinta Inn and Suites in Bentonville. Local home-based businesses and recent start-ups show their stuff. jamiesnotebook.com.

LEE GREEN ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 4-6 p.m. Saturday at White Lotus Salon, 4750 E. Mission Blvd. in Fayetteville. 582-4806.

NWA ROLLER GIRLS: Killbillies vs. OK Victory Dolls: 7 p.m. Saturday at the Starlight Skatium, 612 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. $10-$15; kids 12 and younger free with paying adult. nwarollergirls.com or 444-7827.

STORY FESTIVAL: Storytellers Connie Regan-Blake, Elizabeth Ellis, Jon Spelman and Jim May from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fairfield Bay Lions Club, 365 Dave Creek Parkway in Fairfield Bay. $12. www.ffbcommunityclub.com/storyfest or (501) 270-1802.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS: NAMA XV, the 15th annual awards ceremony will be at 8 p.m. April 29 at the Dickson Theater. The Grammy-style event honors Northwest Arkansas musicians. Performances by Wade Ogle & Black Elk, Nate Hancock and The Declaration, LaFuSo and Randall Shreve. Benefit’s the Northwest Arkansas Free Health and Dental Clinic. Bob Cochran and Kyle Kellams host. Tickets $10 at the door. Musician check-in at 6:30 p.m. www.namaawards.com or 601-4549.

Stage and Screen

“FOOLS”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $9-$20. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

“THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE”: 8 p.m. today through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at University Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville. $14. uark.edu/~drama/ or 575-4752.

PHUNBAGS: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Cash bar. $5. phunbags.org or 582-0400.

“RUNT OF THE LITTER“: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and April 30-May 1, 7 p.m. Tuesday through April 29, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and May 1-2 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. With former Houston Oiler Bo Eason. $29. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.


“THE GRISTLE OF NATURE-MAKING ART IN LEFTOVER PLACES”: 5-7 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Building in Fayetteville. With Stacy Levy. artospherefestival.org.

LOCAL AUTHORS BOOK SIGNINGS: Velda Brotherton: 1 p.m., and Nadine Trees Nehring: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave., in Springdale. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

AUTHOR ALEXANDRA TEAGUE: Sunday at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.

OZARK POETS AND WRITERS COLLECTIVE: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Open Mic limited to 4 minutes. Special guests staff of Fayetteville High School’s literary journal, “Connotations”. 443-2080.

“SQUARE FOOT GARDENING” WITH AUTHOR MEL BARTHOLOMEW: 6:30 p.m. April 29 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org or 856-7250.


BILL DOUGLAS WORKSHOP — NEW APPROACHES TO LEARNING AND TEACHING RHYTHM“: 12:30 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

FAYETTEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND: 7 p.m. today at the Fayetteville High School Cafeteria. FHS Band fundraiser coffeehouse-style event with silent auction. 445-1185.

“LIFE AND DEATH“ CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N. 15th St. in Fort Smith. $15. fortsmithchorale.com.

UA OPERA THEATER: 8 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Scenes from Paisello’s “Nina, o sia La Pazza per lamore,” Bellini’s “La Sonnambula” and Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda”. $5-$10. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

LEVON HELM AND THE CATE BROTHERS: Today at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. amptickets.com.

DMITRY RACHMANOVIN PIANO RECITAL: 8 p.m. Friday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

BILL DOUGLAS RECITAL: 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. International pianist, composer and recording artist. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

STEVE MARTIN AND THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville: SHOW IS SOLD OUT.

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

SOPHIE KIRMANIDOU PIANO RECITAL: 3 p.m., and BRIAN STACKHOUSE & MICAH HARDWICK PERCUSSION RECITAL: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

DURUFLE’S “REQUIEM” CONCERT: 7 p.m. Sunday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2925 Old Missouri Road in Fayetteville. With the Schola Cantorum and Master Chorale. $5-$10. uark.edu or 575-4701.

NWACC CHAMBER SINGERS: 7 p.m. Monday at NWACC Shewmaker Center in Bentonville. Free. 619-4261.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT “FATE“: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $5-$10. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

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

GUITAR STUDIO RECITAL: 7 p.m., and MARK SHIELDS GUITAR RECITAL: 8 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

ADAM VANDERBUSH TRUMPET RECITAL: 6 p.m., and SANDY NIEVES CLARINET RECITAL: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

PIANO STUDIO RECITAL: 8 p.m. April 29 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.


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

OZARK WIRELESS SOCIETY: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. 4th Saturdays. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

TEA TALK AND TASTING: 2 p.m. Saturday at Trailside Cafe & Tea Room, 546 W. Center St. in Fayetteville. Tea in Japan. Free. Registration required. trailsidetea.com or 966-4945.

DUTCH OVEN COOKING WORKSHOP: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Hobbs State Park Conservation Area in Rogers. Registration and prepayment required. $30-$80, includes lunch, and cookbook. 789-5000.

BACKYARD MEDICINALS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Fire Om Earth, 874 Mill Hollow Road in Eureka Springs. With author and photographer Steven Foster. Registration required. $30-$45. fireomearth.com or 363-9402.

LUNCH AND LEARN: Healthy Lungs: noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at United Lutheran Church, 100 Cooper Road in Bella Vista, or noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Schmieding Center, 2422 N. Thompson in Springdale. Lunch provided; registration required. schmiedingcenter.org or 800-734-2024.

FIND IT AND FUND IT GRANT SEEKING BASICS: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org or 856-7250.

“WHAT WERE NEANDERTALS DOING WITH THEIR FRONT TEETH?”: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Arkansas Archeological Survey building at 2475 N. Hatch Ave. in Fayetteville. With Kristin Kreuger. Free. 575-3556.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at their clubhouse 2 miles north on Arkansas Hwy. 43 in Siloam Springs. 918-422-5867.

CHARLES KRUG WINE DINNER: 7 p.m. Wednesday at Soul Restaurant in Fayetteville. $75. SoulRL.com or 442-0800.

JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. jonesnet.org or 756-8090, ext. 518.

ART CLASSES: at NWACCC, 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville. Painting, mosaic, watercolors and more. Times and mediums vary. nwaccc.org or 200-0663.

Mind, Body, Spirit

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

PLANT SPIRIT COMMUNICATIONS: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Fire Om Earth, 874 Mill Hollow Road in Eureka Springs. With Melissa Clare. $25; BYO sack lunch. fireomearth.com or 363-9402.

MASTERPATH SEEKERS: 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free; for spiritual seekers. Introductory talk and video on the Divine Teachings of Light and Sound. masterpath.org.

EFFECTIVE AND COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION: 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays through May 25 at Unity of Fayetteville. $10-$18 per class. With Lilian Bern, holistic psychotherapist. Registration required. 387-2108.

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 2275 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. artibet.net or 587-8920.

ZUMBA: 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.


FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the Fayetteville Square.

WEST FORK GARDEN MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays on the Green on Arkansas 170 and Campbell Road in downtown West Fork. Wide variety of natural vegetables, mushrooms and art. 225-1611.

Minor Matters

EARTH DAY: 5 p.m. today at the Springdale Public Library, 1205 W. Maple St. Books, crafts and more. springdalelibrary.org or 750-8180.

POETRY WORKSHOP: 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Poetry Slam at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. For grades 3-7. Free; registration required. faylib.org or 856-7170.

FPL GAMERS CLUB: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For teens. Wii, card and board games. faylib.org or 856-7170.

SUMMERTIME: Will be here before you know it, so find out about camps, classes, swimming and more. Arts Live Theatre: artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932. Fayetteville Boys & Girls Club fayettevillekids.org or 442-9242. Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center nwaccc.org or 200-0663. Wilson Park Pool accessfayetteville.org/government/parks_and_recreation/wilson_pool/index.cfm or 444-3471.

REGISTER FOR SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS: June 14 through Aug. 13 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. Ages, dates, subjects vary. One and two-week classes. $120-$200. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.


SENIOR SERIES: “Living Well as Senior” with the Schmieding Center 6 p.m. today, “Senior Law Issues, Trusts, Wills, Medicare and Veterans Benefits” with H. Todd Whatley 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, and “Estate Planning” with Cynthia Haseloff 6-7:30 p.m. April 29 at the Springdale Public Library, 1205 W. Maple St. Free. springdalelibrary.org or 750-8180.

GOSPEL SING AND DINNER: Saturday at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. With the Ridgeview Quartet. 571-2920.

TWILIGHT BLENDERS: Monday at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center. 571-2920.

Auditions, Call for Volunteers, Entries

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Fayetteville artists and designers can submit digital examples for a Fayetteville Gallery Guide, due May 1 to submissions@fayettevillecreates.com. Complete requirements at fayettevillecreates.com/galleryguide.

CALL FOR FLOATS AND PARTICIPANTS: for ArtRageous Parade May 1 to kick-off the May Festival of Arts in Eureka Springs. “Let’s Go Hog Wild” theme. With Grand Marshal Tusk III. ArtRage.Ureeka.Org or 981-9551.

“HELLO DOLLY” AUDITIONS: 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 12-14 at the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Open audition for ages 13-90 for a 40 person cast, including a large chorus and dancers. Vocal audition song must not be from this show. Performances July 17-19. 254-5161.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: for First Thursdays on the square in downtown Fayetteville. Applications due the 20th of each month through November. Artists must be available to show and present their works from 5-8 p.m. for the entire First Thursday event. firstThursdayfayetteville.com/apply or 521-5776.

“SOUTH PACIFIC” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. June 7-8 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.


ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. “The Artist” by Diana Michelle through Friday.

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441. Annual Northwest Arkansas Senior High Art Competition through April 30.

CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342 or 846-2738. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography.

THE COMMON GROUNDS: 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. commongroundsar.com or 442-3515. Window decorations by The New School students of artists Christina Mariatti throughout 2010. Works by Greg Mack, Tiffany Foster and Ryan Shell through June.

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. “Looking at Our Landscape” through May 31.

DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. ddpgallery.com or 442-0001. Mixed media by Chris Weaver.

FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. faylib.org or 856-7000. “Arkansas’s Fallen Soldiers” by Hot Springs artist Barbara Cole through mid-May.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. fayettevilleunderground.com or 387-1534. Works by Matthew Depper, Teresa Hall, Anthony TW Meyers, and Basil Semour-Davis through April.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road, Ste. 2 in Fayetteville. FourSquareFineArt.com or 422-8607.

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. Paintings by Phillip Leonard through May 7.

LONG GALLERY: Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. architecture.uark.edu or 575-4704. Showcase of furniture designs by students of Tim Latourette through May 7.

MULLINS LIBRARY: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. libinfo.uark.edu/info/artexhibit.asp or 575-6702. “Portraits in Color and Light” by Christy Young through April.

NWACC’S STUDENT CENTER: 108 A/B, Bentonville. “Free Expression”, First Amendment inspired works (viewer discretion advised) by the Art Club through April 30.

POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417. Glassworks by Ali Stinespring, Hank Barnes and Gary Carter through April.

TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY AND 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.

ULTRA STUDIOS: 118 W. South St., Fayetteville. ultrastudios.org or 935-4040. Recent paintings by Nanci Ballew through April 30.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY: Fayetteville. 575-7987. “Renewable Energies: visual case studies” by Craig A. Voligny through Friday.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS STUDENT GALLERY (sUgAr): 114 Central Ave., Bentonville. 236-1667. Works by Garry Holstein through Saturday.

WALTON ARTS CENTER: 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600. “Beyond Sublime: Changing Nature, Works by Emmet Gowin, Eileen Neff, Paula Winokur, Eric Aho and Stacy Levy,” an Artosphere event, today through May 30.

WHITE LOTUS SALON: 4750 E. Mission Blvd., Fayetteville. 582-4806. Photographs by Lee Green through April.


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. 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. rogersarkansas.com/museum. “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through 2011. “Of Promise and Pain: Life Between the Wars” through June. “Day at the Museum: How History Comes to Life” through Saturday.

SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. springdaleark.org/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “All Dressed Up”, on clothing finery, through Jan. 22, 2011. “Answering the Call”, the history of the Springdale Fire Department, through Sept. 18. “Carl Smith’s Fayetteville”, images from the 1910s through 1950s, through August 21.

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

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE: 1564 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Fayetteville. 575-3875.

Coming Soon

HISPANIC WOMEN ORGANIZATION OF ARKANSAS: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30 at the Jones Center in Springdale. With Keynote speaker National Council of La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguia. 751-9494.

UA MULTI-CULTURAL FAIR: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30 at the Multi-Cultural Center at the UA Union in Fayetteville.

“THE SECRET GARDEN”: 8 p.m. April 30-May 1 and May 6-8, and 2 p.m. May 2 and May 9 at the Rogers Little Theater. Mother’s Day Special May 9. $9.50-$42. An Artosphere event. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

EUREKA SPRINGS MAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS EVENTS: ARTRAGEOUS PARADE: 2 p.m. May 1 with Grand Marshal Tusk III through downtown. BASIN SPRING PARK MUSIC: 3-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, weather permitting, through May. DAN ZANES AND FRIENDS: 3-5 p.m. May 15 at Basin Spring Park. GALLERY STROLLS: 6-8 p.m. Saturdays through May. Woodcrafters Reception: May 1; Maureen Dailey artist’s reception: May 8; Diana Harvey artist’s reception: May 22; Beaver Bridge photo reception and closing party: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 27 at Eureka Thyme. eurekathyme.com or 363-9600. MAYOR’S STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: May 3-14 at City Hall features works by Eureka Springs Middle School. “LET’S READ A PICTURE”: 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 4 at the Carnegie Public Library. Drop-in art appreciation for kids 5-12 with their adults. PT CRUISER SHOW: May 8 at the Pine Mountain Village in Eureka Springs. nwaptcruiserclub.com or 685-1522. GRAND ILLUMINATION: May 13-16 in downtown. Japanese and Chinese paper lanterns adorning facades downtown. “THREE SPRINGS AND A LADDER” ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: 3-6 p.m. May 15 at the Bank of Eureka Springs Historical Museum. BOOKS IN BLOOM: noon-5 p.m. May 16 at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. Featuring authors and book-related professionals. Free. booksinbloom.org or 870-423-5300. ARTCAR: May 18-20. Parade at 6 p.m. may 19 through historic downtown. WHITE STREET ART WALK: May 21 at studios and homes on White Street in Eureka Springs. eurekasprings.org or 253-2586. A TASTE OF ART: May 28 local restaurants host artists and their works, and serve culinary delights. MUSTANG SHOW: May 29. Festival closes with the Eureka Springs Blues Weekend June 3-6. Complete calendar at mayfestivalofthearts.com.

SUMMER READING CLUB SIGN UP: May 1 at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.

BEGINNER’S HIKE TO HAWKSBILL CRAG: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1 carpooling from Root School in Fayetteville. 3 mile hike with Ozark Society- Highlands Chapter. BYO water and lunch, and dress appropriate for weather. RSVP to their facebook page or 871-6608.

RIDE FOR PEACE RALLY AND BIKE RIDE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 1 from the Fayetteville Town Center to Veterans Memorial Park. bconwa.com

RESTORE HUMANITY FUNDRAISERS: ART SALE: 3-60 p.m. May 1 at the Mack residence, 234 Oklahoma Way on Mt. Sequoyah in Fayetteville. Works by local artists Jill English, Jason Hudson, Scarlett Basore, Tania Knudsen, Judi Harison, Greg Mack and others. WINE DINNER: 5-8 p.m. May 2 at Bordino’s in Fayetteville. With Chef Chrissy. Emily Knight performs. $100. restorehumanity.org or 841-2841.

ROCK THE RUNWAY FOR EDUCATION: 7 p.m. May 1 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Music by Madame Ren Lovely. Benefits NWAYP Scholarship Fund and Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA. $25-$40. amptickets.com.

OZARKS CHORALE: 7:30 p.m. May 1 at the AUD in Eureka Springs. With the Ozark Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. theaud.org or 888-855-7823.

ACO’S YOUTH CHOIR VOICES OF SPRING CONCERT: 3 p.m. May 2 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $7-$9. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

ART OF WINE, CHOPPED IN THE OZARKS: 6:30 p.m. May 3 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $100. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

BOOK & ART: 6-9 p.m. May 4 at Little Mountain Bindery in Fayetteville. 4-week session. With Lesha Shaver. $155. littlemountainbindery.com or 587-0238.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT AND BOOK SIGNING: 6:30 p.m. May 4 at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Pat Musick, “No New Things Under the Sun”. faylib.org or 856-7000.

“GREASE”: 7 p.m. May 4-6 and May 9, 8 p.m. May 7-8, and 2 p.m. May 8-9 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $35.50-$68.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

SKILLET: 7 p.m. May 4 at the Fort Smith Convention Center. With Red and The Letter Black. $25-$55. 788-8934 or Itickets.com.

SEQUOYAH SONGWRITER’S ROUND CONCERTS: 7 p.m. May 4 at Parker Hall at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville. With Pat Hall and Friends. Free. First Tuesday of each month. Next month: Chase Missy. mountsequoyah.org or 443-4531.

FAYETTEVILLE’S FIRST THURSDAY: 5 p.m. May 6 in Fayetteville. Music on the Square with Harmonious Wail. Film: ”A Man Named Pearl”.

WORK MATTERS LEADERCAST: 7:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 7 simulcast at the Church at Pinnacle Hills in Rogers. Motivational speakers include authors Jim Collins, Chip Heath and John C. Maxwell, retired Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, Delta Airlines president Ed Bastian, John Hopkins professor and neurosurgeon Ben Carson, CEO Jim Goodnight, and psychology and leadership expert Connie Podesta. $65-$75. workmatters.org or 444-1477.

SPRING ANTIQUES AND CRAFT FAIR: May 7-9 at War Eagle Mill in Rogers and Spanker Creek Farms in Bentonville. wareaglemill.com or 789-5343; 685-5655.

CHILI COOK-OFF: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 7 at restaurants and taverns in Eureka Springs. 981-9551.

FIRST FRIDAY: May 7 on the Square in Bentonville. Music by Harmonious Wail. An Artosphere event. artospherefestival.org.

PHUNBAGS: 8 p.m. May 7-8 at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Cash bar. $5. phunbags.org or 582-0400.

RUNNING OF THE BULLS: noon May 8 on from the Post Office to Basin Spring Park on Spring Street and LOS TORRITOS PARADE: follows with costumed pets as bulls, and owners in white as runners, in Eureka Springs. LA TOMATINA (TOMATO FIGHT): 3-4:30 p.m. at the Center Street Arena. Mariachi bands, kid events, pinatas and more. 981-9551.

BOOK TRADE DAY: 2-3 p.m. May 8 at the Springdale Public Library, 1205 W. Maple St. Bring your read books to trade with others. No money. springdalelibrary.org or 750-8180.

“HEALING WATERS” WOMENS CONFERENCE: May 14-15 in Eureka Springs. rachelloveministries.com or 870-654-7405.

FAT CAT AWARDS CEREMONY: May 14 at the CAT Studio in Fayetteville. $10-$30. catfayetteville.org or 444-3433.

BRUMLEY’S MUSICFEST: 7 p.m. May 14-15 at Bentonville High School in Bentonville. After-concert events at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Benefits Decision Point and other local charities. $20-$60. brumleymusicfest.com or 888-462-6718.

MOMIX-BOTANICA: 8 p.m. May 14-15 and 2 p.m. May 15 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. An artosphere event. $16. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

WAR EAGLE APPRECIATION DAY: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15 at Withrow Springs State Park north of Huntsville on Arkansas 23, and on the Square in Huntsville. Crafts, music, canoeing and paddling demonstration, educational float, and more. wareagleriver.org, 559-2593, or 738-6000.

ACO’S CHORALE SING, SING, SING CONCERT: 3 p.m. May 15 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $7-$10. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Hobbs State Park, U.S. Highway 12 in Rogers. Next session: 7:45 p.m. July 17. friendsofhobbs.com or 789-5006.

THE TRAIL MIX TOUR: 1-3 p.m. May 16 at Lake Fayetteville, and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks main Stage in Fayetteville. With concerts along the nature trail; featuring Swing DeVille, Nilson Matta and Brazilian Voyage Trio, Plastic Musik, Chase Missy, Clarie Holley with Ben Harris, and Dan Zanes. artospherefestival.org.

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING POET MARY OLIVER: 7 p.m. May 18 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Part of Artosphere. An artosphere event. $13-$17. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

BIKELAHOMA: May 21-23 in Pryor, Okla. Flat Track racing, guitar auction, bike games and stunt shows. Music by The Marshall Tucker Band, Jackyl, and SteelHeart, American Horse, A Good Fight, plus other regional bands. $20-$65. bikelahoma.com or 866-310-2288.

THIRD FRIDAY TWILIGHT WALK: May 21 at galleries in downtown Rogers. Jim Young Pottery Demo: 5-9 p.m. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ“: 7 p.m. May 21-22 and 2 p.m. May 22-23 at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $8-$12. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.

“THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES”: 7 p.m. May 21, and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 22 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Puppet show for ages 7 and older. $6. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 22 in the parking lot at the Eureka Springs High School, and SPRING GARDEN TOUR: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 22 in Eureka Springs. 253-7078.

BLUE OYSTER CULT AND THE GEORGIA SATELLITES: 7 p.m. May 22 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $10-$50. amptickets.com

DAVIS AND DOW “PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM“: 7:30 p.m. May 22 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $89-$16. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

JIM BRICKMAN’S BEAUTIFUL WORLD TOUR: 8 p.m. May 22 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $21-$100. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

THE INDIGO GIRLS: 7:30 p.m. May 26 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. An artosphere event. $15-$75. amptickets.com.

ROCKLAHOMA: May 28-30 at the Catch the Fever Festival Grounds in Pryor, Okla. ZZ Top, Godsmack, Tesla, Buckcherry, Cinderella, Sevendust, Fuel, Saliva and more. Miss Rocklahoma contest. Camp sites available. Tickets start at $95. rocklahoma.com.

WORDCAMP: May 29-30 at the Fayetteville Town Center and the New Design School in Fayetteville. Bootcamp for bloggers and online publishing, with programming instructions for WordPress developers. $30. wordcampfayetteville.com.

EUREKA SPRINGS BLUES WEEKEND: June 3-6 at various venues in Eureka Springs. Local and regional musicians. EurekaSpringsBlues.com.

“IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY“: 8 p.m. June 4-5 and June 10-12, and 2 p.m. June 6 and June 13 at the Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$42. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

ART OF WINE: Uncorked! Tasting 7 p.m. June 11. Wine Lovers Brunch 11 a.m. June 12. Riedel glass workshop and tasting 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. June 12. Premier Tasting 6 p.m. June 12. All at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $65-$200. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

GOO GOO DOLLS: 7 p.m. June 11 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. $15-$75. amptickets.com.

CELEBRATION OF LITERACY AND ARTS: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 12 at the Rogers Public Library. Chalk Walk drawings, read alouds, children’s authors and illustrators, and more. Summer reading program registration; First 1,000 K-8th grade kids get free tote with a book. Chalk Walk winners get to reproduce their work in semi-permanent paint for year long viewing. mainstreetrogers.com or 936-5487.

M.C. HAMMER: 7 p.m. June 12 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville. With Hardaway & The Commoners. $20-$100. amptickets.com.

“THE GOOD DOCTOR”: June 18-27 at University Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville. Directed by Jae-Hyeong Sim. $5-$14. uark.edu/~drama/ or 575-4752.

OPERA IN THE OZARKS: 7:15 p.m. June 18-July 16 at Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs. This season offers “Tosca”, “Carmen” and “Don Giovanni.” opera.org or 253-8595.

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