Festivals Abound


EUREKA SPRINGS MAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS EVENTS: Dan Zanes and Friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Basin Spring Park. Books in Bloom noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Crescent Hotel, featuring authors and book-related professionals. booksinbloom.org or 870-423-5300. Gallery strolls 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays through May. Complete calendar at mayfestivalofthearts.com.

SMALL WORKS ON PAPER AND MATT COBURN ARTISTS RECEPTION: 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.

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

WINSLOW HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL: Pancake Breakfast: 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Winslow Fire Station. $3-$5. Winslow Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m. in downtown. Ozark Folkways: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Barn sale and crafters demonstrations with Peggy Bowen, Freda Miller and Sherron Hays. Live music with Candy Lee, East of Zion, Castleberry Jam, Waoka, Jori Costello and others. Chili cook-off. Silent auction. $8-$20. ozarkfolkways.com or 634-3791.

WAR EAGLE APPRECIATION DAY AND CROSSROADS OF THE OZARKS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Withrow Springs State Park north of Huntsville on Arkansas 23 and on the square in Huntsville. Arts, crafts, music, canoeing and paddling demonstration, educational float and booths and more. wareagleriver.org or 559-2593, huntsvillecares.com or 738-6221.

OZARK DEMOLITION DERBY: Daredevil motorized mayhem returns at 7:30 Saturday at Parsons Stadium in Springdale. Vehicles collide in a competition for prize money. Tickets $7-$12 at the gate. 756-0464.

BIKE SHOW, SWAP MEET & TATTOO CONTEST: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Mountain Hoe Down, U.S. 62 in Eureka Springs. No pets. $5, kids younger than 12 years old are free. 870-743-2317.

NWA ROLLER GIRLS: Killbillies vs. Dallas Derby Devils 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.

MAKING OF “WINTER’S BONE“ RECEPTION: 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. Discussion of 2010 Sundance Film Festival winning drama with director Debra Granik, actor Lauren Sweetser, a Fayetteville native, and other cast members from the Ozarks. Reception is free. Following the reception “Winter’s Bone” will be shown at Fiesta Square and is sold out. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

Stage and Screen

“BIGFOOT LOVE”: One-man comedy with Mike Thomas at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Cash bar. $10. ceramiccowproductions.org.

MOMIX-BOTANICA: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. An Artosphere event. $16. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

“THE WIZARD OF OZ”: 7 p.m. May 20-22 and 2 p.m. May 22-23 at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $8-$12. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.


LAURA BUSH: The former First Lady will sign copies of her new book “Spoken from the Heart” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sam’s Club in Fayetteville 587-1840 and at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Walmart in Rogers 621-9769. Free but tickets required.

TELLERS OF TALES STORYTELLING GROUP: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

WOMEN’S OPEN MIC: 7 p.m. Sunday at Ultra Studios in Fayetteville. Drag and Flay Erotic Poetry Slam. Open to men and women to celebrate the words of women. womenhowl.blogspot.com.

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. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 790-2588.

“GONE TO THE GRAVE”: noon Wednesday at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. On Ozark funeral customs with Abby Burnett. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.


BRUMLEY’S MUSICFEST: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Bentonville High School in Bentonville. After-concert events at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. $20-$60. brumleymusicfest.com or 888-462-6718.

THE TRAIL MIX TOUR: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Lake Fayetteville, and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Concerts along the nature trail featuring Swing DeVille, Nilson Matta and Brazilian Voyage Trio, Plastic Musik, Chase Missy, Claire Holley, Ben Harris and Dan Zanes. artospherefestival.org.

SHEA WILLIAMSON VOICE RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

LISA NAPIER FLUTE RECITAL: 7 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

“THE NATURE OF GUITAR” CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES: Guitarist Virginia Luque and Flutist Lauren Ausubel 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, 6 p.m. May 20 at the Thorncrown Chapel, and 6 p.m. May 21 at The Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm. Guitarist and pianist Tim Callobre 6 p.m. May 23 at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable, 6 p.m. May 25 at the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel and 6 p.m. May 25 at the Thorncrown Chapel. Guitarist Pablo Sainz Villagas and vocalist Laetitia Spitzer 6 p.m. May 26 at the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, 6 p.m. May 27 at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable and 6 p.m. May 28 at the Eureka Springs First Presbyterian Church. Tickets are free; reservations required. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

ARSAGA’S SONGWRITER’S CIRCLE: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Arsaga’s on Crossover Road in Fayetteville. arsagas.com or 527-0690.

KUAF/FULBRIGHT SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Six consecutive Thursdays through June 24. Featuring Jesse Collett, viola; Stephen Gates, cello; Er-Gene Kahng, violin; Miho Oda Sakon, violin; and guest artists. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

SONGS IN THE VILLE: 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Effron White hosts Lynn Adler, Lindy Hearne and Emily Kaitz. $5. myspace.com/songsintheville.


DOUMBEK DRUM MAKING DEMO: noon to 4 p.m. today at Fire Om Earth, 874 Mill Hollow Road in Eureka Springs. With master hand drum builder Lorna Trigg Hirch. fireomearth.com or 363-9702.

MASTER YOUR MONEY and FINANCIAL FREEDOM: 6 to 8:15 p.m. today at CCOA, 1732 Moberly Lane Suite A in Bentonville. Free, registration required. Money management, credit, budgeting, savings and wealth building. ccoacares.com or 521-8877.

GALILEO SCOPE WORKSHOP: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Build and take home your own full-scale telescope like Galileo used 400 years ago. For ages 10 and older. $35 per team; reservations required. 789-5000.

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

NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S BOSTON MOUNTAIN CHAPTER: 7 p.m. May 20 at the Shiloh Museum. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.

WATER QUIZ: Test your knowledge for a chance at prizes and an appearance in a video through May 31 at bwdh2o.org.

FAYETTEVILLE HORSESHOE PITCHING: late afternoon until dark Mondays at the Walker Park horseshoe pits in Fayetteville. $8-$16 membership per year. Fayetteville Tournaments: May 15, June 5, July 24 and Aug. 14. arkansashorseshoepitching.com or 871-4948.

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

Mind, Body, Spirit

“HEALING WATERS” WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: Friday and Saturday in Eureka Springs. rachelloveministries.com or 870-654-7405.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lovin’ Oven on U.S. 62 in Eureka Springs. With Studio 62 and The Eureka Springs Christian Writers Group. Free. studio62.biz or 363-9209.

CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays through May 24 at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. 751-3043.

EFFECTIVE AND COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION: 5:15 to 7:15 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 Dramis Hardwood Floors, 2275 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. artibet.net or 587-8920.


STAR GAZING PARTY: 7 p.m. Saturday at the Marina Boat Ramp area at Lake Fort Smith State Park. With the Arkansas/Oklahoma Astronomical Society. BYO binoculars and telescopes; some high-powered telescopes will be provided. aoas.org or 848-0125.

BEGINNING BACKPACK TRAINING: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. For all ages. BYO sack lunch. $25; registration required.

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

BIKE TO WORK WEEK: Sunday through May 22 in Fayetteville. Proclamation and events begin 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Live music with Dan Dean. Family friendly ride along Scull Creek Trail. bconwa.com.

Minor Matters

SUPER SATURDAYS: Brass Quintet 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free, for children and families. faylib.org or 856-7000.

CLICK/STITCH TEEN FIBER ARTS GROUP: 5 p.m. May 20 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For beginning and experienced teens; knitter, crochet, embroider, macrame, cross-stitch quilt and sew; needles and yarn supplied for first timers. Current project is Pooch Pads for the Fayetteville Humane Society. faylib.org or 856-7170.

SUMMER READING CLUBS: June 5 through August at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7170.

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.

1800S HISTORY DAY CAMPS: 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25 and July 19-23 at Shiloh Museum in Springdale. For ages 6-9. Registration and pre-payment required. $45-$50. 750-8165.

SUMMER MUSIC CAMP: Junior High Band Camp July 11-16, Senior High Band Camp and Junior/Senior High Orchestra Camp July 18-23 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. $275-$370 per camp. Application form and requirements at globalcampus.uark.edu or 800-952-1165.

T TAURI MOVIE CAMP: July 19-31 in Batesville. Five workshops offered. Third grade through 20. $40-$200 per workshop. Forms and full information at ttauri.org.


SENIOR SERIES: Improve Your Memory-Change Your Life: 6 p.m. today at the Springdale Public Library, 1205 W. Maple St. Free. Also Maintain Your Brain: 10:30 a.m. to noon May 22. springdalelibrary.org or 750-8180.

SENIOR DEMOCRATS: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Western Sizzlin Steakhouse in Springdale. With state Rep. Uvalde Lindsey speaking on the Arkansas Prison System. 442-5212.

LUNCH & DANCE: 10 a.m. to 13:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale. Next week: BINGO. jonesnet.org or 756-8090.


ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441. Works by Matt Coburn, and Small Works on Paper through May 29.

BANK OF EUREKA SPRINGS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Eureka Springs. Exhibit of amateur photographs of Jacob’s Ladder, Cold Spring, Laundry Spring and Cave Spring Saturday through May 31.

CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342. 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.

FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. faylib.org or 856-7105. Photographs by Denise Greathouse through June. “Arkansas’s Fallen Soldiers” by Barbara Cole through mid-May.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. fayettevilleunderground.com or 387-1534. “Django” by Leilani, “We’ve Been Holding This Moment for You” by Sabine Schmidt, Drawings by Chris Mostyn and Glassworks by Ed Pennebaker for May.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road Suite 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.

JAMMIN JAVA: 21 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, 443-2233. “Art to Benefit Homeless Animals” through May.

JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY: 318 S. First St., Rogers. juliewaitdesigns.com or 631-8706. Abstract works by Dave Clark through June 10.

OMNI CENTER: 3274 N. Lee Ave., Fayetteville. 935-4422. “The Art of Mothering” by WWAM (Women with a Message) 5 to 7 p.m. Sundays through May.

OZARK FOLKWAYS: 22733 N. U.S. 71, Winslow. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791. Works by Susan Shore through May 26.

POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417. Pottery by Jim Young through May.

QUEEN ANNE MANSION GARDEN LEVEL GALLERY: 115 W. Van Buren, U.S. 62, Eureka Springs. 253-6164. Eureka Springs Invitational Art Show through May.

RICHLAND NURSERY AND ART GALLERY: Arkansas 23 South, Huntsville. 738-5305.

TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY AND COFFEEHOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. terrastudios.com or 800-255-8995. Thirty-five regional artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS STUDENT GALLERY: 114 Central Ave., Bentonville. 236-1667. “Crafting Place” through May 29.

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” through May 30.

Auditions, Call for Volunteers, Entries

CALL FOR PEDDLERS: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bike Bar human-powered generator for live music stages along the Lake Fayetteville Trail. Contact Susan Jenkins at Jenkburg@aol.com to volunteer to pedal bikes already hooked up to the generator.

CHAMBER SINGERS AUDITIONS: for the Spring session at NWACC and May concert tour. For adults. To schedule an audition, milesfish.info or 619-2237.

“HELLO DOLLY” AUDITIONS: 6 to 8:30 p.m. today and Friday at the Arend Arts Center at the Bentonville High School. 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 a street side art walk program to take place during First Thursday on the Square in downtown Fayetteville. Applications due the 20th of the month through November. Artists must be available to show and present their works from 5 to 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.

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS: through June 30 for the National Geographic Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest. Categories are animals/wildlife, nature, travel, peoples/cultures, weather and action/energy. Open to amateur and experienced photographers. nationalgeographic.com/lithium or 314-727-5700, ext. 105.

BOOKS NEEDED: for children participating in the Summer Reading Club at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.

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