8 Days a Week

First Thursday, Bikes & Babes, Rodeo

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.

Independence Celebrations

PET OWNERS: There will be fireworks in Fayetteville and other cities in NWA. Protect your pets from the fear and potential problems caused by the noise from fireworks. Frightened pets often escape from fenced-in yards during fireworks. If possible, bring you pets inside and stay with them.

FREEDOMFEST: 4 p.m. Saturday in Farmington. Live music, food, beauty contest, carnival, kids zone, fireworks at 9 p.m. $2-$3. farmingtonareakiwanis.org or 200-7055.

FIREWORKS: From the roof of the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville at dark on Saturday.

FIREWORKS: 9 p.m. Saturday at the Loch Lomond Dam in Bella Vista. Rain date is July 5. Shrimpman’s Yacht Club dinner, dancing, live music and dancing for $25. bellavistapoa.com or 855-8110.

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. Patriotic music, flag making, watermelon seed spitting contest and more. Free. 244-5074.

Special Events

FIRST THURSDAY: 5 to 8 p.m. today at galleries in downtown Fayetteville. Shannon Wurst. Institute Du Loop, Kelly Price-Colston, Gailen Hudson, and Matthew Lyman Artists’ Reception at the Fayetteville Underground. fayettevilleunderground.com. firstthursdayfayetteville.com or 521-5776.

RODEO OF THE OZARKS: Today through Saturday at Parson Stadium in Springdale. RodeooftheOzarks.com or 877-927-6336.

BIKES, BABES & BLING: Today through Sunday in the Walton Arts Center parking lot on Dickson Street. bikesbabesandbling.com or 527-9993.

REBECCA BUCHANAN ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ozark Folkways, 22733 N. U.S. 71 in Winslow. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH CLEAN ENERGY & ECONOMY: 6:30 p.m. Friday at the OMNI Center, 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. Silent auction, gumbo, open mic, music by David Kimbrough Jr. and Stacy Nicole Mackey. Art show by Joelle Storet benefits the Joy Center, a Kenyan Orphanage. Cash donations for Gulf coast families affected by the oil spill. 708-828-5695.

SARAH TOMLIN ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at The Perk, 3980 W. Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 251-7375.

Stage and Screen

OPERA IN THE OZARKS: Today through July 16 at Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs. “Tosca,” “Carmen” and “Don Giovanni.” Also “Carmen:” at 3 p.m. July 10 at Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Gala Finale July 17 at the AUD in Eureka Springs. opera.org or 253-8595.


TED NUGENT: 7 p.m. Friday at the AMP at Northwest Arkansas Mall. $15-$75. amptickets.com.

SEQUOYAH SONGWRITERS CONCERT: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Hall at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville. With Alan Castleberry. Free. mountsequoyah.org or 443-4531.

GULLEY PARK FREE CONCERT: Joseph Israel at 7 p.m. July 8 at Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. 575-8328.

Mind, Body, Spirit

SPIRITUAL LIVING STUDY GROUP: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Ozark Research Institute, 221 S. Locust Ave. in Fayetteville. anewdawnspirituallivingcenter.bbnow.org or 200-6319.

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.

FAYETTEVILLE QUAKERS: 9 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the United Campus Ministries, 902 W. Maple St. in Fayetteville. fayettevillefriends.org or 888-909-1110.

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.

Minor Matters

STORY TIME: 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.

“SHAKESPEARIENCE“: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through July 16 at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Full-day session for grades 4-8; 12:30 to 4 p.m. half-day session for grades 9-12. $199-$299. theatre2.org or 595-8590.

1800s HISTORY DAY CAMPS: 9 a.m. to noon July 12-16 at Shiloh Museum in Springdale. For ages 6-9. Registration required. $45-$50. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.

SUMMER ART CAMP: 9 a.m. to noon July 26-30 at Ozark Folkways, 22733 N. U.S. 71 in Winslow. For ages 5-12. Registration required by July 9. $20. 634-3791.

SUMMER THEATER CAMPS: Through Aug. 13 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. One- and two-week classes. $120-$200. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.

SUMMER ART CLASSES: Through Aug. 13 at Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. For ages 5 and older. $80 per class; nwaccc.org or 200-0663.


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: To read selected books on the Middle East, the Afghan war and presidential power, and then participate in an OMNI panel discussion. Contact Dick Bennett at jbennet@uark.edu.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: For Ozark Quilt Fair Sept. 11 at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. New and antique quilts. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: For First Thursday art walk on the Fayetteville Square. Applications due the 20th of the month through November. firstThursdayfayetteville.com or 521-5776.


ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441. “Altered Perceptions” by Sean Fitzgibbon and “Mediated Consciousness” by Gerry Holstein through Friday.

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. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700. “Transforming Tradition: The Pottery of Mata Ortiz” through Aug. 29.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. fayettevilleunderground.com or 387-1534. “A Place to Drown” by Institute Du Loop, “The Super Cute Show” by Kelly Price-Colston, ceramics by Gailen Hudson and “Poor Traits & Land Scapegoats” by Matthew Lyman through July.

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.

JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY: 318 S. First St., Rogers. juliewaitdesigns.com or 631-8706. “American Realist” Tim Jones through July 9.

OZARK FOLKWAYS: 22733 N. U.S. 71, Winslow. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791. Works by Rebecca Buchanan through July.

THE PERK: 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375. Photography by Sarah Tomlin through July.

POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417. Watercolors by Zeek Taylor through July

TERRA STUDIOS: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. terrastudios.com or 800-255-8995. 35 regional artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations.


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.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. rogersarkansas.com/museum. “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through 2011.

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

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

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE: 1564 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fayetteville. cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/BYS/BYS.htm or 575-3875. “Backyard Science” through September.

Coming Soon

CONFEDERATE HISTORY WEEKEND: July 10-11 at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Living history activities and re-enactments. 846-2990.

PEACE & JUSTICE HEROES AWARDS BANQUET: 5:30 p.m. July 10 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. Honoring Barbara Harmony, Art Hobson, Donna Massey, Robert McAfee and the NWA Workers Justice Center. $25. omnicenter.org or 935-4422.

JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: Composer’s Showcase at 7:30 p.m. July 10 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $12-$25. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

WOODY GUTHRIE FOLK FESTIVAL: July 14-18 in Okemah, Okla. Arlo Guthrie, David Amram, Stoney LaRue, Emily Kaitz, Randy Crouch, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Ellis Paul, Jimmy LaFave, Joel Rafael and more. Children’s events, songwriting workshops. Free. woodyguthrie.com.

BEAVER LAKE CRUISES: 9 a.m. July 15, July 18, July 25, July 29, Aug. 5 and Aug. 8, and 6 p.m. July 22 and Aug. 12 from Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. Reservation and prepayment required. $5-$10. 789-5000.

FAT TIRE MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL: July 16-18 in Eureka Springs. Competitive and non-competitive events. fattirefestival.com or 422-7654.

WINTHROP ROCKEFELLER INSTITUTE: July 16-17 at Petit Jean Mountain. A family friendly event for learning about locally grown Arkansas produce. Films, classes, workshops and more. uawri.org.

JAZZ CONCERT: The Fayetteville Jazz Collective with guest vocalist Tom Tiratto at 7:30 p.m. July 24 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $12-$25. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”: 7 p.m. July 27-29, Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8, 8 p.m. July 30-31and Aug. 6-7, and 2 p.m. July31-Aug. 1 and Aug. 7-8 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $39-$59. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.

HUNTSVILLE IPRA RODEO: July 30-31 at Sky High Arena in Huntsville. 738-2840.

“SOUTH PACIFIC”: 8 p.m. July 30-31, Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 12-14, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 1, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15 at the Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$42. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

LEE ANN WOMACK: 8 p.m. July 30 at Downstream Casino Resort near Joplin, Mo. $15-$50. protix.com or 888-396-7876.

LIVING HISTORY WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 31 at Shiloh Museum in Springdale. Learn about research, character development, presentations and working with the public. $15, includes lunch. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CARDBOARD BOAT RACES: July 31 at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs. For adults and kids. heber-springs.com or 501-362-2444.

TONTITOWN GRAPE FESTIVAL: Aug. 3-7 in Tontitown. Grape stomp, carnival rides, live entertainment. Spaghetti dinners. 927-2295.

GARY ALLAN: 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the AMP at Northwest Arkansas Mall. $20-$100. amptickets.com.

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