Third Friday, Fat Tire Festival, ‘Your Last Friend Inc.’

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, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.

Special Events

WOODY GUTHRIE FOLK FESTIVAL: Today through Sunday in Okemah, Okla. Arlo Guthrie, David Amram, Stoney LaRue, Emily Kaitz, Randy Crouch, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Ellis Paul, Jimmy LaFave, Joel Rafael and many more. Children’s events, songwriting workshops. Free.

THIRD FRIDAY TWILIGHT ART WALK AND SALE: “Summer In The City” 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in historic downtown Rogers. Karrie Evenson artist’s reception at Julie Wait Designs Gallery. Zeek Taylor artist’s reception at Poor Richard’s.,,

FAT TIRE MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL: Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Eureka Springs. Competitive and non-competitive events. or 422-7654.

Stage and Screen

FILM “THE LIGHTNING THIEF“: 5:30 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Next week: “SHERLOCK HOLMES.” or 856-7170.

THE VILLAGE PLAYERS PRODUCTION OF “HELLO, DOLLY!”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. $8-$17. or 273-2556.

FILM “FINDING NEMO”: 10 a.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Next Week: “PONYO”. or 856-7170.

DIVE-IN MOVIE “STAR TREK” (2009): At dusk Friday at the Wilson Park Pool. Free. or 444-3471.

BOAR’S HEAD PLAYERS: Will open “Your Last Friend, Inc.” at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the University Theater on the UA campus. Show dates are 8 p.m. July 21-24. Tickets are $10 by calling 575-4752.


POET GINA FERRARA: 7 p.m. Saturday at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. or 443-2080.

WOMEN’S OPEN MIC: 6:30 8 p.m. Sunday at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. With Mendy Knott. Open to men and women to celebrate the words of women. or 443-2080.

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. or 790-2588.

“WHAT BROUGHT YOU HERE?”: noon Wednesday at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. Readings by members of LifeWriters memoir group. or 750-8165.


SONGS IN THE VILLE: 7:30 p.m. today at the UARK Ballroom, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Effron White hosts with different local guest songwriters. Third Thursdays each month. $5.

VIOLINIST MIHO SAKON: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7170.

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



USING MILITARY RECORDS FOR GENEALOGY RESEARCH: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free; registration required. or 872-7250.

FRIENDS OF HOBBS GUEST SPEAKER SERIES: 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Visitors Center on Arkansas 12 in Rogers. “Insects“ with Dayton Steelman. Free. or 789-5006.

GALILEO SCOPE WORKSHOP: 5:45 p.m. Saturday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Followed by free astronomy night. Registration and pre-payment required. $35 per telescope. 789-5000.

HANDMADE CLOTH DEMONSTRATION: Sunday at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. With the Wool and Wheel Handspinners Guild and Dogwood Lace Group. Free. 846-2990.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE: 7 p.m. July 22 at the Shiloh Museum. or 750-8165.

FAYETTEVILLE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Mt. Comfort Presbyterian Church Hall. First 30 minutes devoted to teaching. $3; first time free. 283-9947.

SALSA & BACHATA LESSONS: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through July at Teatro Scarpino, 329 N. West Ave. in Fayetteville. With Boyd and Jocelyn. $15. or 409-3772.

Mind, Body, Spirit

SPIRITUAL LIVING STUDY GROUP: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ozark Research Institute, 221 S. Locust Ave. in Fayetteville. or 200-6319.

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

BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 422-6526.

FAYETTEVILLE QUAKERS: 9 to 10:15 a.m. Sundays and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the United Campus Ministries Building, 902 W. Maple St. in Fayetteville. 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. or 587-8920.


BEAVER LAKE CRUISES: 9 a.m. today, Sunday, 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.

INTRO TO KAYAKING: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 1 at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Kayaks, paddles and lifejackets provided. For ages 16 and older. Registration and pre-payment required. $50; BYO sunscreen, sack lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. 789-5000.

STAR GAZING SESSION: Saturday at Crossbow Pavilion in Withrow Springs State Park in Huntsville. Telescopes of Astronomical Society of NWA available for viewing. BYO Binoculars, chair, and dress for the weather. Canceled if cloudy or rainy. 559-2593.

ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: 7:45 p.m. Saturday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Arkansas 12 in Rogers. Next session: 6:45 p.m. Sept. 11. or 789-5006.

ADULT SOFTBALL REGISTRATION: through Aug. 6 with Fayetteville Parks and Rec. First 96 paid teams fills the league. or 718-7681.

ADULT KICKBALL: through Aug. 26 at Walker Park in Fayetteville. Games are 6 to 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Chill Out recreational league or Game On competitive league. or 575-8330.

Minor Matters

BUILD-A-BEAST SCULPTURE MAKING: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 12 at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. 7/22: SCAVENGER HUNT; 7/29: CHALK FEST; 8/5: UNDER THE BIG TOP; 8/12: MINUTE TO WIN IT. For kids and families. 244-5074.

RECYCLE ART: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration Required. For grades K-2. or 856-7170.

STORY TIME: 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Ages and books vary. or 443-2080.

CREATE A COMIC BOOK: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through July 23 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. For grades 4-7. or 856-7170.

PLUNGE INTO PLAYWRITING: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through July 23 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. For grades 3-5. or 856-7170.

WHITEWATER DAYTRIP: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday from the Jones Center in Springdale. For ages 12-17. $25 per person, per trip includes admission, lunch meal and transportation. Registration and permission forms required. or 756-8090, ext. 214.

SUMMER NATURE EXPLORATION DAY CAMP: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through July 22 at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Hikes, live animals, nature-related activities, and more. For ages 9-12. Includes T-shirt, crafts, activities and snacks. $50. Registration and pre-payment required by July 13. 789-5000.

BEACH DAY CONCERT WITH LEONARDO BICIUNAS: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, and 1 and 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. or 872-7250.

KIDS SUMMER FILM FEST: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through July 28 at Malco’s Razorback, Sunset and Towne Center Cinemas. Benefits Children’s Hospitals. $2 admission.

SUMMER ART CAMP: 9 a.m. to noon July 26-30 at Ozark Folkways, 22733 N. U.S. 71 in Winslow. With Erin Chapman, Tracie Slattery, and staff from the Center for Arts and Education. For ages 5-12. Registration required by July 9. $20. 634-3791.

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

SUMMER ART CLASSES: 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. through Aug. 13 at Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. Clay, drawing, multimedia, creative play costuming, and more. Dates and ages vary by class. For kids ages 5 and older. $80 per class; $25 to include lunch break. or 200-0663.

Auditions, Call for Volunteers, Entries

CALL FOR ENTRIES: for Ozark Quilt Fair on Sept. 11 at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. $10 for exhibitors. New and antique quilts for show and sale. Cash prizes for Viewers Choice awards. or 750-8165.

WORLD CHEESE DIP CHAMPIONSHIP: Professional and amateur chefs are invited to compete in the first ever world cheese dip championship Oct. 9 at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. Deadline to signup is Sept. 30. For information

CALL FOR ARTISTS: For a streetside art walk program during First Thursdays 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. or 521-5776.

CALL FOR SCREENPLAY ENTRIES: due Dec. 15 for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest Screenwriting Competition. For writers who have not yet had a work produced or optioned. $20. or 870-251-1189.

CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES: due Jan. 1 for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, AR 72550. Filmmaker age 18 and younger, should submit works to T Tauri Youth Film Festival, Several genres and specifications. $10 entry fee. For full details, or 870-251-1189.


ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. or 751-5441.

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

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. “Transforming Tradition: The Pottery of Mata Ortiz” through August 29.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 387-1534. “A Place to Drown” by Institute Du Loop, “The Super Cute Show” by Kelly Price-Colston, ceramic works 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. 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. or 631-8706. Paintings by Karrie Evenson through Aug. 13.

OZARK FOLKWAYS: 22733 N. U.S. 71, Winslow. 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. or 636-0417. Watercolors by Zeek Taylor through July.

TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY AND COFFEEHOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. 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. 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. 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. “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through 2011.

SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. 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. or 575-3875. “Backyard Science” through September.

Coming Soon

NWA CELIAC CONFERENCE “GLUTEN FREEDOM DAY”: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Cooking demonstrations, food, discussions and more.!/event.php?eid=125382944164642&ref=ts

“SIDEWORDS” WITH AUTHOR GIL ADAMS: July 24 at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. or 443-2080.

FIREFLY FLING SUMMER FESTIVAL FOR FAMILIES: 7 to 10 p.m. July 24 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. $6-$20; free for kids younger than 3. or 750-2620.

HOUSE CONCERT GEOFF OELSNER AND FRIENDS: July 24 at Herbal Simplicity, 317 E. Huntsville Road in Fayetteville. or 225-8130.

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

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

GULLEY PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Ben Miller Band: 7 p.m. July 29 at Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. Parking in the lot off Old Wire Road is now reserved, $150 per space. Also Full House: Aug. 12. or 575-8328.

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

ME AND MY SHADOW: July 30-31 at Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center in Fayetteville. Self awareness workshop with Amy Eversole and Joy Caffrey. Registration required. $30-$125. or 442-7013.

A.G. RUSSELL KNIFE EVENT: 2 to 6 p.m. July 30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 31, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. or 631-0055.

“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. or 631-8988.

LEE ANN WOMACK: 8 p.m. July 30 at The Venue at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. $15-$50. 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. or 750-8165.

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

“SLEEP MY CHILD” WITH AUTHOR EYVONNA RAINS: July 31 at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. or 443-2080.

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

SEQUOYAH SONGWRITER’S ROUND CONCERTS: 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at Parker Hall at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville. With Bayard Blain. Free. or 443-4531.

HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION: 6 p.m. Aug. 8 in Fayetteville. Procession from Arkansas Avenue and Lafayettevile Street to the Fulbright Peace Fountain on the UA campus. With Karen Takemoto and the Kaminskys. Live music with Still on the Hill, Amy Edie, Don Matt and Scott Thompson, Steve & the Recliners. or 973-9049.

FLOAT AWAY TO DREAMLAND PAJAMA STORY TIME: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Fayetteville Public Library. or 856-7170.

ASTRONOMY CRUISE: 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 13 from Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. Reservation and prepayment required. $50, includes Galileo scope for you to assemble and keep. $10 for additional boat seats; kids younger than 6 are free. 789-5000.

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

KUAF SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: The Frank Vignola Hot Club Trio: 7:30 p.m. August 13 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall in Fayetteville. $12-$15. or 443-5600.

BLAKE SHELTON: 8 p.m. August 13 at The Venue at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. $15-$50. or 888-396-7876.

FAMILY BLUEGRASS WEEKEND: August 19-22 at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. Free.

ELI YOUNG BAND & COREY SMITH: 7 p.m. August 20 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $15-$75.

“BRINGING NATURE HOME: HOW TO SUSTAIN WILDLIFE IN YOUR BACK YARD” AUTHOR DOUGLAS TALLAMY: 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the UA Continuing Ed in Fayetteville. $10-$15. 521-0934.

SECCHI DAY: August 21 on Beaver Lake. Water quality monitoring. Hands on activities and games, Build-a-Rain Barrel workshops, boat tours, live music and more.

TASTE OF THE INNS: August 21 at 12 different Bed and Breakfasts in Eureka Springs. Self-guided tour.

TRI TO REMEMBER: Aug. 21 in Bella Vista. 500 meter swim, 15 mile bike, 5K run. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Association of NWA. or 200-3088.

VW WEEKEND: August 27-29 at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. or 253-9768.

“SECRETS OF THE ZONA ROSA” WITH AUTHOR ROSEMARY DANIELS: Aug. 27 at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. or 443-2080.

BLUE MAN GROUP: 7 p.m. Sept. 2, Sept. 5 and Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Sept. 3 and Sept. 10-11, and 2 p.m. Sept. 5 and Sept. 11 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Best for ages 8 and older. $46-$69. or 443-5600.

STS9: 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $23.

CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED: 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $25.

ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S “THE 39 STEPS”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3-4, Sept 9-11 and Sept. 16-18, and 2 p.m. Sept. 4-5, Sept. 11-12 and Sept. 18-19 at Theatre Squared in Fayetteville. For all ages. or 443-5600.

WOODCARVERS JAMBOREE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10-11 at the Pine Village Shopping Center in Eureka Springs. Free. 918-251-8734.

OZARK QUILT FAIR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. or 750-8165.

ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: 6:45 p.m. Sept. 11 at Hobbs State Park, U.S. Highway 12 in Rogers. Next session: 4:15 p.m. Nov. 27. or 789-5006.

BLUES LEGEND B.B. KING: 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Tickets go on sale July 14. $58-$100. or 443-5600.

FALL ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 24-25, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 in Eureka Springs. Artist demonstrations, works for sale, Free self-guided tour.

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