8 Days A Week: Blues Festival

8 Days A Week: Blues Festival

(Photo: Courtesy) "Scotch Set" by Peter Pincus is one of the pieces that will be featured at "Drawing the Line: Utilitarian Pots," a national juried exhibition made up of functional ceramics. The exhibition opens Monday, Nov. 29 and will continue through Dec. 17 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery with a reception to be held on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m.


FIND AN ELF — 4 to 7 p.m. Look for the elves (ladies dressed in green) around historic downtown Eureka Springs to win prizes. 800-6EUREKA or eurekaspringschamber.com.


1 to 4 p.m. OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology, Fayetteville. A Symposium of inspiration in response to global issues. jbennet@uark.edu.


EUREKA FALL ART SHOW — 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 27; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28. More than 60 local and regional artists. Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. $2. 479-253-5826.
SPRINGDALE’S CHRISTMAS PARADE OF THE OZARKS — 6 p.m. Parade begins at Rodeo of the Ozarks grounds and proceeds down Emma Street. 479-756-0464.

Art and Music

BLUES IN THE NATURAL STATE FESTIVAL — 7 p.m. George’s Majestic Lounge. $5 in advance, $7 at door. georgesmajesticlounge.com,


GALILEO SCOPE WORKSHOP — 3 p.m. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Visitor Center. Each individual or team of two will build and take home their high-quality Galileo optical telescope. $35 per telescope. Limited space.  789-5000.
4:15 p.m. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area Visitor Center. Free. Bring your own chair for the night viewing. Please cover your flashlights with red cloth or a red balloon. 789-5000.


SPAY ARKANSAS SILENT AUCTION — 2 to 5 p.m. Whole Earth Organic Lounge, Fayetteville. Music by Emily Katz, Susan Shore & Michael Cockram and Candy Lee. spayarkansas.org.

(Photo: Courtesy) "Total Rip-Off Teapot" (from the "Genuine Fake China Series") by Yoki Sekino-Bove is one of the pieces that will be featured at "Drawing the Line: Utilitarian Pots," a national juried exhibition made up of functional ceramics. The exhibition opens Monday, Nov. 29 and will continue through Dec. 17 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery with a reception to be held on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m.


44th SILVER TEA — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with tea and sandwiches served in the Crystal Dining Room of the Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs. Benefit for the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library. Admission by donation. 479-253-8610.
SLAAP (SUPPORT LOCAL ART AND PRODUCTS) HOLIDAY SALE — 5 to 8 p.m., Kathy Thompson Studio, 3 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. 521-1502.

Stage and Screen

EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (AND THEN SOME!) — 6:30 p.m. Fayetteville Public Library, Walker Community Room. Sneak preview of TheatreSquared’s holiday comedy. Free. 856-7250.


ANNUAL BLOCK STREET HOLIDAY ART SALE — 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3,  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 5, Block Street, Fayetteville.
CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS — 6 p.m. downtown Eureka Springs.


22ND ANNUAL COOKIE WALK — 8 a.m., Highlands Church, Bella Vista. $10 for a decorated container that you fill with homemade cookies.
28TH ANNUAL EUREKA SPRINGS CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES — 3 to 8 p.m. Self-guided tour through 14 Victorian homes. $15 in advance, $20 day of tour. 12 and younger free. 800-638-7352 or 479-253-9417.
9 a.m. Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Depot, Springdale. Benefits Children’s Safety Center and Circle of Life Children’s Grief Programs. $10 adults, $5 children. 479-725-4017
or amrailroad.com.
NWA COMMUNITY CREATIVE CENTER HOLIDAY BAZAAR — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Nadine Baum Studios, Fayetteville. nwaccc.org.

Art and Music

DANCE JAM/DRUMMING CIRCLE/MULTICULTURAL PERFORMANCE — 7 to 10 p.m., Miraj Studio, 6302 S. Wilkerson St. Suite C, Fayetteville. $4 adults, $1 children, $10 max per family. Bring your own drinking water, drums and noisemakers. www.MirajDanceStudio.com or 479-595-4506.


HOMEBUYER EDUCATION CLASS — 9 a.m. Washington County Extension Service. Free. Limited seating. Register at CCOAcares.com or 479-521-8877.


GARDENLAND EXPRESS — 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Scale trains, Santa and refreshments. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. $3 for individuals, $10 for family of four. jsmith@bgozarks.org.



ARKANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP — 6:30 p.m. two Mondays a month in Fayetteville. Free; actors, directors and walk-ins welcome. Dates and locations vary. For current information, bob@theatresquared.org or 445-6333.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP — 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays in Fayetteville. For aspiring and experienced authors. With author and teacher, Gabrielle Idlet. $15 per night. gidlet@gmail.com or 966-5935.
OZARK POETS AND WRITERS COLLECTIVE — 7 p.m. last Tuesday of every month. Nightbird Books, Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com

Mind, Body, Spirit

FAYETTEVILLE QUAKERS — 9 to 10:15 a.m. Sundays and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Bennett House (Omni Center) on 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. fayettevillefriends.org or 888-909-1110.
WATER EXERCISE CLASSES — 9 to 9:50 a.m., 10 to 10:50 a.m. and 11 to 11:50 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Jones Center. $25 per month. Water Movement, Arthritis Aqua and Fibro Fit. The Jones Center in Springdale has indoor and outdoor walking tracks and trails, and the Fitness Center has weights and equipment for use, all for free. dhenders@jcf.jonesnet.org or 756-8090 ext. 3518.
SPIRITUAL LIVING GROUP — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Ozark Research Institute, 221 S. Locust Ave.,
Fayetteville. anewdawnspirituallivingcenter.bbnow.org or 200-6319.
COURSE IN MIRACLES — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville.
BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 521-2395.
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.
HEALING MEDITATION — 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Ozark Research Institute. 582-9197 or www.ozarkresearch.org.
MULTICULTURAL DANCE CLASSES — Miraj Studio, located at 6302 S. Wilkerson St. Suite C, Fayetteville. Offers classes for adults and children in Middle Eastern dance. MirajDanceStudio.com or 479-595-4506.


DANCE LESSONS — Intermediate Plus Line Dance: 6 to 7 p.m., Beginner Line Dancing: 7 to 8 p.m., and Beginner Couples: 8 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at Country Dance Club, 1400 S. Young St. in Springdale. Two-step, double two-step, waltz, cha-cha, and more. Family friendly, nonsmoking. $5 per person. countrydanceclub.org or
FAYETTEVILLE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS — 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Mount Comfort Presbyterian Church Hall. First 30-minutes devoted to teaching/learning. $3; first time free. 283-9947.
JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB — 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. jonesnet.org or 756-8090 ext. 518.
MORE FOR YOUR MONDAYS TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS — 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Community Access Television in Fayetteville. Technological problems demystified; subject matter directed by attendees. Free; no registration. No class on fifth Mondays. 444-3433.


LIFT WITH FRANCES — 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; WII BOWLING LEAGUE, LINE DANCING and ACRYLIC PAINTS — 10 a.m. Tuesdays; USE IT OR LOSE IT WITH JIMMY CULP — 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; TAI CHI — 10 a.m. Fridays; BRAIN AEROBICS — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, CANASTA — 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, BINGO — 10 a.m. Thursdays, MAHJONG — 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, BRIDGE — 12:30 p.m. Fridays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
BEGINNING LINE DANCING — 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
BRIDGE — 12:30 p.m. Fridays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
BALANCED BODIES — 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Fridays; STRETCH AND FLEX — 9 to 9:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Jones Center in Springdale. Free. The Jones Center in Springdale has indoor and outdoor walking tracks and trails, and the Fitness Center has weights and equipment for use, all for free. thejonescenter.org or 756-8090.

Screen and Stage

SCREENPLAYS FOR OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST — due Dec. 15 for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest Screenwriting Competition. For writers who have not yet had a work produced or optioned. $20. ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189.
MOVIES FOR OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST — due Jan. 1 for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, AR 72550. Filmmakers age 18 and younger, please submit works to T Tauri Youth Film Festival, ttauri.org. Several genres and specifications. $10 entry fee. For full details, ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189.


ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY — Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255.
ARSAGA’S — 1582 Crossover Road Suite 2, Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 527-0690.
ARSAGA’S — 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 444-6557.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS — 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
BENTONVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU — 104 E. Central St. on the square in Bentonville. 271-9153.
BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE OZARKS — 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
CENTER FOR ART AND EDUCATION — 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren. art-ed.org or 474-7767.
CITIZENS BANK GALLERY — 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342 or 846-2738.
THE COMMON GROUNDS — 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. commongroundsar.com or 442-3515. Window decorations by The New School student artists of Christina Mariatti throughout 2010.
CORNER GIFT SHOP — 3582 N. Arkansas 112, Fayetteville. 521-2674. Art by more than 15 local artists and craftsmen.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY — 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY — East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. FayettevilleUnderground.com or 387-1534.
FIRST THURSDAY ART PROGRAM — for a street sidewalk art 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
FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY — 3996 Frontage Road Suite 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 — An Artists’ Collective. 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.
JOY PRATT MARKHAM GALLERY — Walton Arts Center. 479-443-5600.  The sculpture of Anita Huffington through Dec. 23.
JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY — 318 S. First St., Rogers. JulieWaitDesigns.com or 631-8706.
LONG GALLERY — Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Architecture.uark.edu or 575-4704.
MAYAPPLE — 546 W. Center St., Fayetteville. 206-715-3271.
MULLINS LIBRARY — University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. libinfo.uark.edu/info/art exhibit.asp or 575-6702.
OZARK FOLKWAYS — 22733 N. U.S. 71, Winslow. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791.
THE PERK — 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville.
POOR RICHARD’S ART — 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417.
ROGERS LITTLE THEATER — 116 S. Second St., Rogers. rogerslittletheater.org or 631-8988.
TEATRO SCARPINO — 329 N. West Ave., Fayetteville. scarpino.com or 409-3772.
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. Home of the original Bluebird of Happiness.
TOYS DESIGNED BY ARTISTS EXHIBITION — Annual show runs Dec. 17 through Feb. 20, 2011. Up to three original works per artist created within the last two years and not previously submitted. $15 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry. For complete information, toys@arkarts.com, arkarts.com or 501-372-4000.
ULTRA STUDIOS — 118 W. South St., Fayetteville. ultrastudios.org or 935-4040.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS STUDENT GALLERY (sUgAR) — 114 Central Ave., Bentonville. 236-1667.
WHITE LOTUS SALON AND MASSAGE — 4750 Mission, Fayetteville. Open Tues-Sat. Featuring local artists and handmade gifts.  582-4806


ARKANSAS AIR MUSEUM — Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville. 521-4947. Aircraft from all eras of aviation history.
ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER — Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock. ArkArts.com or 501-372-4000.
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.
PRICE TOWER ARTS CENTER — 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, Okla. pricetower.org or 877-424-2424.
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. “Down By The Old Mill Stream,” photo exhibit of area grist mills, through Dec. 18.
SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM — 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE — 1564 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. Jr., Fayetteville. cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/BYS/BYS.htm or 575-3875.


ART OF HAPPINESS — 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 5, Arsaga’s on Crossover. Art sale and reception for Bobbie Sue Yeager. Live music by Kalon Tuck.  Portion of proceeds will benefit the NWA food bank. 479-750-5277 or yeajim@cox.net.
ARTIST RECEPTION — 5:30 p.m., Dec. 7.  Artwork by co-op employees.  Ozark Natural Foods.
CREATE A WILDLIFE TREE — 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Hands-on workshop to create ornaments that attract wildlife. $7 Individuals. $20, families of four. jsmith@bgozarks.org.
KATHY MATTEA — 7 p.m. Dec. 9. Holiday program “Songs and the Season.” Walton Arts Center. $28 to $54. 479-443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org.
EIGHTH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BALL — 7 p.m. Dec. 10, Barefoot Ballroom of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, Eureka Springs. 253-9417 or eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org.
THE KINGS’ SINGERS — 8 p.m. Dec. 10, Walton Arts Center. A capella group will perform a holiday concert. $25 to $45. 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org.
SWEET TREATS TOUR — 1 to 6 p.m., Dec. 11 at eight Eureka Springs bed and breakfast establishments. Self-guided cookie and candy tour. $20. www.allianceofbetterbandbs.com/eureka-springs-cookie-tour.htm.
NEWSONG’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TOUR — 7 p.m. Dec. 15 First Baptist Church Bentonville, 220 S. Main St., Bentonville. Christian artists NewSong, Newsboys and Kerrie Roberts in concert. $25 VIP, $15 in advance, $18 at the door. www.fbcbentonville.org or 479-273-3379.
COOKING DEMO — 5 to 6 p.m. Dec. 16, Ozark Natural Foods, Fayetteville. Chef A.K. Blake.

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