8 Days: April 22



ARTOSPHERE FESTIVAL — kickoff with “Garden as Muse,” Joy Pratt Markham Gallery; Shannon Wurtz, 5:30 p.m., Rose Garden; DePue Brothers, 5:45 p.m., Tyson Plaza, Walton Arts Center.
UA EARTH DAY — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., vendor fair with food, businesses and organizations share sustainability intiatives, UA central quad; 11:40 a.m., proclamation by Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Connections Lounge, Arkansas Union; 2 p.m., Mullins Creek cleanup by volunteers, 575-3591 or nrb004@uark.edu; 7:30 p.m., “Planet Forward” screening on algae-to-biofuel project, Arkansas Union Theater. Contact UA Green Groups Guild at 544-1906 or earthday@uark.edu.
CHILD SAFETY FAIR — free FBI quality digital fingerprints for children through S.I.P. Kids, 3 to 7 p.m. April 22 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23, Everett Chevrolet, Springdale.

Art and Music

PRETTY LIGHTS — 7:30 p.m. The AMP, Fayetteville. $27. 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org.

Stage and Screen

“REASONS TO BE PRETTY” — Neil LaBute play presented by TheatreSquared, April 16-17, April 21-24 and April 28-May 1, Walton Arts Center. 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org or theatre2.org.


Mind, Body, Spirit

FREE DANCE WORKSHOPS — 1 to 6 p.m., Miraj Studio, Fayetteville. Free demos and workshops in ATS, Egyptian Cabaret, Capoeira, Hula Hoop, and Poi Performance Art.  595-4506 or mirajdancestudio.com


“TAKING NOTES FROM MOTHER NATURE” — 2 p.m. April 23, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area visitor center. Lecture by Fred Paillet. 789-5006 or friendsofhobbs.com/new/index.php


EASTERBELLE PARADE — noon to 1 p.m., April 24, Historic Loop, Eureka Springs. 703-400-6090 or ESEasterBelles@gmail.com.


ROCK-IT MUSIC WEEK — April 25-30, including the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards on April 28, George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville. Rock-It Music seminar 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Fayetteville.

Art and Music

ANTONELLA GOZZOLI — Italian soprano performs works by Schubert and Puccini, 7 p.m., Shewmaker Center, NorthWest Arkansas Community College. 619-2237.

Auditions, Entries, Volunteers

“GASLIGHT” AUDITIONS —7 p.m. April 25-26, Fort Smith Little Theatre. 783-2966 or www.fslt.org.


CADDO POTTERY — discussion by Duncan McKinnon, a UA doctoral anthropology student for Kokoci Chapter meeting of the Arkansas Archeological Society, 7 p.m., Arkansas Archeological Survey building, UA campus. 575-3556.


U.S. POET LAUREATE ROBERT HASS — 7 p.m. April 28, Giffels Auditorium, Old Main, UA campus. Hass will read from his work and sign books. www.uark.edu/depts/english/PCWT.html.


PLANT SALE — 5 p.m. April 29 for members and 8 p.m. April 30 for all, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. 750-2620 or www.bgozarks.org.

Stage and Screen

“THOMAS & FRIENDS LIVE! ON STAGE”  — 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., April 29. Walton Arts Center. $19-33. 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org.
“FARENHEIT 451” — 7 p.m. April 29-30 and May 6-7 and 2 p.m. May 1 and 8, White Auditorium, NWACC campus. $8, $6 students. Bring an item to help area animal shelters for $1 off. 619-4228.


MULBERRY RIVER JAM — April 29-30, Camp Byrd’s stages overlooking the Mulberry River. 12 live music acts including Space Capone and Archnemesis. Excursion companies will offer options of raft, kayak, canoe rentals, as well as access to a 200 foot zip line across the river. $30-$50. fayettechill.com.


THE JONES CENTER’S BIG NIGHT! — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. $50. Attendees can ride the train from Springdale to George’s. Hors d’ouevres. Music by The Zeros.
BLOOMIN’ BLUES — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 30, Chateau Aux Arc Vineyards, Altus. Catfish Jackson, 1 p.m. Afternoon Delight, 3:30 p.m. 468-4400 or 800-558-WINE for ticket information.


Art and Music

LUCINDA WILLIAMS AND BILLY JOE SHAVER — 8 p.m., May 1. The AMP. $17 to 77. 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org.
ELTON JOHN/BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE — with piano man Jim Witter, 2 p.m. May 1, Arend Arts Center, Bentonville. $25, $5 students. 855-9997 or liveonstagenwa.com.



HOWL OPEN MIC — third Sunday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Nightbird Books, Fayetteville.
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.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB — first Monday of the month, 7 p.m., Nightbird Books, Fayetteville.
SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB — fourth Monday of the month, 7 p.m., Nightbird Books, Fayetteville.
PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK — third Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., Nightbird Books, Fayetteville.
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.
DATE NIGHT BOOK CLUB — last Friday of the month, 8 p.m., Nightbird Books, Fayetteville.

Mind, Body, Spirit

BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 521-2395.
COURSE IN MIRACLES — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 442-0680.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE QUAKERS — 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays (followed by social hour) and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Bennett House (Omni Center) on 3274 Lee Avenue in Fayetteville. fayettevillefriends.org or 888-909-1110.
FREE CONFIDENTIAL HIV TESTING — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, NWA Center for Equality, 179 N. Church Ave. Suite 10, Fayetteville. nwaequality.org.
HEALING MEDITATION — 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Ozark Research Institute, Fayetteville. 582-9197 or www.ozarkresearch.org.
MULTICULTURAL DANCE CLASSES — Miraj Studio, 6302 S. Wilkerson St. Suite C, Fayetteville. Classes for adults and children in Middle Eastern dance. MirajDanceStudio.com or 595-4506.
SPIRITUAL LIVING GROUP — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Ozark Research Institute, 221 S. Locust Ave., Fayetteville. anewdawnspirituallivingcenter.bbnow.org or 200-6319.
STRONGWOMEN EXERCISE PROGRAM — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, January to March, Westwood Health and Rehabilitation, 802 S. West End St., Springdale.
TRIBAL BELLY DANCE CLASSES — Miraj Studio, Fayetteville TerraNovaTribal.com or MirajDanceStudio.com. 316- 444-0529.
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.


CONTRADANCE TO LIVE MUSIC BY THE OLD ’78S — third Saturday of each month. Meet new partners at the dance or bring your own. 7 p.m. beginner instruction. All dances taught 7:30 to 10 p.m., VA Auditorium, Building 3, VA Medical Center, 1100 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, Snacks available; bring some to share. $5 suggested donation.
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 751-9845.
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.


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.
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.
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.

Screen and Stage

FIRST FRIDAY FILM — 1 to 3 p.m. first Friday of each month, Schmieding Center auditorium, 2422 N. Thompson, Springdale.


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.
THE COMMON GROUNDS — 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. commongroundsar.com or 442-3515.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY — 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. faylib.org or 856-7105.
FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND — four seperate galleries inside, East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. FayettevilleUnderground.com or 387-1534.
FIRST THURSDAY ART PROGRAM — First Thursday on the square in downtown Fayetteville. 5 to 8 p.m., Fayetteville Underground, East Square Plaza. FirstThursdayFayetteville.com or 521-5776.
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. 443-5600. “Garden as Muse” April 22 through June 4.
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. 251-7375.
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 — Free admission. Experience a wonderland of art. Explore the 10-acre art park with sculptures, fountains, murals and a stone labrynth. Watch glassblowers make the world-famous Bluebird of Happiness. Enjoy treats in the coffee house. Visit the gallery representing more than 70 local artists. Wonderful handmade gifts. Music at Terra 1 to 4 p.m. in the gallery every Sunday. (Find us on Facebook for news, events, and music listings.) Check out the new event center for your special gathering. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 13 miles east of Fayetteville off Arkansas 16 at 12103 Hazel Valley Road. 800-255-8995.
ULTRA STUDIOS — 118 W. South St., Fayetteville. ultrastudios.org or 935-4040.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY — Fayetteville. 575-7987. “Interwoven: Global Concord/Entretejido:Concordia Global,”collection of drawings by Fayetteville artist LaDawna Whiteside through April 29.
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 RogersÓ 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.
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.


AFRICA IN THE OZARKS — May 6 thru 7. Eureka Springs. Free drum and dance classes, performances and demonstrations. Free to public. afriqueaya.org.
ART RECEPTION — 10 a.m. to Noon, May 7. Ozarks Natural Foods. Mark Cartwright. ozarknaturalfoods.com.
BUTTERFLY GARDENING — 2 p.m., May 7. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Presented by Rita  Littrell. 789-5000 or friendsofhobbs.com/new/index.php.
“DEALING WITH ALLERGIES” — Noon to 1 p.m., May 7. Ozark Natural Foods. Dr. Laurell Matthews, N.D. Lunch provided. ozarknaturalfoods.com.
BEAN MOUNTAIN FARM PLANT SALE — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 7. Ozark Natural Foods. ozarknaturalfoods.com.
BIRDER WEEKEND — May 7-8, Devil’s Den State Park. rebekah.spurlock@arkansas.gov or www.arkansasstateparks.com/devilsden/ for schedules.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS — 8 hours of Arkansas Department of Education approved professional development for teachers, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 14, Lake Fort Smith State Park, Mountainburg. Registration required, limited to 30. Email christina.welch@arkansas.gov and provide name, school or organization, email address and a contact phone number.
FILM CONTEST — May 18. Submissions now being accepted for “Grow a Film contest: Nature as Third Place.” For submission guidelines seedlingfilm.com or artospherefestival.org.
COOKING DEMO — 2 to 3 p.m., May 19. Ozark Natural Foods. Featuring Chef Lou Rice. ozarknaturalfoods.com.
REALGREEN CONFERENCE & EXPO — May 20-21, John Q. Hammons Convention Center, Rogers. www.real-green.info or www.nwagreenexpo.com.
DRAGONFLY LECTURE — 2 p.m., May 21. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Lecture by Bob Thomas followed by a catch and release. 789-5000 or friendsofhobbs.com/new/index.php.
RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP — 2 to 4 p.m. May 21, Devil’s Den State Park. $30, registration required. 761-3325.
PRIMUS — with The Band Perry, 8 p.m., May 27. The AMP. $17 to $77. 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org.

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