8 Days A Week

8 Days A Week

April 20 (Friday)

“Natural Shocks” — An ArkansasStaged staged reading of the play by Lauren Gunderson, 7 p.m., Fenix Fayetteville DownUnder, 16 W. Center St. in Fayetteville. Suggested donation of $10. Email arkansasstaged@gmail.com.

“Aladdin Jr.” — Presented by Arts Live Theatre, 7 p.m. April 20-21; 2 p.m. April 22, Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $10-$25. 751-5441.

“ArkType” — A festival of new works, including “A Hamlet: West of Why” by John Walch, 7 p.m., and “(I)sland T(rap)” by Austin Ashford,” 9:30 p.m. April 20; “A Hamlet: West of Why,” 7 p.m., and “Scratch That,” 9:30 p.m. April 21; and “A Hamlet: West of Why,” 7 p.m. April 22, UA Global Campus Theatre, 2 E. Center St. in Fayetteville. $5-$20; festival pass, $10-$40. 575-4752.


April 21 (Saturday)

ArtShare — Fun for youngsters 5 and older with autism and their families, 9-11 a.m., Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. Free. 657-2415.

Yoga in the Garden — With instructors from the Fayetteville Athletic Club, 9:30 a.m. every Saturday through October, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Free. Age 12 and up. 750-2620.

Author Showcase — With Erin Rowe, Amanda McKinney, Doug Godsman, Jason Robles, Brenda Hyslep, Olga Berg, Tresa Oldham & Mike Cleary, 10 a.m.-noon, Bella Vista Public Library. Free. 855-1753.

“Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse” — Presented by Trike Theatre, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 21; 6:30 p.m. April 30, Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $9-$15. 443-5600.

Mixed Media Art Journals — With Dawn Ward, professor of art at Arkansas Tech University, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Center for Art & Education in Van Buren. $50. Register at 474-7767.

Renaissance Faire of the Ozarks — Watch the drama unfold as her Royal Highness Marie de Guise, Duchess of Longueville, progresses through England on her way to marry King James V of Scotland, with jousting, music, food & more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 21-22, 17023 Chambers Spring Road in Siloam Springs. $5.50-$11 daily; $8.50-$16 two-day pass. renfairozarks.com.

Super Saturday — NWA Homeschool Choir, 10:30 a.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org.

“Birds, Bees, and Butterflies” — A workshop on creating backyard wildlife habitats, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in downtown Springdale. Free. 750-8165 or shilohmuseum.org.

Earth Day Celebration — 1-3 p.m., Bentonville Public Library. Free. 271-6816.

“Dissolved in Light” — “Deconstructing Edouard Vuillard, 1-4 p.m., Ozark Folkways in Winslow. $50. 634-3791.

A Whole Lotte Books Book Club — “Ordinary Graces” by William Kent Krueger, 2 p.m., Onyx Coffee in Springdale. Hosted by Springdale Public Library. Free. 750-8180.

Barks & Brews — Including categories like dog/owner look-alike and “I’m So Ugly I’m Cute,” register 4-5 p.m., dog show 5-7 p.m., Downtown Rogers Farmers Market. A fundraiser for the City of Rogers Animal Shelter. 936-5487 or mainstreetrogers.com.

Benefit Concert — With Harpe Diem and singer/songwriter Don Matt and Scott Thompson, 7 p.m., Heart of Many Ways, 68 Mountain St. in Eureka Springs. $10 at the door. Email melissaclare01@gmail.com.

Fort Smith Bicentennial Celebration — Fort Smith Symphony with the Crumbs & Ben Miller Band, 7:30 p.m., ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center in the Fort Smith Convention Center. Sold out. 452-7575.

“Scratch That” — Presented by LatinX Theatre Project, 9:30 p.m. April 21, UA Global Campus Theater in Fayetteville; 2 p.m. April 22, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville; 7:30 p.m. April 28 & 2 p.m. April 29, Main Stage in Eureka Springs; 7:30 p.m. May 4-5, Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. Free. Email latinxtheatreproject@gmail.com.


April 22 (Sunday)

El Dia de los Ninos — Music, dance and art projects celebrating the cultures in our community, noon-5 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. Free. 657-2335.

Author Talk — With Zeek Taylor, artist and creator of “Out of the Delta, A Collection of Short Stories” and” Chimps Having Fun,” 2 p.m., Artist Retreat Center in Bella Vista. Books will be available for purchase. Email bvvillagewriters@gmail.com.

Jazz Showcase — With the University of Arkansas Community Music School, 2 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org.

“Arkansas Beer: An Intoxicating History” — With author Brian Sorensen, 2-4 p.m., Apple Blossom Brewing Co. in Fayetteville. Hosted by the Washington County Historical Society. Free. 521-2970.

Opening Reception — For “The Essence of Place,” 5-7 p.m., Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. $10. 784-2787.

Music on the Meadow — With Winslow Squirrel Jam, 5-7 p.m., Ozark Folkways in Winslow. Free. 634-3791.


April 23 (Monday)

American Girl Book Club — “The Showstopper: A Rebecca Mystery,” 4:30 p.m., Bentonville Public Library. For grades 3-6. 271-6816.

“Cinderella” — The touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical from the creators of “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music,” 7:30 p.m., ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center in the Fort Smith Convention Center.$47 & up. 788-7300.


April 24 (Tuesday)

Meet the Authors — With Celia Swanson, author of “Gracious and Strong: How to Rise Above the Unexpected Left Turns of Life and Leadership,” 5-7 p.m., McAuley Hall in The Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary’s, 1200 W. Walnut St. in Rogers. $25-$35. inseitzgroup.com.

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” — 7 p.m. April 24-25; 1:30 & 7 p.m. April 27; 8 p.m. April 27; 2 & 8 p.m. April 28; 2 p.m. April 29, Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $44 & up. 443-5600.


April 25 (Wednesday)

“The Hound of the Baskervilles” — A sublimely funny re-imagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, TheatreSquared at the Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. $17-$47. 443-5600.


April 26 (Thursday)

Duets In Bloom 2 — Art becomes nature, and nature becomes art in unique floral designs interpreting works of art by local artists, noon April 26 through 3 p.m. April 27, Bella Vista Country Club. Free; sales benefit community education projects by Floralia Arrangers Guild Garden Club. Email ldneymeyer@gmail.com.


April 27 (Friday)

Spring Competitive Art Show — Featuring works by Associate of Fine Arts students, 5-6:30 p.m., Burns Hall at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville. Free. Email esmith@nwacc.edu.

Art By the Glass — Using a limited palette of black and white, each guest will create their own work of art using a variety of methods, such as drawing, painting, and printmaking, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. $55. 657-2335.

An Evening With — Pulitzer Prize-winner Colson Whitehead, author of “The Underground Railroad,” 7 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free; books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. faylib.org.


April 28 (Saturday)

Old Timers Day Steampunk Festival — With magic shows, hot air balloon rides, costume contest & more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 28 & 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29, downtown Van Buren. Free with a charge for many events. oldtownvanburen.com.

Super Saturday — Save the Frogs Day, 10:30 a.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org.

Bentonville Youth Literature Festival — Including sessions for readers of all ages and a book signing, noon to 3 p.m., Bentonville Public Library. Free; books will be for sale. bylf.org.

Drop-In Artmaking — 1-4 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. Free. 657-2335.

NWACC Jazz Band — 2 p.m., Walmart Auditorium of the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies in Bentonville. Free. Email sgarciaoliver@nwacc.edu.

eARTh Theatre Festival — Hosted by Arts Live Theatre with performances of the stories “Peter Pan,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Jungle Book” and “The Secret Garden,” 4-7 p.m., Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. $8-$12 in advance, $10-$15 day of show. 750-2620 or bgozarks.org.

Spring Concert — With the ACO Chorale singing songs from “The Wizard of Oz,” “Anastasia,” “La La Land” and more, under the direction of Denice Parkhurst, 7:30 p.m., Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $5-$10. 751-5441.

— Becca Martin-Brown