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Art For Art’s Sake: At APT, big painting causes bigger uproar

Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. It’s not so complicated if one among a group of friends loves Picasso, another prefers Asher Durand, and another chooses

Music

From Haiti With Love: McCalla brings her roots to Roots on the Avenue

Leyla McCalla opens her album “Breaking the Thermometer” literally searching for answers. In a recorded conversation with her mother, the cellist questions her memories of Haiti when she was a

8 Days a Week

8 Days A Week

June 16 (Thursday) Book Lovers Club — 10 a.m.-noon, Fort Smith Main Library. Free. fortsmithlibrary.org. CB To You Mobile Art Lab — 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tahlequah (Okla.) Public Library. Free.

LIVE! In NWA

LIVE! in NWA: Lavender Festival next weekend in Newton County

Go for the music and stay for the sweet smell. In Newton County, AuxArc Botanicals will present its first Lavender Festival on June 18. The event will feature local vendors,

Theater

Words And Music: Playwrights Festival shows off NWA talent

“The Smokehouse Players love local and this event is about as local as you can get.” That’s how Terry Vaughan begins a conversation about the first-ever Northwest Arkansas Playwrights Festival,

Music

Blues In Motion: Riverfront Festival going downtown

Monica Brich mbrich@nwaonline.com The annual Riverfront Blues Festival is moving away from the riverfront this year. The event will be June 17-18 with headliners performing at The Majestic at 817

8 Days a Week

8 Days a Week

June 10 (Friday) Sidewalk Sale — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 11-13, Museum Store at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free admission. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org. “Pinocchio” — Presented

LIVE! In NWA

LIVE! in NWA: Jon Lovitz Comes To The Grove Comedy Club

LOWELL • Jon Lovitz performs at 6:30 p.m. June 9-10 and 6 and 8:45 p.m. June 11 ($55) at The Grove Comedy Club, 808 S. Bloomington St. grovecomedy.com/comedy-shows-events. BENTONVILLE • Honey Collective opens for Naia Izumi at