For December 28 through January 4
All events listed in 8 Days a Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to FFW, 203 N. College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72701, or fax to 444-7289, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.
A Rogers Christmas in the Hawkins House runs through Saturday at 322 S. Second St. in Rogers. www.rogersarkansas.com/museum or 621-1154.
The Winter Wonderland Outdoor Ice Rink opens at 3 p.m. today and Friday and at 12 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 110 Midtown Center near the Bentonville Square. Free. Closed Christmas Day. 271-9153.
Ring out the old year at a New Years Eve Eve Party at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $75. www.waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
A Holiday Irish Ceili Dance benefiting the Elkins Community Center will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at 162 Doolin Drive in Elkins. Celtic music and songs, Irish step-dancing, group dances, guest performances called by Harold Watson with music by the Old 78s and Pampa Railroad. Performances by the Judy McCafferty School of Irish Dance, Cape Breton danicn by Mim Heinrichs, The Fayettville International Fok Dancers. $4 adults, 12 and under free. 643-2393.
First Night Fayetteville starts at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve around the Square in downtown Fayetteville. Music, theatre, kids events. $10 adults, $5 children, under 6 free. www.firstnightfayetteville.org or 800-514-3849.
The 10th annual Arkansas Polar Bear Society Swim Party at noon New Year’s Day at Frog Bayou Creek Swimming Hole in Rudy. For more information call Bill Long at 888-785-8733.
The OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology is organizing a candlelight vigil, “Black March for 3,000 Soldiers,” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Monday after the announcement of the death of the 3,000th American soldier killed in Iraq. The vigil will take place in the 100 block of South College Avenue in front of the United States Federal Building, across from the old Washington County Courthouse. Please wear black. 973-9049.
STAGE & SCREEN
The Producers at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Jan. 4 and 7, at 8 p.m. Jan. 5-6, and at 2 p.m. Jan. 6-7 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $40-$52. www.waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas Blues Builders will have a Winter Break Jam at 1 p.m. today at 1680 N. Viewpoint Drive in Fayetteville. For musicians under 21 years old; parents welcome. www.ozarkbluessociety.org, www.bluesbuilders.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 521-0611.
Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas Blues Builders will have a Lyric Writing Workshop at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at 1680 N. Viewpoint Drive in Fayetteville. For musicians under 21 years old; parents welcome. www.ozarkbluessociety.org, www.bluesbuilders.org, email@example.com, or 521-0611.
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
World Peace Mediation at 6 a.m. Sunday at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. Kate Guendling will lead John Randolph Prices’ “The World Healing Meditation” Music, chanting, and a light breakfast available with donation. www.unityfay.org or 442-0680.
The Jones Center Community Health and Wellness Center in Springdale offers a variety of free and low cost exercise classes for adults and children, including Water Aerobics Classes for $25 per month. 756-6550.
AUDITIONS, CALL FOR ENTRIES, VOLUNTEERS
Auditions for Grease will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St., in Rogers. www.RogersLittleTheater.com or 631-8988.
Auditions for Aladdin will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 7 at Arts Live Theatre, 1378 N. College in the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center. Ages 8 and up; teenagers encouraged to audition. Production dates are Mar. 9-11. www.artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.
Auditions for Captain Bree and the Lady Pirates of the Caribbean will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 8-9 at Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd St., in Rogers. www.RogersLittleTheater.com or 631-8988.
The Committee for Mardi Gras, Inc., aka the Demented Krewe of Dickson, needs volunteers for the coming Mardi Gras season running Feb. 16-20. The Krewe is also looking for floats. Contact Dixie Rhyne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 846-4794.
Register by Feb. 1 for The Dance Coalition’s So You Think You Know How to Dance competition at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Dickson Theater, 227 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $10. www.dancecoalition.org or 422-6132.
Art Amiss, a community based multimedia art collective, is accepting submissions through Feb. 9. $10 submission fee. Include SASE for return of submissions. Art Amiss, 811 Lindell Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701 or www.artamiss.org.
Arsaga’s Espresso Cafe, 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. 444-6557. Martha Guirl through Sunday.
ddp gallery, 7 E. Mountain St. Fayetteville. 442-0001. www.ddpgallery.com. Group show Small Work 2006 through Jan. 20. Ben Strawn, Benjamin Edwards, Bryan Moats, Duane Garner, Henrik Kam, Kathy P. Thompson, Megan Chapman, Douglass Legg, Tonya Tubbs, Cindy Arsaga, Dede Peters, Adam Posnak.
Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. Paintings by Rachel Tebbetts through Sunday.
Flat Rock Studio, 2002 S. School St. Fayetteville. www.flatrockclay.com or 521-3181. Works by Oklahoma and Arkansas potters and studio clay artists displayed along with featured monthly artists.
Ozark Natural Foods, 1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville. 521-7558. Paintings and drawings by Cate McCoy.
The Perk, 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375. Photos by Ron Levy through Tuesday.
Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org. A Second Glance: Photographs by Don House through Friday. Passionate Observer: Photographs by Euroda Welty, and From Slavery to Freedom: The Issue of Race in Film through Feb. 17.
Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale. 751-5441. www.artscenteroftheozarks.org.
Artful Spaces, 266 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. 582-5554.
Enigma, 15 N. Block Ave., Fayetteville. 587-0304.
Fusion Fine Arts Gallery, 109 N. Main St., Bentonville. 273-9278.
Hampstead Fair Art Works, 423 N. College Ave., Fayetteville. 313-4153.
Heartwood Gallery-An Artists Collective. 428 S. Government St., Fayetteville. 444-0888.
J Gallery, 311 W. Dickson St., Ste.103, Fayetteville. 521-2004.
Julie Wait Designs Art Gallery, 318 S. First St., Rogers. 631-8706. Works by Ron Lutz through Dec. 29.
Mystic Melon, 16 S. West Ave., Fayetteville. 582-9482.
Terra Studios, 12103 Hazel Valley Road. Durham. 643-3314.
Wishing Spring Arts and Crafts Gallery, 8862 W. McNelly Road, Bella Vista. 273-1798. www.villageartclub.org.
Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth and Commerce Streets, Little Rock. www.arkarts.com or (501)372-4000. 34th Annual Toys Designed by Artists Exhibit, and Collectors Show & Sale through Sunday.
Gravette Historical Museum, 503 Charlotte St. SE, Gravette. 787-7334. Early 1900s restored home with displays representing Gravette’s history.
Pea Ridge National Military Park, 15930 U.S. 62, Garfield. 451-8122. Open Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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., US Hwy. 62, Prairie Grove. 846-2990. Civil War battlefield with original buildings.
Rogers Historical Museum, 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. www.rogersarkansas.com/museum. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The Van Winkle Legacy through Feb. All Aboard: Rogers and the Golden Age of Rail through Oct. 2007. That’s Entertainment: From Vaudeville to Cable TV through Jan. 2008.
Shiloh Museum, 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. www.springdaleark.org/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. Works by Hellstern Middles School students, and newly acquired Toys through December. Yours in FLT, Independent Order of Odd Fellow artifacts through March. Serving Our Clients: Rural Relief in 1930s Newton County runs Tuesday through Apr. 26
Siloam Springs Museum, 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., admission is free. Vintage, Antique and Unique Dolls through Feb. 3.
Dr. Garland Landrith, Phd. will lead Learn to Heal Yourself at 10 a.m. Jan. 6 at the Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. $35. www.unityfay.org or 442-0680.
Beyond Words at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Arsaga’s, 1582 Crossover in Fayetteville. www.arsagas.org or 527-0690.
Not Afraid of the Dark with Ballet Austin will be performed at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St., in Fayetteville. Best for ages 2-10. $8-$15. www.waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
An artist’s reception for Robert Reep and Gary Cawood will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., in Springdale. $8-$18 www.artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas Blues Builders will have a Blues Guitar Workshop at 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at 1680 N. Viewpoint Drive in Fayetteville. For musicians under 21 years old; parents welcome. www.ozarkbluessociety.org, www.bluesbuilders.org, email@example.com, or 521-0611.
Omni Center Video Underground will show An Inconvenient Truth at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at United Campus Ministry, 902 W. Maple in Fayetteville. Free. www.northwest-ark.com/vu/ or 442-4600.
Comedian Brian Regan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $36. www.waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
A Martin Luther King Vigil is planned for Jan. 15 at the Peace Fountain on the UA Campus. 575-5007.
Alfreda Robinson will speak at The Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee 11th Annual recommitment banquet at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Fayetteville Town Center. $15-$25. 575-3546 or 527-3610.
Celtic Connections Eureka will celebrate Highland Heritage Jan. 18-21 in Eureka Springs. Music, food and more. www.papermoomattractions.com
Come Paint The Town Red with the American Heart Association at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Fayetteville Town Center. Live Music, auction, food and more. $60. 571-6686.
ONE, the movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 W. Wedington Drive. www.unityfay.org or 442-0680.
Al Green will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $40-$70. www.waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
The Pat Martino Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $16-$25. www.waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
The Sparks Guild presents Tanya Tucker at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Alma Performing Arts Center in Alma. $30-$45. www.almapac.org or 632-2129.
Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas Blues Builders will have a Youth Jam Night at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at 1680 N. Viewpoint Drive in Fayetteville. For musicians under 21 years old; parents welcome. www.ozarkbluessociety.org, www.bluesbuilders.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 521-0611.
Eagle Watch Weekend will take place Jan. 26-28 from Rocky Branch Marina East of Rogers. Reservations and pre-payment required. $7-50-$18. email@example.com, 253-6200, or 800-552-3803.
The North Arkansas Symphony will perform Oscar Night at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $28-$36. www.waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
The 2007 Victory Gala Masquerade benefiting the Rogers Little Theater will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Clarion Inn in Bentonville. Dinner, auction and more. $75 per person, ticket sales start Jan 8. 636-0875.
The Dance Coalition will host the second annual So You Think You Know How to Dance competition at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Dickson Theater, 227 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. $10. www.dancecoalition.org or 422-6132.
Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba will be performed at 8 p.m. Feb. 2-3 and 7-10, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 4 & 11 at the University Theatre at 228 Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville. 575-3946 or 575-4752.
Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2-3 and 9-10, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., in Springdale. $8-$18 www.artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
The Passport to Adventure Travel Film Series will continue with Japan: The 21st Century at 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. Social hour at 1 p.m., $35 for series tickets. Next month: The Real World of Fiji. www.artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
The musical Grease will be performed at 8 p.m. Feb. 9-10, 15-17, and 22-24, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 11, 18, and 25 at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. 2nd Street, in Rogers. Special Valentine’s Day performance. $7.50-$35. www.RogersLittleTheater.com or 631-8988.
Lerner and Lowe’s Camelot will be performed at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Alma Performing Arts Center on the corner of Main and Spring. $20-$30. www.almapac.org or 632-2129.
Cyrano will be performed Feb. 15 through Mar. 4 at TheatreSquared at Nadine Baum Studios at 505 W. Spring Street in Fayetteville. For ages 8 and up. $8-$12. PO Box 4186, Fayetteville, AR 72702. www.theatresquared.org or 443-5600.
Just For Funds, the annual Art Center of the Ozarks ball and auction, celebrates Forty and Fabulous Feb. 24 at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. 751-5441.