Chocolate Lovers Festival, Beer & Brats

All events listed in 8 Days a Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to FFW, 203 N. College Ave., 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.

Special Events
BEER & BRATS CUPID NIGHT: 7-9 p.m. today at Poor Richard’s Art in Rogers. Valentine’s shopping event for men.. 636-0417 or
PHILLIP LEONARD ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Zephyr Blevins Gallery at Rogers Little Theater. or 631-8988.
CHOCOLATE LOVERS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. $6-$12.
VALENTINE’S DINNER AND DANCE: 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Senior Center. Not So Newlywed Game, Italian dinner, dancing with The Chesco River Band. Open to all ages. $6. 571-2920.
DORYLYN THOMAS ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 3-5 p.m. Monday at Arsaga’s on Gregg Avenue in Fayetteville. or 444-6557.
PROJECT PLAYHOUSE: Tuesday through Feb. 21 at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Benefits CASA of Northwest Arkansas. Silent auction and raffle of playhouses. or 725-2213.

Stage & Screen
RABBIT HOLE: 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. $22. or 445-6333.
PEARL’S SIXTH WHITE TRASH WEDDING: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 224 N. East Ave. in Fayetteville. Benefits Arts Live Theatre. Reservations requested. Finger food wedding reception buffet. $17-$20. 571-4879.
KISS ME KATE: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20 and Feb. 26-28, and 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 1 at the Rogers Little Theater. $7.50-$42. Valentine’s Spectacular Feb. 14. or 631-8988.
THE SEAGULL: 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday through Feb. 21, 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 22 at the University Theatre, 228 Fine Arts Center St. in Fayetteville. $14. 575-3946.
A MURDER ANNOUNCED: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $9-$20. or 751-5441.
FOOTLOOSE: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Alma Performing Arts Center, 103 E. Main St. in Alma. $30-$40. or 632-2129.
AVENUE Q: 7 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 22 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $20-$58. Adult audiences. or 443-5600.

WOMEN’S OPEN MIC: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. With Mendy Knott. or 443-2080.
LIFEWRITING: 10 a.m. Monday at the Shiloh Museum. For people interested in writing the stories of their own lives or those of family and friends. or 790-2588.
FOSTER CARE CRISIS IN ARKANSAS: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Featured speakers are Keith Vire of Arkansas Support Network, Pat Page, formerly of the Division of Children and Family; Laura Kellams of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and Lynn Donald Carver of the Arkansas Support Network. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters.443-3682.
THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS AT DEVIL’S DEN: Presented by Tim Scott at noon Wednesday at the Shiloh Museum. or 750-8165.
ADULT WINTER READING FESTIVAL: Through May 2 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Community wide reading of “In Defense of Food.” or 856-7250.
POETLUCK: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs. Bring a dish to share. or 253-7444.

LURIQUE QUINTETTE: 7:30 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
LIONEL LOUEKE: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $15-30. or 443-5600.
ARKANSAS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m.. Saturday at Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Free. 502-4164.
CALEB POND CONDUCTING RECITAL: 7 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.
ARSAGA’S SONGWRITER CIRCLE: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Arsaga’s on Crossover Road in Fayetteville. or 527-0690.
UA TROMBONE ENSEMBLE: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. 575-4701.

ADULT WHEEL: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. 9 weeks, through April 7. $169 plus clay. or 927-2491.
CREATIVE HAND BUILDING: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. 6 weeks, through April 1. $115 plus clay. or 927-2491.
PAINTING WITH CHUCK BLOUIN: 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 19 at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. 6 weeks, through April 6. $110 plus supplies. For ages 16 and older. or 927-2491.
DANCE LESSONS: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. With Jerry Kendrick and Adam Richardson; Salsa, Swing and more. $10. or 409-3772.
SALSA LESSONS: 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Deja Vu, 3404 S.E Macy Road in Bentonville. Free. taught by Arkansas Dance Connection. or 464-9677.
DARKROOM WITH DIANA HAUSAM: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, and the first Tuesday of the month through May, at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. $15; BYO paper and film, chemicals provided. For ages 16 and older. or 927-2491.

Mind, Body, Spirit
BUDDHIST MEDITATION: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 422-6526.
A COURSE IN MIRACLES: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville. or 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. or 587-8920.
STILL MIND MEDITATION AND CHANTING: 9 p.m. Sundays at the School of Metaphysics in Fayetteville. or 527-6804..
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY: 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Jones Center for Families. 601-4984.

VALENTINE’S DAY HIKE: 10 a.m. Saturday with Flip Putthoff. Tanyard Creek Trail in Bella Vista. Two-mile easy rated hike with one moderate climb. or 925-2977.
POLAR BEAR PLUNGE: Registration at 11 a.m., plunge at noon Saturday at Prairie Creek Beach at Beaver Lake. Jump into the lake in a benefit for the Special Olympics Arkansas. Shoes recommended, no wet suits allowed. 422-0026.

Minor Matters
SHAKY BUGS: 10:30 a.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. Ages 6 and younger. Free. or 856-7250.
YOUTHCAN!: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Community Imagination Studio, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. $5 per child. or 442-8585.
BOB THE BUILDER: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $18-32. or 443-5600.
SHAKY BUGS: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Tricycle Theatre, 120 S. Main St. in Bentonville. $5 per family. Ages 6 and younger. or 888-331-3681.
YOUTH WHEEL: Feb. 19 at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. For ages 10 and older; 6 weeks, through April 7. $105 plus clay. or 927-2491.
VEGGIE PRINTS AND ANIMAL COLLAGE: Feb. 19 at NWACCC at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. For ages 5-8. 4 weeks, through March 12. $46. or 927-2491.
TEEN KNITTING GROUP: 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Sarah Jo. Free. or 856-7170.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND JUNIOR AUDITIONS: Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 at Arts Live Theatre, 1378 N. College Ave. in the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center in Fayetteville. Open to ages 7-18. Information at or 521-4932.
YOUTH THEATER CLASSES: At ArtsLive begin Feb. 23. Playmakers 1 (Grades K-1): 4-4:45 p.m. Mondays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Thursdays, or 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays; Playmakers 2 (Grades 2-4): 5-6 p.m. Mondays or 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Laugh Factory! Comedy Improv (Grades 5-7): 6-7 p.m. Mondays; Theatre Production (Grades 5-7): 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays; Professional Development (Grades 6-12): 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Comedy Improv (Grades 8-12): 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Lights Camera, Action!: Television Production (Grades 8-12): noon-1:30 p.m. Saturdays; Theatre Production (Grades 8-12): 1:45-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. or 521-4932.
NAMING CONTEST: through February 28 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Name the big green dragon. Dragon book and photo for winner. or 856-7170.

Auditions, Entries,Call For Volunteers
RUMORS AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Rogers Little Theater. or 631-8988.
THE ODD COUPLE AUDITIONS: 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. 751-5441.
CALL FOR MARDI GRAS FLOATS AND BOOTHS: For the Demented Krewe of Dickson Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 21 in Fayetteville. For information e-mail Dixie at
VOLUNTEERS: To help with the Demented Krewe of Dickson Mardi Gras Parade in Fayetteville on Feb. 21. Lots of fun, free beads, T-shirt and more. Call Patty at 466-7382 or 888-439-8342.
CALL FOR MEDIA MAKERS, SPEAKERS AND VOLUNTEERS: For the Community Media Summit March 27-28 at Community Access TV in Fayetteville. Contact Sky Blaylock, or 444-3433.
ENTRIES FOR BIENNIAL QUILT SHOW: Due Feb 28. Details on the Web. Show is April 3-4., or 925-7001.



Prints by Albrecht Duver are part of an exhibit at

The University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery

ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union on the UA campus, Fayetteville. 575-5255. “Water Works” by Jack Brumbaugh through Friday.
ARSAGA’S: 1582 Crossover Road, Fayetteville. or 527-0690. Paintings by Diane Adams through February.
ARSAGA’S: 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. or 444-6557. Multimedia by Dorylyn Thomas through February.
THE ART GALLERY: 509 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. or 521-1816.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. or 751-5441. Dick “Shim” Szymkowiak, and “Women of the Old Testament” by Ingrid Gipson through Feb. 28.
CENTER FOR ART & EDUCATION: 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren. or 474-7767. “Eclectic!” by Jenny Davis through Feb. 20.
CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 846-0899. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, photography and more.
CORNER GIFT SHOP: 3582 N. Arkansas 112, Fayetteville. 521-2674. Art by more than 30 local artists and craftsmen.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY: 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. or 418-5700. Prints from the collection of Fisk University Galleries Friday through May 3.
DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 442-0001. Sid Sargent retrospective through Feb. 21.
FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 112 W. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607. Works by Andes, Mudrinich, Wiseman, Newman, Yaghoobi, Kent, Glick, McKenzie and Johnston through Saturday.
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.
JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY: 318 S. First St., Rogers. or 631-8706. Photographs by Helen Thomas through Feb. 27.
OZARK GLASSWORKS, GALLERY & SCHOOL: 675 E. Huntsville Road, Fayetteville. 387-6773.
POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. or 636-0417.
RICHLAND NURSERY AND ART GALLERY: Arkansas 23 South, Huntsville. 738-5305.
ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., in Rogers. or 631-8988. Photographs by David Berry Tuesday through March 31. “Off to the Races” by Phillip Leonard through Tuesday.
TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY & COFFEE HOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road, off Arkansas 16E in Durham. or (800) 255-8995. Work by more than 30 artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations. Home of the Original Bluebird of Happiness.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY: Fayetteville. 575-7987. Hank Kaminsky through May. Prints of Albrecht Durer and Rembrandt Van Rijn through March 13.

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. or (501)372-4000. “What Comes After Nothing: Post Minimalists Drawings from the Collection” through March 1. “Edge of the Sublime: Enamels by Jamie Bennett” through Feb. 22.
CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM: 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. or 444-0066.
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. 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.
ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. “Virgil Lovelace and Life on the Farm” through December. “Down a Lazy River: Float Fishing on the White River” through April 18.
SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “Squeaky Clean” the history of hygiene through Jan. 16, 2010.

Coming Soon
EUREKA GRAS MARDI GRAS: Hookers and Jokers Ball Feb. 19. Pub crawl Feb. 24, parade Feb. 21, pancake supper Feb. 24. or 981-9551.
READINGS AND BOOKSIGNINGS: 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. With Grif Stockley, “Ruled by Race: Black/White Relations in Arkansas from Slavery to the Present,” Kathleen Rooney, “ Live Nude Girl: My Life as an Object,” Kyle Minor, “In the Devil’s Territory,” and Miroslav Penkov. or 582-2291.
OVERNIGHT FUN HIKE: Feb. 21-22 with Ozark Highland Trails Association. or 870-861-5536.
OZARK SEED SWAP: Noon Feb. 21 at the Ozark Folk Center Bois D’Arc Conference Center, 1032 Park Ave. in Mountain View. Swapping of heirloom seeds, and creation of a database of local varieties. Free. or 870-269-3851.
MARDI GRAS IN FAYETTEVILLE: The Demented Krewe of Dickson will roll its Fat Saturday family friendly parade with floats, costumes, bead throws and more at 3 p.m. Feb. 21. The parade will start on Dickson Street near the UA campus and travel Dickson Street and Block Street to the downtown square where booths and activities will be set up. The new king and queen will be crowned at 6 p.m. on Mardi Gras Day, Feb. 24 at Jose’s on Dickson Street followed by a Dickson Street Pub Crawl that ends at Zooloo’s.

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