MEMORIAL DAY TROOP TRAIN: Monday from Springdale to Chester. Active military, retired and U.S. veterans ride free. Stops at Ozark Military Museum and Arkansas Air Museum at Drake Field. Farmington Band performs. 800-687-8600.
USO CANTEEN DANCE: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Arkansas Air Museum in Fayetteville. Wear your favorite military uniform or vintage outfit. Benefits the Arkansas Air Museum and the Ozark Military Museum. $45. arkansasmissouri-rr.com or 725-4016.
CHALLENGE FOR SIGHT 5K: 8 a.m. Saturday at Vandergriff Elementary School in Fayetteville. arkansasrunner.com.
KATHY THOMPSON STUDENT ART SHOW: Mixed media art by students from age 6 to 70. 5 to 8 p.m. May 28 at Studio 3, 3 E. Mountain St. in Fayetteville and next door at ddp gallery.
AIRING OF THE QUILTS: 6 p.m. May 28 outside the home of Loneta Blevins, 3302 W. Perry Road in Rogers. Potluck supper. quiltguildnwa.org or 273-7153.
EUREKA SPRINGS MAY ARTS FESTIVAL: All month long in Eureka Springs. Gallery strolls, music and more. Live music in Basin Spring Park Saturdays and Sundays. Eureka Springs Blues Weekend May 28-31. theaud.org, eurekasprings.org or 866-947-4387.
Stage & Screen
MOVIES “STORIES FROM AN INDIAN DESERT” AND “REAL MEN KNIT” at noon Friday at Crystal Bridges at the Massey, 125 W. Central Ave. in Bentonville. Free; bring your lunch. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.
DAN’S PARTY COMEDY IMPROV: 8 p.m. today at Teatro Scarpino, 329 N. West Ave. in Fayetteville. Also on May 28. $5. scarpino.com or 409-3772.
MUCH OF THE LIFE: 6 p.m. Friday at the Pontiac Coffee House in Springdale. Readings by Jarvis Kimbrough and art exhibit and sale by Dwayne Loughridge.
OMNI BOOK FORUM ON PATRIOTISM: 6 p.m. Friday at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Discussion on patriotism, matriotism and nationalism with panelists Edrene McKay, Lisa Corrigan, Larry Woodall and Nancy Saunders. 442-4600.
MILLER WILLIAMS: Reading from his work for the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.
MATT BAIRD READING: 9 p.m. May 28 at Arsaga’s on Gregg Avenue in Fayetteville. arsagas.com or 444-6557.
CHAMBER MUSIC: Mozart, Schubert, Faure with Ronda Mains, Er-Gene Kahng, Anne-Lise Longuemare, at 7:30 p.m. today at UA Fine Arts Concert Hall on the University of Arkansas campus. Free. 575-4701.
DARIUS RUCKER: 6 p.m. Friday at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. With Wade Bowen. $20-$40. arkansasmusicpavilion.com.
SHILOH SACRED HARP SINGERS: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shiloh Museum. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.
RAIN, A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES: 7 p.m. Tuesday through May 28 and May 31, 8 p.m. May 29-30, and 2 p.m. May 30-31 at the Walton Arts Center. $20-$48 waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
QUEENSRYCHE: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $20. arkansasmusicpavilion.com.
JASON D. WILLIAMS: 7 p.m. May 28 in Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. accessfayetteville.org or 444-3471.
SPRING BLUES WEEKEND: May 28-30 in Eureka Springs. With Guitar Shorty, Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Flett Band, Joe Louis Walker, David “Honeyboy” Edwards and others. Kory Montgomery and Hubert Sumlin at The AUD on May 29. EurekaSpringsBlues.com or 888-855-7823.
PICKIN’ IN THE PARK: 6 p.m. Saturdays at Frisco Park in Rogers. Effron White 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. mainstreetrogers.com or 636-8204.
MUSIC IN THE PARK: Noon-6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Basin Springs Park in Eureka Springs. 253-2586.
PARALLEL LINES-GEOMETRY AND ART: 11 a.m. today at Crystal Bridges at the Massey, 125 W. Central Ave. in Bentonville. Free; for adults and teens. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.
NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MOUNTAIN: 7 p.m. today at the Shiloh Museum. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.
OZARK WIRELESS SOCIETY: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.
AMATEUR RADIO KLUB OF ARKANSAS NORTHWEST: 7 p.m. Monday at the American Red Cross facility in Tontitown. arkanhams.org.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at their clubhouse two miles north on Arkansas 43 in Siloam Springs. 918-422-5867.
STROKE AWARENESS: Dr. Marty Hurlbut will discuss how to reduce the risk of stroke at noon Tuesday at Highlands Crossing Community Room in Bella Vista and at noon Wednesday at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. Lunch and program free, but reservations required. 800-734-2024.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE: 7 p.m. May 28 at the Shiloh Museum. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.
SALSA, SWING DANCE LESSONS: 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. With Adam Richardson. $10. scarpino.com or 409-3772.
POTTERY CLASSES: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays at aPotteryStudio, 2002 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. $79-$95 per month. Saturday Workshops. apotterystudio.com or 521-3171.
JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. jonesnet.org or 756-8090, ext. 518.
FAYETTEVILLE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Trinity United Methodist Church. 756-3298.
Mind, Body, Spirit
BUDDHIST MEDITATION: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 422-6526.
DHARMA TALK: 11 a.m. Sundays at Dramis Hardwood Floors, 2275 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. tcia.com or 587-8920.
TEEN KNITTING GROUP: 5-6:30 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Sarah Jo. faylib.org or 856-7170.
FAMILY SATURDAYS: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. For ages 4 and older; $10 per child. nwaccc.org or 927-2491.
CRAFT CLASSES: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturdays in May at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Registration required; for ages 9 and up. $17. email@example.com or 256-8033.
BOY & GIRLS CLUB OF FAYETTEVILLE: after-school and summer programs free or at low cost. fayettevillekids.org or 442-9242.
SUMMER ART CAMPS REGISTERING NOW: at the NWA Community Creative Center, at Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville. nwaccc.org or 927-2491.
SUMMER CAMPS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8 through July 31 at the Walton Arts Center. The Magician’s Art June 8-12, Summer Choral Intensive June 15-19, Creative Drama: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe June 29-July 2, Circus Arts with Sweet Can Productions July 27-31. Ages vary. $75-$299; tuition assistance available. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS REGISTERING NOW: at Arts Live Theatre in Fayetteville. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.
THEATRE SQUARED SUMMER DRAMA ACADEMY: June 22-July 2 at the Walton Arts Center. For grades 5-12. $255-$299. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
Auditions, Volunteers, Entries
“MUSIC MAN” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. June 8-9 at the Rogers Little Theater. Rogers LittleTheater.com or 631-8988.
RECORDING AND MUSIC BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS: Applications due June 15 for ages 16-25. July 19-26 with Eric T. Schabacker. winterwoodstudios.com.
Paintings by Martin Newman are currently on display at Teatro Scarpino
ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. Campus Fashion Exhibit through Sept. 9.
ARSAGA’S: 1582 Crossover Road. Ste. 2, Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 527-0690. Paintings by Adam Campbell through May.
ARSAGA’S: 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 444-6557. Paintings by Cheri Wollenberg’s art students through May.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441. Works by Amanda Solov, and Pottery by Norie Allen through May 30.
CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342 or 846-2738. Contemporary ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography and gifts.
THE COMMON GROUNDS: 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. commongroundsar.com or 442-3515. Works by Jason Hudson, Kori Hudson and Mark Stavely through June 30.
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. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700. “Through the Needle’s Eye” through Aug. 9.
DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. ddpgallery.com or 442-0001. “Then and Now” group show through May.
FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. fayettevilleunderground.com or 422-8607.
FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 112 W. Center St., Fayetteville. FourSquareFineArt.com or 422-8607. Paintings by Timothy Tyler, Robert Andes, Golsa Yaghoobi, MM Kent, Robert Glick, pastels by David Mudrinich, Photography by Kirk Lanier and Illuminated Boxes by Tanya Johnston. “Art of War” through Monday.
HEARTWOOD GALLERY: 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. juliewaitdesigns.com or 631-8706. Pastels by Julie Mayser through June 12.
OZARK NATURAL FOODS: 1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville. 521-7558. Greg Moore through May.
POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417. Works by Maura Miller and Phil Leonard through May.
RICHLAND NURSERY AND ART GALLERY: Arkansas 23 South, Huntsville. 738-5305. Young artists show through May 29.
ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., in Rogers. RogersLittleTheater.com or 631-8988. “Have Easel, Will Travel” Plein Air Paintings by Joanne Hall through June 30.
TEATRO SCARPINO: 329 N. West Ave. in Fayetteville. scarpino.com or 409-3772. Paintings by Holly Harbin and Martin Newman through June.
TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY & COFFEEHOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. 30 artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations. Home of the original Bluebird of Happiness. terrastudios.com or 1-800-255-8995.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY: Fayetteville. 575-7987. Hank Kaminsky through May.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION: 2 E. Center St., Fayetteville. 575-6489. Watercolors by Springdale Centenarian Myrtle Laabs through June.
WALTON ARTS CENTER: 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
ARKANSAS AIR MUSEUM: Drake Field, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville. 521-4947. Aircraft from all eras of aviation history.
CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM: 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. clintonhousemuseum.org or 444-0066.
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.
ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. rogersarkansas.com/museum. “Of Promise and Pain: Life Between the Wars,” “Virgil Lovelace and Life on the Farm,” and “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through December.
SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. springdaleark.org/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “Squeaky Clean” on the history of hygiene through Jan. 16, 2010. “Carry On” featuring baskets, purses, trunks and other artifacts for transport and containment through Sept. 26. “Bridging The Gap” featuring historic bridges in the Arkansas Ozarks through Aug. 8.
SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM: 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011.
“MACHOMER”: 8 p.m. May 29-30 and 2 p.m. May 30-31 at the Walton Arts Center. $25. The Simpson’s meet Shakespeare. For kids. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
JUNE BUG JAM: 3 p.m. May 30 at the Headwaters School in Red Star. Music by Magic Mama, and Opal Fly and Thy Faery Pranksters. Juggling and twirling workshop, Fire-twirling show. Face painting, parade, raffles, food and more. $5, kids 12 and younger free. headwaters-school.org or 665-2882.
“GRANNY’S VICTORY GARDEN, WWII ON THE HOME FRONT”: 3 p.m. May 31 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $8-$16. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
ART OF WINE FESTIVAL: June 4-6 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Winemaker’s Dinner 6 p.m. June 4; Grand Tasting, 7 p.m. June 5; Brunch 11 a.m. June 6; and Premier Tasting 7 p.m. June 6. $50-$150. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
WAKARUSA MUSIC & CAMPING FESTIVAL: June 4-7 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark. wakarusa.com.
NATHAN HAMILTON: 7 p.m. June 4 in Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. accessfayetteville.org or 444-3471.
BARKS, BLUES & BBQ: 3-6 p.m. June 6 at Blowing Springs Park in Bella Vista. OBS’s Bluesbuilder Youth Jam Band, Mr. Rob’s children’s music, gospel with Ocie Fischer, Nathan Aronoqitz & Friends, and a BlueZoo instrument petting zoo. Free. Benefits the Benton County Humane Society and the Ozark Blues Society. ozarkbluessociety.org.
NWA ROLLER GIRLS: ARKANSAS KILLBILLIES VS. KC ROLLER WARRIORS: 7 p.m. June 6 at Roller City in Springdale. $10-$12; children 12 and younger free. nwarollergirls.com or 756-3866.
“GREATER TUNA”: 8 p.m. June 5-6, June 12-13, and June 18-20 and 2 p.m. June 14 and June 21 at the Rogers Little Theater. $7.50-$42. RogersLittleTheater.com or 631-8988.
“DOWN IN LITTLETON”: 8 p.m. June 10-11 at the Dickson Street Theater, 227 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Written by Fayetteville’s Poet Laureate Clayton Scott; directed by Chris Plummer; Music by Kelly & Donna. For ages 16 and older. $10-$15. 414-5116.
MOZART AND BEETHOVEN IN THE GARDEN: 7-8:30 p.m. June 11 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. With the Lyrique Quintette. bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
BAT-O-RAMA: June 12-14 at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. Free. arkansasstateparks.com or 761-3325.
SPENCER’S THEATRE OF ILLUSION: 7 p.m. June 12 and 2 p.m. June 13 at the Walton Arts Center. $18-$25. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
XTERRY TRIATHLON: June 13 in Eureka Springs. eurekaspringsoffroadtriathlon.com.
LEVON HELM BAND: 8 p.m. June 18 at the Walton Arts Center. $45-$125. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
OPERA IN THE OZARKS: June 19-July 17 at Inspiration Point, U.S. 62 West in Eureka Springs. “Manon” by Massenet, “Albert Herring” by Britten, “Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo and “Hansel & Gretel” by Humperdinck. opera.org.
FIREFLY FESTIVAL: June 21 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Musicians, dancers, puppeteers, crafts and more. bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
EUREKA SPRINGS GARDEN TOUR: June 27 in Eureka Springs. 487-7257.
RED, WHITE AND BLOOMS!: 6:30 p.m. July 1 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band. bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
OLD WEST FILM FEST: July 4 at the Shiloh Museum. Classic silent westerns. Free popcorn and lemonade. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.
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, 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.