Special Events

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. or 725-4016.

CHALLENGE FOR SIGHT 5K: 8 a.m. Saturday at Vandergriff Elementary School in Fayetteville.

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. 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., 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. 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. 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. 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.

SHILOH SACRED HARP SINGERS: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shiloh Museum. 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 or 443-5600.

QUEENSRYCHE: 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Arkansas Music Pavilion at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $20.

JASON D. WILLIAMS: 7 p.m. May 28 in Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. 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. 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. 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. or 418-5700.

NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MOUNTAIN: 7 p.m. today at the Shiloh Museum. or 750-8165.

OZARK WIRELESS SOCIETY: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. or 750-8165.

AMATEUR RADIO KLUB OF ARKANSAS NORTHWEST: 7 p.m. Monday at the American Red Cross facility in Tontitown.

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. or 750-8165.

SALSA, SWING DANCE LESSONS: 8:30 p.m. Fridays at Teatro Scarpino in Fayetteville. With Adam Richardson. $10. 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. or 521-3171.

JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. 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. or 587-8920.


Minor Matters

TEEN KNITTING GROUP: 5-6:30 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Sarah Jo. 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. 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. or 256-8033.

BOY & GIRLS CLUB OF FAYETTEVILLE: after-school and summer programs free or at low cost. or 442-9242.

SUMMER ART CAMPS REGISTERING NOW: at the NWA Community Creative Center, at Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St. in Fayetteville. 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. or 443-5600.

SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS REGISTERING NOW: at Arts Live Theatre in Fayetteville. or 521-4932.

THEATRE SQUARED SUMMER DRAMA ACADEMY: June 22-July 2 at the Walton Arts Center. For grades 5-12. $255-$299. or 443-5600.


Auditions, Volunteers, Entries

“MUSIC MAN” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. June 8-9 at the Rogers Little Theater. Rogers or 631-8988.

RECORDING AND MUSIC BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS: Applications due June 15 for ages 16-25. July 19-26 with Eric T. Schabacker.


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. or 527-0690. Paintings by Adam Campbell through May.

ARSAGA’S: 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. or 444-6557. Paintings by Cheri Wollenberg’s art students through May.

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. 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. 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. or 418-5700. “Through the Needle’s Eye” through Aug. 9.

DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. or 442-0001. “Then and Now” group show through May.

FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. or 422-8607.

FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 112 W. Center St., Fayetteville. 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. 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. 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. or 631-8988. “Have Easel, Will Travel” Plein Air Paintings by Joanne Hall through June 30.

TEATRO SCARPINO: 329 N. West Ave. in Fayetteville. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. “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. 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.


Coming Soon

“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. 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. 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. 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. or 443-5600.

WAKARUSA MUSIC & CAMPING FESTIVAL: June 4-7 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark.

NATHAN HAMILTON: 7 p.m. June 4 in Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. 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.

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. 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. 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. or 750-2620.

BAT-O-RAMA: June 12-14 at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. Free. 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. or 443-5600.

XTERRY TRIATHLON: June 13 in Eureka Springs.

LEVON HELM BAND: 8 p.m. June 18 at the Walton Arts Center. $45-$125. 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.

FIREFLY FESTIVAL: June 21 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Musicians, dancers, puppeteers, crafts and more. 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. or 750-2620.

OLD WEST FILM FEST: July 4 at the Shiloh Museum. Classic silent westerns. Free popcorn and lemonade. 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.

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