All events listed in 8 Days a Week are open to the public. To submit a listing, send to Fayetteville Free Weekly, P.O. Box 1607, Fayetteville 72702, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, at least two weeks prior to event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.
FIRST THURSDAY: Today at galleries in Fayetteville. Anniversary and Artists’ Reception for Matthew Depper, Teresa Hall, Anthony TW Meyers and Basil Semour-Davis 5-8 p.m. at the Fayetteville Underground. fayettevilleunderground.com.
GALLERY TALK: 2 p.m., FILM “WESTLAND”: 5 p.m., and DIANA MICHELLE ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 5:30 p.m. today at the Anne Kittrell Art Gallery at the Arkansas Union in Fayetteville. Photographic documentary on life of reclusive Arkansas artist Tim West. Free. uark.edu or 575-5255.
ESSA SPRING FUNDRAISER: 7 p.m. today at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. Re Art-Chair-ity. Food, music, live and silent auctions. 253-5384.
STARR YOUNG ARTIST PIANO COMPETITION: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Awards Ceremony at 7:15 p.m. Friday. Master Class with Pavlina Dokovska, Ryo Yanagitani and Jura Margulis: 7 p.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East St. in Fayetteville. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
NWA DANCE FESTIVAL: Friday and Saturday at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and the Benton County School of the Arts in Rogers. With Desiree Robbins and Katey Weibring. Vendor fair. $8-$12 for performances 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Benton County School of the Arts. Workshops and classes; registration required. Free-$25 each. dancecoalition.com or 422-6132.
FIRST FRIDAY: Friday at galleries in Bentonville. Garry Holstein Artist’s Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the University of Arkansas Student Gallery (sUgAr), 114 Central Ave. in Bentonville. 236-1667. Looking at Our Landscape Reception: 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at Crystal Bridges, 125 W. Central Ave. in Bentonville. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.
NANCY BALLEW ARTIST’S RECEPTION: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Ultra Studios, 118 W. South St. in Fayetteville. The exhibit will continue through April 30. ultrastudios.org or 935-4040.
FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET: The Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville Square opens at 7 a.m. Saturday.
DEVIL’S DEN MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL: Saturday and Sunday at Devil’s Den State Park near West Fork. arkansasstateparks.com or 761-3325.
TRENT TRUMBO MEMORIAL EASTER FEED: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish, 603 N. Leverett in Fayetteville. Home cooked ham, turkey and dressing, sweet potatoes, rolls, desserts and beverages. Free; delivery available for the homebound. mnaugustinefoundation.org or 750-3333.
THE SOUND OF AFRICA: 6 p.m. Saturday at the Union Ballroom in the Arkansas Union at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Showcase of African culture through food, dance, poetry and music. Fundraiser for charitable works in Africa. comp.uark.edu/~african or 966-7776.
“FREE EXPRESSION” ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday in the NWACC Student Center 108 A/B in Bentonville. Viewer discretion advised. artclubnwacc.blogspot.com or 619-4261.
Stage and Screen
“MAURITIUS”: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and April 8-10, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and April 10-11 at TheatreSquared at Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. $10-$22. theatresquared.org or 445-6333.
“SOUTH PACIFIC”: 7 p.m. today and Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $35.50-68.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
OPERA FILM “MARIA STUARDA”: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Next week: “LE PRISE DE TROI” (THE CAPTURE OF TROY). faylib.org or 856-7250.
FILM “EMPIRE OF THE NUDE: THE VICTORIAN NUDE”: 7-9 p.m. Monday, and FILM “DEGENERATE ART”: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the NWACC Student Center 108 A/B in Bentonville. Documentary films on freedom of expression. Discussion to follow. Viewers advised: contains actual and painted scenes of nudity. artclubnwacc.blogspot.com or 619-4261.
PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE FILMS SERIES: “HELLO LOUISIANA”: 2 p.m. April 8 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. Social hour at 1 p.m. $5-$10. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
OMNI’S OPEN MIC FOR PEACE: 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the OMNI Center, 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. With Kelly and Donna of Still on the Hill. omnicenter.org or 582-2291.
JODY’S LIVING ROOM: 8 p.m. Sundays at Lit Lounge, 436 Watson St. in Fayetteville. Open mic for musicians, poets and performance artists. Music by Christopher Parker. Next week: Music by The Rox, free. email@example.com or 501-349-7833.
LIFE WRITERS: 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. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 790-2588.
FAY JONES SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE LECTURES: “Culture/Architecture/People” with architect Craig Dykers: 5:30 p.m. Monday, and “To Maintain and Sustain: The Changing Role of Maintenance in Design and Sustainability” with Nikki Springer: 5:30 p.m. April 12 in Vol Walker Hall at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Free. 575-4704.
BOOK TALK WITH AUTHOR SHANKAR VEDANTAM: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org or 856-7250.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursdays in Fayetteville. For aspiring and experienced authors. With author and teacher, Gabrielle Idlet. $10 per class. firstname.lastname@example.org or 799-4977.
ROBERT KAIN TRUMPET RECITAL: 4:30 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
QUINTELEMENTS WOODWIND QUINTET RECITAL: 7 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
SPRING FLING DANCE: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. With the Bella Vista Big Band and Pamela Nelson. Free dance lesson at 7 p.m. by Dance & Swing. $10. 855-8170.
ALICIA MUELLER VIOLIN RECITAL: 3 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
STUDENT RECITAL: 7 p.m. Monday in the Music Recital Hall, Burns Hall at NWACC in Bentonville. Students of Carolyn Ford, John Garst, Gloria Febro Grilk and David Fountain. Free. 619-4311.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT HONORS RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
SEQUOYAH SONGWRITER’S ROUND CONCERTS: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Hall at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville. With Marshall Mitchell. Free. First Tuesday of each month. Next month: Pat Hall and Friends. mountsequoyah.org or 443-4531.
BOSTON MOUNTAIN BRASSWORKS RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
KENNY LOGGINS: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $45-$75. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Arkansas Union in Fayetteville. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
GUEST ARTIST HEE-KYUNG JUHN PIANO RECITAL: 8 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
SAXOPHONE STUDIO RECITAL: 7 p.m. April 8 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
BEARFOOT: 8 p.m. April 8, and 8 and 10 p.m. April 9 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $16-$26. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. With the Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Committee learn to use print and online resources at the library. Free. faylib.org or 856-7250.
BOOKBINDING BASICS: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Little Mountain Bindery in Fayetteville. Four-week session. With Lesha Shaver. $155. littlemountainbindery.com or 587-0238.
FRIENDS OF HOBBS GUEST SPEAKER SERIES: 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Hobbs State Park Visitor Conservation Area on Arkansas 12 in Rogers. “The Osage Indians in Northwest Arkansas“ with Steve Dunlap. Free. friendsofhobbs.com or 789-5006.
POETRY WORKSHOP: 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays through April 27 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Poetry Slam: 4:30 p.m. April 27. For grades 3-7. Free; registration required. faylib.org or 856-7170.
INKLINGS TEEN WRITING GROUP: 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Springdale Public Library, 1205 W. Maple St. springdalelibrary.org or 750-8180.
EGG DECORATING: 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the Springdale Public Library, 1205 W. Maple St. For kids and families. springdalelibrary.org or 750-8180.
EASTER EGG HUNT: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at War Eagle Mill. wareaglemill.com or 789-5343.
EASTER EGG HUNT: 1 p.m. Sunday at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. Free. 253-9766.
ENTRIES FOR “STUDENT SELECTS: A YOUNG FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE”: due April 9. Four THEA scholarship prizes for graduating seniors. Winning entries posted to AETN website and shown at the Little Rock Film Festival in June. For Arkansas students, K-12. aetn.org/studentselects or 501-682-4190.
FAMILY READING CLUB: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Fayetteville Public Library. For families with children in 5th grade or younger. Through April. faylib.org or 856-7170.
REGISTER FOR SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS: June 14 through Aug. 13 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. Ages, dates, subjects vary. One and two-week classes. $120-$200. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.
Auditions, Call For Volunteers, Entries
“THE GOOD DOCTOR” AUDITIONS: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday for UA student actors and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday for the community at Kimpel Hall on the UA campus in Fayetteville. Students sign up for times; open audition for community. Directed by Jey-Hyeong Sim. email@example.com.
“IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. April 12-13 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.
ENTRIES FOR FAT CAT AWARDS: through April 15 to Community Access Television. For works aired in 2009 through March 1, 2010. $10 per entry. Judges also needed; must NOT be entered to judge. catfayetteville.org or 444-3433.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: to staff a new online and text chat support system for the Arkansas Crisis Center. arcrisis.org.
“SOUTH PACIFIC” AUDITIONS: 7 p.m. June 7-8 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.
NAMA VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed for the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards. Help with organizational work now. 601-4549.
ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. “The Artist” by Diana Michelle through April 23.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441. Annual Northwest Arkansas Senior High Art Competition Monday through April 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. Window decorations by The New School students of artists Christina Mariatti throughout 2010.
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. “Looking at Our Landscape” today through May 31.
DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. ddpgallery.com or 442-0001.
FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. fayettevilleunderground.com or 387-1534. Works by Matthew Depper, Teresa Hall, Anthony TW Meyers, and Basil Semour-Davis today through April.
FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road, Suite 2 in Fayetteville. FourSquareFineArt.com or 422-8607. Works by Timothy C. Tyler, Robert Andes, Golsa Yaghoobi, Robert Glick, Cindy Wiseman, David Mudrinich, MM Kent, Doug Randall, John L Newman, Nichelle Wilson-Parish, Amber Perrodin, Suzanne Countryman, Szilvie Kadas, Hisai Kamamura Yale and Kirk Lanier. “Figurative Beings” by Robert Ross through April 17.
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. Paintings by Phillip Leonard today through May 7.
MULLINS LIBRARY: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. libinfo.uark.edu/info/artexhibit.asp or 575-6702. “Portraits in Color and Light” by Christy Young through April.
NWACC’S BURNS HALL: Bentonville. “History of the Body in Western Art Timeline: An Educational Exhibit” Monday through April 9.
NWACC’S STUDENT CENTER: 108 A/B, Bentonville. “Free Expression”, First Amendment inspired works (viewer discretion advised) by the Art Club today through April 30.
POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417. Glassworks for April.
TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY AND COFFEEHOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. terrastudios.com or 1-800-255-8995. 35 regional artists, 10-acre art park with murals and sculpture installations. Home of the original Bluebird of Happiness.
ULTRA STUDIOS: 118 W. South St., Fayetteville. ultrastudios.org or 935-4040. Recent paintings by Nanci Ballew will open April 2. An opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday. The exhibit will continue through April 30.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS STUDENT GALLERY (sUgAr): 114 Central Ave., Bentonville. 236-1667. Works by Garry Holstein today through April 24.
UFO CONFERENCE: April 9-11 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. ozarkufo.com or 501-354-2558.
SPRING DIVERSITY WEEKEND: April 9-11 in Eureka Springs. diversitypride.com or 253-2555.
BOOKSIGNING AND RECEPTION FOR NORRIS CHURCH MAILER: 7 p.m. April 9 at the New Delhi Café in Eureka Springs. Memoir by small town Arkansas native and widow of Norman Mailer. 253-2525.
SPRINGDALE SLAMFEST: 8 p.m. April 9 at the All Star Sports Arena, 1906 Cambridge St. in Springdale. Traditional Tag-Team Grudge Match Wrestling event with Midnight Gold vs. Brian and Kip James. Also VH1 reality star Matt Riviera vs. Mr. Everybody Know, Shawn Shultz. $10-$30. 813-960-8412.
INTERPRETI VENEZIANI: 8 p.m. April 9 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. An artosphere event. $10-$33. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
“THE MIRACLE WORKER”: 8 p.m. April 9-10 and April 15-17, and 2 p.m. April 11 and April 18 at the Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$42. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.
LAKE FAYETTEVILLE SPRING CLEAN UP: 9 a.m.-noon April 10 at the parking area between the Marina and the Softball fields at Lake Fayetteville in Springdale. Check in at the parking lot at the North end of the dam; elementary and secondary students check in at the Lake Fayetteville Environmental Study Center, 511 Lakeview Drive. Lunch provided; door prizes. BYO gloves, water bottles; wear old shoes and long pants. lfwp.org or 751-1840.
PETTIGREW DAYS: 1- p.m. April 10 at the historic Pettigrew Community Building, 40 miles east of Fayetteville on Arkansas 16. General Stores theme. Local musicians. Benefit supper for building upkeep: 5:30-6:30 p.m.; “From Calico Cloth to Coffin Nails” with Susan Young: 6:30 p.m. springdaleark.org/shiloh or 750-8165.
THROWDOWN IN DOWNTOWN: 7 p.m. April 10 at the Fort Smith Events Center, 12 N. 11th St. in Fort Smith. Traditional Championship Wrestling with Fort Smith’s Jeff Jett vs. The Grim Reaper Big Tom Storm, Tag team grudge match with Midnight Gold vs. Brian and Kip James. Also VH1 reality star Matt Riviera vs. Mr. Everybody Know, Shawn Shultz. $10-$30. sportshog1031.com.
ARKANSAS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: 7:30 p.m. April 10 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $5-$15. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: 8 p.m. April 10 at Hobbs State Park, 20201 East Arkansas 12 in Rogers. Rescheduled from March 13. Next session May 15. friendsofhobbs.com or 789-5000.
“YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN”: 2 and 7 p.m. April 11 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Benefits the Mashburn Scholarship Foundation. mashburnfoundation.org.
ADOPT-A-TRAIL SCULL CREEK CLEANUP: 4-8 p.m. April 13 from Wilson Park, the Sycamore Apartments and the parking lot at Appleby and Gregg Street. Door prizes and food for volunteers 7-8 p.m. at Wilson Park. 444-1755.
FREDERICA VON STADE AND SAMUEL RAMEY: 7 p.m. April 13 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $46-$76. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
HOMEGROWN ORGANIC VEGGIE GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS: 5:30-7 p.m. April 15 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Crossover Road in Fayetteville. With Leigh Wilkerson. $10-$15; free with first-time BGO membership purchase. firstname.lastname@example.org or bgozarks.org/events.
SPRING BOOK SALE FUNDRAISER: 6-8 p.m. April 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 16 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 16 at the Carnegie Public Library Annex, 194 Spring St. in Eureka Springs. eurekalibrary.org or 253-8754.
CARVING IN THE OZARKS: April 16-17 at U.S. 62 East at Rockhouse Road in Eureka Springs. Chainsaw carving and woodcarving. Auction: 4 p.m. April 17 all items auctioned benefiting Carroll County Habitat for Humanity and Eureka High School VICA students. carvingintheozarks.com or 253-2080.
“FOOLS”: 7:30 p.m. April 16-17 and April 23-24, and 3 p.m. April 18 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. Pre-show dinner April 16-17. $9-$20. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
“THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE”: 8 p.m. April 16-17 and April 21-24, and 2 p.m. April 18 and April 25 at University Fine Arts Center in Fayetteville. Directed by Amy Herzberg. $5-$14. uark.edu/~drama/ or 575-4752.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOLA CANTORUM CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. April 21 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $5-$10. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
ARTOSPHERE: April 22 through early May at the Walton Arts Center and other NWA locations. artospherefestival.org.
EARTH DAY: 5-6 p.m. April 22 at the Springdale Public Library, 1205 W. Maple St. Books, crafts and more. For kids. springdalelibrary.org or 750-8180.
“RUNT OF THE LITTER”: 8 p.m. April 23-24 and April 30-May 1, 7 p.m. April 27-29, and 2 p.m. April 24-25 and May 1-2 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. With former Houston Oiler Bo Eason. $29. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MUSIC AWARDS: 8 p.m. April 29 at the Dickson Theater. Now in the 15th year. Honoring all Northwest Arkansas Musicians in an awards event. Performances by Wade Ogle and Black Elk, LaFuSo, Randall Shreve and Nate Hancock and The Declaration. www.namaawards.com.
HISPANIC WOMEN ORGANIZATION OF ARKANSAS: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30 at the Jones Center in Springdale. With Keynote speaker National Council of La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguia. 751-9494.
“THE SECRET GARDEN”: 8 p.m. April 30-May 1 and May 6-8, and 2 p.m. May 2 and May 9 at the Rogers Little Theater. Mother’s Day Special May 9. $9.50-$42. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.
“GREASE”: 7 p.m. May 4-6 and May 9, 8 p.m. May 7-8, and 2 p.m. May 8-9 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $35.50-$68.50. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
SPRING ANTIQUES AND CRAFT FAIR: May 7-9 at War Eagle Mill in Rogers. wareaglemill.com or 789-5343; turpentinecreek.org or 253-3790.
CHILI COOK-OFF: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 7 at restaurants and taverns in Eureka Springs. 981-9551.