Art For Animals, Skate for Animals
Stephanie Conway loves animals. She also loves to take photographs. Conway has come up with an event to help local animals and also showcase her art and the work of some other area artists.
Conway has organized an exhibit that will hang at Jammin’ Java in Town Center Plaza in downtown Fayetteville during the entire month of May. Called Art for Homeless Animals, the exhibit will feature the work of painters Nathan Beatty, Donna Van Renselaar, Tracy Sites, Marcia Donley, Robyn Spencer and David Hurd, photographs by Zachary Miller, Donna Jones Harper, Jen Cole, Chelsya Welinhindra and jewelry by Bea Rivera.
There will be a reception for the artists from 5 to 9 p.m. May 6. Money raised will go to the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, Humane Society of the Ozarks, Spay Arkansas, Rogers Humane Society for Animals and Bella Vista Animal Shelter. The event is free.
There’s also another benefit happening that will help area animals. Spay Arkansas, the organization that is raising funds to build a lowcost spay/neuter facility in NWA, is holding a family event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Starlight Skatium in Fayetteville. Spay Arkansas’ mission is: no more homeless pets. Come to the Skatium to skate or to watch the skaters. Special guests will be some of the members of the Northwest Arkansas Rollergirls,who will be signing autographs.
Food will be available. The cost is $7.
NAMA — Tonight’s the Night
Mayor Lioneld Jordan has declared today as Northwest Arkansas Musicians’ Day to honor the efforts of all local musicians who help make NWA such a vibrant community. Tonight is the night that musicians will come together to be honored at a Grammy-style awards ceremony at the Dickson Theater. Musicians in more than 20 categories will be honored with awards and four local bands, LaFuSo, Wade Ogle and The Mad Spirits, Nate Hancock and The Declaration, and Randall Shreve, will perform. Winners, who were selected by popular vote, will be announced for the first time at the event. Musicians will be arriving by limousine for red carpet interviews and a private party at 6:30 p.m. Doors open to the public at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Northwest Arkansas Free Health and Dental Clinic.
So what do people in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., know? They know that they love them some Dr. Dog. The five-piece understated pop outfit will squeeze in a stop at George’s on Monday night between those two cities. In both of those cities, Dr. Dog is playing to sold-out crowds. In San Francisco, the Philadelphia band has sold out two-nights at the longtime SF mainstay, The Great American Music Hall. After wrapping up dates on the East Coast the band will be headed to Europe. The indie rockers got their start touring with the likes of My Morning Jacket, Wilco and The Raconteurs. The band released a new album, “Shame, Shame,” earlier this month. This is one group that is definitely riding the rocket up. See them now. The next time it may be an arena show.
Rock The Runway
If you love fashion or even if you just enjoy a big production with beautiful clothes, models, music, the latest hair fashions and makeup, The AMP is the place to be on Saturday night. Models will show fashions from local boutiques Lola, Maude, She Said Yes and Walker Brothers, and local designer Leslie Pennel of Esque Clothing. Music will be by Madame Ren Lovely and DJ Sterling and Funkphilosopy. Rock the Runway is a benefit for Rock the Runway for Education Scholarship Fund and the Single Parent Scholarship Fund. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25-$40 at FirstActTickets.com/NWAYP or at Lola in Fayetteville.