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 the event. Submissions are printed as space allows. Photographs and art are also considered.
HUNTSVILLE IPRA RODEO: Friday and Saturday at Sky High Arena in Huntsville. 738-2840. A.G. RUSSELL KNIFE EVENT: 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers. knifeevent.com or 631-0055. NORA RUTH HALL AND JEFFREY HOLCOMB ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Center for Art and Education, 104 N. 13th St. in Van Buren. art-ed.org or 474-7767. TONTITOWN GRAPE FESTIVAL: Tuesday through Aug. 7 in Tontitown. Grape stomp, carnival rides, live entertainment. Spaghetti dinners $5-$10. 927-2295. FIRST THURSDAY: 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at galleries in downtown Fayetteville. Christian Demare, Karan Freeman, Gregory Moore and Shift Gallery of Seattle exchange exhibit Artist’s Reception at the Fayetteville Underground. fayettevilleunderground.com. firstthursdayfayetteville.com. 521-5776.
Stage and Screen
FLIX FOR TEENS: “CLASH OF THE TITANS:” 5:30 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org or 856-7170. DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:” 7 p.m. today, Sunday through Aug. 5 and Aug. 8; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Aug. 6-7; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Aug. 7-8 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $39-$59. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600. BOAR’S HEAD PLAYERS PRESENT “MURDER AND THE ENGLISH GENTLEMAN: A COMEDY:” 8 p.m. today through Saturday at the Nadine Baum Learning Center and the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. New play by Adam E. Douglas; Estaban Arevalo Ibanez directing. Free-$10. 575-4752. FRIDAY MORNING MOVIES: “FLUSHED AWAY:” 10 a.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Next week: “SURF’S UP.” faylib.org. 856-7170. RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S “SOUTH PACIFIC:” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-7 and Aug. 12-14 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15 at the Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$42. RogersLittleTheater.org. 631-8988. DIVE-IN MOVIE: “MADAGASCAR 2: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA:” dusk Friday at the Wilson Park Pool. Free. accessfayetteville.org. 444-3471. MERRI BIECHLER’S “BOMBS, BABES AND BINGO:” 8 p.m. Aug. 5-8 at Arkansas Artist’s Laboratory Theatre, 2183 Suite 1 N. College Ave., just behind Foghorn’s in Fayetteville. $10. artslabtheatre.com.
“SLEEP MY CHILD” WITH AUTHOR EYVONNA RAINS: Saturday at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com. 443-2080. BOOKTALK@NIGHT “PROVENANCE: HOW A CON MAN AND A FORGER REWROTE THE HISTORY OF MODERN ART” BY LANEY SALISBURY: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org. 571-2222. CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays in Fayetteville. For aspiring and experienced authors. With author and teacher, Gabrielle Idlet. $10 per class. email@example.com. 799-4977. ARKANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP: 6:30 p.m. two Mondays a month in Fayetteville. Free. Actors, directors and walk-ins welcome. Dates and locations vary. firstname.lastname@example.org. 445-6333.
GULLEY PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: BEN MILLER BAND: 7 p.m. today at Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. Parking in the lot off Old Wire Road is now reserved, $150 per space. Also FULL HOUSE: Aug. 12. accessfayetteville.org. 575-8328. LEE ANN WOMACK: 8 p.m. Friday at The Venue at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. Rain or shine event. $15-$50. protix.com. 888-396-7876. SEQUOYAH SONGWRITER’S ROUND CONCERTS: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Hall at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville. With Bayard Blain. Free. First Tuesday of each month. Next month: Effron White. mountsequoyah.org. 443-4531.
FINDERS KEEPERS: 1 p.m. Friday at the Rogers Historical Museum Annex, 120 W. Poplar St. in Rogers. Antique show and tell; no appraisals. Free. rogersarkansas.com/museum. 621-1154. LIVING HISTORY WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Museum in Springdale. Learn about research, character development, presentations and working with the public. $15, includes lunch. springdalear.gov/shiloh. 750-8165. FAYETTEVILLE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Mount Comfort Presbyterian Church Hall. First 30-minutes devoted to teaching/learning. $3; first time free. 283-9947. ADULT ART CLASSES: Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. Clay, painting, dance and more. Dates, times and mediums vary. $75-$89. nwaccc.org. 200-0663. JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. jonesnet.org. 756-8090 ext. 518. MORE FOR YOUR MONDAYS TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS: 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Community Access Television in Fayetteville. Technological problems demystified; subject matter directed by attendees. Free; no registration needed. No class on fifth Mondays. 444-3433. FAYETTEVILLE HORSESHOE PITCHING: late afternoon until dark Mondays at the Walker Park horseshoe pits in Fayetteville. $8-$16 membership per year. Fayetteville tournament: Aug. 14. arkansashorseshoepitching.com. 871-4948. DANCE LESSONS: Intermediate Plus Line Dance: 6 to 7 p.m., Beginner Line Dancing: 7 to 8 p.m., and Beginner Couples: 8 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at Country Dance Club, 1400 S. Young St. in Springdale. Two-step, double two-step, waltz, cha-cha and more. Family friendly, nonsmoking. $5 per person. countrydanceclub.org. 751-9845.
Mind, Body, Spirit
ME AND MY SHADOW: Friday and Saturday at Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center in Fayetteville. Self-awareness workshop with Amy Eversole and Joy Caffrey. Registration required. $30-$125. joymatters.com. 442-7013. WATER EXERCISE CLASSES: 9 to 9:50 a.m., 10 to 10:50 a.m. and 11 to 11:50 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Jones Center. $25 per month. Water Movement, Arthritis Aqua and Fibro Fit. The Jones Center in Springdale has indoor and outdoor walking tracks and trails, and the Fitness Center has weights and equipment for use, all for free. email@example.com. 756-8090 ext. 3518. SPIRITUAL LIVING STUDY GROUP: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ozark Research Institute, 221 S. Locust Ave. in Fayetteville. anewdawnspirituallivingcenter.bbnow.org. 200-6319. COURSE IN MIRACLES: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 442-0680. BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 422-6526. FAYETTEVILLE QUAKERS: 9 to 10:15 a.m. Sundays and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the United Campus Ministries Building, 902 W. Maple St. in Fayetteville. fayettevillefriends.org. 888-909-1110. DHARMA TALK: 11 a.m. Sundays at Dramis Hardwood Floors, 2275 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. artibet.net. 587-8920.
BEAVER LAKE CRUISES: 9 a.m. today, Sunday, Aug. 5 and Aug. 8 and 6 p.m. Aug. 12 from Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Reservation and prepayment required. $5-$10. 789-5000. INTRO TO KAYAKING: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Kayaks, paddles and lifejackets provided. For ages 16 and older. Registration and prepayment required. $50; BYO sunscreen, sack lunch and dress appropriately for the weather. 789-5000. ADULT SOFTBALL REGISTRATION: through Aug. 6 with Fayetteville Parks and Rec. First 96 paid teams fill the league. accessfayetteville.org. 718-7681. ADULT KICKBALL: through Aug. 26 at Walker Park in Fayetteville. Games are 6 to 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Chill Out recreational league or Game On competitive league. accessfayetteville.org. 575-8330. FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Nov. 20 on the Fayetteville square. Music by Tiffany Christopher this Saturday. FARMINGTON FARMERS’ MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in downtown Farmington. FayettevilleFarmersMarket.org. 236-2910.
CARTOONING: UNDERWATER WORLD: 2 to 3:30 p.m. today for fourth through fifth grades at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org. 856-7170. SILENT LIBRARY FPL: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Based on MTV’s popular game show; perform challenges, win prizes. For teens. faylib.org. 856-7170. FUN AFTER 5: CHALK FEST: 5 to 7 p.m. today and Thursdays through Aug. 12 at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. Aug. 5: UNDER THE BIG TOP: Aug. 12: MINUTE TO WIN IT: For kids and families. 244-5074. BOOK BUDDY BUNCH: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays through July at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. With the 7-Up volunteers. faylib.org. 856-7170. RECYCLE ART: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. Family event. faylib.org. 856-7170. DOUBLEPLAY: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Family music event. faylib.org. 856-7170. PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOR: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For kindergarten through second grade. Registration required. faylib.org. 856-7170. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CARDBOARD BOAT RACES: Saturday at Sandy Beach in Heber Springs. For adults and kids. heber-springs.com. 501-362-2444. HISTORICAL DANCE SOCIETY: 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org. 856-7170. TADPOLES TEA PARTY: 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org. 856-7170. HIJINKS ON THE HIGH SEAS: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For elementary age kids. faylib.org. 856-7170. GUERILLA THEATRE SUMMER CAMP: Aug. 9-13 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. With Jason Suel. For grades eight through 12. $150. ArtsLiveTheatre.com. 521-4932. SUMMER ART CLASSES: 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. through Aug. 13 at Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. Clay, drawing, multimedia, creative play costuming and more. Dates and ages vary by class. For kids ages 5 and older. $80 per class; $25 to include lunch break. nwaccc.org. 200-0663.
BRAIN GAMES: 11 a.m. noon Tuesday at the Springdale Senior Center at 203 Park St. 751-3043. LIFT WITH FRANCES: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; WII BOWLING LEAGUE: 10 a.m. Tuesdays; USE IT OR LOSE IT WITH JIMMY CULP: 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; TAI CHI: 10 a.m. Fridays; LINE DANCING and ACRYLIC PAINTS: 10 a.m. Tuesdays; BRAIN AEROBICS: 10 a.m. Wednesdays; CANASTA: 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays; BINGO: 10 a.m. Thursdays; MAHJONG: 12:30 p.m. Thursdays; BRIDGE: 12:30 p.m. Fridays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920. BALANCED BODIES: 9 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Fridays; STRETCH AND FLEX: 9 to 9:50 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Jones Center in Springdale. Free. The Jones Center in Springdale has indoor and outdoor walking tracks and trails, and the Fitness Center has weights and equipment for use, all for free. thejonescenter.org. 756-8090.
Auditions, Call For Volunteers, Entries
CALL FOR ACTORS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at MDA Center Casting Studios at the NWA Mall. Males, females, children and extras. Please bring resume and pictures on CD. Films shoot is weekend of Aug. 21. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: to read certain books on the Middle East and the Afghan war, and U.S. Presidential Power, and then participate in an OMNI panel discussions. “The American Way of War: How Bush’s War Became Obama’s” by Tom Engelhardt, “In the Graveyards of Empires” by Seth Jones, “A Woman Among War Lords” by Malalai Joya, “Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer” by David Wildman and Phyllis Bennis; “Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century“ by Kenneth Osgood and Andrew Frank, “BOMB POWER: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State“ by Gary Wills. Contact Dick Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: for Secchi Day Aug. 21 from the Prairie Creek boat ramp on Beaver Lake. Water quality sampling and educational events. Registration required. bwdh20.org. CALL FOR ENTRIES: for Ozark Quilt Fair Sept. 11 at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. $10 for exhibitors. New and antique quilts for show and sale. Cash prizes for Viewers Choice awards. springdalear.gov/shiloh. 750-8165. CALL FOR ENTRIES: for World Cheese Dip Championship. Compete in amateur or professional categories in the first ever cheese dip championship Oct. 9 at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. Register online at cheesedip.net. CALL FOR ARTISTS: for a street side art walk program to take place during First Thursday on the Fayetteville square. Applications due the 20th of the month through November. Artists must be available to show and present their works from 5 to 8 p.m. for the entire First Thursday event. FirstThursdayFayetteville.com/apply. 521-5776. CALL FOR SCREENPLAY ENTRIES: due Dec. 15 for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest Screenwriting Competition. For writers who have not yet had a work produced or optioned. $20. ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org. 870-251-1189. CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES: due Jan. 1 for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, AR 72550. Filmmakers age 18 and younger, please submit works to T Tauri Youth Film Festival, ttauri.org. Several genres and specifications. $10 entry fee. ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org. 870-251-1189.
ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255. ARSAGA’S: 1582 Crossover Road Suite 2, Fayetteville. arsagas.org. 527-0690. ARSAGA’S: 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. arsagas.org. 444-6557. ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org. 751-5441. BENTONVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: 104 E. Central St. on the square in Bentonville. 271-9153. BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE OZARKS: 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. bgozarks.org. 750-2620. CENTER FOR ART AND EDUCATION: 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren. art-ed.org. 474-7767. Works by Nora Ruth Hall and Jeffery Holcomb through Aug. 27. CITIZENS BANK GALLERY: 116 E. Buchanan St., Prairie Grove. 790-0342 or 846-2738. Ceramics, sculpture, paintings, prints, photography and gifts. THE COMMON GROUNDS: 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. commongroundsar.com. 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. Works by more than 30 local artists and craftsmen. CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY: 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. massey.crystalbridges.org. 418-5700. “Transforming Tradition: The Pottery of Mata Ortiz” through Aug. 29. DDP GALLERY: 7 E. Mountain St., Fayetteville. ddpgallery.com. 442-0001. FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. faylib.org. 856-7105. FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. FayettevilleUnderground.com. 387-1534. Works by Christian Demare, Karan Freeman, Gregory Moore and Shift Gallery of Seattle exchange throughout August. “A Place to Drown” by Institute Du Loop, “The Super Cute Show” by Kelly Price-Colston, ceramic works by Gailen Hudson and “Poor Traits & Land Scapegoats” by Matthew Lyman through July. FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road Suite 2 in Fayetteville. FourSquareFineArt.com. 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. HEARTWOOD GALLERY: 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. JAMMIN JAVA: 21 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville, 443-2233. JULIE WAIT DESIGNS ART GALLERY: 318 S. First St., Rogers. JulieWaitDesigns.com. 631-8706. Paintings by Karrie Evenson through Aug. 13. LONG GALLERY: Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Architecture.uark.edu. 575-4704. MAYAPPLE: 546 W. Center St., Fayetteville. 206-715-3271. MULLINS LIBRARY: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. libinfo.uark.edu/info/art exhibit.asp. 575-6702. OZARK FOLKWAYS: 22733 N. U.S. 71, Winslow. OzarkFolkways.org. 634-3791. Works by Rebecca Buchanan through July. THE PERK: 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375. Photography by Sarah Tomlin through July. POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. PoorRichardsArt.com. 636-0417. Watercolors by Zeek Taylor through July. ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., Rogers. RogersLittleTheater.org. 631-8988. TEATRO SCARPINO: 329 N. West Ave., Fayetteville. scarpino.com. 409-3772. TERRA STUDIOS, MUSE GALLERY AND COFFEEHOUSE: 12103 Hazel Valley Road in Durham. terrastudios.com. 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. 935-4040. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY: Fayetteville. 575-7987. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS GLOBAL CAMPUS CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION: 2 E. Center St., Fayetteville. 575-6489. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS STUDENT GALLERY (sUgAR): 114 Central Ave., Bentonville. 236-1667. WALTON ARTS CENTER: 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600. WHITE LOTUS SALON: 4750 E. Mission Blvd., Fayetteville. 582-4806.
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. ArkArts.com. 501-372-4000. “The Miniature Worlds of Bruce Metcalf” through Aug. 22. Inaugural Show of V.I.T.A.L. Artist Collective through Aug. 8. CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM: 930 California Drive, Fayetteville. ClintonHouseMuseum.org. 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. 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. PRICE TOWER ARTS CENTER: 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, Okla. PriceTower.org. 877-424-2424. ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 322 S. Second St., Rogers. 621-1154. rogersarkansas.com/museum. “Rogers Auto-Biography: An Automotive History of Rogers” through 2011. SHILOH MUSEUM: 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. 750-8165. springdalear.gov/shiloh. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “All Dressed Up,” on clothing finery, through Jan. 22, 2011. “Answering the Call,” the history of the Springdale Fire Department, through Sept. 18. “Carl Smith’s Fayetteville,” images from the 1910s through 1950s, through Aug. 21. SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM: 112 N. Maxwell St. 524-4011. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE: 1564 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fayetteville. cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/BYS/BYS.htm. 575-3875. “Backyard Science” through September.
INNER HERMIT: Aug. 6-8 at the Little Portion Retreat Center in Eureka Springs. With John Michael Talbot. littleportion.org. 253-7370. YARDS & YARDS OF YARD SALES: Aug. 6-7 in Eureka Springs. eurekaspringschamber.com or 800-6EUREKA. SUMMER DIVERSITY WEEKEND: Aug. 6-7 in Eureka Springs. diversitypride.com. 253-2555. DIABETES HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at the NWA Convention Center in Springdale. Information in English and Spanish. Free screenings. Nutrition and fitness demos, medical consultations and more. diabetes.org/nwaexpo. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 7 at the Daisy Events Center in Rogers. Mixed martial arts event. $20 for entrants; free for spectators. bbbsnwa.org. 372-2235. DUTCH OVEN WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. Aug. 7 at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Registration and prepayment required. $30, includes workshop, lunch and Dutch Oven 101 cookbook. 789-5000. “THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: MOTHS IN THE OZARKS:” 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Shiloh Museum in Springdale. With Lori Spencer. Includes kids craft activity. springdalear.gov/shiloh. 750-8165. HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION: 6 p.m. Aug. 8 in Fayetteville. Procession from Arkansas Avenue and Lafayette Street to the Fulbright Peace Fountain on the UA campus. With Karen Takemoto and the Kaminskys. Live music with Still on the Hill, Amy Edie, Don Matt & Scott Thompson and Steve & the Recliners. omnicenter.org. 973-9049. FLOAT AWAY TO DREAMLAND PAJAMA STORY TIME: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org. 856-7170. BILL CLINTON LUNCHEON SPEECH: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale. Benefits Economics Arkansas. $100, tickets available at Arvest Banks. DAYTIME LOCK IN: 11 am to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For kindergarten through second grade. Registration required. $10. faylib.org. 856-7170. LUKE, THE GOSPEL OF AMAZEMENT: Aug. 13-15 at the Little Portion Retreat Center in Eureka Springs. With Michael Card. littleportion.org. 253-7370. “THE SURE POP OIL WELL SCANDAL” MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND: Aug. 13-14 at the Crescent Cottage Inn and the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast in Eureka Springs. $399-$539. 1881crescentcottageinn.com or 800-223-3246; BridgefordHouse.com or 888-567-2422. ASTRONOMY CRUISE: 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 13 from Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Reservation and prepayment required. $50, includes Galileo scope for you to assemble and keep. $10 for additional boat seats; kids younger than 6 are free. 789-5000. GARY ALLAN: 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $20-$100. amptickets.com. KUAF SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES: The Frank Vignola Hot Club Trio: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall in Fayetteville. $12-$15. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600. BLAKE SHELTON: 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Venue at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. Rain or shine event. $15-$50. DownstreamCasino.com. 888-396-7876. OVERNIGHT LOCK IN: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13 to 8 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For third through fifth grades. Registration required. $20. faylib.org. 856-7170. SUMMER BOOK SALE: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 16 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Carnegie Public Library in Eureka Springs. 253-8754. MANUFACTURING CHALLENGE SEMINAR: “DRIVE DOWN ENERGY COSTS AND INCREASE PROFITS:” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Clarion Inn in Fayetteville. $25, includes lunch. arkansas-quality.org. 501-372-2222. FAMILY BLUEGRASS WEEKEND: Aug. 19-22 at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. Free. eurekaspringschamber.com. ELI YOUNG BAND & COREY SMITH: 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $15-$75. amptickets.com. “BRINGING NATURE HOME: HOW TO SUSTAIN WILDLIFE IN YOUR BACK YARD” AUTHOR DR. DOUGLAS TALLAMY: 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the UA Continuing Ed in Fayetteville. $10-$15. 521-0934. SECCHI DAY: Aug. 21 on Beaver Lake. Water quality monitoring. Hands on activities and games, boat tours, live music and more. Build-a-rain barrel workshops require registration and payment, $45. Most events free. bwdh2o.org. TASTE OF THE INNS: 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at 12 different bed and breakfasts in Eureka Springs. Two appetizers, a ‘mock’tail and tour at each inn. Self-guided tour. $25. allianceofbetterbandbs.com/eureka-springs-taste-of-the-inns.htm. 800-494-4921. TRI TO REMEMBER: Aug. 21 in Bella Vista. 500 meter swim, 15 mile bike, 5K run. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Association of NWA. TriToRemember.com. 200-3088. TEA TALK AND TASTING: 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 at Trailside Cafe & Tea Room, 546 W. Center St. in Fayetteville. British Empire and Tea with Red Teas iced Assam Mangalam Estate and Darjeeling Coomtee Estate. Free; Registration required. Next month: Properties of Tea: Chemistry, Human Health with Green Teas Yunnan Silver Tips and Sencha Extra Fine; Sept. 18. TrailSideTea.com. 966-4945. VW WEEKEND: Aug. 27-29 at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. nwavwa.com. 253-9768. ARTS LIVE THEATRE ALTY AWARDS: Aug. 27 at the UARK Ballroom in Fayetteville. $10. artslivetheatre.com. 521-4932. OZARK NATURE CONNECTION SERIES: Art of Wandering: Knowing Your Plants and Finding Your Way: 4 p.m. Aug. 27 to 2 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Ozark Plateau National Wildlife Refuge at the Mary and Murray Looney Education and Research Center in Colcord, Okla. Seven-part series, one weekend a month through December. Ecological Indicators: Reading the Ecological Landscape: Sept. 24-26; Art of Mentoring: Wisdom of Our Ancestors: October; Earth Living Skills: Surviving with Style: Nov. 26-28; Beyond Birding: Messengers of the Wilderness: Dec. 17-19. Registration required. $95-$595, includes food and camping. OzarkTrackers.org. “SECRETS OF THE ZONA ROSA” WITH AUTHOR ROSEMARY DANIELS: Aug. 27 at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com. 443-2080. FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: dusk Aug. 27 in Lewis Soccer Fields in Fayetteville. Free. accessfayetteville.org. 444-3471. WOMEN’S BICYCLE REPAIR WORKSHOP: 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at Bike City Recyclery in Fayetteville. Monthly DIY workshop for women who would like to learn bicycle repair or maintenance. Free, donations accepted. BikeCityRecyclery.org. 521-2020. BLUE MAN GROUP: 7 p.m. Sept. 2, Sept. 5 and Sept. 9; 8 p.m. Sept. 3 and Sept. 10-11; and 2 p.m. Sept. 5 and Sept. 11 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Best for ages 8 and older. $46-$69. WaltonArtsCenter.com. 443-5600. STS9: 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $23. amptickets.com. CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED: 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $25. amptickets.com. ALFRED HITCHCOCK‘S “THE 39 STEPS:” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3-4, Sept. 9-11 and Sept. 16-18 and 2 p.m. Sept. 4-5, Sept. 11-12 and Sept. 18-19 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. For all ages. $10-$28. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600. HEART: 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at The Venue at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. Rain or shine event. $20-$60. downstreamcasino.com. 888-396-7876. SEQUOYAH SONGWRITER’S ROUND CONCERTS: 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Parker Hall at Mount Sequoyah Conference Center in Fayetteville. With Effron White. Free. First Tuesday of each month. Next month: Reese Neal. mountsequoyah.org. 443-4531. WOODCARVERS JAMBOREE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10-11 at the Pine Village Shopping Center in Eureka Springs. Free. 918-251-8734. OZARK QUILT FAIR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. springdalear.gov/shiloh. 750-8165. ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: 6:45 p.m. Sept. 11 at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Arkansas 12 in Rogers. Next session: 4:15 p.m. Nov. 27. friendsofhobbs.com. 789-5006. SUSAN WERNER: 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $16-$30. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600. MEALS ON WHEEL POKER RUN: Sept. 18 in Northwest Arkansas. Benefits Springdale and Fayetteville Meals on Wheels. 751-1521. TEQUILA TASTING: 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. With Ambassador Jennifer Muenzenmayer. $75. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600. BLUES LEGEND B.B. KING: 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Tickets go on sale July 14. $58-$100. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600. FALL ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 24-25, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 in Eureka Springs. Artist demonstrations, works for sale, Free self-guided tour. eurekaspringsstudiotour.com. CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER — GREAT QUINTETS: 8 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10-$25. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600. TIERNEY SUTTON BAND: 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $16-$30. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600. WORLD CHEESE DIP CHAMPIONSHIP: Oct. 9 at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. cheesedip.net. “OMARA PORTUONDO: 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10-$25. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600. STEP OUT 5K WALK/RUN and TOUR DE CURE BIKE RIDE: Oct. 16 at the Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. diabetes.org/nwastepout. diabetes.org/nwatour. “GIGGLE, GIGGLE QUACK:” 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. For all ages. $9-$17. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600. “THE COLOR PURPLE:” 7 p.m. Oct. 19-21 and Oct. 24; 8 p.m. Oct. 22-23; and 2 p.m. Oct. 23-24 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $39-$73. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600. “URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL:” 8 p.m. Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 27-30 and 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31 at the University Theater in Fayetteville. Free-$14. uark.edu/~drama. 575-4752. ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN IN THE FIELDS WITH JONATHAN BLISS: 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $39-$55. waltonartscenter.org. 443-5600.