Grape Festival, First Thursday, Grappling Tournament
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.
TONTITOWN GRAPE FESTIVAL: through Saturday in Tontitown. Grape stomp, carnival rides, live entertainment. Spaghetti dinners $5-$10. 927-2295.
FIRST THURSDAY: 5 to 8 p.m. today 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. Tiffany Christopher performs at Sound Warehouse. FayettevilleUnderground.com. FirstThursdayFayetteville.com or 521-5776.
YARDS & YARDS OF YARD SALES: Friday through Saturday all round Eureka Springs. EurekaSpringsChamber.com or 800-6EUREKA.
SUMMER DIVERSITY WEEKEND: Friday through Saturday in Eureka Springs. DiversityPride.com or 253-2555.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Daisy Events Center in Rogers. Mixed martial arts event. $20 for entrants; free for spectators. bbbsnwa.org or 372-2235.
HIROSHIMA-NAGASAKI COMMEMORATION: 6 p.m. Sunday 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, Steve & the Recliners. omnicenter.org or 973-9049.
BILL CLINTON LUNCHEON SPEECH: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale. Benefits Economics Arkansas. $100; tickets available at Arvest Banks.
OMNI CENTER VEGETARIAN POTLUCK: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the OMNI Center Building, 3274 N. Lee St. in Fayetteville. Also every second Wednesday. Bring a dish to share and discuss how dietary choice impacts peace, justice and ecology. omnicenter.org or email@example.com.
Stage and Screen
DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST:” 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. $39-$59. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.
MERRI BIECHLER’S “BOMBS, BABES, AND BINGO:” 8 p.m. today through Sunday at Arkansas Artist’s Laboratory Theatre, 2183 N. College Ave. Suite 1, just behind Foghorn’s in Fayetteville. $10. artslabtheatre.com.
FRIDAY MORNING MOVIES — “SURF’S UP:” 10 a.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Next Week: “NIM’S ISLAND.” faylib.org or 856-7170.
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S “SOUTH PACIFIC:” 8 p.m. today through Saturday and Aug. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 15 at Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$42. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.
CRIMES AND CLUES BOOK CLUB “DEATH OF AN ADDICT” BY M.C. BEATON: 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org or 571-2222.
WHODUNITS BOOK GROUP: noon Saturday at Gaylord’s in Fayetteville. 756-6169.
BOOKTALK “FARM CITY: THE EDUCATION OF AN URBAN FARMER” BY NOVELLA CARPENTER: 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org or 571-2222.
OZARK POETRY SLAM: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rogue Pizza on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. $5 cover. 422-1978.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays in Fayetteville. For aspiring and experienced authors. With author and teacher, Gabrielle Idlet. $15 per night. firstname.lastname@example.org or 966-5935.
ARKANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP: 6:30 p.m. two Mondays a month in Fayetteville. Free; actors, directors and walk-ins welcome. Dates and locations vary. For current information, email@example.com or 445-6333.
STRING OF PEARLS: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $5-$10. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
GULLEY PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES — FULL HOUSE: 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Free. Parking in the lot off Old Wire Road is now reserved, $150 per space. accessfayetteville.org or 575-8328.
DUTCH OVEN WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. Saturday 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. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. With author Lori Spencer. Make and take project for kids. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
LOCAL, FRESH AND PASTA: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Promoting cooking with fresh, local produce with NWACC Executive Chef Lou Rice. Also 9/19: “A TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN,” and 10/3: “OLD WORLD ITALIAN.” bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
GENEALOGY JEOPARDY: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. Benton County’s NWA Genealogy Society vs. Washington County Arkansas Genealogical Society. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
FIND IT AND FUND IT GRANT SEEKING BASICS: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Registration required. faylib.org or 856-7250.
BOSTON MOUNTAIN POTTERS ASSOCIATION: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Flat Rock Clay Supplies, 2002 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville. Group of area potters and sculptors. apotterystudio.com or 521-3171.
ADULT ART CLASSES: at Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. Clay, painting, dance and more. Dates, times and mediums vary. $75-$89. nwaccc.org or 200-0663.
JONES CENTER JUGGLING CLUB: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Jones Center for Families. Beginners welcome. jonesnet.org or 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. 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 Tournaments: July 24, and Aug. 14. arkansashorseshoepitching.com or 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, non-smoking. $5 per person. CountryDanceClub.org or 751-9845.
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.
Mind, Body, Spirit
INNER HERMIT: Friday through Sunday at the Little Portion Retreat Center in Eureka Springs. With John Michael Talbot. littleportion.org or 253-7370.
DIABETES HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday 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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 756-8090 ext. 3518.
SPIRITUAL LIVING STUDY GROUP: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ozark Research Institute, 221 S. Locust in Fayetteville. anewdawnspirituallivingcenter.bbnow.org or 200-6319.
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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 or 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 or 587-8920.
BEAVER LAKE CRUISES: 9 a.m. today and Sunday, and 6 p.m. Aug. 12 from Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Reservation and prepayment required. $5-$10. 789-5000.
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 or 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 Reese Neal this Saturday. FARMINGTON FARMERS MARKET: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in Downtown Farmington. FayettevilleFarmersMarket.org or 236-2910.
ROCK STREET WET FEST: 6 p.m. today at the outdoor amphitheater on the corner of Rock and School streets in Fayetteville. End of summer celebration with music by Surf de Soleil. For teens; swimwear encouraged as you will get wet. faylib.org or 856-7170.
FUN AFTER 5: UNDER THE BIG TOP: 5 to 7 p.m. today and Thursdays through Aug. 12 at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. 8/12: MINUTE TO WIN IT. For kids and families. 244-5074.
“THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: MOTHS IN THE OZARKS:” 2 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Museum in Springdale. With Lori Spencer. Includes kids craft activity. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
GUERILLA THEATRE SUMMER CAMP: Monday through Aug. 13 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. With Jason Suel. For grades 8-12. $150. ArtsLiveTheatre.com or 521-4932.
TEEN ANIME CLUB: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For Manga and Anime fans ages 13-18. Free. faylib.org or 856-7170.
FLOAT AWAY TO DREAMLAND PAJAMA STORY TIME: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7170.
DAYTIME LOCK IN: 11 am to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For ages K-2. Registration required. $10. faylib.org or 856-7170.
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 or 200-0663.
AARP’S DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. Designed for drivers older than 50; no test given, AARP membership not required. $14. Registration required. 751-3043 ext. 221.
BRAIN GAMES: 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 12 at the Schmieding Center in Springdale. 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 or 756-8090.
Auditions, Call For Volunteers, Entries
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 email@example.com.
AMERICAN GIRL FASHION SHOW AUDITION: 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. Girls sized 6x and 10 for rehearsals and performances Oct. 1-3. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
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. bwdh2o.org.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Works for “The Art of Survival 2011” Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute calendar due Aug. 31. For entry form and information, carti.com.
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 or 750-8165.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: 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 streetside art walk program to take place during First Thursday on the Square in downtown Fayetteville. 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 or 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 or 870-251-1189.
CALL FOR FILM ENTRIES: due Jan. 1 for the Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, AR 72550. Filmmaker age 18 and younger, please submit works to T Tauri Youth Film Festival, ttauri.org. Several genres and specifications. $10 entry fee. For full details, ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189.
ANNE KITTRELL ART GALLERY: Arkansas Union, Fayetteville. 575-5255.
ARSAGA’S: 1582 Crossover Road Suite 2, Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 527-0690.
ARSAGA’S: 2418 N. Gregg Ave., Fayetteville. arsagas.org or 444-6557.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS: 214 S. Main St., Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441. “FALL” by Kate Barger, and NWA Regional Art Exhibition through Friday.
BENTONVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU: 104 E. Central St., on the Downtown Square in Bentonville. 271-9153.
BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE OZARKS: 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. bgozarks.org or 750-2620.
CENTER FOR ART AND EDUCATION: 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren. art-ed.org or 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. 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. Highway 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. “Transforming Tradition: The Pottery of Mata Ortiz” through August 29.
FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. faylib.org or 856-7105.
FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND GALLERY: East Square Plaza Basement, One E. Center St., Fayetteville. FayettevilleUnderground.com or 387-1534. Works by Christian Demare, Karan Freeman, Gregory Moore, and Shift Gallery of Seattle, WA exchange through August.
FOUR SQUARE FINE ART GALLERY: 3996 Frontage Road, Ste. 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.
HEARTWOOD GALLERY: An 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 or 631-8706. Paintings by Karrie Evenson through Aug. 13.
LONG GALLERY: Vol Walker Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Architecture.uark.edu or 575-4704.
MAYAPPLE: 546 W. Center St., Fayetteville. 206-715-3271.
MULLINS LIBRARY: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. libinfo.uark.edu/info/art exhibit.asp or 575-6702.
OZARK FOLKWAYS: 22733 N. U.S. 71, Winslow. OzarkFolkways.org or 634-3791.
THE PERK: 3980 W. Wedington Drive, Fayetteville. 251-7375.
POOR RICHARD’S ART: 116 S. First St., Rogers. PoorRichardsArt.com or 636-0417. Works by Helen Thomas and Hank Barnes through August.
ROGERS LITTLE THEATER: 116 S. Second St., Rogers. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.
TEATRO SCARPINO: 329 N. West Ave., Fayetteville. scarpino.com or 409-3772.
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.
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 or 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 or 501-372-4000. “The Miniature Worlds of Bruce Metcalf” through Aug. 22. Inaugural Show of V.I.T.A.L. Artist Collective through Sunday.
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.
PRICE TOWER ARTS CENTER: 510 Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, Okla. pricetower.org or 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 Blvd., Fayetteville. cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/BYS/BYS.htm or 575-3875. “Backyard Science” through September.
LUKE, THE GOSPEL OF AMAZEMENT: Aug. 13-15 at the Little Portion Retreat Center in Eureka Springs. With Michael Card. littleportion.org or 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 or 443-5600.
BLAKE SHELTON: 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at The Venue at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, OK. Rain or shine event. $15-$50. DownstreamCasino.com or 888-396-7876.
OVERNIGHT LOCK IN: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13 to 8 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Fayetteville Public Library. For grades 3-5. Registration required. $20. faylib.org or 856-7170.
GROWING THE GREEN ECONOMY: SOLUTIONS THROUGH GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Timothy DenHerder-Thomas. OmniCenter.org or 935-4422.
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 or 501-372-2222.
“BEEN A BUSY DAY:” noon Aug. 18 at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. Diary of a Madison County Farmer. With Susan Young. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
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.
PHOTO IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 21 at the Shiloh Museum. Help identify people, places and events from the last 40 years in NWA. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
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 or 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 or 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 or 966-4945.
BASIC COMPUTER BOOT CAMP: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 23-26 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Learn basic Internet, e-mail and computer skills. Library card and registration required. faylib.org or 856-7250.
SOLAR PROJECT DISCUSSION: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org.
COLBIE CAILLAT: 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $20-$75. AMPTickets.com.
PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF NWA ARTISTS RECEPTION: 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. ArtsCenteroftheOzarks.org or 751-5441.
VW WEEKEND: Aug. 27-29 at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. nwavwa.com or 253-9768.
ARTS LIVE THEATRE ALTY AWARDS: Aug. 27 at the UARK Ballroom in Fayetteville. $10. ArtsLiveTheatre.com or 521-4932.
ACO CASINO NIGHT POKER TOURNAMENT: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $25-$75. ArtsCenteroftheOzarks.org or 751-5441.
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, OK. 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 or 443-2080.
FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: dusk Aug. 27 in Lewis Soccer Fields in Fayetteville. Free. accessfayetteville.org or 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 or 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 or 443-5600.
STS9 AND GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY: 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $23. AMPTickets.com.
CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED AND RECKLESS KELLY: 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 or 443-5600.
PRAIRIE GROVE CLOTHESLINE FAIR: Sept. 4-6 at Battlefield Park in Prairie Grove. ArtsCenteroftheOzarks.org or 751-5441.
HEART: 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at The Venue at Downstream Casino Resort in Quapaw, Okla. Rain or shine event. $20-$60. DownstreamCasino.com or 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 or 443-4531.
LUKE BRYAN: 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the AMP at Northwest Arkansas Mall. amptickets.com.
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.
“SEEING STARS IN DIXIE:” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10-11 and Sept. 17-18, and 3 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $9-$20. ArtsCenteroftheOzarks.org or 751-5441.
OZARK QUILT FAIR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165.
ASTRONOMY PROGRAM: 6:45 p.m. Sept. 11 at Hobbs State Park, Arkansas 12 in Rogers. Next session: 4:15 p.m. Nov. 27. friendsofhobbs.com or 789-5006.
SUSAN WERNER: 7 and 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $16-$30. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
BRET MICHAELS: 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. amptickets.com.
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 or 443-5600.
MINDY LACEFIELD AND STEVE HORAN ARTISTS RECEPTION: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
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 or 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.
“CHARLOTTE’S WEB:” 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $9-$16 artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
CITIZEN COPE: 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $25. amptickets.com.
EASTON CORBIN: 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $10-$30. amptickets.com.
PAT TRAVERS & RICK DERRINGER: 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $10-$50. amptickets.com.
THE BLACK CROWES: 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at the AMP at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. $20-$100. amptickets.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 or 443-5600.
TIERNEY SUTTON BAND: 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $16-$30. waltonartscenter.org or 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 or 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 or 443-5600.
LARRY SHUE’S “THE FOREIGNER:” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30, and 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $9-$20. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
“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 or 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 or 443-5600.