Events & More
THURSDAY, AUG. 4
Stage and Screen
“THE SOUND OF MUSIC” — 7 p.m. Aug. 4-6 and 11-13 and 1 p.m. Aug. 7 and 14, Rogers Little Theater. 631-8988 or rogerslittletheater.org.
Art and Music
FIRST THURSDAY — 5 to 8 p.m. Fayetteville square. Area artists, performers and more. Live music by Guta. Outdoor screening of “E.T.” will begin after the art show. Fayetteville Underground will show the work of artists Jan Gosnell, John Humphries, Ed Pennebaker and Duane Garnder. firstthursdayfayetteville.com.
“ANXIOUS AMBITION” — Exhibit by Kendra Taylor, 5 p.m., Sound Warehouse, Fayetteville. Music by Cadre.
WHIMMYDIDDLES, FLIPPERDINGERS AND GRACES — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4, Shiloh Museum, Springdale. Workshop age 8-12 on making old-fashioned toys. $5 members, $10 nonmembers. Registration required. 750-8165 or shilohmuseum.org.
FRIDAY, AUG. 5
FIRST FRIDAY — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., downtown Bentonville. www.downtownbentonville.org.
SUMMER DIVERSITY WEEKEND — Through Aug. 7, Eureka Springs. 253-2555.
Art and Music
CICA MUSIC FESTIVAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — 7 p.m. Aug. 5-6, City Auditorium, Eureka Springs. $10 adults, $5 students. 253-7333 or theaud.org.
ARTISTS OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — 17th annual 10-state regional art exhibition, through Aug. 26, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale. 756-8494.
FORMING FUNCTION — Furniture designs from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture, through Sept. 2, sUgAR, the UA student gallery, Bentonville. 273-5305.
SUMMER’S FINEST JEWELS — 6:30 p.m. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Night sky viewing. Free. Bring flashlight with red cloth or red balloon over lens, folding chair, water, binoculars/telescope. 789-5000 or friendsofhobbs.com.
SATURDAY, AUG. 6
DECATUR BBQ FESTIVAL — Runs start at 7 a.m., also kids’ games, arts and crafts, a car show, a parade at 11 a.m., beauty and tiny tots pageants and a performance by Marty Stuart at 9:30 p.m., Veterans Park in Decatur. 752-3281.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CHARITY GRAPPLING TOURNAMENT — 8 a.m. Northwest Arkansas Convention Center, Springdale. Proceeds benefit Big Brother Big Sisters. 372-2235 or email@example.com
DOG DAYS OF SUMMER — Dog parade, 9:30 a.m., City Park, Siloam Springs. Contest categories are cutest, ugliest, most unusual, best dog trick, dog owner look-a-like and best all around. Registration $10. 524-4556.
Art and Music
THE COMPOSER’S SHOWCASE — 8 p.m., Aug. 6. Walton Arts Center. Presented by the North Arkansas Jazz Society. $15 to $25 nonmembers; $12 to $20 members. 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org.
ARTIST RECEPTION — For Catherine Brimberry, featured artist for the month, 4-6 p.m., White Lotus Salon, Fayetteville. 582-4806.
MUSIC ON THE LAWN — With Joe Giles & the Homewreckers, 6 p.m., Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers. www.pinnaclehillspromenade.com.
Stage and Screen
“GRAVES OF THE BUTTERFLIES” — 6:30 p.m., OMNI Center, Fayetteville. Japanese animated film on the bombing of Kobe. 935-4422 or omnicenter.org
“PARTNERS IN PLAY” — with Trike Theatre, 10:30 a.m., Fayetteville Public Library. 856-7170.
SUNDAY, AUG. 7
OMNI CLIMATE CHANGE TASK FORCE — 1:30 p.m., Omni Center, 3274 N. Lee Ave., Fayetteville.
Art and Music
RICK SPRINGFIELD — 7:30 p.m., Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville. $22-$87. 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org.
Stage and Screen
“WHITE LIGHT, BLACK RAIN” — 6:30 p.m., OMNI Center, Fayetteville. Film on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 935-4422 or omnicenter.org.
OPEN MIC FOR PEACE — 7 to 9 p.m., OMNI Center, Fayetteville. Musicians and poets share their work. 935-4422 or omnicenter.org.
MONDAY, AUG. 8
SUMMER OF SOLUTIONS ENERGY EFFICIENCY WORKSHOP — 2-4 p.m., Fayetteville Senior Activity Center. sosfayetteville.wordpress.com.
CAVE PAINTING — 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 8-12, Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center, Fayetteville. Ages 7-10. $80. 443-9216 or nwaccc.org.
READERS THEATER CAMP — For age 10-14, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 8-12, Arts Live Theatre, Fayetteville. $120. Register at artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932
TEEN ANIME — 5 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library. 856-7170.
Auditions, Entries, Volunteers
“THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL” — 7 p.m., Fort Smith Little Theater. 689-4626.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9
Art and Music
MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN — With Randall Shreve, 7 p.m., Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center, Fayetteville. Free. 443-4531 or mountsequoyah.org.
AROUND THE WORLD BEDTIME STORYTIME — For children of all ages, 6:30 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Wear your jammies. 856-7170.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10
Art and Music
ELIZABETH WOLF: ARKANSAS BIRDS — Through Aug. 17, Eureka Thyme in Eureka Springs. The artist will be at the gallery 1-4 p.m. Aug. 13 and during the Second Saturday Gallery Stroll 6-9 p.m. Aug. 13. 363-9600.
SKYSPACE DISCUSSION — With the staff, just before sunset, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Park at Compton Gardens. crystalbridges.org
BEAVER LAKE CRUISE — 9 a.m. Rocky Branch Recreation Area. Adults $10 plus tax, children 6-12 $5 plus tax. Reservation required. 789-5000.
THURSDAY, AUG. 11
Art and Music
UNCROWNED KINGS — 7 to 9 p.m., Gulley Park, Fayetteville. Free. 575-8639.
Mind, Body, Spirit
PLANNING FOR LONG-TERM CARE — With Dr. Marion Somers, 10:30 a.m., Schmieding Center, Springdale. 751-3043.
TAKE THYME TO PLANT AND USE HERBS — With Colleen Brown, Herb Society of NWA, 7 p.m., General Store, Shiloh Museum, Springdale. 750-8165.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13
Art and Music
MIKE BLOCK & THE RANCH CAMP MUSICIANS — 2 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. 856-7170 or faylib.org.
SUSTAINABLE LIVING TOUR — 9:30 to 11 a.m., Major Ways, Garfield. See how to build an Earthbag Dome house, grow an organic garden, how to raise free-range chickens and more. $7 adult, younger than 12 free. 409-9115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MOTHER NATURE READING — 10:30 a.m., Aug. 13. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Mother Nature will be reading “Who Lives in the Stream?”
Auditions, Entries, Volunteers
DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 6. Branson Landing, Branson, Mo. Casting call for Stupid Human and Stupid Pet Tricks segments. First-come, first-serve basis. 800-214-3661 or explorebranson.com.
EUREKAN TRIATHALON — 3 p.m. Aug. 12-4, Eureka Springs. Volunteers needed. Contact Diane at 253-9703 or eurekasportsfestival.com.
BLUES CHALLENGE — Ozark Blues Society competition. Entries must be received by Aug. 20. Competition will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 7, George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville. ozarkbluessociety.org for submission guidelines.
FAYETTEVILLE CITY SOFTBALL REGISTRATION — Entries for adult softball must be received by Aug. 19. $425 per team for 16 games. 718-7681 or email@example.com.
ORIGINAL SONGWRITERS’ CONTEST — Entries must be postmarked by Sep. 30. For 64th Annual Ozark Folk Festival, Eureka Springs. $25 entry fee. 253-7333 or theaud.org.
WINSLOW HALF MARATHON AND 5K RUN — Sep. 17. $40 for half marathon before Sep. 1, $45 after Sep. 1. winslowrun.com.
OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST SCREENWRITING COMPETITION — Entry deadline Dec. 1. $20 fee. $600 prize for best feature screenplay and $400 for best short screenplay. Winners announced at 11th annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest, March 18 to April 1 in Batesville. www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST ENTRIES — entry deadline Dec. 16 in two categories: “Official Selection,” narrative or documentary films 40 minutes or longer, and “Indie Film Showcase,” narrative, documentary, animated or experimental less than 40 minutes. $10 fee. Submissions must be on DVD. www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189 or email@example.com.
FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET — 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 19, Fayetteville square. SNAP/EBT accepted. www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org.
FARMERS MARKET AT BGO — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through October, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. SNAP/EBT accepted. www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org.
MILL DISTRICT FARMERS MARKET — 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through October, 525 S. School St., Fayetteville. SNAP/EBT accepted. www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org.
SPRINGDALE FARMERS MARKET — 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, East Emma Avenue, Springdale. 751-3352.
FARMINGTON FARMERS MARKET — 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through October, 354. W. Main St., Farmington
HOWL OPEN MIC — Third Sunday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Nightbird Books, Fayetteville.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 445-6333.
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB — First Monday of the month, 7 p.m., Nightbird Books, Fayetteville.
SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB — Fourth Monday of the month, 7 p.m., Nightbird Books, Fayetteville.
PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S NETWORK — Third Tuesday of the month, 11:30 a.m., Nightbird Books, Fayetteville.
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. email@example.com or 966-5935.
OZARK POETS AND WRITERS COLLECTIVE — 7 p.m. Last Tuesday of every month. Nightbird Books, Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com.
DATE NIGHT BOOK CLUB — Last Friday of the month, 8 p.m., Nightbird Books, Fayetteville.
Mind, Body, Spirit
BUDDHIST MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Arkansas Yoga Center in Fayetteville. 521-2395.
COURSE IN MIRACLES — 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 442-0680.
DHARMA TALK — 10:30 a.m. Sundays at Mojo Hot Yoga Studio at 908 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 2 in Fayetteville. With Tibetan Buddhist Monk Ven. Geshe Thupten Dorjee. artibet.net or 587-8920.
FAYETTEVILLE QUAKERS — 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sundays (followed by social hour) and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Bennett House (Omni Center) on 3274 Lee Avenue in Fayetteville. fayettevillefriends.org or 888-909-1110.
FREE CONFIDENTIAL HIV TESTING — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, NWA Center for Equality, 179 N. Church Ave. Suite 10, Fayetteville. nwaequality.org.
HEALING MEDITATION — 7 p.m., Tuesdays, Ozark Research Institute, Fayetteville. 582-9197 or www.ozarkresearch.org.
SPIRITUAL LIVING GROUP — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Ozark Research Institute, 221 S. Locust Ave., Fayetteville. anewdawnspirituallivingcenter.bbnow.org or 200-6319.
SPIRITUAL STUDY GROUP — 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays. Jones Center, Springdale. firstname.lastname@example.org or 439-0149
STRONGWOMEN EXERCISE PROGRAM — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, January to March, Westwood Health and Rehabilitation, 802 S. West End St., Springdale.
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 or 756-8090 ext. 3518.
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.
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.
BELLY DANCE CLASSES — Miraj Studio, 6302 S. Wilkerson St. Suite D, Fayetteville. Classes for adults and children in Middle Eastern dance. MirajDanceStudio.com or 595-4506.
SUMMER ART CLASSES — Tuesdays and Thursdays. Studio Leilani, Fayetteville. $90-$150 for two-week session, fees include materials. Children and adult classes. 442-4396 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Studioleilani.com.
TRIBAL BELLY DANCE CLASSES — En Fuego Fitness, 2317 Green Acres, Colt Square, Fayetteville. TerraNovaTribal.com or 316- 444-0529.
HAPPY HOOKERS — Rug hooking class, 10 a.m. third Friday of the month, Ozark Folkways, Winslow. 634-3791 or www.ozarkfolkways.org.
BOSTON MOUNTAIN QUILTERS — 10 a.m. Mondays, Ozark Folkways, Winslow. 634-3791 or www.ozarkfolkways.org.
WOOL AND WHEEL HAND SPINNERS — 10 a.m. third Saturday of the month, Heritage Center, Ozark Folkways, Winslow. 634-3791 or www.ozarkfolkways.org.
CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES — Ror ages 7-10, 1-2 p.m. and for age 11-18, 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Ozark Folkways, Winslow. 634-3791 or www.ozarkfolkways.org. $5.
SCHMEIDING CARES — Delivering aging services for older adults to help negotiate the Age Maze with free information and referrals. 361-8880 or 855-361-8880.
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.
BEGINNING LINE DANCING — 9 a.m. Tuesdays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
BRIDGE — 12:30 p.m. Fridays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.
LIFT WITH FRANCES — 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; WII BOWLING LEAGUE, LINE DANCING and ACRYLIC PAINTS — 10 a.m. Tuesdays; USE IT OR LOSE IT WITH JIMMY CULP — 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; TAI CHI — 10 a.m. Fridays; 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.
Screen and Stage
FIRST FRIDAY FILM — 1 to 3 p.m. first Friday of each month, Schmieding Center auditorium, 2422 N. Thompson, Springdale.
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.
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 or 750-2620.
CENTER FOR ART AND EDUCATION — 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren. art-ed.org or 474-7767.
THE COMMON GROUNDS — 412 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. commongroundsar.com or 442-3515.
CORNER GIFT SHOP — 3582 N. Arkansas 112, Fayetteville. 521-2674. Art by more than 15 local artists and craftsmen.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES AT THE MASSEY — 125 W. Central Ave., Bentonville. massey.crystalbridges.org or 418-5700.
FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY — 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. faylib.org or 856-7105.
FAYETTEVILLE UNDERGROUND — Four seperate galleries inside, East Square Plaza Basement, 1 E. Center St., Fayetteville. FayettevilleUnderground.com or 387-1534.
FIRST THURSDAY ART PROGRAM — First Thursday on the square in downtown Fayetteville. 5 to 8 p.m., Fayetteville Underground, East Square Plaza. FirstThursdayFayetteville.com or 521-5776.
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.
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.
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 — Free admission. Experience a wonderland of art. Explore the 10-acre art park with sculptures, fountains, murals and a stone labyrinth. Watch glassblowers make the world-famous Bluebird of Happiness. Enjoy treats in the coffee house. Visit the gallery representing more than 70 local artists. Wonderful handmade gifts. Music at Terra 1 to 4 p.m. in the gallery every Sunday. Find us on Facebook for news, events, and music listings. Check out the new event center for your special gathering. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 13 miles east of Fayetteville off Arkansas 16 at 12103 Hazel Valley Road. 800-255-8995.
ULTRA STUDIOS — 118 W. South St., Fayetteville. ultrastudios.org or 935-4040.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY — Fayetteville. 575-7987. “Interwoven: Global Concord/Entretejido:Concordia Global,”collection of drawings by Fayetteville artist LaDawna Whiteside through April 29.
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.
WHITE LOTUS SALON AND MASSAGE — 4750 Mission, Fayetteville. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Featuring local artists and handmade gifts. 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.
GRAVETTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM — 503 Charlotte St. S.E., 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.
SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM — 112 N. Maxwell St., 524-4011.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE — 1564 W. Martin Luther King Blvd. Jr., Fayetteville. cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/BYS/BYS.htm or 575-3875.
COMPUTER CLASSES — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 16, Fayetteville Public Library. Free classes on the basics of Microsoft Word and Internet safety and advance features of Google. Registration required. Must have current FPL card. 856-7250.
THE FOLKLORE OF NATIVE PLANTS — noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 17, Shiloh Museum, Springdale. Presented by Dr. Al Einert. 750-8165 or shilohmuseum.org.
MOTHER NATURE READING — 10:30 a.m., Aug. 17. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Mother Nature will be reading “Who Lives in the Stream?”
DROP BIKES NOT BOMBS — fundraiser with Jacob George of Ride ’Till The End to send bikes to Afghanistan, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 1837 N. Rupple Road, Fayetteville. $5. Vegetarian potluck. Poetry and live music with Dan Dean and the Heart Heroes, Geoff Oelsner, more. 495-0248.
EUREKA SPRINGS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL — Aug. 19-21. All concerts will be held in Basin Spring Park. Free. 253-7333 or eurekasprings.org.
THE MIDTOWN MEN — 8 p.m. Aug. 19 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Aug. 20, Walton Arts Center. $38 -$54. 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org.
THIRD FRIDAY WALK — Aug. 19, Rogers. Rogers Historical Museum open until 9 p.m. 621-1154 or rogersarkansas.com/museum.
SECCHI DAY — 8:30 a.m. Aug. 20, Prairie Creek on Beaver Lake. Volunteers needed to collect water samples. 717-3807 or bwdh2o.org.
FAYETTEVILLE MILITARY AIRCRAFT EXHIBITION — featuring active and retired Naval aircraft and interactive exhibits, noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 19, Million Air tarmac, 4500 S. School Ave., Fayetteville Executive Airport. 443-4343.
ART AMISS FASHION EVENT — 6 p.m. Aug. 25, Matt Miller Studio, Fayetteville. $10 including food from Trailside Café and Tea Room. 540-2340.
KIDS BELLY DANCE AND FREE FORM — 8 week-dance workshop for age 6-12, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25 to Oct. 16, Miraj Studio, 6302 S. Wilkerson St. Suite D, Fayetteville. mirajdancestudio.com or 595-4506.
WARREN WOLF — 8 p.m. Aug. 26, Walton Arts Center. $15-$25. 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org.
FAYETTEVILLE ROOTS FESTIVAL — three-day music, food, culture festival Aug. 26-28, Fayetteville. Limited to 200 for Aug. 26 Friend of the Festival concert with Chatham County Line. www.fayettevilleroots.com or 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org.
RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP — 10:30 a.m to noon Aug. 27, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale. $20 members, $25 nonmembers. 750-8165 or shilohmuseum.org.
CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT — Aug. 29-Sep. 11. Clinton House Museum. Discover the Natural State’s important role in the Civil War. 444-0066 or clintonhousemuseum.org.
EUREKA SPRINGS BANJO RALLY — Aug. 31–Sept. 3. Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs. For rally events and times call 309-263-2518 or banjorally.org.
WOODCARVERS JAMBOREE — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sep. 9 and 10. Pine Mountain Village, Eureka Springs. Wood carvers, turners and burners will exhibit their work. 253-7333 or eurekasprings.org.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CHEESE DIP CLASSIC — Saturday, Sept. 10, Arkansas Music Pavilion, Fayetteville. Regional professional division winner gets free entry to second World Cheese Dip championship Sept. 24 in Little Rock. www.cheesedip.net.
“UP” — by Bridget Carpenter, University Theatre, Sept. 30 to Oct. 9.
NWA GAMECON — 24 hour a day gaming with LAN parties, tournaments and more, Oct. 21-23, NWA Convention Center, Springdale. www.nwagamecon.com.
HARVEST MUSIC FESTIVAL — Oct. 13-16, Mulberry Mountain, Ozark. Including Yonder Mountain String Band, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Reckless Kelly, Todd Snider and more. yonderharvestfestival.com.
“THE ADDING MACHINE” — by Elmer Rice, University Theatre, Nov. 11-20.
“ANON(YMOUS)” — by Naomi Iizuka, University Theatre, Feb. 24 to March 4.
“CABARET” — University Theatre, April 20-29.