BIKES, BLUES & BBQ — Through Saturday in and around Fayetteville. Poker run, Parade rides, Battle of the Bikes, Rally rides, Circus Una, Lawn Mower Pulls, Balloon rides, BBQ contest, live music and more. Supports local charities. bikesbluesandbbq.org.
SHILOH MUSEUM BENEFIT SUPPER — 4:45 and 6 p.m. Friday at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. $8; Bean and cornbread, cobbler, drink. 750-8165.
AMXA ARENACROSS — 6:30 p.m. Friday, and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Parson’s Arena in Springdale. Professional and amateur heat events, and exhibition riding with “Cowboy” Kenny Bartram. Autograph session Friday. $6-$12. Children 5 and younger are free. bikesbluesandbbq.org.
FORT SMITH REGIONAL AIR SHOW — Saturday and Sunday at the Fort Smith Regional Airport. Air Force Thunderbirds, aerial and acrobatic stunts, parachutist team, USAF F15-E Strike Eagle, vintage Thunderbird and more. Free. airshowfortsmith.com or 783-8888.
FALL FESTIVAL — Saturday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area in Rogers. From 10 a.m. to noon Historic Van Winkle Trail is alive with Civil War Soldiers, spinners, blacksmiths and more. Live music with Harmony at 1:30 p.m. Free. 789-5000.
MEET AUTHOR CHARLAINE HARRIS — 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. $50, includes buffet and cash bar. AN EVENING WITH CHARLAINE HARRIS: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peel Mansion in Bentonville. $125-$750; includes full-course dinner and all cocktails and beverages. Benefits the Writers Colony. Ticketed events. email@example.com or 253-7444.
FIRST THURSDAY — 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Fayetteville. Live music, visual and performing arts, charity beer garden, and more. Opening reception for Kelley Hatfield Wilks, Sabine Schmidt, Teresa Hall and Flannery Grace Horan and Becki Lamascus at the Fayetteville Underground. firstthursdayfayetteville.com or 521-5776.
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION FOR BILL AND GLORIA GARRISON — 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Center for Art and Education, 104 N. 13th St., in Van Buren. Show runs through Oct. 28. art-ed.org or 474-7767.
MENTAL ILLNESS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL — 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East St. in Fayetteville. 273-3016.
CORVETTE WEEKEND — Oct. 6-9 in Eureka Springs. Parade, car show and more. eurekaspringscorvette.org or 417-862-7232.
STAGE AND SCREEN
“UP” — 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Wednesday through Oct. 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 9 at the University Theatre in Fayetteville. Directed by Amy Herzberg. $7-$16 for the public; free to $3 for UA students with ID. drama.uark.edu or 575-4752.
SATURDAY MORNING ANIME — 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For kids. Free. faylib.org or 856-7170.
“HOME” — 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the OMNI Center, 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. Film examining the impact of climate change through aerial photography. Discussion with OMNI’s Climate Change Task Force and refreshments follow screening. omnicenter.org.
“FUNNY GIRL” — Sunday at Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. With trivia and games starting at 6:30 p.m. 10/9: “TRUE GRIT”. Free family friendly events. eurekaspringsdowntown.com.
MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY — 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $25-$45. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
INTRIGUE THEATER — 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, through Oct. 31 at the AUD in Eureka Springs. Magical demonstrations, feats of mental capabilities, elements of spiritualism reminiscent of Victorian era entertainment. $24.95. intriguetheater.com or 253-7788.
BANNED BOOK WEEK — Through Saturday. Events today and Tuesday at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.
DATE NIGHT BOOK CLUB — 8 p.m. Friday at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.
“PRAIRIE STORM” AUTHOR DARCY PATTISON — 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7170.
AUTHOR LESLIE DANIELS — 7 p.m. Wednesday in Giffels Auditorium in Old Main at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Reading and book signing. uark.edu/depts/english/PCWT.html or 575-4301.
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.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP — 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, 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.
GUEST ARTIST DON BAILEY, FLUTE, AND DONALD SULZEN, PIANO RECITAL — 8 p.m. today at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. $1-$10. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
UA SYMPHONIC BAND AND WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT — 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. With guest saxophonist, Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz, and performances by the UA Schola Cantorum and Master Chorale. $1-$10. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. “Enduring Heroes” in honor of 9/11. Dr. Robert Mueller conducts. $1-$5. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
GUEST ARTIST YOONJUNG HAN PIANO RECITAL — 8 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Winner of the Fulbright Concerto Competition. Reception to follow. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
UA TUBA AND EUPHONIUM STUDIO — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS MOBILE SERVICE OFFICE — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday at the Pig Trail Harley-Davidson, 2409 Hudson Road in Rogers. Learn about benefits and services available to veterans. Free to Veterans and their families. 501-370-3838.
NATIONAL SOLAR TOUR — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wright residence, 2303 Aspen Drive, and at the Coody residence, 1419 E. Rogers Drive in Fayetteville. Solar electric panels and system at the Wright’s, hot water and radiant floor system at the Coody’s. With the Arkansas Renewable Energy Association. Free. nationalsolartour.org/location/directory/AR or 877-575-0379.
RAZORBACK JUGGLERS — 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays at the Student Union or Gym 1 at the HPER building at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Free lessons and new members are welcome. sites.google.com/site/jugglingrsoclub.
PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF NWA — 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Whole Hog Cafe in Bentonville. With Mike Martn. Open to the public. psnwa.org or 417-827-5031.
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.
BOSTON MOUNTAIN QUILTERS — 10 a.m. Mondays at Ozark Folkways in Winslow. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791.
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.
CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES — 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at Ozark Folkways in Winslow. Ages 7-10 from 1-2 p.m., Ages 11-18 from 2-3 p.m. $5. ozarkfolkways.org or 634-3791.
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
HOLISTIC LIVING AND HEALING — 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 17 at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. Learn to enjoy life, increase your energy, and feel happy. With Lilian Bern. $15-$20 per class. 387-2108.
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.
MEDIATION PRACTICE — 7 p.m. Fridays and 4:30 p.m. Sundays at Unity of Fayetteville, 4880 Wedington Drive in Fayetteville. 442-0680.
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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.
OZARK NATURAL FOODS — 1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville. ozarknaturalfoods.com or 521-7558. Multimedia works by Robin L. Roberts through September.
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. “The Journey” by Michael Platt through September.
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. facebook.com/pages/sUgAR or 273-5305. “Garage Sale” by Joel Armstrong 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 9. All day event and closing reception Saturday.
WHITE LOTUS SALON AND MASSAGE — 4750 Mission, Fayetteville. 582-4806. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Featuring local artists and handmade gifts.
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.
CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM — 444-0066 or clintonhousemuseum.org.
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. rogersarkansas.com/museum or 621-1154. “Buried Dreams” “Coin” Harvey and Monte Ne” and “Building Rogers” through 2011. “Quilting a Memory: Friendship and Commemorative Quilts” through Nov. 19
SHILOH MUSEUM — 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. springdalear.gov/shiloh or 750-8165. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “Working Dawn to Dark” through Jan. 16, 2012.
SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM — 112 N. Maxwell St. Siloam Springs. 524-4011.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DISCOVERY ZONE — 1564 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Fayetteville. cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/BYS/BYS.htm or 575-3875.
FALL FESTIVAL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR — Oct. 7-9 on historic Main Street in Van Buren. Fine artwork, handcrafted items, antiques, collectibles, children’s carnival and more. Live music Friday night. vanburen.org or 410-3026.
YESTERDAZE FESTIVAL — Oct. 7-8 at 289 Jayroe St. in Elm Springs. Chili supper 5:30 p.m. Friday. Pancake breakfast 7:30 a.m. Friday Children’s pageant, Civil War reenactments, live entertainment and more. Free. elmsprings.net or 750-9444.
DALA — 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10-$35. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
WEST FEST — Oct. 8 on The Green in West Fork. 5k and Fun Run, Pie Baking Contest, Jams, Jellies, Preserves and Relish Contest, Ugly Truck Contest, Float contest and Parade. Arts and Crafts, Kids activities. Live music and Karaoke. West Fest 2011 Facebook page or 839-2342.
PEA RIDGE MULE JUMP — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at Pea Ridge High School, 781 W. Pickens. Mule barrel race, boot race and professional jump. Car show, inflatables, and more. $2-$5, kids 5 and younger are free. pea-ridge-ar.com or 903-1520.
PUMPKINS IN THE PARK — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8 in Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. Display of artist created pumpkins and paint your own to take home. Free. EurekaSpringsArtAdventures.com or 253-9318.
FALL FIBER ARTS SHOW AND FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at Ozark Folkways, Winslow. Live music, food. 634-3791.
GUEST ARTIST MARK DION — Oct. 8 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery in Fayetteville. 575-7987.
EMERSON STRING QUARTET — 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10-$25. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS FREE ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT — 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 11-12 at the Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Turn in your computers, printers, faxes, copiers, paper shredders, DVD and VCR players, videogame consoles televisions, satellite receivers, microwaves phones, stereos, electronic cable, and handheld devices such as PDA’s and iPod’s. co.washingtoncounty.ar.us/index.aspx?page=187 or 444-1725.
FALL CRAFTS FAIRS — Oct. 12-16 at Spanker Creek Farm, 8464 W. McNelly Road in Bentonville. spankercreekfarm.com or 685-5655. Oct. 13-15 in Bella Vista. bellavistafestival.org or 655-2064. Oct. 13-16 at the War Eagle Mill near Rogers. wareaglemill.com or 866-492-7324.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS WOMEN’S SHELTER SILENT AUCTION — 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 through 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Poor Richard’s Art, 116 S. First St., in Rogers. All proceeds go to shelter. Winning bidders will be notified if not present. poorrichardsart.com or 636-0417.
HARVEST MUSIC FESTIVAL — Oct. 13-16 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark. yonderharvestfestival.com.
STEP AFRIKA — 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $18-$30. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
VOICES FROM EUREKA’S SILENT CITY CEMETERY TOUR — Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 28-29 at the city cemetery in Eureka Springs. Walking tours leave every 20 minutes from 5:30 to 8 p.m. With living history actors in period costumes. Informative and entertaining; not scary. Free shuttle from the former Victorian Inn on Hwy 62 East. $5-$10. 253-9417.
RENE MARIE — 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10-$35. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
THE BUTTERFIELD OVERLAND EXPRESS — 8 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Amphitheater at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. Learn about John Butterfield who brought the longest stagecoach route in history through Northwest Arkansas. Rebekah.firstname.lastname@example.org or 761-3325.
CHILE PEPPER CROSS COUNTRY FESTIVAL — Oct. 15 in Fayetteville. Amateur, collegiate, high school and junior high races with runners from across the country. chilepepperfestival.org or 521-7766.
FALL CRAFT EXTRAVAGANZA — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 16 on the Square in Fayetteville. Demonstrations and works for sale by professional, juried artists and crafts people from NWA. Free. fayettevillefarmersmarket.org or 236-2910.
ANNIVERSARY HIKE — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 from the suspension bridge below the dam at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. Rebekah.email@example.com or 761-3325.
INSTITUTE OF JUGGLOLOGY — 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Verizon Ballroom at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Free. sites.google.com/site/jugglingrsoclub/.
5TH ANNUAL EQUALITY BALL — 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Center for Nonprofits. at St. Mary’s in Rogers. nwacenterforequality.org.
CLIMATE CHANGE BOOK FORUM — 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Fayetteville Public Library. “World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse” by Lester Brown. faylib.org or 856-7120.
NATIONAL VETERANS CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL — Oct. 17-23 at the John Q. Hammonds Convention Center in Rogers. Talent competitions in art, creative writing, dance, drama, and music for Veterans. va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp or 444-4064.
“ELIZABETH BISHOP AND THE NEW YORKER” AUTHOR JOELLE BEILE — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. nightbirdbooks.com or 443-2080.
GUEST ARTIST ANDREW PARR PIANO RECITAL — 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Reception to follow. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
CERAMICS SALE — Oct. 20 at the Little Bread Company, 116 N. Block Ave. in Fayetteville. Works by students and faculty of the University of Arkansas Department of Ceramics. firstname.lastname@example.org.
NWA GAMECON — Oct. 21-23 at the NWA Convention Center in Springdale. 24 hour a day gaming with LAN parties, tournaments and more. nwagamecon.com.
JOHN TWO-HAWKS’ MENDING MEDICINE RETREAT — Oct. 21-23 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. Retreat Banquet Oct. 21 with keynote speaker Morten Storeide, creator of the World Drum. John Two-Hawks Concert Oct. 22. $15-$20. Multicultural World Drum Ceremony 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in Basin Spring Park is free and open to the public. $160 for retreat. johntwohawks.com.
“I’M SORRY, THE BRIDGE IS OUT, YOU’LL HAVE TO STAY THE NIGHT” — 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $9-$20. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
HAUNTED BATTLEFIELD — Oct. 22 at the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Guided tours leave from the amphitheater every 20 to 30 minutes; last tour leave at 10 p.m.. $1-$2. 846-2990.
STAR PARTY — dusk Oct. 22 at Withrow Springs State Park’s Crossbow Pavilion in Huntsville. With the Northwest Arkansas Astronomical Society. Telescopes will be available. BYO lawn chairs and binoculars. Free. 559-2593.
TOAST THE GHOST MURDER AND MAYHEM TROLLEY TOUR — 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Oct., 29 and Oct. 31 from the Fort Smith Museum. Visits historic homes and sites. For ages 21 and older only. $25. fortsmithmuseum.com or 783-7841.
ARKANSAS HAUNTED HISTORICAL SITES — 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. With Amanda Sobel Driver. Rebekah.email@example.com or 761-3325.
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER — 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. Registration starts at 1 p.m. 5K walk for individuals or teams. makingstridesnwar.org or 246-0002.
10X10 COUNTDOWN CONVERSATION SERIES — 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Fayetteville Public Library. With Jodi Beznoska and Morgan Hicks discussing Aquila Theatre. Free. faylib.org or 856-7000.
“WEST SIDE STORY“ — 7 p.m. Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Oct. 28-29, and 2 p.m. Oct. 29-30 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $49-$73. waltonartscenter.org or 443-5600.
GUEST ARTIST JUDY FOX — Oct. 27 in FNAR 213 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. 575-7987.
“TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE” — Oct. 27-30 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. $6-$8. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.
FALL DIVERSITY WEEKEND — Oct. 28-30 in Eureka Springs. diversitypride.com or 253-2555.
FALL COLOR TOUR — 9 a.m. Oct. 28 from the Newton County Courthouse. Returns around 2:30 p.m. BYO lunch, jacket and comfortable shoes. $6. 284-3150.
MAD HATTER’S BALL — 6:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. Dinner buffet, dance and auction. Live music by Red Ambition. Hats required, costumes encouraged. Benefits Eureka Springs School of the Arts. $50. esartschool.com or 253-5384.
AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR LEE CHILDS — 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Rogers Little Theatre. Conversations Fundraiser for the Rogers Public Library. $50, includes food, drink, and a signed copy of “The Affair”. rplfoundation.org or 544-2794.
OZARK ADVENTURE RACE — Oct. 29-30 in Springdale. Orienteering, mountain biking, trekking, canoeing, rope events and mystery events. Individual and two-person teams. ozarkadventurerace.com or 521-7766.
RENAISSANCE AND FANTASY FAIRE OF THE OZARKS — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29-30 at the Riding Arena next to the Washington County Fair Grounds in Fayetteville. firstname.lastname@example.org or 287-4583.
WAKE UP WITH AUTHOR RICK RIORDAN — 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Conversations Fundraiser for the Rogers Public Library. $20-$75. rplfoundation.org or 544-2794.
LIVE BIRDS OF PREY — 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. With Lynn Sciumbato of Morning Star Rehabilitation. Rebekah.email@example.com or 761-3325.
EUREKA SPRINGS FOLK FESTIVAL — Nov. 2-5 in Eureka Springs. Queen’s Contest Nov. 2 at the AUD. Barefoot Ball Nov. 4 with music by the Hogscalders and Big Smith. $10-$15. Arts and Crafts Fairs at Basin Spring Park and the Pine Mountain Village 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5. Songwriters’ Contest noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in Basin Spring Park with members of Still On the Hill and 3 Penny Acre judging. Folk Parade 2 p.m. Nov. 5 through downtown, music by Still On the Hill and 3 Penny Acre at Basin Spring Park before and after the parade. Music 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the AUD. With 2010 Songwriters’ Contest winner Nick Rorick, 3 Penny Acre, Still On the Hill and Split Lip Rayfield $15-$17.50. ozarkfolkfestival.com.
9TH ANNUAL 5X5 EXHIBITION RECEPTION — 5:55 to 7:55 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. Ticketed reception. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
JOHN OATES — 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the UARK Bowl, 644 W. Dickson in Fayetteville. $20-$22. starrsguitars.com or 301-2030.
REBA MCENTIRE — Nov. 4 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. $27-$71.50. bokcenter.com or 866-7-BOKCTR.
“A BAD YEAR FOR TOMATOES” — 8 p.m. Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 10-12, and 2 p.m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 at the Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$42, additional fee for dinner. rogerslittletheater.org or 631-8988.
FOLK FESTIVAL — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Pine Mountain Village, and 10 a.m. Nov. 5 in Basin Spring Park in Eureka Springs. Arts and Crafts demonstrations in Basin Spring Park include lampwork glass beads, hand tied brooms, homemade soap, weaving, old time printing, corn shuckery, spinning, wood carving blacksmithing and hand built pottery drums. 253-2583.
PINK TRASH BALL — 6 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. Live music by Vocal Trash. Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. $25-$35. komenozark.org or 750-PINK.
“THE ADDING MACHINE” — 8 p.m. Nov. 11-12 and Nov. 16-19, and 2 p.m. Nov. 13 and Nov. 20 at the University Theatre in Fayetteville. Directed by Esteban Arevalo Ibanez. $7-$16 for the public; free to $3 for UA students with ID. drama.uark.edu or 575-4752.
OZARK PASTEL SOCIETY RECEPTION — 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. Ticketed reception. artscenteroftheozarks.org or 751-5441.
“DISNEY’S CINDERELLA KIDS” — Nov. 17-20 at Arts Live Theatre, in the Continuing Education Auditorium on the Square in Fayetteville. $8-$12. artslivetheatre.com or 521-4932.
ARNOLD BEZUYEN AND JURA MARGULIS DUO RECITAL — 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Reception to follow. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.
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