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SPECIAL EVENTS

CHOCOLATE LOVERS FESTIVAL: EXPERIENCING LIFE THROUGH CHOCOLATE — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, A CELEBRATION OF CHOCOLATE SAMPLING EVENT — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and ST. VALENTINE’S BALLS — 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. Amateur and professional chocolate contest. Benefits Carroll County Meals on Wheels and other local programs. $6-$50 per person, per event. EurekaChocFest.com.

FOR THE LOVE OF COOKIES TEEN COOKIE EXCHANGE — 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Teens bring two dozen baked homemade Valentine-themed cookies for exchange. With Ripples’ Cookies founder Amanda Bancroft. Register by emailing your cookie recipe to SBrooks@faylib.org by 5 p.m. Feb. 9. Free. faylib.org or 856-7000.

TASTE OF N’AWLINS — 4 p.m. followed by KRAZO LIGHTS AND SOUND NIGHT PARADE — 6 p.m. Saturday at the Rowdy Beaver in Eureka Springs. Cafe au lait and Beignets. Roundup of floats. Second Line with decorated umbrellas. Open to the public. Krazo.Ureeka.org.

HOOKERS AND JOKERS BALL — 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Inn of the Ozarks Best Western Convention Center in Eureka Springs. Cash bar, live music. Ticketed event. $20 advance purchase, $25 at the door. Krazo.Ureeka.org or 253-7788.

GENART EVENT: AFTER THE LOVE — 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way in Bentonville. With curator David Houston. Registration required. CrystalBridges.org or 418-5700.

STAGE AND SCREEN

FREE FLIX BEFORE SIX: “THE HELP” — 5 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. Popcorn provided. Free. faylib.org or 856-7000.

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL — 7 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $49-$73. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

“TIGERS BE STILL” — 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday today through March 4 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10-$29. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

“DIAL M FOR MURDER” — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $9-$20. ArtsCenterOfTheOzarks.org or 751-5441.

“HAIRSPRAY” — 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-18 and Feb. 23-25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26 at the Rogers Little Theater. Valentine’s Spectacular on Tuesday Feb. 14 is $140 per couple including dinner, photograph and chocolates. $16-$45. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

“SWEETHEART’S BALL: LOVE CONQUERS ALL” — 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Civil War love story of Unionist Elizer Harrison and Confederate Sallie Yeater based on actual events in Fayetteville. Living history event with The Heritage School. Free. Faylib.org or 856-7250.

PHUNBAGS COMEDY IMPROV — 8 p.m. Saturday at the UARK Bowl on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. 21 and older. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. $5, cash bar. Also 3/17, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2. Phunbags.org or 236-6849.

SUNDAY NIGHT STAND UP: CLAUDE STUWART — 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the UARK Bowl, 644 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Next week: J. Chris Newberg. $5-$7. UArkBowl.com or 283-5282.

VIDEO UNDERGROUND — 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the OMNI Center, 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. Showing “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” about Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee and how a women’s movement changing Liberia. OmniCenter.org.

TEEN ANIME CLUB: “BAKA AND TEST” — 5 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. For Manga and Anime fans ages 13-18. Free. faylib.org or 856-7170.

“FORGIVING DR. MENGELE” — 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Weidman Center, room 133 of the Pendergraft Health Science Center, and HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR AND FORGIVENESS ACTIVIST EVA KOR — 5 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Breedlove Auditorium at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. 788-7290.

WORDS

AN INTIMATE AFTERNOON WITH PLAYWRIGHT KIM ROSENSTOCK — 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Author of upcoming TheatreSquared production “Tigers Be Still”. Free, open to the public. Faylib.org or 856-7250.

10X10 COUNTDOWN CONVERSATION: TAO: THE ART OF THE DRUM — 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fayetteville Public Library. With KUAF’s Kyle Kellum. Free. Faylib.org or 856-7000.

BOOKTALK: “THE HEADHUNTERS” — 1 p.m. Monday at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.

ELKINS WRITER’S GROUP — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Elkins Library. Meets second Tuesday each month. ElkinsWritersGroup.Homestead.com.

OZARK POETRY SLAM — 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rogue Pizza Company, 402 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Meets second Tuesday each month. OzarkWriters.WordPress.com.

“THE MAKING OF THE ATLAS OF ARKANSAS” — noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. With Dr. Tom Paradise author of “Arkansas: An Illustrated Atlas”. ShilohMuseum.org or 750-8165.

PLAYS OF PEACE – A READER’S THEATRE (POP-ART) — 6:30 to 8:30 Wednesdays at the OMNI Center in Fayetteville. Open to the public. OmniCenter.org.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP — 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in Fayetteville. For aspiring and experienced authors. With author and teacher Gabrielle Idlet. $15 per class. gidlet@gmail.com or 966-5935.

MUSIC

GRETCHEN RENSHAW TUBA RECITAL — 2 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

MARY WILSON OF THE SUPREMES — 8 p.m. Saturday at the Pavilion at Downstream Casino in Quapaw, OK. $20-$50. DownstreamCasino.com or 918-919-6099.

GIVE A PIG: VOICE AND OBOE STUDIO — 3 p.m. Sunday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Offering collected to benefit Heifer International. music.uark.edu, Heifer.org or 575-4701.

PATRICK GEORGE SENIOR GUITAR RECITAL — 7 p.m. Sunday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

RICHARD RULLI TRUMPET RECITAL — 7:30 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

FULBRIGHT TRIO CONCERT — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

ARSAGA’S SONGWRITER’S CIRCLE — 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Arsaga’s on Crossover Road in Fayetteville. Arsagas.com or 527-0690.

GUEST ARTIST GREGORY LEE VIOLIN CONCERT — 8 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

LORETTA LYNN — 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $49-$79. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

THERESA DELAPLAIN AND FRIENDS FACULTY OBOE RECITAL — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Concert Hall. With Dr. Mei-Hsuan Juang, Dr. Er-Gene Kahng, Dr. Ronda Mains, Miho Sakon, Holly Smardo, Andrew Thompson and Dr. Stephen Gates. Free. music.uark.edu or 575-4701.

JODY’S LIVING ROOM OPEN MIC — 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rowdy Beaver on Dickson Street, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Maxine’s Tap Room in Fayetteville. facebook.com/JodysLivingRoom.

LEARNING

AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS: CHEMISTRY WITH KATE JANOWSKA — 4 to 5 p.m. today at the Fayetteville Public Library. Also 2/16: International Kids, 2/23: Mystery Drawing and Painting Demonstration. For grades K-5th. Registration required. Free. faylib.org or 856-7170.

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SENIORS

FAMILY CAREGIVER WORKSHOP: PHYSICAL SKILLS — noon to 4 p.m. today and Friday at the Schmieding Center, 2422 N. Thompson St. in Springdale. For those providing unpaid care for an older adult at home. Registration required. SchmiedingCenter.org or 751-3043, ext. 228.

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER AND DANCE — 6 p.m. Friday at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. Not-So-Newly Wed game starts at 5 p.m. Dance from 7 to 9 p.m. 571-2920.

BINGO — 9:30 today, PUZZLES — 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, PITCH — noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, PEPPI — 2 p.m. Fridays and Wednesdays; WII BOWLING — 10 a.m. Mondays, TOPS — 5 p.m. Mondays at the Farmington Senior Activity Center, 340 W. Main St. 267-5709.

PHOTO IDENTIFICATION GROUP — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shiloh Museum. Help identify people, places and events from the last 40 years in NWA. ShilohMuseum.org or 750-8165.

WRITING WORKSHOP — 10:30 a.m. Monday and 12:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. With UA Professor Stefan De La Garza. 571-2920.

MUSIC WITH WINSTON AND BILL — Monday at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.

TWILIGHT BLENDERS — 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Farmington Senior Activity Center, 340 W. Main St. Also Feb. 21 and 28. 267-5709.

CIRCLE OF LIFE GRIEF COUNSELING — 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.

POTLUCK AND DANCE — 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 Farmington Senior Activity Center, 340 W. Main St. 267-5709.

FUN 2 B FIT — 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; EXERCISE WITH DANCE LEVEL I — 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and EXERCISE WITH DANCE LEVEL II — 10 a.m. Tuesdays; MUSCULAR STRENGTH RANGE MOVEMENT — 2 p.m. Tuesdays and 2:30 p.m. Thursdays; YOGA STRETCH — 1 p.m. Tuesdays; USE IT OR LOSE IT WITH JIMMY CULP — 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; CARDIO CIRCUIT — 1:30 p.m. Thursdays; TAI CHI — 10 a.m. Fridays, ACRYLIC PAINTS — 10 a.m. Tuesdays; WII BOWLING LEAGUE — 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays; BEAN BAG BASEBALL — 9 a.m. Wednesdays, CANASTA — 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, BINGO — 10 a.m. Thursdays, MAHJONG: 1 p.m. Thursdays; MEXICAN TRAIN DOMINOS — 1 p.m. Thursdays; BRIDGE — noon. Fridays at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.

STRONG BODY EXERCISE PROGRAM — 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Schmieding Center at Culpepper Place in Fayetteville. Registration required. 751-3043, ext. 228.

OUTDOORS

OZARK TRACKERS MONTHLY TRACKING CLUB — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday from the Lake Fayetteville Aquatic Center parking lot. Learn about tracking and bird language through our wild Ozark landscape. BYO water, snack, camera, weather appropriate clothing, etc. Next meeting: March 17. Open to the public; little ones must be accompanied by guardian. Free; suggested donations $5-$20. RSVP to info@OzarkTrackers.org or reply on their facebook page.

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKING ASSOCIATION TRAIL CARE WORKSHOP — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. Lunch provided. Free, registration required. IMBA.com/events.

FREAKIN EUREKAN RUN — 10 a.m. Saturday at Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs. 15K race. Benefits the University of Arkansas Cycling Club. Cancelled if trail is snow-covered. Register at Active.com or in person at Fleetfeet in Fayetteville. $35-$40. For more information, Russ@FleetFeetFayetteville.com or 571-8786.

ADEQ WATER QUALITY PUBLIC LISTENING SESSION FOR REVISIONS TO THE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS — 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn, 1255 S. Shiloh in Fayetteville. ADEQ.state.AR.us.

AUDITIONS, ENTRIES, VOLUNTEERS

CALL FOR ROMANTIC READINGS — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Record a video reading of your favorite published classic or contemporary love poem. Readings will be uploaded to the library’s YouTube channel the week of Valentine’s Day. Faylib.org, Poets.org or 856-7000.

REGISTER FOR TEEN COOKIE EXCHANGE — by 5 p.m. today by emailing your cookie recipe to SBrooks@faylib.org. Exchange is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fayetteville Public Library. Teens bring two dozen baked homemade Valentine-themed cookies for exchange. With Ripples’ Cookies founder Amanda Bancroft. faylib.org or 856-7000.

“NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH” AUDITIONS — 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at the Rogers Little Theater. Performance dates April 13-15 and 19-22. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

“HONK!” AUDITIONS — 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 and 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at Arts Live Theatre, 818 N. Sang Ave. in Fayetteville. For young actors ages 6-18. No appointment needed. Production dates are May 10-13. ArtsLiveTheatre.com or 521-4932.

ENTRIES FOR “SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW TO DANCE?” — by Feb. 21 by mail. Competition is 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Clarion in Fayetteville. Limited to 25 entries in each category, Juniors (ages 7-13) and Seniors (ages 14-adult) $25 for solos or duos; groups add $5 per additional person. Complete information at DanceCoalition.com.

VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS FOR FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN MOBILE PACK — Feb. 23-26 at XNA’s Regional Jet Center, 12344 Tower Drive in Bentonville. Food packs will be used to feed starving children in the developing world. facebook.com/1MMeals, fmsc.org/mobilepack, or 295-9191.

CALL FOR POETS — for Ekphrastic Poetry Slam and Formal Poetry Competition Feb. 25 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Ekphrastic describes something that is inspired by a work of art, therefore all entries must be inspired by from pieces in the Arkansas Arts Center Collection. Art can be viewed at the Center or online. High school students compete at 3:30 p.m.; Adults at 7 p.m. ArkArts.com or 501-372-4000.

“WILDLIFE OF ARKANSAS” 2012 STUDENT ART CONTEST ENTRIES DUE — March 23 to the Arkansas Wildlife Federation. For Arkansas students K-12. ArkansasWildlifeFederation.org or 501-837-0462.

“GOD OF CARNAGE” AUDITIONS — 7 p.m. April 16-17 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

CRAFTER VENDORS — for craft show 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2 at the Pine Mountain Village in Eureka Springs. Spaces are 12X12 and rent for $35; $40 with electricity. For more information, call Gayle Voiles at 244-6907.

“CHICAGO” AUDITIONS — 7 p.m. June 4-5 at the Rogers Little Theater. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

ART

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.

ARTIFACTS GALLERY — 184 N. Main, Eureka Springs. ArtifactsEureka.com or 363-6660.

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS — 214 S. Main St., Springdale. ArtsCenterOfTheOzarks.org or 751-5441. “Approaching the Sacred” Golden, Kling, and Wiseman and “Dichotomy: Perception versus Truth” by Autumn Brown through Feb. 24.

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, Fayetteville. bgOzarks.org or 750-2620.

CENTER FOR ART AND EDUCATION — 104 N. 13th St., Van Buren. art-ed.org or 474-7767. “A Person. A Place” by Emily Wood through Feb. 24.

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.

FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY — 401 W. Mountain St., Fayetteville. faylib.org or 856-7105. “Rally Around The Flag” about the Battle of Pea Ridge through Feb. 26.

THE FRENCH DOOR AT ROCKY CREEK GALLERY — Armstrong Road in Fayetteville. 879-5987.

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.

OZARK NATURAL FOODS — 1554 N. College Ave., Fayetteville. OzarkNaturalFoods.com or 521-7558.

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. Works by Kinya Elenbarger through February.

STUDIO 62 — 335 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs. Studio62.biz or 363-9209. “Flowers That Last” featuring Valentine inspired floral paintings and photos through February.

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. art.uark.edu/fineartsgallery or 575-7987. “Non-equilibrium” by Carol Prusa through Feb. 17.

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. Open 2 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. “US, An Undergraduate Salon” through Feb. 17.

WHITE LOTUS SALON AND MASSAGE — 4750 Mission, Fayetteville. 582-4806. Open Tuesday-Saturday. Featuring local artists and handmade gifts.

MUSEUMS

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. “Masters of American Watercolor” through March 28.

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM — ClintonHouseMuseum.org or 444-0066.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. CrystalBridges.org or 418-5700.

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. “Great Magnusson Grossman: A Car and Some Shorts” through May 6.

ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM — 322 S. Second St., Rogers. RogersArkansas.com/Museum or 621-1154. “Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons” through March 24. “Buried Dreams” “Coin” Harvey and Monte Ne” and “Building Rogers” through Sept. 22. “Building Rogers” through 2012. “Benton County Crime Stories” through 2013.

SHILOH MUSEUM — 118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale. ShilohMuseum.org or 750-8165. Exhibits of early life in the Ozarks. Original buildings on the grounds. “Roadside Attractions” through May 12. “Whatever You Do, Stay in Print” on the life of journalist, educator, and historian Ernie Deane through July 21. “Arkansas/Arkansaw: A State and Its Reputation” through Jan. 19, 2013.

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/UADZ.htm or 575-3875. “GPS Adventures Arkansas” through March.

WALTON ARTS CENTER — 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600. “Natural Connections” by Anita Huffington, Eileen Neff, and Andrea Packard through early April. “Made in the USA” by Jeannie Hulen through April 22.

COMING SOON

FAYETTEVILLE MARDI GRAS: PARADE OF PEARLS — 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the City Hospital; PARADE OF FOOLS — 2:30 p.m. Feb. 18 from the Square, north on Block Street to Dickson Street ending at the Walton Arts Center Parking Lot; MASQUERADE OF FOOLS, THE FUNKYTOWN BALL — 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at East Square Plaza on Center Street; MARDI GRAS CORONATION AND PARADE — 8 p.m. Feb. 21 on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. All events open to the public. $10 tickets for Masquerade Ball benefiting the M&N Augustine Foundation. With the Demented Krewe of Dickson. 236-4794.

BOOK SALE — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at the OMNI Center, 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. Give a book a new home and support OMNI. Fiction only. OmniCenter.org.

MARDI GRAS PARADE — 2 p.m. Feb. 18 through downtown Eureka Springs. Spectators encouraged to dress out in costume and join the parade. Krazo Kostume Kontest at 3:30 p.m. at the New Delhi Cafe. Cash prizes. After Parade Party 4 to 7 p.m. at the Aud. $20 for after party. Krazo.Ureeka.org or 253-7788.

BEAUX ARTS MASQUERADE BALL — 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs. Cash bar, live entertainment. Krazo.Ureeka.org or 253-7788.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: MAKING SENSE OUT OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: “THE SHAPE OF WAR” — 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Free six-part reading and discussion series with UA’s Dr. Daniel Sutherland using one or more common texts as a foundation to explore different facets of the Civil War. Also 3/18: War and Freedom; 4/15: A Savage Conflict/ End of War. faylib.org or 856-7250.

ARTIGRAS — Feb. 19-21 at the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs. Free. LUNDY GRAS ARTIST RECEPTION — 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 20 with Roi Regency, former Kings and Queens in full dress. Krazo.Ureeka.org or 253-7788.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM — 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. Brush up on the rules of the road and learn defensive driving techniques while you qualify for premium discounts. No test; minimal fee. The Center will be closed, but the class will be held. Contact Ralph Ellis at ralphiel@inbox.com, 871-9117, or 571-2920.

CAJUN KING CAKE BALL AND MARDI GRAS SUPPER — 6 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center, 232 Passion Play Road in Eureka Springs. Cajun dinner, live music with Naturally Brass, cash bar. Ticketed event. $35-$65. 636-8864.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET — 7 p.m. Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 26, 8 p.m. Feb. 24-25, and 2 p.m. Feb. 25-26 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $39-$59. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

LUNCH AND LEARN: “HEART HEALTH” — noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Schmieding Center, 2422 N. Thompson in Springdale. Lunch provided; registration required. SchmiedingCenter.org or 800-734-2024.

NWA CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING, DINNER, DINE & DONATION NIGHT — 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Golden Corral in Rogers. nwArkansas.csl.org or 439-0149.

“PAPER LANTERNS” AUTHOR GERRY SLOAN — 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. Booksigning to follow. NightbirdBooks.com or 443-2080.

“ANON(YMOUS)” — 8 p.m. Feb. 24-25 and Feb. 29 through March 3, and 2 p.m. Feb. 26 and March 49 at the University Theatre in Fayetteville. Directed by Kiara Pipino. $7-$16 for the public; free to $3 for UA students with ID. Drama.UArk.edu or 575-4752.

BALD EAGLE BOAT TOURS — 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 25-26 at Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg. Registration required. 369-2469.

EKPHRASTIC POETRY SLAM AND FORMAL POETRY COMPETITION — Feb. 25 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Ekphrastic describes something that is inspired by a work of art, therefore all entries must be inspired by from pieces in the Arkansas Arts Center Collection. High school students compete at 3:30 p.m.; Adults at 7 p.m. $3. ArkArts.com or 501-372-4000.

“SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW HOW TO DANCE?” COMPETITION AND FUNDRAISER — 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Clarion in Fayetteville. Appetizer hour, silent auction, live music with Roby Pantall Jazz Trio. Hosted by Fox 24’s Brad Reed with judges Jerry Endrick, Pharanda Cole and Jennifer Davis. $10-$25. DanceCoalition.com or 422-6132.

CLIMATE CHANGE BOOK CLUB — 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Fayetteville Public Library. Discussing “End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality” by Richard Heinberg. Edward Hejtmanek leads discussion. You do not need to have read the book to participate. OmniCenter.org.

ETERNAL ENERGIES EXPLORATION — Feb. 25-26 at Ozark Folkways in Winslow. With Keynote speakers from River Valley Paranormal, “Communicating with Spirits who Choose to Stay” with Sally Matlock, “How to Take Good Paranormal Photographs”. Registration required. $110-$150. Benefits Ozark Folkways. Director@Folkways.ARcoxmail.com or 634-3791.

OMNI’S CLIMATE CHANGE BOOK CLUB — 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Fayetteville Public Library. “End of Growth”. OmniCenter.org.

BUNCO — 12:30 p.m., and TWILIGHT BLENDERS — Feb. 27 at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave. 571-2920.

TAO: THE ART OF THE DRUM — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10-$25. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

ARKANSAS LIVING HISTORY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE — March 2-4 in several locations in Washington and Benton counties. Hands-on workshops on historical topics. Open to anyone interested in learning more about living history; membership required. ArkansasLivingHistory.com or 750-8165.

DIG IN! FOOD AND FARMING FESTIVAL — March 2-3 at the Global Campus on the Square in Fayetteville. Real food. Real Farms. Real local. Seed swap, film screenings. and more. Some events free, some with a fee. DigInFestival.com.

MARALIE ARMSTRONG-RIAL ARTISTS RECEPTION — 6 to 8 p.m. March 2 at the sUgAR Gallery, 114 Central Ave. in Bentonville. With live music by Humanbeast. facebook.com/pages/sUgAR, Maralie.com or 273-5305.

“THE SWEETHEART WALTZ” — 6 p.m. March 2 at the Fayetteville Town Center. A living history program based on the civil wartime era letters for Fayetteville Native Erasmus “Ras” Stirman. Includes a concert of Civil War songs and historic dance lessons. Free. 521-2970.

TIA FULLER — 7 and 9 p.m. March 2 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10-$35. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

CANE HILL KITE FESTIVAL — March 3 at the Springfield Ranch in Cane Hill. Fun family event. 824-8109.

MISS LAKES OF THE NORTHWEST AND MISS FRISCO SPRINGS PAGEANTS — 2 and 7 p.m. March 3 at the Victory Theatre, 119 S. Second St. 903-6553.

“IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE” — 3 p.m. March 3-4 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. For Kids $8-$16. ArtsCenterOfTheOzarks.org or 751-5441.

KISS A PIG GALA — March 3 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. Diabetes.org/nwaKissaPig.

HIGHWAY 71 CLASSIC — March 4 from the Mill District at South School and MLK Blvd. in Fayetteville. Register online or 8 to 9 a.m. raceday in Greenhouse Grille Restaurant. Proceeds benefit the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks. $15.50-$37.50. bcoNWA.com/Northwest-Arkansas/210-Highway-71-Classic-2012.

COBBLING WORKSHOP: BOOT MAKING — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4-10 and, FLAT SOLED SANDALS — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12-16 at Fire Om Earth, 872 Mill Hollow Road in Eureka Springs. Learn to make your own shoes with Lorna Trigg-Hirsch. $250-$275, materials not included. Registration required. FireOmEarth.com or 363-9402.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CAMPUS BAND AND SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT — 7:30 p.m. March 5, and UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS CONCERT BAND AND WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT — 7:30 p.m. March 6 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $5. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN :MARSHALL MITCHELL — 7 p.m. March 6 at the Clapp Auditorium at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville. Benefits the Clapp Auditorium Restoration. Family friendly event. Next: Emily Kaitz April 3. $5; includes parking, food and treats. MountSequoyah.org.

IN THE HEIGHTS — 7 p.m. March 8 and 8 p.m. March 9 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $39-$49. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

BATTLE OF PEA RIDGE COMMEMORATION — March 9-11 at Pea Ridge National Military Park. Civil War era music concert, part tours, re-enactor camps, and more. NPS.gov/peri/index.htm or 659-1380.

HARMONY: ARKANSAS STORIES, MUSIC AND THEN SOME — 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $8-$16. ArtsCenterOfTheOzarks.org or 751-5441.

SOUPER SOUP — 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 at the Eureka Springs High School Cafeteria. Enjoy a tasty bowl of soup and support the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. $3-$6. 253-9417.

CLEAR SPRING FLING AUCTION — 5:30 p.m. March 10 at the Castle Rogue’s Manor on Arkansas Highway 187 in Eureka Springs. Live and silent auctions. Benefits the Clear Spring School. $15-$20. ClearSpringSchool.org or 253-7888.

SONA AND THE FAYETTEVILLE JAZZ COLLECTIVE — 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $25-$45. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

THE TEMPTATIONS REVUE FEATURING DENNIS EDWARDS — 8 p.m. March 10 at the Pavilion at Downstream Casino in Quapaw, OK. $20-$50. DownstreamCasino.com or 918-919-6099.

NWA ROLLER DERBY — 6 p.m. March 11 at the Starlight Skatium, 612 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. $5-$15; kids 5 and younger free with paying adult. Other bouts on 4/21, 7/14, 8/26, and 10/28. nwaRollerDerby.com or 444-7827.

“BACK WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE” STORYTELLING WORKSHOP — 9:30 a.m. to noon March 12-16 at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale. For adults. With Jan VanSchuyver. $49-$59. Registration required by March 1. ShilohMuseum.org or 750-8165.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — 7:30 p.m. March 12 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $5. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

AUTHOR CLARE VANDERPOOL — March 13 at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.

BRIAN GINIEWSKI ARTIST’S RECEPTION — 5:30 p.m. March 13 at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery in Fayetteville. Free, open to the public. Art.UArk.edu/FineArtsGallery or 575-7987.

THE PEKING ACROBATS — 7 p.m. March 14 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $18-$30. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

SFJAZZ COLLECTIVE PLAYS THE MUSIC OF STEVE WONDER — 7 p.m. March 15 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $10-$25. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

GODDESS FESTIVAL — March 16-25 at the OMNI Center, 3274 Lee Ave. in Fayetteville. OmniCenter.org.

THE ALL-NEW ORIGINAL TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES BROTHERS — 8 p.m. March 16 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $24-$56. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

SPRING ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE — March 17-18 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. Wine and cheese preview show and sale 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 16. EurekaSpringsAntiqueShows.com or 244-5167.

ST. PADDY DAY PARADE — 2 p.m. March 17 from the Carnegie Library on Spring Street to the Courthouse on Main Street in Eureka Springs. Grand Marshall Fire Chief Rhys Williams joins the Krewe of Blarney for a walking parade with floats. Anyone in green can join the parade. After parade party with the Krewe and dignitaries at the Rowdy Beaver Tavern. StPaddy.Ureeka.org or 981-9551.

EUREKA SPRINGS KITE FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. BYO kite, or build or buy one at the festival. Free family event open to all. 253-6596.

CIRCUS OZ — 7 p.m. March 29, April 1 and April 3, 8 p.m. March 30-31, and 2 p.m. March 31 and April 1 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $29-$49. WaltonArtsCenter.org or 443-5600.

AUTHOR TRACY KIDDER — March 30 at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.

EXPLORING LANDSCAPES — 1 to 4 p.m. March 30, April 6 and April 13 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way in Bentonville. For ages 6-9. $45. Registration required. CrystalBridges.org or 418-5700.

RE-ART — 7 p.m. March 30 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs. Eureka Springs School of the Arts fundraiser featuring older chairs redecorated by artists and new chairs created by local artists. 253-5384.

AUTHOR GRIF STOCKLEY — March 31 at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.

WOMEN BE WISE RETREAT — March 31 to April 1 at Fire Om Earth, 872 Mill Hollow Road in Eureka Springs. Registration required. FireOmEarth.com or 363-9402.

WINTER PUPPET CLASS — 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays March 31 through April 28 at the Art Experience, 641 W. Martin Luther King in Fayetteville. Learn puppet construction and puppeteering with Jo Ann Kaminsky. For ages 8 through adult. $90 for 4 week session. TheArtExperienceInc.org or 442-0557.

NWA CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING SERVICES — 11 a.m. April 1 at the Iceberg Building, 509 S. Spring St., Ste. 105 in Fayetteville. nwArkansas.csl.org or 439-0149.

FAYETTEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET OPENING DAY — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7 on the Fayetteville square. SNAP/EBT accepted. FayettevilleFarmersMarket.org.

“NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH” — 8 p.m. April 13-14 and April 19-21, and 2 p.m. April 15 and April 22 at the Rogers Little Theater. Valentine’s Spectacular on Feb. 14. $9.50-$42, additional fee for dinner. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

WASHINGTON CONCERT SERIES — 6 p.m. April 18 at Washington Elementary School in Fayetteville. Featuring 3 Penny Acre. Also 5/16: Shannon Wurst. Benefits school music program. BYO blanket or lawn chair. Food and drinks available. $5, kids are free. 466-6164.

RENAISSANCE AND FANTASY FAIRE OR THE OZARKS MEETING — April 21-22 at the riding arena adjacent to the Washington County Fair Grounds off of McConnell Road in Fayetteville. Old world music, knights, sword fights, and more. Games and crafts for kids. $5, children 12 years old and younger are free. RenFanFaire.biz or 287-4583.

“BOOK OF DAYS” — 7:30 p.m. April 20-21 and April 26-27, and 3 p.m. April 22 and April 28 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. $9-$20. ArtsCenterOfTheOzarks.org or 751-5441.

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND — 8 p.m. April 20 at the Pavilion at Downstream Casino in Quapaw, OK. $20-$50. DownstreamCasino.com or 918-919-6099.

“CABARET” — 8 p.m. April 20-21 and April 25-28, and 2 p.m. April 22 and April 29 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.

GETAWAY FOR GOOD — April 23-27 at Devil’s Den State Park in West Fork. Two days of trail maintenance on this working vacation. $250 includes lodging and meals. ArkansasStateParks.com or 761-3325.

“WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM” — 8 p.m. April 27-28 and 2 p.m. April 29 at the Rogers Little Theater. $10. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

AUTHOR NANCY DANE — April 28 at the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org or 856-7000.

SIP & DIP: NWA CHEESE DIP CLASSIC — 2 to 6 p.m., and FAYETTEVILLE FOAM FEST — 5 to 9 p.m. May 5 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville. Amateur and professional division for cheese dip competition. Benefits Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA and Feed Fayetteville. $10-$35. CheeseDip.net.

SPRING SING — 7:30 p.m. May 5 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. With the ACO Chorale and Youth Choir. $8-$16. ArtsCenterOfTheOzarks.org or 751-5441.

MADE IN THE USA — 3 p.m. May 6 at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. in Springdale. Pieces by American composers with the Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band. $8-$16. ArtsCenterOfTheOzarks.org or 751-5441.

“OLIVER” — 7 p.m. May 10-11, 2 and 7 p.m. May 12, and 2 p.m. May 13 at the Rogers Little Theater. Special Mother’s Day Brunch Sunday. $9.50-$25, additional fee for dinner. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

HILLBILLY PORK CHOP ROUNDUP 5K AND 1 MILE MUD RUN — 8 a.m. May 19 at the River Front Recreational Center, 5700 Midland Blvd. in Fort Smith. 5K run with 16 military style obstacles along with mud and water events is for individuals and teams ages 13 and older. 1 mile run with obstacles if for kids ages 6 to 12. 100% of proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Registration required. HillBilly5K.com.

“GOD OF CARNAGE” — 8 p.m. June 1-2 and June 7-9, and 2 p.m. June 3 and June 10 at the Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$42, additional fee for dinner. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

HONORING THE GIFT: WET-SCRAPE BRAINTAN BUCKSKIN WORKSHOP — 9 a.m. June 8 through 3 p.m. June 10 at the Looney Education Facility in Colcord, OK. With TwoWolves.org. Registration required. $225, includes meals. OzarkTrackers.org.

“RANT” — 8 p.m. June 15-16 and 2 p.m. June 17 at the Rogers Little Theater. $10. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

“CHICAGO” — 8 p.m. July 1-2, Aug. 2-4 and Aug. 9-11, and 2 p.m. July 29, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12 at the Rogers Little Theater. $9.50-$25, additional fee for dinner. RogersLittleTheater.org or 631-8988.

NATIONAL OLD TIME COUNTRY BLUE-GRASS AND FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL AND CONTEST — August 27-Sept. 2 at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in LeMars, IA. Several open Jams daily. Writing contest for an original song about an auctioneer. Camping and RV parking available. $15-$65. ntcma.net/national-old-time-music-festival.php.

HONORING THE GIFT: USING THE WHOLE ANIMAL WORKSHOP — 9 a.m. Oct. 5 through 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at Wounded Knee Ranch in Elkins. With TwoWolves.org. Must complete Braintan Workshop or have experience in hidetanning. Registration required. $300, includes meals. OzarkTrackers.org.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS — Oct. 24 at the BOK Center in Tulsa. Rescheduled event. $37-50-$57.50. BOKCenter.com or 1-866-7-BOKCTR.

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE 5K — Oct. 27 in Fort Smith. Ghouls, zombies and more along the course. $20. HillBilly5K.com.

BATTLE OF PEA RIDGE RE-ENACTMENT — 1 p.m. Dec. 1-2 at Pea Ridge National Military Park. ArkansasStateParks.com/PrairieGroveBattlefield or 846-2990.


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