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EVENTS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Market @ Record—Thru Feb. 24

From fresh produce to baked goods to beautiful arts and crafts, this indoor market is the perfect place to shop for all those holiday gifts. Open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Record. Bentonville. www.downtownbentonville.com

 

Indoor Saturday Winter Market­­—Thru March

The winter market features seasonal local grown produce and meats, locally made cheese, fresh baked goods, artisan crafts and more. Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fayetteville Senior Activity & Wellness Center. www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org

 

Art on the Bricks—Feb. 8 & March 14

Enjoy artwork from local and regional artists featured in local businesses and shops from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Downtown Rogers. www.rogerslowell.com

 

Fat Saturday Parade of Fools—Feb. 10

This family-friendly event is fun to watch and even more fun to participate in. Bring your friends and family and join the fun! The parade will begin at 2 p.m. on the Fayetteville Square and then head down Block Ave. and Dickson St. Downtown Fayetteville. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Cane Hill Kite Festival—March 9

This 23rd annual festival will start at noon and continue until the last kite comes down. Food will be available for sale, as well as kites and a kite repair hospital. Raffles and prizes will also be given out throughout the day. Springfield Ranch. Cane Hill. More information can be found on Facebook.

ARTS & CULTURE

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—Current Exhibitions & Events

Currently on display thru March 6: Architecture at Home; running thru March 25: Takeazu & Tawney: An Artist is a Poet; running thru April 22: Marie Bannerot McInerney: Trace Me Back; and running thru May 27: A Soldier’s Journey. Special events include Family Day: I Heart Art on Feb. 11. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. crystalbridges.org

 

The Momentary—Current Exhibitions & Events

Currently on display thru March 15: S.2122; and running thru April 14: Enduring Amazon: Life and Afterlife in the Rainforest. Special events include musical performances Feb. 2: The Soul Rebels with special guest Talib Kweli at 7 p.m.; Feb. 23: 3Deadidols, Avian Alia, Lydia Newsom and DK Stargod at 8 p.m.; Feb. 24: Little Joe & La Familia at 7 p.m.; and March 9: electronic music festival Momentous. The Momentary. Bentonville. www.themomentary.org

 

TheatreSquared––Current & Upcoming Events

Currently running thru March 3: What the Constitution Means to Me; and beginning Feb. 28 running thru March 24: Cambodian Rock Band. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. www.theatre2.org

 

Walton Arts Center—Upcoming Performances

Feb. 1: West Street Live: Damn Tall Buildings, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 2: Starrlight Jazz Club: Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 3: American Girl LIVE! In Concert, 2 & 7 p.m.; Feb. 3: Film Fest: BIPOC Filmmakers, 8 p.m.; Feb. 13: Poli POP!, 7 p.m.; Feb. 17: SoNA’s Defying Expectations, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 20 thru 25: Company; Feb. 27: Ailey II, 7 p.m.; Feb. 29: David Foster & Katherine McPhee, 7 p.m.; Feb. 29: The Comedy Zone: Dave Williamson, 7:30 p.m.; March 2: Menopause The Musical 2, 3 p.m.; March 2: West Street Live: Lee Rocker, 7:30 p.m.; March 5: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, 7 p.m.; March 9: Further Up & Further In, 4 p.m.; March 12: Drum Tao, 7 p.m.; and March 14: Pilobolus’ Re: Creation Tour, 7 p.m. Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Arkansas Black Music and Film Expo—Feb. 9 & 10

Music Moves presents this unique opportunity for Northwest Arkansas to support the important work of honoring Black voices and contributions in Northwest Arkansas as well as enjoy a night of community and fun. Fayetteville Town Center. www.musicmovesar.com

 

Evening with The Maestro—Feb. 10

Join the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra for this dinner and concert for an unforgettable evening of harmony and flavor as Maestro Steven Byess guides you through enchanting musical pieces, paired with a delectable five-course dinner crafted by chef Steven D. Brooks. Evening begins at 6:30 p.m. Thaden School. Bentonville. www.arphil.org

 

Happily Ever After—Feb. 29 thru March 3

When Happily Ever After isn’t so happy, how do these characters embark on their journey to rewrite the story? Find out in this original script by writer, poet and actor NaTosha De'Von. Arts Live Theatre. Fayetteville. www.artslivetheatre.com

 

Journey to Oz––March 9

Join Trike Theatre to travel with Dorothy and her friends through Oz. From the Mayor of Munchkinland to Dorothy herself, audience members are invited to play all sorts of roles, sing, dance and act alongside professional actors as everyone experiences the story of one girl’s exciting quest to defeat the most terrible witch in the land of Oz. Thaden School Performing Arts Center. Bentonville. www.triketheatre.org

SPORTS & RECREATION

Cupid’s Kilometers Valentines 4K/8K—Feb. 10

Whether you're celebrating Singles Awareness Day or celebrating true love, this run is sure to make your heart race. Sign up individually or with a partner. Event begins at 7:30 a.m. Downtown Bentonville Square. www.runbentonville.com

 

Indoor Triathlon—March 2

Swim, bike and run at this event taking place inside The Jones Center. Participants will have 10 minutes to swim, 20 minutes to bike and 15 minutes to run to log as many miles as possible. It is perfect opportunity for beginners to try their hand at a triathlon and for seasoned athletes to train. The Jones Center. Springdale. www.thejonescenter.net

 

Noah Antony 5K Race—March 9

Join in this race benefiting Ozark Catholic Academy students and their families. Race starts at 9 a.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church. Tontitown. www.ozarkcatholic.org

 

Irish 5K/10K—March 11

This race gives participants the opportunity to test themselves at either the 5K or 10K distance. Event begins at 7:30 a.m. Bentonville Community Center. www.runbentonville.com

OTHER EVENTS

Arkansas State Parks—Upcoming Events

Three local parks feature a variety of experiences from guided hikes to educational workshops: Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Devil’s Den State Park and Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Search for fun activities and ways you can get involved to make Arkansas State Park memories to last a lifetime. www.arkansasstateparks.com

 

Moon to Mars­—Thru May 6

This exhibit will transport children to a world of new possibilities. Young explorers will design and fly rockets, hover above the planet in a spacecraft, walk in reduced gravity and navigate new terrain in the Lunar Rover. Scott Family Amazeum. Bentonville. www.amazeum.org

 

Annual Chamber Banquet—Feb. 1

The Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce’s 94th Annual Banquet is titled ‘A Symphony of Success’ and will celebrate an amazing 2023 as well as recognize John Brown III as the Pioneer Citizen, Businesses of the Year, and other Outstanding Civic Leaders in the community. Event starts at 6 p.m. John Brown University. Siloam Springs. www.siloamchamber.com

 

Miracles & Magic Radiothon—Feb. 2

The Arkansas Children’s Northwest Auxiliary, along with Magic 107.9 and KNWA/FOX24, will host this event benefiting Arkansas Children’s Northwest. The one-day event will take place from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Magic 107.9. Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Springdale. www.archildrens.org/miracles

 

Wear Red Day—Feb. 2

The first Friday each February, American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast in unity of a common goal, eradicating heart disease and stroke. Throughout Northwest Arkansas. www.goredforwomen.org

 

Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend—Feb. 2 thru 4

Every year this event brings paranormal investigators — of all experience levels — for overnight ghost hunts including hands-on explorations of the unexplained. Conference attendees also receive admissions to the nightly ghost tour, hospitality breaks, and breakfast on Sunday. Choose from two weekends to have a 48-hour immersion in the paranormal. 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. Eureka Springs. www.americasmosthauntedhotel.com

 

NWA Home Show—Feb. 2 thru 4

This is the 34th year for this signature event where attendees can meet with local building and design experts who can help with any indoor or outdoor home project. Rogers Convention Center. www.nwahomeshow.com

 

All In Casino Fundraising Event—Feb. 3

Join in for the 10th annual fundraising event supporting the Teen Action & Support Center. Evening will include casino games such as poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and slot machines, heavy appetizers, drink tickets, raffle prizes, and live and silent auctions. Event begins at 6:30 p.m. Embassy Suites by Hilton. Rogers. www.tascnwa.org

 

Chinese New Year Celebration Year of the Dragon—Feb. 3

Join CANWA to celebrate the new year while enjoying Chinese food, dances, music, Chinese art crafts and more. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. Fayetteville Public Library. www.canwa.org

 

Frost Fest Outdoor Beer Festival—Feb. 3

Sample craft beers from across the region while enjoying live music, art, vendors, food trucks and more. This event highlights craft breweries, creators and makers while supporting nonprofits from the Northwest Arkansas area. Must be 21 years of age to attend. Washington County Fairgrounds. Fayetteville. www.fossilcovebrewing.com

 

Power of Inclusion—Feb. 7

A luncheon and panel discussion, hosted by Sunshine School & Development Center and Reckitt, that brings together the community to celebrate and promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Event chair and moderator is Megan Crozier with Sam’s Club. Event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Embassy Suites by Hilton. Rogers. www.nwasunshineschool.org

 

Adult Night—Feb. 8

Embark on a journey through size and scale with a unique Amazeum twist, featuring larger-than-life experiences! Unleash your inner child and revel in an evening of laughter, creativity and unforgettable moments. Scott Family Amazeum. Bentonville. www.amazeum.org

 

Ooh! La, La!—Feb. 8

Join supporters of the Jackson Graves Foundation to celebrate its 15th year at this chocolate and wine pairing dinner. This event will include a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30 p.m. as well as a chocolate-inspired dinner starting at 7 p.m. Fayetteville Public Library. www.jacksongraves.org

 

Moonlight Masquerade—Feb. 9

Join the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas for its annual ball as it “unmasks” domestic violence. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence here in the community. The event starts at 7 p.m. Osage House. Cave Springs. www.juniorleaguenwa.org

 

Masquerade Ball—Feb. 10

Join the Walton Arts Center to celebrate the 13th annual Masquerade Ball, a signature fundraising event benefiting arts education. This year will include a one-of-a-kind evening inspired by Phantom of the Opera with a gourmet dinner. The event is from 6 to 11 p.m. Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Polar Plunge—Feb. 10

Be bold, get cold! Take the Beaver Lake Polar Plunge benefiting and raising awareness for Special Olympics Arkansas. Individual and team participation is available, and costumes are encouraged. Prairie Creek Recreation Area, Beaver Lake. Rogers. www.specialolympicsarkansas.org

 

Winter Market at Heroncrest—Feb. 10

Come out and support women and minority business owners, makers and artists from the NWA GIRL GANG creative community from Arkansas and surrounding states. This free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heroncrest Event Center. Elm Springs. www.nwagirlgang.org

 

Wowza Ball—Feb. 10

Celebrate the wonders of wearable art at this interactive ball, and witness the contestants compete for a cash prize. Attendees are encouraged to make a costume, dress up crazy, or just dress however they want. Doors open at 6 p.m. Millar Lodge, Mount Sequoyah Center. Fayetteville. www.GinaGallina.com

 

Say I Do Wedding Expo—Feb. 11

Back and better than ever, come join in to see all that the Northwest Arkansas wedding community has to offer as well as the latest wedding trends showcasing wedding venues, formal wear, music, photography, catering, flowers and much more. This free event will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benton County Fairgrounds. Bentonville. www.liveloveeventsnwa.com

 

Battle of the Banks—Feb. 15

A signature event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas with 100% of funds raised at this event staying local to support the children, families and volunteers who have been served by the program this year. Event is from 6 to 8 p.m. Fast Lane Entertainment. Lowell. www.bbbsnwa.org

 

Heart Ball—Feb. 16

Join American Heart Association supporters for this annual event that will include a social reception, live and silent auctions, an engaging program and more. Rogers Convention Center. www.heart.org/nwaheartball

 

Back-to-School Bowl—Feb. 16 & 17

Community and school teams are encouraged to raise money in support of the Rogers Public Education Foundation at this annual bowling tournament. Rogers Bowling Center. www.rogerspef.org

 

Home Brew Tasting Competition—Feb. 17

Find the best brews, food and music at this fun-filled event supporting the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter. Event runs from noon to 3 p.m. Proceeds help those fleeing from domestic violence in Northwest Arkansas. Meteor Guitar Gallery. Bentonville. www.nwaws.org

 

Soup Sunday—Feb. 18

Join in for this family-friendly event with delicious soups, live music and a new take on the annual auction. Proceeds benefit Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Event is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Rogers Convention Center. www.aradvocates.org

 

Annual Luncheon Meeting—Feb. 23

Springdale Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Luncheon Meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will celebrate its 2023 accomplishments as well as award its 2024 Civic Service Honoree. There will also be a keynote speech on moving forward in 2024 and pulling the curtain back on artificial intelligence and how it can improve today’s businesses. Northwest Arkansas Convention Center. Springdale. www.springdale.com

 

Black-Owned Business Expo—Feb. 24

Hosted by Black-Owned NWA, this seventh annual expo is an explosion of creativity, culture and commerce while celebrating resilience, innovation and the impact of supporting Black-owned businesses. Event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fayetteville Town Center. www.blackownednwa.org

 

Mom Prom ‘24––Feb. 24

Take yourself back to “Red Carpet, Old Hollywood Mom Prom” and dress in 1950s style for a night out. There will even be a Prom Queen crowning. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be available. Proceeds support Beyond A Step, a nonprofit giving back to our first responders, last responders and veterans. For women ages 21 and up. Event is from 7 to 11 p.m. Apollo on Emma. Springdale. www.beyondastep.org

 

NWA Mix Competition—Feb. 24

10th annual competition where local bartenders mix up their best. Get ready for some fun because this year’s event will be held on Mardi Gras weekend. Public gets to vote and winner takes all. Event begins at 5 p.m. Nomads West End. Fayetteville. Tickets available on Eventbrite.com.

 

Fayetteville Restaurant Week––Feb. 25 thru March 2

It’s time to celebrate the fantastic food culture that makes Fayetteville such a culinary paradise in this second annual event. With limited-time menu offerings and special giveaways from participating restaurants, you’ll experience new and fresh flavors that can only be found during this week. Various locations in Fayetteville. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Legacy Luncheon—Feb. 28

Kendrick Fincher Hydration for Life transformed its annual Homecoming Gala into this inaugural luncheon. The event, which begins at 11:30 a.m., will honor Dean Weber of the U of A and the Razorback Foundation for his exceptional dedication to athlete safety and hydration education. Sterling Bank. Fayetteville. www.kendrickfincher.org

 

Orchid Show & Sale—March 1 thru 3

Garden members will have the first opportunity to purchase orchids and view the entries from this year’s competition. Saturday and Sunday are open to the public. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville. www.bgozarks.org

 

Big Business Brunch—March 6

Connect with top retail executive Silvia Azrai Kawas, executive vice president of consumables at Walmart U.S., while enjoying brunch. 21c Museum Hotel. Bentonville. www.bbbsnwa.org

 

The Big Bet­—March 7

This casino night and Texas hold ‘em-style poker tournament raises money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas programming. Hosted by Laura Rush and Matt Shy, it will be a fun-filled night with games, appetizers and an open bar. Event starts at 5 p.m. Barn at the Springs. Springdale. www.bbbsnwa.org

 

Celebration of Business and Community—March 7

Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce will recognize the organization’s current and incoming leadership. This year will be a luncheon with guest speaker Jon Harrison. Event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rogers Convention Center. www.rogerslowell.com

 

The Abilities Ball—March 9

Life Styles Inc. will host a fundraising gala devoted to celebrating the remarkable abilities of people with developmental disabilities. A singular evening of inspiration, accompanied by delicious fare, and featuring music, dancing and a spectacular performance by Life Styles clients. Event begins at 6 p.m. Fayetteville Public Library. www.lifestylesinc.org

 

Big Party—March 9

Join the Fayetteville Junior Civic League for a night with music by Dial-Up and The Burnt CDs, appetizers and drinks, all while raising money for local nonprofits. Event is from 7 to 11 p.m. for ages 21 and older. George’s Majestic Lounge. Fayetteville. www.fayettevillejcl.com

 

Dancing with Our Stars—March 9

Join the Children’s Tumor Foundation for an exciting dance competition of local community members to raise awareness of neurofibromatosis and support continuous research. Event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. www.ctf.org

 

Handprints for Hope—March 12

Join the Children’s Safety Center for a fundraising luncheon that brings together community members to honor CSC supporters, learn about this important mission and hear from guest speakers. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fayetteville Public Library. www.childrenssafetycenter.org

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