EVENTS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

At CitiScapes Magazine, we are typically all about promoting community events and gatherings. Under normal circumstances, we love to see you out and about. However, in light of COVID-19, and in the interest of our community’s health and safety, many area events have been postponed or canceled. This month’s community calendar has been updated with the most recent information available at time of print, but things continue to change daily so please be sure to check event websites for the most up-to-date details. 

 

Fayetteville Farmers Market—Open Year Round

Featuring fresh, locally grown produce and goods helping to make NWA grow into a healthier and greener community. The market is currently open on Saturdays at the Winter Market outdoor location to address COVID-19 concerns until future notice. Online ordering is also available. Open Saturdays, senior hour 7 to 8 a.m., others 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. Evelyn Hills Shopping Center. Fayetteville. (479) 236-2910. www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org

THEATRE & FILM

Prison Story Project—Jan. 2

Join us for a storytelling project that benefits incarcerated women and men. In response to Nick Cave: Until, the Prison Story Project will perform staged readings of letters from participants on death row, allowing communities to witness the humanity of people in prison through their own words. Performance at 2 p.m. Free admission. The Momentary. Bentonville. (479) 367-7500. www.themomentary.org

 

Meteor Shower—Jan. 16 thru 24

This hilarious comedy written by Steve Martin finds Corky and Norm excited to host Gerald and Laura at their home in the valley outside Los Angeles to watch a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower. But as the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, it becomes clear that Gerald and Laura might not be all that they appear to be. Over the course of a crazy, starlit dinner party, the couples begin to flirt and insanity reigns. Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. (479) 631-8988. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

La Tortuga and the Hare—Jan. 23

Watch Trike Theatre’s live performance beginning at 3 p.m. Show will begin with a welcome and pre-show segment, and after the performance there will be a meet-the-actors and closing remark segment. Visit website for more information. Trike Theatre. Bentonville. (479) 464-5085. www.triketheatre.org

MUSIC & DANCE

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Arkansas Air & Military Museum—Current Exhibitions

Currently only open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors must preregister for a monitored tour time slot, which are available every 20 minutes. Visit website for updates and tour information. Arkansas Air & Military Museum. Fayetteville. (479) 521-4947. www.arkansasairandmilitary.com

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Reopened with limited capacity timed-ticket admissions. Currently on display thru Jan. 3, 2021, Ansel Adams: In Our Time; running thru March 28, 2021, After The Last Supper; running thru April 4, 2021, North Forest Lights; and on display thru May 24, 2021, Companion Species. Visit website for more information on reservations, event and exhibit updates, virtual tours and admissions. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. (479) 418-5700. crystalbridges.org

The Momentary—Current Exhibition

On display thru Jan. 3: Nick Cave: Until; beginning Feb. 13 running thru May 30: Sarah Cane: In Nature; beginning Feb. 20 running thru June 6: Derrick Adams: Sanctuary; and beginning Feb. 27 running thru June 13: Diana Al-Hadid: Ash in the Trade Winds. Visit website for exhibit information, event updates and virtual tours. The Momentary. Bentonville. (479) 367-7500. www.themomentary.org

Rogers Historical Museum—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Reopened to the public. Visit online for current hours, COVID-19 safety procedures and virtual events. On display thru Jan. 2, Hawkins House Tour: A Victorian Culinary Christmas; and running thru Feb. 27, Reflections of the Black Experience. Rogers Historical Museum. Rogers. (479) 621-1154. www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org

 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Reopened to the public. Visit online for current hours and COVID-19 safety procedures. Currently on display thru Jan. 19, 2021, Going Greek. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Springdale. 

(479) 750-8165. www.shilohmuseum.org

Art on the Bricks Virtual Art Walk —Jan. 20 thru Feb. 20

Join us online as we celebrate local artists with the virtual art walk entitle “Love Is...” This event highlights regional artists and musicians sharing creations inspired by the people, places, creatures and things they love. The virtual exhibit will be on view on Facebook and Instagram. Visit website for more information. (479) 636-1240. wwwrogerslowell.com

  

SPORTS & RECREATION

First Day Hikes—Jan. 1

State parks across the U.S. celebrate the new year with these First Day Hikes to promote healthy lifestyles all year round. Devil’s Den State Park will be participating in this year’s hikes. Visit website for more information. Free admission. Devil’s Den State Park. West Fork. www.arkansas.com

Frozen Toes 5K/15K Trail Run—Jan. 23

This event is perfect for runners looking to transition from a 5K or 10K to a longer distance, or for those who want to try their first trail running race. The single-track trails of Kessler Mountain are technical in most areas, but the views are worth every step of the course! Take a break from the pavement and give trail running a try. This year we will offer both an in-person race and a week-long challenge registration option. Mount Kessler Regional Park. Fayetteville. (479) 444-3471. www.fayetteville-ar.gov

Tee Off at Topgolf—Feb. 11

A new event allowing Chamber members and their guests to network and teambuild. Come enjoy this fun environment that caters to all skill levels, including non-golfers. This new style of golf tournament includes two rounds, best ball format and provides you with the opportunity to win $10,000 in the Hole-in-one Contest as well as a lifetime membership to Topgolf. Players will receive hors d’oeuvres, two adult drink tickets and bottomless fountain drinks. 2 to 5 p.m. Admission: $750 per 6-person team. Topgolf. Rogers. (479) 636-1240. www.rogerslowell.com

 

Valentines 5K/8K—Feb. 13

Grab your sweetie or come looking for love! This race gives participants the opportunity to test themselves at the 5k or 8k distance. This race is designed to be run with your sweetheart. Couples that register for the race together receive a discount. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. start times will be assigned. Admission: $50 per couple, $30 individual; no race day registration. Downtown. Square Bentonville.(479) 464-7275. www.runbentonville.com

OTHER EVENTS

 

Arkansas State Parks—Upcoming Events

Arkansas State Parks have lots of family-friendly fun and educational events to keep you busy this fall! Three local parks, right here in our backyard, feature a variety of experiences from guided hikes to educational workshops: Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, Devil’s Den State Parkand 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. (888) 287-2757. www.arkansasstateparks.com

NWA Mix Fest Cocktail Competition—Jan. 2

Come taste some of the best cocktails in NWA at this 7th annual competition. This competition will be held outside so dress warm. All ticket sales will go to support the five local bartenders contending for the votes for best cocktail. Visit website for more details. Nomads Southtown. Fayetteville. (479) 435-5606. www.eventbrite.com

Krewe du Kork Barkanalia—Jan. 16

This event will include dinner and wines prepared by the Basin Park Hotel to enjoy in the comfort of your home. Wine tasting and dinner starts at 6 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. Proceeds benefit Good Shepherd Human Society. Visit Krewe du Kork social media pages for more information. (479) 363-1112. www.goodshepherd-hs.org

NWA Wedding Show—Jan. 17

Meet with the area's best wedding and event vendors to plan your special day and get inspired. Event will take place from noon until 3 p.m. Visit website for more information. Admission: $8 in advance, $10 at the door, free for children 12 and under. Four Points by Sheraton. Bentonville. (479) 222-1655. www.nwaweddingshow.com

Soup Sunday SOUPer Specials—Jan. 21 thru 31

Join us for this 20th annual fun, family-friendly virtual event supporting Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families. This year’s event will look a little bit different, with ticket purchases or sponsorships entitling supporters to SOUPer restaurant specials from dozens of NWA restaurants, an online auction, and our live virtual event on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. Visit website for more details. Springdale. (479) 927-9800. www.aradvocates.org

Kiss The Brides Expo—Jan. 31

One of the biggest bridal shows in NWA featuring over 100 vendors showcasing fashion, food, music and more. Expert advice from the area’s top wedding professionals will be available from 12 to 4 p.m. There will also be various contests with prizes available. Visit website for more information. NWA Holiday Inn Convention Center. Springdale. (626) 356-9036. www.kissthebridesexpo.com

National Wear Red Day—Feb. 5

On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, Northwest Arkansas comes together, igniting a wave of red across the region. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities, this annual groundswell unites thousands of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. Show your support by wearing red and posting a selfie using the hashtag #NWAGoRed to social media tagging the American Heart Association NWA at @AHAArkansas on Facebook and Instagram, and @AHA_Arkansas on Twitter. www.goredforwomen.org

 

Polar Plunge—Feb. 13

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. This year supporters can participate any day as part of a virtual plunge. Call or visit website for more information and to register. Prairie Creek Recreation Area, Beaver Lake. Rogers. (479) 366-3216. www.specialolympicsarkansas.org

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