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

The Clean House—Thru March 7

Audiences are invited to watch this whimsical romantic comedy centered on Matilde, a Brazilian cleaning woman who would rather be a comedienne. Visit website for times and ticket information. Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers.

(479) 631-8988. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

School Girls: Or, The African Mean Girls Play—Thru

March 14

Join TheatreSquared for this buoyant and biting new comedy about Paulina, the reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, who has her sights set on the Miss Global Universe pageant until Ericka, a new student with undeniable talent and beauty, captures the attention of the pageant recruiter—and Paulina’s hive-minded friends. This play will be broadcasted through digital stream. 

(479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

 

The Half-Life of Marie Curie—Thru March 14

Fresh from its New York debut, this play features science, scandal, comedy and heart as it profiles two rock star scientists at the height and depth of their lives and careers. These encore performances are scheduled to be offered by live stream. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. (479) 777-7477. www.theatre2.org

Turning Red: Learning to Choose Love—April 10

Join Trike Theatre as we livestream this play that is part of our Little Trike Series. The show will stream free on our YouTube channel with pre-show and post-show events. Visit website for more information. Trike Theatre. Bentonville. (479) 464-5084. www.triketheatre.org

The Waverly Gallery—April 16 thru 25

This play, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, follows a grandson watching his grandmother slowly die from Alzheimer's disease.

Dixie’s Happy Hour—March 4 thru 7

Dixie Longate, everyone’s favorite Alabama redhead, is back with a new streaming show. Almost everybody loves a cocktail, and who better to share one with than America’s favorite bar hopper? Longate will be mixing drinks from the four basic food groups—rum, gin, vodka and tequila—while sharing an uplifting story that challenges the audience to search for their personal happy hours and find the good in even the most complicated situations. Her sweet charm and infectious southern drawl will make you want to belly up to the bar for more. Visit website for ticket and streaming information. Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

The Lifespan of a Fact—March 26 thru April 3

This play follows Fingal, who has a small job: to fact-check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. His boss has given him a big assignment: to apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author D'Agata. But now Fingal has a huge problem: D'Agata made up a lot of his article. What starts professional, quickly becomes profane. Visit website for ticket information. Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. (479) 631-8988. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

Miss Coco Peru—April 3

Coco Peru loves to reminisce. In fact, she's very good at it. Coco performs some of her favorite monologues and songs spanning her long career, as well as some new stuff too. Whether you've heard all or some of these stories, or if you're a Coco Virgin, come see why Lily Tomlin called Coco "one of the last great storytellers" and experience the trailblazing Queen who elevated drag whilst still wearing sensible heels. Show begins at 8 p.m. The Auditorium. Eureka Springs. (479) 253-7788. www.theaud.org

MUSIC & DANCE

A Midsummer Night’s Dream—March 12 & 13

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s fairy tale play, and featuring the mesmerizing music of Felix Mendelssohn’s score, this performance presented by NWA Ballet will entice audiences into an ethereal world of love, mischief, and magic. Both shows begin at 7 p.m. Visit website for ticket information and COVID-19 protocols. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical—March 18 & 19

Enjoy an evening with music and laughter as master improvisers take your song title suggestions and turn them into full blown “Phony-nominated” songs filled with vibrant choreography, catchy melodies and tons of laughter. Visit website for ticket information and COVID-19 protocols. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. (479) 443-5600. www.waltonartscenter.org

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 March 28, After The Last Supper; running thru April 4, North Forest Lights; running thru May 24, Companion Species; and beginning Feb. 6 running thru May 31, Crafting America. 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

Running thru May 30: Sarah Cane: In Nature; running thru June 6: Derrick Adams: Sanctuary; and 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 Feb. 27, Reflections of the Black Experience; and running thru March 27, Valentines: Flattery and Insults. Rogers Historical Museum. Rogers. (479) 621-1154. www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org

 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History—

Current Exhibition

Reopened to the public. Visit online for current hours and COVID-19 safety procedures. Currently on display thru June 12, A Better Bird. Free admission. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Springdale. 

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

Museum of Native American History—Upcoming Events

The MONA is currently closed to visitors because of COVID-19, but please visit our website for information about our virtual classes and lectures. Museum of Native American History. Bentonville. (479) 273-2456. www.monah.us

  

SPORTS & RECREATION

NuttyER Runner—March 20

Our 2021 race is being adapted into a downtown team scavenger hunt! Form a team of 2-4 people and be prepared to run a 3-4ish mile route (depending upon which direction you choose!) Solve riddles that will lead to various businesses downtown and expect 3 Nutty Runner Nut Brown Ales (by Columbus House Brewery) to be consumed along the way. For information about registration, rules, and COVID precautions please visit the website. Walton Arts Center parking lot. Fayetteville. www.nuttyrunner5k.com

 

Ride for a Healthier Tomorrow—April 1 thru 30

Go the distance for kids! Join us any time during the month, riding to benefit Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Register, set your personal cycling and fundraising goals, and participate in this virtual cycling challenge anytime, anywhere. Visit website for more information. (479) 725-2962. give.archildrens.org/ride

Big Bass Tournament—April 17

Join other anglers as we raise money for Pagnozzi Parker Charities during this annual tournament. The event will include overall prizes as well as hourly caught prizes, with casting of lines at 7 a.m. and weigh in at Prairie Creek between 2 and 3 p.m. Visit website for registration information. Prairie Creek Marina. Rogers. (479) 443-2550. www.pagnozziparker.org

 

Jackrabbit 5K and Fun Walk—April 17

Join us for this 8th annual event where all funds raised are used to buy shoes for local folks in need. Hosted by the Flagstone Church of Christ, the event includes a 5K run, 1/2 mile Bunny Hop fun walk, and Family Fest. Visit social media pages and website for registration information. Flagstone Church of Christ. Bentonville. (479) 254-0329. www.jackrabbit5k.org

 

 

Iris 5K/10K—March 13

The luck of the Irish will be with you at the 6th race of the Run Bentonville Race Series. The race gives participants the opportunity to test themselves at either the 5k or 10k distance. Corral start time assignments will be given to minimize large groups. Visit website for updated race information. Admission: $30; no race day registration. Bentonville Community Center. Bentonville. (479) 464-7275. www.runbentonville.com

Hogeye Marathon—April 24 & 25

This year’s event will feature a marathon, half-marathon, 5K Run/Walk, 10K, kids marathon and 4-person relays. Visit website for registration information, start-times, locations and COVID-19 safety protocols. Downtown. Springdale. www.hogeyemarathon.com

 

Tee Off at Top Golf—April 29

This new event with the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce is an opportunity for Chamber members and their guests to experience Rogers’ newest entertainment venue. Event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Visit website for more information. Top Golf. Rogers. (479) 636-1240. www.rogerslowell.com

NWA Virtual Heart Walk—April 17

Together, with you, we will ensure that this event benefitting the American Heart Association will be bigger and better this year, recognizing the strength of community, the driving force of our volunteers and the relentless heartbeat of our mission. For more information and registration, please visit our website. Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the American Heart Association. (479) 439-6800. www.nwaheartwalk.org

 

Cherishing Children Glow Run—April 23

This 21st annual run benefits the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County and will offer both virtual and in-person options for a 1-mile fun walk, a 400-yard superhero dash, and a chip-timed 5K glow run. Visit website for registration and admission information as well as COVID-19 protocols and updates. First United Methodist Church. Rogers.

(479) 621-0385. www.cacbentonco.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 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. (888) 287-2757. www.arkansasstateparks.com

 

2021 State of the Chamber & Awards Lunch—March 3

This year marks the 95th Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce annual State of the Chamber. This unique experience is designed to look at the Chamber's recent accomplishments and take a look at the scope of projects on the horizon. Visit website for additional information including sponsorships and this year’s featured speakers. In light of COVID-19, this year’s event will be broadcast on TV. (479) 273-2841. www.greaterbentonville.com

 

Fayetteville Public Education Foundation Virtual Hall of Honor—March 4

The 24th annual ceremony commemorating educators, alumni, and friends who have demonstrated extraordinary Fidelity, Honor, and Service to the Fayetteville Public Schools and our community will take place virtually this year. The objective is to provide role models for our students, to create excitement about education, and to honor educators, former students and friends of public education in Fayetteville. This year’s honorees include Larry Shackleford, Honorable Bill Storey and Rocky Tsai. The virtual celebration begins at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.fayedfoundation.org/events/hall-of-honor

 

 

Cane Hill Kite Festival—March 6

The annual family-friendly festival begins at noon and goes until the last kite comes down. Buy a kite there or bring your own. There will be a kite hospital on site, used kites for sale, food, a hospitality tent and more. Rain/snow date is March 13. Please visit Facebook page for admission fees and COVID-19 updates.

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Arkansas Miss Amazing—March 13

Join us for this event that provides opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to build confidence and self-esteem in a supportive environment. Visit website for more details. Bentonville Community Church. Bentonville. (501) 516-2626. www.missamazing.org

 

NWA Home & Outdoor Living Show—March 19 thru 21

See the newest home trends for design and function. There will be more than 100 local exhibitors and other specialists from around the country, plus outdoor cooking demonstrations and the chance to plan a picture-perfect remodel with one of our design seminars. Visit website for hours, admission and COVID-19 protocols. Rogers Convention Center, Embassy Suites. Rogers (918) 645-9850. www.nwahomeexpo.com

 

Wizard Way of the Ozarks—March 20 & 21

Fayetteville's Alfie-award-winning convention inspired by all things wizards, witches, magic, and fantastical creatures in pop culture (formerly known as DiaCON Alley) is back. This year's proceeds will benefit Asbell Elementary, a school in the Fayetteville Public School district with the most Title I students. Visit website for schedule and ticket information. Fayetteville Town Center. Fayetteville.

(479) 521-5776. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Compton Gardens Native Tree and Plant Sale —March 29 thru April 2

Give your garden what it really wants - Native Trees and Plants! We have a large assortment of plants, trees, and shrubs including Chickasaw Plum, Dogwood, Wild Hydrangea, Tall Bellflower, Purple Coneflower, Yarrow, and many other varieties. This year the sale is by appointment only. Please visit website for price information and to book your 30 minute shopping time. (479) 254-3870. www.peelcompton.org

 

NWA Employment Showcase—April 1 thru 30

This is a revamped event replacing the 2021 NWA Spring Job Fair. The new format improves upon the existing job fair format by taking it online and showcasing available jobs and careers in our region for the entire month of March. Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce. Rogers. (479) 636-1240. www.rogerslowell.com

 

Pinwheels for Prevention—April 1 thru 30

Plant your sign and pinwheels during the month of April to raise awareness of child abuse happening in our community in support of Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Banners and signs will be placed outside your home or business along with sparkly pinwheels. Order yours today through the Children’s Safety Center of Washington County at http://shop.1836ink.co/csc

Power of Inclusion—April 27

Join us for this virtual panel event hosted by Sunshine School & Development Center and moderated by Latriece Watkins, EVP of Walmart U.S. Consumables Division, that will focus on disability inclusion in the workplace. Event will begin at 11 a.m. Visit website for more information. Rogers. (479) 636-3190. www.nwasunshineschool.org

Wear Blue Day—April 1

Pledge to wear blue to show your commitment to keep kids safe and raise awareness for child abuse survivors. Put on your blue, take a picture, and use #weARblue to show your support. Children’s Safety Center of Washington County. Springdale.

(479) 872-6183. www.childrenssafetycenter.org

 

Cherishing Children Pinwheel Rally—April 2

This annual rally recognizes National Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month to encourage our community to gather together to raise awareness and shine a light on child abuse. For more information visit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County website. Rogers. (479) 621-0385. www.cacbentonco.com

 

Women in IT Virtual Conference - April 7


The Walton College Executive Education and Department of Information Systems is proud to bring you the 2021 Women in Information Technology Virtual Conference. Connect with a community of diverse women as we “Hack the Journey” with industry leaders and changemakers. This year’s keynote speaker is Erika Amoako-Agyei. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is $200 per person; discount for 10 or more available. Visit reg129.imperisoft.com to register. 

 

NWA Gives Day—April 8

Open your heart and help raise much-needed funds for local child abuse victims to receive free services at the Children’s Safety Center of Washington County. Thanks to a generous supporter, your donations will be doubled! Donate online at www.childrenssafetycenter.org/make-a-donation

 

Vintage Market Days—April 9 thru 11

Come enjoy an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and more. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit website for admission rates and additional information. Benton County Fairgrounds. Bentonville. (918) 671-9712. www.vintagemarketdays.com/market/nw-arkansas

 

Youth of the Year Virtual Celebration—April 16

This event is the culmination of our Boys & Girls Club members' dedication to enhancing their community, peers, family, the Boys & Girls Club, and themselves. Featuring a live and silent auction as well as speeches from our Youth of the Year and Michael Phelps. Event will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit website for more information. Bentonville.

(479) 273-7187. www.bgcbentoncounty.org

 

Butterflies & Blooms Virtual Luncheon—April 22

This 12th annual fundraiser for Saving Grace NWA will be livestreamed on various social media platforms this year. Come hear how Saving Grace is changing lives of girls who have aged out of the foster system, and watch God work through this community to break the cycle of poverty in their lives, and for generations still to come. Visit website for more information. (479) 636-1133. www.savinggracenwa.org

 

Wall of Distinction—April 22

This 9th annual event hosted by the Rogers Public Education Foundation brings the city together to support public school excellence and to honor alumni, teachers, administrators, parents and community leaders who have made an impact on the city’s public school system. This year’s virtual event begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit website for more information. Rogers.

(479) 631-3556. www.rogerspef.com/wallofdistinction

 

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Plant Sale—April 23 & 24

Get your garden ready for spring by visiting our annual plant sale. Garden members can shop on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and the public is invited to shop on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be a vendor-only sale, the Garden will not be growing and selling its own plants this year due to staffing limitations. Visit website for more information. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville. (479) 750-2620. www.bgozarks.org

 

Earth Day Festival—April 25

Join the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks as we applaud 51 years of Earth Day celebrations. This outdoor event will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. and include family-friendly activities and crafts. Visit website for ticket information and COVID-19 protocols. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville. (479) 750-2620. www.bgozarks.org

 

Big Business Brunch—April 27

Join us for this virtual event for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas that will feature guest speaker Kath McLay, President & CEO of Sam’s Club. Kerry Robinson, SVP of Fresh Bakery will host. Visit website for more information. Bentonville.

(479) 966-4366. www.bbbsnwa.org

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