EVENTS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Original Rogers Farmers Market—Thru Nov.

Serving Rogers for more than 30 years, offering locally grown produce, handmade crafts, baked goods, jams and jellies, local honey, meats, eggs and more. Market will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frisco Station Mall Parking Lot. Rogers. www.rogersfarmersmarket.org

 

Fayetteville Farmers Market—Thru Dec. 17

The oldest farmers market in Arkansas features local seasonal vegetables, fruits, garden plants, meats, eggs, and cheeses in addition to fresh cut flowers, baked goods, honey, jams, fine local art, handmade crafts and more. Market is open Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Downtown Fayetteville Square. www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org

 

First Friday—Nov. 4

The Bentonville Square is turned into a giant neighborhood block party with plenty of food, activities and family fun. November’s theme is “Toyland.” Bentonville Square. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

Art on the Bricks—Nov. 10 & Dec. 8

Enjoy artwork from local and regional artists featured in local businesses and shops. Downtown Rogers. www.rogerslowell.com

 

Lights of the Ozarks—Nov. 18 thru Jan. 1

This annual event kicks off Nov. 18 with a lighting ceremony and parade. After that, the lights illuminate the square each evening from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Along with the dazzling display of twinkle lights, winter treats, hot cocoa and festive music make this tradition an event that cannot be missed. Downtown Fayetteville Square. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Bentonville Lighting of the Square—Nov. 19

Help us celebrate as the Bentonville Parks and Recreation team lights up the square for the holidays. Lights come on at 6 p.m. Downtown Bentonville. www.downtownbentonville.org

 

Bentonville Christmas Parade—Dec. 10

Families line up for a classic, holiday tradition. Parade begins at 6 p.m. and follows route down Main Street and around the square. Downtown Bentonville. www.downtownbentonville.org

THEATRE & FILM

Almost, Maine—Thru Nov. 6

One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. The Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

Detroit ‘67—Thru Nov. 6

In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. www.theatre2.org

 

Chicago—Nov. 7 thru 13

Come enjoy the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Stones in His Pockets—Nov. 9 thru Dec. 18

Enjoy this play, which is both tragedy and comedy, about a small rural town in Ireland where many of the townspeople are extras in a Hollywood film. TheatreSquared. Fayetteville. www.theatre2.org

 

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?—Nov. 10 thru 12

Enjoy this presentation by the Smokehouse Players of this Tony Award-winning play. The scorched-earth masterpiece savagely exposes dangerous marital dysfunction when two couples in a quiet college town turn a nightcap into an all-out, all-night brawl. 1725 S. Smokehouse Trail. Fayetteville. www.facebook.com/smokehouseplayers

 

Peter Pan Jr. The Musical—Nov. 10 thru 13

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. Clapp Auditorium, Mt. Sequoyah. Fayetteville. www.artslivetheatre.com

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas—Nov. 19

Watch this classic about Jack the Pumpkin King who discovers a new holiday that he loves, even if he doesn’t fully understand what makes it magical. Movie begins at 7 p.m. The Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

It’s a Wonderful Life—Nov. 26

Get into the holiday spirit with this Christmas classic about what makes life worth living and the value of having love. Movie begins at 7 p.m. The Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

A Conversation with Fran Lebowitz—Nov. 29

This author and comedian makes her long-awaited appearance in Northwest Arkansas for an evening of engaging conversation and satirical musings. Show begins at 7 p.m. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Green Day’s American Idiot—Nov. 30 thru Dec. 4

Arts One Presents offers this Tony and Grammy award-winning Broadway musical, which follows the exhilarating journey of a new generation of young Americans, led by friends Johnny, Tunny and Will, as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, borne along by Green Day's electrifying score. Meteor Guitar Gallery. Bentonville. www.artsonepresents.com

 

A Christmas Carol—Dec. 1 thru 24

Come enjoy this Northwest Arkansas family tradition presented by TheatreSquared. Three spirits come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and take him on a fantastic journey through past, present and future. But will it be enough to save him? For all ages. Fayetteville Public Library. www.theatre2.org

 

It’s a Wonderful  Life, Right?—Dec. 8 thru 11

In this original Arts Live Theatre adaptation, a teen whose dreams of escape and adventure have been squashed by family obligations and school, learns from his guardian angel on Christmas Eve what the world would have been like had they never been born. Arts Live Theatre. Fayetteville. www.artslivetheatre.com

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever—Dec. 9 thru 17

Trike Theatre presents this hilarious Christmas classic about the infamous Herdman kids and what happens when they take over the church Christmas pageant. Trike Theatre. Bentonville. www.triketheatre.org

 

A Tuna Christmas—Dec. 9 thru 18

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh-filled evening. The Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

The Polar Express—Dec. 10

The family holiday classic is presented on the big screen at the historic theater. Movie begins at 1 p.m. The Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation—Dec. 17

Come enjoy some holiday laughter with this classic Chevy Chase film. Movie begins at 2 p.m. The Victory Theater, Arkansas Public Theatre. Rogers. www.arkansaspublictheatre.org

 

Bluey’s Big Play—Dec. 20 & 21

Presented by BBC Studios and Andrew Kay in association with Windmill Theatre Co., this is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy award-winning children's television series. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

The Polar Express—Dec. 23

Pick from two film screenings of the classic holiday movie showing at 2 & 7 p.m. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

MUSIC & DANCE

Eureka Springs Auditorium—Upcoming Performances

On Nov. 5 don’t miss the showbiz shenanigans and trail-blazing clownery of Jackie Beat and Sherry Vine and their Dirty 30! Tour at 8:30 p.m.; on Nov. 10 thru 12 join us for three days of performances held in conjunction with the 75th Annual Ozark Folk Festival; and on Dec. 10 for a live performance by The Righteous Brothers beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Auditorium. Eureka Springs. www.theaud.org

 

Eve Maret—Nov. 3

Come to Orchard Trail at Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome for a live musical performance with a Nashville-based experimental artist and composer. Performance begins at 6 p.m. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. rystalbridges.org

 

Terrence Wilson—Nov. 4

We invite you to join in on an evening of evocative performance by this acclaimed pianist who will be performing works by Szymanowski, Schubert, Brahms and Stravinsky. Performance begins at 8:30 p.m. Great Hall, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. crystalbridges.org

 

75th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival—Nov. 10 thru 12

Annual three-day folk fair complete with various musical performances and the Barefoot Ball. Visit website for a complete schedule of events and this year’s featured performers. Various locations around Eureka Springs. www.facebook.com/originalozarkfolkfestival

 

Gaelic Storm—Nov. 15

Country music folks adore their storytelling. Bluegrass heads love the instrumentals. Celtic listeners love their devotion to tradition. Rock ‘n’ Rollers relish the passion with which they play their instruments. No matter which category you fall in, the dedicated and loyal fans are what have driven the multi-national, genre-bending, Irish rock juggernaut to success. Show begins at 7 p.m. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra—Nov. 20

A member of the legendary Marsalis family of musicians, Delfeayo is an acclaimed trombonist, composer and Grammy Award winner native to New Orleans. The Big Easy shines through in his work with the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, an accomplished, brass-heavy ensemble. Show begins at 7 p.m. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker—Nov. 25 thru 27

Come enjoy Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic performed by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Canada’s premiere ballet company and the longest continuously operating ballet company in North America. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Million Dollar Quartet Christmas—Dec. 2 & 3

Come spend the holidays with four musical legends: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

The Nutcracker—Dec. 2 & 3

The Northwest Arkansas Conservatory of Classical Ballet presents this holiday tradition with 160 dance students, 15 adult character artists and 10 professional guest artists. Come join Clara, her beloved Nutcracker and all the magical characters from this classic. Arend Arts Center. Bentonville. www.nwaballet.com

 

The Swingles—Dec. 4

At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognized as masters of their craft. Their 2022 Holiday Tour promises to be a festive and joyful event. It’s the perfect opportunity for your whole family to enjoy holiday classics performed by one of the world’s most admired vocal groups. Show begins at 4 p.m. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

James McMurtry—Dec. 8

McMurtry is an artist who performs real music for real people. Enjoy music about characters from all walks of life, at times sardonic, subversive and funny, but often vulnerable and always poignant. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

A Very SoNA Christmas—Dec. 10

Come enjoy a mix of sacred and secular holiday favorites with special guests, including The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Singers and area high school and collegiate choruses. Performances at 2 & 7:30 p.m. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

SoNA’s The Snowman: A Family Concert—Dec. 11

Join in on a special screening of The Snowman, based on Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s book, with the original score performed live by SoNA. Following the screening, acclaimed Music Director Paul Haas will lead the audience in a sing-along of other holiday favorites. Show begins at 2 p.m. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Femeninas: The Songs of Latin American Women—Dec. 16

The Edward Simon Trio (with Adam Cruz on drums and Reuben Rogers on bass) along with special guest artists, award-winning Mexican vocalist Magos Herrera and percussionist Luis Quintero, present a program celebrating the legacy of Latin American women songwriters. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Starr Theater, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

Martina McBride—Dec. 18

This chart-topping country music star will herald holiday magic during her annual The Joy of Christmas Tour. Her timeless approach to holiday standards paired with an authentic passion for music and storytelling is sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Performance begins at 7 p.m. Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Arkansas Air & Military Museum—Current Exhibition

Currently on display thru Dec. 22: 30% Above and Below: The Pacific Story of the Navy. Arkansas Air & Military Museum. Fayetteville. www.arkansasairandmilitary.com

 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art—Current Exhibitions

Currently on display thru Nov. 1: Wa Kuk Wa Jimor/Canoe of One Community; running thru Jan. 1, 2023: Listening Forest; running thru Jan. 2, 2023: We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy; running thru Jan. 30, 2023: Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour; running thru March 20, 2023: Entre/Between; running thru March 27, 2023: Loring Taoka: +; and running thru 2023: Architecture at Home. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. crystalbridges.org

 

Joy Pratt Markham Gallery—Current Exhibition

The gallery will showcase the creative talents of 74 Northwest Arkansas artists from 16 cities across the region in the second annual Our Art, Our Region, Our Time exhibition, currently on display thru Nov. 14. Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville. www.waltonartscenter.org

 

The Momentary—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

Currently on display thru Feb. 19, 2023: Hannah Perry: Rage Fluids; running thru March 12, 2023: Yvette Mayorga: What a Time to Be ; and beginning Nov. 19 running thru March 26, 2023: Firelei Baez. Special events include a musical performance of SUB by Kurt Hentschlager on select dates thru Dec. 31; Inverse Performance Art Festival, Nov. 4 thru 6; music by Tigran Hamasyan, Nov. 11; musical performance by Miguel Gutierrez, Nov. 19; the film Y entonces el mar te habla / And the Sea Will Talk to You, Dec. 6 thru 24; and musical performances by Imani Uzuri, Dec. 9 & 10. The Momentary. Bentonville. www.themomentary.org

 

Rogers Historical Museum—Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Currently on display thru Nov. 12: Civil War in Benton County: Untold Stories; running thru Dec. 31: A Dash of Apple Vinegar; and beginning Dec. 3 running thru Dec. 31: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas - Hawkins House Themed Tour. Rogers Historical Museum. www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org

 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History—Current Exhibitions

Currently on display thru Dec. 31: Ken Smith’s Buffalo River Country, and running thru Feb. 28, 2023: Digi Know? Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Springdale. www.shilohmuseum.org

SPORTS & RECREATION

Arkansas Gryphons Rugby—Nov. 19

Don’t miss the last home match of the year on Nov. 19 vs. Wichita beginning at 2 p.m. The Grove Entertainment Complex. Lowell. www.facebook.com/arkansasgryphons

 

Girls on the Run 5K—Nov. 19

Celebrate the end of the Girls on the Run season with the annual 5K. Crossing the finish line instills confidence through completion and is a joyful moment program participants always remember. Check in begins at 6:30 a.m., stretching is at 7:30 a.m. and 5K begins at 8 a.m. Downtown Bentonville Square. www.gotrnwa.org

 

Turkey Trot-n-Trek—Nov. 24

Join in for a new family tradition by gathering to move your feet before gathering to eat. This event offers either a 5K "trot" or 1K "trek" perfect for families and little ones. This new course will be everything we love about Fayetteville: hilly, scenic, fun and downtown. Ozark Natural Foods. Fayetteville. www.experiencefayetteville.com

 

Fayetteville Half Marathon—Dec. 3

This event offers four distances to choose from: half marathon, 10K, 5K and fun run. The race will visit some of Fayetteville's most unique spots. Virtual options available. www.allsportsproductionsinc.com

 

Freedom Frosty 5K—Dec. 3

For this event, Run Bentonville is partnering with Camp Alliance, which provides resources directly to our veterans, military, and families in support of readiness and resiliency programs. Race begins at 8 a.m. with a virtual option available. Lawrence Plaza. Bentonville. www.runbentonville.com

White Elephant 5K—Dec. 10

This event includes Lights of the Ozarks, holiday music, hot cocoa and "White Elephant" gifts. These 5K and 1-mile road races (run/walk) are sure to be jolly. Downtown Fayetteville Square. www.fayetteville-ar.gov

 

Jingle Bell Jog 5K & Children's Fun Run—Dec. 17

This annual event welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and ages. Wear your ugly Christmas sweaters, Santa hats, elf ears — anything that sparkles and jingles. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Fayetteville. www.bgozarks.org

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 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

 

Farmland Adventures—Thru Nov. 5

Check out Northwest Arkansas’ place for outdoor family fun on the farm! Farmland Adventures offers a variety of fall attractions including a nine-acre giant corn maze, a pumpkin patch, pony rides, wagon rides, farm animals, pig races, a kids play area and more. Farmland Adventures. Springdale. www.farmlandadventures.com

 

Exeter Corn Maze—Thru Nov. 6

This eight-acre kid friendly corn maze offers fun for all ages and is sure to keep you busy during the day and night. So much to do including go-karts, ax throwing, hayride, petting zoo, corn pit, corn cannons, combat archery, spinning pumpkin and more. Exeter, Missouri. www.exetercornmaze.com

 

UAMS Partners Card Week—Thru Nov. 6

Partners Cards cost $50 each and allow you to save 20% at all participating merchants, which is more than 250 locations in Central Arkansas, Conway and Northwest Arkansas. 100% of the card purchases goes directly to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Auxiliary to support projects that will benefit cancer patients. www.uamspartnerscard.com

 

NWA Workforce Summit—Nov. 1

Event bringing together the key players in workforce development — business, education and policy makers — to advance our region’s efforts to improve workforce training and align career readiness programs in our schools with the needs of our employers. Event will also include a special Career Exploration Expo for high school students from across Northwest Arkansas. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northwest Arkansas Convention Center. Springdale. www.springdale.com

 

True Lit—Nov. 1 thru 6

This 9th annual literature festival includes writing workshops and events for both kids and teenagers. Featured authors include Ayana Gray, Susan Campbell Bartoletti and K-Ming Chang. Fayetteville Public Library. www.faylib.org

 

Light of Hope Lunch—Nov. 3

This annual fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Northwest Arkansas will feature guest speaker Jason Nichol, chief customer office of Tyson Foods. Event begins at noon. Northwest Arkansas Convention Center. Springdale. www.nwacasa.org

 

Arkansas Alumni Awards Celebration—Nov. 4

The Arkansas Alumni Association will host this 77th annual event recognizing and honoring the accomplishments of students, alumni and faculty. Fayetteville Town Center. www.arkansasalumni.org

 

Big Night—Nov. 4

One of Northwest Arkansas’s signature galas, guests will enjoy networking, live entertainment, and a curated meal with select wine pairings and specialty cocktails. All proceeds stay local to benefit The Jones Center’s youth scholarship and education programs. The Jones Center. Springdale. www.thejonescenter.net

 

Arts Live Fall Festival Fun-Raiser—Nov. 5

Come have some Arts Live Theatre fall family fun and celebrate with food, pumpkin carving, a costume contest, games, a hayride and more. Event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. 12543 Colonel Myers Rd. Bentonville. www.artslivetheatre.com

 

Day of the Dead Celebration—Nov. 5

Join the Latin Art Organization of Arkansas as they celebrate Día de los Muertros, an ancient, Mexican, and Mexican American religious holiday, with a historically rich tradition that integrates pre-Columbian and Catholic customs. Event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Downtown Springdale. www.latinartarkansas.org

 

Día de Los Muertos Festival—Nov. 5

Join the Museum of Native American History for this festival that will feature a traditional community ofrenda (altar) of Día de Muertos, as well as a variety of family-friendly programs on the front lawn. Museum of Native American History. Bentonville. www.monah.org

 

In It to Win It—Nov. 5

Join in for this fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County. The event, formerly known as Sweetest Day, will include a silent auction, wine pull, music, food and drinks. Event begins at 6 p.m. Acosta Building. 4204 S. Pinnacle Hills Pkwy, #101. Rogers. www.cacbentonco.com

 

Purses with a Purpose—Nov. 5

This event, benefitting Oasis of Northwest Arkansas, will feature a silent auction that includes designer handbags along with holiday gifts, accessories, high-end gift baskets, special experiences and more. The event will also include guest speakers, dessert, hors d'oeuvres and a special raffle. Shewmaker Center, Northwest Arkansas Community College. Bentonville. www.oasisforwomennwa.org

 

St. Bernard Women’s Club Holiday Bazaar—Nov. 5

The women’s club will be hosting "Thirty Five Years of Christmas Traditions" this year. The event will include handmade holiday gifts, baked goods, raffle items and a 50/50 drawing, trinkets, treasures and jewelry. Breakfast, lunch and carryout available. Event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Bernard Parish Hall. Bella Vista. www.rogerslowell.com

 

Hog Wild Tailgates—Nov. 5, 12 & 19

Complete with the Razorback Marching Band, U of A Spirit Squads, student athlete visits, live music, big screens, life member lounge and more. All tailgates begin 2 1/2 hours before kickoff and conclude 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House. Fayetteville. www.arkansasalumni.org/hogwildtailgates

 

Denim & Diamonds Gala—Nov. 11

Come support the Fayetteville Fraternal Order of Police Foundation with this fun event that begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail hour followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The event also includes a silent auction, wine and bourbon pull and music by a DJ. All proceeds support programs like Shop with a Cop, Youth Citizens Academy and youth scholarships. Fayetteville Public Library. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com.

 

NWA Holiday Market—Nov. 11 & 12

Shop with a purpose. All door proceeds help children of Northwest Arkansas. Market will include gifts, clothing, jewelry, health and beauty, food, handcrafted items and more. Open Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Northwest Arkansas Convention Center. Springdale. www.nwaholidaymarket.com

 

Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week—Nov. 12

Presented by INTERFORM, this one-day event will include educational programming and runway shows presented alongside current museum exhibits. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville. www.interform.art

 

Uniquely Crafted Holiday Craft Fair—Nov. 12

This event, hosted by the Down Syndrome Connection of NWA, encourages crafters to join in this upcoming holiday season to celebrate the spirit of peace, joy and imagination. Event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Center for Nonprofits. Rogers. www.dscnwa.com

 

Cancer Challenge Telethon—Nov. 15

Televised Telethon on KNWA/Fox 24 with funds raised supporting cancer programs and services in Northwest Arkansas. Event will be from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. www.cancerchallenge.com

 

Light of Hope Breakfast—Nov. 15

This annual fundraiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Northwest Arkansas will feature guest speaker Decona Smith, executive vice president and chief operations officer for Walmart U.S. Stores. Event begins at 7:30 a.m. Rogers Convention Center. www.nwacasa.org

 

National Philanthropy Day—Nov. 16

Hosted by the National Fundraising Professionals Northwest Arkansas chapter, this event celebrates honorees of philanthropy in our community. Event begins at 11:30 a.m. Fayetteville Public Library. www.community.afpnet.org/afparnorthwestchapter

 

Sunshine School’s Art Show—Nov. 17

This show includes an auction of pieces by Sunshine School students and staff, as well as work from local artists. Event is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. First National Bank of NWA. Bentonville. www.nwasunshineschool.org

 

NWA Boutique Show—Nov. 18 & 19

Shop more than 160 carefully curated shops, brimming with the latest fashions, home décor, gourmet gifts, children's items and other unique gifts. Rogers Convention Center. www.nwaboutiqueshow.com


Bentonville Winter Market—Nov. 26

Shop local and prepare for the holiday season at this fourth annual event. Open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Downtown Bentonville. www.liveloveeventsnwa.com

 

Christmas at Peel Museum—Dec. 2

You are invited to explore the decked halls of the mansion, take in seasonal music from Northwest Arkansas talent, and get your bids in for unique experience packages featuring products and services from local businesses. Event is 6 to 9 p.m. Peel Museum & Botanical Garden. Bentonville. www.peelcompton.org

 

Tails of Love Book Release Party—Dec. 2

Celebrate the release of the 12th Edition Photo Book. This event will include live music, a live auction, a silent auction, light fare and beer. Casual attire. Event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Springdale Country Club. www.hsozarks.org

 

Community Creative Center Holiday Market—Dec. 4 thru 18

This annual market brings area artists together to sell their arts and crafts for the Christmas holiday season. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an open house Dec. 4. Community Creative Center. Fayetteville. www.communitycreativecenter.org

 

Jingle Mingle—Dec. 8

This event is an annual gathering which offers scholarship recipients and supporters a chance to mix and mingle and to cap off the end of the year. The event also serves as a fundraiser at which many individuals make their end-of-year gifts to support scholarships. Event will be 6 to 9 p.m. Heroncrest Event Center. Springdale. www.spsfnwa.org

 

Festival of the Stars—Dec. 9

This Arkansas Children’s event helps families create a holiday experience they may not otherwise be able to provide for their hospitalized children. Thanks to your support, the Snowflake Shoppe — a special “store” held during the holidays at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest — will be stocked so parents and caregivers can choose several gifts for their hospitalized child and his or her sibling(s) at no cost. Toys can be dropped off for donation 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Springdale. www.archildrens.org

 

Las Posadas—Dec. 10

Based on a holiday widely celebrated in Mexico and by Mexican communities across the United States, this event will include making poinsettia ornaments out of clay, enjoying the traditional Chocolate Abuelita drink, tasting Mexican pastries, breaking the colorful star-shaped piñata and viewing a performance by Aztec Dancers. Community Creative Center. Fayetteville. www.communitycreativecenter.org

 

Rogers Historical Museum Holiday Open House—Dec. 10

Join in for this year’s theme: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Event will feature guided tours of the 1895 Hawkins House, holiday crafts, refreshments, and of course, Santa Claus. Event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rogers Historical Museum. www.rogershistoricalmuseum.org

 

Whoville Holiday Extravaganza—Dec. 10

Join in on another exciting trip to Whoville for this second annual event. Have breakfast with Santa and enjoy cookie and ornament decorating, interactive storytelling and more. Event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit Oasis of Northwest Arkansas. Springdale Civic Center. Springdale.

www.oasisforwomennwa.org