No offense, but some of y’all look like you could use a weekend right about now. No judgement. We’re right there with you.
Walton Arts Center will kick off their weekend with a creative conversation with Andrew Kilgore at 6 p.m. to coincide with the show featuring work from his long career as a local portrait photographer. The WAC will also host a sold-out show with country music legend Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives at 7:30 p.m. Friday night. On Saturday, they’ll showcase some locally-made films in association with Fayetteville Film Fest at their Arkansas Filmmaker’s Showcase event. Here’s ticket info to all the Walton Arts Center shows.
Walton Arts Center will also host a performance by SoNA on Saturday, as the local symphony orchestra performs some new works by newer composers alongside some classic pieces as part of their “New Canons” performance. Here’s a bit more about that.
George’s will host a happy hour performance with Earl & Them and the Dawn Cate band to get their weekend started. Later on Friday night, local nostalgic party band The Mixtapes will perform. On Saturday night, they’ll host an album release party by local alt-country artist Dylan Earl, supported by Birmingham, Alabama rockers Lee Bains & Glory Fires, and local artist Jess Harp. Check out a track from the new album and a new music video for the song “White Painted Trees” here.
There’s also a very cool sold out show at Mount Sequoyah Friday night. Legendary songwriter and lo-fi music pioneer Bill Callahan is performing at the venue as part of the On the Map show series inside the intimate Clapp Auditorium. Hopefully you already got tickets to this one.
TheatreSquared has a new show we’re excited about. Sanctuary Cities opened last weekend, and we’ve heard good things about the new show. Here’s ticket info and a schedule of performances for this weekend.
In sports, your best bet may be to check out the gymnastics team at Barnhill Arena on Friday night as they take on Minnesota, the Diamond Hogs in a series versus Louisiana Tech at Baum Stadium, or the Razorback softball team who take on Texas A&M this weekend.
In cool multimedia light and sound experiences, there’s at least one option up in Bentonville with the return of the Listening Forest exhibition at Crystal Bridges. Here’s more about that. Also the new Diego Rivera exhibit opens this weekend. We got a preview of that show this morning, and it’s pretty incredible.
There’s also a beer run, if that sounds like fun. The Nutty Runner 5K will take place Saturday morning at Columbus House Brewery, which is like a regular 5K, with opportunities to chug some tasty brews along the way. Here’s more about that.