This weekend kicks off with a First Thursday outdoor festival and art walk on the Fayetteville square. The event will feature a throwback theme with live music by School of Rock, The Juice, and Ultra Suede, kids activities, food trucks, local brews, art, and more. Here’s more about that.
Also on Thursday, Fayetteville Public Library will host a conversation with Brit Bennett, author of the coming-of-age novel The Mothers and the National Book Award nominated novel, The Vanishing Half. The conversation will be moderated by Randy Wilburn, host of the I Am Northwest Arkansas podcast. It’s free on a first-come, first-served basis. Here’s a bit more about the event.
It’s one of the best weekends of the year for baseball fans in Fayetteville with the Hogs hosting another NCAA Regional on the road to Omaha. The Hogs will take on Santa Clara at 2 p.m. on Friday. If they win on Friday, they’ll play the winner of TCU and Arizona at 8 p.m. on Saturday night. If they lose, they’ll play the other loser at 2 p.m. Saturday. Here’s a link to a full regional schedule. GOmahogs!
George’s has a couple events this weekend. The venue will host a crawfish boil from noon until 5 p.m. organized by a group of friends called The Founders on Saturday. The event will include live music by Maud Crawford plus 2 pounds of crawfish and fixins for attendees for $20. Proceeds from the event benefit Children’s Safety Center of Washington County. Later that evening, local band Dandelion Heart will perform along with regional group Charlie Mellinger Band.
Walton Arts Center has four performances of Madagascar the Musical this weekend on Friday and Saturday. Here’s a schedule and ticket info.
Smoke & Barrel Tavern has an interesting show on Friday night with local band Mildenhall, Connecticut-based band (and TikTok star) Folk Punk Dad along with rapper Myles Bullen.
If you are in need of a laugh, you could check out some comedy improv on Saturday night at Six Twelve Coffee Shop & Bar. Here’s a bit more.
Around the region, you could check out a gallery crawl in downtown Springdale on Friday night. It’s called Assembly, organized by Interform Art. Details. There’s a Forest Concert at Crystal Bridges on Saturday in Bentonville featuring Ozark Mountain Daredevils and The Creek Rocks.
There’s more below. Have a great weekend, everyone.