The Friday 5: Fun things to do this weekend in Northwest Arkansas, July 22-24

Friday 5

ccc pottery class1. Family Friday, Community Creative Center, Friday, 6-8 p.m. {Cost: $20 per person}. The theme for this week’s Family Friday is Pottery Wheel (Ages 6 and Up). Your family can get creative together and take a spin at the pottery wheel. Learn the basics of centering, pulling, and trimming. This workshop will give your family an evening packed with fun and a taste of this classic creation process.

Note: Next week’s Family Friday (Friday, July 29) will be wizard wand making :) Click here for details.

Click here to read more about the pottery-making event!

2. Barn Party at Shiloh Museum of Ozark History,  Springdale, Friday night, 5:30-8 p.m. {Free} Enjoy great acoustic music by your friends and neighbors at the monthly Barn Party on the front lawn in front of the Cooper Barn at Shiloh. Musicians are invited to bring an instrument and join in the jam session.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic supper. A fun way to start the weekend.

Click here for more info on the barn party.

Farmer and the markets3. Super Saturday: Farmer and the Markets, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. {Free} Come and enjoy a family concert performed by Farmer and the Markets. The show will be in the Walker Community Room at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Farmer and the Markets is a Northwest Arkansas acoustic indie folk band specializing in arranging unique and original takes on music by a variety of different artists, doing both easily recognizable hits and satisfying deeper cuts.

Click here for more info on this Super Saturday show!

4. Bentonville Farmer’s Market, Saturday. {Free} Have you visited the Downtown Bentonville’s Farmer’s Market yet? You’ll find local foods, produce, meats, art and crafts.

Stop by 7:30 a.m. t0 1 p.m.

Click here for more info!

5. Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series, Ben Harris & the 4tet, Sunday {Free}. This toe-tapping event will be at the Fayetteville Public Library from 2-4 p.m. in the Walker Community Room.

With a decidedly ‘old school’ approach to jazz, Ben Harris & The 4tet play music that is upbeat and energetic, music to tap your foot and snap your fingers to. Producing a sound reminiscent of everything from New Orleans Dixieland swing to 1950′s small group cool jazz, this group swings hard and grooves deep. Featuring original songs and new arrangements of jazz standards by guitarist Ben Harris, the group also features Craig Crocker on tenor sax, Jim Jernigan on clarinet, Benji Wilson on bass, and Ken Everts on drums.

Did we mention that dancing is encouraged at these Sunday events? :)

Upcoming concert: There’s only one more concert left in this summer series and it will be on Sunday, July 31. FlashBack-Inspired by Caribbean Island dance rhythms is an entertaining and talented group specializing in hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Click here for more info on the FPL Sunday music series!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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