The Friday 5: Fun things to do this weekend in Northwest Arkansas, August 18-20

Welcome to the weekend, mamas! Time to have some fun!

Here are 5 great things to do this weekend in Northwest Arkansas:

Amazeum Adult-Only event: High School Flashback

Amazeum on the Rocks: High School Flashback is an event for adults 21 and up that provides grownups the opportunity to experiment, create and play. Tickets are $30 at This unique event for adults features explorations in chemistry, biology, physics, and art, adult beverages, and culinary delights. Bentonville Brewing Company is creating a special brew for the event named “Hall Pass” that is sure to keep “students” out of detention.

While Amazeum on the Rocks is an adult event, there is still something for kids. The Amazeum will collect items for Samaritan Community Center’s SnackPack for Kids Program at the event. Donation bins will be set up to collect Ramen noodles, single serve cereal packs, mac and cheese, and fruit snacks/sticks. Donations should be peanut free and without foil tops. Collection bins will be at the Amazeum throughout the day for those who wish to donate but are unable to attend the event.

Date: Friday, Aug. 18

Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

Location: Amazeum, Bentonville

More info: Click here

Finding Dory, Downtown Rogers Farmer’s Market

Watch the cute kid’s movie Finding Dory with others in your community at the Downtown Rogers Farmer’s Market.

Date: Friday, Aug. 18

Time: 7:30-10 p.m.

Location: Downtown Rogers Farmer’s Market, Cherry St.

More info: Click here

Geek at Rogers Public Library

The Rogers Public Library Geek event is an all-day program where they highlight library services, technology, and community organizations that provide various services to the Northwest Arkansas region. This August we will be emphasizing “back to school” and education for all ages. There will be people there to tell you about tutoring services, 3D printing, local authors, and after-school activities. The Friendly Bookstore will be here as well as the Adult Wellness Center. They will also be showing off some of the fancy things that the library has to offer. At 1 pm, there will be activities in the Glotzbecker Room to kick off the library’s Anime Club. There will also be plenty of crafts in the children’s area.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 19

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Rogers Public Library

More info: Click here

Build your own solar eclipse viewer at the Amazeum

Head over to the Amazeum on Saturday and learn how to view a solar eclipse and build your own solar viewer. Join the cosmic fun!

Date: Saturday, Aug. 19

Time: 10 a.m. until noon

Location: Amazeum, Bentonville

More info: Click here

Washington County Historical Society Ice Cream Social

The 46th Annual Washington County Historical Society Ice Cream Social is coming up this month. Enjoy ice cream and cake while you tour the Headquarters House and view the special exhibit “The Great War: Arkansas in WWI.”

Date: Saturday, August 19

Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm

Location: Washington County Historical Society, Fayetteville

More info: Click here

Airport Days

The next Airport Days at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum is Saturday, Aug. 19th, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Adults $10 Kids 6-12 $5 Kids under 6 FREE. All admissions include: FREE Pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30am FREE hotdog or hamburger lunch from 11:30 to 1 pm Doors open at 8:30 am rain or shine. Includes all three buildings. Call the Museum for more information. 479-521-4947

Date: Aug. 19

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Arkansas Air & Military Museum, 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville

More info: Click here

BlackAppleNewLogoThe 5 events above offer some great options for the family, but if you have a sitter this weekend — and you’re in need of a date night or a Girls’ Night Out — our Friday 5 sponsor, Black Apple Crossing, always has a fun line-up of events during the week and on weekends.

This weekend you can hear the “Youth Pastor” (tonight, Friday, Aug. 18), or Photosphere, a folk/roots duo, on (Saturday night, August 19). They also have Taco Tuesdays, trivia nights and book club events during the week!

Black Apple Crossing is the state’s first cidery. It’s located in downtown Springdale off Emma Avenue just past mile marker 13. Black Apple Crossing has produced naturally gluten-free hard apple cider with no added sulfites or other preservatives since July 2015. Click here to visit the Black Apple Crossing website.

The most recent cider at BAX is the return of a summer favorite, the Princess Peach!