Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events: February 2012

February NWA Calendar of Events

Upward Sports: Soccer Sign-up

Sports are a great way for children to learn about teamwork, respect for authority and sportsmanship. With an Upward sport, these key essentials are included to create the best sporting experience for every child that participates. Each Upward Sport is designed to reveal the winner in every child. Every child plays. Every child learns. Every child IS a Winner! The emphasis is placed on having fun and good sportsmanship, not the scoreboard and standings.

Date: Sign-up now through March 4. Season is March thru May.

Location: First Baptist Rogers

More Info: For children 5 (by 4/1/2012) through 5th grade. Call 479.636.3451 or email with questions.

Dial M for Murder

There is no perfect crime….and this classic mystery proves just that!  First a stage play, then a Hitchcock film, Dial M for Murder is full of the twists and turns that make great theatre.  When an ex-tennis pro marries for money and then decides to murder for money, he seems to have everything in place for the perfect murder.  But things do not work as planned. And his brilliant plan B develops a problem too.  Love, betrayal, innocence and guilt— a thriller you won’t want to miss.

Date: February 3,4,5 & 11,12

Time: Friday/Saturday 7:30pm. Sunday 3pm.

Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks (Springdale)

More Info: Tickets are available for purchase on the website and range from $9 to $20. Student discount available.

Art exhibit: Golden, Kling & Wiseman. Approaching the sacred.

Cindy Wiseman, Jackie Golden, and Budhi Kling’s work reflects the ways that they manifest spiritual practice in their art. Mixed media and abstractions are used to express the sacred rhythms they perceive in nature. Artwork shown here by Jackie Golden.

Date: February 1-24

Time: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday 9am-3pm.

Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks (Springdale)

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Art exhibit: Autumn Brown. Dichotomy: Perception versus Truth.

Fiber artist Autumn Brown explores the contradiction of truth and the perception of truth she faces in everyday life. Her “roles” in life seem to be at a constant state of tension, always warring between who she is and who she feels she should be. Brown has found some solace through her art work, where she mixes soft fiber materials, representing the sweetness of life, with hard metal materials, representing the harsh reality of life and ourselves. Brown hopes the viewer will connect with her on some level while viewing her collection of art clothing and art quilts.

Date: February 1-24

Time: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday 9am-3pm.

Location: Arts Center of the Ozarks (Springdale)

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Mark Morris Dance Group

Under the artistic direction of legendary dancer, choreographer and director Mark Morris, this Brooklyn-based dance company collaborates with leading orchestras, opera companies and musicians to produce a high-energy dance and live music experience. The Mark Morris Dance Group returns to Walton Arts Center to perform their classic Grand Duo and Festival Dance, which debuted in March 2011.

Date: Thursday, February 2

Time: 7pm

Location: Walton Arts Center (Fayetteville)

More Info: Tickets $10-25.

Time for Three

This groundbreaking, genre-defying musical trio transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. When performing, the ensemble – Zachary De Pue (violin), Nicolas Kendall (violin) and Ranaan Meyer (double bass) – display equal passion and skill for improvisation, composing and arranging.

Date: Friday, February 3

Time: 8pm

Location: Walton Arts Center (Fayetteville)

More Info: Tickets $10-25.

Romeo & Juliet

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy, Romeo & Juliet will be performed in Classic Readers Theater style.

Date: Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 12

Time: Feb 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 7pm, with a Matinee performance, Sunday, Feb 12 at 3pm.

Location: Sager Creek Arts Center (Siloam Springs)

More Info: General admission $10. Students $8. (Membership discounts available.

Arkansas/Arkansaw: A State and Its Reputation

A traveling exhibit from Little Rock’s Old State House Museum, exploring the evolution of Arkansas’s hillbilly image.

Date: Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, starting February 6

Location: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History (Springdale)

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Bring It On: The Musical

This new musical comedy combines an exciting fresh sound, gravity-defying choreography, and a thrilling story to create a show worth cheering for. It’s “guaranteed to be everything you wished for, nothing like you expected, but exactly what you will love” ( Game On!

Date: Tuesday, February 7 – Sunday, February 12

Time: Check website for showtimes each evening.

Location: Walton Arts Center (Fayetteville)

More Info: Tickets $49-59.

Willy Wonka Jr. – Musical Performance

Date: Tuesday, February 7 – Saturday, February 11

Time: Tues-Fri 7pm. Saturday 2pm.

Location: Benton County School of the Arts (Rogers)

More Info: Adults $10 ($12 at the door). Children/Students ages 3-17 $5 ($7 at the door). Under 3 FREE.

Daddy/Daughter Dance

The Daddy Daughter Dance is a chance for dads and their daughters to spend an evening dancing and spending one-on-one time together. Friday night is open for girls up to the 4th grade and Saturday night is open for girls 5th – 12th grade.

Date: Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Community Building, downtown (Siloam Springs)

More Info: $12 per couple.


RLT will be the first community theater in Arkansas to present Hairspray, which has delighted audiences by sweeping them away to 1960’s Baltimore, where the 50’s are out–and change is in the air. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity.

Date: February 10-12, 16-19, 23-26. Valentine’s Spectacular on February 14th.

Time: Thurs-Sat 8pm. Sunday 2pm.

Location: Rogers Little Theater (Rogers)

More Info: Tickets $10-45.

8th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival

Yum! Chocolate and more chocolate! Bring your sweetie for a day of delicious fun sampling chocolate of all kinds.

Date: Saturday, February 11

Time: 9am-3pm

Location: Best Western Inn of the Ozarks – Convention Center (Eureka Springs)

More Info: Admission $10. Kids under 6 $6.

Sweethearts Weekend – Hobbs State Park

Spend a day in nature with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day Weekend. Take an eagle watch cruise on beautiful Beaver Lake, guided by one of our park interpreters. Afterward, continue to the nearby War Eagle Mill for a delicious lunch. Then head to the park’s visitor center for a hike along our newest nature trail followed by a tour of the center.

Date: Saturday, February 11 – Sunday, February 12

Location: Hobbs State Park Conservation Area (Rogers)

More Info: Limited to the first 10 couples or 20 individuals. Contact the park for reservations. Admission: $30 per person.

Loretta Lynn

“To make it in this business, you either have to be first, great or different,” says country music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn, “and I was the first to ever go into Nashville, singin’ it like the women lived it.” And for more than a half century, Loretta Lynn has been “singin’ it” proudly! Since her 1960 debut single “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl” and on through scores of other hits like “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Rated X,” and “Dear Uncle Sam,” Lynn’s instantly recognizable voice and honest lyrics have created legions of diehard fans around the world. After recently receiving the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, Lynn is back on tour and ready to showcase her extensive catalog of chart-topping hits.

Date: Thursday, February 16

Time: 7pm

Location: Walton Arts Center (Fayetteville)

More Info: Tickets $49-79.

Fleet Feet’s Heart and Sole Fashion Show

The event will spotlight active wear, lifestyle wear, athletic apparel and shoes, as well as Pilates, yoga etc. apparel from Fleet Feet Sports for men and women. American Heart Association Sweethearts as well as other NWA local personalities will serve as models. Laura Underwood will emcee for the evening and models will be wearing John Hardy and Razorback jewelry from Underwood’s Fine Jewelers.

Dead Swanky will provide sporty hairstyles for the models. The Fleet Feet Heart and Sole Fashion Show will be held at Mermaid’s beautiful new restaurant on College Avenue. Guest will be dining on a delicious dinner by Chef Todd. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Tickets on sale at Fleet Feet Sports and American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Event. Tickets are $25.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 25

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Mermaid’s Restaurant (College Avenue)

More info: Click here to visit the Fleet Feet Sports website or call 479-571-URUN.

NWA Soup Sunday

Sample soups, breads and desserts from more than 30 local restaurants. Benefits the Northwest Arkansas office of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

Date: Sunday, February 26

Time: 4-7pm

Location: NWA Convention Center (Springdale)

More Info: Adults $20. Children 5-12 $5.

TAO: The Art of the Drum

In this brand new production for North America, elite athletes and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics going wild. Called “powerful, dynamic and unique” by Time Out, TAO: The Art of the Drum showcases extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina, offering a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form.

Date: Tuesday, February 28

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Walton Arts Center (Fayetteville)

More Info: Tickets $10-25.


Fayetteville – for a full calendar.

Bentonville – for a full calendar.

Springdale – for a full calendar.

Rogers – for a full calendar.

Fayetteville MOPS

A faith-based fellowship for mothers of preschoolers age birth to 5. The group meets regularly to share breakfast, share support, to learn from guest speakers and to celebrate Jesus Christ.

Date: 2nd Monday of every month

Time: 9-11am

Location: Trinity United Methodist Church (Fayetteville)

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Rogers MOPS

A faith-based fellowship for mothers of preschoolers age birth to 5. The group meets regularly to share breakfast, share support, to learn from guest speakers and to celebrate Jesus Christ.

Date: 1st and 3rd Friday mornings

Time: 9-11am

More Info: Contact Summer Manzo,


An extension of MOPS, our group is focused on K-6th grades.

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Rogers 1st Nazarene Church (Rogers)

More Info: Contact Ginger Larsen,

Snow Day Activities! (Just in case!)

Boingo Bounce

Fayetteville’s very own indoor inflatable bounce and party house!

Location: Fayetteville

Schedule: Toddler Time (5 & under) — Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am-1pm. Open Bounce (public) — Tuesday-Thursday 3pm-8pm, Friday 10am-3pm, Saturday 6pm-9pm, Sunday 5pm-8pm.

More Info: $6/Child Ages 2 – 5. $8/Child Ages 6 – Up. Children under 2 are FREE with one paid admission. Parents/Guardians are always FREE. Signed waiver and socks required!

Jump Zone

Indoor, Inflatable FUN!!!

Location: Bentonville

Schedule: Open Play and Private Parties. Check the website for daily schedule.

More Info: $6/Child Ages 2 – 5. $8/Child Ages 6 – Up. Children under 2 are FREE with one paid admission. Parents/Guardians are always FREE. Signed waiver and socks required!

The Jones Center

Swimming | Ice Skating | Youth Center | Track & Gym

The Center is proud to provide a place where “all are welcome” in the heart of Northwest Arkansas. In keeping with Mrs. Jones’ wish that no one be turned away, it offers facilities and services at minimal or no cost to everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or economic status.

Location: Springdale

Schedule: Closed Mondays. Tuesday – Thursday 8am-8pm. Friday – Saturday 8am-10pm. Sunday 1-5pm.

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Fast Lane

Arcade | Laser Tag | Bowling Alley

Location: Lowell

Schedule: Mon – Thu 11:00 am-12:00 am, Fri 11:00 am-2:00 am, Sat 10:00 am-2:00 am, Sun 11:00 am-12:00 am

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Chuck E. Cheese

Arcade Games | Pizza!

Locations: Fayetteville, Rogers

Schedule: Sunday – Thursday 9am-10pm. Friday – Saturday 9am-11pm.

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Fun City

Arcade Games | Pizza!

Location: Springdale

Schedule: Sunday – Thursday 10am-9pm. Friday – Saturday 10am-10pm.

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NWA Area Movie Theaters: Check below sites for showtimes.

Fayetteville: Malco Razorback, AMC Fiesta Square

Springdale: Malco Sunset

Rogers: Malco Pinnacle Hills, Malco Rogers Towne Cinema