June 2016: Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events

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First Thursday, Fayetteville

Head to the Downtown Square for First Thursday in June. The theme is the great outdoors with Fayettechill, Fayetteville Disc Association and more. Kids Zone: Terra Studios | Kids Stage: Super science. Live Music by The Silvershakers! Food and Drinks. Beer Garden: Core Brewing & Apple Blossom Brewing Co + Great local food trucks.

Date: June 2

Time: 6-8:30 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Town Center

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First Friday, Bentonville

The theme for this event is “Art & Culinary” sponsored by Crystal Bridges Museum.

Date: June 3

Time: Starts and 11 a.m. and runs through evening.

Location: Bentonville Square

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Fayetteville Public Library Summer Reading Kickoff

FPL LOGO WITH 100 YEARS, 680Join the party!  Drop in anytime between 10 am and 1 pm and help FPL kick off our summer reading program. Enjoy bounce houses, photo booth, face painting, balloons, temporary airbrush tattoos, snow cones and more.

Date: June 4

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Public Library

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Rogers Historical Museum, SUMMER STORYTIMES

Children ages four through twelve can enjoy a history lesson, story, hands-on history objects, a craft and snack with this series of free programs. Each week will feature a different topic and theme. Themes: On the Farm, Apples, Trains, Going West

Date: June 3 {NOTE: This event will be every Friday in June at 10 a.m. at the Education Annex}

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Education annex, Rogers Historical Museum

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Artslivead updatedLaugh Out Loud Gala, Arts Live Theatre

The Arts Live Theatre Laugh Out Loud Gala at the Fayetteville Town Center will have Honorary Chairperson, Lioneld Jordan and host Jay Plyburn of KFSM.

With a delicious dinner buffet, wine and beer provided by Blue Top Liquor, a live auction of terrific packages and entertainment by Phunbags Comedy Improv, the region’s premiere comedy improv company, ATLLOL will be a night to remember. Arts Live will also honor local arts supporters and all proceeds from the event support Arts Live Theatre excellent Arts Education programming.

Date: June 4

Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Town Center

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Down on the Farm family day, RHM

Join RHS for free family fun! Activities, petting animals, pony rides, food, live music, etc. out on the lawn.

Date: Saturday, June 4

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Rogers Historical Museum

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Junk Ranch

junk ranchThe Junk Ranch, is a down-home venue that sits on 35 acres in Prairie Grove. Amazing vendors who bring vintage, handmade, boutique, antique, & more.

Date: June 10-11

Time: Varies

Location: 11195 Centerpoint Church Rd, Prairie Grove

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aptTuesdays with Morrie, Arkansas Public Theatre

Date: June 10-12; June 16-19

Time: Varies

Location: Arkansas Public Theatre, Rogers

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Art & Cocktails in the Garden

Date: June 14

bgo_logo_290xTime: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

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Opera in the Ozarks

Opera in the Ozarks, an annual summer music festival featuring emerging opera professionals from across the country, celebrates its 66th Season from June 17 to July 15 with 25 performances and an inspiring selection of operas that is sure to entertain. This year’s featured operas include Mozart’s Don Giovanni, a double-bill of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Puccini’s Il Tabarro, and Britten’s Albert Herring. Twenty-two performances will take place at Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs, and three performances at Arend Arts Center in Bentonville. Single tickets start at $25 for adults, $10 for children. Special multi-show ticket pricing is also available. Tickets may be purchased online at opera.org or by calling (479) 253-8595. Visit opera.org for season details.

Date: June 17-July 15

Time: Varies

Location: Varies

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Starry, Starry Night

The sixth annual “Starry, Starry Night” event will take place at Sassafras Springs Vineyard. This Northwest Arkansas favorite challenges local artists’ both amateurs and professionals’ to create works of art with specified art supplies for competition and fun. The artwork is then sold during a silent auction and all proceeds benefit the children served by Youth Bridge.

Date: June 17

Time: 6-10 p.m.

Location: Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale

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14th Annual Summer Salsa

Summer Salsa is the casual, summer-chic event of the season aimed at raising money for EOA Children’s House. Guests will enjoy festive food and beverages, live music and dancing,  silent auction with unique items, fun photo booth, and the 3rd Annual NWA Salsa Tasting Competition with the opportunity to vote for your favorite.

100% of the proceeds from Summer Salsa directly benefit EOA Children’s House, providing services to children ages 6-weeks-old to 5-years-old that have been abused, neglected, or have faced adverse childhood experiences. “Stopping Child Abuse. Saving Lives.”

summer salsaDate: Saturday, June 18

Time: 7-11 p.m.

Location: Fayetteville Town Center

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72nd Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks

Date: June 22-25

Time: Varies

Location: Parsons Stadium, Springdale

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The Boxcar Children Show

Dates: June 23-26

Time: Varies

Location: Arts Live Theatre

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BGO summer concerts 2016Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Free Summer Concert

The June free concert is Red, White & Blooms.

Date: June 28

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

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