NWA Calendar of Events: February 2016

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Monty Python’s Spamalot

Monty-PythonsMonty Python’s SPAMALOT – This Tony award-winning “Best Musical” is ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and The Holy Grail.  Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. 

Date: Feb. 5-7, Feb. 11-14, Feb. 18-21

Time: Varies

Location: Arkansas Public Theatre, Rogers

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Paula Poundstone comedy show

WAC_PoundstoneWidely known as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular weekly news quiz show “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” the always-hilarious Paula Poundstone visits WAC with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy to deliver insightful, spontaneous humor as she never has before!

Date: Feb. 5

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Walton Arts Center

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SoNA Presents Valentine Pops: American Songbook

America’s beloved popular musical output from the first half of the last century, with a generous helping of songs about love. Featuring guest vocal soloists. sonamusic.org

Date: Feb. 6

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Walton Arts Center

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Mamma Mia!

Over 50 million people all around the world (including NWA!) have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No. 1 Show!

Note from the mamas: Don’t forget that we’ll be going to Walton Arts Center as a group on Feb. 11th! If you’d like to see it with us, plus enjoy a pre-show event at Hog Haus across the street, click here for more info!

Date: Feb. 9-14

Time: Varies

Location: Walton Arts Center

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Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers’ Festival

chocolates, eureka springsEmbrace your sweet tooth this Valentine’s Day at the Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers’ Festival! Cakes, cookies, ice cream, dipping fountains, beverages and more can be found at this tasty event. From organic and household brand names to select boutique labels, vendors will showcase and promote their products while offering gourmet and homemade take-home samples to attendees! The festival provides funds for multiple non-profit organizations in the Eureka Springs area. eurekachocfest.org

Date: Feb. 13

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Convention Center, Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs

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Pinch pot class for adult and child, Terra Studios

bluebird of happinessThe Valentine’s Pinch Pot Class includes 2 cheesecakes, 2 beverages, a free baby bluebird, and a class for 2.  Terra is the perfect place to spend the day with the one you love.  Come and stroll the grounds, have a delicious treat, and make a wonderful little pinch pot with a splash of bluebird glass in the center. All materials are included in the cost of the workshop. Please wear comfortable clothing that may get stained with clay, dyes, glazes, paints, or whatever art materials you happen to be working with at the time.  Also, remember that layers are helpful with heating/air conditioning and time outdoors. Please arrive at the Terra Studios Gallery at least 15 minutes before your scheduled class time and check in at the register. Your teacher will meet you in the Gallery.

Date: Feb. 13 & 14

Time: Various class times

Location: Terra Studios

More info: Click here or call 479-643-3185 to sign up.

Family Sunday, I ♥ Art, Crystal Bridges

Mark your calendars for our fourth annual I ♥ Art Family Sunday! Bring your loved ones to Crystal Bridges this Valentine’s Day to enjoy music and hands-on fun. You’ll LOVE what we have planned for this event! Free, no registration required.

Date: Feb. 14

Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

Location: Crystal Bridges, Bentonville

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Wine/Chocolate Pairing Event, Kyya Chocolate

Sunday, Feb. 14 features a “Chocolate Dream” open house at Sassafras Springs Vineyard from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kyya Chocolate bars and flights of Sassafras wines will be available and guests will have the opportunity to have an artisan chocolatier hand-make their own custom chocolate Bon-Bons while enjoying a wine tasting. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple.

Date: Feb. 14

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Location: Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale

More info: Click here or call Sassafras to reserve tickets 479.419.4999 to purchase your tickets or email SSVwinery@gmail.com


The Love Train

Enjoy a two hour Romantic Dinner with your own private table on board our 1950’s Vintage First Class Parlor Car or our Diner Car. Includes a three course meal and a beverage of your choice. Springdale to Fayetteville.

Date: Feb. 13

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Springdale Depot

More info: Click here to book your ticket.

The Tunnel of Love/Romance on the Rails, A&M Railroad

The Tunnel of Love train ride will be at 1:30 p.m. You’ll enjoy a three hour scenic excursion through the Boston Mountains over the trestles and through the Winslow tunnel. Springdale to Winslow.

The Romance on the Rails event will be at 6:30 p.m. It will be a two hour Romantic Dinner with your own private table on board the 1950’s Vintage First Class Parlor Car or Dinner Car. Includes a three course meal and a beverage of your choice. Springdale to Fayetteville.

Date: Feb. 14

Time: Varies

Location: Springdale Depot

More info: Click here for The Tunnel of Love tickets.

Sweetheart Lunch/Eagle Watch Cruises

Share the wonders of nature with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day weekend by taking an Eagle Watch Cruise on beautiful Beaver Lake and enjoying a delicious lunch at Ventris Trails End Resort. Lunch features roasted pork loin with mushrooms in white gravy with mashed potatoes and bacon green beans, or portabella sandwich with green peppers and onions with a garlic mayo, cheese and fries.  Also:  soup, salad, rolls, tea/coffee/lemonade, and dessert. Sweetheart Weekend trips are limited to the first 10 couples or 20 individuals.  Cruises are available Saturday and Sunday February 13th and 14th, and run 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cost: $80+ tax per couple or $40+ tax per individual:   Reservations and payment must be made in advance.  

Date: Feb. 13 & 14

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Hobbs State Park, Rogers

More info: Contact Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area visitor center to reserve your spot. (479) 789-5000.

Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny

GoodnightMoon_266x375Incorporating innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects and evocative original music, this of presentation two of the most enduring and beloved children books of all time is uniquely attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood, both with soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery that will enchant your children.

Feb. 21

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Walton Arts Center

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Walk a Mile in My Shoes SALE

Walk a Mile in My Shoes is a SALE of shoes and handbags benefitting Ozark Guidance to help provide services to people across Northwest Arkansas with behavioral health issues. New and nearly new shoes and handbags will be sold for $5 to $25 at the Holiday Inn and Conven on Center February 26‐27. Friday evening is a VIP Presale Party with  tickets selling for $20, purchase tickets now. This is a great girls night out with access to the best selection of designer shoes and handbags. The public sale starts at 8am Saturday, February 27, no tickets needed.

Date. Feb. 26-27

Time: Varies

Location: Holiday Inn and Convention Center, Springdale

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walk a mile 2016

jones center, smallThe Northwest Arkansas Calendar of Events is sponsored by The Jones Center for Families in Springdale. There’s ALWAYS something fun happening at The Jones Center, plus they have all kinds of classes for adults and kids — and great birthday party options at the indoor swimming pool, gymnastics or ice skating rink! CLICK HERE to visit the Jones Center website to see more!