The Friday 5: Fun things to do this weekend in NWA

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Yay for Friday — and the weekend!

Looking for something to do in Northwest Arkansas? Here are a five great ideas for this weekend, Feb. 19-21:

NWA escape room1. NWA Escape Room. On weekends (Friday night and all day Saturday), NWA Escape Room allows people to book for the same day, rather than 24 hours notice. The manager, Kane, said they have two escape rooms to play. One is Sherlock themed and the other is a brand new CIA theme called Double Agent.

Kane said families are welcome and kids 12 and up can complete the escapes without parental supervision (so sounds like it could make for a fun teen party).

Click here for more information, including a FAQ list.

2. Chilirhea, Saturday. This is a great event that raises money for Alzheimer’s awareness and is for all ages. You can take the family out to try 30 different types of chilirheachili, live music, a silent auction, and a lot of fun.

The 11th annual event, located at the Fayetteville Town Center, is from noon to 6 p.m. In the past 5 years, the Chilirhea has raised over $175,000.

Click here for event details and ticket prices!

3. Super Saturday: The Institute of Jugglology. This event is from Saturday (Feb. 20) from 10:30-11:30am in the Walker Community Room of the Fayetteville Public Library.

The Institute of Jugglology was created to dispel the ancient myth that what goes up must come down. Come watch Galen Harp and Ellen Winters, the current world champion juggling team create a painting using only juggling. You will be amazed as throws become lines and catches become splashes of color.

Click here for more info.

4. Arkansas Air Museum. This is one of those local treasures that locals don’t always see! The air museum is open Sunday through Friday 11 to 4:30 and Saturdays 10 to 4:30. It’s located at 4290 S. School Street Fayetteville.

The museum is dedicated to the colorful history of aviation in Arkansas through numerous displays of original artifacts and aviation memorabilia.

Click here for more information on the Air Museum and ticket prices.

GoodnightMoon_266x3755. Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny, Sunday. Incorporating 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. Tickets are only $8.

The show is on Sunday (Feb. 21) at 2 p.m.

Click here for more info or to buy tickets!