The Friday Five: Fun things to do in Northwest Arkansas this weekend

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crystal bridges logo1. Choral Concert, Crystal Bridges, TONIGHT. Choral music  will soar in the Great Hall.

This concert will be at sunset, performed by the award-winning Bentonville High School Chamber Choir, conducted by Terry Hicks. The music is inspired by The Open Road and the American landscape exhibitions at the museum, including “Song at Dusk,” with text by American poet Leigh Hanes, and an arrangement of “She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain.”

The concert will be from 7:30-8:30 p.m. tonight and is free (no registration required).

Click here for more information about the concert.

e.t.2. Moonlight Movie Night: E.T., Saturday. Downtown Springdale will come to life every second Friday night of the month with outdoor screenings of iconic American movies. The public is invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and lounge on closed streets or grassy lawns.

The event is free for everyone.

Moonlight Movie Nights will start at 8 p.m. or dusk, whichever comes later, on the second Friday from March through October.

The films will be displayed on the side of the Archer Learning Center at 500 E. Meadow Street, across from Luther George Park. A portion of Meadow and Water streets will be closed from 5:30 p.m. through 11 p.m. each film night.

Click here for more info about the Moonlight Movie Nights.

3. Storytime at Museum of Native American History, Saturday. “Storytime with Miss Sarah” is scheduled at the Museum of Native American History for the second Saturday of the month, April 9 at 10am.

Museum storytimes are geared towards preschoolers but great for all ages. April’s storytime will feature a Seneca folk tale, stories of furry creatures, seasonal rhymes and a game of “find the squirrel”!

The museum storytimes are free and open to the public. The Museum of Native American History is located at 202 SW ‘O’ Street, Bentonville, Storytimes by appointment are available for groups of 10 children or more. Museum storytime is in partnership with the Bentonville Public Library.

Click here for more information about the storytime at the Museum of Native American History.

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Museum of Native American History, Northwest Arkansas

4. 2nd Annual Young Meteorologist Weatherfest, Fayetteville Public Library, Saturday. Come meet local weathermen Dan Skoff, Garrett Lewis and Darby Bybee; see storm spotter vehicles, be a weatherman, play the Planit Now game, learn how to be prepared for weather emergencies, get your face painted, and win prizes.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library

Click here for more information about the weatherfest!


5. Multicultural Celebration, Crystal Bridges, Sunday. Celebrate the diverse cultures of Northwest Arkansas with music, dance, artmaking activities, and bilingual discussions throughout our galleries. The day will end with a Dance Off in the Great Hall!

Free, no registration required. The event is from 2-5 p.m.

Click here for more information!

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