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The Great Benjamins Circus is coming to Fayetteville, setting up the big top at the Washington County Fairgrounds from Mar 21-31.

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Arts & Culture

Experience The Portal At Crystal Bridges This Summer

Four-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and mental health pioneer Jewel has partnered with Crystal Bridges to create an immersive, art-infused wellness experience called The Portal, coming to the museum May 4 - Jul 28.

  • Three Spheres: The Portal features a meditative art walk featuring works by prominent contemporary artists, a never-before-seen painting and sculpture by Jewel, and chef-crafted dining options as part of a complete experience for the body, mind, and spirit.

  • In The Sky: The experience begins with a welcome from a seven-foot hologram of Jewel and culminates in a one-of-a-kind, 200-piece aerial drone show over the museum’s central pond choreographed by and set to an original score by Jewel.

Find more information and ticket options HERE.


16-Story Hotel & Entertainment Venue Proposed For Pinnacle Hills Area

A 16-story hotel and entertainment project may be in the works at 3529 S. Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers, a 1.57-acre site currently occupied by Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

  • Building Up: Behind the project is Rogers-based investment capital group Beaty Capital Group Inc., which primarily invests in real estate in smaller markets in the Heartland. The company also develops and produces live music and entertainment nationally through its TempleLive brand.

  • Am I Dreaming: The proposed 305,000 sqft mixed-use project will be anchored by a 2,200-seat TempleLive venue. The 207-room Dream Hotel will feature a rooftop pool and bar and include space for two restaurants and a pedestrian mall. The project is expected to cost upwards of $150m.

Learn more about the project in Talk Business & Politics HERE.

Reading The Greens: Fayetteville Public Library Hosts Mini Golf Fundraiser

Reading the Greens, hosted by the Fayetteville Public Library Foundation, is back for its second year, inviting the community to putt their way through an 18-hole mini golf course set up in and around the library.

  • The Greens: The library raised $51,000 in its inaugural year of the tournament and hopes to raise $80,000 this year. Four-person teams can register for $300, and spectators can purchase tickets to join the non-golf fun for $45.

  • Putt Putt: Win prizes at three special challenge holes throughout the library while enjoying catered hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and fun. Bo Mattingly of Hogs+ will serve as MC, with DJ Shortfuze bringing the energy. Team themes and costumes are highly encouraged!

Register your team for Reading the Greens HERE.


The Circus Comes To Town

The Great Benjamins Circus is coming to Fayetteville, setting up the big top at the Washington County Fairgrounds from Mar 21-31.

  • Join The Fun: Performances are scheduled at 7:30p each weekday with additional 1:30p and 4:30p options on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets range from $18-$25 for general admission and from $25-$35 for VIP Ringside seats — kids under 3 get in free.

  • In The Ring: A family-owned group that includes circus performers from all around the world, each 90-minute performance is nonstop excitement as crowds witness clowns, acrobats, aerialists, daredevils, and more!

A limited amount of pre-sale tickets are available for $15 online HERE.


U of A Launches Training Program to Grow Biomanufacturing Workforce, Boost State’s Economy

The University of Arkansas is launching a fast-track program aimed at training Arkansans for high-paying jobs in biomanufacturing, thanks to a federal grant of nearly half a million dollars.

  • Train and gain: Participants can earn a biomanufacturing micro-credential in just two weeks, potentially qualifying them for jobs earning up to $60,000 a year. 

  • VR revolution: The program will utilize virtual reality technology to simulate real-life biomanufacturing processes, with plans to open multiple centers across the state.

The University hopes to not only fill job opportunities in the growing biomanufacturing industry, but also retain talent in Arkansas and diversify the state's economy. 

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