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Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday, Northwest Arkansas! Here are a few ideas to kickstart your fun this weekend.

  • 🎶 Give Me A Moment: This weekend, the Momentary will host the jazzy vibes of Astral Project on Friday, Jan 26, and the toe-tapping country with Junior Brown on Saturday, Jan 27.

  • 🎨 Arts and Hearts: Craft your own heart-shaped plates during a laid-back pottery class at Mount Sequoyah on Friday, Jan 26, from 6-9p. 

  • 👻 Ghost Hotel: Explore one of America’s most haunted buildings, the 1886 Crescent Hotel, during the upcoming Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend from Jan 26-28.

  • 🐱 Meow Matters: Unlock the secrets to a happy and harmonious life with your feline companions during a "Cat Behavior 101" class with Best Friends cat expert Samantha Bell at the Best Friends Pet Resource Center on Saturday, Jan 27.

  • 🐉 Year of the Dragon: The Fayetteville Public Library will host a free, family-friendly celebration featuring dancers from the Chinese Association of NWA, lion dancers, snacks, and a craft this Saturday, Jan 27, from 10-11a.

  • 😆 Laughing Stock: The Grove Comedy Club hosts Kevin McCaffrey this weekend with three shows Friday-Saturday, followed by the Sunday Comedy Showdown with four regional comics going head to head for an audience-determined win.

  • 🎮 Game On: Tap into your nostalgia during the Market @ Record this Saturday, Jan 27, with a free retro video game experience by Existential Synthesis from 9a-12p. 

  • ☕️ Perfect The Drip: Join Onyx Coffee Academy for an Intro to Home Brewing course at their Downtown Rogers HQ this Saturday, Jan 27, from 9-11:30a to learn the fundamentals of coffee theory and practical skills to prepare better coffee at home. 

  • 👰 You May Kiss The Bride: Experience a day of wedding planning fun during the Kiss the Brides Expo at the NWA Convention Center in Springdale this Sunday, Jan 28, from 12-4p. Admission is $12. 

  • 🦖 Running Out Of Time: Get your steps in during the Time Travel Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, or 1mi fun run around Lake Fayetteville this Sunday, Jan 28, at 9a.

  • 🥕 Shop Local: Find fresh, local produce and handcrafted goods at the Indoor Rogers Local Food & Art Market and the Winter Indoor Fayetteville Farmers Market — both on Saturday, Jan 27, from 9a-1p.

  • 📷 Say Cheese: Crystal Bridges will celebrate students who had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Annie Leibovitz during the Beyond the Lens: Teen Mentorship Program with a reception showcasing their work this Sunday, Jan 28, from 1-3p.

  • 🌖 Over The Moon: The Amazeum will open Moon to Mars — an immersive exhibition for aspiring astronauts, scientists, engineers, and space enthusiasts — this Sunday, Jan 28.

Have a great weekend, NWA! We’ll be back in your inbox Monday morning.


Drink Beer, Do Good: Ozark Beer Company To Host Neurodiverse Art Show

Ozark Beer Company and local nonprofit PerspectAbility have partnered to host a Neurodiverse Art Show and artist reception in the second-floor gallery above Ozark’s taproom on Tuesday, Jan 30, from 6-8p.

  • New Perspectives: PerspectAbility is dedicated to bridging gaps in opportunities for neurodiverse adults, providing support for independent living, promoting self-advocacy, and educating the public about neurodiversity.

  • Artfully Yours: Experience a mixed media art show featuring works by participating artists, including paintings, photography, and more. The art will be on display for the entire month of February, with an ongoing silent auction benefiting the artists.

As part of the brewery’s Drink Beer, Do Good series, $1 from all pints and flight purchases all day will go toward PerspectAbility. Learn more HERE.

Unleash Your Inner Child At The Amazeum

Featuring larger-than-life experiences, the upcoming Amazeum Adult Night is all about exploring size and scale with a unique Amazeum twist. Join this dynamic evening tailored for the young at heart next Thursday, Feb 8, from 6-8p.

  • Play & Learn: Enjoy a life-size Kerplunk game for a colossal showdown, learn about pressure, speed, and height with a giant Bernoulli, discover tiny drawings that pack a big punch, and participate in an array of other captivating activities.

  • Mom & Dad’s Turn: Leave the kids at home, gather your friends, and relive the joys of childlike exploration. Tickets are for adults 21+ and include lite bites and drinks.

Tickets are on sale now! Grab yours before they’re gone HERE.

P.S. We're giving away a pair of tickets!

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Northwest Arkansas Schools Lead State In 2024 Niche Rankings

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Multiple schools across Northwest Arkansas have earned top ranks in Niche's 2024 School Rankings, adding to the many reasons why NWA is one of the best places to live.

  • Public School Districts: Haas Hall Academy took the No. 1 spot, followed by Bentonville Public Schools at No. 2 — Fayetteville (7), Rogers (13), Farmington (18), Springdale (21), and Prairie Grove (23) also made Niche’s Top 25 School Districts in Arkansas.

  • Private Schools: Thaden School filled the No. 1 spot for Best Private School in Arkansas for its excellent academics, diversity, teachers, student activities, and college prep. Other NWA private schools in the top 25 included Shiloh Christian (5), Fayetteville Christian (10), Ozark Adventist (15), Providence Classical Christian (16), and The New School (24).

See where your school ranked on Niche's 2024 Best Schools HERE

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In other news…

  • 🍕 Take A Break: Enjoy a Parents’ Night Out at Goat Lab Brewery while kids are supervised & entertained in the back room — close enough for peace of mind, far enough away so you can finish your beer before it gets warm & your pizza before it gets cold. Just $10/child this Tuesday, Jan 30.

  • 👨‍🍳 Hail To The Chef: Conifer’s Matt Cooper and Yeyo’s El Alma De Mexico’s Rafael Rios are both in the running for Best Chef: South in the 2024 James Beard Awards.

  • 🏠 Down The Street: The City of Rogers recently sold part of S. 1st St. to the NWA Council Foundation to be used for a future affordable housing project.

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