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A Day of the Dead-Swanky Weekend Roundup, a Squeaky Clean Opportunity, Fine Japanese Dining, and More!

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Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday, Northwest Arkansas! Here's your Weekend Roundup, including a handful of post-Halloween parties and several Dia de Muertos celebrations around town…

  • 🎃 Don’t Trash It, Smash It: Put a smashing end to your jack-o-lanterns and keep pumpkins out of the landfill by joining Ozark Compost for the Second Annual Pumpkin Smash at Bentonville Brewing this Friday, Nov 3, from 6-8p.

  • 🧸 Play Hard: TOYLAND returns to Bentonville this week, unveiling the latest toy selection exclusively at Walmart on Friday, Nov 3, from 11a-7p at the Walmart Home Office.

  • 💀 An Ofrend-ly Celebration: Join the Community Creative Center for its first-ever Dia de los Muertos celebration in Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios this Friday, Nov 3, from 5-8p.

  • 🍻 10 Beers Old: Ozark Beer Company will celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary this weekend with multiple beer releases, food trucks, a photo booth, and more this Friday and Saturday, Nov 3-4.

  • 🎬 Bring Your Blankets: The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks continues its fall Flowers & Film: Movie Series this week with a showing of The Lorax on Saturday, Nov 4, from 7-10p.

  • 🚲 Roll Out: Join Latinas en Bici for a Dia de Muertos-themed bike ride, with several route options departing from TxAr House in Downtown Rogers at 10a, followed by a free afterparty this Saturday, Nov 4.

  • 🍬 More Candy Please: The trunk-or-treat fun continues this weekend with the 2nd Annual Safety Spooktacular at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale this Saturday, Nov 4, from 2-5p.

  • ⭐ Star Party: Stargaze in with your family and friends during Astronomy Night at Hobbs State Park this Saturday, Nov 4, from 5:30-8:30p.

  • 🧝‍♂️ Not Christmas Elves: Shire Post Mint postponed its annual Shire Fest to this Saturday, Nov 4, from 11a-5p. Join the fun this weekend, including local vendors, food trucks, live music, games, a costume contest, and more!

  • ⛽ Get Pumped: Shop over 15 local vendors while enjoying live music, brews, and food trucks at the City Pump Fall Market this Saturday, Nov 4, at 4p.

  • 🎭 Experience Art: the Momentary is currently hosting INVERSE 2023, a four-day performance art festival featuring over 45 artists from around the country, with events happening through Sunday, Nov 5.

Enjoy your weekend, NWA!


Roll Out for a Dia de Muertos Celebration with Latinas En Bici and TxAr House

Join Latinas en Bici for a Dia de Muertos-themed bike ride, with several route options departing from TxAr House in Downtown Rogers at 10a, followed by a free afterparty this Saturday, Nov 4.

  • Hacer Amigas: Latinas en Bici started in 2019 with the goal of championing Latina women in the world of cycling through weekly rides, learning workshops, and multicultural events.

  • Vamanos: There are four route options, including a 15-mile ride around the Railyard Loop, an 18-mile road ride to Avoca, a 5-mile mountain bike ride, or a 3-mile family-friendly ride down the Greenway. All are welcome, riders and nonriders, to join the free afterparty at TxAr House, including a Mariachi Band, Mexican treats, makeup booths, skull decorating, and more.

Register to ride and RSVP for the afterparty HERE.

🚲 P.S. We’re giving away four tickets, which can be used for any of the ride options! Enter the drawing at the bottom of today’s newsletter.

Drive Clean with Splash: Bentonville's Neighborhood Car Wash

It feels good to drive clean, and Splash Car Wash thinks you deserve that "just-washed" feeling for free at one of their two new Bentonville locations.

  • Classic Clean: Splash is an Arkansas-based, family-owned company with state-of-the-art facilities and service like the good old days. Many might recognize the name from their flagship NWA store in Rogers.

  • Rave Reviews: James Young, a local, retired business executive, praises Splash: "Splash Car Wash is by far the premier car wash in NWA, and I know because I am a clean freak. Their wash rocks, but more than that, I love the people. They're just genuinely good, honest folks who do great work. Hard to beat."

Come see for yourself—it's on Splash. Text Splash16 to 22322 to get your first wash for free. Learn more & view location info HERE

Restaurant News

Experience World Class Japanese Dining During Bentoville’s Fall Yakitori Pop-Up


Explore the deep flavors that emerge when Japanese culinary art meets smoke during Bentoville’s Fall Yakitori pop-up experience, being hosted at Brightwater Culinary School from Nov 7-11.

  • Japan x Ozarks: Bentoville is a new dining concept combining Japan’s culinary traditions with fresh ingredients from Northwest Arkansas as prepared by world-class Michelin-starred chefs. The culinary team has sold out multiple pop-up events and recently launched its Bentoville Box offering, featuring elegantly crafted bento boxes available for pickup at Onyx in Downtown Bentonville.

  • At the Table: Sit directly in front of renowned chefs Tommy Cleary, Blake King, and Billy Kong as they artfully prepare a yakitori feast — a charcoal-grilled chicken skewer that blends modern flavors with traditional techniques.

With only 10 seats per lunch or dinner experience, reserve your seat while they last HERE.


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In other news

  • 🥞🍓 Week. Brunch. Repeat. Join Ella's Table every Saturday & Sunday for everyone's favorite meal! The culinary team has crafted a brunch menu combining classic favorites with innovative twists — from savory to sweet, there's something for every palate. Reserve your spot here!*

  • 🎻 Well, Cello There: Walton Arts Center is hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in the Walker Atrium on Monday, Nov 6, from 10a-3p. Blood donors will get to enjoy live entertainment while giving blood!

  • 🌿 Medicine Man: Delve into the world of Ozark healing practices as folklorist and writer Brandon Weston presents Ozark Healing Traditions: A Hidden Art at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History on Wednesday, Nov 15, at 6:30p.

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🎉 Giveaway 🎉

Enter today’s giveaway for a free ticket to Latinas en Bici’s - Dia de Muertos Bike Ride. We’ll contact four winners this afternoon.

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