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Black Film & Music Expo Returns To Fayetteville

The Arkansas Black Film & Music Expo returns for its third year, bringing a two-day celebration of Black music and culture to the Fayetteville Town Center on Feb 9-10.

  • On Screen: The Film Expo on Feb 9 will feature film screenings, panel discussions, and more, including a keynote presentation by Daphne Maxwell Reed — who played Aunt Vivian in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

  • On Stage: This year’s lineup for the Music Expo on Feb 10 includes Lyfe Jennings, Yung Joc, the Arkansas Gospel Chorale, Akeem Kemp, Branjae Jackson, HBCU Marching Band, Justin Stewart, Kaylynn Richardson, Lakeshia Harper-Bradley, and Michael Fields Jr.

Find ticket options and weekend passes HERE.


The Hive Hosts All-Star Chef Lineup To Combat Childhood Hunger

The Hive and No Kid Hungry will host their annual charity dinner, including a multi-course dinner prepared by award-winning chefs and an auction featuring unique culinary travel experiences and one-of-a-kind art on Saturday, Jan 27, at 5:30p.

  • Ending Hunger: No Kid Hungry is a nonprofit organization working to end child hunger in the United States by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.

  • In The Kitchen: Enjoy a cocktail hour and appetizers prepared by local chefs Arturo Solis of Lady Slipper and Luke Wetzel of Oven and Tap, followed by a multi-course dinner prepared by Top Chef Contestants Nelson German and Rebecca Masson and James Beard Finalist Jeff Chanchaleune.

Purchase tickets for the No Kid Hungry Dinner at the Hive HERE.

Jagged Little Pill Takes The Stage At Walton Arts Center

Relive the magic of Alanis Morissette's career-defining album as the Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill takes the stage at Walton Arts Center for eight performances from Jan 23-28.

  • You Oughta Know: Jagged Little Pill tells the story of the Healys, a suburban family grappling with societal expectations, personal conflicts, and hidden struggles, using Alanis Morissette's emotionally charged songs as its gripping soundtrack to the exploration of modern life complexities.

  • All I Really Want: Walton Arts Center and Teen Action & Support Center have partnered for a Hygiene Product Donation Drive during Jagged Little Pill. Bring new shampoo, conditioner, soap, or deodorant when you see the show or drop off in Walton Arts Center’s lobby from 10a-2p on weekdays or at TASC @ the Hub in Rogers.

Watch a preview of the show and purchase tickets HERE.

Arts & Culture

INTERFORM Announces Dates For NWA Spring Fashion Week

Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week, presented by local nonprofit INTERFORM, will feature collections from Project Runway designers, engaging panel discussions, and free educational programs at Ledger in Downtown Bentonville on Mar 28-30.

  • Return to Form: INTERFORM provides professional development, education, and programming to the local creative community, using fashion as a tool to celebrate diversity and foster cross-cultural understanding.

  • In Fashion: The shows include three thematic evenings focussed on Community, Art, and Industry, featuring runway shows from Project Runway Alumni and regional designers like Alynwonderland, Rulli Torres, Korto Momolu, Asthon Hall, Nakota Style, and Brittany Allen.

Tickets go on sale next month. Keep up with pending details HERE.


Your 2024 Guide To Running Around Northwest Arkansas

There’s no shortage of race opportunities in Northwest Arkansas! From 5Ks and Fun Runs to Marathons and 24-hour Trail Runs, here’s a guide to Races in Northwest Arkansas currently scheduled for 2024.

  • A Jog In The Park: There are several 5Ks and fun runs set for this year, many raising funds for local nonprofits and including fun themes for those who want to run in costumes.

  • Run Away: For those really looking to log some miles this year, there are several long-distance races like the Bentonville and Fayetteville Half Marathons and the legendary Hogeye Marathon. Several races include training plans in the registration!

Map out your 2024 NWA Race Plan HERE.

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  • 🍻 Gemutlichkeit: Gather with family and friends over an excellent selection of German-inspired beer and delicious wood-fired pizzas at GoatLab Brewery. Stop by tomorrow night for Note-able Wednesday, featuring live music and a cozy, communal vibe.*

  • 💃 Dance Date: Learn centuries-old classic moves during an 1800s Social Dance at the Fayetteville Public Library this Thursday, Jan 18, taught by instructors in historic costumes.

  • 🏆 Any Volunteers? Fayetteville was named the 2023 Volunteer Community of the Year during the Arkansas Municipal League Winter Conference — the city’s fourth year in a row to receive the award.

  • 🏋️ In The Gym: Walmart unveiled the Walton Family Whole Health & Fitness last week. Here’s an inside look at a few of its amenities.

  • 🎣 It Was This Big: A Centerton man reeled in this 46-in long striper bass weighing 46 lbs at Beaver Lake last week — just 8 oz shy of the current record.

  • 📅 NWA Calendar: Stay up to date with events mentioned in the newsletter, or post your own upcoming events on our events page!

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