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Arts & Culture Monthly Spotlight
Keep up with Northwest Arkansas’s vibrant arts & culture scene with the Arkansas Creative Calendar by CACHE. Here are a few events we’re excited about this February:
🐿️ Can’t Deal: Jam out with Squirrel Flower and Greg Mendez at George’s Majestic Lounge on Thursday, Feb 8, from 6-10p.
👗 Wear It Out: Show off your craziest costumes and wearable art during the WowZa! Ball at Mount Sequoyah on Saturday, Feb 10, at 7p.
🎺 Let Us Vibe: Six-piece funk band LETTUCE is bringing its blend of hip-hop, rock, psychedelia, jazz, and soul to George’s Majestic Lounge on Tuesday, Feb 13, at 7p.
❤️ I Adorn You: The Mixtape Music Series continues with a free concert by The Adorners and Jacob McCoy at the Medium in Downtown Springdale on Wednesday, Feb 14, at 7p.
🎸 Let’s Rock: The Gardensnakes, John Charles & The Cold Cuts, and Idle Valley will perform an all-ages concert at Mount Sequoyah on Saturday, Feb 17, at 7p.
Find other events happening this month on the CACHE Creative Calendar HERE.
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 Reid — 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.
NWACC Receives Approval For New Trail Technician Program
NorthWest Arkansas Community College will offer a new Trail Technician Program in the fall of 2024 after receiving approval from the Arkansas Legislative Council and Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
New Program: Building off the college’s Bicycle Assembly and Repair Technician program that launched in 2021, the Trail Technician program will equip students with the skills to design, build, and maintain trails while ensuring sustainable and enjoyable outdoor experiences for the community.
New Lab: The college is renovating the facilities used for its Bicycle Technician program to include a new trail construction lab where students can learn welding and small engine repair while utilizing industry tools and virtual reality simulators.
Find more details about the Trail Technician program HERE.
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February’s Art On The Bricks Celebrates The Wonders Of The Natural State
This month’s theme for Downtown Rogers’ Art on the Bricks is "Can’t Help Falling in Love with The Natural State,” featuring art inspired by the scenic wonders of Arkansas this Thursday, Feb 8, from 4:30-7:30p.
Celebrate the Arts: Every second Thursday of the month, more than a dozen galleries, shops, and restaurants partner with area artists to highlight the creative talent of community members and support the local creative economy in Downtown Rogers.
The World’s A Canvas: With 52 state parks and the nation’s first National River, Arkansas certainly lives up to its nickname, “The Natural State.” Come enjoy art inspired by the state’s biking and hiking trails, mountain ranges, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, flora and fauna.
Learn more about this month’s Art on the Bricks HERE.
Keep Fayetteville Funky During The Mardi Gras Parade Of Fools
The Fayetteville Mardi Gras Parade returns to Dickson St. for its 31st year this Saturday, Feb 10, at 2p.
Float On: The Fat Saturday Parade of Fools has been a Fayetteville tradition for three decades. This year’s parade will be led by Grand Marshall Majestic Storm of 40/29 News and the King & Queen of Fayetteville Mardi Gras, Nancy & Steve Ballard.
Dance & Sing: Break out the crazy colors and costumes for a whimsical afternoon. All are welcome to decorate and enter a float in the family-friendly Fat Saturday Parade of Fools, or register your business as a sponsor!
Find more information HERE.
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In other news…
❤️ Love To Laugh: Treat your Valentine to a night of laughter at The Grove Comedy Club. Upcoming acts include Derrick Jack, a Valentine’s Comedy Night with Langston Kerman, and SNL Writer & Comedian KC Shornima. Reserve tickets HERE.*
🐦 For The Birds: Help bird experts observe and release songbirds at Hobbs State Park during a free, family-friendly Birds & Breakfast event this Saturday, Feb 10, at 9a — snacks, juice, and coffee will be provided.
🎨 Paint Me: Channel your inner artists for a Painting Between The Lines night at Black Apple Taproom in Downtown Springdale on Tuesday, Feb 13, from 5-7p.
🎪 First Fair: Vendor applications are open for Bentonville’s April First Friday, scheduled for Apr 5. Submit applications by Feb 26.
✅ Cast Your Vote: Find out if you’re registered to vote, find polling locations, and view sample ballots for the upcoming 2024 Preferential Primary HERE.
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