They See Me Rollin'

The coolest 104-yr-old in town, a drone factory, and NWA's ties to an Oscar-nominee

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Arts & Culture Monthly Spotlight

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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 March:

  • 🐺 Wolf Tale: Enjoy a sensory-friendly performance of The Boy Who Cried Wolf at Starr Theatre at Walton Arts Center this Tuesday, Mar 5, at 7p.

  • 🎸 Flipping Out: Jam out with indie-rock group Flipturn at JJ’s Live this Wednesday, Mar 6, at 7:30p.

  • 🏨 True Story: Mount Sequoyah’s First Friday features Sean Fitzgibbon’s illustrated book What Follows Is True, an exploration of the infamous Baker Hospital at the historic Crescent Hotel in the 1930s, on Mar 8 at 5:30p.

  • 🎻 Sweet Symphony: Sit back and enjoy the Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s Spring 2024 Concert at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the U of A Campus on Saturday, Mar 9 at 7p.

  • 🎶 House Show: Enjoy unexpected exceptional music during City Sessions’ next show featuring Goldpine at the Roberts Home in Bentonville on Friday, Mar 15, at 7p.

Find other events happening this month on the CACHE Creative Calendar HERE.


Antiques Roadshow Coming To Crystal Bridges In May

The most-watched ongoing series on PBS, Antiques Roadshow, will make a stop at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville on Tuesday, May 14, as part of its 2024 tour.

  • On The Road Again: Antiques Roadshow travels across the United States to discover and appraise everything from vintage furniture to rare collectibles while highlighting the great stories attached to family heirlooms.

  • Intrinsic Value: Appraisers and historians will be present to provide insights into the potential value of items. Tickets to the event are free but must be reserved in advance by entering a sweepstakes by Mar 18.

Enter for a chance to join the roadshow HERE.

Swarm Aero Selects Rogers For Future Drone Production Facility

California-based drone manufacturer Swarm Aero, has chosen Northwest Arkansas to build an advanced manufacturing center for its uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs).

  • Roger That: Swarm Aero was founded in 2022 to build UAVs for the U.S. Military, leveraging artificial intelligence to develop cutting-edge defense and aerospace technologies. After a nationwide search surveying locations in over 20 states, Swarm Aero chose NWA for its robust skilled labor force, vibrant community, and attractive business environment.

  • Swarming In: Swarm Aero has already established an office in Rogers and is working with community leaders and real estate groups to plan its new production facility. At full production, the manufacturing center will employ a large force of engineers and technicians.

Read the press release from Swarm Aero HERE.


MONAH’s Ties To Oscars-Nominated Film, Killers Of The Flower Moon

Martin Scorcese’s film adaptation of Killers of the Flower Moon is up for 10 Oscars, including Best Costume Design, which was influenced by the design team’s visits to the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville.

  • Detailed Planning: In their efforts to preserve the history of the Osage Tribe in the film’s wardrobe, Costume Designer Jacqueline West and Costume Cultural Advisor and Osage Nation member Julie O’Keefe visited Bentonville to draw inspiration from the collection at MONAH.

  • From The Closet: In particular, West and O’Keefe studied and took measurements of two pieces from the museum collection, the Osage Woman’s Wedding Outfit and Osage Woman’s Prairie Thistle Outfit. If you’d like to see them in person, admission at MONAH is always free!

Read more on the story from Visit Bentonville HERE.


Help Eureka Springs Win “March Madness Of Urbanism”

Eureka Springs

NWA Daily

Eureka Springs has been nominated for the 9th Annual Strongest Town Contest, a bracket-style voting tournament highlighting U.S. cities’ progress toward safety, financial resiliency, housing, and transportation.

  • Bracketology: Sixteen towns will compete through five rounds of weekly voting periods. One champion will be honored at the Strong Towns National Gathering, with two representatives flown in and presented with an award. Strong Towns will also create a short documentary film about the winning city.

  • Champions:  Previous winning towns have gone on to make roads safer and more pedestrian-friendly, created public centers where local commerce thrives, and provided access to community services through a strong network of community partnerships.

Voting for round 1 begins today! Vote for Eureka Springs HERE.

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In other news…

  • 👩‍💼 Girl Boss: In celebration of International Women’s Day, Startup Junkie will host a free networking event this Thursday, Mar 7, at 5:30p at the University of Arkansas' historic Inn at Carnall Hall — the first women’s dorm in the state of Arkansas founded in 1905.*

  • 😎 They See Me Rollin’: Evelyn Eales celebrated her 104th birthday last week by cruising the streets of Bella Vista on the back of a Harley Davidson — Evelyn is a Leap Year baby, so technically, it was only her 26th birthday.

  • 🔥 in the 🕳️: Silver Dollar City will celebrate the grand opening of its new Fire in the Hole coaster on Saturday, Mar 30, at 9:45a. The $30m ride is the amusement park’s largest investment ever for a single ride.

  • 🤝 Network: Enjoy food, drinks, conversation, and inspiration during a Social Hour for Communications & Marketing Professionals at the Medium in Downtown Springdale this evening, Mar 4, from 4-5:30p.

  • 👚 Market Merch: Show your excitement for the return of warm weather with this new line of merch featuring the rebrand of the Bentonville Farmers Market.

  • 🍲 New Food: By the count of newly filed permits, there are at least ten new restaurants and bars across Northwest Arkansas… here’s a list!

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

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