What's Love Got To Do With It

NWA mayors fight it out in the ring, architectural achievements, and more holiday shenanigans.

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Local Government Officials Compete in Red Kettle Campaign Mayor's Challenge

In a friendly competition to see who can raise the most money for The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign, several Northwest Arkansas Mayors and the Benton County Judge will participate in the fourth annual Red Kettle Campaign Mayor's Challenge on Friday, Dec 8.

  • Bentonville Mayor Stephanie Orman: Walmart Supercenter at 406 South Walton Blvd. from 3:30-5:30p

  • Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse: Walmart Supercenter 4870 Elm Springs Rd. from 10a-2p

  • Rogers Mayor Greg Hines: Harps Grocery at 715 North 2nd St. from 12-2p.

  • Centerton Mayor Bill Edwards: Walmart Neighborhood Market at 1800 East Centerton Blvd. from 4-7p.

  • Benton County Judge Barry Moehring: Walmart Neighborhood Market at 1400 North Walton Blvd. from 10a-12p.

  • Bella Vista Mayor John Flynn: Allen’s Grocery at 60 Sugar Creek Center from 2-4p (on Dec 7).

Let’s see which town can ring up the most donations! Register to Ring yourself or a group HERE.


Two Designs From U of A Receive 2023 American Architecture Awards

Two U of A Community Design Center projects received 2023 American Architecture Awards, including The ARK: Rural Botanical Garden for Arkansas in Cherokee Village and the Framework Plan for a Riverine Commons and Institute in Fayetteville.

  • In the Trees: The ARK, a centerpiece of Cherokee Village's eco-tourism initiative in the Ozarks, boasts a new botanical garden and zipline featuring woodland-only spaces with botanical rooms in clearings. The design recalls the region's pre-Columbian landscape while providing much-needed event space.

  • Along the River: The Framework Plan for a Riverine Commons and Institute reimagines 98 acres of wetland at Dead Horse Mountain Rd, integrating restoration, architecture, and urban design for a river education center, fruit and nut grove, gardens, trails, and heritage exhibitions celebrating local cultures. The design also earned two honorable mentions in the 2023 Plan Award.

Learn more about these award-winning projects HERE.

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Experience the Mind-Blowing Performances of TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

Walton Arts Center

Witness the inspiring story of a music legend when TINA - The Tina Turner Musical takes the stage at Walton Arts Center for only eight performances from Dec 12-17.

  • What’s Love Got To Do: One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards, and her live shows have been seen by millions. TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.  

  • Got To Do With It: Featuring her iconic songs, the production highlights the uplifting comeback story and inspiring journey of the woman who broke barriers to become the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. Come see why TINA is “simply the best.”

Tickets start at $56. Reserve yours HERE.


Join the Community Creative Center for its Annual Las Posadas Celebration

The Community Creative Center will host its annual Las Posadas celebration this Saturday, Dec 9, from 1-3p.

  • Away in a Manger: Las Posadas, translated to “the inns” or “lodgings,” is a traditional Mexican Christmas celebration commemorating Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging in Bethlehem. The celebration includes food, drinks, sweets, music, poinsettias, and piñatas.

  • Join the Fun: Make your own clay poinsettia and enjoy Mexican pastries, traditional Chocolate Abuelita drinks, and colorful star-shaped piñatas! The event is free and open to the public.

Learn more about the event HERE.


Prepare Your Best Dance Moves for NWA Movement Hub’s Inaugural Jingle Jam

Get ready to dance the night away at Jingle Jam, a 3-in-1 holiday dance extravaganza coming to CACHE Studios in Bentonville on Friday, Dec 8, from 7-10p.

  • Dance Partners: If you've been searching for a reason to put on your dancing shoes and celebrate the holiday season, this is it. Jingle Jam blends vintage swing, Latin dance, and club styles into an unforgettable evening, supporting NWA Movement Hub's mission to connect people through dance.

  • Gotta Dance: Whether you're into Vintage Swing Vibes, Salsa Navidad, or Yule Groove Club Style, Jingle Jam has something for everyone to keep their feet moving and grooving, from live music, a DJ, pop-up performances and mini-dance lessons.

Be the first on the dance floor and reserve tickets HERE.

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In other news…

  • Watching in a Winter Wonderland: See TheatreSquared transformed into a breathtaking Victorian library for A Christmas Carol. With innovative staging and unique twists, this original adaptation breathes new life into a classic tale. Enter a world where imagination knows no bounds, running now to Dec 24.*

  • ⛺️ In Tents and On Wheels: Plan the ultimate RV getaway in Northwest Arkansas with our Guide to RV Camping in NWA, curated by Sugarbear Express RV Rentals.

  • 🪵 Logging a Win: The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History's 1850s Ritter-McDonald Log Cabin project has received the Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education Award by Preserve Arkansas and will be honored in a ceremony in Little Rock on Jan 26.

  • 🔔 Are You Listening: Gentry will host its annual Christmas parade with the theme “Sleigh Bells Ring” this Saturday, Dec 9, at 6:30p.

  • 📅 Ditch the FOMO: Post your upcoming events on our Events Page, and stay in the know about upcoming events mentioned in the newsletter.

  • 🥳 Join the Club: Our NWA Daily Fan Club keeps this thing going. In return for being awesome, they get access to exclusive giveaways — ranging from gift cards and concert tickets to bikes and kayaks!

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