February 8, 2018

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler This Weekend

Let loose and let the good times roll while you celebrate love. This weekend is also the perfect time to support the Lady Razorbacks as it’s Pack The House Night with $1 tickets! It is a perfect event for the whole family to enjoy. If you aren’t into the sports scene, then there are no worries. There are plenty of other things to choose from such as the family-friendly home and garden show, the motorcycle show, or viewing photos from local photographers of all ages. Enjoy your weekend in The Natural State!

My Funny Valentine (Fayetteville)

 

Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s date night? Join comedians Pat Hazell, one of the original writers for NBC’s Seinfeld and a veteran of The Tonight Show, and Dena Blizzard, featured comic at The Laugh Factory and Gotham Comedy Club and creator of the viral video “Chardonnay, Go!” (viewed over 23 million times), as they come together for an evening of hilarious and heartwarming stand-up comedy. Topics include relationships, dating, parenting and family life, and there will be a chance to ask for free relationship advice as Pat and Dena answer questions from the audience. Bring your sweetheart, bring your friends and bring your sense of humor for an evening of laughter ever after.

Venue: Walton Arts Center
Date: February 8th and February 9th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Varies
Contact: Click Here

 

33rd Annual ABATE D-1 Motorcycle Swap Meet & Bike Show (Little Rock)

 

Come check out this event featuring a bike show, motorcycles, new and used motorcycle parts and accessories, biker leathers and riding apparel, patches, food, door prizes, and much more!

Venue: Arkansas State Fairgrounds
Date: February 10th
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Admission: $6 adults, Free ages 12 and under
Contact: 501-888-7801

Valentine’s Dinner Program (Washington)

 

Escape the crowds and the fuss by stepping into a simpler time. Enjoy a romantic evening with someone special at our historic Williams’ Tavern Restaurant. A surrey ride, live entertainment and a delicious dinner are all part of the evening. Make reservations for yourself and bring some friends! Reservations are required.

Venue: Historic Washington State Park Williams’ Tavern Restaurant
Date: February 9th and February 10th
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $70/couple
Contact: Click Here

The Viewfinder Photography Exhibit (El Dorado)

 

Do you have an appreciation for great photography and local talent? Check out The Viewfinder. It is a bi-annual juried photographic competition and exhibition that reveals the interests and imagination of shutterbugs throughout the El Dorado community and beyond. A photograph is a moment suspended in time, a memory shared and a small slice of who we are. Come check out the photographers of all ages who have submitted their original images captured with any camera and printed on varied media. Come by and check it out!

Venue: South Arkansas Arts Center Gallery
Date: Photographs will be on display February 6th- February 27th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Amity Trade Days (Amity)

 

Amity Trade Days is a huge outdoor market sitting on 54 acres at an old lumber mill in Amity, Arkansas. Shop rain or shine in huge open-air buildings. Vendors gather to sell their wares on the four days before the second Monday of each month. There will be antiques to boutiques, shabby to chic, ragtag to regal, and it’s all for the picker, weekend warrior, or serious collector. There is something for everyone! Enjoy live music and food trucks!

Venue: Amity Trade Days ( 843 S. Mountain Rd)
Date: February 8th- February 11th
Time: (Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) (Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)
Admission: Free (Parking $2)
Contact: Click Here

The Humans (Fayetteville)

 

The most acclaimed and awarded American play in recent memory will have its first independent production in Northwest Arkansas following its record-breaking run on Broadway. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night, and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

Venue: Walton Arts Center (Nadine Baum Studio)
Date: There will be showtimes on February 9th, 10th, and 11th
Time: Varies
Admission: Varies
Contact: Click Here

Eureka Gras (Eureka Springs)

 

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The Mardi Gras celebration continues in Eureka Springs! There are three fun Mardi Gras events to choose from this weekend in Eureka Springs. Which one will you choose? There will be a Joker’s Masquerade Ball, a Eureka Gras Parade, and a Pirate Party! Enjoy.

Joker’s Masquerade Ball

Venue: Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center
Date: February 9th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Admission: $30 per ticket or $250 for table of 10
Contact: Click Here

Eureka Gras Day Parade

Venue: Downtown
Date: February 10th
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Mayor’s Ball

Venue: Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce
Date: February 10th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Varies
Contact: Click Here

Sandal Weaving Workshop (Parkin)

 

The prehistoric Arkansans performed many tasks to make their lives more comfortable. Sandal weaving likely was one of those tasks. Come learn how to make twined sandals similar to ones found at various American Indian sites in this state. Ages 12 and above, please.

Venue: Parkin Archeological State Park
Date: February 10th
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 fee per person will cover the materials and instruction
Contact: 870-755-2500

30th Annual Home and Garden Show (Pine Bluff)

 

This event has 125 exhibit booths including lawn and garden equipment, tractors, jewelry, plants, herbs, beekeeping supplies, honey, candles, and more. There are also seminars, how-to sessions, a quilt show, herbs, children’s activities, birds of prey show, raffles, door prizes and more.

Venue: Pine Bluff Convention Center
Date: February 10th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here

Pardi Gras (Fort Smith)

 

The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Fort Smith Museum of History and always a great party! The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails, and the music of Cutthroat Trout followed by dinner with cuisine by 21 West End and a live auction and dancing to the Rockets, a premier Arkansas band from Little Rock. Performing the soundtrack to your life including the top hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the best of today’s music, these eleven musicians will rock you like you’ve never been rocked.

Venue: Shipley Baking Company
Date: February 10th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Admission: $125
Contact: Click Here

Arkansas Razorback Basketball

 

Razorbacks vs. Vanderbilt

Venue: Bud Walton Arena
Date: Saturday, February 10th
Time: 7:30 p.m.

Lady Razorbacks vs. Missouri

PACK THE HOUSE!! $1 Tickets!
Venue: Bud Walton Arena
Date: Sunday, February 11th
Time: 4:00 p.m.

Only in Arkansas

There's a lot to celebrate in Arkansas. It's unique. Southern. Delightfully eccentric. Which is why we love every nook, cranny, cave and corner. In fact, some of our favorite things can't be found anywhere else. They're only in Arkansas. So we love them even more. The attractions we visit, the food we crave, the festivals we attend, the mountains we hike, the rivers we float, the stories we tell and the company we keep – it all adds up to one incredible state. And that familiar, meandering silhouette? Looks like home to us.