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February 2023 Events in Arkansas


With the holidays behind us, February is the time we start to round out the winter season and look forward to the upcoming spring. But winter isn’t over quite yet (well, it is Arkansas, so maybe).

February can be quite chilly, so why don’t you head to one of Arkansas’s wonderful indoor events or performances? From Northwest Arkansas to El Dorado, there is a lot to enjoy in Arkansas this February.

Aladdin – The Hit Broadway Musical (Little Rock)

It is always a treat when a Broadway Musical is on tour in Arkansas. Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. The reviews on this show are spectacular and would make a great date night, or a show to bring the entire family to. The last time we checked there were still tickets available. Grab them now!

Venue: Robinson Center
Date: Feb. 1-5
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African American Business and Entrepreneurship in Arkansas (Little Rock)

The Black History Commission of Arkansas will host its next symposium Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. titled, “African American Business and Entrepreneurship in Arkansas.” Featured speakers include Dr. Brian Mitchell: “Ninth Street Businesses,” Larry Lewis: “History of the Lewis Esso Gas Station in North Little Rock, Arkansas,” Garbo Hearne: “African Business in the Dunbar Historic District” and Cheryl Batts & Kwendeche: “Mapping the Pleasant Street Historic District.”

Venue: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
Date: Feb. 4
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Moulin Rouge! (Fayetteville)

Pop the Champagne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is the winner of 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical will be in Arkansas this month. You can enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory. A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment., Moulin Rouge! The Musical, is a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and love. You will you have your choice of 14 different showtimes when grabbing your tickets to this event.

Venue: Walton Arts Center
Date: Feb. 9-19
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Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: Dancing & Romancing (Little Rock)

Broadway and Hollywood combine for a romantic and entertaining evening of song and dance with two veterans of the Broadway stage: Joan Hess and Kirby Ward. Inspired by the likes of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell, this evening will put a song in your heart and have you dancing in the aisles!

Venue: Robinson Center
Date: Feb. 11-12
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Eureka Springs Chocolate Lover's Festival

Chocolate Lover’s Festival (Eureka Springs)

Begin your Valentine’s Day with a chocolate celebration you won’t soon forget! A Complete world of chocolate appreciation will be featured at the Annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival. This treasured event will include candy, fudge, cookies, and more. Vendors will showcase and promote their products while offering chocolate samples to attendees. From organic and household brand names of chocolate, to select boutique labels, the Eureka Springs Chocolate Festival is a complete world of chocolate.

Venue: Eureka Springs Community Center
Date: Feb. 11
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Mardis Gras Rumble (El Dorado)

The Rumble featuring Chief Joseph Boudreaux Jr. is New Orleans’ premier Mardi Gras Indian Funk ensemble, representing the legacy and preservation of NOLA music and black masking culture. Through their authentic Big Easy brass sound fused with deep funk and black masking street culture, The Rumble gives audiences a full-on New Orleans experience. You will not regret checking this event out.

Venue: Murphy Arts District
Date: Feb. 17
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Arkansas Black Music & Film Expo (Fayetteville)

Music Moves invites the NWA community to support Black arts, music, and film at the Arkansas Black Music and Film Expo. February 17th will focus on film, featuring screenings of work by Former Razorback and Emmy Nominee Quinn Grovey, local filmmaker Michael Day, and a showing of “Fire in Little Africa,” a documentary that brings together the top musicians and visual artists in Oklahoma to commemorate the centennial of the 1921 Massacre. February 18th will focus on music, with Mardi Gras parade beginning at 2 p.m. Then the expo begins at George’s Majestic Lounge with performances by The Racy Brothers and Crescent City Combo.

Venue: Fayetteville Town Center & George’s Majestic Lounge
Dates: Feb. 17-18
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Brick Universe (Little Rock)

Calling all LEGO® fans! BrickUniverise will be hosted at the Statehouse Convention Center and is the perfect outing to check out LEGO® creations, Professional LEGO® artists, building zones, merchants and more!

Venue: Statehouse Convention Center
Date: Feb. 24-26
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Crystal Bridges (Bentonville)

The Momentary is a decommissioned cheese factory turned contemporary art space for visual and performing arts, culinary experiences, festivals, artists-in-residence and more. The Momentary is the perfect place to explore the art in the galleries or catch a performance any time of the year. This month Yvette Mayorga: What a Time to be, is on display and in her solo exhibition, Yvette Mayorga combines images of family, found objects, ‘90s nostalgia, moments of Midwest life, and her signature pink and frosted style. The exhibition’s title speaks to the many lives lived and the privileges and upheavals that have come with surviving in our contemporary life.

Venue: Crystal Bridges
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Music Events Around the State February 2023

For all the concert junkies out there, we just want to make sure you have your February lineup planned.

  • Wyatt Putman (February 2nd) at George’s Majestic Lounge
  • Katt Williams 2023 and Me tour (February 4) at Simmons Bank Arena
  • Paul Cauthen with Early James (February 4th) at The Majestic Fort Smith
  • Austin Meade (February 8th) at George’s Majestic Lounge
  • Blue Man Group (February 8th) at Reynolds Performance Hall (UCA)
  • Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour (February 9) at Simmons Bank Arena
  • Colter Wall (February 16th) at George’s Majestic Lounge
  • Dwight Yoakam 2023 (February 17) at Simmons Bank Arena
  • Southern Accents- A tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (February 17th) at The Rev Room
  • Pecos & The Rooftops with Huser Brothers Band (February 17th) at The Majestic Fort Smith
  • Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers (February 19th) at The Rev Room
  • Turnpike Troubadors &The Avett Brothers (February 24) at Simmons Bank Arena
  • Tracy Byrd (February 25) at Oaklawn
  • Larkin Poe Blood Harmony Tour (February 25) at George’s Majestic Lounge

Click below to find out more information about tickets:
George’s Majestic Lounge
Oaklawn Entertainment Center
The Rev Room
Reynolds Performance Hall
Simmons Bank Arena

Photo Credit: Sue Davis Photography

High School Post-Season Basketball Tournament Locations

February is the month for the regional basketball tournaments to see which teams will get the opportunity to play in the State Tournament for classifications 4A and under. The Arkansas Athletics Association has released the tournament sites for this season. Make plans to be checking the brackets and if you live close to one of these towns, grab your tickets and get some popcorn and watch high school athletes across the state showdown to see who gets to make it to the State Tournament. The brackets for these tournaments will be updated later this month. You can find those on the Arkansas Activities Association website.

4A North – Morrilton
4A East – Clinton
4A South – Warren
3A-1 –West Fork
3A-2 –Mountain View
3A-3 –Rose Bud
3A-4 –Drew Central
2A North –Buffalo Island Central
2A Central –Sloan-Hendrix
2A West –Hector
2A South – Fordyce
1A-1 – The New School & Ozark Catholic
1A-2 – Calico Rock
1A-3 – Nemo Vista
1A-4 – Lafayette Co.

Razorback and Lady Razorback Basketball

The Razorback basketball season is winding down for the men’s and women’s teams, and both are putting on some great shows in their contests. There are only a handful of home games left for this season. Below is a list of February home games.

Men’s Basketball Home Games- February
Feb. 11 vs Mississippi State 5 p.m.
Feb. 18 vs Florida 1 p.m.
Feb. 21 vs Georgia 8 p.m.

Lady Razorbacks Home Games- February
Feb. 12 vs Missouri 2 p.m.
Feb. 16 vs Tennessee 6 p.m.
Feb. 26 vs Texas A&M 11 a.m.

More Information:

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Basketball

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