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May 6th (Friday)

First Friday – Pet-a-palooza, 11am-9pm, in the Plaza in Bentonville. Free. downtownbentonville.org.

Featured Artisan – Just for Pearls, 6th-7th May, 10am-6pm, Museum Shop at the Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Drop In Tour – Sculpture, 1:00 PM, Garrison Lobby at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Nature Journaling – 1 p.m., Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Free. arkansassstateparks.com.

Friday Date Night – Pottery Wheel, 4-6pm every Friday in May, Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. $48. communitycreativecenter.org.

Evenings at Eleven – 5 & 6:30pm, Eleven Restaurant at Drop-In Tour – Sculpture, 1pm, Garrison Lobby at Crystal Bridges Museum. $89. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

“The Revolutionists” – Four “badass” women come together during the French Revolution’s “Reign of Terror” 8:00 p.m., Aug. May and 12-14 May; 2 p.m., May 15, Arkansas Public Theater at Victory in downtown Rogers. $20 and up. arkansaspublictheatre.org, 631-8988.

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May 7th (Saturday)

Milkweed Giveaway – 9am-11am, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. Free; Donations welcome. shilohmuseum.org.

“Civil War in Benton County: Stories Untold” – Until November 12, Rogers Historical Museum. Free. 621-1154.

Super Saturday—Free Comic Book Day, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org.

Basics of Comic Storytelling – With John Lucas, 10am-12pm, Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Register at faylib.org.

Friends of the Library Used book sale, primarily fiction – May 7 10am-5pm and May 8 1pm-5pm, Fort Smith Main Library. fortsmithlibrary.org.

Little Craft Show – 11am-6pm, Shiloh Square, Springdale. Free. thelittlecraftshow.com.

Historic Cemetery Tour – Hosted by the Bella Vista Historical Museum. $15-$25. Call 855-2335 for reservations.

ArtRageous Parade – 2pm, downtown Eureka Springs. Free. eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.org.

Battlefield Tour – 3pm, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. Free. arkansassstateparks.com.

Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade – 4 p.m., Garrison Avenue, Fort Smith. Free. TheSteelHorseRally.com.

Saturday Date Night – Pottery Wheel, 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Saturday in May, Community Creative Center in Fayetteville. $48. communitycreativecenter.org.

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May 8 (Sunday)

Sunday Reset – Family-Friendly Yoga Flow, 10:30 am, Momentary Green in Bentonville. $5. themomentary.org.

Family Day – Take Sunday for a Spin, 1pm-4pm, North Forest at the Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Alumni Concert – Featuring Opera in the Ozarks Alumni Justin Burgess and Dawn Pierce, 2:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Eureka Springs. $20. 253-8595 or opera.org.

30th Birthday Celebration – Featuring music, drag performances and a crochet installation by Gina Gallina, 3-6 p.m., Cheap Thrills, 120 S. East Ave. in Fayetteville. Free. 442-7735.

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May 9th (Monday)

Drop-In Tour: Collection Highlights – 11:30am Monday, Thursday and Sunday, 2:00pm Saturday, Garrison Lobby at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Book Talk – “American Spy” by Lauren Wilkinson, 1 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Register at faylib.org.

Drop-In Tour: Architecture – 1pm Monday, Thursday, Sunday, Garrison Lobby at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

CB to You Mobile Art Lab Welcome Party, 3-6pm, Siloam Springs Public Library. Free; hosted by Crystal Bridges. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Not Your Mama’s Romance Book Club – “The Failed Audition” by Krista & Becca Ritchie, 5 p.m., Bella Vista Public Library. Free. bvpl.org.

Sugar Creek Astronomical Society – 5:30 p.m., Bella Vista Public Library. Free. bvpl.org.

Ypga at FPL – 6 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Register at faylib.org.

Audition – For Yasmina Reza’s “Art”, 7 p.m., Arkansas Public Theater at Victory in Rogers. arkansaspublictheatre.org/castingandvolunteering.

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May 10 (Tuesday)

Eureka Springs Plein Air Festival – Featuring more than 60 artists from across the country gathering May 10-14 for four days of intense plein air painting in the Eureka Springs area. eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.org.

Second Tuesday Lunch & Learn – “Composting: Small Changes With Big Effects”, Lunch, Rogers Public Library. Free. rogerspubliclibrary.org.

First Edition Adult Book Club – “The Searcher” by Tana French, 6 p.m., Bentonville Public Library. Free. bentonvillelibrary.org.

Books & Brews – “Hell in the Heartland” by Jax Miller, 6 p.m., El Sol Mexican Restaurant in Fayetteville. Hosted by the Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Register at faylib.org.

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May 11 (Wednesday)

Yoga for adults and youth – 9am, Rogers Public Library. Free. rogerspubliclibrary.org.

Village Lake Writers & Poets – 10:30am, Bella Vista Public Library. Free. bvpl.org.

Drop-In Tour: Big Picture – Art, Architecture and Nature, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11:30am, Garrison Lobby at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

3 in 30 – Three artworks in 30 minutes, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 12:30pm, Garrison Lobby at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Play With Passion – Activities and Athletics for youth with disabilities and their families, 5:30-7:00pm, North Forest at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Ensemble HanSori – 6pm, Great Hall at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. For tickets call 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

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May 12 (Thursday)

Crimes & Clues Book Club – “Blanche Cleans Up” by Barbara Neely, 9:30 am, Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Register at faylib.org.

Gallery Talk – Exploring Deborah Roberts’ work in The Dirty South, 1:00 pm, Temporary Exhibition Gallery at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

And the author is… Book Club – Stephen King, 5 p.m., Bella Vista Public Library. Free. bvpl.org.

Art Reception – For the Spring Art Exhibition, 6-9:30 p.m., Art Collective Gallery, 228 S. First St. in Rogers. Part of Art on the Bricks. artcollectivegallery.com.

Virtual Talk – Fahamu Pecou on “The Dirty South”, 7pm, Crystal Bridges Museum via Zoom. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

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May 13 (Friday)

Drop In Tour – Sculpture, 1:00 PM, Garrison Lobby at Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Drink & Draw – With Amy Scoggins, 6pm, Eleven Restaurant at the Crystal Bridges Museum. $10. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

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May 14 (Saturday)

English Ancestors—Genealogy Tips for Beginners, 10 a.m., Fayetteville Public Library. Free. Register at faylib.org.

Studio Demo – Amy Scoggins, 10am-1pm, The Studio at the Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Discover the Grounds – With Jennifer Ogle, 11am, South Lawn at the Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Discover the Grounds Workshop – With Jennifer Ogle, 1pm-3pm, Durand/Estes Rooms at the Crystal Bridges Museum. $55. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

A memorial service – the 1922 Million Dollar Free Bridge, 1:30-4:00 p.m., Frisco Station Building on the grounds of Fort Smith National Historic Site. A partnership of the Fort Smith Museum of History, the Fort Smith Historical Society and the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Free. 783-7841.

CB to You Mobile Art Lab – Drop-in Artmaking, 2-5pm, Old Town Park in Gravette. Hosted by Crystal Bridges. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

Adult Workshop – Plein Air, 2-5pm, Frank Lloyd Wright House Lawn at the Crystal Bridges Museum. $55. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

CB to You Community Experience — Hosted and curated by hip-hop artists BAANG, Jasper Logan and Big Piph, 3-6pm, Onyx Coffee Lab’s Rogers HQ. Hosted by Crystal Bridges. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

“Corps” – Regional premiere of a new work by choreographer Milka Djordjevich, 8:00 p.m., 14-15. May, Rode House at The Momentary in Bentonville. $15-$25. themomentary.org.

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To broadcast

Private Lessons – For four to ten people including Pinch Pot, Troll Head Night Light, Polymer Clay Creatures, Clay Bunny, Clay Dog or Cat and Loudmouth Clay Creature $25 per person and up, Terra Studios in Durham. 643-3185 or via art.org.

“Digi Know” – A photographic exhibition that illustrates a time when a photograph was a precious commodity and shows visitors how historical photos are digitized to preserve these stories of our people and our past will open on May 9th in Shiloh Museum of Ozark History opens in Springdale. Free. shilohmuseum.org.

Altars, Keepsakes, Squiggles, and Bows – A site-specific installation by Julie Alpert exploring themes of nostalgia, girlhood, keepsake and staging at the Crystal Bridges Museum through May 16. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

The Light Fantastic – New focus exhibition exploring the many ways artists use light in their work, until 30 May, Crystal Bridges Museum. Free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

“Welcoming Baby” – through June 4, Hawkins House at Rogers Historical Museum. Free. 621-1154.

“The Wheel” – A photographic exhibit “Honoring and Observing Lands Once Called Indian Territory” through June 5, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Free. 784-2787; fsram.org; chuckdavisphoto.com.

“Creative Minds in the Ozarks” – Featuring artwork by Roy Harris (folk art woodcarver), Elsie Mistie Sterling (sketch artist and painter) and Henry Tribble (wood inlay), through July 9, Rogers Historical Museum. Free. 621-1154.

The Dirty South – exploring themes of the Southern Landscape – both natural and man-made; “Sinners and Saints,” a religious and spiritual exploration; and “Black Corporality” or the Black Body in relation to its tradition and knowledge through July 25 at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. $12. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.

“Ken Smith’s Buffalo River Country” – Commemorating the formation of the national river by December, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. Free. 750-8165 or shilohmuseum.org.

“Math moves! Experiencing Ratio and Proportion” – Allows children and families to “explore ratio and proportion through play using their bodies and gestures” year-round, Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville. $10. amazeum.org.

– Becca Martin-Brown

bmartin@nwadg.com

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