All things pop culture fandom will be front and center in Fayetteville, Arkansas as the city plays host to the FAYAR Comic Show. This first-ever convention will introduce an exciting two-day lineup of famous special guests and memorable experiences for fans of comics, sci-fi, anime and horror—complete with celebrity autograph and photo sessions, live panels, incredible cosplayers and even the opportunity to commission new art from phenomenal comics artists.
It simply wouldn’t be the Holiday Season in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas without the 65-year old Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) and its powerful annual performances of both sacred and secular holiday music.
Under the baton of conductor and music director Paul Haas, the orchestra takes the stage with the SoNA Singers and special guest soloists, along with area high school and collegiate choruses to perform A Very SoNA Christmas.
One of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville during the Holiday Season is catch a play at the Walton Arts Center. Lucky for you, this year’s Broadway Series features A Christmas Story: The Musical.
With eight performances running Dec. 10-15, you and your friends or family will have a chance to see this stage adaptation of the 1983 classic film — hilarious cautionary tale about young Ralphie Parker and his do-or-die quest to obtain an “official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle BB gun” on Christmas morning.
We can practically hear those jingling sleigh bells, just thinking about all of the wonderful holiday performing arts programming that’s coming to Fayetteville this December, thanks to the Walton Arts Center. Every year crowds of families and friends plan much-anticipated trips to the WAC’s state of the art venue to make a variety of outstanding productions part of their celebrations of the special season. The 2019 line up of live performance and family movie screenings is designed to please all ages.
November is a fantastic month for art exhibitions on the historic Fayetteville Square, with a series of exhibits showing in the Art Ventures gallery throughout the month. The gallery is home to the Art Ventures organization, with a mission of promoting visual arts through collaboration, working to the highest standards, encouraging education and public engagement in the arts and providing accessibility to underrepresented communities.
The happy hour scene is a way of life in Fayetteville, Arkansas and the options for where to gather for everything from a simple ice-cold draught to gourmet-in-a-glass are many and varied. We can’t begin to name all of the fantastic independent places to try, but this list of a few crowd favorites spans every taste or mood—from casual to upscale. (Can you say time for an epic pub crawl??)
As you approach the Fayetteville’s 7th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival, you may have to decide if the best greeting is the sound of lively, irresistible music…or the tantalizing smells of mouth-watering Hispanic cuisine. Either way, we highly suggest making this friendly event for all ages a memorable part of your Friday afternoon on October 11 at 3 p.m.
Fayetteville, Arkansas has long been considered a hotspot for all types of artists and makers, and a rapidly growing interest in filmmaking has especially emerged in recent years. Whether the passion be for documentaries, short films, full-length feature films or animation, the 11th annual Fayetteville Film Fest is attracting both filmmakers and movie-lovers to town to be immersed in this ever-evolving, increasingly accessible form of creative expression. Happening in the heart of the city’s bustling downtown on the historic Fayetteville Square, the festival is set for October 3 – 5, 2019 with the primary screening location in the Global Campus Theatre at 2 East Center Street.
The only thing better than leisurely traversing thirty miles of the beautiful Razorback Greenway on a bicycle is making the journey with three party-worthy pit stops along the way! Northwest Arkansas communities along the trail will again play host to the Square 2 Square ride, a wildly popular biannual event that brings out thousands of riders of all ages and experience levels to Fayetteville each fall and spring.
There’s always an unquestionable electricity in the air when a big live stage production is about to open—but when the show is part of the public unveiling of a brand new, stunning state-of-the-art theatre, the sense of excitement and anticipation is even more special.
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