Editor’s Note: With covid-19 concerns rising again, please check with individual venues to see if events have moved from an in-person event to an online event.
January 16 (Sunday)
Mountain Street Stage – One Penny Shy, 2 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library Event Center. To free. Register at faylib.org.
MLK Books and Selected Writings — Until Jan. 20, Boreham Library, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. To free. E-mail [email protected]
January 17 (Monday)
MLK Breakfast – With a panel discussion featuring panelists from the Community Clearing House, Literacy Council, Salvation Army, and Crisis Stabilization Unit, 8 a.m., Stubblefield Center at the University of ‘Arkansas to Fort Smith. To free. E-mail [email protected]
January 18 (Tuesday)
Chef’s Table – With Chef Darwin Beyer, Executive Chef and Founder of Meiji Japanese Cuisine in Fayetteville, 5:30 p.m., Natural State Rock & Republic in Springdale. $150 to $215 through Eventbrite. naturalstaterockandrepublic.com.
We Know Whodunit Book Club – “Ghosts of Harvard” by Francesca Serritella, 6 p.m., Springdale Public Library. To free. Register at springdalelibrary.org.
Colorin Colorado — Spanish-English Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Rogers Public Library. To free. rogerspubliclibrary.org.
January 19 (Wednesday)
Fireside Chat of MLK Week – With Bente Eriksen, Executive Director of the Literacy Council of Western Arkansas, noon, Campus Center Fireplace, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. To free. E-mail [email protected]
Origami for All — 2 p.m., Fort Smith Public Library via Facebook and YouTube. To free. Pick up an origami pack at the Miller branch. fortsmithlibrary.org.
Book Chatter – Talk about books with other readers, 4 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library via Zoom. To free. Register at faylib.org.
Write Now: Emotional Biographies with Megan Downey, 6:30 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum via Zoom. To free. Sign up at 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
January 20 (Thursday)
Chispas Spanish Story Time — 4 p.m., Springdale Public Library. To free. springdalelibrary.org.
Lecture Series for Educators: One Person Can Make a Difference with Pam Longobardi and Sean Teuton, 5 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum via Zoom. To free. Sign up at 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
Teen Studio — Monumental Drawing, 6 p.m., Salles Durand/Estes at the Crystal Bridges Museum. To free. Sign up at 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
Cocktail Tour — Wood in the Bachman-Wilson House, 6 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum. $20. Sign up at 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
Creating Art in a Pandemic — Roundtable, 6 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library. To free. Register at faylib.org.
January 21 (Friday)
Fireside Chat of MLK Week – With Joey Potts, program director at the Sebastian County Crisis Stabilization Unit, noon, Campus Center Fireplace, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. To free. E-mail [email protected]
Chef’s Table – “In American Waters,” 6 p.m., Eleven at the Crystal Bridges Museum. $99. Sign up at 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
January 22 (Saturday)
Friends’ Book Sale – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 22 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 23, in the lobby of the Fayetteville Public Library. faylib.org.
Super Saturday – Chinese New Year Celebration, 10 a.m., Fayetteville Public Library Event Center. To free. faylib.org.
CB Babies – The scheduled 10 a.m. date at the Crystal Bridges Museum has been cancelled. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
Drop-in art making — 1 to 4 p.m., Estes Room at the Crystal Bridges Museum. To free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
Winter Botanical – 2 p.m., Willard and Pat Walker Community Hall at the Fayetteville Public Library. To free. faylib.org.
“Thrift Style” – A traveling exhibit from Exhibits USA that explores the reuse of food bags to make clothing and other household items, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through Jan. 19, Rogers Historical Museum. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. To free. 621-1154 or rogershistoricalmuseum.org.
“The Lost Highway” – A collection of sculptures from the family businesses the highway bypassed, by David Malcolm Rose, through Jan. 30, Fort Smith Regional Museum of Art. To free. 784-2787 or fsram.org.
“In American Waters: The Sea in American Painting” – Including works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Amy Sherald, Kay WalkingStick, Norman Rockwell, Hale Woodruff, Paul Cadmus, Thomas Hart Benton, Jacob Lawrence, Valerie Hegarty, Stuart Davis and many more, until January 31, Crystal Bridges Museum. $12. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
“Untitled Project: Smithson’s Books” – A “bookstore” by artist Conrad Bakker based on the collection of books owned by earthmoving artist Robert Smithson, through February 11, in the windows of the Famous Hardware Building, 113 W Emma Ave. in Springdale. Also on the bill, “Recevoir” by Jay Walker. To free. www.downtownspringdale.org
“Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment” — This interdisciplinary project is inspired by the influential series of paintings “The Gems of Brazil” (1863-64) by Martin Johnson Heade, and extends to outdoors to explore pollination in nature and ecology, cultural and artistic influence and exchange, and the interconnection between art and science spanning from the 19th century to the present day, up to the present day. March 21, Crystal Bridges Museum. To free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
“In Some Form or Fashion” — Six contemporary artists are transforming galleries with mixed-media works of art exploring the cultural implications of fashion, through March 27, The Momentary in Bentonville. To free. 367-7500 or themomentary.org.
“Seen Through Her Wardrobe” – An exhibition of the life and times of Springdale resident Annabel Applegate Searcy (1897–1980), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday through April 26, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. To free. shilohmuseum.org.
The Momentary Flag Project – Neka King, through May 9, outside The Momentary in Bentonville. To free. 367-7500 or momentary.
“Altars, Keepsakes, Squiggles, and Bows” – A site-specific installation by Julie Alpert that examines themes of nostalgia, youth, memories and showmanship, through May 16, Crystal Bridges Museum. To free. 657-2335 or crystalbridges.org.
— Becca Martin-Brown