The Weekender - Spring break


Nutty Runner 5K

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the Nutty Runner 5K features beer at every mile of the race, and much more beer from the Columbus House Brewery at the finish line. The race will begin 11 a.m. March 16 at Columbus House Brewery, 701 W. North St. Tickets are $50 for a “nutty runner,” and $35 for a “designated driver” runner who would prefer not to drink. All proceeds from the run benefit The Spark Foundation.

St. Paddy’s Saturday at George’s Majestic Lounge

George’s Majestic Lounge will host a night of Rock, R&B and Funk with performances from Will Brand and the Rubber Band, Samantha Hunt, and the POGGS 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. March 16 at George’s Majestic Lounge in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Tickets are $10.


Art in Bloom at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges will feature floral arrangements created after works of early-American, contemporary and modern art in the Art in Bloom exhibit beginning from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 17. This exhibit is open to the public and will include live demonstrations and workshops throughout the day.

Worms Eat my Garbage Composting Class

Joanne Olszewski, co-author of the book, “Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System,” will offer a class on how to maintain a worm compost bin from 10:30-11:45 a.m. March 23 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Tickets are free for members and $15 for non-members. Online pre-registration is required to attend.


Henna Roso with Branjae

Mixing funk with fusion, the band Henna Roso and Branjae Music are performing at 9:30 p.m. March 15 at George’s Majestic Lounge, and the band will be donating 10 percent of ticket profits to fighting hunger in Fayetteville. Tickets are $10, and doors will open 8:30 p.m.


Barks and Brews

Barks and Brews is an annual fundraising event featuring a dog show, beer, food and an auction from 4-7 p.m. March 23 at the Downtown Rogers Market, 101 E. Cherry St. The event is open to the public, but donations to benefit the Rogers Animal Shelter are encouraged.


Hog Basketball Trivia Night

JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewery Co. will randomly pair Razorback-basketball players with groups for a night of basketball-themed trivia from 7-9 p.m. March 18 at JBGB. The event is open to the public, and the first-place team will win a $50 gift card.

Baseball: Arkansas v. Missouri

The Razorback baseball team will take on the Missouri Tigers on the SEC opening night starting at 6:30 p.m. March 15 at Baum Stadium. Tickets start at $10 for non-students and free for students with their student ID.

Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

The University Recreation Outdoors program will offer a beginner-level mountain bike skills training class on the new Oak Ridge trail from 5-6 p.m. March 18 at the western-most Oak Ridge trailhead. Bikes and helmets will be provided and attendees are asked to bring a water bottle and to wear closed-toe shoes. The event is open to students and UREC members.

Introductory Boxing Class

Straightright Boxing & Fitness will offer a one-hour group boxing class to prospective students, where they will learn boxing footwork, defensive skills and punching techniques from 9:30-10:30 a.m. March 23 at Straightright Boxing & Fitness in Springdale, 5364 Bleaux Ave. The class is open to the public, but participants need to call (479) 365-7760 to pre-register.

Less Stress, More Stretch

Less Stress, More Stretch offers “simple stretches for busy people” looking to take a quick work or study break. The class will be 11-11:30 a.m. March 18 in the Graduate Student Lounge in Gearheart 206. The event is open to graduate students, faculty and staff at no cost.

Adaptive Rock Climbing

The UREC program offers students to join them from 6-7 p.m. March 20 in Gym 1 of the HPER for a climbing experience catered for all levels. The event is open to students and UREC members, and climbing gear will be provided.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

One of Shakespeare’s most beloved and witty comedies is coming to Fayetteville 8 p.m. March 16 at Baum Walker Hall in the Walton Arts Center. Tickets are $10.

Laurie Anderson

Multimedia American artist Laurie Anderson will speak from 7-8 p.m. March 22 at Crystal Bridges about her experience over the past four decades in creating visual art, composing music, directing film and writing a novel. This event is open to the public.


UA VSA presents Tet Holiday

The UA Vietnamese Students Association will celebrate the Year of the Pig with free food, karaoke, calligraphy, dancing performances and a fashion show from 5-8 p.m. March 19 in the Donald W. Reynolds Center. This event is free for students with a student ID and $12 for non-students.

Swing Dance Practice

The UA Swing Kids invite the public to bring comfortable shoes and join them for a night of lindy, hop, charleston and blues at swing dance practice March 20 at 7 p.m. for beginner dancers and 8 p.m. for intermediate dancers in the Verizon Ballroom on the fifth floor of the Arkansas Union. The event is open to the public.

Gamepocalypse 2019

Zombie Go Boom and Arkadia Retrocade are teaming up for a night of prizes, games, music and a meet-and-greet session with the cast of the live-action series, “Zombie Go Boom,” from 6:30-10:30 p.m. March 18 at Arkadia Retrocade. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. Attendees that are 18 years old and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian due to the bloody zombie simulation at the event.

Wizard Way of the Ozarks

Formerly known as DiaCON Valley of the Ozarks, Fayetteville’s unique convention of witches, wizards and magical beasts begins at 10 a.m. March 23-24 at the Fayetteville Town Center. Tickets are $16, and will include interactive activities, a chance to explore different magical vendors and entrance to live shows.

Pub Crawl of Wizardry

The Wizard Way of the Ozarks festival invites people at least 21 years old to come in costume and enjoy a night of magical drinks in many locations on Dickson street from 5-11 p.m. March 23 starting at Infusion on Dickson and going through Buster Belly’s, JJ’s on Dickson, C4 Nightclub, Bugsy’s, Sideways, 21st Amendment, Rogers Rec, West End, Ryleigh’s, and Marley’s. Tickets are $15.


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