Weekender

MUSIC

An Evening Of Jazz With Michael Fields Jr.

National recording artist Michael Fields Jr. of Tulsa will play April 13 at Sunrise Stage to make his debut in Northwest Arkansas. The show will open with one of the region’s jazz bands, Crusade & the Big Hog Band. The show will be from 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tickets will be $15.

Home Sweet Home house show festival

This is the very first year for the Home Sweet Home house show festival. Various groups, including headliners Joshua James, Trella, Dawn & Hawkes and Secret Show with Smokey & Friends, will play in various homes throughout Bentonville. April 12 -13. Saturday passes are $50. Passes for Friday and Saturday are available on the Home Sweet Home house show festival website.

MOVIES

112 Drive In

The 112 Drive In will have showings this everyday this weekend. Starting at 7:45 p.m., the first feature will be the superhero comedy “Shazam.” At 10 p.m., the second feature will be the romantic comedy starring Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth, “Isn’t It Romantic.” Admission will be $10 per adult and $4 per child ages 6-12.

“Hellboy”

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, “Hellboy” is the story of the superhero, Hellboy, summoned to Earth by a Nazi cult trying to win WWII. Reached by the Allies before the Nazis could get to him, Hellboy grew up to battle paranormal creatures as a protector of Earth. In the 2019 adaptation of the 2004 film, Hellboy battles a sorceress bent on revenge. Tickets to the show at AMC Fiesta Square 16 are $10.96 per adult.  

ARTS

“Waitress”

“Waitress” follows the journey of Jenna, a waitress who creates incredible desserts in a diner in a small Southern town. Featuring original music and lyrics from six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, “Waitress” is playing at the Walton Arts Center from April 9-14 as part of its 2019 tour. Tickets start at $38.

EVENTS

2019 Cow Paddy Run

The 9th Annual Cow Paddy Run will take place at 5 p.m. and another at 5:30 p.m. April 13 at Gulley Park. There is an 1K Fun Run in addition to the 5K. There will be a costume contest with awards for Best Dressed and Craziest Cow. All proceeds from the race will benefit The Spark Foundation, a local Fayetteville nonprofit that works to increase access to health and fitness opportunities. Registration will cost $40 for the 5K and $35 for the 1K Fun Run.

Fayetteville Drag Brunch

Fayetteville drag queens, such as Chloe Jacobs, who is the Miss Gay Arkansas America 2018 pageant winner, and others will perform 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14 at the Fayetteville Town Center. The event will open at 11 a.m. and will begin at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Northwest Arkansas Equality, Inc. Tickets include an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet and performance by some of the best of Arkansas’ drag. Tickets cost $25.

Taste of the Mountain

Taste of the Mountain allows attendees to take a food tour of Mount Sequoyah’s 32-acre campus. Mount Sequoyah Center is an event venue offering space for weddings, meetings and lodging. The food tour will include seven small plates and a complimentary drink, with food including grilled shiitake mushrooms with beet mousse, duck pastrami with a butternut squash puree and smoked salmon with lemon dill cream on cucumber. The event will begin at 4 p.m. April 13. Tickets start at $65.

Miranda Stith is a news editor for the Arkansas Traveler, where she previously worked as a reporter from 2018-2019.

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