With projected temperatures reaching the upper 50s and 60s, it’s a good weekend to play with bees. If a beginner’s beekeeping class isn’t your cup of “bee,” there is a fresh surplus of newborn wasps in Northwest Arkansas this weekend, as well as a local food tour, a screenwriting workshop, a festive 5K race and live music from Nektar.


NWA foodies can explore local fare and learn the stories behind different restaurants Friday from 2:30-5 p.m. at 8th Street Market’s Food Tour with The Local Table. Tickets are available online.


Film junkies and creatives can absorb the art of screenwriting Saturday with professional writer and instructor Dr. Russell Leigh Sharman, as part of Arkansas Arts Council’s GetSmArt! learning series. The workshop is from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Fayetteville Town Center.

What’s all the buzz about? Find out at the Benton County Beekeepers Association’s one-day beginner beekeeping course, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Cave Springs Church of Christ. The price is un-bee-table, at $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Master your Irish goodbye at a St. Patrick’s Day-themed race, the sixth race in Bentonville’s Run Bentonville Race Series. Participants can choose either a 5K or 10K, and the race begins at 7 a.m. at the Bentonville Community Center. Registration, available online, is $25 for either distance.


Rock music fans 18 and older can jam with European band Nektar (did the bees plan this?) at 8 p.m. at George’s Majestic Lounge. Tickets for the show are available online.

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