Music series

Happening in NWA – Music Series Kickoff and The Nutcracker

Here’s a look at what’s happening in northwest Arkansas.

ThisIt’s time for another Silent Book Club installation. Of course, the first rule of the Silent Book Club is NO READING ASSIGNED, so go ahead and leave your homework behind and join the club for literary-themed drinks and reading with friends at the Graduate Hotel in downtown Fayetteville. The event will take place in the lobby from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Guests can park in the municipal garage behind the hotel for $4. Bring a book, grab a cocktail, and settle in for an afternoon of reading with friends.

Comedy nights return to Nomads Trailside in Fayetteville at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6. The Natural State Comedy Open Mic is always free and is a performance venue for comedians of all experience levels. Registration will take place on site before the show. If you are interested in playing, you should plan to be there at least 30 minutes before showtime and sign up for the roster.

Rope Hounds Taproom in East Bentonville kicking off their live music series on Wednesday, September 7 featuring singer-songwriter Samantha Hunt. Samantha is a mix of country, classics and a bit of rock & roll. This event is scheduled to take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. And Rope Hounds is a pet-friendly business so your puppies can enjoy the music, too. We interview owners to find out why dogs are welcome in their business and what to expect.

It’s happening on Thursday NWA Girl Gang Hosts Free Pop-Up Market where you can go out and support small businesses, makers and minority-owned artists. The event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8 behind the Momentary in Bentonville. The event is accessible to all and sensory.

On Friday, September 9, head to the Apollo on Emma as Pedal it Forward presents the screening of a documentary film entitled “Relentless Ride”. It’s a film that delves into the minds and lives of cyclists brave enough to tackle the High Country of Arkansas. With 1,000 miles and 80,000 feet of climbing on some of the best and worst gravel roads Arkansas has to offer. The event is a fundraiser for Pedal it Forward whose mission is to ensure that every person in Northwest Arkansas has access to a bicycle. The event starts at 6:00 p.m.

Walton Arts Center hosts auditions for the children’s cast in Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet production of The Nutcracker from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 18 at the Starr Theater. Children will have the unique opportunity to perform on stage at the Walton Arts Center accompanied by the best dancers in Canada. You can register until the day of the auditions. Tickets are on sale now for the show taking place Thanksgiving weekend at WAC.