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April 10, 2021

Entertainment

The Show Must Go On

NWA Daily

On Wednesday the Walton Arts Center announced Touring Broadway will be returning to NWA this fall.

  • The 2021-22 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series will feature a two-week run of Hamilton, as well as one-week stints of Come From Away, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mean Girls, An Officer and a Gentleman and Fiddler on the Roof.

  • Quote: “We were thrilled to keep one of the shows originally scheduled for 2020 and almost all of the 2021 season, so our audiences are basically picking up where we left off with the suspension. Broadway is back in force,” said Scott Galbraith, Walton Arts Center’s VP of programming and executive producer.

  • Best bang for your buck: Subscriptions show packages and renewals can be purchased online. Single tickets to the rest of Broadway and regular season shows will be available this summer.

What we wanted to know: Single tickets to Hamilton will go on sale this fall.

Weekend Events

Your Weekend Briefing

NWA Daily

There's a lot to unpack here. With so many exciting events going on in NWA, we decided to give you a comprehensive to-do list to make the most of your weekend. Here are some of our top recs:

  • Olympic Qualifiers: Huge, right?! Fayetteville will be a stop for Olympic hopefuls on the road to the Tokyo. The inaugural OZ Trails US Pro Cup will take place over the next two weekends (April 9-11, 16-18).

  • Triple B: Beer, Bites, and Bocce Ball returns to the Momentary this weekend. Take advantage of the spring weather and head to the Momentary Courtyard where you can grab a bite from the Food Truck and bubbly at the RØDE Bar.

  • Vintage Market Days: The Market is a three day event for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues. Open April 9 - 11 at the
    Benton County Fairgrounds.

  • The finer things: Four art galleries in downtown Rogers had soft openings this week.
    Into View, Studio 300, the Zephyr Blevins Gallery, and The Art Collective Gallery will be open this weekend for viewing.

  • Makers market: Airship Coffee Roasters in Bentonville is bringing back another outdoor market with local artists this Saturday (4/10) from 10am-3pm. You'll find handmade jewelry, wooden home wares, ceramics, flowers, candles and major feel-good vibes.

  • Live music: Meteor Guitar Gallery in Bentonville is hosting Nathan Bryce & Loaded Dice Saturday night (10/4). Jam session begins at 8pm.

  • Win a Peloton: NWA Daily is giving away a Peloton bike! Check us out on IG and tag your friends to enter. 1 tag = 1 entry to the drawing, and you can tag as many times as you like. Hurry, because the contest ends Sunday night.

Did we miss something? If so, shoot us an email and we will include it on our IG.

Coffee News

Calling All Locals

Locals Drive Thru Coffee

The NWA Daily crew is a group of coffee addicts, so we're always on the lookout for new coffee shops. We think good coffee makes the world go round! Locals Drive Thru Coffee, the new coffee shop on the block, is having its soft opening this Saturday in Fayetteville.

  • The deets: The shop will be serving $1.00 drinks from 9am-4pm and is located at 2626 E Citizens Dr in Fayetteville - across from Penguin Ed's on Mission. Here is their menu for a preview of their offerings.

  • Round 2: If you like what you see, the shop's grand opening is slated for Monday, April 12th. You can checkout more on their facebook page HERE

Community

Bentonville Farmers Market Begins

Downtown Bentonville, Inc

The Bentonville Farmers Market is officially upon us folks. The market will open for the season TOMORROW, April 10, and runs every Saturday from 7:30am to 1:00pm on the Bentonville Square.

  • With more than 50 vendors scheduled to cycle through the market during the season, now is the perfect time get out, shop local, and enjoy this beautiful spring weather.

  • All shoppers located within the market footprint are encouraged to wear face masks and maintain a 6-foot physical distance from other guests. Vendor tents will be distanced ten feet apart to allow for ample social distancing. High-risk shoppers are encouraged to visit the market between 7:30am to 8:30am.

Learn more about the Bentonville Farmer's Market HERE.

Business

Springdale's Outdoor Dining District is a Win for Local Businesses

NWA Daily

According to a recent report by the Downtown Springdale Alliance, the city's Outdoor Dining District has been a success among local businesses. In addition, on April 29, DSA will host a series of free outdoor concerts at Walter Turnbow Park, which are set to start at 6pm on the last Thursday of the month, from April to September.

  • Quote: “We all feel like it’s been a home run... the downtown businesses, bars, restaurants and retail have all reported that it’s made a big positive impact on their businesses. In the first four months, we had almost 10,000 to-go cups that were served," said Jill Dabbs, Executive Director for Downtown Springdale Alliance.

  • Sexy Success: Chef Brent Hale, owner of Big Sexy Food, says the district has boosted business big time. He also mentioned that most of his customers aren't aware of the district when they come in. "Once they hear about it and they pick their jaw up off the ground, saying ‘Hey, I can actually take a drink out of here,’ they’re pretty stoked about it,” he said.

  • Going Green: There is also little to no evidence of litter due to the district either, Chef Hale said. Downtown Springdale Alliance recently partnered with Food Loops to offer compostable cups that customers can dispose of throughout the district.

Want more? Read the full article HERE.

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