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February 24, 2022

History

History Is Being Recognized In Fayetteville

Northwest Arkansas Mall

History is ripe in Northwest Arkansas. Churches are turning more than centuries old, and the time is rolling around to open certain time capsules.

  • Foundations: The St. James United Methodist Church congregation is celebrating the church’s 160th birthday. The church has been a small, family church since 1861 and has been influential in the integration of the community. 
  • Back in time: In 1997 a time capsule was buried during a major renovation of the Northwest Arkansas Mall, and it is scheduled to be opened this March. The capsule presumably has items from numerous stores in the mall at the time of burial, but we’ll just have to see. 

Hear the story of St. James United Methodist Church HERE. Read about the time capsule HERE.

Art Events

Artist To Combine Art And Science In Featured Events

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is hosting an artist and self-prescribed mad scientist to lead guests on a weekend of inspiration and creativity.

  • On Friday: Tyler Thrasher, an artist with a passion to combine art and science, is conducting Art by the Glass: Roll for Botany. Participants will learn how to use randomness as a creative tool while being served drinks and appetizers along the journey. 
  • On Saturday: Thrasher will do a free demonstration of his art with a deep dive into his thoughts on creating crystalized insects and luminescent plants. Drop-in from 1-4p and look inside the process and get to know the person behind the art. 

You can find this and other events HERE.

Education

Walton MBA Program Ranked 11th For Return On Investment

NWA Daily

Out of 600 Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in the country, the University of Arkansas program was ranked the 11th-best for return on investment

  • Elevate: A report by the Wall Street Journal looks at federal student loan post-graduation salary data and ranks the Walton MBA as one of the best programs available. 
  • Local successes: The analysis compares graduates’ debt to their income 2 years after they leave the program and shows the return on investment is highest in the state and most neighboring states. 

For the full U of A story, click HERE

Restaurant News

New Restaurants Inhabit Old Ones In Fayetteville

NWA Daily

The food scene in Fayetteville is growing with new restaurants continually on the way. 

  • Mexican: You’ll soon have another Mexican spot to try called Queens Mexican Cuisine. It is a new concept by the owner of King Burrito, and it will be the latest brunch spot in the old Jimmy’s Egg building at 3931 N. Shiloh Dr. If all goes as planned, Queens should be open by the end of April.
  • Mediterranean: CAVA is a “build-your-own-dish” type Mediterranean chain, which purchased Zoe’s Kitchen back in 2018, and will inhabit the old Zoe’s at 3379 N. College Ave near Whole Foods. The opening date has not been announced but is confirmed to be a few months away. 

Read the full stories on the Fayetteville Flyer's website HERE.

Arts & Culture

New Comedy Opens Tonight At TheatreSquared

NWA Daily

After a few hard years where there may not have been a lot of laughter a certain playwright decided it was time for another comedy in the world. 

  • On the stage: Tonight is the opening night for Mike Lew’s Tiger Style! at TheatreSquared. Labeled a ‘laugh-out-loud’ comedy, the play follows two siblings in their 30s on the verge of being branded as epic failures, who then embark on a journey of self-discovery.
  • Go see: Performances are scheduled Tues-Sun beginning today through April 3. Students and patrons under 30 can purchase tickets for $10, and SNAP benefit recipients may purchase tickets for $1. 

For more about Tiger Style!, click HERE

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