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Enjoy Your Heart Out Around Arkansas this Weekend – February 11 – 14


Enjoy a live stage show, art exhibit, or dinner in a historical setting. Discover your hearts passion for science and starting you garden or have a ball supporting heart research.  You can enjoy this Valentine’s Day weekend in Arkansas at these great events (and here is another great list we compiled of Valentine-focused events around the state) with the people you love.


Monty Python’s Spamalot – Rogers

Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 – Sunday, February 14, 2016

Arkansas Public Theatre
116 S Second Street
Rogers, AR 72758

Mamma Mia Musical

Mamma Mia! – Fayetteville

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA! Bring your Valentine or Galentine!

Thursday, February 11, 2016 – Sunday, February 14, 2016

Walton Arts Center
495 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Tickets Online

An Earnest Wish by Katherine Strause
An Earnest Wish by Katherine Strause

2nd Friday Art Night –Historic Arkansas Museum – Little Rock

Join us for the free opening reception of our newest exhibit “Arkansas Contemporaries: Then, Now, Next.” Check out the new exhibit and enjoy a free evening of art, history, Museum Store shopping and live music by Shannon Wurst! Enjoy a craft cocktail by Pink House Alchemy. Enter to win a box of chocolates from Cocoa Rouge.

Featured artworks in this exhibit represent important points in the careers of contemporary Arkansas artists like Bryan Massey, Warren Criswell, Katherine Strause, John Harlan Norris, Katherine Rutter, Grace Mikell Ramsey and others. Exhibit continues through May 8, 2016

Friday, February 12, 5 – 8 pm

Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E 3rd St
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

William Tavern Restaurant at Old Washington State Park

Valentine’s Dinner & Program – Washington

Escape the crowds and the fuss by stepping into a simpler time. Enjoy a romantic evening with someone special at our historic Williams’ Tavern Restaurant. A surrey ride, live entertainment, and a delicious dinner are all part of the evening. Make reservations for yourself and bring some friends! Reservations are required.

Friday, February 12, 2016 – Saturday, February 13, 2016 , 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Historic Washington State Park
Williams’ Tavern Restaurant
Washington, AR 71862870-983-2684

Admission: $70 per couple



Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic – Little Rock

Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst the floating lanterns. With special appearances by Snow White, Tinker Bell, and Aladdin’s Genie, you never know what to expect or who might join in the fun.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Verizon Arena
1 Verizon Arena Way
North Little Rock, AR 72114

Ticket prices start at $21

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I Heart Science! – Little Rock

Do you love science? Then join us for “I Heart Science” where you can enjoy hands-on educational activities that teach…SCIENCE!

Take a look at some of the activities that we have planned.
• Paper circuit valentines
• Magic color changing flower (but it’s not magic…it’s science)
• Singing balloons
• Edible blood-making
• Bouncing balloons
• Flying film canisters
• And more!

If you don’t already “heart science”, you will after this event!

Saturday, February 13, 2016 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

Museum of Discovery
500 President Clinton Ave, Ste 150
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Admission: Museum entrance prices range from $8-$10.


Hot Springs Heart Ball

American Heart Association Heart Ball – Hot Springs

The Hot Springs Heart Ball is an annual event held to help raise funds for the AHA’s fight against heart disease through their mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Black-tie optional event with an elegant gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hot Springs Convention Center
134 Convention Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Contact: American Heart Association
Email: Audrey.Norwood@heart.org

Faulkner County Seed Swap 2016

Faulkner County Seed Swap – Conway

Bring your sweetheart and join us this Valentine’s Day at the Faulkner County Seed Swap hosted by the Faulkner County Urban Farming Project! There will be seed swapping, live music, a documentary screening, workshops on seed saving and seed starting and children’s activities. If you have seeds to share, bring them to swap with others. But don’t worry if you have no seeds to bring, we can share some to help you get started.

Sunday, February 14, 1-4pm

The Faulkner County Library
1900 Tyler Street
Conway, AR 72032

Free and open to the public!
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