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March is Blooming with Events this Weekend, March 3 – 6, 2016


Attend the ball, solve some mysteries, and float down the Mississippi with some live stage shows. Spend the evening with music royalty or support a local charity with an evening of wine tasting. Or pick some daffodils and learn more about the archeological treasures of The Natural State all this weekend, March 3 – 6.

Cinderella at the Walton's Art Center

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella – Fayetteville

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – Sunday, March 6, 2016, 7 p.m.

Baum Walker Hall
495 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR


Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival

38th Annual Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival – Wye

Enjoy 7 acres of 20+ varieties of daffodils, jonquils and narcissus. There will be arts & crafts, concessions and bar-b-que. No pets, please.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – Thursday, March 31, 2016, , 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wye Mountain UMC Daffodil Field
23300 Hwy. 113 South
Wye, AR 72016

An Evening with Rosanne Cash

An Evening with Rosanne Cash – Little Rock

Award-winning singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash will reflect on her involvement with the restoration of her father’s home in Dyess, as well as how her 2014 album, “The River and the Thread,” was inspired by her time in the Delta region. The evening begins with a reception and photo opportunity, followed by Cash’s presentation of “Memories, Music and More.” The benefit will be hosted by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, First Lady Susan Hutchinson and Arkansas State University. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess.

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Arkansas Governor’s Mansion
1800 Center St.
Little Rock, AR 72206

Admission: $150 per person

Grape Escape A Vine Affair

Grape Escapes, A Vine Affair – Fort Smith

Grape Escapes is a cocktail-style, signature fundraiser providing guests with the opportunity to sample over 375 wines from around the world and enjoy hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and caterers. Also featured is live music, a wine pull and live & silent auctions. Event attire is semi-formal. All funds raised will be used to fund critical local services and support for individuals with disabilities served by Bost. Bost, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving 28 counties in Western Arkansas to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Friday, March 4, 2016, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fort Smith Convention Center
55 South 7th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Admission: $100

Petit Jean State Park

Archeology Day at Petit Jean – Morrilton

March is Archeology Month in Arkansas, and you are invited to spend a day discovering the archeological treasures of Petit Jean Mountain, including the American Indian pictographs of Rock House Cave. Contact the park for a schedule.

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park
Morrilton, AR 72110

Contact park for more details.
Admission: Free

THe Mousetrap

The Mousetrap – Conway

Strangers are stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm. One is a murderer. The suspects: a newly married couple, a spinster, an architect, a retired army major, a strange man whose car overturned in a drift, and a jurist. Just as the murders start, a policeman arrives on skis. A play showcasing Agatha Christie’s famous switch finish! Great whodunit fun for the audience. Please don’t reveal the murderer to ANYONE!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 6:15 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Conway Dinner Theater
2201 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032
Admission: $28 adults, $12 children

Mark Twain and the Laughing River

An Evening with Mark Twain: Mark Twain and the Laughing River – Hot Springs

Inspired by the little-known fact that Mark Twain sang tenor; played banjo, guitar and piano; and loved to show off at parties, Jim Post created an exceptional musical experience about Twain’s childhood.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 – Friday, April 15, 2016, 6 p.m.
Five Star Theatre
701 Central Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Cover Photo: Daffodils showing their Spring Beauty on Wye Mountain. Photo Courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

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