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A Weekend on the Stage – July 14 – 18, 2016


All the world’s a stage and this weekend you can enjoy musicals, plays, and even a circus! Then, roll out your bicycles, eat some cheese, or catch some fireflies in the garden. All this weekend in The Natural State.

110 in the Shade

110 in the Shade – El Dorado

Romance as big as the western sky returns to the SAAC stage with this lost Broadway gem from the creative team of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, the men behind The Fantastics. Based on Richard Nash’s 1954 play The Rainmaker,110 in the Shade is set during the Great Depression and focuses on Lizzie Curry, a spinster living on a ranch in the American southwest, and her relationships with local Sheriff File and charismatic con man Bill Starbuck, posing as a rainmaker who promises the locals he can bring relief to the drought-stricken area.
July 14, 2016 – July 24, 2016, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
South Arkansas Arts Center
110 E. 5th Street
El Dorado, AR 71730
Admission: $20 general, $10 students, $15 SAAC members


Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival

Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival – Eureka Springs

18th annual mountain bike off road events include short track, super D, downhill, and cross-country racing. Competitive and non-competitive events.
July 15, 2016 – July 17, 2016
Lake Leatherwood City Park
Eureka Springs, AR 72632


The Drowsy Chaperone A Musical Within a Comedy

The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Within a Comedy – Little Rock

The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Within a Comedy is a hilarious homage to early American musicals, examining the effect musicals have on the fans who adore them.
Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, July 15, 2016 – July 31, 2016, every 1 Week(s), 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Weekend Theater
1001 W. 7th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Admission: $20 adults, $16 students & seniors, $2 Thursday discount


Carson & Barnes Circus

Carson & Barnes Circus – Springdale

The Circus is presented in traditional American “Big Top” style and features amazing aerial artistry, daredevil motorcycle maniacs, and the world-famous Carson & Barnes Elephants. A giant menagerie of exotic animals from around the world is presented free of charge before each performance. The Carson & Barnes Circus family has toured North America for four generations, bringing first-class family entertainment to millions. From small towns to big cities, urban America to Native America, border to border, and coast to coast, America’s First Family of the Circus boasts a legacy of more than 30,000 performances. Carson & Barnes Circus is affordable for the entire family.
July 15, 2016 – July 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Behind Pachanga Club
431 N. Old Missouri Rd.
Springdale, AR 72764


Firefly Fling

Firefly Fling – Fayetteville

Firefly Fling engages the senses, inspires imagination and immerses all in nature play. This approach includes a variety of hands-on activities that strengthen family and community bonds, reawaken our sense of belonging to the larger community of life, and ignite deep caring and concern for the Earth. This Saturday evening event attracts an average of 3,000 guests of all age groups.
July 16, 2016, 6-10pm
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
4703 N. Crossover Road
Fayetteville, AR 72703


cheese cave 2 kent walker

Tour of Kent Walker’s Artisan Cheese – Little Rock

Come out and tour the cheesery. Learn about the company and the production of the wonderfully delicious cheese that hand crafted, right here in Little Rock. Live music begins at 6pm with Brian Nahlen, the inimitable master of the cool groove of Love, Peace and Music. His vibe and vocal styling provide a laid back sound track for an evening of good friends, fantastic cheese, cold local craft brews and a nice little wine list.
July 16, 2016 3pm. Live Music at 6pm.
Kent Walker Artisan Cheese
323 S Cross St, Suite C
Little Rock, AR
Admission: $10.00 – Ages 12 and under Free. Sample cheese flight or a nifty cheese knife with each ticket

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