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Mother’s Day Weekend Planner May 5 – 8, 2016


Take your mom to some of these great events around the state this weekend. Celebrate the arts or enjoy a play or film festival. Appreciate the fine craftsmanship of quilts or wine and help support a horse sanctuary. All this and more in Arkansas this Mother’s Day weekend.

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit – Little Rock

Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail and Peter Rabbit are bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to romp. But before sending them off to explore the wide-wide world, Mother Rabbit gives each of her little ones a kiss and a pinch and a stern word of warning: “My dears, you may run and play in the fields or by the brook or down the lane, but whatever you do, don’t go into Mr. McGregor’s garden.” And so begins a day of mischief and adventure for one naughty little bunny—Peter Rabbit.
Friday, April 22, 2016 – Sunday, May 08, 2016
Arkansas Arts Center
501 E. 9th Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
Admission: $12.50 general admission, $10 members

May Festival of the Arts

May Festival of the Arts – Eureka Springs

A city-wide event presenting numerous events throughout the month, including the ARTrageous parade, gallery walks, musical performances.
Sunday, May 1, 2016 – Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Various Locations
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Disney on Ice Frozen

Disney on Ice “Frozen” – North Little Rock

The Academy Award winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear. Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – Sunday, May 8, 2016
Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Verizon Arena
1 Verizon Arena Way
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Admission: Kids tickets start at $16, adult tickets start at $26 (plus applicable services charges)

bentonville film festival logo

Bentonville Film Festival – Bentonville

Founded by Academy Award Winner Geena Davis & festival co-founder Trevor Drinkwater, the Bentonville Film Festival champions women and diverse voices in media. Winning films are guaranteed distribution with the overall winner receiving a theatrical release with AMC Theaters.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 – Saturday, May 7, 2016
Downtown Bentonville
104 E. Central
Bentonville, AR 72712
Admission: $10 single general screening ticket, $12-$25 single general panels tickets. Passes and ticket packs available.

Seventh Annual Airing of the Quilts Quilt Show

Seventh Annual Airing of the Quilts Quilt Show – Greenwood

Beautiful quilts displayed in arts & crafts style building with a view of the mountains. Special exhibit “Sisters Sewing Together,” plus vendors and a silent auction. Have a delicious lunch in Miss Sue’s Tea Room ($8). Vintage quilts displayed in historic Old Jail and 1848 Vineyard Cabin. Other events throughout the city, including blacksmith/forging demonstration.
Friday, May 6, 2016 – Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bell Park
1050 Bell Park Road
Greenwood, AR 72936
Admission: $5

Nuits Rose' Eureka Springs Wine Fest

Nuits Rose’ Eureka Springs Wine Fest – Eureka Springs

Rose’ wine flights, pairings, and special menus at Cottage Inn, DeVito’s, Grand Taverne, Grotto Wine Cave, KJ’s Caribe, Sparky’s Roadhouse Cafe, The Stone House, Le Stick Nouveau and Eureka Grill.
Friday, May 6, 2016 – Sunday, May 8, 2016
Nuits Rose’ Eureka Springs
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Admission: Free

Tales from the South at Wing Spur Wild Horse Sanctuary

Tales from the South at Wing Spur Wild Horse Sanctuary – Bigelow

Kristen Harris, Texas-bred, singer, and songwriter will be sharing her tales of life below the Mason-Dixon line. Half of every ticket sold will go to benefit the sanctuary.
Friday, May 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wing Spur Wild Horses
36104 Hwy. 300
Bigelow, AR 72016
Admission: $50 catered meal and drink included

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Jeanetta Darley is an artist, blogger, and sometimes homesteader. A native Arkansan, she creates art and writes about the day to day victories & failures with family, farming, gardening, cooking & life in general at jeanettadarley.com.

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