Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bentonville 21c Museum Motel – Top Hotel in America



TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, recently announced its Top Ten list of the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards for the United States. 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville was the #6 pick in the US.

TripAdvisor used an algorithm to measure the quality and quantity of the ratings from traveler reviews to identify the Travelers’ Choice hotels, and the home of the Green Penguin is honored to be among the list of properties that have provided guests with memorable experiences.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Valentine’s Day On The Wild Side – Feb. 14-15 $225

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Logo

Valentine’s Weekend at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR)! Check in on Friday, February 14 to one of their fantastic rooms. Share the afternoon with the animals of TCWR then head to Eureka Springs for a fabulous dinner at one of the local restaurants. Saturday is the Chocolate Festival and the Mid Winter Hometown Jam at the Auditorium. Attending these local events with your valentine and visiting the animals is sure to spark a bit of romance.  Here is the special:Friday – TCWR admission included with your room.  Dinner is on you.Saturday – Free Chocolate Fest Tickets and Free Mid Winter Hometown Jam tickets.VALENTINE’S WEEKEND ON THE WILD SIDE: $225!Enter Code: valentine2014 during checkout to receive your free tickets and room discount.

John Brown University Drama Production: Robin Hood, by Larry Blamire

John Brown University - Robin Hood

Join us for a few hours of fun and excitement as the JBU Department of Music and Theatre presents Robin Hood by Larry Blamire. A fresh adaptation of the classic legend, Robin and his merry men will keep you laughing and in suspense right up to the final curtain. With swordplay, comedy, romance and intrigue, this show has something for everyone!

Performances are: Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 pm | Friday, February 21 at 7:00 pm Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 pm | Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 pm

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior adults, $8 for non-JBU students, and $3 for JBU students. Reservations are available at, or by calling 479/524-7382. All performances will be in the Berry Performing Arts Center on the campus of John Brown University.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Bluebird of Happiness from Terra Studios

Bluebird of Happiness from Terra Studios in Northwest Arkansas

Bluebird of Happiness from Terra Studios in Northwest Arkansas

Free Inscription – Valentine’s Day Special!

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Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at Terra Studios!


Indie Film Festival

Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival

Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival

The Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest is a 3-day event celebrating the art of independent filmmaking. Along with the “Made In Arkansas” screenings, attendees will screen all films entered in the festival that are finalists for Indie Awards. The festival will conclude with the Indie Awards Show on Saturday night, January 25, 2014. All screenings, panels, and the Indie Award Show will be held in the City Auditorium. Following the awards show, attendees are invited to attend the After Party at Voulez Vous Lounge featuring Leah and the Mojo Doctors.

 View Film Fest Schedule Here.

Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest Tickets

3 Day Pass: $25

1 Day Pass: $10

Purchase Here or stop by the Eureka Springs Visitor Center.

Ozark Mountain Music Festival – Eureka Springs – January 24-26


January might be a little chilly outside, but it is not too cold for the First Annual Ozark Mountain Music Festival to be held INDOORS at the Basin Park Hotel on the last weekend of January.

Touted as Eureka Springs’ next great festival, the Ozark Mountain Music Festival will focus around Bluegrass / Indie Folk with a festival lineup that includes multiple stages and lively music all day long, just indoors. Jack Moyer, Manager of the Basin Park since 1996 commented,  “The Basin Park Hotel has always been at the edge of all great music start ups from the Eureka Springs Blues Festival, New Years Eve with Jimmy Thackery,  Eureka Springs Mardi Gras, The Cate Brothers,  Chris Duarte or when the “the Band” reunited to play a ten-year reunion show in the Barefoot Ballroom.  We are excited to host this ‘next great thing’ with the start of the Ozark Mountain Music Festival to which we expect will be an annual event for many years to come.”  Moyer went on to say a key to establishing the event will be both in providing great music on multiple stages,  using regional talent whose genre is Indie Folk and inventing a path where the festival style atmosphere makes the Basin Park Hotel abuzz with activity while attendees enjoy all access passes, overnight at the hotel and a have an atmosphere that encourages eating, drinking and dancing in one central location, an indoor festival grounds per se.

The Ozark Mountain Music Festival will begin Friday, January 24th at 6PM and will continue with at least 11 acts until Sunday’s Bloody Mary Morning Show.  Passes will be affordable and will feature regional favorites HonkySuckle, 3Penny Acre, National Park Radio,  and SxRex as well as other acts contacted and to be announced soon.

Room bundles for two attendees include two-nights lodging and two (2) all access passes and begin at $275.  Festival All Access Passes are $45.  For further information or online room sales guests are encouraged to visit

Line-up  Includes:

Friday – January 24, 2014  

6PM-Ballroom-HonkySuckle (Springfield) 8PM-Ozark Room-Wink (Tulsa) 10PM-Ballroom-3 Penny Acre

Saturday – January 25, 2014 Noon – Balcony- Hogscalders-(Eureka Springs) 2PM-Ozark Room-Pearl Brick (Fayetteville) 4PM-Ozark Room Tyrannosaurus Chicken (Fort Smith)

6PM-Ballroom- SX Rex (Eureka Springs)

8PM-Ozark Room- Ben Miller Band (Joplin)

10PM-Ballroom-National Park Radio (Harrison)

Midnight Jam

Sunday – January 26,2014

Noon- Ozark Room – Handmade Moments(Conway/Fayetteville)

Kris Moon – James Beard Foundation – in Bentonville on January 15

The Bentonville CVB is pleased to present Kris Moon with the James Beard Foundation as the guest speaker for the NWA Arkansas Hospitality Association.  Bentonville has been working with the Beard Foundation over the past two years and recently had four chefs perform at the famed James Beard House to a sold out crowd. The Bentonville CVB anticipates Moon’s trip to NWA will bring awareness to Arkansas chefs and restaurant owners and Arkansas CVB’s about the benefits of promoting culinary tourism.

The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Arkansas Hospitality Association would like to invite you to come hear about the great things the James Beard Foundation is doing.    

Presented by:  Kris Moon, Director of Charitable Giving and Strategic Partnerships The James Beard Foundation James Beard Foundation pictureJames Beard Foundation logo Time and Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: 21c Museum Hotel 200 NE A St Bentonville, AR 72712

International Hip-Hop Dance Sensations come to Northwest Arkansas


Walton Arts Center is proud to welcome Compagnie Käfig on Thursday, January 23 at 8pm as part of the 10×10 Arts Series. Tickets range from $10-$25 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting

For the fourth year, Walton Arts Center presents the 10×10 Arts Series, featuring 10 of the best theater, cirque, dance, world and classical music performances for just $10. This innovative and affordable series gives patrons a chance to expand their cultural horizons and experience a new art form. As a special bonus, 10×10 performances also feature pre-show Creative Conversations and a post-show party.

Master Class on Wednesday, January 22, 6pm-7pm in Starr Theater:  Compagnie Käfig is also offering an opportunity to learn hip-hop, athletic samba and capoeira style dance. Registration is $15 for ages 12 to adults with some movement (martial arts, acrobatics or dance) experience.  For more information, click HERE.

Compagnie Käfig is an all-male ensemble of 11 Brazilian dancers who perform a mix of athletic samba, hip-hop and capoeira dance styles, highlighting astonishing acrobatic skills. The company has French, North African and Spanish roots and transforms the spontaneous street moves of American hip-hop into a more formal choreographic technique. The result is a powerful, human experience of expression through movement and sound. Their profound backgrounds in the favelas (Brazilian shanty towns) inspired Merzouki to create two works that showcase the young Brazilians’ incredible dance technique. These works, entitled Correria and Agwa, highlight a euphoric fusion that is equal parts street spectacle and formal dance concert.

Born in Lyon, France, choreographer Mourad Merzouki is the artistic director of Compagnie Käfig, which he founded in 1996. Merzouki started learning martial and circus arts when he was seven years old. As a teenager, his discovery of hip-hop culture led him toward the dance world. He soon decided to develop his hip-hop movements with more professional goals. Now, Merzouki blends his experience in circus and martial arts with hip-hop dance and music to create works that have earned him choreographic awards from the International Dance Festival in Wolfsburg, Germany, La Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques and Lyon’s Lumières de la Culture.

10×10 Arts Series support is provided by Hershey & Denis Garner with media support from KUAF and NWA Business Journal. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting For more information about Compagnie Käfig,