Best Bets: October

Theater offerings run gamut of genres in October


Oct. 10

"Skeleton Crew" -- Sparks will fly on both the production line and in the company break room in this new comedy-drama by Dominque Morisseau, set in one of the last remaining auto parts factories in Detroit, Oct. 10-Nov. 4, TheatreSquared in Fayetteville. theatre2.org or 443-5600.


Oct. 11-13

Ozark Creative Writers Conference -- Featuring Tess Gerritsen, author of the novels featuring Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles, Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. $30-$150. ozarkcreativewriters.com.


Oct. 12

Fireworks at the Farm -- Music, food & fireworks to celebrate SoNA's 2018-19 season, 5:30 p.m., at the home of Malcolm & Ellen Hayward. $125. 521-4166.

Aspada -- Drawing on the musical traditions of their homelands in India, Africa, Europe and America, 7:30 p.m., Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $30-$50. 443-5500.


Oct. 12-14

Vintage Market Days -- "Simply Vintage," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12-13 & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14, Benton County Fairgrounds in Bentonville. $5-$10. vintagemarketdays.com.


Oct. 13

Louise Thaden Day -- Hosted by the Arkansas Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, a nonprofit organization of women pilots, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Bentonville Municipal Airport. Free. 619-6405.

"Homes for Dogs" -- A national adoption weekend, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette officers in Rogers, Bentonville & Fayetteville. cbhmfevents.com.

Our Front Porch -- An outreach project of the local nonprofit Traveling Arts Fiesta, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Museum of Native American History in Bentonville. Featuring art by Arkansas artists, a drumming circle with Papa Rap, and guests Kyle Kellams of KUAF and Kody Ford of the Idle Class. Free. 747-0210.

Accident School Reunion -- Remembering a rural school northeast of Springdale where classes were held from the 1870s until consolidation with Springdale in 1949, 11 a.m., Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in downtown Springdale. 750-8165 or shilohmuseum.org.


Oct. 17

Sandwiched In --"Odd Fellows in the Ozarks" with Susan Young, noon, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in downtown Springdale. Free. 750-8165 or shilohmuseum.org.


Oct. 17-18

The Illusionists -- The world's best-selling magic show live from Broadway, Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $37-$77. 443-5600.


Oct. 17-21

"Wait Until Dark" -- A classic thriller presented by the Fayetteville High School theater department, FHS Black Box Theatre in the Performing Arts Center on campus. fhsdrama.net.


Oct. 18-27

Voices from Eureka's Silent City -- A living history event, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20 & 26-27, Eureka Springs City Cemetery. $5-$15. Supports the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. 253-9417.


Oct. 19

Haunted Happy Hour -- With Bud Steed, author, paranormal investigator and explorer of strange and lost legends, 6:30-8 p.m., Clayton House museum in Fort Smith. $15. 783-3000.

"She Kills Monsters" -- A young woman is taken on an adventure when she finds her late sister's Dungeons & Dragons books in this new play by Qui Nguyen, Oct. 19-28, University of Arkansas Department of Theater at the Black Box Theater on the square in Fayetteville. $5-$20. 575-4752.


Oct. 20

"It's Time for Three" -- With trio Time for Three joining the Fort Smith Symphony, 7:30 p.m., ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center in Fort Smith. $30-$50. 452-7575.


Oct. 21

"Take Me to the River" -- Following the success of the award-winning film and its subsequent live tour, this historic show has been reimagined to showcase the musical foundation of New Orleans, 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $26-$6. 443-5600.


Oct. 23-28

"School of Rock: The Musical" -- A failed, wannabe rock star turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band, Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. $38 & up. 443-5600.


Oct. 24

Pryor Center Presents -- "Measuring, Comparing, and Explaining Arkansas's Partisan Earthquake," featuring the UA Department of Political Science's Janine A. Parry. 6 p.m., Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in Fayetteville. Free. Email liwag@uark.edu.


Oct. 26

Old-Time Singing School -- Hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Sacred Harp Singers, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 26, followed by an old-fashioned singing convention, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Shiloh Meeting Hall in downtown Springdale. Free. Shiloh Museum of Ozark History at 750-8165 or shilohmuseum.org.

5x5 Soiree & Auction -- Featuring one-of-a-kind works by regional artists, music & gourmet treats, 5:55 p.m., Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $15. 751-5441.


Oct. 27-28

"Dracula" -- Presented by Northwest Arkansas Audio Theater, 3 & 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27; 3 p.m. Oct. 28, Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. $5-$10. 751-5441.


Oct. 28

"Squeamish" -- A psychological horror story by Aaron Mark, fully staged by ArkansasStaged, 7 p.m., 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville. Suggested donation $10. Email arkansasstaged@gmail.com.


Oct. 28-Nov. 4

True Lit -- Fayetteville Literary Festival, featuring poet, educator, and the New York Times Bestselling author of 25 books Kwame Alexander at 7 p.m. Oct. 30, Fayetteville Public Library. Free. faylib.org.

-- Becca Martin-Brown


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