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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

John Bell Exhibit - Original Paintings

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 to Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (RAM) 1601 Rogers Avenue, Fort Sm

Two hundred years in the making, 2018 will mark the bicentennial of one of the oldest cities in the country, Fort Smith, AR. To help celebrate this historic event, RAM has organized an exhibition by Fort Smith legend and native, John Bell, Jr. (1937-2013).

Bell was an acclaimed American painter and sculptor whose career spanned nearly fifty years. His memories and influences of western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma are the topics reflected in most of his works. Bell had a keen appreciation for the beauty of our state and the character of its people.

This dynamic exhibit will showcase works by John Bell, Jr. that reside in private collections across our region, brought together to honor this truly unique artist and his works, that literally painted our local history.

Hours:
Friday 11AM–6PM
Saturday 11AM–6PM
Sunday 1–5PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11AM–6PM
Wednesday 11AM–6PM
Thursday 11AM–6PM

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Definition of Insanity

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018 to Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: The New Theatre, 11 North 10th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas

Have you ever wished you could start a terrible day over?

Well, for Chevy Ford, a ne'er-do-well hitman, that has just been made possible. Can he change his ways and make this a good day? Only God knows!

Tickets are $8.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450955471693367/

 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Love Affair with Shopping Fair

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: The Fort Smith Convention Center 55 S 7th St, Fort Smith, AR

Shopping for everyone. 75 vendors for your shopping enjoyment. 

Kids table and face painting for the kids while mom and dad shop.

Shane & Emily @ University Of Arkansas Fort Smith

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: UAFS 5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR

A pop/acoustic/folk duo who incorporate many different elements of diverse genres into our original music. 

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Mardi Gras In the Courtyard!

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Location: Brunwick Place 101 N 10th St, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

Live Music, Crawfish Boil, Hurricanes & Drink Specials provided by AJs Oyster House, Mardi Gras Sno- Cones by Frozen Over Hell on the Border, King Cake with Specialty Baby Prize provided by Oddities & Curiosities! 
Come & Hang out with us!!! Bring your Smiles and Dance Shoes on!!!

Construction of a Six-oared Skiff

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Fort Smith Museum of History 320 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72

Construction of the six-oared skiff continues on Saturday, 2:00-4:00 pm. Thank you Floyd Robison and Maxie Dart!

When complete, the replica skiff will be included in the museum's Timeline as an interactive exhibit.

Major Stephen H. Long, U. S. Army engineer, and Rifle Regiment soldiers arrived at Belle Point in the fall of 1817 in a similar skiff.

Check out the progress!

Pardi Gras 2018

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Shipley Baking Company 52 South 7th Street Fort Smith, AR 72901

The Fort Smith Museum of History Pardi Gras is set for Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Shipley Baking Company, 52 South 7th Street in downtown Fort Smith. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the museum and always a great party! 

Thank you to our Krewe* Sponsors: ArcBest, First National Bank and Mercy. 

Thank you Band Groupie Sponsors: Stephens Production Company, Sodie's and ProPak Corporation. 

Tickets are $125 per person. Tables for eight sell for $1,000. Sponsorships are available. 

The evening begins at 6:00 pm with cocktails and the music of Cutthroat Trout followed by dinner with cuisine by 21 West End, a live auction and dancing to the Rockets, a premier Arkansas band from Little Rock. "Almost 500 years of rock ‘n’ roll playing experience on stage, the Rockets are an award winning ensemble performing the soundtrack to your life, the top hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and the best of today’s music, these eleven musicians will rock you like you ain’t been rocked."

Voted as the Best Local Band by the Arkansas Times Readers' Poll Awards for 1997 through 2007 and again in 2009, the Rockets will retire soon, so this is one of last chances to experience this fantastic band. The Rockets are nothing if not versatile. Nine different lead vocalists contribute to an extremely colorful music palette, ranging from Lady Gaga to Frank Sinatra, from Gloria Gaynor to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and from Elvis Presley to Maroon 5. 

Cutthroat Trout is enjoying extreme success filling every venue they play. Their reverence for classics, innovative arrangements of pop tunes and period originals keep audiences coming back for more. Their unmatched level of professionalism, musicianship and tight three part vocal harmonies are quite refreshing. Don't miss your opportunity to take a step back in time and relive some of the best music ever recorded with Cutthroat Trout.

The live auction offers unique parties with new items added for 2018. 

Call the museum for reservations: 479-783-7841. A sell-out is expected-call soon! 

Pardi Gras is the largest annual fundraiser for the Fort Smith Museum of History and extremely important to ongoing operations. Support the Fort Smith Museum of History Pardi Gras! 

$125 per person
$1,000 for a table for 8
$1,500 Band Groupie Sponsor 
$2,000 Krewe* Sponsor
*Krewe-an organization that puts on a parade and/or ball for the Carnival season. The term is best known for its association with New Orleans Mardi Gras.

The Doubletree in downtown Fort Smith will offer a discounted room rate of $79 for Pardi Gras guests. Call 479-783-1000 and request the special rate for Pardi Gras.

3rd Annual Rhonda Vincent Concert to benefit the Girls Shelter of Fort Smith

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: ArcBest Performing Arts Center 55 S 7th St Fort Smith, AR 72901

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage are returning for the 3rd Annual Concert to benefit the Girls Shelter of Fort Smith, a United Way Community Partner. Join us for an evening of good music to benefit a good cause.

Website: http://girlsshelterfs.org/

Tickets may be purchased at https://www.itickets.com/events/391016
 
For more information or to purchase VIP passes, please contact the Girls Shelter at 479-646-0444
 
Fees/Admission: General admission tickets $20 Reserved seating available for $25-35 per ticket VIP passes available as $40 add-on to any level ticket

Rhonda Vincent Benefit Concert Girls Shelter of Fort Smith

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: ArcBest Performing Arts Cetner 55 South 7th Street Fort Smith, A

Concert to benefit the Girls Shelter with Rhonda Vincent and The Rage.

Admission: $20-$35

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/953784344787472/