Friday Roundup on Art, Music and Romance

My Friday blogs are a mix of things instead of fitting a theme like my other blog days. Most of the time it will be event oriented or last minute information I just received. So, how would you like a little art, music and romance for your Friday?

Jill M. Rohrbach
Calling All Romantics

I’m on a ton of email and enewsletter lists. I recently received from the Crescent Hotel and New Moon Spa in Eureka Springs notice of a special it is running seven days a week from now through Feb. 11. You can get a one night stay in a Jacuzzi suite, $100 dinner voucher in the Crystal Dining Room, couples massage plus private sauna for two, breakfast for two, and a free walking trail map to visit the springs for $289 plus tax. You can even upgrade to a penthouse suite based on availability. Visit or call 800-342-9766 if you’re interested. (Hello husband! Do you read my blogs? Getting any ideas? Yeah, that’s what I thought.)

There are tons of specials out there to take advantage of at hotels, restaurants and attractions across the state. The best place to find them is on Click on Hot Deals & Packages and then pick from tons of deals in numerous categories of interest such as golf, spas, birding, music and entertainment, honeymooning, motorcycling, and the list goes on. It’s that easy. Just click and pick.

Wakarusa Announces Lineup
Here are 40 of the more than 100 artists set to appear at Wakarusa 2010 on June 3-6 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark.

The initial lineup: STS9, The Disco Biscuits, Slightly Stoopid, John Butler Trio, Blues Traveler, Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa, Bassnectar, Railroad Earth, The Machine performs Pink Floyd, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Lotus, Rebelution, ALO, Tea Leaf Green, Boombox, Black Joe Lewis, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, EOTO, James Zabiela, Split Lip Rayfield, Hayes Carll, Sub Swara, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Trampled by Turtles, Wookiefoot, Mishka, Big Gigantic, Truth & Salvage Co., Fort Knox Five, Mountain Sprout, Band of Heathens, Last Waltz Ensemble, Cash’d Out, Earl Greyhound, Bluetech, Uglysuit, Passafire, Simplified, Hoots & Hellmouth, Resident Anti-Hero

Mulberry Mountain is an event and lodging facility on about 650 acres surrounded by the Ozark National Forest. About 10,000 people are expected to attend. For updates and ticket information go to

A Photographic Journey
In association with Julie Wait Designs Gallery, an artist reception for northwest Arkansas photographer Stephen Ironside will be tonight (Jan. 15) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Poor Richard’s Art in Rogers. The exhibition takes you to some of the most natural places in the world from Arkansas to the jungles of Costa Rica. The gallery is located at 318 South First in Rogers, and is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment. Call 479-631-8706 for more information or check out the event page

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