Weekend Flyer: Halloween parties, School of Rock, and more

Friday, Oct. 26

Beat Bach’s Halloween Dance Party / Courtesy

Mike Anderson’s new crop of hoop Hogs will face their first opponent of the year with an exhibition matchup versus Tusculum on Friday night at Bud Walton Arena. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

There are some quality shows happening in town Friday night as well, with TheatreSquared’s “Skeleton Crew” playing at Nadine Baum Studios, and the hit musical “School of Rock” at Walton Arts Center on Friday and through the weekend.

How about a Halloween Party? DJ Beat Bachs’ annual Halloween Dance Party is happening at Pinpoint on Block Avenue. They go hard. For real.

Just down the street, Maxine’s Tap Room will host a Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory-themed Halloween Party. We can confirm that there will be Golden Tickets at the event, so, yeah. You gotta get one of those.

There’s a lot more below, and you can also check out our guide to local Halloween events for more information.


Full list:

6:00 pm

Arts Center of the Ozarks’ Annual 5×5 Soiree & Auction

Arts Center of the Ozarks – Springdale
Fundraiser
6:00 pm

Brave Soul / The Odds

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
6:00 pm

Eric Miller

Sassafras Springs Vineyard
Music
6:00 pm

Fall Fling Bonfire

Rodeo of the Ozarks – Springdale
Community
6:00 pm

Ruth Carter: Costume designer of The Black Panther

UA campus
Community
7:00 pm

Allie B

Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar
Music
7:00 pm

Razorback Men’s Basketball vs Tusculum

Bud Walton Arena
Sports
7:30 pm

Fulbright Chamber Music Series

UA campus
Performance
7:30 pm

Guest Artist Recital: Angelique Clay and Casey Robard

Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
Music
7:30 pm

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen

UA – University Theatre
Performance
7:30 pm

TheatreSquared: Skeleton Crew

Nadine Baum Studios
Performance
8:00 pm

Greenland Station

Mojo’s Pints & Pies
Music
8:00 pm

Joey Williams Magic Spooktacular Show

Stage 18
Performance
8:00 pm

Ryan Hutchens

Dickson Street Pub
Music
8:00 pm

School of Rock

Walton Arts Center
Performance
8:00 pm

Southtown Comedy Night: Josh Cocks

Nomads
Comedy
8:00 pm

Suite 25

Black Apple Crossing – Springdale
Music
8:30 pm

Got It Covered

JJ’s on Dickson
Music
8:30 pm

Wes Hart

JJ’s on Steamboat
Music
9:00 pm

Beat Bachs Halloween Dance Party

Pinpoint
Activity
9:00 pm

DJ Shorfuze

Smoke & Barrel Tavern
Music
9:00 pm

Fright Night Party

Axis Lounge
Activity
9:30 pm

Goose

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

Halloween in the Hollow at Crystal Bridges / Courtesy

The Hog football team will try again to get their first SEC win of the year when the Vanderbilt Commodores come to town for a matchup at Razorback Stadium. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. It’s also on the SEC Network.

There are a ton of Halloween parties and costume contests happening on Saturday night, since Halloween falls in the middle of the week this year. Probably the largest on Saturday night is Halloween in the Hollow at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. This year’s party will include music by DJ Werewulf, a Haunted Trail Tour with ArkansasStaged, Live Mural Painting by Yatika Fields, Interactive Tarot Reading by Elisa Harkins, NWA Magic Mirror Photo booth, Pumpkin Patch – Carve and Decorate, Gallery performances by 1491s, Mystic Readings and more. Ticket info and more is here.

Here in Fayetteville, Maxine’s continues their weekend of Wonka-ness, and they’ll have DJ Clunk providing the soundtrack for the dance party on Saturday night. JBGB, JJ’s, Scarpino, C4 Lounge, and lots of others will be celebrating the holiday with parties and costume contests as well.

There’s a lot more below, and you can also check out our roundup of Halloween events for additional details.

Full list:

7:00 am

Saturday Farmers’ Market

Fayetteville Square
Community
9:00 am

Lake Sequoyah Cleanup

Lake Sequoyah
Community
9:00 am

MONAH Halloween Costume Contest

Museum of Native American History – Bentonville
Family
10:00 am

Pet Adoption Event

Washington County Animal Shelter
Sponsor
10:30 am

Halloween Story Time

Fayetteville Public Library
Family
11:00 am

Arkansas football vs. Vanderbilt

Razorback Stadium
Sports
1:00 pm

Joey Williams Magic Spooktacular – All ages

Stage 18
Family
2:00 pm

School of Rock

Walton Arts Center
Performance
2:00 pm

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen

UA – University Theatre
Performance
2:00 pm

TheatreSquared: Skeleton Crew

Nadine Baum Studios
Performance
6:00 pm

Rachel B and Table for Three

Sassafras Springs Vineyard
Music
7:00 pm

JBGB Halloween Party

JBGB
Activity
7:00 pm

JJ’s Halloween Party

JJ’s on Dickson
Activity
7:00 pm

Last Saturday: Doctor Seuss, Elton John, and Professor Gallico

American Legion
Performance
7:00 pm

Ryan Hutchens

Core Public House – Mission Boulevard
Music
7:30 pm

TheatreSquared: Skeleton Crew

Nadine Baum Studios
Performance
8:00 pm

Ciderday Night Comedy Show: Josh Cocks

Black Apple Crossing – Springdale
Comedy
8:00 pm

Halloween Black Light Party

On the Mark Sports Bar & Grill
Activity
8:00 pm

Joey Williams Magic Spooktacular Show

Stage 18
Performance
8:00 pm

Michael Cooper Trio

Dickson Street Pub
Music
8:00 pm

Recognizer / Mindless Souls / Natural State of Mind

Nomads
Music
8:00 pm

School of Rock

Walton Arts Center
Performance
8:30 pm

412 West

JJ’s on Dickson
Music
8:30 pm

Filthy Habit

JJ’s on Steamboat
Music
9:00 pm

C4 Halloween Party

C4 Nightclub & Lounge
Activity
9:00 pm

Groovement

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
9:00 pm

Halloween in the Hollow

Crystal Bridges – Bentonville
Community
9:00 pm

Lord Buffalo / Drawing Blanks

Smoke & Barrel Tavern
Music
10:00 pm

DJ Clunk

Maxine’s Tap Room
Music
10:00 pm

Scarpino Halloween Party

Teatro Scarpino
Activity

 

Sunday, Oct. 28

Full list:

12:00 pm

Razorback softball vs. Oklahoma

Bogle Park
Sports
1:00 pm

Brews & Tunes

Magnolia Gardens – Springdale
Music
1:00 pm

The Baskins

Terra Studios
Music
2:00 pm

School of Rock

Walton Arts Center
Performance
2:00 pm

TheatreSquared: Skeleton Crew

Nadine Baum Studios
Performance
2:00 pm

True Lit Workshop: Crafting the Adventure Scene

Fayetteville Public Library
Literary
3:00 pm

True Lit Book Signing: Gordon Korman

Fayetteville Public Library
Literary
6:00 pm

Hog Haus Farewell Party

Hog Haus
Activity
7:00 pm

[email protected]#k This Halloween

Stage 18
Performance
7:00 pm

Keepsakes

Core Public House – Mall Avenue
Music
7:30 pm

Graduate Chamber Recital: Sara Remoy

Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
Performance
7:30 pm

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen

UA – University Theatre
Performance