Through Sept. 20: The Studio Theater of Walton Arts Center is the site of this presentation of the five-time, Tony-award winning play “Amadeus,” which was adapted into an Oscar-award winning film. Watch the drama as composer Antonio Salieri schemes to discredit the foul-mouthed, former child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “Amadeus” employs comedy and intrigue, woven with music, to create a modern classic.
(479) 442-5600 | theatre2.org
2. Ice Cream Social
Sept. 6: Celebrate the official end of summer at the Fort Smith Museum of History’s Annual Ice Cream Social. Held in the museum’s old-fashioned soda fountain, guests may “build” their sundaes from a variety of ice cream flavors and toppings, for just $5 per person. All proceeds benefit the Fort Smith Museum of History.
(479) 783-7841 | fortsmithmuseum.org
3. A Night of Soul
Sept. 11: September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and Sickle Cell Support Services is hosting several events: Sept. 11: Rodney Block & The Love Supreme as well as Bijoux, Jeron Marshall and others at Power Ultra Lounge; Sept. 12: Blood Drive at Greater Friendship Church; Sept. 19: Ol’ Skool vs. New Skool Skate Night at Skateworld Family Fun Center; and Sept. 26: Picnic and Balloon Release in Boyle Park.
(501) 590-2051 | sicklecellsupportservices.com
4. WCF Pop Up Shop
Sept. 11 through 13: Celebrate the official end of summer at the Fort Smith Museum of History’s Annual Ice Cream Social. Held in the museum’s old-fashioned soda fountain, guests may “build” their sundaes from a variety of ice cream flavors and toppings, for just $5 per person. All proceeds benefit the Fort Smith Museum of History.
5. Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Sept. 12: The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Join the fun at Northwest Arkansas Community College while raising money to provide families with support and services. Other walks will be held Sept. 26 at Arkansas State University; Oct. 10 in Fort Smith at River Front Amphitheater; and Oct. 17 in Little Rock at Clinton Presidential Park.
(800) 272-3900 | alz.org/walk
6. Dining in the Dark
Sept. 17: Join the Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind as the organization celebrates its 75th anniversary. Diners will “discover how darkness enhances their other senses.” The event will include a lighted reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, during which guests will be assisted by blind or visually impaired individuals to dine without using sight.
(501) 562-2222 | arkansaslighthouse.org
7. Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival
Sept. 19 and 20: Oaklawn Racing and Gaming’s infield is the site for this two-day event. Activities include a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned barbecue competition as well as a state competition — $11,000 in prize money is at stake — and more than 15 musical acts will entertain participants and spectators. Headliners Shemekia Copeland, Los Lonely Boys and Keb’ Mo’ will be joined by many outstanding local and regional acts. Advance tickets are $20 each.
(800) 625-5296 | hsbluesbbq.com
8. Conway ArtsFest
Sept. 26 through Oct. 3: This is the ninth year for this festival, and this year’s theme is “STE[+Art]M,” emphasizing science, technology, engineering, art and math.. ArtsFest kicks off with an outdoor sculpture exhibit and continues with an author fair; concerts at Hendrix College, Conway High School and the University of Central Arkansas; a historic architecture walk and more.
9. ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
Sept. 28: You’ll love this performance of the retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph. This popular show was the first collaboration between famed Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and it’s a moving combination of a timelessly entertaining story with pop, country and rock music. This is part of the Broadway Series being presented at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus.
(501) 450-3265 | uca.edu
10. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame Induction
Sept. 29: Don your cocktail attire and honor this year’s class of inductees — Stax Records legend Al Bell; singer-songwriter duo The Cate Brothers; best-selling author Charlaine Harris; country music star Buddy Jewell; and the late composer W. Francis McBeth. Authorized by the Arkansas General Assembly, the ceremony will take place at Noah’s Event Center and begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m.
(870) 536-7600 | arkansasentertainershalloffame.com