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January 2018

John Bell, Exhibit of Original Paintings

January 5 - April 22
RAM, 1601 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901 United States
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RAM – Fort Smith Legend John Bell, Exhibit of Original Paintings

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Alphonso Trent Concert and Documentary

January 25 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
UAFS Blue Lion, 101 N. 2nd St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901 United States
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Fort Smith's Music Thru Time Concert Featuring "Alphonso Trent's Orchestra of Gold" A Documentary Film. Enjoy a jazz showcase of numbers from famous big bands that played in Fort Smith, performed by Chris Cameron & Don Bailey and their All Star Jazz Band, with emcee, Bill Priakos.

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February 2018

Clayton Conversations

February 25 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clayton House, 514 N 6th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901 United States
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Free

Belle Grove Historic District: The 19th Century Makers, Movers, and Shakers.

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March 2018

Five Civilized Tribes Culture Festival

March 3 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fort Smith Covention Center, 800 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901 United States
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Free

As part of the 200th Anniversary Celebration featuring Arts and Culture,  the Fort Smith Convention Center will host the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma for an all-day, free admission festival of their culture, life and historical influence on Fort Smith. Activities include a full day of exhibits, demonstrations, speakers and historical cultural awareness and enlightenment from each of the Five Civilized Tribes.

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Keep Fort Smith Beautiful Tree Giveaway

March 3 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fort Smith Covention Center, 800 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901 United States
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Free

In commemoration of Fort Smith’s Bicentennial Celebration, OG&E is partnering with Keep Fort Smith Beautiful to give away 200 native trees. during the Five Civilized Tribes Cultural Festival.

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USO Dance – Chaffee Crossing Warehouse District

March 3 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dawson’s in the Chaffee Crossing Historic District, 7718 Fort Chaffee Blvd.
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916
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$60 - $500

Swing Away!

What a great time guests will have dancing the night away during our USO-style dance with live, big band style swing music in an authentic WWII-era warehouse.

Experience the fun and nostalgia of a 1940's USO-style dinner and dance! DRESS UP IN 1940'S COSTUMES FOR EVEN MORE FUN! Guests are encouraged to dress in 1940’s-era  military or vintage costumes (local thrift shops are good places to find costumes).

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April 2018

Junior League of Fort Smith – Fostering Fashion Event

April 6 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fort Smith Covention Center, 800 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901 United States
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$40

JLFS Fostering Fashion is a "Girls' Night" event (guys are welcome and encouraged, too!), supporting local youth who are aging out of foster care. The evening will include a runway fashion show featuring fashion through the ages as we celebrate Fort Smith’s Bicentennial, a silent auction, shopping, a full bar, and hors d’oeuvres. Local and regional retailers will showcase their newest clothing and accessories for Spring.  Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at JLFS.org.

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Clayton House Recreation of a Union General Hospital

April 21 @ 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Clayton House, 514 N 6th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901 United States
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$5 - $10

April 21: Recreation of one of the Union General Hospitals at the Clayton House.
Special presentations by Doug Kidd. Kids activities included. Meal optional.

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Fort Smith Symphony – Bicentennial Celebration Concert

April 21 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, 55 South 7th Street.
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901
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$40 - $45

It’s time for a musical birthday party! The 2017-2018 season marks the 200th anniversary of the founding of Fort Smith, so we are celebrating in a huge symphonic way with exuberant film scores and world premieres that will blow you away! Fort Smith’s own folk band, The Crumbs, will be our special guests along with the internationally-acclaimed Ben Miller Band.

This will be a concert like no other and a not to be missed celebratory event!

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Fort Smith Chorale “Images of the Past” Concert

April 24 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Northside High School, 2301 North B St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
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$15

Come be a part of the Bicentennial Celebration of Fort Smith with the Fort Smith Chorale as we look at the history and heritage of our town through pictures, narration and song (perhaps even some by Jenny Lind). We will tie dates, events and music together in spectacular vocal fashion!

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