Arts & Amusements
Mardi Gras King's Day kickoff
The Krewe of Krazo will kick off its annual Mardi Gras season at its Kings Day event at the Rowdy Beaver Tavern in Eureka Springs on Saturday, Jan. 5 beginning at 5 p.m.
Details on four masquerade balls, two parades and Mardi Gras Day will be announced on Saturday at this event.
Members of the Royal Court and the King and Queen for 2013 will be introduced followed by a gala party.
1886 Crescent Hotel ESP weekend
ESP, or Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend will once again be held in the famous -- and some would say infamous -- 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa during the weekend of January 4-6, 2013. This mountaintop spa resort is one of the most popular spots in Mid-America for weddings, romantic getaways and family vacations. However, this five-story, limestone property has become the talk of the paranormal world ever since TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) caught on video, using a thermal imaging camera, a full-bodied apparition in the "morgue" of the hotel. Other planned discussion topics and events during the three day weekend include remote viewing where one performs the act of perceiving a person, object or event that is located distantly in time and space; technophilia where participants will discuss, demonstrate and compare the latest paranormal investigation gear; experiments in telepathy; a Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour; a special theatrical presentation of "Not Really A Door: Back From The Dead With Baggage"; an excursion to the Intrigue Theater for an evening of magic and illusion; and of course the "free roam" where amateur ghost hunters are allowed to investigate -on their own- "America's most haunted hotel" including reveal sessions. For more information regarding the Eureka Springs' ESP Weekend, special overnight packages, and registration information, visit americasmosthauntedhotel.com or call 800-342-9766.