Update as of Feb. 20–A Conversation with Hasan Minhaj Rescheduled

Due to the recent addition of Hasan Minhaj to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday, April 25, Walton Arts Center has rescheduled A Conversation with Hasan Minhaj to 7 p.m. May 30.

All tickets to the April event will be honored at the May performance date. Current ticket holders who cannot attend on May 30 can contact the Walton Arts Center Box Office at 479-443-5600 for a refund.

Details about the show and moderator topics can be found below.


Walton Arts Center will debut the inaugural Mosaix Festival in April, which will explore the rich culture of India, one of the many diverse tiles that make Northwest Arkansas unique.

Along with world-class performances, visitors will also have the opportunity to learn Bharatanatyam, a form of Indian classical dance, from the award-winning Punyah Dance Company, according to a press release.

Punyah Dance Company is coming to Northwest Arkansas March 17-20 to lead a pre-festival dance workshop for intermediate and advanced students of Bharatanatyam. The dance workshop is co-hosted by Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation, and the company is under the artistic leadership of one of the most sought-after classical Indian dancers, Parshwanath Upadhye.

Registration is $425 per person, and space is limited. Dancers can register at https://waltonartscenter.org/special-events/mosaix/.

Dance Workshop Registration includes:

  • 12 hours of instruction at a studio in Bentonville the week of March 16
  • Two tickets for the student and a guest to see the performance of Äbhä by Parshwanath Upadhye and Punyah Dance Company on April 21 at Walton Arts Center
  • Two tickets for the student and a guest to FuseNWA on April 25 at Walton Arts Center

Punyah Dance Company is making its U.S. premiere with this tour, which was built around the April 21 kickoff performance at Walton Arts Center.

Abha tells the ancient Hindu epic Ramayana – the story of legendary Lord Rama of ancient India on a quest to rescue Sita, the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, whose choices would change the course of history, according to a press release.

Mosaix Festival Events

Mosaix Film Night in Collaboration with Fayetteville Film Festival

Monday, April 20 | 7 p.m. | Walton Arts Center | $15

Äbhä by Parshwanath Upadhye and Punyah Dance Company

Tuesday, April 21 | 7 p.m. | Walton Arts Center | $10

Bollywood Boulevard

Thursday, April 23 | 7 p.m. | Walton Arts Center | $25-55

Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project with Selvaganesh

Friday, April 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Walton Arts Center | $32-52

Raj Suresh: 4000 Days

Friday, April 24 | 8 p.m. | The Great Hall at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art | $20


Saturday, April 25 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Walton Arts Center | $10

An all-day showcase of local arts and artists. This is an opportunity for the Northwest Arkansas community to learn more about Indian culture from our Desi neighbors through performances by local cultural organizations, hands-on workshops, food and a fashion show.

A Conversation with Hasan Minhaj

Saturday, April 25 | 7 p.m. | Walton Arts Center | $69-95

Moderated by Heena Patel, founder and CEO of Mela Arts Connect, producer and artistic director of Bollywood Boulevard – also part of Mosaix, the conversation with Minhaj will focus on his career and experience as a first-generation American.

The inaugural Mosaix Festival April 20-25 explores the sights and sounds of India. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov. Visit waltonartscenter.org for more information about Mosaix Festival.

Featured photo courtesy: Eric Hobbs