To-Do Wednesday: 3/4/09

It’s Hump Day. I’ve never liked that phrase, by the way. I know it’s supposed to mean that it’s the middle of the week and if we can get over the “hump” then it’s smooth sailing until the weekend. Of course, for anyone in elementary school, it’s the other “hump” that makes it fun to say. I guess I don’t really have a problem with it now that I think about it. It’s whatever. Howsabout I draw a picture of a camel and pretend “Hump Day” is a celebration of camel humps? OK? Cool.

Tonight at George’s is Hayes Carll and The Band of Heathens. Hayes is a Hendrix College alum which explains that photo up there of him next to the Arkansas flag, I suppose.

Over at the Smoke & Barrel, you can catch Jeff Kearney w/ The Phosphenes. Each Wednesday, Jeff has a different guest. This week it’s the Phosphenes. Hence “Jeff Kearny w/ The Phosphenes.”

The Gypsy on College has Musicians Jam Night listed. Anybody ever gone to this? Is it awesome or nawesome? Better yet, has anyone ever left The Gypsy on College mid-show to go grab some mashed potatoes across the street at AQ Chicken? Better better yet, does anyone NOT like mashed potatoes?

Arsaga’s on Crossover is hosting “Beyond Words” which is an informal gathering of writers of all genres and levels. “Bring writing to share or just come and listen,” reads the notice.

If jazz is your thang, tonight’s your night. Ella’s has Wednesday Jazz with the Claudia Burson Trio and
there’s a UA Jazz Ensembles Concert at the University of Arkansas Union Theater at 7:30 p.m. I’m pretty sure both events are free and open to the publics.

If you like either form of “B-ball”, boy are you in for a treat. There’s both a baseball and basketball game today. The Diamond Hogs take on Valparaiso at 3pm (Baum Stadium) and The Courtney Fortsons are playing their last home game against Ole Miss at 7pm (Bud Walton Arena).

In other Diamond Hog news, if anyone cares, I have a cat named Cindy Crawford who was found in the Razorback baseball field dugout by Coach Van Horn. He took the litter to a local vet clinic and they found homes for the (once) feral cats. She’s a good cat. Thanks, Coach.