If you stayed out late last night for the NAMA’s, and you were hoping to spend the weekend on the couch recovering by watching movies on TBS and eating leftover Peeps and Cadbury Eggs, you’re screwed buddy. Big time.
With all the stuff going on in town this weekend, you might as well get used to the idea of pushing through that hangover, or at least putting it off until Monday. This weekend is what sick days were invented for. Right?
Tonight, Big Uns will kick off the weekend at George’s. Last time I saw them at George’s for Happy Hour, there were about 500 people in that place. Crazy.
Later on, Dr. Dog will be back on the George’s stage. If you’ve never seen Dr. Dog, do yourself a favor, and see Dr. Dog. Pronto. Tony Furtado will also be at George’s tonight, and Tiffany Christopher will open that show. So much tunes.
RJ Mischo will be blowing his blues harp at the Smoke and Barrel tonight, which by the sound of it, will go pretty well with a tumbler of whiskey on the rocks.
The Trey McIntyre Project will be at the Walton Arts Center tonight as well dancing all over the place.
Tomorrow is even crazier. It all starts with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure first thing in the morning at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers. Then, you’d better book it down to the Fayetteville Farmers Market for some home-grown goodness, before zipping over to the Botanical Gardens for a plant sale starting at 9:00, and an Earth Day celebration at 10:00. Ok, I’m not sure how you’re going to do all that. Good luck.
Also tomorrow during the day is the Lake Fayetteville Outdoor Festival from 10-5. There, you’ll find guided bike rides, guided hikes, free kayaking, fishing demonstrations, Leave No Trace shore line cleanup, camp cooking, disc golf, horseshoes, group exercise classes, inflatables, kid safety with Fayetteville Police and Fire Departments, and a kid’s zone. Cletus Got Shot, Sarah Hughes and Bent Grass Green will be rocking the festival as well. Awesome.
Tomorrow night, Those Darlings (who sound really awesome by the way) will be in town at the Smoke and Barrel, and Cletus Got Shot will open that show as well. Those guys are everywhere.
If you saw Souled Out at the NAMA’s last night, and you want to see more than just a three song set, you’ll get your chance at Teatro Scarpino Saturday night.
On Sunday, you can relax for a couple hours at Smilin’ Jacks with Effron White, and the Toadies will be at George’s. Yes, those Toadies. You remember them, right? Also on the bill are People in Planes from Whales.
The full list is below. And by full, we mean insane. What are you guys doing this weekend?
Friday April 24
Arsaga’s Crossover: Chris Craig Show
Boom Boom Room: Ringo Alcoa Band
George’s: Big Uns (Happy Hour), Tiffany Christopher, Dr. Dog, Tony Furtado
Gypsy on College: Shiftpoint
ROTC: Army of Birds
Ryleigh’s: Jovan Arellano
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Kevin Bennoch
Smoke & Barrel: RJ Mischo
Speakeasy: DJ Greg
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Piano Studio Recital – Students of Jura Margulis
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Todd Snider, Cletus Got Shot
Walton Arts Center:Trey McIntyre Project
Saturday April 25
Arsaga’s Crossover: Patrick Sallings
Boom Boom Room: Revolving Doors
Botanical Gardens: 2009 Spring Plant Sale, Earth Day 2009
Cheers: The Rox, Monterey Jack, Omi Palone
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market: 7am-1pm on the Square
George’s: Boom Kinetic
Gypsy on College: Kind
Lake Fayetteville: Lake Fayetteville Outdoor Festival
PInnacle Hills Promenade: Race for the Cure
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Rachel Fields (Noon – 3pm) + Tiffany Christopher (6pm-9pm)
Smoke & Barrel: George’s Presents: Those Darlins, Cletus Got Shot
Soul: The Ben Harris Trio
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Brian Glass Trumpet Recital
Teatro Scarpino: Souled Out
Walton Arts Center: Nobodies of Comedy
Sunday April 26
George’s: The Toadies, People in Planes, Nate Hancock & the Declaration, Pope County Bootleggers
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Effron White (Noon-2pm)
Smoke & Barrel: The Mystery Train