Weekend May 1, 2, 3 UPDATED

Every Thursday night, I get out the old lappy-toppy (that’s what I call it), put it on my old lappy (that’s what I call it) and I head over to the Flyer events calendar, check out what’s going on in town, and a write a little ditty up about it. It’s called the weekend post. You’re reading one.

And almost every week I say something like, “whoa there’s tons going on this weekend” and then I do a weird dance with my hips like this (dancing), and then I slam a Papst, and then I put on a duck hat, and chase my dogs around the house.

But to this point, it’s all been a lie. Because compared to this weekend, there has never been a weekend where there was a lot going on. Not even close. It just seemed like a lot. Until now.

For starters, it’s Springfest on Friday and Saturday. Here’s the info we have on what’s going on there.

NOTE: Status updates on some of the outdoor activities scheduled this weekend are here.

The Amp opens it’s season on Friday night with Cake at 7:30. Some of you won tickets. Great job!

There are two notable reunion shows on Friday as well, as the Flipoff Pirates make their return at the Smoke and Barrel, and Six Hung Sprung will be at George’s with Dreamfast, Jarris, and the Plaid Jackets. Fayetteville legends the Nace Brothers will be bluesing it up at Happy Hour at George’s as well.

There’s also a huge metal show at the Gypsy with Anal Cunt, Strong Intention, Anomaly, Human, and Wake.

The 8th ranked Razorback baseball team will take on 5th ranked LSU in an important SEC matchup at Baum Stadium as well.

Geez. And that’s just Friday Night.

My day Saturday is starting early with the Battle for Hope at Tiger Stadium in Bentonville. I’ll be running in the first ever Fresh Express 50, which as far as I know, is the first ever charitable 50 yard dash, and also the most awesome fundraising run I’ve ever heard of.

The Dogwood Walk will be going down at Gulley Park, with registration starting at 9:00, and the actual dog walking starting around 11:00. Show up, and give your dog some of thesePostponed to May 16th

There’s also Springfest all day on Saturday on Dickson, the Farmers Market on the Square, Family Field Day at the AMP, a Lake Fayetteville Cleanup(cancelled) , more Razorback Baseball at Baum, a Safety Matters Youth Run at the Mall, and a Kite Festival at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Whoa.

Saturday Night, the Arkansas Killbillies take on the Fort Wayne Derby Girls in Roller Derby action at Roller City in Springdale. I don’t know if the Fort Wayne Derby Girls are any good, but the “Arkansas Killbillies” is an infinitely cooler name than “Fort Wayne Derby Girls.” Lame.

There’s also a benefit for the NWA Equality Center w/ David’s Pegasus, Toula, and Real Live Tigers at the Smoke and Barrel. Hosta has also been added to the show, according to Roger. Thanks Roger.

On Sunday, don’t leave your house. You’ve earned it.

Or, you can keep it going with the list of even more stuff going on Sunday. Ah, screw it. Keep it going. What are you guys doing this weekend?

Friday May 1
AMP: Cake
Arsaga’s Crossover: Deviator
Arsaga’s Gregg: Jovan Arellano, Killer Addiction
Baum Stadium: Arkansas vs. LSU
Boom Boom Room: Five by Five
Dickson Street: Springfest
George’s: Nace Brothers, Lafuso, Six Hung Sprung, Plaid Jackets, Jarris, Dreamfast, Dirty Grass
Gypsy on College: Anal Cunt, Strong Intention, Anomaly, Human, Wake
Jammin’ Java: Brandon White
ROTC: On The Run
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Mike & Maliah
Smoke & Barrel: Flipoff Pirates
Soul: Old 78s
Speakeasy: DJ Greg
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall: U of A’s La soirée de l’Année
Teatro Scarpino: Adam Richardson
Walton Arts Center: TheatreSquared’s “Drawer Boy”

Saturday May 2
AMP: Family Field Day w/ Trout Fishing in America and Jed Clampit
Arsaga’s Gregg: Part of the Plan
Baum Stadium: Arkansas vs. LSU
Boom Boom Room: Toast To The Blind
Dickson Street: Springfest
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market: On the Square (7am-1pm)
George’s: Ultra Suede, Leah & the Mojo Docters
Gulley Park: 17th Annual Humane Society of the Ozarks Dogwood Walk
Lake Fayetteville: Lake Fayetteville Clean-up 9am-Noon
The New School: La Fiesta 7-11pm
Nightbird Books: Solar Power Struggle
Northwest Arkansas Mall: Safety Matters Youth Run
Roller City: NWA Rollergirls – Derby is a Skate of Mind
Ryleigh’s: Toast To The Blind
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Foxy (Noon-2:00), Jeff Kearny (2:00-4:00), The Smithstonians (6:00-9:00)
Smoke & Barrel: NWA Equality Benefit w/ David’s Pegasus, Toula, Real Live Tigers
Soul: Jazz w/ The Walter Savage Trio
Speakeasy: DJ Greg
Walton Arts Center: The Williams Center Presents “Just Dance”, TheatreSquared’s “Drawer Boy”
Walton Arts Center Rose Garden: OMNI Farm to Table: A Sustainable Food Celebration

Sunday May 3
Baum Stadium: Arkansas vs. LSU 1:05pm
Common Grounds: Jeff Fox, Keith Nicholson
George’s: Sarah Hughes
Gypsy on College: Jammin Karaoke 80’s Karaoke Night
Jose’s: Kory Montgomery Band, Isayah Warford
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Emily Kaitz (Noon-2:00)
Smoke & Barrel: Jeff Kearny “Kearntet”
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall: U of A’s Concert of German Music 3pm
Walton Arts Center: TheatreSquared’s “Drawer Boy”