Weekend May 8, 9, 10

Do you want the good news, the bad news, or the neutral news first?

Let’s get the bad news over with. It’s Friday, and lately that means for the next three days in Fayetteville, it’s going to rain. Nawesome.

The good news is also that it’s Friday, so you don’t have to go to work tomorrow. In other good news news, cheese dip is delicious.

The neutral news is just a list of words, so it’s not even really news. Hat. Feet. Frog. Carpet. Dong.

As far as the weekend goes, there’s plenty of that to go around as well.

First and foremost, it’s Mother’s day weekend. You’ve got until Sunday to get something for your Mom. Here’s a recommendation: the Farmer’s Market is a Flower Market on Saturday. Get your mom some flowers and support local farmers at the same time. Win!

I’ll also be trying to get to the Smithstonians show at Smiling Jacks, and to the Boom Boom Room to see Charliehorse tonight.

Tomorrow, Mayor Jordan will be making another proclamation at the Town Center at 10:00 am. Hint; this one has to do with bikes.

Also tomorrow night, Paul Glover, the founder of the local currency model “the Ithaca Hours” will be speaking at the Unitarian Church just off Cleveland St. If this sounds familiar to you, you may have read about it here.

Washington Elementary will be having a tour of homes tomorrow if you like home-touring.

It’s also University of Arkansas Graduation weekend, which means all the restaurants in the vicinity of the University are gonna be super crowded. Just a warning.

The Joe Martin Stage Race is happening in town all weekend, which should explain all those bikes that are all over the place.

Tunes-wise tomorrow night, we’ll probably try to head to the Smoke and Barrel for Grown Folks Night with Little Rock’s Epiphany and Gina Gee.

The full list is below. What are you guys doing this weekend?

Friday May 8
Arsaga’s Crossover: Adam Campbell Art Reception 6pm, Reese Neil 9pm
Boom Boom Room: Charliehorse / Mama Sweet
Fayetteville High School Theatre: Alice in Wonderland – 7pm
George’s: The Bel Airs 6pm, Nick Moss 7pm, Mike Dillon’s Go Go Jungle 10pm
GoodFolk: Alan Munde Gazette
Jammin’ Java: Jared & Mustin
Qdoba: Jovan Arrelano
ROTC: Cletus Got Shot
Savor: Jazz w/ Andrew Sieff Group
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: The Smithstonians
Smoke & Barrel: Sarah Hughes
Speakeasy: DJ Greg
Teatro Scarpino: Lonnie Easter
Walton Arts Center: Ark Philharmonic’s American Journey 7:30pm, TheatreSquared’s Drawer Boy 8pm

Saturday May 9
Arsaga’s Crossover: Emily Kaitz
Arsaga’s Gregg: Cletus Got Shot
Boom Boom Room: Jeff Kearney
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market: On the Square (7am-1pm)
Fayetteville High School Theatre: Alice in Wonderland – 2pm, 7pm
Fayetteville Public Library: Shannon Wurst 10:30am
Fayetteville Town Center: 2009 Bike Commute Challenge w/ speaker Mayor Lioneld Jordan 10am
George’s: The Poggs, Very Special Guests
Jammin’ Java: Bill Dollar & Loose Change
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Rachel Fields (Noon-3:00)
Smoke & Barrel: Lucio Presents: Grown Folks Night with Epiphany and Gina Gee
St. Paul’s: Earth School Fundraiser
Teatro Scarpino: The OneUps
Unitarian Fellowship: OMNI Center Vegetarian potluck hosts Paul Glover, founder of Ithaca Hours
Walton Arts Center: TheatreSquared’s Drawer Boy 8pm, Jason Robinson 8pm
Washington Elementary: Tour of Homes

Sunday May 10
Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes, DJ SoulFree
Fayetteville High School Theatre: Alice in Wonderland – 2pm
George’s: Cletus Got Shot
Gypsy on College: Jammin 80’s Karaoke Night
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: The Hogeye Ramblers (Noon-3:00)
Smoke and Barrel Tavern: Mystery Train
United Campus Ministry: Omni Free Film Night: Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause
Walton Arts Center: TheatreSquared’s Drawer Boy 2pm