It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to throw on the Footloose soundtrack, put on your dancin’ pants and your new Queensryche t-shirt and get weird, Fayetteville.
Getting weird has varying levels depending on the person. On “get weird” nights, I’ve been known to get up in the middle of the night, sleepwalk to the couch, and put on a pair of my wife’s dress pants.
More than once, I’ve mistaken the closet for the bathroom. Gross.
The weather is gonna be perfect, there’s plenty of cool stuff going on, and it’s pretty much the perfect weekend to get weird as far as we’re concerned. Do it.
Here’s a song from the Footloose soundtrack to get you in the mood.
Got it going? Feeling the beat? Good. Here’s what I’d do this weekend if I were you.
Tonight, go to the AMP. Ben Folds is playing, and from everything we’ve ever heard, it’s an incredible live show complete with orchestrated sing-a-longs to some of the catchiest songs ever.
The hardest working band in town, Cletus Got Shot will be at the Smoke and Barrel tonight with Honky Suckle.
Also tonight, there’s a huge show at George’s with FOS Project, Dreamfast, Jarris, the.radio.sky, Saturate, and Spoken, and Jesus Chrysler Supercar will be at the Gypsy on College. Can we stop calling it the Gypsy on College, and just call it the Gypsy now?
Tomorrow is Saturday, and it’s also still Spring and that means you should start your day at the Farmers Market. The weather tomorrow will be perfect for it.
Then, check out the solar boat races at Lake Fayetteville.
Saturday night, don’t forget about Fayetteville Poet Alice Pettway’s reading at Nightbird Books.
That’s what we’d do. The full list of weekend activities is below, but if there’s a sweet monster truck rally, or a taco party at your house or something else that we need to know about, please feel free to share in the comments. Weekend!
Friday May 29
AMP: Ben Folds
Arsaga’s on Crossover: East of Zion
Arsaga’s on Gregg: Pink Fantastic
Boom Boom Room: People In The Paper
George’s: FOS Project, Dreamfast, Jarris, the.radio.sky, Saturate, Spoken
GoodFolk: Stephen Bennett
Gypsy on College: Jesus Chrysler Supercar
Jammin’ Java: Magic Mama
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Kevin Bennoch
Smoke & Barrel: Cletus Got Shot, Honky Suckle
Speakeasy: DJ Greg
Teatro Scarpino: DJ Adam
Walton Arts Center: RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles – 8PM, MacHomer – 8PM
Saturday May 30
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Scotty Walters
Boom Boom Room: DJ Derick
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market: On the square (7am-2pm)
George’s: Fayetteville Funk Ensemble
Gypsy on College: Genome Chomsky, Brutally Frank , Pipsqueak
Jammin’ Java: Cletus Got Shot
Nightbird Books: Alice Pettway Poetry Reading – 6pm
Smoke & Barrel: Guta
Speakeasy: DJ Greg
Walton Arts Center: RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles 2PM/8PM, MacHomer – 2PM/8PM
Sunday May 31
Common Grounds: DJ SoulFree
George’s: Kory Montgomery
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Effron White (Noon-2:00)
Walton Arts Center: RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles – 2PM/7PM, MacHomer – 2PM