Weekend: June 26, 27, 28

Good news everybody. It’s Friday. Better news, tomorrow’s Saturday, and the best news, next week only has four days in it, and then we get an extra day of chillin’ ’cause next weekend starts on Thursday. (For some people, anyway)

To recap, it’s weekend (awesome), four day work week (nawesome), three day weekend (bonkin’!)

Today, starting at 7:00 am through 4:30 this afternoon, you can get some delicious baked goods at Hope, Inc.. If you’re not familiar with Hope, they help people going through cancer treatments in Northwest Arkansas, and they’re just plain awesome people. Plus, who doesn’t like baked goods? Nazi’s, that’s who.

Dive in Movies start tonight at the Wilson Park Pool. Tonight’s movie is Horton Hears a Who Kung Fu Panda. Cool it. With a movie.

It’s also Pride Week in Fayetteville, and there are tons of Pride Week activities happening this weekend, starting tonight. There’s a screening of the film “For the Bible Tells Me So” at the Jones Center with a reception at 6:00, and the film starting about 7:00.

Pride week events start tomorrow with a Fun Run on the Skull Creek Trail at 8:00, a Pride Parade at 10:00, a picnic at 11:00 at Agri Park, and some movies tomorrow night at Tymythy’s Salon at 7:30. Don’t forget to take some pictures.

The Farmers Market is tomorrow too (duh). We’re planing on taking some Flyer t-shirts down to the Fayetteville Visitors Center for those of you who haven’t got one yet, and we’ll have some free stickers and buttons too. Stop by and say hello.

Also tomorrow, don’t forget that the Walton Arts Center will be having a one day 1/2 price sale on season tickets to their Broadway series.

Tunes-wise, there’s a big bluegrass show at George’s tonight with Big Smith, and Crazy Neighbor is at Smoke and Barrel.

Tomorrow night, LeAnn Rimes will be at the AMP singing some country music.

I’m also pretty pumped about the Damn Bullets and Cletus Got Shot show at Smoke and Barrel, and there’s an NWA Rollergirls benefit at the Gypsy on College with The Incurables, Hosta, David’s Pegasus, and The ROX.

There’s a big-ole list of all this stuff, plus a ton of other stuff below. What are you guys doing this weekend?

Friday June 26
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Kelsey Humphries
Arsaga’s on Gregg: Justin Brasher
George’s: Big Smith
Gypsy on College: Maud Crawford
Highlands Oncology: Homemade for HOPE NWA Bake Sale – 7am
Joe’s Bistro: Morgan and Logan of Smithstonians
Jones Center: NWA Pride “For the Bible Tells Me So” Screening, and Q&A 7pm
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Kevin Bennoch
Smoke & Barrel: Crazy Neighbor
Teatro Scarpino: KUAF Summer Jazz Concert Series
Wilson Park: Dive-In Movie – Horton Hears a Who – Sundown

Saturday June 27
AMP: LeAnn Rimes
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Kathy Cole & 4 Guys Named Moe
Arsaga’s on Gregg: Guy Ames
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market: On the square (7am-2pm)
Foghorn’s on College: Effron White
George’s: A Good Fight
Gypsy on College: NWA Rollergirls benefit w/ The Incurables, Hosta, David’s Pegasus, The ROX
Jammin’ Java: Tiffany Christopher
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: Jovan Arellano
Nightbird Books: Local Author Thea Phipps – 10:30am, Janine Parry – 6pm
Qdoba Mexican Grill: The Phosphenes
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Pope Country Bootleggers (Noon-3pm) + Big Bad Gina (6-9pm)
Smoke & Barrel: Cletus Got Shot, Damn Bullets

NWA Pride Week Events for Saturday
8am-10am – 5K FunRun, Scull Creek Trail. Registration at Walton Arts Center parking lot. Entry fee is $5 and bottled water will be provided. Register here.

10am – Pride Parade, Dickson Street (starts at East Ave.) The flagship event of Pride Week, the annual Pride Parade is a can’t-miss.

11am-1pm – Pride Picnic, Agri Park, Garland Ave., Fayetteville, AR. Featuring food, booths with local non-profits, and a live performance by Big Bad Gina. Equality t-shirts will be for sale.

7:30pm – Salon Theater, Tymythy’s Salon. Outlaugh and April’s Shower will be shown.

Sunday June 28
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market (9am-1pm)
Common Grounds: DJ SoulFree, Truth About Movie Stars
Fayetteville Public Library: Opal Fly and the Swatters – 2pm
Fez Hookah Lounge: Jovan Arellano
George’s: Tiffany Christopher
Jose’s: Isayah Warford, Kory Montgomery
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Smiling Jack’s Fresh Foods: Effron White
St. Paul’s Episcopal: German Romantic Concert – 3pm
Unitarian Universalist: NWA Pride Week Tea Dance – 1-3pm, Refreshments served and music by DJ Remix.