To-do: Thursday 8/6

We’ve had it easy all week but everything changes this evening. With over a dozen options for entertainment (that we know of) and with some of them being fairly monumental, Fayetteville will most likely be visible from space for at least a couple of hours tonight.

The First Thursday of all First Thursdays is here. Beginning at 5pm, an art walk from ddp gallery to Fayetteville Underground will kick off the event. ddp gallery has the “start | paper” open reception tonight and Fayetteville Underground features the the work of Maggie Ivy.

First Thursday Poster

Just around the corner in front of the Town Center will be live music from Marshall Mitchell and Guta as well as some improv theatre performances. Once the sun goes down, the film “War Eagle Arkansas” will be shown on a giant screen. Bring your lawn chairs.

If you’re not into a giant block party on the square, there are plenty of live music choices tonight including Opal Fly at Smoke & Barrel and Oreo Blue at Gulley Park.

Of course, if you’re a sports fan, you’ll probably be leaving work early today to head down to the first Razorback fall football practice of the year. See you there?

Here’s a full list:

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Shakespeare in the Garden: Much Ado About Nothing – 7pm
ddp gallery: start | paper Opening reception 5-8pm
Fayetteville Downtown Square: First Thursday Artwalk, Music, Movie (War Eagle Arkansas) – 5pm
Fayetteville Farmers’ Market: On the square – 7am-2pm, Mill District – 4pm-7pm
Fayetteville Public Library: Summer Concert Series w/ Apartment 5 – 6pm
Fayetteville Underground: So Close to Farewell: Artist Reception for Maggie Ivy 5-8pm
Gulley Park: Gulley Park Summer Concert Series – Oreo Blue
Gypsy on College: WE MUST DISMANTLE ALL THIS!, Brass Knuckle Abortion
Jose’s: Big Bad Bubba
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: Eoff Brothers Band
Pesto Cafe: Kevin Bennoch
Powerhouse: LaFuSo
Smoke & Barrel: Opal Fly & The Swatters
Speakeasy: Jovan Arellano & Jake