Weekend: Sept 4, 5, 6

Wanna know why this weekend is gonna rule? Because not only is the weather pretty perfect right now, there’s a ton going on in town, and the Razorbacks are returning to football action in Little Rock. But the main reason this weekend is gonna rule is because it has three days in it.

High five?

Tonight, Theatre Squared opens their 2009 season with the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at the Star Theatre inside Nadine Baum Studios. If you’re under 30, you can get a ticket for $10.

Also tonight, Ghostland Observatory will be at The AMP. Booties will be shaking.

Fayetteville’s hardest working band, Cletus Got Shot is at the Smoke and Barrel tonight. They will be awesome, and the show will be free.

Or you could check out the new-ish songwriters in the round experiment, “Songs in the ‘Ville” at the UARK Bowl. This time, Effron White, Emily Kaitz, Claudia Nygaard (Nashville) and Lisa Markley & Bruce Balmer (Dallas) will be doing the storytelling. Admission to “Songs in the ‘Ville” is also free.

Midnight Madness is going down at the Washington County Fair from 12:00 – 3:00 am if that’s your thing. Ride some spinny rides.

Tomorrow, there’s a huge party on the Fayetteville square beginning at 7:00 am. It’s called the Farmers Market. Get into it.

After that, the freakin’ Razorbacks are back! The game is at 6:00 in Little Rock, and it’s on Pay Per View. We know that LIT and 21st Amendment will have the game, and so will lots of your friends. Speaking of, have you predicted the score yet?

After that, I’d head to the Smoke and Barrel for Hosta, the Family Dogs, and Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

On Sunday, you could check out Me & Owen at Powerhouse Seafood’s Party on the Patio. If it isn’t raining, the weather will be awesome for some patio tunes. Plus, Monday is Labor Day, so you can chill.

There’s lots more happening. What are you guys doing this weekend?

Friday, September 4
Ella’s: Timothy Paul 
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Cletus Got Shot 
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Leaky Diamond 
AMP: Ghostland Observatory 
George’s: Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Jed Clampit, Mo Brothers, Sarah Hughes 
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Songs in the ‘Ville w/ Effron White 
ROTC: Army of Byrds 
Louie’s Bar & Grill: Jovan Arellano 
Wasabi: Parade of Fools 
Washington County Fairgrounds: Washington County Fair 
Saturday, September 5
Qdoba Mexican Grill: Effron & The Sticker Freaks 
Jammin’ Java: Off the Wall 
Louie’s Bar & Grill: Eoff Bros Band 
Mt. Sequoyah: Live jazz 7pm
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Jr. Soapbox 
AMP: Collin Raye and Restless Heart Free concert
George’s: Anomaly, Chemical Discipline, 90lb Wrench, Calling Tokyo, SilverStone, Wrought 
Teatro Scarpino: DJ Neo Victoria 
Walton Arts Center: Charlie Hunter Duo 8pm, 10pm
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Hosta, Family Dogs, Ctrl+Alt+Delete 
Washington County Fairgrounds: Washington County Fair 
Sunday, September 6
Fez Hookah Lounge: Jovan Arellano 
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: The Crumbs 
Jose’s: Isayah Warford, Kory Montgomery 
Nightbird Books: Omni Center Open Mic Night 7pm
Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes 
Powerhouse: Me & Owen 
George’s: Monster Mug Night – Mountain Sprout 
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst