Weekend: Sept 11, 12, 13

After a three day weekend, you think “Awesome. This week’s only got 4 days in it. This is going to be easy.”

You think, “I’ll just coast by, and before I know it, another weekend will be here. Can’t wait.”

Then, on Tuesday, you realize that what you are really doing is cramming 5 days of work into 4, and on Wednesday morning you start thinking about killing your boss. By Wednesday afternoon you begin targeting your co-workers, and by Thursday, you are considering all of the ways you could off yourself with a stapler.

And then finally Friday comes, and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and you can almost feel the icy-cold coldness of an icy-cold cold one in your hand. It is at that moment that your realize you’ve been licking the rim of your coffee cup, and freaking everybody out.

Tonight, you have too many options.

The Cate Brothers and The Nace Brothers will be at George’s and Mayor Lioneld Jordan will be on hand to declare September 11th, 2009 Cate Brothers Day in Fayetteville. Later on, there will be more brotherly action when Benjamin Del Shreve and Randall Shreve take the stage, and 15 years from today, Mayor Steveson will declare Sept 11th 2024 “Shreve Brothers Day.”

Across the street, you could check out dinner and a movie at the UARK bowl. Tonight’s movie is Casablanca, which according to the American Film Institute, is the #2 movie on the top 100 movies of all time. A three-course Moroccan cuisine prepared by Chef Lyle is for dinner.

There is an artists reception featuring the works of Nathan Beatty, Lisa Bauer and Debi Grimm at Ultra Studios tonight as well. Local musicians Dennis Collins and Emily Kaitz will be playing tunes, and there will be free food. Yeow.

Also tonight, it’s Oktoberfest (in September?) on Dickson Street. There’s some information on Oktoberfest on their website. I’m pretty sure it involves lots of beer and bratwursts, both of which are delicious.

Country Music star Travis Tritt will be playing the Walton Arts Center lot. It’s a free concert. I like free.

Or you could see one of Fayetteville’s best bands, 3 Penny Acre at Smoke and Barrel.

There are even more choices tomorrow.

The Razorbacks are off this week, so you don’t need to worry about football. Instead, go to the Farmers’ Market. It’s pretty much as awesome anyway, and if you really can’t handle a day without football, you and your friend could toss a gourd around the parking lot.

The ROX will be at Smiling Jack’s for a daytime show beginning at 1:00 pm. You can watch some rock while you eat a sandwich and call it multitasking.

After that, you could check out an afternoon performance of TheatreSquared’s “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).”

Saturday Night, there is a huge show at The AMP, with Fayetteville favorites Lucero and Cross Canadian Ragweed. Better get your tickets.

If country-rock isn’t your thing, you could check out a hip-hop show at Smoke and Barrel when Lucio Presents: Grown folks night goes down. Little Rock’s Rockst*r will be on the mic, rhyming.

Sunday night is also looking promising. Little Rock’s Damn Bullets will be at George’s for a rare Fayetteville show. If you miss this show, it’s probably because you suck.

Sarah Hughes will be at Jose’s on Sunday night, Randall Shreve will be at 21st Amendment. He’ll probably be wearing a hat.

And finally, remember that movie Breakin’ from the 80’s? That movie is awesome, and there’s a really funny part with Jean Claude Van Damme as an extra breakin’ it down in the background. I don’t know if they are showing Breakin’ or not, but they are showing breakdancing movies at Smoke and Barrel Sunday night, and you can watch the movie and eat some pizza for $5. If you don’t want any pizza, you can watch movies for free.

Sounds like a pretty sweet weekend. What are you guys gonna do?

Friday, September 11
George’s: Cate Brothers w/ Nace Brothers, Ben Del Shreve, Randall Shreve, Rockers LP’s, Lions of Hazelwood 
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Dinner and a Movie – Casablanca 
Fayetteville Town Center: Small Hands Big Dreams fundraiser 7pm
Walton Arts Center: Travis Tritt Free, 8pm, in the parking lot
Zooloo’s: Karaoke 
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: 3 Penny Acre 
Ultra Studios: End of Summer Art Reception 6pm
Jammin’ Java: Rebecca Loebe, 3 Penny Acre 
Smiling Jack’s: The Smithstonians 
Nadine Baum Studios: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 7:30pm
Louie’s Bar & Grill: Keith Nicholson 
Ella’s: Timothy Paul 
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: Eoff Brothers 
The Perk: Open mic night 
Saturday, September 12
AMP: Cross Canadian Ragweed, Lucero, Jonathon Tyler & Northern Lights 
Arsaga’s on Crossover: The Flight Brigade 
George’s: Jimmy Buffet Tribute 
Soul: Claudia Burson Trio 
Dickson Theater: Fred Eaglesmith 
Zooloo’s: Karaoke 
Smiling Jack’s: the ROX 1pm
Qdoba Mexican Grill: Ozone Players 
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Lucio Presents: Grown Folks Night w/ Rockst*r 
Fayetteville Public Library: Ozark Writers Live! 9:30am
Nadine Baum Studios: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 2pm, 7:30pm
Jammin’ Java: Bill Dollar & Loose Change 
The Perk: Jeremy Lumpkin 
Four Square Fine Art Gallery: The Burning Chair Readings 7pm
Sunday, September 13
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Cooking in the Garden Demo 
George’s: Damn Bullets – no cover 
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst 
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Movie Night: Breakdancing Flicks and Pizza $5 to eat, free to watch
Nadine Baum Studios: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 2pm
Jose’s: Sarah Hughes 
Common Grounds: DJ SoulFree, Jeff Alvine 
Fez Hookah Lounge: Jovan Arellano 
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: The Crumbs 
21st Amendment: Randall Shreve