Weekend: Nov. 13, 14, 15

This weekend marks the last home football game weekend in Fayetteville, which means that if you like partying with the thousands of folks from all over the state that come in for the games, this is your last chance to go really crazy.

If you don’t like all the traffic and Razorback flags, and out-of-towners associated with home football games, then you also have cause to celebrate this weekend, since it’s the last one. But you’ll have to celebrate with the people that you don’t like, because they will be everywhere. That’s gonna be awkward for you. Sorry.

Tonight’s, biggest show is at George’s Majestic Lounge. Springfield’s Big Smith will be playing two shows – an early one for happy hour at 6:00 pm and a later show at 10:00. Big Smith shows in Fayetteville sell out, just so you know.

Friday night is a music night at Greenhouse Grille where they’ll have tunes during dinner with The Phosphenes. Because these Greenhouse Grille dinner shows exist, you could, in theory, see three shows in one night – one for happy hour, one during dinner, and one afterwards somewhere – which is pretty awesome when you think about it.

If you’ve never seen The OneUps, you can check them out at Smoke and Barrel this evening. The OneUps play jazz-style video game music and are arguably Fayetteville’s most famous band outside of Fayetteville.

Arts Live will be performing “The Hobbit” this weekend, with shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the UARK Bowl. Arts Live is a children’s theatre company and watching them perform this J.R.R. Tolkein classic has the potential to be unbelievably cute.

You could also check out the University of Arkansas Theatre production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible this weekend on campus, with shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Also, the Razorback basketball team will be hooping it up tonight against Alcorn State at Bud Walton Arena at 7:05 pm. Due to a whole bunch of suspensions, the Hogs will only have eight players in uniform. It might be brutal.

Tomorrow, you could go to a writing workshop with June Jefferson at Nightbird Books at 10:00 am.

If you like poetry, maybe you should check out The Burning Chair Readings at 4 Square Fine Art Gallery tomorrow night at 7:00 pm, where poets Susan Briante, Kate Greenstreet, and Farid Matuk will read from their work.

There’s an interesting-sounding show at Walton Arts Center tomorrow night called “American Revival: Celebrating the New Stars of American Roots Music.” The three bands performing are The Dixie Bee-Liners, Sierra Hull, and Uncle Earl. Sounds pretty awesome.

There’s a funky show at Rogue Pizza Company on Saturday with 1 oz. Jig. Has anyone tried Rogue Pizza Company’s pizza?*

Is Sunday the new Saturday? There’s a lot happening on Sunday lately in Fayetteville.

Get a morning music fix at Greeenhouse Grille with Dave Malm, or at Common Grounds with Big Bad Gina.

Smoke and Barrel Tavern is having another Sunday movie night this week with Patrick Swayze movies Roadhouse and Too Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. If Patrick was still alive, this would be ironic. Since he passed away recently, it is something else. Nevertheless, it sounds like a good time.

That’s what we’d do. What are you guys doing this weekend?

Friday, November 13
Grub’s: Benjamin Del Shreve, Apartment 5 
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Wes Hart Band (Wes & Karl) 
Ella’s: Raja 
Bordino’s: Dick Johnson 
Maxine’s: Scott & Russ 
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Tiffany Christopher 
Rogue: 1 oz. Jig 
George’s: Big Smith 
GoodFolk: Steve Smith, Chris Sanders 
Greenhouse Grille: Phosphenes 
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The OneUps 
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Robert Kain Trumpet Recital 7:30 pm
Teatro Scarpino: Adele & The Matts 
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Arts Live! presents “The Hobbit” 
University Theatre: University Theatre Presents: The Crucible 8 pm
Saturday, November 14
Grub’s: Boom Kinetic 
Bordino’s: Reggae w/ DJ HOD-I 
On The Rocks: Wes Hart Band (Wes & Karl) 
Four Square Fine Art Gallery: The Burning Chair Readings 7 pm
Speakeasy: DJ Greg 
Jose’s: Robert Hatfield & John D. Levan 
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Kory Montgomery 
George’s: Hardaway & the Commoners, Ultra Suede, Apartment 5 
Nightbird Books: Writing Workshop w/ June Jefferson 10 am
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Zach Bramhall 
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Kalyn Cavalier Clarinet Recital 7:30 pm
Soul: Claudia Burson Trio w/ Walter Savage 8 pm
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Arts Live! presents “The Hobbit” 
Walton Arts Center: Tomie dePaola’s Strega Nona: The Musical 11 am
Walton Arts Center: American Revival: Celebrating the New Stars of American Roots Music 8 pm
Teatro Scarpino: The Bella Vista Big Band 8:30 pm
University Theatre: University Theatre Presents: The Crucible 8 pm
Sunday, November 15
Common Grounds: Big Bad Gina, DJ SoulFree 
21st Amendment: Keith Nicholson 
George’s: Cletus Got Shot 
Greenhouse Grille: Dave Malm 
Nightbird Books: Howl – Women’s Open Mic 6:30 pm
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Patrick Swayze Movie Night: Roadhouse, Too Wong Foo… 
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Maja Sevo Voice Recital 7 pm
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Arts Live! presents “The Hobbit” 
Seventh-Day Adventist Church: Raw Food Class 4 pm , free, 479-200-4236
University Theatre: University Theatre Presents: The Crucible 2 pm

*The 1oz Jig show above was originally listed on Friday, Nov 13. It’s on Saturday the 14th instead.