Weekend: Dec 11, 12, 13

It’s Friday, thank God. And even though it’s pretty freakin’ cold out there and it isn’t snowing (which is lame), it’s still Friday, and it’s December, which means it’s time to put on your red hat with the snowman on it, and your snowman sweater with your red snowman boots, and your santa gloves, and hit the town tonight.

Because, cold or not, it’s the weekend, and if you miss your opportunity to get weird out on the town over the next couple days, you are going to regret it for at least five days next week while you’re toiling away at work typing memos and checking emails or whatever lame crap you have to do at work.

And don’t tell me you don’t have snowman boots. I’ve seen them.

Tonight, how about a Christmas show?

TheatreSquared presents the world premier of Bob Ford’s original ‘Twas the Night, playing at the Star Theatre inside Nadine Baum Studios. We talked to Bob about that earlier this week.

You could also check out Ceramic Cow’s “A Dupont Trash Christmas,” playing at the UARK Bowl all weekend.

If you’re a fan of The Rat Pack, you could head over to the Walton Arts Center for The Rat Pack is Back for the Holidays. It’s not the real pack, but it’s as close as you’re gonna get.

After a Christmas show, you should check out some tunes.

1 oz. Jig is at Smoke and Barrel Tavern tonight, getting funky.

The Smithstonians will be at Boom Boom Room with Ringo Alcoa, while Bent Grass Green is at Rogue.

The OMNI Center’s Carbon Caps Task Force and 1Sky Arkansas will hold a climate change candle light vigil on the Fayetteville Square in front of the (frozen?) Peace Fountain at 7 pm. The vigil is part of a worldwide effort to seek commitments by the developed world to cut their carbon emissions.

Tomorrow, you could see whichever Christmas show you missed on Friday.

After that, Smoke and Barrel Tavern is turning a year old and they are celebrating with two of my favorite Fayetteville bands, Cletus Got Shot and Where’s Lawrence? Cletus Got Shot just got nominated for an Independent Music Award. Where’s Lawrence? released a record recently that is still blowing my mind. Should be bitching.

George’s has a big show with a bunch of local bands tomorrow night including Well Well Well, Fade 2 Fall, Calling Tokyo, Affectus, Anomaly, and After The Scars.

On Sunday, brunch shows are now a common occurrence in Fayetteville, which is awesome.

Greenhouse Grille has Raja, Emelia’s Kitchen has Drew Packard and Garret Jones, and Common Grounds has Tiffany Christopher, all served with eggs and bacon.

There’s a handbell concert at the Fayetteville Public Library at 3 pm, and Scott Leeper will be at George’s for Monster Mug Night.

There’s a lot more stuff below. What are you guys doing this weekend?

Friday, December 11
Boom Boom Room: Smithsonians, Ringo Alcoa 
George’s: Lafuso, Ultra Suede, Mountain Sprout 
GoodFolk: Nedski & Mojo 
Greenhouse Grille: Rogers Jazz Society 
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Nate Hancock 
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: 1 Oz. Jig 
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Ceramic Cow’s A Dupont White Trash Christmas 
Walton Arts Center: The Rat Pack is Back for the Holidays 8 pm
Ella’s: Matt Smith 
Rogue: Bent Grass Green 
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: Claudia Burson Trio 
Nadine Baum Studios: Twas the Night presented by TheatreSquared 7:30 pm
Ultra Studios: Ultra Studios Exclusive Holiday Shopping Event 
Fayetteville Square: Climate Change Candle Light Vigil 7 pm (more)
Saturday, December 12
George’s: Well Well Well, Fade 2 Fall, Calling Tokyo, Affectus, Anomaly, After The Scars 
GoodFolk: Outside The Lines 
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Will Brand 
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: One Year Anniversary w/ Where’s Lawrence?, Cletus Got Shot 
Teatro Scarpino: Vessels of Wrath 
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Ceramic Cow Christmas Show 
Walton Arts Center: The Rat Pack is Back for the Holidays 2 pm, 8 pm
Grub’s: Andy Frasco 
Soul: Live jazz 
Fayetteville Public Library: Author Mitchell Gold speaks 11 am (more)
Fayetteville Public Library: Book signing with Susan Culp 11 am
Cheers: Maud Crawford 
Nadine Baum Studios: Twas the Night presented by TheatreSquared 2 pm, 7:30 pm
Ella’s: Raja 
Sunday, December 13
George’s: Scott Leeper of Ben Miller Band 
Greenhouse Grille: RAJA 
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Keith Nicholson 
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: ‘An International Christmas Concert’ 8 pm
Walton Arts Center: The Rat Pack is Back for the Holidays 2 pm, 7 pm
Emelia’s Kitchen: Drew Packard and Garrett Jones 
Fayetteville Public Library: Ozark Bronze Handbell Ensemble 3 pm
Common Grounds: Tiffany Christopher 11 am
On The Rocks: Jody’s Living Room open mic night 
Nadine Baum Studios: Twas the Night presented by TheatreSquared 2 pm

Photo By Jenn Collins