Weekend To-do: Feb 5, 6, 7

If I had to sum up the weather we’re experiencing in Fayetteville right now in one word or less, that word would be “gross.”

If it had to be in less than one word, I’d say “gros”, or “gro.” I hope I never have to describe the weather or anything else in less than one word. That’s ridiculous.

Weather this gross is the reason seasonal affective disorder exists. The only cures that I know of for this gray, muddy mess in Fayetteville are face-scorching guitar solos, hot dance beats, or giant mounds of chips, salsa and beer.

Luckily for all of us, there is no shortage of any of those things in Fayetteville this weekend. I think we’re going to make it.

Friday night, Cross Canadian Ragweed returns to town for the first of two shows at Georges Majestic Lounge this weekend. Zack Walther will open the show, and Oreo Blue will play happy hour from 6:00-8:00 p.m. All of these shows will contain at least three face-scorching guitar solos.

The Sugar Free Allstars also make their triumphant return to Fayettenam (their words) Friday at Smoke and Barrel. They’re from Oklahoma City, but they stop in every once in a while to make sure we’re keeping Fayetteville funky.

There’s an art show at Ultra Studios Friday night and Big Bad Gina will be playing a free show from 6-8 p.m. as well. There’s more on that show here.

Finally, Baby Armie and Rev. Stiles will present Bombay Brouhaha Friday night at Speakeasy. It’s a Bollywood-themed dance party featuring music from vintage Indian and Pakistani films as well as bhangra, Punjabi, and other music from the region. Remember those hot dance beats I told you about? More on that here.

Saturday morning, Hope Cancer Resources present their 12th annual Le Chocolate Feast at the Northwest Arkansas Mall. Over 10 local restaurants will serve various creations of chocolate. Admission is $10.

Tomorrow night, Art Amiss and KXUA will release a compilation featuring over 20 Arkansas Punk bands at Smoke and Barrel. $5 gets you a copy of the compilation, as well as admission to see The Plaid Jackets, Genome Chomsky, The Magic Hassle (featuring David Slade and Matt Quinn of American Princes), and Fire Don’t Care.

Also on Saturday, the Backwoods Betties will be taking on the Mo-Kan Roller Girls at Starlight Skatium. If you don’t have tickets, you’d better get ’em. The last bout sold out.

SARPA hosts its 5th annual fashion show “Starry Night” at the Fayetteville Town Center Saturday. Also, there are two shows at Walton Arts Center, with Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny at 11:00 a.m., and Cyro Baptista’s “Banquet of the Spirits” at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

On Sunday, there are some brunch tunes to check out with Kevin Baker at Greenhouse Grille, and DJ SoulFree at Common Grounds.

There’s some kind of big football game going on that a few of you will be watching on Sunday afternoon, and Guta is at George’s for Monster Mug Night.

More stuff is listed below and as always, if we’ve left anything out, feel free to share it in the comments. What are you doing this weekend?

Friday, Feb. 5
Jose’s: The Odds
Qdoba Mexican Grill: The Phosphones
Teatro Scarpino: DJ Omar
Arsaga’s on Crossover: The Blacktop Boys
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Dinner & Movie: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Speakeasy: Bombay Brouhaha: A Bollywood Dance Party
Rogue: Bent Grass Green – Happy Hour
Ultra Studios: Path Hennon’s Herstorical Reflection, Big Bad Gina
Grub’s: Boom! Kinetic
Boom Boom Room: Pretty Pink Boa, Well well well, Plaid Jackets
George’s: Cross Canadian Ragweed, Oreo Blue, Zack Walther
GoodFolk: Darlene
Greenhouse Grille: Adele and the Matts
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Kelly Road
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sugar Free Allstars
Saturday, Feb. 6
Qdoba Mexican Grill: Skinny Jazz Quartet
Jose’s: Jamie Wolfe
NWA Mall: Le Chocolate Feast 2010
Starlight Skatium: Roller Derby: Backwoods Betties vs. Mo-Kan Roller Girlz
Fayetteville Town Center: Starry Night: 5th Annual SARPA Fashion Show
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Arkansas Punk! CD release
Rogue: 1 oz.Jig
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Buddy Shute
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Garden Cleanup
Boom Boom Room: People in the Paper
George’s: Cross Canadian Ragweed, Zack Walther
Greenhouse Grille: Jed Clampit
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Wes Hart & Karl
Teatro Scarpino: RJ Mischo, Pat Bryant
Walton Arts Center: Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
Walton Arts Center: Cyro Baptista’s “Banquet of the Spirits”
Sunday, Feb. 7
Common Grounds: DJ SoulFree, Jones & Leah
George’s: Guta
Greenhouse Grille: Kevin Baker
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Paige Grilliot Voice Recital
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst