Weekend To-do: March 5-7

Jesus Chrysler Supercar. Besides being an awesome band name (What happened to those guys? We haven’t seen them on the calendar lately), the expression also works as a great exclamation.

For instance, “Jesus Chrysler Supercar, it’s been a weird week,” or “Jesus Chrysler Supercar, I thought we moved away from the reptile museum.”

Today, it’s best used to describe the relief felt by the fact that it’s Friday. “Jesus Chrysler Supercar. Weekend.”

Today from 1 – 3:00 p.m., Nolan Richardson will be signing copies of his new biography at Barnes and Noble. Man, I miss that guy.

Friday night, there are plenty of tunes. Shannon Wurst will release her new solo record “What’s More Honest Than A Song?” at Smoke and Barrel. Wurst will perform songs from the new record, backed by a full band, and The Swamp Family Band will open the show.

The Goddess Festival continues Friday night at East Square Plaza with a women’s songwriter circle featuring Tiffany Christopher, Jori Costello, Darlene, Emily Kaitz, and Candy Lee.

George’s has basically two shows tonight, with Earl & Them and FOS Project for happy hour, and Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights, Hwy 5 and Ben Miller Band late night.

Saturday morning, the first of the two streamside protection workshops we told you about will be held at 10 a.m. inside room 111 of City Hall.

There’s also a seminar on homegrown, organic veggie gardening at the Botanical Gardens, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Saturday night, the big show is at George’s when Mix Master Mike comes to town. A who’s-who of our local DJs are opening the show, with Bizar featuring Lucio, Merl, Beat Bachs, and Tanner Beam and others also performing. There will be dancing.

Also Saturday Night, the Memphis Pencils, Where’s Lawrence? and Jacob Enwood are playing at Smoke & Barrel as a benefit for Not For Sale, an organization working to end slavery and human trafficking.

The Goddess Festival continues on Saturday with a whole day’s worth of events scheduled at East Square Plaza.

On Sunday, the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks hosts the Highway 71 Classic, a 75-mile ride from Fayetteville to Mountainberg, and a 36-mile ride to Brentwood. It starts at 8:00 a.m. just south of the Greenhouse Grille parking lot.

Sunday night, George Thorogood and The Destroyers are at the Walton Arts Center.

Also on Sunday, Smoke and Barrel hosts another movie night with Mystery Science Theatre 3000.

There’s way more below. What are you guys doing this weekend?

Friday, March 5

Fayetteville Public Library: Crimes and Clues Book Club Reads Cotterill
Church at Arkansas: 40/25 Healthcare Lunch
Barnes & Noble: Book Signing with Coach Nolan Richardson
Fayetteville Town Center: 24th Annual Conservation Banquet & Auction
Ella’s: Lorrie Morris
George’s: Earl & Them / FOS PRoject / Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights / Hwy 5 / Ben Miller Band
Greenhouse Grille: Mike Bewley
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Maud Crawford
East Square Plaza: Goddess Festival: Women’s Songwriter Circle
Willy D’s: Sarah Silva
Teatro Scarpino: Bella Vista Big Band
Walton Arts Center: ZUM: An exciting fusion of Argentinean Tango and Gypsy Jazz
GoodFolk: Dana Cooper
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Shannon Wurst / Swamp Family Band
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Ryan Enis
Boom Boom Room: Friday Maybe Saturday / Well, Well, Well, / Lain Berlin
Saturday, March 6
East Square Plaza: Goddess Festival: Misc Events
Fayetteville City Hall: Streamside Protection Education and Input
Fayetteville Public Library: Genealogy Workshop
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Organic Veggie Gardening for Beginners
Clinton House Museum: Clinton House Museum Tour
OMNI Center: Introduction to Timebanking Presentation
Bud Walton Arena: Arkansas Men’s Basketball vs. Ole Miss
Ella’s: Matt Smith
Jose’s: Boston Mountain Playboys
Teatro Scarpino: Bill Dollar and Loose Change
Rogue: Kahula Gypsy Band
Boom Boom Room: The Forever Years / Underclaire
George’s: Mix Master Mike
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Not for Sale benefit: Memphis Pencils / Where’s Lawrence / Jacob Enwood
Sunday, March 7
East Square Plaza: Goddess Festival: Misc Events
Greenhouse Grille: Highway 71 Classic
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Garden Walk
Central United Methodist Church: Singing Men of Arkansas
Nightbird Books: The Raptors: Hawks and Owls of Arkansas
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Jenkins and Miles Ralston
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Movie Night – Mystery Science Theatre 3000!
Walton Arts Center: George Thorogood and The Destroyers / Moreland & Arbuckle
Common Grounds: Jeff Metil
George’s: Fayetteville Funk Ensemble