Thursday To-do: March 18

After last night’s public meeting, it appears as though you’ve got about four or five months left to park in the Dickson Street Entertainment District without coughing over some change.

The good news, however, is that it doesn’t look like it’s going to be very expensive. City staff says that there will most likely be a $5 cap. In other words, a Hendrick’s and tonic will cost more than the price of an all-night parking spot. Mmm. Now I’m thirsty.

Tonight’s pretty action-packed.

Smoke & Barrel has SXSW-bound The Brothers Lazaroff and locals The Phosphenes. Should be fun.

At Scarpino’s, there’s a Johnny Cash tribute show with Jeff Kearney, Zac Scott, and Jovan Arellano. There’s a $6 cover and things should get started around 8 p.m. “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll dance, and we’ll all party like it’s 1968 at Folsom Prison!” says Arellano.

Over at UARK Ballroom, Effron White’s in-the-round Songs in the ‘Ville series continues with two Oklahoma songwriters, Don White (Tulsa) and Greg Jacobs (Checotah). This month’s “Local Yokel” is Darren Ray.

Here’s a couple of things that have already gotten a mention here on the Flyer this week: Chuck Meré will debut his new movie “Quitting” tonight at the Union Theater. Also, legendary poet Miller Williams will read selections from his 1999 book “Some Jazz a While” with accompaniment by renowned musicians Walter Savage Trio at Walton Arts Center.

Here’s more:

Thursday, March 18, 2010
Pesto Cafe: Kevin Bennoch
East Square Plaza: Geoff and Harmonia
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Songs in the ‘Ville
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Russ Hutchinson
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Jennifer Dolkos Flute Recital
Walton Arts Center: Some jazz a while… Miller Williams, Walter Savage Trio
UA Student Union: Quitting – movie premiere
Teatro Scarpino: Johnny Cash Tribute w/ Jovan Arellano, Jeff Kearney, Zac Scott
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Phosphenes / The Brothers Lazaroff
George’s: Kevin Fowler
Rogue: DJ Battle