Weekend To-do: March 19-21

It’s the middle of March, which as far as I’m concerned is one of the best times of the whole year. Why? There are about 1,000 things to distract you from getting any work done, which sure makes the day go by a lot faster.

Today, for instance, if you’re even at work, you are likely doing one of the following things:

  1. Checking NCAA tourney scores / checking your bracket / watching basketball games online at your desk.
  2. Checking weather.com over and over to try to figure out if we are seriously going to get snow this weekend after it’s been over 70 degrees this week.
  3. Planning activities for your vacation next week. Spring Break! Party! Woo hoo! Yeow!

If you’re not doing those things, you’re probably just looking for some stuff to do in Fayetteville this weekend.

Good news. Here are some things to choose from.

Friday, there’s a big fashion show at Teatro Scarpino. It’s called Urban Fashion in America, and features a bunch of models showcasing the best in Japanese street fashion, punk, 80s/retro, DIY, goth, indie, industrial, “scene”, glamrock, rockabilly, “rocked out” swimwear, steampunk, pin-up, burlesque, high-fashion, couture, and more from local fashion designers Laura Madison and Jerry Coleman, six west coast designers, and four DJ’s.

If that’s not your scene, Still on the Hill and 3 Penny Acre are at Greenhouse Grille from 6-9 p.m.

George’s has Bill Dollar & Loose Change and Full House for happy hour. Speakeasy (Springfield, MO) and local dudes Charliehorse are playing late night.

On Saturday night, Brooklyn New York’s Spirit Family Reunion is at Smoke and Barrel. If you like Billy Bragg & Wilco’s album of Woody Guthrie songs Mermaid Avenue, Spirit Family Reunion will freak you the freak out. Check it.

Also Saturday night, Phunbags Comedy Improv is at the UARK Bowl, if you feel like laughing.

Three-time National Flatpicking Championships winner Steve Kaufman is at the Goodfolk house Saturday.

Sunday night is looking good this week especially if you’ve got next week off for spring break.

There’s a screening of the new White Stripes documentary at Greenhouse Grille. Here’s more info on that.

George’s has another band that will be at Wakarusa this year, Trampled by Turtles, in the garden Sunday night.

Also on Sunday night, there’s stand-up comedy (we don’t get a lot of that around here) at the UARK Bowl with Costaki Economopoulos (of Bob & Tom show fame).

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

Friday, March 19
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Xavier Moore Voice Recital
Ella’s: Lorrie Morris
George’s: Full House / Bill Dollar & Loose Change / Speakeasy / Charliehorse
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jamie Wolfe
Greenhouse Grille: Still on the Hill / 3 Penny Acre
Sunrise Cafe: Rollo Tumasi / What Army
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Justin Schilb Violin Recital
UA Old Main / Giffels Auditorium: Kevin Graber Euphonium Recital
Teatro Scarpino: Urban Fashion in America
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Matt Smith
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Rachel Billingsley
Boom Boom Room: The Plaid Jackets
Sat, March 20
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Jesse Austin Percussion Recital
Ella’s: William Reyes
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Wes Hart
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Phunbags Comedy Improv
GoodFolk: Steve Kaufman
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Spirit Family Reunion
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Bill Justice
George’s: SilverStone / Signum AD
Boom Boom Room: Hex
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Lance Grigsby Trombone Recital
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Costaki Economopoulos
Greenhouse Grille: Miles Ralston, White Stripes DVD screening
George’s: Beans and Cornbread / Trampled by Turtles
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Michael Olefsky Trombone Recital