Tuesday To-do: March 30

Talk about dominating the news. Not only is Apple releasing its iPad this weekend, a product in a category of gadgets that Wired says will change the world, but now we’re hearing from The Wall Street Journal that two new iPhones are set to be released this year. One is an updated version of what AT&T customers already have and the other is a CDMA version. In case the letters “CDMA” don’t mean anything to you, here’s a few words that might: Sprint. Verizon. Nextel.

Enough tech talk. (I got a new laptop yesterday so I’m in the mood. Deal.)

For anyone who hasn’t checked out the McLeod Burson Quartet at Scarpino’s, maybe tonight’s the night to give it a shot. The group is made up of the Claudia Burson Trio (Claudia Burson, Drew Packard, Steve Wilkes) and is fronted by Nathan McCleod. As Wilkes put it on Facebook recently, this is jazz.

The Walton Arts Center begins a six-day run of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific this evening at 7 p.m. Seats are still available on all but the first two rows. One of our sponsors, Emelia’s Kitchen, is experimenting with some new cocktails this week including a “Sex on the Pacific Beach” in honor of the performance.

Switchfoot is at George’s tonight which, in my opinion, is a bit of a step up from playing on Leno a couple of weeks ago. Sorry, I’m Team CoCo. Randall Shreve opens the 18+ show. Tickets=$25.

Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, will be speaking on the UA campus (5th Floor Ballroom) about why ending marijuana prohibition is good for you. If you can’t make it, DGold will be interviewing St. Pierre around 8:30 p.m. on his KXUA 88.3FM radio show, Honest Tunes, along with an “all-hempilation” mix of music from Tea Leaf Green, Vic Chesnutt, Widespread Panic, Bob Marley, Papa Grows Funk, Gov’t Mule, STS9, Medeski Martin & Wood, and more.

What else? This else:

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jeff Fox
Fayetteville Public Library: “How to nominate a property to the National Register of Historic Places”
Baum Stadium: Arkansas Baseball vs. Centenary
Nightbird Books: Ozark Poets and Writers Collective
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Woodwind Quintet Recital
Walton Arts Center: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific
Rogue: Open Mic
George’s: Switchfoot, Randall Shreve
UA Student Union: End Marijuana Prohibition with Allen St. Pierre
Teatro Scarpino: This is Jazz – McLeod Burson Quartet