Local540 News: Mudbugs, Earth Day & Flip Flops

Ah, spring. It’s warm. It’s sunny. It’s delicious.

It’s also one of the busiest times of the year in Northwest Arkansas, but if you ask me, that’s a good thing.

Here are some of the entertainment options, live music, food and drink specials and more this week from Local540.com. Do something awesome.

Arts & Entertainment – Live Music

Blind Pets, Scott Leeper, The Phosphenes, Rollo Tumasi, Friday Maybe Saturday, and Literature are at Smoke & Barrel this week. Set your reminders.

Greenhouse Grille has Candy Lee & the Sweets, Matt Smith Jazz, and Clarke Buehling Banjo this week, along with some delicious local, organic specials every week. Here’s the tunes schedule.

Frederica von Stade & Samuel Ramey, and a Spaghettie Western Orchestra are at Walton Arts Center this week. Here’s the schedule.

Saliva, Pnuma Trio, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Big Uns, and Boombox are at George’s this week. There’s more where that came from.

Get some dinner with your music this week at Ella’s with Lorrie Morris and Matt Smith.

Butch Morgan (San Antonio, TX), Bill Erickson (Talequah, OK), and Jubal Lee Young (Muskogee, OK) join Effron White for Songs in the ‘Ville at the UARK Bowl & Ballroom Thursday night.

Keith Nicholson is at 21st Amendment Thursday night.

Drink Specials

Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday at Zooloos. Get $3 hurricanes, long island iced teas, and sex drinks all night long!

JJ’s Grill-N-Chill has $2 wells, $2 domestic pints, and 50¢ off all bottled beers for happy hour from 3-6 p.m. on Monday-Friday.

Need to save some money? Get $1 cans of PBR all day, every day at Kingfish.

LIT has $2 well drinks all night on Thursdays.

Students get $5 off their cover at Dickson Theater Friday and Saturday nights with a student I.D.

All bottles and wells are just $2.50 every Thursday night at Mickey Finn’s.

The patio is open at Buster Belly’s, and all drinks are $1.50 off every Wednesday night.

Slim Chickens is always doing something special for their text subscribers. Text “slim” to 839863 to get in the loop.

Restaurant Specials

It’s mudbug season! Get one pound of crawfish for $6, and $1 drafts to wash them down at the Avenue Seafood Bar below Cafe Rue Orleans from 5 p.m. until they run out.

Mention Earth Day at Common Grounds during the week of April 17-24, and get a Basil Mushroom Cap for just $6.

Enjoy a $5 burger on one of the best back porches in town at Sassy’s every Wednesday night.

The Where’s Oreo contest from Penguin Ed’s starts this week! Keep an eye out for a giant penguin around Fayetteville for a chance to win $500 in cash and prizes.

The Fayetteville Clarion is hosting their annual Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday, May 9. Reservations are available for 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Emelia’s Kitchen is hosting a wine tasting on Wednesday, April 14. Better make a reservation.

The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger is just $7.25 at Hugo’s on Saturday.

Join the Frequent Flyer program at Flying Burrito to get $10 in credit for every $100 you spend.

Get 40¢ wings, and $1 drafts every Wednesday at Lucky Luke’s BBQ. It’s a party.

Mention Earthday at HogHaus during the week of April 17-24, and get half price locally brewed Pilsners.

Friday night is Fajita Night at Grub’s. Get one pound of chicken or beef fajitas for $12.99.

Hammontree’s Grilled Cheese is now open in their new location at 326 N West Ave.  Same great grilled cheese, sweet new space.


Good Things Boutique is here to help get everyone ready for Earth Day! They’re offering 25% off organic cotton printed t-shirts to Local540 fans this week. Just mention Local540 and get the discount.

Need some new sandals for summer? Get 10% off all sandals (including Yellowbox Flip Flops) this week at Masons on Joyce or the Mall. Must have this coupon to get the deal.

Ultra Studio’s introduces the Spring Collection, by designer Brooke Benham, as featured in the 3rd Annual Designers Choice Fashion Preview.

Health & Body

The Eye Center on Millsap will hold a Spring Open House & Trunk Show on April 30. 25% off Gucci and Saks 5th Avenue Glasses, 50% off Microdermabrasion and more. Set your reminder.

If you know anyone who is without health insurance, tell them about TruHealth Family Care’s 40/25 plan. It’s just $40/mo, and $25/visit!

Recycle your contact lens packaging at Austin Vision Care, and save $5 off your next purchase.

If you’re curious about Curves but aren’t ready for a commitment, you can try it for 30 days for just $30.

If you’re ready to join, you can also take advantage of 50% off the joining fee, and 30 days absolutely free!

Clubhaus Fitness is going all out for Earth Day. They’ll host an Earth Day Open House, a Fleet Feet 5K Fun Run, and more on April 23. The open house starts at 5 p.m., and the fun run starts at 6 p.m. More info.

Home & Garden

Check out the gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home for sale on Rupple Rd. Call Alexander Merry-Ship & Alt for details.

Want to attract birds and butterflies to your garden? Check out the Butterfly Wildflower seed mix from Holland Wildflower Farm.


Are you an aspiring t-shirt designer? Design your own t-shirt at Zortees and have them print as many or as few as you need in full, photographic color.

The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for their annual Spring Swing Golf Tournament, scheduled for May 7. Set your reminder.

April Showers Bring May Flowers. Custom printed 46-inch Arc Umbrellas starting at $7.99, this week at Insty Prints!

Get a fully furnished executive office in Springdale for $500/mo from BR Management. First month’s rent is free!

If you’re headed out of town for a Spring or Summer vacation, give your dog the vacation he deserves at Ernie Boudreaux’s Doggie Dude Ranch.

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