Tuesday To-do: April 20

If there’s one thing that’s never gonna change, it’s that Fayettevillians have opinions. And at last night’s downtown parking meeting inside City Hall room 111, there was no shortage of them. At all.

In fact, before the meeting really even began, one gentleman gave transportation director Terry Gulley a mouthful because the newspaper had printed the incorrect meeting time. As if the newspaper and the City of Fayetteville are one in the same. And that pretty much set the tone for the evening.

Even Weather Dan got called out for parking on the square instead of buying an employee parking pass for the lot around the corner.

I could go on, but you came here for a to-do list. Right?

If you were planning to head over to the GoodFolk house to hear legendary folk master Bill Morrissey, I’ve got bad news. Bill canceled “due to health problems.” Get better soon, Bill.

As always on Tuesday nights, there’s jazz at Scarpino’s and Jeff Fox is at JJ’s Grill-N-Chill.

George’s has funk/jam instrumentalists Lotus. I’ve never seen them, but I’ve heard their live set includes lights. Lots of lights.

Other than that, there’s opera at Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall and a concert band/wind symphony performance at Walton Arts Center. I’ve got two words for you that should help push you over the edge if you’re on the fence about checking out the concert band. Jeremy Pratchard.

Thanks to Jen for reminding us that Sapphire, the author of “Push,” will be speaking at the Fayetteville Public Library tonight at 7 p.m. “Push” was the story on which the recent movie “Precious” was based. Copies of “Push” and other works by Sapphire will be available for purchase during her talk, and she will sign autographs afterwards.

Here’s the list. As always, add to it if you can.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jeff Fox
Fayetteville Public Library: Sapphire – Author of ‘Push’
Walton Arts Center: Concert Band/Wind Symphony Concerts
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: UA Opera Theater
GoodFolk: Bill Morrissey
Teatro Scarpino: Jazz – McCleod/Burson Quartet
George’s: Lotus