Weekend To-do: April 23-25

Good grief, dudes. This weekend is ridiculous.

I’d hate to say that there could ever be too much happening in any particular weekend, but seriously. You guys have some tough choices to make over the next three days.

If you can’t decide what to do, don’t sweat it too much. You really can’t go wrong. Here are some choices.

Friday after work, you could head over to Ultra Studios for the Barefoot in the Park jewelry launch party by l : e custom design, or you could go to George’s for a happy hour show with Beatles Tribute band The Britins.

Later on, you could head to the Town Center to check out Denver, Co duo Pretty Lights, who will be instigating the biggest dance party in the history of the Fayetteville Town Center.

Also Friday night, the Father of Nerdcore Hip-hop, MC Frontalot will be playing Grown Folks Night at the Smoke & Barrel along with the OneUps. There was a movie made about Frontalot recently, (Nerdcore Rising), and they’re gonna show that too.

Finally, The Bobby Drivers (we just told you about them) are at the Boom Boom Room with The Great Scotts.

Saturday is also gonna be crazy.

Plenty of you are going to be up early for Race for the Cure. Also, there’s a pancake breakfast at Jose’s beginning at 7 a.m. to kick off a full day of Springfest activities on Dickson Street. Pray for (no) rain. The bed races start at 1 p.m.

Also early morning on Saturday, Garden Fest is at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks, and a plant sale for those of you who are into gardening.

Razorfest starts at noon (yes, that’s the third “fest” in town on Saturday) with games, live music, inflatables, autographs from Razorback players, mascots, giveaways and more for the whole family, followed by the Razorback Spring Red White Football Game at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Then, host of the 2010 Academy Awards, one of the funniest human beings that has ever lived, and damn fine banjo player Steve Martin is playing at the Walton Arts Center. If you don’t already have tickets, you may be out of luck on this one. It’s completely sold out.

Also on Saturday night, Color Club, Christmas Fuller Project, The Shondes, and Hosta will be at the Boom Boom Room. Word on the street is it’s Iris’s last show with Hosta.

There are a zillion other things listed below, and feel free to add to the list if you want. I don’t know why you’d want to. It’s a pretty full list. What are you guys doing this weekend?

Friday, April 23
UA Greek Theater: Taal
Ella’s: Lorrie Morris
Ultra Studios: l : e custom design Jewelry Party
Jose’s: Earl & Them
George’s: The Britins (Beatles Tribute), Messy Sparkles
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jamie Wolfe
Teatro Scarpino: Fayetteville Jazz Collective
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Phunbags Comedy Improv
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Guest Artist – Dmitry Rachmanov Piano Recital
Walton Arts Center: Runt of the Litter
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Buddy Shute
Boom Boom Room: The Bobby Drivers / The Great Scotts
Fayetteville Town Center: Pretty Lights / Krabby
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Lucio Presents Grown Folks Night
Saturday, April 24
Dickson Street: Springfest
Reynolds Razorback Stadium: RazorFest
Reynolds Razorback Stadium: Razorback Football Spring Game
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: GardenFest and plant sale
Nightbird Books: Book Signing – Susan Culp
Ella’s: Raja
Greenhouse Grille: Drew Packard Jazz Ensemble
Jose’s: Jason Strode
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Will Brand
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Guest Artist – The Music of Bill Douglas
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Phunbags Comedy Improv
George’s: Scarlet Night / BKI / Wrought / Even Heros
Walton Arts Center: Steve Martin – An Evening of Bluegrass & Banjo
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Claire & Elizebeth May
Boom Boom Room: Color Club / Christmas Fuller Project / Hosta / The Shondes
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Pope County Bootleggers
Sunday, April 25
Greenhouse Grille: Raja
Common Grounds: DJ SoulFree / Brandon White
Walton Arts Center: Runt of the Litter for Families
Nightbird Books: Alexandra Teague – Reading & Booksigning
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Brian Stackhouse & Micah Hardwick Percussion Recital
George’s: Wisebird
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Durufle’s ‘Requiem’ Concert