Local540 News: Mothers Day, Baggo, and American Graffiti

Here are some important dates to remember over the next couple weeks.

May 5 is Cinco de Mayo, U of A graduation is coming up on May 8, Mothers Day is May 9, and Memorial Day is May 31. Now you have reasons to celebrate. Party!

Here are some more reasons to celebrate in the way of things to do, deals to take advantage of, bands to see, and places to be. Double party!

Arts & Entertainment – Live Music

Walton Arts Center has Runt of the Litter this week, a one man play the New York Times called “One of the most powerful plays about sports in the last decade.” Here’s the schedule.

Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Mark Bilyeu (of Bigsmith), Graham Wilkinson & the Underground Township and more are at Smoke & Barrel this week. Set your reminders.

Sevendust, Hardaway & the Commoners, Epiphay & Gina Gee, Michael Burks, Josh Garrett, A Good Fight CD release party, and more are at George’s this week. Remind yourself.

Kasey Kimmons, Jeff Fox, Mo Brothers, Darren Ray, Maud Crawford and more are at JJ’s Grill-N-Chill this week, and there’s free baggo on the patio!

Sarah Hughes, Walter Savage, and Pat Pathoumthong are at Greenhouse Grille this week. Get yourself some locally grown deliciousness.

Dinner and a movie is back at the UARK Bowl this week with the cult classic American Graffiti.

Some great local art is on display at Heartwood Gallery Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and they’re always available by appointment. Check it out.

The Northwest Arkansas Music Awards are Thursday, April 29 at the Dickson Theater. Don’t forget.

21st Amendment has live music Thursday with Wiley and Zac from Boom Kinetic.

Restaurant Specials

There will be no “Runt of the Litter” at Emelia’s Kitchen. Come get a meal that would satisfy a football player, complimented with $3 domestic bottles, or $5 glasses of wine before the show at the WAC this week.

Sassy’s has lunch specials for just $5.99 every day. Spend your lunch break on the “back porch.”

It’s mudbug season! Get a pound of crawfish for $6, and $1 drafts to wash them down Friday & Saturday nights at Cafe Rue Orleans, starting at 5 p.m.

Make your reservation for the Mother’s Day Buffet at the Fayetteville Clarion Inn. Seatings at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. are available.

Get a rodeo burger (bacon, cheddar, jalapenos, and Ed’s own hot BBQ sauce) for $4.99 Tuesdays at Penguin Ed’s Way out West location.

What is a Buffalo Catboy? Stop by Hugo’s on Friday to find out. Or, click here.

Ella’s is preparing a six-course feast for graduation night this year. Check out the menu.

Become a fan of the Flying Burrito on Facebook. They’ve been giving away free queso. Just saying.

You know what’s great about Wednesdays? Wing Wednesday at Lucky Luke’s. 40¢ wings, $1 drafts.

Get 100 wings for just $64.99 at Slim Chickens. Then, take them to the outfield at Baum Stadium.

Want a custom tour of the brewery at Hog Haus? Just call the brewmaster, and schedule one!

Get two burgers, and two beers for $12 every Tuesday night at Grub’s.

Drink Specials

Monday is martini night at Common Grounds. Save a buck on their Crazy Martinis all night on Monday nights!

Zooloo’s has Karaoke every Friday and Saturday night, and shot specials every hour for just $3.50!

Coors Light drafts are $1 every day at LIT.

All bottles and well drinks are just $2.50 at Mickey Finn’s every Thursday.

All drinks are $1.50 off on Wednesdays at Buster Belly’s.

Kingfish has one of the sweetest patios in town, and $1 cans every day.

Home & Garden

Want to walk to the Farmer’s Market? Check out the condos in the Cravens Building on Center St. Call Alexander Merry-Ship & Alt for more info.

Order wildflower seeds from Holland Wildflower Farms, and save on shipping by picking them up locally!

Clubhaus Fitness instructor Krista DeBuhr is hosting outdoor yoga classes at Wilson Park this spring for $5 for Clubhaus members, and $10 for non-members.


Stop by Mason’s from April 29-May 2 to participate in the TOMS Style Your Sole event. Customize a pair of TOMS, and the best design will win a free pair of TOMS shoes!

If you missed the launch party for Lauren Embree’s Barefoot in the Park collection, don’t fret. The collection is still available at Ultra Studios.

Health & Body

You can still try Curves for 30 days for just $30 dollars, and you can buy a 30 day pass for Mom for Mother’s Day as well. There’s no obligation to join, and it could lead to a longer, healthier life!

Need some new shades? Get 25% off Gucci & Saks 5th Avenue Sunglasses on Friday from 1-4 p.m. at the Spring Open House and Trunk Show at the Eye Center.

Spring is here, and unfortunately, so are allergies. Austin Vision Care can help make your contacts more comfortable to wear and help reduce itchy red eyes! Come see us!

No health insurance? Check out the 40/25 plan from TruHealth Family Care. It’s $40/mo, and $25 per office visit.


Need uniforms for your softball team? Order as many or as few as you need from Zortees in full, photographic color.

Book now, and get 10% off your dog’s summer reservation at Ernie Boudreax’s Doggie Dude Ranch. Offer expires April 28, so you better hurry.

If you need promotional materials, Insty-Prints can print on just about anything. For custom pens, coozies, coffee mugs, even umbrellas, just give them a call.

Need office space? There are fully furnished executive offices available in Springdale from BR Management for $500/month.

The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Swing Golf Tourney is coming up on May 7. Have you registered your team?

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