Weekend To-do: June 18-20

Stupid weeks. They always start the same way, with a stupid Monday.

Mondays, without fail, are like “get to work, hippy.” Mondays are also racists, FYI.

Tuesdays are almost always next. Tuesdays wear work shirts, and khaki pants and brown loafers, and say things like, “where are those purchase orders?” and “can I borrow your stapler?”

Then, there are Wednesdays, which like to call themselves “hump days,” and tell stupid jokes in the break room, some of them involving humping but not in a funny way. Hate those guys.

Thursday is all, “Donkey party!” Now that I think about it, Thursdays aren’t that bad.

By the time we get to Fridays, we’re so mad at all those other days, that it takes until at least noon to get over it. After that, though, Fridays rule. That’s why they have a restaurant named after them.

Friday night, if you’re already going through Razorback sports withdrawals after the baseball season ended last week, there’s a tweetup at Grub’s starting at 6 p.m. It’s called #RazUp, and it should at least help with some of the symptoms you may be experiencing.

Tunes wise, Days of the New is at George’s Friday night. You might remember them from their 1997 hit “Touch, Peel, & Stand,” which made them crazy famous. Locals Silverstone open, and all of this takes place after the happy hour shows with Earl & Them featuring Jimmy Thackery in the garden, and Strange Heroes in the lounge.

Local veterans of the music scene The Hogeye Rambers are at Arsaga’s on Crossover. If you’ve ever been curious about where Will Collins of Hardaway & The Commoners got his guitar chops, you might find out at this show. Will’s Dad, Dennis Collins is in the band.

The Jack Mitchell Swing Band is at Scarpino’s, and if you know anything about the Scarpino’s crowd, you know that there will be swing dancing. Big time.

It seems like more and more restaurants are getting into the live music game. Even Sunrise Cafe has a show this week, with Rollo Tumasi.

Guta returns to Smoke and Barrel, and the Pope County Bootleggers are at JJ’s Friday night.

Saturday morning should start off at the Farmer’s Market on the Square. There’ll be music from all sorts of locals scattered around down there. At around 1 p.m., Memphis Pencils and Candy Lee are playing on the porch at The Blue House on Rollston and Watson. Click these words for a map.

Also Saturday, ask yourself this question; do you like wings? If the answer is yes, then you’ll probably want to stop by the Northwest Arkansas Mall for the 6th annual Wingfest competition. $5 gets you in the door, and you can try wings from several local restaurants, and then vote on a winner.

There’s Roller Derby all day at the Starlight Skatium, as the Backwoods Betties and seven teams from the region will compete in the Backwoods Beatdown regional tournament. It all starts at 1 p.m., and whoever wins is the winner.

Also during the day on Saturday, Buster Belly’s is celebrating its 10th anniversary with free hot dogs, a photo booth, and free music from Jones & Leah and Will Brand. The party starts at 1 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., there is a Spay Arkansas benefit at Dog Party USA featuring a new-ish band, Shulertown. If your dog has never seen a rock show, this might be a good one to take him/her to.

Saturday night, if you don’t do anything else, check out Cletus Got Shot at Smoke & Barrel. It’s their CD release party, it will be packed, and you can pick up a copy of their excellent new album “Unamerican.”

Guta and Sarah Hughes are at Rogue, Even Heros are at George’s, and the Shady Janes are at ROTC.

Sunday night, another awesome local band will release a new album, when 3 Penny Acre celebrates the release of “Highway 71” at Greenhouse Grille. All indications are that this show will sell out, so if you haven’t already, you’d better grab a ticket or two.

There’s a lot more, and I’m sure we missed a few things. What are you guys doing this weekend?

Friday, June 18
Grub’s: #RazUp Razorback Tweetup
Mojo’s: Beans and Cornbread
Ella’s: Lorrie Morris
George’s: Days of the New / Silverstone / Earl & Them with Jimmy Thackery / Strange Heroes
Greenhouse Grille: Tiffany Christopher Trio
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Pope Co. Bootleggers
El Sancho Mexican Grill: Barret Baber
Foghorn’s on College: Sarah Hughes
Jose’s: The FOS Project
Teatro Scarpino: Jack Mitchell Swing Band
Dickson Theater: Keith Nicholson
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Hogeye Ramblers
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Guta
Sunrise Cafe: Rollo Tumasi
Saturday, June 19
Jammin’ Java: Odis Elevator
Starlight Skatium: NWA Roller Derby
The Blue House: Memphis Pencils / Candy Lee
Mojo’s: Jennifer B.
Ella’s: Raja
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Black Top Boys
El Sancho Mexican Grill: TJ Scarlett
Foghorn’s on College: Michael Snow
First United Presbyterian Church: CD Release Party for Nancy Maier
Buster Belly’s: Jones ‘N Leah / Will Brand
George’s: Even Heroes
ROTC: The Shady Janes
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Melody & Morty
Rogue: Guta / Sarah Hughes
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Cletus Got Shot CD release
NWA Mall: Wingfest
Dog Party USA: Spay Arkansas Benefit
Sunday, June 20
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Garden Fest
Greenhouse Grille: Miles Ralston
Common Grounds: Elise Davis / Jones ‘N Leah
Fayetteville Public Library: Claudia Burson Three
Greenhouse Grille: 3 Penny Acre CD release
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: Sarah Hughes
George’s: Lafayette Lounge Players
Mojo’s: Clay and Bryce
LIT: Jody’s Living Room open mic