Tuesday To-do: July 13

With all of the negative press Apple has been getting lately, yesterday’s news takes the cake. Consumer Reports announced that it can no longer recommend the iPhone 4 because of the poor reception users get while holding it a certain way.


I don’t have an iPhone 4, but I know a few people around here who do and none of them have said anything about bad reception. Are they just lucky or are reception issues isolated to areas with a giant population?

Are any of you iPhone 4 owners? How’s the reception in Fayetteville?

For anyone wanting to (mostly) get away from technology for an evening, Smoke & Barrel is hosting a Jenga tournament tonight. No, they won’t have the lights, radio and television turned off, but a box of wooden blocks is about as primitive as it gets for entertainment options in 2010. Sign up by 9 p.m. Tourney starts at 10 p.m.

Just down the street at Scarpino’s is (we believe) jazz night. As far as we know, the McCleod/Burson Quartet is still playing every Tuesday night at around 7 p.m. Cost is usually five bucks.

There’s another Ozark Poetry Slam event tonight at Rogue. Tonight’s slam is a fundraiser to help the team make it to nationals. They’ll be selling chap books with art by Joelle Storet in them, as well as CDs and individual chap books. Show starts at 7 p.m. Entry is $5.

Elsewhere around town, TJ Scarlett is at Herman’s, Jeff Fox is at JJ’s, and there’s karaoke at Mojo’s.

If none of that sounds like fun, you could always spend an evening practicing your back-in parking skills on Block Avenue.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Rogue: Ozark Poetry Slam
Nightbird Books: Double Book Book Club
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jeff Fox
Herman’s Ribhouse: TJ Scarlett
Teatro Scarpino: McCleod/Burson Quartet
Jose’s: The Odds
Mojo’s: Karaoke
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Jenga Tournament