Tuesday To-do: Aug. 3

We don’t have any facts to back this up, but we’d say it’s a definite fact that yesterday was the hottest day in the history of any city in any state in any country in America. If not, maybe just the world.

Today looks to bring more of the same with temperatures hitting the 200s (give or take 100). Tomorrow doesn’t look so good either.

Our suggestion is to find a swimming pool to jump into, eat some ice, or maybe steal somebody’s milkshake and pour it on your head. Whatever you choose, do it fast. Oh, and if you go the milkshake route, go for chocolate. It stays colder longer. No, we don’t have any facts to back that up, either.

Sorry, pal.

What we can back up is the fact that tonight’s Music on the Mountain concert at Mount Sequoyah will be awesome. Why? Two reasons: 1) 3 Penny Acre’s Bayard Blain is playing and 2) It’s free. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and in case you misread the previous sentence, it’s free. Zero bucks.

Also on the calendar for tonight is the beginning of the second (and final) week of Beauty and the Beast at Walton Arts Center. Go for Beauty. Or go for Beast. Or just go to sit right in the middle (literally) of one of this city’s most controversial news topics of the year.

Besides those choices, there’s an art opening at Ozark Natural Foods, live jazz at Scarpino’s, a handful of music-n-dining options, and it’s the first night of the Tontitown Grape Festival.

The list:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Ozark Natural Foods: Artist Gallery Opening
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jeff Fox
Jose’s: Jason Strode
Herman’s Ribhouse: Casual Flyze
Teatro Scarpino: Live jazz
Walton Arts Center: Beauty and the Beast
Mt. Sequoyah: Bayard Blain