Weekend To-do: Aug. 27-29

According to current poll in the sidebar of the Flyer, about half of you guys are flat out ticked about the new paid parking initiative in the Dickson St. area. About a third of you are fine with it, and the rest of you aren’t sure what to think.

As divisive, controversial, and exhausting as the paid parking issue may be right now, and as much as we’ve pretty much discussed it to death over the last few weeks, let’s not forget that there are still several things that we can all agree on.

For example, there’s no one who doesn’t like these cooler temperatures we’ve been experiencing in the mornings and evenings lately. No one can deny that Candy Lee made the most adorable video promo for last night’s CD release party that has ever been created. We all know that chips and salsa are the most delicious food known to man (don’t deny it). Also, Ole Miss sucks.

See? We aren’t so different. Let’s all check out some live music together this weekend.


Hardaway & The Commoners and Austin, Texas’ DJ Chicken George will be at George’s Friday night. It’s the KXUA Back To School Bash, which almost always rules.

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will host the second show in their Summer concert series, with a Backyard Bluegrass event featuring Lonesome Road.

Do you like jamming? Flatland Travelers (Stillwater, OK) are back in town for a show at Smoke and Barrel with Fatty Lumpkin. It’s actually one of three chances to see Fatty Lumpkin this weekend. They’ll be at Sound Warehouse for an in-store performance at 6 p.m., and if you miss them on Friday, you could see them at Rogue on Saturday.

Do you like raving? Whole Earth Organic Lounge has something called “Razors-Back Rave,” with Utrasonic Nozzle, DJ Vaxination, Ionic Phunk featuring Beat Mashta on Guitar, DJ Amritaji, and Electronic Stimulus Package. Prediction: dancing.


The weather is going to be perfect for the Farmers’ Market Saturday morning on the square.

While you’re down there, maybe you should stop by the Fayetteville Underground for some Art Talk with Megan Chapman. She’ll be discussing Christian Demare’s photography show “Ghosts in the Landscape #2,” now on display in the Hive Gallery at 11 a.m.

If you missed DJ Chicken George at George’s on Friday, you can see him at Lucio’s Grown Folks Night at Smoke and Barrel Saturday night.

Finally, the fine gentlemen of 1 oz Jig will release their self-titled new CD at George’s Saturday night. Kaboom, a new percussion ensemble will open the show with their West African drumming skills.


The first ever Fayetteville Roots Festival is going down at Greenhouse Grille on Sunday. Bigtime. Today is the last day to buy tickets online for $22, and they’ll be available at pre-order prices all day at Greenhouse Grille on Saturday. It’s probably a good idea to go ahead and get them. Only 175 tickets are available, and reserved tables are already sold out. It all starts with a free preview during brunch, and the ticketed show begins at 5 p.m.

Mountain Sprout is at George’s for Monster Mug Night this week. Some of their songs are about weed.

Oakland, CA’s The Dashing Suns are at Smoke and Barrel Sunday night with Skinny Jazz. I’d these words and listen to a couple songs if I were you. Last we heard, Messy Sparkles may jump on the bill as well.

Finally, Jody’s Living Room open mic night is at LIT. Maybe you should head out and see some of Fayetteville’s emerging talent.

There’s a million other things happening this weekend, and as always, feel free to let us know what we missed in the comments. Do someting awesome.

Friday, Aug. 27
Savor: Derek & Ricky
Boom Boom Room: Black Birds
UA Student Union: Groovin’ on the Grass
El Sancho Mexican Grill: Jay Yates
George’s: Earl & Them / Hardaway & The Commoners / DJ Chicken George
Sound Warehouse: Fatty Lumpkin
Ella’s: Lori Morris
Greenhouse Grille: Walter Savage
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jamie Wolfe
Jose’s: John D. Levan
Mojo’s: Tiffany Christopher
Teatro Scarpino: Neta Salsa Band
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Backyard Bluegrass Concert
Foghorn’s on College: Sarah Hughes
ROTC: Jim Mills Band
Damgoode Pies: Junior Soapbox
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Arts Live Theatre Awards
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Flatland Travelers / Fatty Lumpkin
GoodFolk: Austin Lounge Lizards
Lewis Soccer Complex: Soccer Kick Off Celebration Movie-The Big Green
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: The Organic Razors-Back Rave
Saturday, Aug. 28
Fayetteville Underground: Art Talk: Megan Chapman
Boom Boom Room: Dova
First United Presbyterian Church: Ozark Girls Chorus Auditions
Nightbird Books: The Carnival of the Animals Storytime
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: GBmojo & Jorian Oxygen
Ella’s: Matt Smith
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Wes & Karl
Mojo’s: Randall Shreve
El Sancho Mexican Grill: Darren Ray
Foghorn’s on College: Tommy Nolen
El Sancho Mexican Grill: Darren Ray
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Lucio Presents: DJ Chicken George
ROTC: The Barflies
Rogue: Army of Birds / Fatty Lumpkin / Peter, Paul & Pelphrey
George’s: 1 oz. Jig / Kaboom
Sunday, Aug. 29
Common Grounds: Tiffany Christopher / DJ SoulFree
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Bountiful Butterflies
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Patrick George – Guitar Recital
OMNI Center: Defend the Gulf-remember Katrina
Mellow Mushroom Pizza: Tiffany Christopher
Rogue: Audible Chocolate with Merl vs Dirty Allie
George’s: Mountain Sprout
Greenhouse Grille: Fayetteville Roots Festival
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Dashing Suns
LIT: Jody’s Living Room open mic