Weekend To-do: Oct. 8-10

Ever have one of those weeks? You know the ones.

The ones when your first step out of bed on Monday morning your bare foot lands on a sharp object? The ones where you realize there is no toilet paper in the bathroom at the worst possible time to realize there’s no toilet paper in the bathroom?

There are coffee grounds, but no filters. The donuts you bought were stale. It’s too late to get another donut.

Ever had one of those weeks when you feel like someone punched your balls in the balls? Those are the weeks that make you truly appreciate those blissful two days that are the weekend, and by that standard, this weekend might just be the best weekend of my life.

We did it, everyone. Celebrate.


The Offshoot Film Festival kicked off last night, and if you missed it, don’t freak out. There are a lot more movies to see this weekend. Today, it all starts with Social Hour, featuring a series of socially relevant short films at 12:00 p.m. in the UARK Bowl & Ballroom. China: The Rebirth of an Empire follows at 2 p.m., and then the party moves to Whole Earth Organic Lounge with Scientists Under Attack at 4:30 p.m., and Dive! at 7 p.m.

Later on, the film fest continues at the UARK Bowl with Listen to Your Heart at 8:30 p.m., and the last film of the night is Farm Girl From New York at 10:30 p.m. Watch a few movies.

Tunes wise, maybe you should head to Smoke & Barrel and catch up with Cletus Got Shot. They just got back from Europe, and if you’ve been following along with the action on their Facebook page, it looks like they’ll have some good stories to tell. Also, two words: suitcase bass.


There is a book sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fayetteville Public Library. Hardbacks are 50¢, paperbacks are 25¢, and read-a-book-in-a-hammock weather is forecasted pretty much every day for the next 10 days or so. Don’t waste it.

If you like art, puppet shows, live music, free hotdogs, or any combination of the aforementioned items, you might like Art in the Park / Puppets in the Park beginning at 9 a.m. at Wilson Park on Saturday. Here’s more information on that.

The Razorbacks footballers are in Dallas for a sports football contest with the Texas A&M Aggies sports team at 2:30 p.m. (did I kind of sound like Hogs Guy?). The game will be televised on ABC.

Saturday night, five local fashion designers will battle it out for a featured position in SARPA’s 2011 Starry Night fashion show during the Battle of the Chic Elite at George’s. Hardaway & The Commoners, Lucio, Kenyon The Dawn, and J1S will provide the tunes, and all of the proceeds raised at the door go to a great cause.

The film festival continues on Saturday with several workshops on various aspects of filmmaking during the day at the UA Global Campus. In the evening, you could check out Quitting, a film produced and directed by Fayetteville’s Chuck Meré, also at the Global Campus, followed by Wid Winner and the Slipstream, Mark of Love, and Innocent Crimes. Here’s the full Offshoot schedule if you’re interested in catching some flicks.


For the past few Sundays, Terra Studios has been hosting live music events, and this Sunday, Effron White will play from 1-4 p.m.

Sunday is also the last day for the Offshoot Film Festival with films starting at 11 a.m., and the big awards ceremony at 6 p.m. at the UARK Bowl. At 7:30 p.m., you could stop by Whole Earth Organic Lounge for the last film of the festival, The Nature of Existence. If the name Roger Nygard doesn’t ring a bell, he also made Trekkies, which was really awesome.

There’s a ton more below, and feel free to add anything we’ve missed in the comments. Have a happy weekend.

Friday, Oct. 8
Savor: Authur Harvey
Just Mondays: NwArkansas Parrotheads
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Offshoot Film Fest
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Offshoot Film Fest
Ella’s: Lorie Morris
Fayetteville Town Center: United Cerebral Palsy’s 6th Annual Brilliant Strokes Art Auction
George’s: Cousin Eddie / The Bel AIres / The Odds
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Ouachita River Band
ROTC: Ransom / Earl & Them
Teatro Scarpino: Salsa Night w/DJ Mandole Mixx
Walton Arts Center: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – Great Quintets
Walton Arts Center: Tierney Sutton Band
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Cletus Got Shot Tour Fundraiser
Saturday, Oct. 9
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Rager’s Edge
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Spinrad
Fayetteville Public Library: Fayetteville Public Library book sale
NWA Mall: Buddy Walk
UA Global Campus: Offshoot Film Fest
Wilson Park: Puppets in the Park
Ella’s: Lorie Morris
El Sancho Mexican Grill: Jovan Arellano
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Quinntalkin’
George’s: SARPA Battle of the Chic Elite
The Perk: Red Dirt Music Night
Rogue: Sarah Hughes
Walton Arts Center: Omara Portuondo: 80th Birthday celebration
Sunday, Oct. 10
Terra Studios: Effron White
Fayetteville Public Library: 10/10/10 Event!
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Offshoot Film Fest
George’s: Tyrannosaurus Chicken
GoodFolk: Chuck Brodsky
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Offshoot Film Fest