I’ve always really liked the fall. The leaves changing, the cooler weather, Halloween, football season, everything really. It’s awesome.
A couple years ago, I was so busy at the office, stressed out, and just generally overwhelmed by everything in my life that sometime in December, I woke up (not literally, but it felt like it) and realized that all of the trees were bare, it was freezing outside, and I had totally missed what I’ve always thought of as the best season of the year.
Why am I telling you this? Because we are currently smack dab in the middle of that season, and I don’t want you to miss it. Find a patio, a cold (or hot) beverage, a hammock or a lawn chair, wake up, and enjoy it.
Here’s what’s new from Local540 this week.
Arts & Entertainment
Ella’s has free live music on Friday with pianist Yaniv T.
Sunday night is Club Xanadu at Dickson Theater, with a live drag show, and $1 drinks until 11 p.m.
Bobbisox at the Fayetteville Clarion is hosting their annual Halloween Party on Oct. 30 with great prizes for the best costume. Make your plans now to join them for a SPOOKtacular time!
It’s a packed week at George’s this week with No Justice, Todd Snider, Neta Band, Benjamin Del Shreve, Silverstone, and more.
Greenhouse Grille is gearing up for the Harvest Music Festival with a big week of music, featuring Shannon Wurst, Teresa Storch, Kim Richardson, Drew Packard and Beth Stockdell.
Jeff Fox, Mo Brothers, Mike & Grady, Jason Strode and Clint Scrivner are all at JJ’s this week.
It’s owner appreciation weekend at Ozark Natural Foods this weekend. Owners get 10% off their entire purchase, plus an additional 10% off special order cases picked up this weekend.
Smoke & Barrel has a big show Saturday night with Miniature Colossal Men, A+ Setup, Hosta, and Taifas.
Set a reminder for Rock-Tober Fest at UARK Bowl & Ballroom featuring Full House. It’s a Halloween party.
There is a reception celebrating the opening of Silent Poems: The Sculpture of Anita Huffington on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. in Joy Pratt Markham Gallery inside Walton Arts Center.
23-oz Mason jar drafts are just $2.50 every Tuesday night at Buster Belly’s.
If you’re thirsty, El Sancho’s buy-one-get-one for 1¢ margaritas every Monday-Wednesday should help. It’s Margarita Madness.
Grub’s has a six-hour happy hour every Monday-Saturday from 4-10 p.m. with $1.25 drafts, $2.50 large drafts, and $2 house wines.
Well drinks are just $2 all night Thursday nights at LIT.
Mickey Finn’s has $5 pitchers, and 25¢ wings every Monday night.
Liberate any Mexican Beer on Thursdays at Flying Burrito for a stinking $2.
Food & Dining
Get a 1/2 Mediterranean-style sandwich and a salad Tuesday-Friday for lunch for just $5.99 at Emelia’s Kitchen.
Looking for a cheap, delicious lunch downtown? Powerhouse has new $5 lunch specials every Wed-Sat.
Get a Buffalo Catboy every Friday at Hugo’s for $7.25.
Having an Hogs/Auburn watch party this weekend? Get a pound of smoked meat, 2 large sides, buns and sauce for $14.95 from Lucky Luke’s.
Know what’s awesome about Thursdays? All-you-can-eat rib night and $2 domestic bottles at Sassy’s, that’s what.
Tuesday night is Student Night at Slim Chickens. Buy a large drink, and get 1/2 off your entree w/ a student ID.
Health & Body
Need some crazy contacts for your Halloween Costume? Check out the Wild Eyes contact lenses from Austin Vision Care.
Ever see those sweet hoodies that Clubhaus Fitness employees wear? Now you can get one for yourself for $29.
The Eye Center wants you to see well, and look your best. Check out their cosmetic services.
Home & Garden
Check out the 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath townhouse now available in Fayetteville for $750/mo from AMA.
There are still a few of the newly built, urban style apartments available at Templeton Place from BR Management. $400/mo, water paid, and your first month is free.
All American Apparel products are 30% off this week at Masons while supplies last!
Riffraff has all new fall clothing this week. Also, new and hilarious Erin Smith greeting cards will be in later in the week!
Ultra Studios is now carrying men’s clothing. Check out these sweet soccer tees.
Check out the latest Razorback t-shirt design “Under the Lights,” now available at Zortees!
A great selection of 2011 Outback models are now in stock at Adventure Subaru. Contact Justin for a special internet price.
The University of Arkansas Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce are teaming up for the Let’s Can Hunger Challenge. Learn more.
Need a bunch of brochures? Get 5,000 full color brochures for your business for just $525 this week at Insty-Prints.
Kingfish has some new t-shirts. Check ’em out.
Book an appointment with Shine Salon’s new stylist Emily this week, and get $15 off any cut, color, or style service!