Tuesday To-do: Oct. 19

We’re gearing up for some changes here at the Flyer. It’s mostly just a set of upgrades to the underbelly of the site, but there will be a few noticeable updates on the outside.

For example, we’re adding threaded comments, changing up the navigation and adding a little bit of breathing room here and there.

We haven’t made any major changes in about two years, so it’s a welcome upgrade. As anyone who frequents the Flyer surely knows, we’re always tweaking things around here, but we’ve outgrown our ability to do so without tinkering around under the hood a little.

We’re hoping there won’t be any downtime during the switch which will probably come in the next night or two.


It’s cloudy out there and weather.com doesn’t indicate a change to that anytime soon. In fact, it’ll probably start raining soon.

Hopefully the sky will clear up enough for the first night of the city’s fall kickball league playoffs this evening. The playoffs will be held over the next three nights beginning at 6:15 p.m. at Walker Park. [Anybody know if this is still happening?]

Anybody on a team?

Walton Arts Center begins a weeklong run of The Color Purple. The musical is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the 1985 film by Steven Spielberg. Remember that one?

Elsewhere, the Goodfolk house hosts master autoharpist Bryan Bowers, Pesto Cafe has Jed Clampit, and there’s live Latin jazz at Teatro Scarpino.


Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
GoodFolk: Bryan Bowers
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jeff Fox
Teatro Scarpino: Live Latin jazz: Calle Soul
Walton Arts Center: The Color Purple
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Tuba Euphonium Studio Recital
UA Campus: Popping: Street dance lessons

Public meetings

City Council Meeting (agenda): City Hall, Room 219 – 6:00 p.m.