Weekend To-do: Oct. 22-24

Before we get started on the weekend activities, I have a question for you guys. Is Fayetteville missing anything from an entertainment standpoint? What would you like to see more of in town?

OK, that’s two questions.

For example, do you wish you could go to the opera here in Fayetteville? Do you wish we had an Arena Football League team? Do you think we need more of a certain type of show? Do we need more of a certain type of festival? Do you wish Snoop Dogg played here every weekend?

I’m asking completely out of curiosity. You know what I wish we had more of? Weekends, baby. Party.


Right after work today, the Fayetteville Chamber is hosting the annual Rocking With The Razorbacks pep rally at the NWA Mall. Several Razorbacks will be there signing autographs. It all starts at 5 p.m.

How about some theatre? University of Arkansas Theatre presents their version of the Tony Award-winning musical Urinetown this weekend. Here’s the schedule of performances.

Another Tony Award-winner, The Color Purple is playing at the Walton Arts Center. Our latest contributor, Tobias Wray, says it’s worth the ticket.

Tunes-wise, there’s some country music at George’s with Fayetteville favorite Pat Green. That guy has been coming to town for as long as I can remember.

Also, remember Six Hung Sprung? Well, it looks like they have reunited for a show at the Boom Boom Room Friday night along with Snorlaxx and The Plaid Jackets.


The old weirdo that former Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain dubbed the “dork” is back in town, and the Razorbacks will be beating the bejebus out of the dork and his dumb old Ole Miss Black Bears beginning promptly at 11 a.m.

After the game, there’s a fashion show at the Fayetteville Underground. Seven local and regional designers will be showing off their work at Ozark Couture Fall: A Wearable Art Event. DJ EJ is playing. Here are more details.

George’s has a double headliner show on Saturday night, with Boombox and Mountain Sprout. It’s basically two shows for the price of one.

Do you like Black Mountain? If so, click on these words, and listen to a couple Mondo Drag tracks. Then, realize that those dudes are at Smoke & Barrel with Holy Mountain and Voyageurs Saturday. See what I mean?


Sunday kind of belongs to Snoop Dogg for obvious reasons (he’s at Barnhill, you know). Locals Sound Child Crew are opening the show. Here’s another interesting piece of information: about 200 more tickets have been made available to the show, and they’re on sale now at waltonartscenter.org if you’re interested.

To get y’all in the Halloween-week-spirit, Smoke & Barrel is hosting a Zombie Movie Night.

Also on Sunday night, Jody’s Living Room open mic night is celebrating their one-year anniversary with a big party at LIT. According to their Facebook page, it’s a black-tie(ish) event.

There’s a lot more below, and feel free to add to the list in the comments. Weekend!

Friday, Oct. 22
Fayetteville Public Library: Annual Gathering of the Groups (Rebecca Skloot)
Ella’s: Sarah Hughes
George’s Majestic Lounge: Earl & Them / Pat Green
Greenhouse Grille: Ren Lovely
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Wes & Karl
Jose’s: Sarah Hughes
Walton Arts Center: The Color Purple
Grub’s: Boom Kinetic
Fayetteville Public Library: Night of the Living Read Zombie Ball
ROTC Grill: T. Nelson & The Shifters
Maxine’s: Jed Clampit & Friends
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Ripples
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Matt Smith Group
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Guest Artist Concert, Pat Kelley – Guitar
UA Campus: URINETOWN: The Musical!
Arsaga’s on Crossover: The Beau Weevitz
Teatro Scarpino: Lesson and Salsa Night
Boom Boom Room: Six Hung Sprung / Snorlaxx / The Plaid Jackets
Saturday, Oct. 23
Genesis Technology Incubator: Bicycle Traffic Skills 101
Fayetteville Public Library: Genealogy Open House
Walton Arts Center: The Color Purple
Ella’s: Matt Smith
Fayetteville Underground: Ozark Couture Fall–A Wearable Art Event
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Keith Nicholson
Jose’s: Durham
OMNI Center: “Heroes and Antagonists” art exhibit
ROTC Grill: J. Wail
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Sauce Pocket
George’s Majestic Lounge: Boombox / Mountain Sprout
Rogue Pizza Co.: Hardaway / SoundChild Crew / DJ Bizar
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Holy Mountain / Voyageurs / Mondo Drag
UA Campus: URINETOWN: The Musical!
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Blood Red Ball
Sunday, Oct. 24

Greenhouse Grille: Clarke Buehling Banjo
Mt. Sequoyah: Autumn on the Mountain Home Tour
Walton Arts Center: The Color Purple
UA Campus: URINETOWN: The Musical!
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Arkansas Tuba Quartet / Megan Mills – Horn Recital
OMNI Center: WE Connection
George’s Majestic Lounge: Benefit for Fayetteville Fraternal Order of Police / Ott
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Audible Chocolate with Jonny 290
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Return of Zombie Movie Night
Barnhill Arena: Snoop Dogg