Weekend To-do: Nov. 5-7

If you have partying clothes to wear, you’re probably going to want to put those on, pronto.

The coming weekend is one of the best non-holiday weekends for partying ever created, thanks to a little something called daylight savings time.

On Saturday night, last call comes an hour later than usual because by the time 2 a.m. rolls around, all the clocks will have already been set back, making it 1 a.m., meaning there’s another hour for partying.

Also, if you tie one on Saturday night, you’ve got an extra hour to sleep it off on Sunday.

In other words, do something awesome.


Most good weekends start with a good happy hour. George’s has the Nace Brothers in the garden, and newish local supergroup Big Bang in the lounge to start off the night. Later on, Austin band Nelo takes the stage.

Artist Laboratory Theatre is hosting a fundraiser Friday night for their trip to the New Orleans Fringe festival. They’ll perform staged readings of Charles Mee’s “Time to Burn” underneath a giant sheet fort (like you made when you were a kid) at Matt Miller Gallery.

Susan Gibson and Candy Lee are at the Good Folk house Friday night. If you’re not familiar, Gibson is a former member of the Groobies (who played at JR’s at least once that I can remember, probably more). She also wrote “Wide Open Spaces,” the title track to the Dixie Chicks 1999 Grammy-winning album. Candy Lee hasn’t written any Grammy winning songs…yet.

If you were hanging out at Wilson Park on Wednesday, or if you attended First Thursday last night, you might have caught a sneak peak at what’s going down at the Walton Arts Center Friday night. Trey McIntyre Project is in town, and they’ve been dancing all over town this weekend.


Sadly, we’ve noticed that Shout Lulu hasn’t been on our calendar as much as they used to be, but happily, they’re playing a free show at the Fayetteville Public Library Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.

What do you get if you combine a Sci-Fi festival with a Renaissance festival? I can’t even imagine, but maybe we’ll find out at the NWA Fantasy Faire (formerly Northwest Arkansas Renaissance Festival) at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday. From their website: “A happy coming together of knights, aliens, cowboys, pirates, elves n’ fairies, maids and lads, young and old and all in betwixt.”

Sports-wise, the basketball Razorbacks kick off their exhibition season against LeMoyne-Owen at 2 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena. Hoops!

Later on, the football Razorbacks take on the (stupid) South Carolina Gamecocks at 6 p.m. It’s on ESPN.

There’s a big show at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night with Memphis Pencils, Niall and Messy Sparkles. The Memphis Pencils have a new single out. Also, we’re really excited about Neil Lord’s (St. Anthony) new project, Niall. ‘Sgonna rule.


It looks like the Little Teeth show scheduled for Ameroplace has moved to Smoke & Barrel Sunday night, and Sauce Pocket is at George’s for Monster Mug night.

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

Friday, Nov. 5
Ella’s: Tim Paul
George’s Majestic Lounge: Nace Brothers / Big Bang / Nelo
Greenhouse Grille: Alex Lewis Duo
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jed Clampit
Fayetteville Town Center: Holiday Extravaganza, “Jewels of Giving”
Nightbird Books: David Atwood – Where the Mockingbird Sang
Matt Miller Studios: The Sheet Fort Experience
Drifters: Bob Wayne and the Out Law Carnies
GoodFolk: Susan Gibson / Candy Lee
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Kris Lager Band
Walton Arts Center: Trey McIntyre Project
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: The Ripple Effect
Teatro Scarpino: Salsa Night & Lesson w/DJ Mandole Mixx
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Adam Hambrick
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Fayetteville Jazz Collective
Saturday, Nov. 6
ROTC Grill: T. Nelson and the Shifters
Maxine’s: The Tyrones
Washington County Fairgrounds: NWA Fantasy Faire
Fayetteville Public Library: Shout Lulu Family Concert
Walton Arts Center: Trey McIntyre Project Master Class
Nightbird Books: Julia Thoma & Marilyn Yoder
Mt. Comfort Presbyterian Church: Mount Comfort Presbyterian Church Harvest Festival
Nightbird Books: Kevin Fitzpatrick – Unhealthy Cities
Ella’s: Matt Smith
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Brandon White
East Square Plaza: UnZipped – A charity event for local Veterans
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: RANSOM
Rogue Pizza Co.: Groovement / Fatty Lumpkin
George’s Majestic Lounge: Ben Miller Band
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Memphis Pencils / Niall / Messy Sparkles
Walton Arts Center: Kenny Barron Trio with David Sanchez
Sunday, Nov. 7
Terra Studios: Lorie Morris
Washington County Fairgrounds: NWA Fantasy Faire
Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: John Harrison Opera Foundation – Opera Screening
George’s Majestic Lounge: Sauce Pocket
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Audible Chocolate
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Little Teeth
The Showcase: Dion Roy