Weekend To-do: Nov. 12-14

If you’re like me, and I know several of you are, payday comes on the 1st and the 15th every month.

As it happens, the 15th falls on a Monday this time, which means that, like me, several of you have exactly $4 left in your bank account to survive on through the weekend. That’s a problem because there’s a ton going on this weekend, and some of it costs money.

There might be a dollar or two in your couch cushions, and there could be another couple bucks in change in the ashtray or under the seat in your car.

Another option is that your friend Steve gets paid every Friday no matter what, so it’s possible that he’s flush with cash, and can buy you a drink or two this weekend. The problem with this plan is that we all know it’s difficult to count on Steve, what with the situation with his ex-wife, and his gambling problem or whatever.

The good news is that most banks aren’t open on the weekend, meaning that you can usually get by on your overdraft protection without fees so long as you deposit your paycheck on Monday before close of business. Your milage may vary with this technique, but I just wanted to throw that out there.

After all, it’s been a long week. You deserve to let loose a little bit.

Week. End.


Friday night usually starts early, usually because most weeks are long and because most of the time most of us need a drink in a big way after work. George’s has happy hour with Lafuso and Ultra Suede at 6 p.m., and there’s a country music show with Casey Donahew later on.

If you missed the show at JR’s (yeah, it happened) on Thursday night, you can see two of the same bands at Smoke & Barrel Friday night with Kilroy and Perpetual Werewolf. Throw in Fort Smith rockers A+ Setup, and you’ve got yourself a party.

Mr. Clampit, or just straight up “Jed” to most people is back in town for a weekend of shows at Maxine’s.

It’s more than likely the last chance to see Artist Laboratory Theatre’s production of Bombs, Babes, & Bingo at Whole Earth Organic Lounge Friday night. That is, unless you’re planning on following them to the New Orleans Fringe Festival next week, in which case, respect.

It’s also the last time to see the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening at Walton Arts Center Friday night. Just saying.


Saturday is the very last home football game of the year, unless you count Little Rock games as “home” games. That’s a-whole-nother debate altogether. The Hogs take on the UTEP Miners at 6 p.m., and the game is televised by ESPNU.

If you feel like laughing your face off, you could head to George’s after the Arkansas/UTEP game Saturday night and check out a comedy show featuring Angry Patrick and Eric Counts.

Smoke & Barrel has another version of Lucio’s Grown Folks Night featuring Soundchild Crew & DJ EQ. Soundchild Crew is fresh off a show opening for Mr. Snoop D-O-Double-G. They were also featured on the latest Art Amiss compilation released this week.


Sunday is for chilling, and in that spirit, you could check out Miles Ralston while you eat some brunch at Greenhouse Grille.

Also on Sunday, nature photographer Tim Ernst will discuss his latest work Arkansas Autumn at the Fayetteville Public Library. Ever heard of him? He’s kind of a legend.

Finally, Sarah Hughes Band is at Monster Mug night at George’s.

There’s a whole lot more below, and feel free to add to the list in the comments. Do whatever you want. It’s the weekend.

Friday, Nov. 12
Ella’s: Tim Paul
George’s Majestic Lounge: Casey Donahew / Lafuso / Ultra Suede
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Wes & Karl
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Debbie Aulerich – Euphonium Recital
Nightbird Books: Tails of Love
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Bombs, Babes, and Bingo
Teatro Scarpino: Big Bad Gina
Walton Arts Center: Spring Awakening
Maxine’s: Jed Clampit
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Kilroy / Perpetual Werewolf / A+ Setup
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Kenny Dixon / Mike Turner
Grub’s: The Heat
Rogue Pizza Co.: The Fizz
Saturday, Nov. 13
Fayetteville Public Library: Willy Wonka Movie
Terra Studios: Angel Fest
Ella’s: William Reyes
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Ouachita River Band
Nightbird Books: Diana Rivers – City of Strangers
Maxine’s: Jed Clampit
George’s Majestic Lounge: Angry Patrick comedy / Automactic
Teatro Scarpino: Guta
Rogue Pizza Co.: Very Special Guests / Space Capone
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Grown Folks Night w/ Soundchild Crew & DJ EQ
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Jeremiah’s Call
LIT: DJ Shortfuze
Sunday, Nov. 14
Common Grounds: DJ SoulFree / Joel Schisler
Greenhouse Grille: Miles Ralston
Terra Studios: Angel Fest
Nightbird Books: Neile Jones-Batie – Look Again … Because You Can
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Chelsea Williams / Helena Miller / Michael Lutz
Fayetteville Public Library: Nature photographer Tim Ernst
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
George’s Majestic Lounge: Sarah Hughes Band