Weekend To-do: Nov. 19-21

If you’ve been feeling like some kind of feathered creature is sneaking up behind you all week long, trust your instincts. It’s a turkey.

Somehow, Thanksgiving week went and snuck up on most of us, and before we know it, all of us will be overloading on pumpkin pie and dressing, and rolls, and of course, ham. And turkey.

Luckily for all of us, though, Thanksgiving happens to rule, so if there has to be a holiday that is creeping around ready to pounce on us, it’s a good thing that it’s an unassuming, unpretentious food party like Thanksgiving.

Plus, that means you can party a little bit harder this weekend knowing that you only have to get through the early part of the week before you can chillax for four days in a row.

Happy pre-Turkey Day weekend, everyone. Do something awesome.


The Wicked Good will be in town for a show at Smoke & Barrel Friday night. It’s the first time they have been to town since members of Smoke Up Johnny, American Princes, and Moving Front formed the band earlier this year. In case you missed our profile of them earlier this week, this video should tell you all you need to know. Fayetteville’s Fauxnz are also on the bill along with Hosannas from Portland (featured on Tale of the Tape’s weekend mix a couple weeks ago) and Listen Listen (Houston.)

[ Update: The Tale of The Tape is giving away a few tickets to the show. Try to win! ]

It’s another huge night of music over at George’s as well, with Full House and Red Ambition for happy hour after work, followed by Randall Shreve, Christmas Fuller Project and Bear Colony in the garden, and 1 oz. Jig in the lounge.

Monty Python’s Spamalot opens at the Walton Arts Center Friday night, and there are three chances to see the show this weekend.

Also Friday night, Candy Lee & the Sweets are at GoodFolk, which gives you a really good excuse to watch this video again.


Saturday morning is the last Farmers’ Market on the square of the year. Until next year, Farmers’ Market. We’ll miss you.

Later on, you could hang out with celebrities like The Duggars and old Santa Claus at the Lights of the Ozarks lighting ceremony / parade. That party starts at 6 p.m. on the square.

Tunes-wise, Boom! Kinetic is having a release party for their new album Part Gray/Part Bright Light at George’s Saturday night. Remember Six Hung Sprung? They’re back, and they’re opening.

The Razorbacks will punch the heck out of the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 6 p.m. It’s an away game, and it’s on ESPN.

Finally, there’s a sweet sounding show at Maxine’s Saturday night with Dallas, TX’s Nervous Curtains and locals Real Live Tigers.


The biggest show of the weekend may be on Sunday. The Punch Brothers are back in town for a show at George’s, and if you’ve never seen Chris Thile play, I highly recommend that you go to this show. The dude is one of the most charismatic individuals I’ve ever seen on stage, and he shreds on the mandolin. Seriously. The guys just has “it.”

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

Friday, Nov. 19
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Arts Live Theatre Presents Willy Wonka
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Kahng Violin and Viola – Studio Recital
George’s Majestic Lounge: Full House / Red Ambition / Randall Shreve / Christmas Fuller Project / Bear Colony / 1 Oz Jig
Greenhouse Grille: Stevie Tombstone
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Keith Nicholson
Savor: 2010 TheatreSquared Gala for Education
Trailside Cafe & Tea Room: Trailside Art Village Holiday Bazaar
Ella’s: Sarah Hughes
Nightbird Books: Ashley McHugh – Into These Knots
UA Student Union: Juggling Show
GoodFolk: Candy Lee & the Sweets
Walton Arts Center: Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: LUCID: Tag Edition
Teatro Scarpino: Soul Night: LIVE Party Style!
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Wicked Good / Hosannas / Fauxnz
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Jason Ryburn
ROTC Grill: The Tyrones
The Wine Cellar: Emily Knight
El Sancho Mexican Grill: Karaoke
Saturday, Nov. 20
Fayetteville Public Library: Willy Wonka Movie and Showcase
GoodFolk: Texas Style Fiddle Workshop
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Guest Artist Recital, Bo Newsome and Dr. Theresa Delaplain
Walton Arts Center: Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Arts Live Theatre Presents Willy Wonka
Teatro Scarpino: Neo Victorian Presents: A Celebration of the Harvest
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Clint Schrivner
Fayetteville Square: Lights of the Ozarks
Ella’s: Matt Smith
Nightbird Books: Joe Neal – The Birdside Baptist
George’s Majestic Lounge: Boom! Kinetic / Six Hung Sprung
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sarah Hughes
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Chooch & The SideHill Gougers
ROTC Grill: The Shady Janes
Rogue Pizza Co.: Earl’s Garage
Fayetteville Visitors Bureau: Lauren Embree Jewelry Holiday Trunk Show
Maxine’s: Nervous Curtains / Real Live Tigers
Sunday, Nov. 21
Common Grounds: Carol Martin / John Statz
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Matthew Beach / Justin Stowe / Kathryn Kennan
UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Arts Live Theatre Presents Willy Wonka
Nightbird Books: Rebecca Newth & John Newman – The Pass-Key
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
George’s Majestic Lounge: The Punch Brothers w/ Chris Thile / Tyrannosaurus Chicken
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Tryptophantastic Movie Night