Weekend To-do: Dec. 10-12

Do you own a snowman sweater? If you do, there’s probably no better time to break that thing out of the closet than this weekend.

Chances are you’ve got at least one holiday party to make it to over the next couple days, and even if you don’t, your snowman sweater is pretty warm, and will be able to serve as a fashionable and functional wardrobe choice for almost any occasion with the weather we’re currently experiencing.

Plus, everyone knows that while wearing a snowman sweater after Dec. 25 is a serious fashion faux-pas, they are perfectly acceptable in most cases between Dec. 10 and Christmas day. If you’re not going to wear it now, why do you even own a snowman sweater? Think about it.


How about an after work drink? George’s has Big Uns at 6 p.m. in the Garden, and Shulertown at 7 p.m. in the lounge. Later on, guitar playing freak Kory Montgomery will take the stage.

There are four chances to see TheatreSquared’s new holiday show “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)” this weekend. Performances are scheduled for Friday & Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., and there are matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday at Nadine Baum Studios.

Remember when we told you that The Lightbulb Club is going to start having shows again? Well, they’ve got one Friday night with Voyageurs, Egyptr and Celestial Discharge. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see their new setup.

It must be incredibly talented ladies night at Whole Earth Organic Lounge, or something, because Shannon Wurst, Tiffany Christopher, Jori Costello, Lacy Morris and Carter Sampson are all on the same bill. Whoa.

I don’t know what you get a bar for their birthday, but maybe you can pour one out, or just have a shot in honor of Smoke & Barrel Saturday night. They’re turning two, and Charliehorse is helping them celebrate.

How about a house show? There’s one at the Dandy House with Real Live Tigers and World History from Seattle. This show is Jan. 10, not Dec. 10.


At 10 a.m. on Saturday, the running of the first ever Fayetteville Magic Mile is happening downtown, from the square down to Dickson Street. You might also want to familiarize yourself with these street closings.

How about a holiday show? The Second City is bringing their Dysfunctional Holiday Review to the Walton Arts Center for two shows, at 6 and 9 p.m Saturday night.

Zack Wait is DJ’ing at Maxine’s Tap Room Saturday night, and word on the street is that Brian Abel will be performing a multiple-cassette project of some sort.

DJ’s Nicholas Scott and DJ EJ will be playing some neo-disco, house, hip hop, electro, and funk tunes at the Blue House. Dancing is pretty much guaranteed.

How ’bout a little country music. Arkansas native Justin Moore is at George’s Saturday night. He’s the guy with the hit song “Small Town USA,” and there are still a few tickets let to the show.


How about a little exercise? It just so happens that the Fayetteville Half Marathon begins at 8 a.m. at John McDonnel Outdoor Complex. There’s also a 5 K, and a 1 mile fun run if you don’t feel like running 13 miles.

If you like NWA Roller Derby, and you need to get some gifts wrapped, you could stop by Hastings on Sunday. Roller Girls will be wrapping gifts for donations, and all the proceeds benefit the league.

Cadillac Jackson is at George’s for Monster Mug Night, Miles Ralston is at Greenhouse Grille for brunch, and there’s a jewelry trunk show at Big Momma’s.

There’s a lot more below, and feel free to add anything we’ve missed in the comments. Happy weekend, everyone.

Friday, Dec. 10
George’s Majestic Lounge: Big Uns / Shulertown / Kory Montgomery
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Steppin’ Stones
Nadine Baum Studios: Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)
ROTC Grill: The Tyrones
Savor: Mile Ralston
Walton Arts Center: The King’s Singers
Lightbulb Club: Voyageurs / Egyptr / Celestial Discharge
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Shannon Wurst / Tiffany Christopher / Jori Costello / Lacy Morris / Carter Sampson
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Sarah Hughes
Teatro Scarpino: Salsa Night
Maxine’s: Robert Hatfield Band
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Two Year Anniversary w/ Charliehorse
Saturday, Dec. 11
Sound Warehouse: Tin Pan Alley Cats
Rogue Pizza Co.: The Fizz
Fayetteville Square: Fayetteville Half Marathon
Nadine Baum Studios: Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)
Walton Arts Center: Second City’s Dysfunctional Holiday Revue
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Keith Nicholson
Mama Carmen’s Espresso Cafe: Coffee on College: Nathan McCleod
Savor: Blue Reed
The Warehouse: Surf De Soleil / Looking Through Your Eyes
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Chooch and the SideHill Gougers
ROTC Grill: FOS Project
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: DJ Hodi / Sir Q
George’s Majestic Lounge: Justin Moore
GoodFolk: Still on the Hill (sold out)
Maxine’s: Zack Wait
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Rachel Billingsley
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Peter, Paul & Pelphrey
Grub’s: Grub’s Ugly Sweater XMAS-travaganza
The Blue House: Blue House Beats Volume 2
Sunday, Dec. 12
Hastings: NWA Roller Derby gift wrap fundraiser
Greenhouse Grille: Miles Ralston
Big Momma’s: Girlfriend’s Holiday Trunk Show
Terra Studios: Lucy Morris
Nadine Baum Studios: T2’s Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some)
Fayetteville Public Library: Ozark Bronze Handbell Ensemble
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
George’s Majestic Lounge: Cadillac Jackson

Friday Public Meetings

Bid Opening: 2011 Bulk Materials Bids: City Hall, Room 326 – 2:00 p.m.
Off Street Parking Improvement District: City Hall, Room 111 – 3:00 p.m.