New Year’s Week To-do: Dec. 28-Jan. 3

Between the food, the gift returns, the fake laughs, and the buildup-to-relax-to-buildup-again, the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day can be a little blurry.

Those fortunate to have enough vacation time usually spend the entire week chillaxing. The rest of us make futile attempts to get things done with nobody else left at work.

As you sit there in a near-empty office counting down the days until you’re off again, take a look at the following list of things to do this week.


Tuesday night’s show at Maxine’s with The Body (Providence via Arkansas) should be big. Old schoolers might remember Hundred Years War. If so, enough said. If not, Pitchfork said this. Fauxnz is also playing.

Start making plans for Friday night. The list of choices is growing by the day, but we think it has slowed enough to warrant inclusion in this week’s holiday to-do post.

After that, you’re on your own. It’ll be a slow first few days of 2011.

The list

Tuesday, Dec. 28
Fayetteville Public Library: Holiday Movie Marathon: Despicable Me
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jeff Fox
Teatro Scarpino: Live jazz
Maxine’s: The Body / Fauxnz
The Blue House: CJ Boyd / Andrew Weathers
Wednesday, Dec. 29
Fayetteville Public Library: Holiday Movie Marathon: Toy Story 3
Common Grounds: Jones’n Leah
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Mo Brothers
Greenhouse Grille: Sarah Hughes
Fix: Sleek
Thursday, Dec. 30
Fayetteville Public Library: Holiday Movie Marathon: Ramona and Beezus
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jeff Pratt
Pesto Cafe: Sarah Hughes
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Electronic Stimulus Package
Rogue Pizza Co.: Cadre / Caddywhompus / Sun Hotel
Friday, Dec. 31
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Ocie Fisher Band
Jose’s: Ashlyn Metheny
Billy’s Grill: Another Fine Mess
Starlight Skatium: All Night Skate
Zooloo’s: Annual New Year’s Eve Party
Rogue Pizza Co.: The Fizz
Greenhouse Grille: Walter Savage
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: The Odds / Wade’s Not Coming
ROTC Grill: FOS Project
Uncle Gaylord’s: New Year’s Bash
Brewski’s: NYE DJs
Cosmopolitan Hotel: “Turn It Up To 11” NYE Party
Drifters: NYE Metal Show
Speakeasy: Blue Masquerade
The Wine Cellar: Jones’n Leah
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Pope County Bootleggers
Boom Boom Room: SilverStone / Thanks For Nothing / Will Gunselman
Savor: Oreo Blue
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: A Very DUB New Year
The Lightbulb Club: Perpetual Werewolf / Memphis Pencils / Messy Sparkles
George’s Majestic Lounge: Big Smith / Mountain Sprout / Cate Brothers / RJ Mischo
Saturday, Jan. 1
El Sancho Mexican Grill: Karaoke
Rogue Pizza Co.: The Beginning: Dub Edition
Greenhouse Grille: Hogtown Hot Club
Savor: Candy Lee
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Messy Sparkes / Niall / The Sour Notes
Sunday, Jan. 2
Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Monday, Jan. 3
Fayetteville Public Library: BookTalk@Night
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: West African Dance and Drum class
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray