Weekend To-do: Feb. 4-6

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TheatreSquared presents the World Premiere of Sundown Town, featuring (rear left) Quinn Gasaway, Bill Rogers, David A. Wright; (front center) Valarie Andrews, Bruch Reed, Alex B. West, Halley Mayo; (back center) Bryan Hembree, Bernice Hembree, Bayard Blain, Ann Mesrobian; (rear right) Kris Pruett and John T. Smith.

It’s snowing again. More snow is in the forecast for Sunday, and even more snow is on the way next week.

There’s a ton of good stuff on the calendar this weekend, but as of right now, it’s anybody’s guess as to how much of it will actually happen.

As a result, it’s most definitely a good idea to double check with the venues below if you plan on heading out to any of this weekend’s scheduled events.

Who’s tired of snow? (Hint: It’s me.)


Remember when we told you guys about the Left/Right film screening at UARK Ballroom, followed by performances by DJs Shortfuze, Lucio, Dan the Automator and Emily Wells? That’s happening Friday night.
Update: This party is still on as of 5 p.m.

The wait is finally over for one of the most anticipated TheatreSquared productions we can remember. Sundown Town opened for a friends-and-family performance last night, and there are four chances to see it this weekend at Nadine Baum Studios. Tickets are sold out for opening night, but as of this morning, there are a (very) few tickets available for the other performances.
Update: Sundown Town is on for tonight, and according to managing director Martin Miller, some tickets have been made available to the previously sold-out show tonight.

Gary Hutchison’s annual 50th birthday bash has been postponed due to the weather, but The Nace Brothers and Earl Cate will still be performing at George’s during happy hour. Later on, Colorado bass master VibesquaD (who will also be at Wakarusa this year) and Eliot Lipp take the stage.
Update: VibeSquaD is trying to get to town from Tulsa, but they may not make it. Elliot Lipp, however, will go on as planned.

Have you been missing Cletus Got Shot? They’ve been touring like maniacs lately, but they’re back for a show at Smoke & Barrel Friday night. Update: Cletus Got Shot will not be playing due to an illness and a frozen van. Instead, Richard Burnett (Pope County Bootleggers) will be playing a free show with his new band

Grammy and The National Endowment for the Arts lifetime achievement award honorees, and five-time Grammy winners Blind Boys of Alabama are at Walton Arts Center. They’re living legends in the gospel music world.
Update: Walton Arts Center confirmed the Blind Boys of Alabama show is on for tonight.


The 6th annual Starry Night fashion show benefitting SARPA is happening at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Fayetteville Town Center, featuring local fashions by designer Kata Mari.

There’s an awesome show at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night with Ohio-based two-piece band Lollipop Factory, and locals Holy Mountain, and Her Jester’s Majesty The Brothel Sprouts. FYI, Holy Mountain is a project of Travis Keymer (Teenagers).

Rogue has a pretty badical rock show as well, with locals Friday Maybe Saturday, Faunxz and Voyageurs.

Up around the square, Candy Lee & The Sweets are at Whole Earth Organic Lounge, and The Lightbulb Club has a show with Denton, TX band New Science Projects and locals Real Live Tigers, and Swimming.


Classical guitarist Nemanja Bogunovic normally plays for princes, presidents, and celebrities, but on Sunday night, he’ll be playing for some of you guys at a dinner-show at Greenhouse Grille.

Lawrence Bluegrass band Dead Man Flats is back in town for a show at George’s Sunday night, and Fuggins Wheat Band is at Rogue.

There’s also a football contest between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburg Steelers that some of you guys might be watching. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Feel free to add to the list below, and we’ll do our best to update you guys on any cancellations as we hear about them.

Friday, Feb. 4
George’s Majestic Lounge: Oreo Blue & Friends / Nace Brothers / VibesquaD / Eliot Lipp
Greenhouse Grille: Oona Love
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Fayetteville Farmer’s Ball
Savor: Sarah Hughes
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town
Maxine’s Tap Room: Zack Bramhall
Rogue Pizza Co.: Guta
UARK Ballroom: Left/Right Film Screening / Dan The Automator
Walton Arts Center: Blind Boys of Alabama
Arsaga’s on Crossover: The Lightnin Resophinic Road Show
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Richard Burnett
Saturday, Feb. 5
Ozark Natural Foods: Artist Reception: Stephanie Conway
Arts Live Theatre: Arts Live Theatre Auditions
Fayetteville Public Library: 5th Annual Reading Festival Kicks Off
Nightbird Books: Local Authors Nancy Kay & Rosean Krueger
St. Paul’s Episcopal: Interfaith Harmony Day
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town
Fayetteville Town Center: Starry Night: 6th Annual Fashion Show
Savor: Teddy (GUTA) & Jody (Mountain of Venus)
Nightbird Books: David Chapman – NW AR Audubon Society
George’s Majestic Lounge: Josh Abbott Band
Rogue Pizza Co.: Friday Maybe Saturday / Faunxz / Voyageurs
Whole Earth Organic Lounge: Candy Lee & The Sweets
Walton Arts Center: Kurt Elling Quintet
The Lightbulb Club: New Science Projects / Real Live Tigers / Swimming
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Lollipop Factory / Holy Mountain / The Brothel Sprouts
Sunday, Feb. 6
Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town
Greenhouse Grille: Classical Guitarist Nemanja Bogunovic
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
George’s Majestic Lounge: Dead Man Flats
Rogue Pizza Co.: Fuggins Wheat Band