Weekend To-do: Feb. 11-13

Louisville’s The Pass play at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Friday night with locals Hosta and Messy Sparkles.

Who’s ready for warmer weather?

Green trees, green grass, and patio drinks. Tortilla chips with salsa made with garden-grown tomatoes. Outdoor live music, the farmers’ market on the square, and the botanical garden in full bloom.

Sneaking into swimming pools. Sun-on-skin.

Who’s ready to walk around Old Main lawn, or poke crawdads with sticks in the creek that runs through Wilson Park? Who’s ready to head to Devil’s Den on a Saturday, or grill burgers and sip beer in the outfield at Baum Stadium in the warm spring?

We’re ready, but we’ll settle for the forecast of three days above freezing this weekend. 51 degrees on Sunday is going to feel downright tropical.


The guys from The Tale of The Tape are putting together a show at Smoke & Barrel with The Pass from Louisville, KY, and locals Hosta and Messy Sparkles. If you like the Weekend Mixes on the Flyer, this show is probably for you. (Hint, listen to a couple songs by The Pass.)

George’s has Red Ambition and Ultra Suede for happy hour starting at 6 p.m. tonight, and there’s a country-rock show later on with Austin-based Reckless Kelly. Turnpike Troubadours open the late night show, and as of this morning, there are still tickets available.

There are several chances to see Mamma Mia! at the Walton Arts Center this weekend, including a 3 p.m. make-up matinee today for those of you who are still out of work / school because of the snow. There are still tickets available, too.

If you haven’t seen TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town yet, there are four chances to do so this weekend at Nadine Baum Studios. If you need some help deciding, we posted a review earlier this week.


Saturday morning, the Fayetteville Public Library will host a free screening of the film The Diary of Anne Frank at 10:30 a.m. in the Walker Community Room.

Greenhouse Grille has local swing-quartet Hogtown Hot Club on Saturday night, with an all-star lineup of local musicians including Jim Greeson, Ed Nicholson, Jim Jernigan, and Mike Johnson.

George’s has basically three headlining acts in one show on Saturday night. After that, we’ll know what you get when you combine gypsy-punk-country-grumble (Dirtfoot), groovy-jam-power-pop (Speakeasy), and and hillbilly-jam-punk-grass (Mountain Sprout) all on the same bill.

There’s an The ’80s Party at Speakeasy, and Sarah Hughes Band is at Smoke & Barrel.


Wanna see some brunch tunes? You could check out Madame Ren Lovely at Greenhouse Grille.

Rogue has a Sunday night psycho-billy show this week with The Rocketz and Brutally Frank, and local favorites Guta is at George’s for Monster Mug Night.

There’s more below, and feel free to add to the list in the comments. Happy weekend.

Friday, Feb. 11
Nightbird Books: Terry Kirkpatrick Guzman – Cookbook Author
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz Trio
JJ’s Grill n Chill: TJ Scarlett
Ella’s: Yaniv
Savor: Sarah Hughes
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Alianza String Quartet
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town
Walton Arts Center: Mamma Mia!
George’s Majestic Lounge: Reckless Kelly / Turnpike Troubadors / Red Ambition / Ultra Suede
Rogue Pizza Co.: GSpot / The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Pass / Hosta / Messy Sparkles
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Celtic Music Jam
Saturday, Feb. 12
Ozark Natural Foods: Adopt an animal event
Fayetteville Public Library: Screening: The Diary of Anne Frank
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town
Walton Arts Center: Mamma Mia!
Greenhouse Grille: Hogtown Hot Club
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Ocie & The Heartstrings
Ella’s: Sarah Hughes
George’s Majestic Lounge: Mountain Sprout / Dirtfoot / Speakeasy
Rogue Pizza Co.: Whisky Kings Coalition / Carolina Story
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sarah Hughes Band
Teatro Scarpino: Latin Love Songs dance party
Speakeasy: The ’80s Party
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Jeremiah’s Call
Sunday, Feb. 13
Greenhouse Grille: Madame Ren Lovely
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Sundown Town
Walton Arts Center: Mamma Mia!
Teatro Scarpino: Big Bad Gina
Rogue Pizza Co.: The Rocketz / Brutally Frank
George’s Majestic Lounge: Guta
Boom Boom Room: Benjamin Del Shreve

The Pass – “Walk Away” Music Video from Visual Space Media on Vimeo.