Spring won’t officially begin until March 20 this year, but don’t tell that the the tiny patches of green grass I saw peeking out of the melting snow behind the office this morning.
It’s going to be almost 70 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. What does that sound like?
Still not convinced that spring is almost here? The Diamond Hogs kick off their 2011 season at Baum Stadium against Delaware State on Friday. Seems pretty spring-like to me.
I don’t know how long the warm weather will stay, but I’d say let’s enjoy it while it lasts, just in case.
Here’s what’s new for this week.
Arts & Entertainment
There are still tickets available to the Elephant Revival and Old 97’s shows at George’s this week. The Brantley Gilbert shows this weekend are sold out.
Greenhouse Grille has Beth Stockdell, Effron White, and Drew Packard this week. Also, starting Feb. 22, they’re gonna be serving breakfast.
JJ’s Grill-N-Chill has free music all week, with Jones & Leah, Jeff Fox, Jeff Pratt, Mike & Grady, Cook Country, and Jason Strode.
Ozark Natural Foods will host a Good Morning Fayetteville business before hours this Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 a.m. with free coffee, breakfast, and door prizes.
It’s here! Pretty Things Peepshow will perform two shows this week at Smoke & Barrel, Feb. 15-16. There are still a few tickets left.
Songs in the ‘Ville presents “Nashville Unleashed” on Thursday at the UARK Ballroom, featuring songwriters Jack & Dianne, Herrick, and Troubaduo.
There are still tickets available to see An Evening With Martin Short, Jubilant Sykes & Alan Chow, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Walton Arts Center this week.
Want a 23-oz. Mason jar filled with delicious draft beer for $2.50? You can get one at Buster Belly’s every Tuesday night.
Do you like $1 beers? Kingfish has a huge selection of $1 cans every day.
Mexican bottle beers and well drinks are just $2.50 every Wednesday night at Mickey Finn’s.
Food & Dining
Sunday brunch at the Clarion Inn now includes a brand new pasta bar. It’s all-you-can-eat for only $9.95 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ella’s is now serving their locally famous brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It feels like spring, and Emelia’s Chef Dan Bulgin has some amazing specials coming this week.
Kid’s eat for free every Monday-Wednesday at Flying Burrito Co.
Tuesday is a good day for a Black & Bleu burger from Hugo’s, don’t you think?
It’s going to be warm enough to have lunch on the patio at Little Bread Co. this week. Awesome.
Who’s ready for some Wing Wednesday at Lucky Luke’s? 40¢ wings, $1 drafts.
Are you a morning person? Get $1 off your breakfast ticket from 6:30 to 8 a.m. with the early bird special at Ed’s Penguin Cafe.
Get a pound of snow crab legs and a loaded baked potato for just $13.50 at Powerhouse Seafood every Sunday night.
Need a quick lunch? Sassy’s Red House has $5.99 lunch specials every day, ready in 10 minutes or less.
Kids eat for free all day every Monday at Slim Chickens in Fayetteville.
Health & Body
Need an eye appointment, but don’t want to take off work during the week? Austin Vision Care will be open Saturday, Feb. 19. Walk-ins are welcome.
There’s never a contract to sign at Clubhaus Fitness. They rule.
Don’t drive around without your glasses because of glare. Pick up some prescription sunglasses from The Eye Center.
Is it time for a new hair color? Get $15 off color services at Shine Salon through the end of February.
Home & Garden
AMA just listed a 3-bedroom, 2-bath house on Camellia Lane for $850/mo.
Need a new apartment? One-bedroom urban style apartments at Templeton Place from BR Management are just $400/mo.
All clothing is 70% off this week at Eco Chic, and almost everything else is 50% off. Better get down there.
For fashion advice, style discussions, and gift ideas, check out the Masons blog.
Riffraff just posted a ton of pictures of new February arrivals including clothing, accessories, decor and more.
It’s going to be beautiful this week. Treat yourself to a new spring dress from Something Urban.
Is your computer acting strange? UA Computer Store can re-load your hard drive for $59. Mention this ad, and get a free data backup.
Lots of new spring items are in at Ultra Studios, and winter items are still 30-50% off.
American Apparel and Razorback leggings will be marked down to $15.99 for the last week of Feb. at Zortees. They’re regularly $30.
The guys at Adventure Subaru took an Outback out in the deep snow last week, and made this awesome video.
The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce’s “Good Morning Fayetteville” business-before-hours is this Thursday, Feb. 17 at Ozark Natural Foods.