Weekend To-do: March 18-20

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Cincinnati indie-duo Bad Veins is at Rogue Pizza Co. Sunday night.

Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, and there’s a better-than-average chance that at least twelve of you are feeling pretty miserable right now.

Three of the people currently reading this post called in sick today, one of you ralphed on the shoulder of 540 on your way to the office this morning, and six of you went shamelessly into work reeking of booze. Up until this point, no one has bothered to tell you, but a couple of your coworkers had a laugh about it in the break room.

Four of you missed out on the fun last night, so you’re feeling pretty rested right now, and one of you stayed up a little too late working on compiling a list of all the stuff that’s happening in Fayetteville this weekend.

That guy’s a little tired, but he’s probably gonna push through because he knows that it’s Friday, and that fact gives him an unexpected and energizing amount of satisfaction.


Shulertown is releasing their new record Free Range at George’s Friday night along with Jr. Soapbox and Flipoff Pirates. Here’s a little more info. Bel Airs and The Odds will kick off the night at happy hour.

A tribute band called Pink Floyd Experience is at Walton Arts Center Saturday night, and they’ll be playing the entire 1977 record Animals front to back. Prediction: lasers.


The OMNI Center is hosting DIG IN! Fayetteville’s First Food & Farm Filmfest beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Six films will be shown, that all have to do with organic farming and local food. Here’s the full film schedule.

Along those same lines, former owner of White River nursery Lissa Morrison and Gerald Klingaman will lead a demonstration on how to build a backyard greenhouse for under $100 at 1 p.m. at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

There’s another tribute show at George’s on Saturday with local band Wrought playing as Rage Against the Machine, Bob Kramer Incident playing as Alice In Chains, and The Great Scotts as the Beastie Boys.

Legendary songwriter Arlo Guthrie, along with friends and collaborators the Burns Sisters, will be at Walton Arts Center Saturday night. As of Friday morning, there were still tickets available.

Lucio’s Grown Folks Night is back at Smoke & Barrel, and this time he’ll be joined by DJ Derrick, Kwestion, and C4.


Last weekend, the Fayetteville community came together to raise over $15,000 for the family of Flying Possum Leather owner Bruce Walker, who passed away in a fire at his shop recently. On Sunday, another benefit will be held at Jose’s from 2-6 p.m., featuring Joe Giles & The Homewreckers, Leah & The Mojo Doctors, The Odds and Chester P. & The Vinyl Kings. T-shirts will be available, there will be a silent auction, and the proceeds go toward the new Bruce Walker memorial stage at Springfest.

There’s a sweet show at Rogue Sunday night, with Cincinatti indie duo Bad Veins and Nashville singer/songwriter Tristen. Bad Veins is coming off a DiggNation showcase at Stubb’s at SXSW, and Tristen kind-of reminds me of Aimee Mann. Kind-of. Here’s an NPR review of her latest record.

Tulsa bluegrass band Grass Crack is at George’s for Monster Mug Night, and if you like open mic nights, you’ll probably like Jody’s Living Room at LIT.

There’s more below, feel free to add to the list in the comments, and I hope that each and every one of you win your office NCAA bracket pool.

Friday, March 18
Ella’s: Matt Smith
George’s Majestic Lounge: Shulertown, Flipoff Pirates / Bel Airs / The Odds
Greenhouse Grille: Sarah Swenson
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Skip Tracer
Savor: Candy Lee
The Wine Cellar: Emily Knight
Drifters: NWA Dubstep / Killer Buddah
GoodFolk: Beppe Gambetta
Maxine’s Tap Room: Rollo Tumasi
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: American Guild of Organists
Walton Arts Center: Pink Floyd Experience
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Carl Leta
Rogue Pizza Co.: John Shorter Band
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sarah Hughes Band
Saturday, March 19
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Lucio Presents: Grown Folks Night
Maxine’s Tap Room: Martin Bemberg / Barry Brinegar
OMNI Center: DIG IN! Fayetteville’s First Food & Farm Filmfest
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Build a Backyard Greenhouse
Fayetteville Public Library: Five Things to Know About Becoming Energy Efficient
Ella’s: Sarah Hughes
George’s Majestic Lounge: Tribute bands: Rage Against the Machine, Alice in Chains, Beastie Boys
UARK Ballroom: Costaki Economopoulos – comedy
Savor: Teddy & Jody
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Good Fortune Band
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Ouachita River Band
Walton Arts Center: Arlo Guthrie
Rogue Pizza Co.: Kelly Road / Chooch
Sunday, March 20
Jose’s: Bruce Walker Benefit
Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
George’s Majestic Lounge: Grass Crack
LIT: Jody’s Living Room open mic
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Rogue Pizza Co.: Bad Veins / Tristen