Weekend To-do: April 8-10

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Cage the Elephant is at George’s for a sold-out show Friday night.

Imagine, for a second, the Fayetteville weekend of your wildest dreams.

Does it include temperatures in the 70s and 80s, and begin with frosty-cold drinks on a patio somewhere? Would it include a sold-out show with a national touring act at George’s, or a warm spring morning at the Farmers’ Market on the square followed by a bacon-filled afternoon at the park with friends?

Does it include the child-like nostalgia of crawling through a giant sheet fort art-installation/performance art project? Live comedy? Baseball? Jazz?

If your wildest dreams include any of those things, or any of the things below, then this could be the weekend of your wildest dreams. How weird is that?


If you were hoping to see Cage the Elephant at George’s tonight, we hope you were one of the folks who bought tickets in the first 15 minutes they were for sale ’cause that’s about how long it took to sell out. Red Ambition is playing happy hour in the lounge, so you could probably do that if you want.

Wanna see a rock show? Two of the nerdiest bands in town (their words) will be at Smoke & Barrel Friday night. Miniature Colossal Men and The Plaid Jackets are playing together, and we just found out that Acid of the East is a late addition to the bill.

Artist Laboratory Theatre is turning Matt Miller Studio into a giant sheet fort this weekend. It’s called Show and Tell: Another Sheet Fort Experience and it’s probably gonna be awesome. Tickets are $10, and will be available at the door (cash only).

Wanna see some live comedy? Touring comedians Bob Zany and Keith West will be at UARK Ballroom Friday night. Tickets are $15.


Remember when we told you guys about Bacon Day? Well, that glorious, crispy, pork-filled afternoon arrives on Saturday. It’s at Agri Park, it’s free to attend, and weird bacon dishes will be flowing like wine.

The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market is back and in full effect on the square on Saturday. Everyone and their dog will be there.

Real Live Tigers’ singer/songwriter Tony Presley is playing a solo show at Maxine’s on Saturday night.

Austin, TX (via Little Rock) country/folk artist Joe Sundell will be at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night with Springfield, MO bluegrass band Honkey Suckle.

If you’ve always wanted to break into show business, but don’t know to get started, maybe you should head over to Arts Live Theatre’s So, You Wanna Be An Actor?. The class is $25, and Mark Landon Smith talk about resumes, headshots, the audition process, unions, colleges, agents, the casting process and how to survive as an actor.


The running of the 35th annual Hogeye Marathon is set for Sunday. It will kick off in front of the Cosmopolitan Hotel in downtown Fayetteville at around 7:30 a.m. Here’s some more information.

How about some jazz? Grammy award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling will be at Walton Arts Center on Sunday. So will Grammy-nominated guitar genius John Pizzarelli.

George’s has Isayah’s Allstars for Monster Mug night, and it’s a birthday jam of some sort. We’re not sure whose birthday it is, though. Probably Isayah’s.

There’s more below. Add to the list in the comments if you want. Do whatever you want, and have the weekend of your wildest dreams.

The list

Friday, April 8
George’s Majestic Lounge: Cage the Elephant / Red Ambition
Hjem Restaurant: Brick Fields Band
Savor: Candy Lee
Fayetteville Public Library: Alexander McCall Smith – “The Very Small Things of Life”
Matt Miller Studios: “Show and Tell: Another Sheet Fort Experience”
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: UA Tuba Euphonium Studio Recital
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Bannister Brothers
Rogue Pizza Co.: Toe Funk Jam Band
UARK Ballroom: Bob & Tom Comedian: Bob Zany w/Keith West
Teatro Scarpino: Salsa Dancing with the Boris Silva Band
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Miniature Colossal Men / The Plaid Jackets
Saturday, April 9
Fayetteville Square: Fayetteville Farmers’ Market
Ozark Natural Foods: Bean Mountain Farm plant sale
Jammin’ Java: Tiffany Christopher
Good Things Boutique: Bella Vita Spring Trunk Show
Arts Live Theatre: So, You Wanna Be An Actor?
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Various concerts/recitals
Fayetteville Public Library: ‘Five Things to Know About Becoming Energy Efficient’
Walton Arts Center: The Canadian Tenors
Agri Park: Bacon Day
Savor: Teddy and Jody
Matt Miller Studios: “Show and Tell: Another Sheet Fort Experience”
Maxine’s Tap Room: Tony Presley
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Wes And Karl
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Woodshed
Rogue Pizza Co.: Parabelle / Amsterdam / Silent Waits the Archer / Bob Kramer Incident
ROTC Grill: FOS Project
George’s Majestic Lounge: Casey Donahew
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Joe Sundell & Honkeysuckle
Sunday, April 10
Fayetteville Square: Hogeye Marathon
Greenhouse Grille: Madame Ren Lovely
Terra Studios: Natural Gass
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Various recitals
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Walton Arts Center: John Pizzarelli Quartet & Kurt Elling Quintet
George’s Majestic Lounge: Isayah’s Allstrar Birthday Jam


Friday, April 8
Men’s Baseball vs. LSU, 6:35 p.m., Baum Stadium
Saturday, March 5
Men’s Baseball vs. LSU, 7:00 p.m., Baum Stadium
Sunday, March 6
Men’s Baseball vs. LSU, 1:05 p.m., Baum Stadium