Weekend To-do: April 15-17

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The Del McCoury Band is headlining a show at the Walton Arts Center on Sunday, April 17.

We hope that none of you guys are accountants.

If you are (sorry, accountants), you’re probably working overtime all weekend getting ready for Tax Day, which happens to fall on Monday, April 18 this year.

As a result, you’re going to miss out on one of the most packed weekends of activities in recent memory.

If you’re not an accountant, there are almost 50 items on the weekend calendar to choose from this week. Have some fun for your accountant friends, why don’t you?


Black Pearl (with some help from a few friends) are putting on a Michael and Janet Jackson Tribute at George’s Friday night. It might be the closest thing you’ll ever get to seeing Michael and Janet play together, well, for obvious reasons. Uncrowned Kings and Ultra Suede are playing the happy hour show.

TheatreSquared’s version of Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Be Pretty opens this weekend at Nadine Baum Studios. It’s T2’s last original production of the season, and there are four chances to see it over the next few days. Go grab some tickets.

Cletus Got Shot are back in town, and they’ll be at Smoke & Barrel Friday night with their musical instruments. Those guys are awesome.

The 112 Drive-in Theatre opened a few weeks ago, and they’ve got Seth Rogan’s The Green Hornet and Adam Sandler’s Just Go With It playing this weekend if you feel like watching a flick on your tailgate.

One of the most popular country music stars working today is coming to Mulberry Mountain this weekend. Zac Brown Band will take the main stage on the festival grounds at around 7 p.m. There are several other local and regional acts playing the Backwoods stage before and after the big show.


Earth Day is April 22, and there’s an all-day kick-off celebration planned on Saturday at East Square Plaza on the square. It starts at 8 a.m. with an Eco Trade show and slow food festival, and there is a bike parade, fashion show, live music, and more scheduled throughout the day and into the evening.

There’s a little bit of football happening on Saturday. The Razorback football team are playing their spring Red-White game at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. It’s at 3 p.m., and it’ll be on ESPN.

Local musicians Gary and Jim Sloan will join their father, renowned blues musician Gary Alaska Sloan, for another performance of The Twilight Sloan at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night. They did a show back in January that freaked a bunch of people out. Here’s some more info.

Eleven local DJ’s will be battling it out for a spot on the Wakarusa stage Saturday night at George’s for this year’s Waka DJ Classic. DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill will also be performing, and he’ll take the stage around midnight. Here’s the stage schedule.

Bicycle Days kicks off on the Fayetteville square Saturday morning, there’s a Battle of Fayetteville commemoration at the Headquarters House, and Sound Warehouse is celebrating Record Store Day, too.


Wanna see a live performance of Arts Live Theatre’s The Secret Garden in an actual garden? Stop by the Botanical Garden of the Ozark at around 2 p.m.

There’s a benefit for Heifer International on Sunday night at George’s, featuring Cadre, Candy Lee & The Sweets, Mechanical String Band, The Tunes and Goose. It’s an early show, starting at 7:30-ish.

Walton Arts Center has a Sunday night show with The Del McCoury Band & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band if you feel like checking out some legendary bluegrass players. They’ve only been at it for the last 50 years or so.

Do whatever you want. It’s the weekend.

The list

Friday, April 15
Hjem Restaurant: Effron White
112 Drive-in Theatre: The Green Hornet, Just Go With It
George’s Majestic Lounge: Michael and Janet Jackson Tribute / Uncrowned Kings / Ultra Suede
Greenhouse Grille: Oona Love
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Chooch
Savor: Blew Reed
Walton Arts Center: UA Symphony Orchestra Concert: An Augusta Read Thomas Event
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Reasons to Be Pretty
UARK Ballroom: Greg Warren comedy
Mulberry Mountain (Ozark, AR): Zac Brown Band
GoodFolk: Beyond Reach
Rogue Pizza Co.: Dirt Daubers & Motortrain
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Cletus Got Shot
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Jeremiah’s Call
Arts Live Theatre: Arts Live Presents The Secret Garden
Saturday, April 16
Butterfield Trail Elementary: 4th Annual Trailblazer 10K, 5K, 1 M Fun Run
Fayetteville Square: Fayetteville Farmers’ Market
East Square Plaza: Earth Day(s) in Fayetteville
Eco Modern Flats: Community Open House
Fayetteville Public Library: Arts Live Theatre performs scenes from The Secret Garden
Jammin’ Java: Bill Dollar & Loose Change
112 Drive-in Theatre: The Green Hornet, Just Go With It
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Reasons to Be Pretty
Savor: Dolan Sanderson
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Kelly Road
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: C.J. Morris – Percussion Recital
ROTC Grill: Genome Chomsky / Glory Bones / Total Knockouts
George’s Majestic Lounge: Wakarusa Interstellar DJ Night
Rogue Pizza Co.: Everyday Disciple / 4 Man Trio
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Honey Shine
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Christine Wedel
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Twilight Sloan
Arts Live Theatre: Arts Live Theatre Presents The Secret Garden
Reynolds Razorback Stadium: Razorback Football Spring Game
Headquarters House: Battle of Fayetteville Commemoration
Sunday, April 17
Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Arts Live presents A Secret Garden
112 Drive-in Theatre: The Green Hornet, Just Go With It
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Various recitals
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Reasons to Be Pretty
Nightbird Books: Indie Novel Autograph Event
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Native Plants and Wildlife Garden Walk
Walton Arts Center: The Del McCoury Band & The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
George’s Majestic Lounge: Heifer Benefit


Friday, April 15
Men’s Baseball vs. Mississippi State, 7 p.m., Baum Stadium
Saturday, March 5
Men’s Football, Spring Game, 3 p.m., Reynolds Razorback Stadium
Men’s Baseball vs. Mississippi State, 6:35 p.m., Baum Stadium
Sunday, March 6
Men’s Baseball vs. Mississippi State, 1:05 p.m., Baum Stadium