Weekly roundup: Pedicabs, Miller Williams, the AMP and more

A recap of happenings in Fayetteville and on the Flyer from April 18-24, 2011.

News & Views

The Fayetteville City Council voted on Tuesday to allow pedicabs on sections of city trails between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. and on certain roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or greater. The council also approved ads on pedicabs.

Mena natives Sumitra and Ryan Reid are opening the Dickson Street Pub, which will also include service on the rooftop patio (formerly Veranda Wine Bar).

Miller Williams

As part of National Poetry Month, Fayetteville author and award-winning poet Miller Williams, was named Wednesday afternoon as Fayetteville’s Poet Laureate for 2011 during a town hall meeting on the UA campus.

Since 1998, a plate-glass window on the southwest corner of the Fayetteville square has read “Coming Soon: West Mountain Brewing Company.” The ‘coming soon’ portion is set to finally be removed this year.

Here are this week’s upcoming public meetings with links to agendas for the City Council, Street Committee and School Board.

Arts & Events

Local theatre company TheatreSquared announced the lineup for its sixth season, including four plays and another installment of the annual New Play Festival.

Reasons You Should Go: Here’s our review of the TheatreSquared production of Neil LaBute’s “reasons to be pretty.”

Speaking of “reasons to be pretty,” we held a giveaway for two front-row seats. Congrats to the winners.

The 29th annual Fayetteville Springfest is set for Saturday, April 30

the B-52s

Walton Arts Center’s second annual Artosphere Arts & Nature festival kicked off on Friday.

During a Wednesday morning press conference at George’s Majestic Lounge, Walton Arts Center and AMP officials released information on six new shows scheduled at the Arkansas Music Pavilion in 2011.

Country music star Blake Shelton will play Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

University Programs will host a free performance by Margot and the Nuclear So-and-So’s on Tuesday, May 3, at the Greek Theater in Fayetteville.

Messy Sparkles’ “Feeling Good Forever” is an album you can be friends with.


Former Razorback Peyton Hillis is one of two finalists to be on the cover of Madden NFL 12.


Southern Chicken Casserole

This weekend’s mix includes a preview from the new Fleet Foxes album, Helplessness Blues, which arrives May 3. As always, thanks to The Tale of The Tape for sharing.

There was no new Flyer Recipe this week, but the Southern Chicken Casserole recipe never got a weekly roundup shout out, so we’re including it here. All in all, this dish takes a little over an hour to come together, with the help of a handy rotisserie chicken.

Flyer & Sponsor News

Here’s what’s new from our sponsors.

Our newest sponsor is Hjem Restaurant, located at 1 E. Center Street, Suite 160 (inside East Square Plaza) on the Fayetteville Square.


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