Well, this week started off with some weirdness.
For the first time that I can ever remember, the University of Arkansas closed early because of flooding yesterday.
There was more water flowing down the streets than I have ever seen in Northwest Arkansas, and I’ve been here for my whole life.
In other words, unless things clear up over the course of the week, you might need a boat to make it to the below events. As they say in show business, however, “the show must go on.”
Arts & Events
Concert on the Lawn, a benefit for Habitat for Humanity featuring music by Jonathan Story, is Monday, May 2 at Ella’s. Set an email or text message reminder.
Need a job? The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Job Expo on Friday, April 29 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn.
It’s another packed week of events at George’s. The Whigs, the NAMA Awards, Perpetual Groove, and a RockIt festival showcase with Benjamin Del Shreve, A Good Fight, Silverstone, and more are on the calendar.
Sarah Hughes and Drew Packard & The Second Spillway, Candy Lee & The Sweets and more are at Greenhouse Grille this week.
Hjem Restaurant has a brand new lounge with comfy couches, good wine, and delicious homemade vodka infusions. Check it out Friday night, with live music by Walter Savage and Yaniv T.
JJ’s Grill has free live music this week with Jason Plumlee, Russ Hutchison, Chris Alan Craig, Burnett Trio, Maud Crawford, and Nu UnYun. For free.
Another Bean Mountain Farm plant sale, an artist reception for Mark Cartwright, a Lunch & Learn for dealing with allergies, and more are coming up at Ozark Natural Foods.
Don’t miss Hardaway & the Commoners at Powerhouse Seafood’s Party on the Patio this Thursday night.
Smoke & Barrel Tavern has DJ Shortfuze, Sarah Hughes, and Grown Folks Night featuring Epiphany, Gina Gee, Fred Talley, and DJ MixxTenn. Here’s the schedule.
Phunbags Comedy Improv are back at the UARK Ballroom May 7. Set an email or text message reminder.
Little Big Town, and Thomas & Friends Live are at Walton Arts Center this week. Also, do you have your Les Miserables tickets yet? It opens next week.
If all this rain has got you down, you can drown your sorrows at Buster Belly’s Tuesday night with 23-oz Mason Jar drafts for $2.50.
Do you like Mexican beers? Flying Burrito’s got ’em for $2 every Thursday night.
Grub’s has $1.25 drafts and $6 domestic pitchers every day from 4-10 p.m.
It’s Whiskey Wednesday at Mickey Finn’s this week. Get a shot of whiskey and a can of Old Style for $3. More specials.
If you like American Honey, you’ll probably be happy to know that Kingfish has a machine that dispenses it, chilled and ready, for $5 every day.
Food & Dining
Try the new Crabby Pots, available every Friday night at the Fayetteville Clarion Inn. Each pot comes with crab legs, garlic toast, drawn butter, new potatoes, and shucked corn. Check it.
Emelia’s Kitchen has new specials this week, including Bourbon Street Pork (roasted red pepper encrusted pork with bourbon BBQ sauce), and grilled Mahi Mahi with a passion fruit glaze.
The best cure for the rainy-day blues is a bearclaw, cinnamon roll, or warm croissant and some good coffee at Little Bread Co.
Marinated chicken breast with swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and honey mustard on a kaiser roll. It’s called the Derek’s Special, it’s delicious, and it’s only at Hugo’s.
Lucky Luke’s isn’t normally located on a body of water, but it might be possible to drive your boat to Wing Wednesday this week. (It’s rained a lot lately). 40¢ wings, $1 drafts.
Saturday night is Prime Rib Night at Penguin Ed’s on Mission Blvd. Get a 1/2 lb., baked potato, Texas toast, and a side salad for $12.95.
Do you follow Sassy’s on Twitter? If you did, you could get 15% off your meal every Tuesday.
Slim Chickens just opened a new Fayetteville store, located at 637 Joyce Blvd, Suite 20A. Have you tried it yet?
More Sales & Specials
Get 25% off a pair of sunglasses at The Eye Center during the month of April. Some exclusions may apply.
Rain boots are 30% off at Masons this week. You’re probably gonna need them.
Psst. A one-bedroom condo from AMA will be open in the Cravens Building (just off the Fayetteville Square) on June 1. Check it out.
Need to move out of the dorms for the summer? Templeton Place apartments from BR Management are just $400/mo.
Have you seen the new 2012 model Subaru Impreza? Check out the photo set by Adventure Subaru.
Austin Vision Care has the new Clear Conscience Multipurpose contact solution that is sterilized by filtration, thimerosal-free, and cruelty-free.
Stop by Clubhaus Fitness, and sign up for a float trip, coming up on May 21. $45 covers canoe rental, and transportation to and from the Kings River.
If you don’t want to miss the next big sale at Eco Chic Resale, you should “Like” them on Facebook.
Got a general health question that you’d like answered? Leave a post on the wall over at Ozark Urgent Care’s Facebook page.
Riffraff’s new Fayetteville and “Love Arkansas” t-shirts are now available in a tank top. Have a look.
If you have a few extra minutes this week, stop by the Shine Salon Facebook page and read some hilarious testimonials.
Something Urban has some adorable new looks for Spring. Wanna see?
Don’t hassle with out-of-town service. The UA Computer Store & Service Center is an Apple authorized service provider right here in Fayetteville.
Zortees has new organic Hog shirts in stock, using their brand new brighter, softer, formaldehyde-free inks! Stop by the shop to see them in person.