Tuesday To-do: May 31

Today’s the last chance to enjoy the month of May for almost a year.

The three-letter chunk of calendar, which falls directly after April and ends just before the beginning of June, will be gone at around midnight tonight.

“It’s the last chance to enjoy a month with 31 days until July,” said the month of June, who added that while he’s excited to begin his annual shift, he’s a little saddened by the process. “With March off duty and now May, we’ve got no more ‘M’ months for a while, yo,” he said, while shaking his head.

“I wish June would just buck up and deal with it,” said July. “He’s a four-letter word, but you would never know it.”


As part of the Walton Arts Center’s ongoing Artosphere festival, National Geographic contributing photographer Joel Sartore is in town for a 7:30 p.m. appearance at the WAC’s Starr Theater.

The conservation-minded photographer has spent two decades with the National Geographic Society covering everything from the remote Amazon rain forest to beer-drinking, mountain-racing, and firefighters in the United Kingdom.

Sartore has written several books including Photographing Your Family, Face to Face with Grizzlies, and Nebraska: Under a Big Red Sky. His most recent book, Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species is now available through this website at joelsartore.com.

In a one-hour presentation, “A Call to Action,” Sartore turns his lens on the audience, asking whether we value wildlife for its own sake, or only to the degree that it can produce things for us. “In this critical 11th hour,” writes NatGeo, “Sartore sounds a warning bell and a convincing call for change.”

There’s more tonight, too, including live music and a possibly controversial Street Committee meeting to discuss a temporary construction access area from Lafayette Street onto Old Main lawn.

The list

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Common Grounds: Bi-Monthly Stitch & Bitch
Bud Walton Arena: Darius Rucker / Lady Antebellum
Walton Arts Center: National Geographic Live: Joel Sartore, Photographer
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Lloyd Marley blues jam
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
Teatro Scarpino: Live jazz

Public meetings

City Hall, Room 326: City Council Agenda Session * (agenda) – 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, Room 326: Equipment Committee * – 5:15 p.m.
City Hall, Audit Room: Advisory Board Meeting for the Yvonne Richardson Center – 5:15 p.m.
City Hall, Room 326: Street Committee * (agenda) – 5:30 p.m.
City Hall, Room 111: Environmental Action Subcommittee Local Food Guide – 7:00 p.m.

* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk