Weekend To-do: June 10-12

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Joe Sundell (Damn Bullets, Sad Daddy) is at Smoke & Barrel Friday night with locals Damn Arkansan

We did it, Fayetteville. We made it through another week of work, and we will all be rewarded with two straight days of weekend-y bliss.

This weekend has something for everyone, including people who like music, comedy, movies, swimming, ice cream, other food items, tacos, farmers’ markets, and mildish early-summer weather.

People who hate all of the above things will find a little bit less to enjoy this weekend, but those people have a lot of other problems to deal with. If you happen to run into one of those people over the next couple days, give them a hug (they won’t like that either, but it’s for their own good.) Weekend!


The Wilson Park Pool opens for the summer season today at 5 p.m. At around dark, the Dive-in Movie Series kicks off with Despicable Me. It’s totally free, FYI.

There’s a big Red Cross Disaster Relief Concert at George’s Saturday night. The eight-band lineup includes Randall Shreve, Jarris, Amsterdam, Monster Heart, Bleu Edmondson, Joel Schisler, People in Paper and Surf De Soleil. There’s a $5 cover, and all the proceeds benefit Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Also at George’s, Joe Giles and Earl & Them are playing happy hour beginning at 6 p.m.

Austin resident (and Arkansas native) songwriter Joe Sundell is at Smoke & Barrel Friday night with locals Damn Arkansan. You may know Joe from his work in Damn Bullets and Sad Daddy.

The Lightbulb Club has New Jersey hip-hop artist J.E. double F, along with locals Miniature Colossal Men and Brothel Sprouts Friday night. Have you heard Miniature Colossal Men’s cover of Divo’s Gates of Steel yet?

Bikes, Babes & Bling kicks off in Fayetteville today. Most of the action is at the Washington County Fairgrounds this year, but there is also pub crawl on Dickson Street starting at noon, and a bike parade at 4:30 p.m. Here’s the full schedule.

There’s a big show at the AMP with Christian rockers, David Crowder Band. 10 percent of all the ticket sales from the show be donated to the Red Cross for their disaster relief efforts as well.


Cletus Got Shot

Do you need more mouth harp in your life? You can probably get some at the Fayetteville Public Library on Saturday, where Shout Lulu will be playing a family concert at 10:30 a.m. in the Walker Community Room.

Do you kids need some free ice cream? Ozark Natural Foods is hosting a Co-op Kids Ice Cream Social Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free ice cream rules.

Phunbags Comedy Improv are back at the UARK Ballroom Saturday night beginning at around 8 p.m.

George’s has a big show with Louisiana bluesman Tab Benoit (which is almost sold out), Cletus Got Shot is back at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night, and The Lightbulb Club is auctioning off some records.


In addition to being a zillion bands, local musician Dan Dean also plays a solo show from time to time. He’ll be at Greenhouse Grille Sunday during brunch.

Also on Sunday, the Fayetteville Public Library’s Mountain Street Stage Music Series continues with South American-inspired sounds from Trio DeJaniero in the Walker Community Room at 2 p.m.

There’s more below, and feel free to add anything we missed in the comments. Happy weekend.

Friday, June 10
Washington County Fairgrounds: Bikes, Babes & Bling
The Wine Cellar: Steve Dimmitt
Dickson Street Inn: Warren Dietzel
George’s Majestic Lounge: Earl & Them/ Joe Giles
AMP: David Crowder Band
Savor: Sarah Hughes
Foghorn’s on College: Jeff Carey
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Suzuki Music School of Arkansas Piano Recital
Walton Arts Center: Uncorked! Friday Night Wine Tasting
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Tiffany Christopher
GoodFolk: Bill Hearne Trio
JJ’s Grill: Ouachita River Band
Jose’s: Cassette
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Amanda Cramer
George’s Majestic Lounge: Red Cross Disaster Relief Concert
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Joe Sundell / Damn Arkansan
The Lightbulb Club: J.E. double F / Miniature Colossal Men / Brothel Sprouts
Saturday, June 11
Fayetteville Public Library: Shout Lulu family concert
Savor: Tiffany Christopher
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Through the Garden Gate Tour
Ozark Natural Foods: Co-op Kids Ice Cream Social
Nadine Baum Studios: Wine Lover’s Brunch
Washington County Fairgrounds: Bikes, Babes & Bling
Rogue Pizza Co.: I Do Declare
Walton Arts Center: Riedel Glass Seminar / Premier Wine Tasting
JJ’s Grill: Tim Meitzen
Foghorn’s on College: Amber and Emma
UARK Ballroom: Phunbags Comedy Improv
George’s Majestic Lounge: Tab Benoit
Jose’s: 6 Speed Overdrive
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Sun Dogs
Arsaga’s on Crossover: East of Zion
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Cletus Got Shot
The Lightbulb Club: Penny Record Auction #1
Mickey Finn’s: AmyH Hart and Jarrod Van Brunt
Sunday, June 12
Greenhouse Grille: Dan Dean
Common Grounds: Tiffany Christopher
Fayetteville Public Library: Trio DeJaniero
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: John Harrison Opera Foundation – Opera Screening
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Brandy Armstrong