Tuesday To-do: July 12

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear Richard Simmons. Happy birthday to you.

In honor of Richard Simmons’ 63rd birthday candle blowout, we’re adding a Happy Birthday section to the daily to-do post starting today.

Not just far away famous folks, though. Local famous folks are getting props, too. Famous as in, you let us know who to say happy birthday to and we’ll add them to the post. Hey, if you’ve got friends, you’re famous as far as we’re concerned. And you can sit right there with Richard Simmons, Kristi Yamaguchi, Bill Cosby and the rest of ’em.


There’s a double header of partyness at Rogue this evening. To start things off, the Ozark Poetry Slam’s monthly event will be the annual Cover Slam, the only slam of the year where you must compete with poetry that you didn’t write. Cool stuff. Plus, the featured group this month is our OPS home team. They’re currently raising money to travel to Boston to represent all of Arkansas at the National Poetry Slam competition and will have books, CDs and more for sale.

Later on, OLIVE takes over with DJs Ultrasonic Nozzle, Spiff and Bizar. Word on the street is that a special Aphex Twin/Beatles tribute is in the works.

What else? Live jazz at Teatro Scarpino Stitch & Bitch at Common Grounds, and a handful of live music options around town.

Happy Birthday!

Famous birthdays: Richard Simmons, Kristi Yamaguchi, Bill Cosby, George Washington Carver, Henry David Thoreau
Local birthdays: Chelsey Rose, Barry Fowler, Dawn Corser Moler, Jackson Gibson, Ryan Hughes, Shauna Castorena, Amy Schiska-Lombard, Liz Hendricks Esch, Robert Warren, Ellen Corley Gunderson, Michele White
* To add a birthday, leave a comment or send us a message.

The list

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Lewis & Clark Outfitters: Mountain Bike Ride
Jose’s: Jason Strode Band
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
Rogue Pizza Co.: The Cover Slam
Teatro Scarpino: Live jazz
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Sarah Hughes

Public meetings

City Hall Room 326: City Council Agenda Session * (agenda) – 4:30 p.m.
City Hall Room 326: Water and Sewer Committee * * – 5:15 p.m.

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