Weekend To-do: July 22-24

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As they say in Batman movies, television programs, and comic books, “Riddle me this, Batman.”

If two feet of snow is extreme winter weather, and record rainfall/flooding/tornadoes qualifies for extreme spring weather, and prolonged temperatures near 100 degrees make for an extreme summer, what exactly does extreme fall weather look like?

I don’t know the answer to that question, but I hope it has something to do with really beautiful leaves, or mind-blowingly-moderate temperatures.

This fall’s gonna be crazy mild, yo. We deserve it. Have a good weekend.

Happy Birthday!

Locals: Bonnie Field, Jacob Brown, Brock Mitchell, Brittany Humphries, Brooke Ishmael Boatright, Mark Wieden, Kate Johnson, Marcy Benham, Sunshine Broder, Tim Nipper, Amanda Bartholomew, Sara Baker Ahaus
Others: Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is 71, musician Don Henley is 64, and singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright is 38. Also, Rose Kennedy (1890-1995).


Big Uns is playing their last happy hour at George’s until January Friday night (one of the band members has a son that will be playing high school football this year), so if you’re a fan, you’d better get down there tonight. Later on, Andy Frasco is back in town for a show.

The new stage at Kingfish is alive and kicking, and Jr. Soapbox is playing Friday night. Members of Charliehorse will also be sitting in with the band.

Alien Ant Farm got crazy famous in 2001 for their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” Remember that? Anyway, they’re in Fayetteville tonight for a show at Rogue. Admission is $15.


There’s a lot going on on the Fayetteville square Saturday morning. For one thing, it’s Farmers’ Market day. For two, there’s a Summer of Solutions’ Bike Flash Mob happening at 9 a.m. There’s also a sidewalk sale, and several stores will be hosting shelter dogs for adoption.

How about some tunes? Wichita, KS band The New Imperialism is at the Lightbulb Club along with locals Friday, Maybe Saturday.

Greg Moore and Michael Jordan of Hosta have a new(ish) project called Trasspassers, and they’re at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night with David’s Pegasus and Miniature Colossal Men. Miniature Colossal Men released a new EP recently, FYI.

If you feel like dancing your ass off, Beat Bachs is throwing another one of his locally famous dance parties at Fix this weekend, featuring DJs Shortfuze, EQ, Nicholas Scott, Baby Armie and (of course) Beat Bachs. Word on the street is they’re staying open until 4 a.m.


Remember earlier this week when we told you guys about a Tomato Fest happening at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks? It’s happening this Sunday.

George’s has a 7 p.m. show Sunday night with Big Bad Gina, who just won an award at the National Women’s Music Festival in Madison, WI.

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

Friday, July 22
Savor: Tiffany Christopher
Greenhouse Grille: Casual Flyze
Fayetteville Underground: Book binding workshop
Foghorn’s on College: Scott Young
Jose’s: Cadillac Jackson
ROTC Grill: Traveling Wheelbearings
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Cathead Biscuit
Rogue Pizza Co.: Alien Ant Farm
West End: Guta
Nightbird Books: John Thompson – The Reservoir
Kingfish: Jr. Soapbox
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Mazey Ace
JJ’s Grill: Jason Strode
The Wine Cellar: Jim Goza
Hjem Restaurant: Brick Fields
George’s Majestic Lounge: Andy Frasco / Big Uns
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sarah Hughes Band
Saturday, July 23
Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Lewis & Clark Outfitters: Road Bike Ride
Fayetteville Public Library: Trail Tour with Mayor Jordan Cancelled
Fayetteville Underground: Book binding workshop
Fayetteville Square: Summer of Solutions’ Bike Flash Mob
Clarion Inn: Shimmyfest
The Showcase: The HOSPITAL II Only the ILLest
Savor: Paul Smith
Rogue Pizza Co.: Wes Jeans
Foghorn’s on College: Russ Hutchinson
Jose’s: Chester P & the Vinyl Kings
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Casual Flyze
UARK Ballroom: Arts Live Theatre Awards
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Amber Dawn Gardner
JJ’s Grill: Joe Giles & The Homewreckers
Fix Ultralounge: Beat Bachs presents: Four on the Floor
Kingfish: Otis
JR’s Lightbulb Club: The New Imperialism / Friday, Maybe Saturday
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Trasspassers / David’s Pegasus / Miniature Colossal Men
Sunday, July 24
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Tomato Fest
Common Grounds: DJ SoulFree
George’s Majestic Lounge: Big Bad Gina
Greenhouse Grille: Melody & Morty
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Terra Studios: Lana Huffman