Weekend To-do: July 29-31

Hardaway is playing his last show in Fayetteville before relocating to New York.

Judging by the enormous list of items on the calendar this week, it appears as though the dog days of summer are coming to a close.

Not the hot weather, mind you. There’s really no end in sight for that. (Don’t even look at next week’s forecast. Trust me.)

As far as the slow part of the year where there is less happening around town due to the fact that all of the students are gone, and lots of other people are hanging out on the beach somewhere, that part looks to be over.

Just look at that list down there. I didn’t count, but it looks like there are a million things on it. Choose wisely.


Remember yesterday when we told you about the 3rd Annual Fayetteville Reunion? Well that kicks off during happy hour at George’s Friday night. FOS Project is playing the early show, and No Control (in the lounge) and Tragikly White (in the garden) will the late shows.

How about some local rock and roll? The Plaid Jackets, Well Well Well and Brothel Sprouts are at Smoke & Barrel.

I’ve got good news, and bad news. The good news is that Hardaway has a new recording called “Snapback Season,” and the first 300 people at Rogue Friday night will be able to get their hands on it early. The bad news is that it will be Hardaway’s last performance in town before he relocates to NYC this fall.

Wanna see some Shakespeare in the park this weekend for free? Arts Live Theatre is presenting their version of Hamlet – Zombie Killer Of Denmark at the Wilson Park Castle at 7 p.m. Later on (around dark) you could catch The Goonies at the Wilson Park Pool.

There’s a big country music show at the AMP with up-and-coming country music men Chris Young, and Colt Ford. I think Colt Ford is a country rapper.


If you were hoping to go to WordCamp Fayetteville on the UA Campus, I hope you already got tickets, because all 175 of them sold out this week. If you don’t know what WordPress is, however, don’t stress too much about it.

You don’t even need tickets to the Farmers’ Market, which is awesome, because it happens to rule. The veggies should be flowing like wine on the Fayetteville square.

If you have a kid, or just like kids music, maybe you want to head down to the Walton Arts Center for one of the Imagination Movers shows on Saturday?

George’s is hosting the 6th Annual Jerry Garcia Bday Jam Saturday night with Mountain of Venus, Jeff Sipe (Leftover Salmon, Aquarium Rescue Unit) and friends.

The last ever Christmas Fuller Project show is happening at Mama Carmen’s Espresso Cafe Saturday night. It’s also a CD release for their (final?) record, Roman Candle Wars.


There’s a benefit for long-time George’s and Jose’s door man Neill Williamson Sunday night at George’s. Neill suffers from cerebral palsy and Lou Gehrig’s disease, and the Fayetteville community is chipping in to help him with some medical/living expenses. Local (and regional) all-star band The Red Barn Ramblers are playing, and a $5 donation gets you in the door. Here’s some more info.

There’s way more below (see?), feel free to add anything we missed in the comments, and feel free to do a rain-dance, and or sweater-weather dance if you know how to do one at some point over the weekend. Party.

Happy Birthday!

Locals: Joyce Robertson, Diane Scott, Diana Wallace Moore, Gina Berquist, Greg Zilioli, Kim Stewart, Joyce Walker Robertson, D’lorah Hughes, Leonel Alvarado Jr, Robin Wright Points, Solange Martinez, and Leah Pierson.
Others: Musician Geddy Lee (Rush) is 58, singer Martina McBride is 45 and producer Danger Mouse is 34. Also, poet Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006) and journalist Peter Jennings (1938-2005).

Friday, July 29
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Dark Water Hymnal / The Fucktards
George’s Majestic Lounge: Third Annual Fayetteville Reunion
Greenhouse Grille: Walter Savage & Claudia Burson
Savor: Teddy & Jody
George’s Majestic Lounge: FOS Project / Tragikly White / No Control
La Huerta – Crossover: Darren Ray
Wilson Park: Dive-In movie: The Goonies
Wilson Park: Hamlet – Zombie Killer Of Denmark
Hooters: Jed Clampit
AMP: Chris Young / Colt Ford
Foghorn’s on College: Tiffany Christopher
Jose’s: Cassette
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Plaid Jackets / Well Well Well / Brothel Sprouts
The Wine Cellar: Clint Scrivner
ROTC Grill: Lil Wheel
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Catfish Jackson
West End: Barrett Baber
Rowdy Beaver Den: The Blues Dudes
JJ’s Grill: Daryll Brooks
Kingfish: Kevin Bennoch
Rogue Pizza Co.: Snapback Season Release Party hosted by Hardaway
Buffalo Wild Wings: Karaoke
Fix Ultralounge: Daniel Rockwell
Saturday, July 30
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Rough Draftz / Acid Of The East
Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Lewis Soccer Complex: Road Bike Ride
UA Campus: WordCamp Fayetteville
Jammin’ Java: Mike and Maliah
Fayetteville Public Library: Anoush Dance Troupe
Ozark Natural Foods: “Practical Solutions to Relocate, Downsize, or Simplify Your Life.”
Walton Arts Center: Imagination Movers
Wilson Park: Third Annual Fayetteville Reunion picnic
Mama Carmen’s Espresso Cafe: Christmas Fuller Project final show
Fayetteville Public Library: Washington County Historical Dancers
Savor: Miles Ralston
Nibbles Academy of Cooking: Justin Leflar
Rogue Pizza Co.: The Original Eoff Brothers Band
Gulley Park: Hamlet – Zombie Killer Of Denmark
Foghorn’s on College: Will Brand
Jose’s: Durham
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Matt Smith Group
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jeff Kearney
George’s Majestic Lounge: 6th Annual Jerry Garcia Bday Jam
JJ’s Grill: City Limits
Kingfish: Jim Goza
Fix Ultralounge: Daniel Rockwell
Sunday, July 31
Greenhouse Grille: Tin Pan Alley Cats
Common Grounds: Jones n Leah
Terra Studios: Tom Nolan
Walton Arts Center: Imagination Movers
Fayetteville Public Library: Tent #8: An Investigation of the Girl Scout Murders & The Trial of Gene Leroy Hart
George’s Majestic Lounge: Benefit for Neill Williamson