Weekend To-do: Aug. 5-7

Photo by Dustin Bartholomew
Memphis Pencils performing during the Block Street Block Party in Fayetteville.

You guys are probably about as tired of hearing the “h” word (rhymes with slot) now as you were of hearing the “s” word (rhymes with grow) back in February, or the “r” word (rhymes with brain) back in April.

Which is why you will not find the “h” word anywhere in this weekend’s to-do post. Other words not included below are warm, smoldering, brimstone, fire, burn, burning, toasty, or hell.

You will also not find any camera-phone images of anyone’s dashboard thermometer here.

You’re welcome. Happy weekend.


Arts Live Theatre has been busy lately. After performing Hamlet – Zombie Killer Of Denmark around town last weekend,they’re doing a string Fiddler on the Roof shows at UARK Ballroom this weekend. Here is the schedule of performances.

How about a happy hour show? Earl & Them will be at George’s right after work, and later on, local Rhythm and Blues masters Black Pearl will take the stage at around 10 p.m.

Locals Honeyshine will be at Smoke & Barrel Friday night. Martha from the band is promising a beer bath, FYI.

The good news is that Memphis Pencils are back from their East Coast tour, and will be at The Lightbulb Club for a show along with DJ EJ and Brothel Sprouts. The sad news is that several Memphis Pencils including JD Paul (Messy Sparkles) will be moving to Austin later this month, and it’s likely to be the last time to see them in Fayetteville for a long time. Send them off in style.


The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market has fallen behind a bit in the online vote for best Farmers’ Market in the country. You know what to do.

Groovement is releasing a brand new album at George’s Saturday night. The first 100 people through the door get a free CD with their $5 cover charge. Jon Shorter Band and Isayah’s Allstars are also on the bill.

There’s a big show at Rogue with locals The People in the Paper, Dreamfast, Jarris, Motortrain, and I Do Declare. I believe it’s a birthday celebration for Alissa Noel of Kruz 94.9. She does the local show.


Have you ever been to one of the Sunday shows at Terra Studios? We’ve heard good things about them. This week, they’ve got Waoka.

The Rick Springfield show scheduled for the Arkansas Music Pavilion has been moved to the Walton Arts Center due to the crazy heat we’ve been experiencing around here. Here’s more info on that.

There’s more below, feel free to add to the list in the comments, and try not to melt out there. Get weird.

Friday, Aug. 5
Rogue Pizza Co.: Jackson Taylor and the Sinners / Charliehorse
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz
Ella’s: Lorie Morris
Savor: Dolan Sanderson
JJ’s Grill: Steppin’ Stones
UARK Ballroom: Fiddler on the Roof
Billy’s Grill: Ransom
Hjem Restaurant: Walter Savage and Reggie James
Hooters: Jason Strode
Rufino’s: Pamela Nelson
Foghorn’s on College: Meagan White
George’s Majestic Lounge: Earl & Them / Black Pearl
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Tiffany Chrisopher with Miles Ralston
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Honeyshine
The Wine Cellar: Jones & Leah
Kingfish: Jovan Arellano
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Memphis Pencils / DJ EJ / Brothel Sprouts
Buffalo Wild Wings: Karaoke
Saturday, Aug. 6
Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Jammin’ Java: Bill Dollar & Loose Change
Ozark Natural Foods: First Saturday at Ozark Natural Foods
UARK Ballroom: Fiddler on the Roof
Savor: Paul Smith
Foghorn’s on College: Amber and Emma
George’s Majestic Lounge: Groovement / Jon Shorter Band
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Casual Flyze
Walton Arts Center: Composer’s Showcase – KUAF Summer Jazz
West End: Keith Nicholson Trio
Rogue Pizza Co.: The People in the Paper / I Do Declare / Motortrain / Dreamfast / Jarris
JJ’s Grill: Ouachita River Band
Kingfish: Sarah Hughes
Sunday, Aug. 7
Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
Common Grounds: Catfish Playboys
Terra Studios: Waoka
UARK Ballroom: Fiddler on the Roof
Walton Arts Center: Rick Springfield
George’s Majestic Lounge: Jake’s Electro Tapit