Daily Flyer: Thursday, Aug. 25

Photo by Steve Moore
A reception is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Anne Kittrell Art Gallery on campus for the Steve Moore & The Fayetteville Panorama Project.

Local notes

XNA photo: @archetypepro

A new concourse at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) will open to the public Sept. 1. Local leaders yesterday got a sneak peek of the new $20 million wing which includes 11 gates, a new restaurant, gift shop, free Wi-Fi and Arkansas’ first moving sidewalk. (KFSM)

The Cosmopolitan Hotel in downtown Fayetteville is set for a complete renovation once its new owners close the deal on the purchase. Expect a temporary closure followed by a reopening in fall 2012 with a four-star rating and a new name. (NWAOnline)

According to an Arkansas Traveler article, UA campus parking lots “two and 36” are being closed permanently to make room for construction projects. Lot 36 is at Douglas and Storer. We couldn’t find lot two on the university’s parking map. Anybody? (Arkansas Traveler)

Happy Birthday!

Locals: Jeromy Weldon, Jacqueline Arsaga, Gabriel Daffron, Peter Horton, and Wally Waller.
Others: Game show host Monty Hall is 90, actor Sean Connery is 81, talk show host Regis Philbin is 80, singer Gene Simmons is 62, musician Elvis Costello is 57, director Tim Burton is 53, singer Billy Ray Cyrus is 50, TV chef Rachael Ray is 43, and actress Blake Lively is 24.

Thursday To-do

Are you a student? Can you pass for one? Wanna score some free pizza, koozies, contact lens solution, XXL white t-shirts and a bunch of pens? Then head on over to the UA Student Union lawn for Razorbash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

If you’re a fan of Fayetteville photography, HD photography, or better yet, both, (that’s a lot of commas) you should introduce yourself to the works of the late Steve Moore. Specifically, Moore’s The Fayetteville Panorama Project. You can get acquainted starting tonight at the Anne Kittrell Art Gallery on the UA campus where a reception will be held at 7 p.m. If you can’t make it tonight, head over sometime in the next few days. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Double Tough at Smoke & Barrel

Also tonight, Art Amiss holds its fashion event at Matt Miller Studios, Smoke & Barrel hosts another round of Double Tough, and Boom! Kinetic plays Powerhouse’s Party on the Patio.

There’s way more, too.

The list:

UA Student Union: Razorbash
Kingfish: Barret Baber
Ozark Natural Foods: Cooking demo with Stephanie Harper
Matt Miller Studios: Art Amiss Fashion Event
JJ’s Grill: TJ Scarlett
UA Student Union: Steve Moore & the Fayetteville Panorama Project reception
Powerhouse Seafood: Boom! Kinetic
Foghorn’s on College: Jeff Carey
George’s Majestic Lounge: Turnpike Troubadours / Shane Smith and The 6 Gun Saints / Montgomery Trucking
Jose’s: Traveling Wheelbearings
Pesto Cafe: Sarah Hughes
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: S. Michael Shuman – Piano Recital
Scarpino: Fayetteville Square Dance
Dickson Street Pub: Matt Chambers / Will Brand
Rowdy Beaver Den: Karaoke
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jeff Kearney
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Shortfuze’s Double Tough

Public Meetings

Adams Leadership Center: Fayetteville School Board (agenda) – 5:00 p.m.
City Hall, Room 111: Housing Authority Board of Commissioners * – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Room 326: Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods * – 6:00 p.m.

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