Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Aug. 31

Local notes

Remember Pitas? You know, the Mediterranean restaurant that is taking Kosmos’ old location on Dickson Street? Well, their sign is up. (Flickr)

The Washington County Fair opened yesterday and photojournalist Andy Shupe has about a dozen excellent photos to prove it. (Photoblog)

AT&T yesterday announced a $4.5 million investment to strengthen its cellular coverage inside Razorback Stadium and Bud Walton Arena. (KNWA)

Happy Birthday!

Locals: Gary Thomas, Dave Fant, Cindy Wiseman, River Valley, Sara Neufeld, Chris Carera, and Kaye Baskerville.
Others: Educator Marva Collins is 75, musician Van Morrison is 66, actor Richard Gere is 62, singer Deborah (don’t call her Debbie) Gibson is 41 and comedian Chris Tucker is 39.

Wednesday To-do

SNL’s Jay “King of Impressions” Pharoah is in town for a show at the Union Ballroom on the University of Arkansas campus. Check the video below for a sampling of his spot-on impressions. Show starts at 9 p.m.

Also tonight, Smoke & Barrel hosts Tavern Trivia. The fun starts at 8 p.m. so you’ve only got a few hours to get a team together and then learn everything there is to know about everything.

Elsewhere, the Washington County Fair is on night number two, Jamie Wolfe is at JJ’s, Sarah Hughes is at Greenhouse Grille and there’s a big show at George’s.

The list

Greenhouse Grille: Sarah Hughes
JJ’s Grill: Jamie Wolfe
Washington County Fairgrounds: Washington County Fair
Buck Nekkid BBQ: NWA Entrepreneurship Alliance Meetup
Herman’s Ribhouse: Richard Burnett
George’s Majestic Lounge: The Battle Within / Chemical Discipline / Hound of Hades / Abacinated
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Tavern Trivia w/ The Drive-In Speakerbox
UA Student Union: Saturday Night Live comedian Jay Pharoah

Public Meetings

City Hall, Room 326: Technical Plat Review – 9:00 a.m.

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

Jay Pharoah