Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Sept. 27

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A food vendor arrives on Dickson Street to set up for Bikes, Blues & BBQ Monday afternoon.

Local Notes

The Flyer got a mention from The Next Web today. We made the list of “10 inspiring accounts to follow on Instagram” alongside ABC World News, Jamie Oliver and Snoop Dogg. You know, the usual bunch. (The Next Web)

Speaking of celebrities, Jeff Nichols’ new film “MUD” began shooting yesterday in Dumas, Arkansas prompting several celebrity sightings. “MUD” stars include Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Michael Shannon (Take Shelter, Boardwalk Empire), among others. Couple this cast with the acclaim his last film received and it won’t be long before Nichols himself is considered a star. For those keeping count, that’s two Arkansas native Nichols brothers working their way to fame. Jeff’s brother Ben fronts Memphis-based band Lucero. (Deadline)

Happy Birthday!

Locals: Chuck Mere, Basil Seymour-Davies, David Moore, Hannah Dodson, Dusty Wardlow, Mary Sanchez Nelms, Todd Mattson, Allison Walker, Hannah West and Jessica Eris.
Others: Actor Wilford Brimley is 77, musician Meat Loaf is 64, teen idol Shaun Cassidy is 53, actress Gwyneth Paltrow is 39, rapper Lil Wayne is 29 and singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne is 27.
*Send us your local birthday shout outs.

Thursday To-do

With Bikes, Blues & BBQ beginning tomorrow, tonight is your last chance to hit the town without sharing your preferred venue with a bunch of bikers.

That being said, the calendar choices for the evening is pretty slim.

If nothing on tonight’s list floats your boat, head to Dickson Street and see what Bikes, Blues & BBQ looks like without all the bikes. Who knows, maybe you can score a funnel cake a day early.

Good luck.

The list

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
JJ’s Grill: Mike & Grady
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Joel Eckells & The Wreckerds
George’s Majestic Lounge: Sarah Hughes
West End: Comedy Open Mic night
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit

Public Meetings

City Hall, Room 326: City Council Agenda Session * (agenda) – 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, Room 326: Street Committee * – 5:15 p.m.
City Hall, Room 111: FFEAC Local Food Action Group – 7:00 p.m.

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