Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Nov. 2

Chris Robinson photo by Matthew Mendenhall
The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson brings his new band to Fayetteville Wednesday night.

Local Notes

A new film about Hank Williams Sr. called “The Last Ride,” which was shot almost entirely in Arkansas, is currently playing as a test in various cities across the state. In Fayetteville, you can see it at the Malco Razorback Cinema at 1:25 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m. and 9:35 p.m. “We need it to do very well to make sure we get a wide national break,” said Harry Thomason, the film’s director. Thomason said he’s donating 10 percent of the online ticket sales in Arkansas to the Susan G. Komen Cure for Cancer fund.

The city rolled out a new recycling program this week for two Fayetteville apartment complexes. The Cliffs and the North Creekside Apartments are the first to get containers which accept aluminum and steel cans and No. 1 and 2 plastics. No word yet on which complex is up next. (NWAOnline)

Razorback wide receiver Marquel Wade was suspended one game by the Southeastern Conference for an illegal hit to Vanderbilt punt returner Jonathan Krause who was looking up before he had the ball during Saturday’s game against the Commodores. Wade was thrown out of the game and later apologized saying he thought Krause had the ball.

Happy Birthday!

Locals: Brian Smith, Ann Chitwood, Caroline Burton, Cynthia Peven, Mary Taylor-Dunaway, Rylo Fletcher, Amy Gibson, Lupita Chavarria and Michelle Kieklak.
Others: Drummer Carter Beauford (Dave Matthews Band) is 54, singer k.d. lang is 50,
bassist Bobby Dall (Poison) is 48, actress Lauren Velez (Dexter) is 47, actor David Schwimmer is 45, rapper Nelly is 37, and guitarist Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie) is 36.
*Send us your local birthday shout outs.

Wednesday To-do

With the fall 2010 advent of The Black Crowes’ hiatus, frontman Chris Robinson brings his new group, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, to George’s Majestic Lounge tonight. The lineup includes Neal Casal (guitarist for Ryan Adams and Willie Nelson) on guitar, Adam MacDougall (The Black Crowes) on keyboards, George Sluppick on drums, and Mark “Muddy” Dutton (Burning Tree) on bass.

The show begins at 9 p.m. and admission is $20 (tickets).

The women’s Razorback basketball season begins tonight with an exhibition game against Newman University at 7 p.m. tonight in Bud Walton Arena. The first men’s game is Friday, FYI.

Also tonight, DJ EJ brings his “A History of Hip-hop” show to Smoke & Barrel, Greenhouse Grille hosts Waoka and both JR’s and FIX host DJ sets.

The list

Legacy Blues Lounge: Ben Harris Group / Cathead Biscuit
Greenhouse Grille: Waoka
JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Jose’s: Karaoke
Bud Walton Arena: UA Basketball Women vs. Newman College
George’s Majestic Lounge: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Digby Jukes / Canned food drive
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ EJ’s A History of Hip-Hop
Fix Ultralounge: FIX Wednesdays w/ Bailey Mendenhall

Wednesday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Parking Deck Advisory CommitteeCity Hall, Room 111
9:00 a.m.Technical Plat ReviewCity Hall, Room 326
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 11-67, Construction – Walker Park Dugouts and Bleacher CoversCity Hall, Room 326

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