Daily Flyer: Tuesday, Nov. 15

In case you missed it…

The Occupy Northwest Arkansas camp has dwindled from about 50 people to a half dozen tents set up on the east balcony of the Fayetteville Town Center.

The Fayetteville A&P Commission yesterday awarded $182,828 in funds to 22 events and organizations including Last Night the NWA Cheese Dip Classic, Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks and TheatreSquared.

Renovations began Monday at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in downtown Fayetteville. According to reports, the hotel will see a major facelift including a new name. In the meantime, 50 of the hotel’s employees will be without work unless they find new jobs.

The Arkansas football team moved up two spots to No. 6. in the BCS standings released on Sunday night, matching their highest position in school history.

Happy Birthday!

Locals: Angela Bishop, Elizabeth Hubbard, David Burks, Jordan Williams, LynEtte Mason, Josie Vyrostek, Tony Boyd, Alexis Roberts and Sarah Frith.
Others: People’s Court judge Joe Wapner is 92, singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad (ABBA) is 66, bandleader Kevin Eubanks (The Tonight Show With Jay Leno) is 54, country singer Jack Ingram is 41, drummer David Carr (Third Day) is 37, drummer Jesse Sandoval (The Shins) is 37, and actor Sean Murray (NCIS) is 34.
*Send us your local birthday shout outs.

Tuesday To-do

Nerd Poetry Slam

Tonight is opening night of Rock of Ages at the Walton Arts Center.

The arena-rock love story is told through the hits of Journey, Whitesnake, Poison, Twisted Sister and other classic rock hair bands.

Tickets are available by calling 443-5600 or through waltonartscenter.org. Hint: Use discount code “eighties” for 20 percent off tonight’s (Nov. 15) and tomorrow night’s (Nov. 16) shows.

Also tonight, Ozark Poetry Slam presents the Nerd Poetry Slam at Rogue, Mike & Grady are at JJ’s and George’s hosts another OLIVE event.

The list

Rogue: Nerd Poetry Slam
Farrell’s Lounge: Fayetteville Stitch & Bitch
JJ’s Grill: Mike & Grady
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Sarah Hughes
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: UA Horn Choir Concert
Walton Arts Center: Rock of Ages
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
UA Campus: Marilyn Nelson–Reading & Book Signing
West End: Comedy Open Mic night
George’s Majestic Lounge: Audible Chocolate’s OLIVE featuring Tha Dual

Tuesday Public Meetings

6:00 p.m.City Council Meeting * (agenda)City Hall, Room 219

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

Rock of Ages