Weekend Flyer: Dec. 16-18

We’re not sure where it’s coming from, but there’s a whole lot happening in Fayetteville this weekend.

It probably has something to do with the fact that it’s the last weekend before Christmas, and that everyone in town is going into stir-crazy-prevention-mode in advance of all the family time that’s headed their way.

For that reason, we’re going to go ahead and recommend doing something fun this weekend. With the holidays approaching, we can’t guarantee anything at all will happen in town next weekend.

Here are about a thousand choices.


George’s Majestic Lounge has a happy hour show with local dancey-cover band Ultra Suede. Later on, Ben Miller Band and Speakeasy will take the stage.

Comedian, actor, and exotic dancer (not an exotic dancer) Larry Miller will be at Walton Arts Center Friday night, performing his show, “Holiday Cocktails with Larry Miller.” Consider this: he was in Christopher Guest’s 2000 film, Best in Show, among about a zillion other movies.

Teenagers frontman Travis Keymer is back in Fayetteville, and has assembled a new band. They’ll be at Smoke & Barrel Tavern along with locals David’s Pegasus Friday night.

Metal-wise, Vore will be at Rogue celebrating the release of their new record, “Gravehammer.” Oklahoma City band Enfuneration and locals Abacinated open the show.

If you haven’t seen it yet (of if you want to see it again), there are several chances to check out TheatreSquared’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Nadine Baum Studios this weekend. Here’s the schedule.


Mike Anderson’s hoop Hogs will get a chance to break their two-game losing streak Saturday when they take on Southeastern Louisiana at Bud Walton Arena. Tipoff is at 2 p.m.

A couple more holiday shows are happening Saturday night. Phunbags Comedy Improv perform a Christmas show at UARK Bowl, and The Moscow Classical Ballet will perform “The Nutcracker” at Walton Arts Center.

Music-wise, former-Fayettevilleians-turned-Little-Rockians, Color Club will play The Lightbulb Club Saturday night along with a new Little Rock band, RIOTS. The show is a fundraiser for a new split-record featuring both bands. Our friend Roger caught up with Color Club earlier this week.

Alternative rock band, Hurt, is on an acoustic tour, and they’ll be making a stop at Rogue Saturday night along with Jeffro and locals, Chasing Pictures.

Also in tunes, 1 Oz. Jig is at Smoke & Barrel Tavern, Kelly Road is at George’s Majestic Lounge, and Outside The Lines make their annual appearance at GoodFolk.


George’s Majestic Lounge booked a last-minute Sunday night show, featuring Earl & Them with Jimmy Thackery.

You’ve got choices for music with your eggs on Sunday. Emelia’s Kitchen has Drew Packard, Common Grounds has Tiffany Christopher, and Greenhouse Grille has Beth Stockdell during brunch.

Happy Birthday

Kirsten Blowers, PJ Langford, Lisa Malloy, Liz Vanzant, Tara Simon, Misty Harwood, Fawn Farmer, Cinda Hammons, Kikko Haydar, John B. Ervin, Becca Moon, Emily Bembry, Tonya Tokar, Ashley De La Porte, Tom Griffith, Robert Hazel, Shar Vojdani, Kristi Martin, Cameron Heger, Bill Bush, Adrienna Young, Cory Belle, Drew Wallis, Aaron Sarlo, Charles Sabo, April Johnson, Johnny Johnson, Kimberly Swaim, Rebecca Hatchel, Gianna Cooper, Michelle Marshall, Timothy Dennis, Jim Moore, Robert Ginsburg, Mitsi McKee, John G. White, Mary Kathryn Moeller, Epiphany Morrow, Chet Bartley, Thomas Krapausky, Noël Gieringer and Echo Sunyata Sibley .

The List

Friday, Dec. 16

Fresco Cafe & Pub: Vikki Cunningham
JJ’s Grill: Ugly Sweater Extravaganza / Joe Giles
Nadine Baum Studios: It’s a Wonderful Life
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: Claudia Burson Quartet holiday concert
Walton Arts Center: Holiday Cocktails with Larry Miller
Billy’s Grill: Blew Reed & The Flatheads
West End: Keith Nicholson
George’s Majestic Lounge: Ultra Suede / Ben Miller Band / Speakeasy
Legacy Blues Lounge: Swing Set / The Tyrones
UARK Bowl: Calle Soul
JR’s Lightbulb Club: JR’s Bad Christmas Sweater Winter Dance
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Loose Change
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Teenagers / Potions
Rogue: Vore
ROTC Grill: Jacob & Isaiah
Rowdy Beaver Den: The Stepping Stones
Dickson Street Pub: No Name Kicker

Saturday, Dec. 17

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Jingle Bell Jog
Bud Walton Arena: UA Basketball Men vs. Southeastern Louisiana
GoodFolk: Outside The Lines
Nadine Baum Studios: It’s a Wonderful Life
JJ’s Grill: NighTTrain
UARK Bowl: Phunbags Comedy Improv Christmas Show
Walton Arts Center: The Nutcracker, The Moscow Classical Ballet
George’s Majestic Lounge: Kelly Road
Legacy Blues Lounge: Ryan Fourt Trio / Brick Fields Band
Rogue: HURT / JEFFRO / Chasing Pictures
Speakeasy: PUMP IT!! – A ’90s Dance & Costume Party
Dickson Street Pub: Jimmy Garrett
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: RJ Mischo
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Color Club / Riots
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: 1 Oz Jig
ROTC Grill: Beer Can Band
Rowdy Beaver Den: Left of Center
West End: Jovan Arellano

Sunday, Dec. 17

Emelia’s Kitchen: Drew Packard
Common Grounds: Tiffany Christopher
Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
Fayetteville Public Library: Civil War Twilight Zones You May Have Missed
Terra Studios: Dave Tessier
Nadine Baum Studios: It’s a Wonderful Life
Walton Arts Center: The Nutcracker, The Moscow Classical Ballet
George’s Majestic Lounge: Earl & Them with Jimmy Thackery
Nightbird Books: Howl Open Mic for Women
Pesto Cafe: Teddy Sablon