Weekend Flyer: Jan. 13-15

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News Briefs

Partial Wakarusa 2012 lineup

Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder announced the arrest of Paul Lewis Bradley, 60, in connection with a Monday morning extortion attempt and fake bomb incident at a Fayetteville bank.

Wakarusa officials yesterday released the second of three scheduled lineup announcements for the 2012 music and camping festival on Mulberry Mountain.

Fayetteville filmmaker Matthew Wolfe is working on a documentary film about former Razorback Mitch Mustain, and the first footage from the film surfaced this week.

Razorback quarterback Tyler Wilson today announced his return to Arkansas for another year. “I have decided to stay at Arkansas for the 2012 season because I am extremely excited for what this team has the opportunity to accomplish and to finish earning my degree,” he said. Woo Pig Sooie.

Weekend Birthdays

Friday: Sarah Mhoon, Rob Denning, Nikki Epperson, Joseph Spears, Amanda Whelchel-Harris, Craig Baich, Janel McQueen, Greg Parker, Kyle Fulbright, and Aaron Holmes.
Saturday: Brittany Phillips, David Whitten, Christina Marie, Jamie Sparks, Bill Bowden, Carl Smith, Ron Baucom, Plas Abraham, Kelly Pittman, Sam Ridge, Josh Garner, Tisha Baran, and Kellie Broyles-Dobbs.
Sunday: Kellie Broyles-Dobbs, Will Collins, Angie Ellington, Micah Laney, Jesse Dean, Mark Wagstaff, Susan Bolding, and Greg Conley.
*Send us your birthday shout-outs.

Friday Events, Jan. 13


There’s a blues happy hour at George’s beginning with harmonica-hero R.J. Mischo, and 16 year old guitar slinger, Nathan A. Later on, The 1 oz. Jig, Groovement, and Totojojo will be getting funky all over the place.

Three blue weirdos will be beating on various things, gesturing to the crowd, and dancing around on the stage at Walton Arts Center for most of the weekend. They’re called Blue Man Group, and they’re actually pretty incredible.

There’s a rock show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern, with a really good band from Denton, TX, Final Club, along with awesome locals, Potions and Thunderlizards.

Little Rock dance party Cool Shoes will make its Fayetteville debut at Rogue Friday night, with Central Arkansas residents Wolf-E-Wolf and Cam Holifield, along with locals DJs Beat Bachs and Baby Armie. Here’ some more info on that.

If you like jokes, you might be interested in a standup comedy show at UARK Bowl this weekend, featuring local amateur troupe, Comedians of NWA.

Full Friday list:

Fayetteville Public Library: “Go Get Organized” Workshop
Legacy Blues Lounge: Roby Pantall Trio
George’s Majestic Lounge: R.J. Mischo / Nathan A. / The1 oz. Jig / Groovement / Totojojo
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Opera Fayetteville: Little Women by Mark Adamo
JJ’s Grill: Jason Strode
UARK Bowl: Stand Up – Comedians NWA
Walton Arts Center: Blue Man Group
Rowdy Beaver Den: Charliehorse
Dickson Street Pub: Justin Leflar
Fix Ultralounge: DJ Will and DJ EQ
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: 011312 Final Club / Potions / Thunderlizards
Rogue: Cool Shoes Fayetteville premiere

Saturday Events, Jan. 14

Turnpike Troubadours

Oklahoma Red Dirt band, Turnpike Troubadours are headlining at George’s Saturday night, along with Austin, TX band The Dirty River Boys, and Springfield, MO country-outfit The Cole Porter Band.

Sound Warehouse has an in-store performance by local band Meatsweat, who will have advance copies of their new album for sale. The shows starts at around 7 p.m.

Tyrannosaurus Chicken is at Smoke & Barrel, and local comedy improv group, Phunbags are at UARK Bowl.

Full Saturday list:

Walton Arts Center: Blue Man Group
Legacy Blues Lounge: Leah and Jones
JJ’s Grill: Chooch & the Sidehill Gougers
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Opera Fayetteville: Little Women by Mark Adamo
UARK Bowl: Phunbags comedy improv
Sound Warehouse: MEATSWEAT
George’s Majestic Lounge: Turnpike Troubadours / The Dirty River Boys / The Cole Porter Band
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Duty Free
Fix Ultralounge: DJ Shortfuze and DJ EQ
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Tyrannosaurus Chicken
Rowdy Beaver Den: Folk Holler
Dickson Street Pub: Jimmy Garrett

Sunday Events, Jan. 15

Candy Lee is back in town, and she’ll be at Greenhouse Grille during brunch on Sunday, warming up for her appearance at the Waka Winter Classic next week at George’s.

Tanglewood Branch Beer Co. recently began a Sunday night Bluegrass jam, and that’s happening again this week.

Full Sunday list

Greenhouse Grille: Candy Lee & the Sweets
Common Grounds: DJ SoulFree
Fayetteville Public Library: Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War
Painting with a Twist: Painting for a Purpose
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: John Harrison Opera Foundation Screening
Walton Arts Center: Blue Man Group
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Bluegrass jam

Friday Public Meetings

 No meetings listed

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