Weekend Flyer: Jan. 20-22

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News Briefs

Partial Wakarusa 2012 lineup

The southbound lane of West Avenue between Spring Street and Meadow Street will close each weekday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. through Jan. 27.

For locals who simply can’t wait for this year’s Wakarusa festival to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, there’s some good news. The band will be in Tulsa for a show March 18.

Speaking of Wakarusa, the third artist announcement came on Thursday on the festival’s Facebook page. The Avett Brothers, Ghostland Observatory, Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu and The Travelin’ McCourys complete the lineup (well, for now).

After compiling an 11-2 record, winning the Cotton Bowl, and finishing in the Top 5 in both the Associated Press Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll, the 2011 Razorback football team are deserving of a little extra recognition. They’ll get it Saturday at half-time of the Arkansas-Michigan Basketball game.

Weekend Birthdays

Friday: Linda Ralston, Lisa Bouchard-Townsend, Mindy Jackson, Gregory Clifton, Angela Cash, Christy Honeycutt, and Ryan Williams.
Saturday: Adella Gray, Joanna Mc Cusker, Jonathan Haguewood, Dana Thompson, Ashley Lindsey, Gabrielle Copeland, Felix Espinoza, Mary Minton, and Kristi Button.
Sunday:Amie Doles, Bob Rhodes, Jake Gibbs, Jeremy Pratchard, Donald West, Marie Bruno, Laura Fortney, Rhonda Moore, Lanie Miller, Rebecca H. Garner, and Lena Foster.
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Friday Events, Jan. 20

Poncho Sanchez

After the week you’ve had, you deserve a happy hour. As it happens, there’s one at George’s with Lafuso and Leah and The Mojo Doctors starting at 6 p.m. Later on, locals Boom Kinetic and Jon Shorter and the Gateway Band will perform.

Mexican-American percussionist Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band will be at Walton Arts Center Friday night. It’s part of their 10×10 art series, so there should be some $10 tickets available.

The Sarah Hughes Band will be at Smoke & Barrel along with Jackson Jennings, and Barrett Baber is at JJ’s Grill.

Full Friday list:

George’s Majestic Lounge: Lafuso / Leah and The Mojo Doctors / Boom Kinetic / Jon Shorter and the Gateway Band
Greenhouse Grille: Alex Lewis Jazz
Rowdy Beaver Den: West Street Blues Band
Walton Arts Center: Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band
JJ’s Grill: Barrett Baber
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Blues Addiction
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sarah Hughes
Dickson Street Pub: Jimmy Garrett
Fix Ultralounge: DJ Will and DJ EQ

Saturday Events, Jan. 21

Dumptruck Butterlips

Local country-rock outfit Damn Arkansan are back at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Saturday night along with Little Rock troubadour, Joe Sundell.

Dumptruck Butterlips, one of the bands on the first Wakarusa announcement that came out a couple weeks ago will be at LIT. They’re from Lawrence, there are three ladies and one dude in the band, and it’s pretty accordion-y. Check it.

George’s Majestic Lounge continues their recent string of Red-Dirt shows on Saturday night with Oklahoma songwriter, Stoney Larue. Locals Charliehorse are opening the show.

The Symphoney of Northwest Arkansas, conducted by new music director Paul Haas, will play Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 3 in D Minor, and Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 5 in D Minor in their concert entitled, Masterworks II Saturday night at Walton Arts Center. KUAF’s Kyle Kellams will lead a creative conversation with Haas immediately preceding the show at 6:45 p.m. inside the arts center’s Starr Theater.

Full Saturday list:

Legacy Blues Lounge: Tim Paul Trio / West Street Blues Band
Fayetteville Town Center: Paint the Town Red
Walton Arts Center: SoNA: Masterworks II
Rowdy Beaver Den: Art Bentley
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Catfish Jackson
Billy’s Grill: Unsafe Mode
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Andrew Flory
George’s Majestic Lounge: Stoney Larue
JJ’s Grill: Joe Giles & the Homewreckers
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Joe Sundell / Damn Arkansan
LIT: Dumptruck Butterlips
UARK Bowl: Soul Night
Dickson Street Pub: The Goods
Fix Ultralounge: DJ EQ and DJ Shortfuze
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Back to tha Books Bash

Sunday Events, Jan. 22

NWA Roller Derby

The first show in the UARK Bowl’s new Sunday Night Comedy Series is this week, with comic A.J. Finney. He was a finalist in HBO’s Lucky 21 competition, and is quickly becoming recognized for his explosive personality and uncanny logic. Ray Porter will also perform, and local comic Troy Gittings will emcee the event. Admission is $7 at the door, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Also Sunday, Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby begins its 7th season at 6 p.m. in the Starlight Skatium in a bout against, well, themselves. That’s right, they’ll be facing each other in a “Winter Wonderland full of excitement” when the Snowflakes take on the Hot Chocolates in a “wintery mix of speed, hard hits, and family entertainment.” Online tickets are $10 and can be bought at nwarollerderby.com.

Full Sunday list:

Common Grounds: Teddy Sablon
Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
Starlight Skatium: NWA Roller Derby Presents: Snowflakes vs. Hot Chocolates
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Bluegrass Jam
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
UARK Bowl: Sunday Night Stand-Up – A.J. Finney
Emelia’s Kitchen: Jazz Duo
Terra Studios: Joel Emerson

Friday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council *Public Library, Henry Board Room
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-12, Broyles Recycling Drop Off & Education FacilityCity Hall, Room 326
4:30 p.m.Fay. Public Library Board of Trustees Special MeetingPublic Library, Henry Board Room

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