Weekend Flyer: Feb. 10-12

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News Briefs

Love Gone Bad

There’s an anti-Valentine’s Day fundraiser set for Monday Feb. 13 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville. The event, benefitting 7Hills homeless center, will feature songs by Memphis bluesman Andy Cohen and stories from Memphis transplant Kathy McGregor.

UA Athletic Director Jeff Long’s search for a twelfth opponent for the 2012 Arkansas football schedule might be nearing completion. According to a report by New Jersey’s Star-Ledger, Arkansas is close to finalizing a home-and-home series with Rutgers.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will present a special exhibition of 45 paintings by Hudson River School artists on loan from the New-York Historical Society beginning May 5.

Friday Events, Feb. 10

Of all the bands that play happy hour at George’s regularly, one of the biggest draws is Big Uns, and they’ll be doing their thing Friday night starting at 6 p.m. Later on, Andy Frasco will be tickling the ivories.

There’s a rock show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern with Teenagers, The Plaid Jackets and The Blind Pets. Have you seen Teenagers new lineup yet?

New Orleans blues guitarist Jesse James is at Legacy Blues Lounge, and there’s a country show at Rogue with Kelly Road and Jason Strode Band.

If you’d rather see a musical, there’s one about cheerleading playing at the Walton Arts Center called Bring It On. Our theatre critic Tobias liked it .

Also, it’s the opening weekend of TheatreSquared’s Tigers Be Still at Nadine Baum Studios. We’ve heard good things about this one, too.

Full Friday list:

George’s Majestic Lounge: Andy Frasco / Big Uns
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz
GoodFolk: Michael Smith
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared – Tigers Be Still
JJ’s Grill: Michael Tisdale
Walton Arts Center: Bring It On: The Musical
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Catfish Jackson
Fix Ultralounge: DJ EQ & DJ Will
Legacy Blues Lounge: Jesse James
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Teenagers / The Plaid Jackets / The Blind Pets
UARK Bowl: Calle Soul
Rowdy Beaver Den: Jeff Horton Band
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Ricky, Jake, & Derek
Rogue: Kelly Road / Jason Strode Band
Club Lush: Valentine’s Day Fur Ball

Saturday Events, Feb. 11


The Razorback basketball team will try and redeem themselves for that embarrassing mess that happened in Georgia earlier this week when they take on South Carolina at Bud Walton Arena Saturday. Tipoff is at 12:30 p.m., and after the game, they’ll be showing the 40 Minutes of Hell documentary on the big screen.

Tunes-wise, there’s a good show at The Lightbulb Club. Jonathan Ford’s (Unwed Sailor) new band Broncho will perform along with Colin vs. Adam, and locals Teenagers. Read our interview with Broncho from November, and watch the video embedded. It rules.

Benjamin Del Shreve is celebrating his birthday at George’s Saturday night, and his band will play with Bear Colony, Friday Maybe Saturday, and Kingsdown. Happy birthday, Benjamin.

Phunbags Comedy Improv will perform a Valentine’s-themed show at UARK Bowl.

There’s also a big show at Legacy Blues with St. Louis-based trio Mississippi Fever, local blues-ers Tyrannosaurus Chicken are at Smoke & Barrel, and Rogue has funky-rockers The Very Special Guests and The Poggs.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Public Library: Sweetheart’s Ball – Love Conquers All
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Gretchen Renshaw – Tuba Recital
Walton Arts Center: Bring It On: The Musical
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared – Tigers Be Still
Fayetteville Public Library: An Afternoon with Playwright Kim Rosenstock
UARK Bowl: Phunbags
George’s Majestic Lounge: Benjamin Del Shreve / Kingsdown / Bear Colony / Friday Maybe Saturday
JJ’s Grill: Old School
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Keith Nicholson Trio
Billy’s Grill: Joe Giles & The Homewreckers
Stone Pony: Polecat Swagger
Fix Ultralounge: DJ Shortfuze & DJ EQ
Legacy Blues Lounge: Mississippi Fever
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Broncho / Colin vs. Adam / Teenagers
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Tyrannosaurus Chicken
Rowdy Beaver Den: Chester P & The Vinyls Kings
Rogue: The Very Special Guests / The Poggs
Speakeasy: PUMP IT!! Valentine’s Edition

Sunday Events, Feb. 12

Claude Stuart

Have you been enjoying the Sunday night comedy series at UARK Bowl? It continues this week with Los Angeles jokester, Claude Stuart.

George’s Majestic Lounge has a reggae show with Wakarusa veterans Rebelution, along with Hawaii band The Green.

Full Sunday list:

Common Grounds: Tiffany Christopher
Greenhouse Grille: Melody & Morty
Emelia’s Kitchen: Live jazz
Fayetteville Public Library: 10×10 Countdown Conversation – TAO: The Art of the Drum
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Give a Pig: Voice Studio of Janice Yoes and Oboe Studio of Theresa Delaplain
Walton Arts Center: Bring It On: The Musical
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared – Tigers Be Still
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Patrick George – Senior Guitar Recital
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Bluegrass Jam
UARK Bowl: Sunday Night Stand-Up – Claude Stuart
West End: Barrett Baber
Terra Studios: Judy Neal & Ellis Ralph
George’s Majestic Lounge: Rebelution / The Green / Pep Love

Friday Public Meetings

2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-19, Automated Refuse Trucks AND Bid 12-20, Police Pursuit MotorcycleCity Hall, Room 326

Weekend Birthdays

Jeremy Ashley, Deric Johns, Deak Reed, Clay Simmons, Cynthia Moore, Korey Fiddner, Laura Barrow, Robert Bruno, Steve McCratic, Rick Boone, Rachel Waalkes, Lisa Jo Outlaw, Lorel Hoffman, Cathy Roth, Jason Lilly, Caleb Murry, Brandon Tibbs, Robert David Lee, Stacey Rupar, Rachel Sloan, Phillip Eubanks, Traci Artt von Gremp, Susan Shore, Amanda Vaught, Brittany Peacock, Denise Ponder, Derek Faires, Leesia Marshall, and Michael Andrews.
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