Daily Flyer: Thursday, Feb. 16

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News Briefs


The 2011 Parade of Fools makes its way down Dickson Street. This year’s Mardi Gras festivities kick off this week in Fayetteville.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

We’re giving away tickets to see TheatreSquared’s latest production, Tigers Be Still. Entering is easy. Just say something nice about someone.

The Los Angeles band El Ten Eleven is coming to Fayetteville. The group is known for its dancey instrumental tunes, and for providing the soundtrack to the 2007 film, Helvetica.

Beer fans, our latest review column from J.T. Wampler takes a look at Acme California Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co. in Fort Bragg, Calif.

The Razorback men’s basketball team dropped another road game last night after falling to Tennessee 77-58 in Knoxville. The Hogs have won every game at home this year, but have yet to pick up a win outside Bud Walton Arena.

Thursday Events

Loretta Lynn

Coal miner’s daughter Loretta Lynn is town tonight for a rescheduled performance at the Walton Arts Center. Lynn underwent knee surgery last year, and though her recovery went well, many of her fall concert dates were postponed including her stop in Fayetteville. Tickets for the original September date will be honored tonight. According to the Walton Arts Center website, all other tickets are sold out.

Another possible “sold”out show tonight in Fayetteville could come from comedian Michael Ian Black. Black will perform a free show at 8 p.m. in the Verizon Ballroom inside the Student Union on the UA campus. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and seats are on a first come, first served basis. If you miss out on tickets and don’t want to head home, a live broadcast of Black’s performance will be shown in the Union Theater, just one floor down from the ballroom.

Michael Ian Black

Also tonight, Lord T & Eloise are at LIT, Matt & Gus Smith are at Smoke & Barrel, and UARK Bowl hosts a comedy open mic night.

Full list:

UA Student Union: Michael Ian Black
Legacy Blues Lounge: Jones ‘n Leah / Open Mic
JJ’s Grill: Mo Brothers
Speakeasy: Out and About
Speakeasy: Mark Brennan Rosenberg
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Theresa Delaplain and Friends – Faculty Oboe Recital
Walton Arts Center: Loretta Lynn
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Jed Clampit
Jammin’ Java: Open acoustic jam
UARK Bowl: Stand-Up Open Mic
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Tiffany Christopher
LIT: Lord T & Eloise / C-Dub / Smar-t Jones
Rogue: I Do Declare / No Name Kicker / Saucy Dogs
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Matt & Gus Smith

Thursday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Subdivision Committee *City Hall, Room 326
3:00 p.m.Fay. Executive Airport Board Strategic Planning Meeting *Drake Field, Conference Room
3:00 p.m.Downtown Off Street Parking Development District *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Telecommunications Board * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
5:30 p.m.Environmental Action Committee *City Hall, Room 111
6:30 p.m.Southeast Fayetteville Community CenterYvonne Richardson Center

» View all of this week’s public meetings
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Ben Johnson, Bill Birnie, Courtney Norris, Dale Benfield, Kirstie Holland, Lana Davis, Ronnie Adams, Scott McGehee, Stefanie Hunt, Steve Fountain, and Steven Cook.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back) is 67, actor LeVar Burton is 55, rapper/actor Ice-T is 54, former pro tennis player John McEnroe is 53, guitarist Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) is 51, drummer Dave Lombardo (Slayer) is 47, drummer Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) is 40, and rapper Lupe Fiasco is 30.

Loretta Lynn – Coal Miner’s Daughter

Michael Ian Black – I Hate Flying (Comedy Central)

Warning: Language (one tiny bad word)