Weekend Flyer: Feb. 17-19

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News Briefs

Adios, FHS gymnasium

Say goodbye to the Fayetteville High School gymnasium. It’s set to be demolished and replaced with a new competition arena as part of a complete transformation of the school. The last game is Feb. 24.

New sidewalk alert! Sidewalk work on Razorback Road is set to begin next week near Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The project includes construction of a new sidewalk, curb and gutter along the east side of the road between Cleveland Street and Maple Street.

The University of Arkansas will give Walmart heiress Alice Walton an honorary degree during the spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 to recognize “her lifetime of contributions” to Arkansas.

JT Wampler’s tries out Acme California Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing Co. in Fort Bragg, Calif. in the latest installment of “It’s All About The Beer.”

Friday events, Feb. 17

Smoke & Barrel Tavern has an awesome Kansas City Americana band, The Grisly Hand Band Friday night along with Austin-based folk band Atomic Duo.

There’s another Cool Shoes event at Rogue, featuring Wolf-E-Wolf, Cam Holifield, Baby Armie, and Bizar. Dance party.

George’s has a happy hour show with FOS Project and Earl & Them starting at 6 p.m. Later on, there’s a big show with Zoogma, The Floozies, and Montu.

Theatre-wise, there’s only one show, and it’s TheatreSquared’s Tigers Be Still at Nadine Baum Studios. Have you seen it yet?

Full Friday list:

Fresco Cafe & Pub: Scott Young
Greenhouse Grille: Dave Gueswaldo
George’s Majestic Lounge: Zoogma / The Floozies / Montu / FOS Project / Earl & Them
GoodFolk: Tommy Byrd & Kathy Street
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Tigers Be Still
JJ’s Grill: Jason Strode
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Student Composers Concert
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Brian Martin
Rowdy Beaver Den: Charliehorse
Rogue: COOL SHOES Fayetteville
Legacy Blues Lounge: Ben Harris / Chester P and the Vinyl Kings
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Grisly Hand Band / Atomic Duo
Dickson Street Pub: Michael Tisdale
Fix Ultralounge: DJ EQ & DJ Will

Saturday events, Feb. 18

Mardi Gras parade

Do you like chili? (Of course you do.) There’s a chili cook off at Pratt Place Inn called Chilirhea 2012. Here’s some more info.

Saturday, a bunch of crazy fools in masks and hats will be parading down Dickson Street throwing beads to everyone lining the street. It’s the Fat Saturday Parade of Fools. Mardi Gras! Later on, there’s a Mardi Gras masquerade party at East Square Plaza.

Tunes wise, JR’s Lightbulb Club has Sound Of The Mountain and Send + Return, George’s has a nearly sold out show with Chasing Pictures and A Good Fight, and Flatland Travelers are back at Smoke & Barrel.

Full Saturday list:

Pratt Place Inn & Barn: Chilirhea 2012
Arts Live Theatre: Arts Live Theatre’s HONK! audiitons
Dickson Street: Fat Saturday Parade of Fools
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Tigers Be Still
East Square Plaza: Masquerade of Fools / Funkytown Ball
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Dollar Fox
JJ’s Grill: Jovan Arellano
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Tyrannosaurus Chicken
Rowdy Beaver Den: West Street Blues Band
Legacy Blues Lounge: Walter Savage / Russ Hutchison
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Sound Of The Mountain / Send + Return
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Flatland Travelers
Dickson Street Pub: Steve Dimmitt
George’s Majestic Lounge: Chasing Pictures / A Good Fight
Fix Ultralounge: DJ Shortfuze & DJ EQ

Sunday events, Feb. 19

Matt the Electrician

The Sunday night comedy series continues at UARK Bowl with J. Chris Newberg this week.

The best show of the weekend may be one of the last, with Matt the Electrician at Nightbird Books Sunday night. We highly recommend checking out a couple of tracks here.

Full Sunday list:

Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Tigers Be Still
Fayetteville Public Library: Let’s Talk About It: The Shape of War
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: The King of Instruments – Annual Recital
Nightbird Books: Matt the Electrician
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst / Connor Garvey
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Bluegrass jam
UARK Bowl: Sunday Night Stand-Up wtih J. Chris Newberg

Friday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council *Public Library, Henry Board Room

Weekend Birthdays

Maliah Pinkleton, Ronnie Wingo Jr., Stephen Ironside, Madeline Norman, Larry Woodall, Erin Langbein, Kyle Riley, Lance Daniels, Lis Agnitti, Lane Adams, Kori Hudson, Kim Heavner, Juliana Price, Michelle Parks, Natalie Harrington, Tammy Bronson, Sue Nesbitt, Seth Fleming, Angie Sikes, and Julianne Brauning

*Send us your birthday shout-outs.