Daily Flyer: Thursday, Feb. 23

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News Briefs

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University of Arkansas and Walton Arts Center officials this week announced a plan to convert the Old Field House building into a 600- to 700-seat theater. The building is located between the student union and Silas Hunt Hall near Maple Street.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Over 30 restaurants are participating in this year’s Soup Sunday event benefitting Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Souping begins at 4 p.m. this Sunday.

We’ve got four pairs of tickets to give away to the Heartless Bastards show on March 8 at George’s. To enter, just leave a comment telling us who your rock star crush is.

The Razorback men’s basketball team ended its 17-game home winning streak Saturday after a 98-68 loss to Florida at Bud Walton Arena. The Hogs take on Alabama at 6 p.m. tonight in Fayetteville. The game is either on ESPN or ESPN2.

Thursday Events

The Goddamn Gallows

Psychobilly/folk/blues band The Goddamn Gallows are at Smoke & Barrel Tavern tonight. The group is about to kick off a month-long series of shows opening for The Reverend Horton Heat, but were convinced by locals Cletus Got Shot to stop off in Fayetteville before their tour begins tomorrow in Tulsa.

Also tonight, TheatreSquared’s Tigers Be Still is at Nadine Baum Studios across from Walton Arts Center, George’s has Josh Abbott Band, and UARK Bowl hosts another stand-up comedy open mic night.

Full list:

UA University Theatre: Al Bell lecture
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Out and About meetup
Bud Walton Arena: Men’s basketball – Arkansas vs. Alabama
JJ’s Grill: Isayah’s Allstars
Legacy Blues Lounge: Matt and Gus Smith
Nightbird Books: Gerry Sloan booksigning
Walton Arts Center: Million Dollar Quartet
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Tigers Be Still
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jeff Kearney
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Andrew Flory
George’s Majestic Lounge: Josh Abbott Band
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Phosphenes / The Goddamn Gallows
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Guest Artist, Ratko Delorko – Piano
UARK Bowl: Stand-up open mic
Rogue: Fuggins Wheat Band

Thursday Public Meetings

TimeMeetingLocation
2:00 p.m.Fayetteville Police Department Promotional CeremonyCity Hall, Room 219
4:00 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
5:00 p.m.Fayetteville School Board (agenda)FPS, Adams Leadership Center
6:00 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods *City Hall, Room 326

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Amy Koester, Anna Winn, Brenda Yandell, Donna Lampkin Stephens, Jack Medford, James Walker, Jon Allen, Kendra Clark, Kimberly Threet, Krista Steele, Leigh McAlister, Mandy Scott, Shawna Brumett, Sherri Frazier, Steve Whitfield, Troy Gasnier, and Willow Fitzgibbon.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actor-director Peter Fonda is 72, guitarist Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) is 60, guitarist Michael Wilton (Queensryche) is 50, actress Kristin Davis is 47, actress Niecy Nash (Reno 911!) is 42, actress Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) is 36, actor Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) is 29, and actress Dakota Fanning is 18.

The Goddamn Gallows – Shattered