Weekend Flyer: March 2-4

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News Briefs

Future Flying Burrito home

Flying Burrito Co. announced that they’re expanding into a space next to Gusano’s pizza at 3980 Wedington Dr. West-siders, rejoice.

There are five brand new Apple iMac computers available for public use at the Fayetteville Public Library. They’re fully loaded with Adobe Create Suite 5.5, and Office Mac too.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office officials announced that they’ll be participating in a statewide crackdown on drunk driving from March 9-18.

Need to get rid of an old, broken appliance or something else too large to fit into your trash bin? The City of Fayetteville’s Solid Waste and Recycling Division announced theward cleanup schedule for the disposal and recycling of bulky waste items.

Mark your calendar, ready your tailgating equipment, and get ready for some football, Fayetteville. The UA announced that the annual spring Red-White game is set for Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m.

Friday events, March 2

Red Barn Ramblers

George’s Majestic Lounge is going to be hoppin’ for happy hour Friday night. The 15-piece band featuring saxophone legend Charlie Chalmers (Aretha Franklin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dusty Springfield), El Buho (Phish, STS9, Stevie Ray Vaughn), Earl Cate, and several other bad mammer-jammers will perform in the garden at 6 p.m (see the video below). Electronic acts Archnemesis and Nadis Warriors will perform the late-night show.

Another sax-master, Tia Fuller, is at Walton Arts Center.

Smoke & Barrel Tavern has local Americana/bluegrass-ers, Honeyshine, and Phil Berkowitz & Ben Rice Band are at Mojo’s Pints & Pies.

Want to learn about local food? The Dig In! Food and Farming Festival begins Friday and runs through Saturday at the UA Global Campus. Here’s more information on that.

Full Friday list:

Fayetteville Public Library: Trike Theatre’s Dramatic Book Club Workshop
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Tommy Nolen
Speakeasy: Amber Dawn and The Grippy Picks
Rogue: Starved for Attention
George’s Majestic Lounge: The Red Barn Ramblers / Archnemesis / Nadis Warriors
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Jenkins Jazz
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Tigers Be Still
Walton Arts Center: Tia Fuller
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Phil Berkowitz & Ben Rice Band
JJ’s Grill: Joe Giles & the Homewreckers
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Honeyshine
Fix Ultralounge: Jason Dub / Chaz Bizar / EQ

Saturday events, March 3


Smoke & Barrel Tavern has a big show Saturday night with awesome locals Swimming and Teenagers.

Walton Arts Center has Seth’s Big Fat Broadway Show, featuring the nationally known Broadway host on Sirius/XM radio and his extensive collection of Broadway audio/video.

JR’s Lightbulb Club has a good Shreveport, LA band, Riverwolves along with Animal Noise.

Local funk-masters The 1 Oz. Jig are at Rogue, and George’s has a country show with Casey Donahew.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Public Library: Researching Government Documents
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Tigers Be Still
JJ’s Grill: Earl’s Garage
Walton Arts Center: Seth’s Big Fat Broadway Show
Billy’s Grill: Blew Reed
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: T.J. Scarlett
Rowdy Beaver Den: Kevin Upshaw & One Night Stand
Rogue: The 1 Oz. Jig
George’s Majestic Lounge: Casey Donahew
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Swimming / Teenagers
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Riverwolves / Animal Noise

Sunday events, March 4

Bill of Health poster

Big Smith bass player Bill Thomas suffered a stroke recently, and there’s an enormous benefit for him at George’s Majestic Lounge Sunday night. Eleven bands, including Big Smith, Blue Mountain Charlie Horse, Speakease, Ben Miller, Isayah’s Allstars, 3 Penny Acre, and more will perform, and the proceeds will go to help pay Bill’s medical bills.

UARK Bowl’s Sunday night stand up series continues with Mike Smith this week. Smith has the endorsement of Dave Chapelle, who called him “the fun­ni­est ni**a no one knows.”

There’s also a big old bike ride on Sunday. The Highway 71 Classic will take riders from Fayetteville to Mountainberg, and back, and is a benefit for the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks. Here are some details.

Full Sunday list:

Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
Common Grounds: DJ SoulFree
Emelia’s Kitchen: Live jazz
Terra Studios: Emily Kaitz
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Tigers Be Still
George’s Majestic Lounge: Bill of Health (11 bands)
UARK Bowl: Sunday Night Stand-up w/ Mike Smith
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Bluegrass Jam

Friday Public Meetings

10:00 a.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-14, Construction – Barn RepairCity Hall, Room 326
2:00 p.m.Pre-Bid Meeting: Bid 12-18, Construction – Meadow Valley Trail Concrete Barrier WallCity Hall, Room 326

Weekend Birthdays

Jeremy Morris, Jamie Lopez, Leann Williams, Martha Haguewood, Nicole Linn, Eve Smith, Kyle Harris, Becca Henry, Dawn Sallas, Carolyn Swaney, Amy Guthrie, Cathy Bass, Christina Bearden, Samantha Stone, Shannon Gott, Shannon Brewer, Sue Morrison, Ricky Erke, Tamara Sparrow, Steve Harrelson, Aaron Thomason, Carla Eddy Hefner, Andy Hollingsworth, Cheryl Loy, Jill Stevens, Mandy Camara, Kim Thomas, Paula Jo Henry

*Send us your birthday shout-outs.

Red Barn Ramblers Rehearsal