Weekend Flyer: March 9-11

5-day Weather Forecast

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News Briefs

Mountain Crepes

Two Fayetteville Fire Department trucks formed a bridge over Razorback Road Thursday morning for the FHS boys basketball team bus to drive under on its way to Hot Springs. The Bulldog take on Little Rock Hall for the title Friday night.

The Pyramid Hefeweizen aroma is a little like Juicy Fruit gum with a hint of grassiness, according to J.T. Wampler in this week’s installment of “It’s All About the Beer”.

A brand new crepe trailer is set to open on Dickson Street on Monday, March 12. It’s called Mountain Crepes.

Mermaids, Celi’s Mexican Restaurant, Hjem Restaurant, Fresco Cafe and Pesto Cafe were cited for Unknowingly Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor recently.

Heavy flooding last April caused significant damage to the Frisco Trail, but repairs could begin in mid-May.

Want to go on a helicopter ride? Local helicopter pilot Cameron McAhren tells us he’ll be giving rides on the weekends (weather permitting) through June 3 at a vacant car lot just south of Millsap Road on College Avenue.

Friday events, March 9

The 1 Oz. Jig

There’s a funk festival happening at George’s Majestic Lounge. It’s called the Fayetteville Funk Festival, and Groovement, The Revivalist, Cadillac Jackson, 1 Oz. Jig will be keeping Fayetteville Funky from happy hour until closing time.

Hot Springs music festival the Valley of the Vapors is hosting a preview show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern, with Holy Shakes (Hot Springs), Fauxnz (Fayetteville) and Matt Demon (Fort Smith).

Louisville, Ky. electro-pop band The Pass is at JR’s Lightbulb Club Friday night, with locals Trasspassers and Wooden Toys (Conway).

Local alt-hip-hop band Revolution Butterfly is at Billy’s Grill, and Calle Soul is at UARK Bowl.

It’s also your last chance to catch “In The Heights” at Walton Arts Center. Read the review here.

How about some fashion? There are fashion shows happening at East Square Plaza Friday and Saturday night for NWA Fashion Week.

Full Friday list:

Fresco Cafe & Pub: Jake, Ricky, and Derek
Speakeasy: Lacy Morris
Fix Ultralounge: Domewrekka & Rasmey
LIT: Sarah Hughes Band w/ Jed Clampit
East Square Plaza: NWA Fashion Week
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Opera Theater Concert
Arts Live Theatre: The Outsiders
Legacy Blues Lounge: Gary Sloan and Alex Lewis / Leah & the Mojo Doctors
Walton Arts Center: In The Heights
Rowdy Beaver Den: Trick Bag
George’s Majestic Lounge: Groovement / The Revivalist / Cadillac Jackson / 1 Oz. Jig
JJ’s Grill: Jovan Arrellano
JR’s Lightbulb Club: The Pass / Trasspassers / Wooden Toys
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Valley of the Vapors Preview Tour
UARK Bowl: Calle Soul
Billy’s Grill: Revolution Butterfly

Saturday events, March 10

The OneUps

There’s stand up comedy at UARK Bowl Saturday night with Fools on Parade. Comics Ray Porter, Sam Letchworth, Richard “The Genius” Brenton II, and host Troy Gittings will be telling the jokes.

If you like nerd core / video game music, Smoke & Barrel Tavern is the place for you on Saturday. The OneUps and Mega Ran are playing.

JR’s Lightbulb Club has Woodsman (they have two drummers), and radical local band, Swimming.

Finger-picking virtuoso Richard Smith will be at GoodFolk with Aaron Till Saturday night, and Speakeasy is at George’s.

Full Saturday list:

Fresco Cafe & Pub: Jones ‘n Leah
East Square Plaza: NWA Fashion Week
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Opera Theater Concert
Walton Arts Center: SoNA and the Faytteville Jazz Collective
Arts Live Theatre: The Outsiders
GoodFolk: Richard Smith / Aaron Till
Legacy Blues Lounge: Gary Hutchison Blues
UARK Bowl: Comedians NWA – Fools on Parade
Billy’s Grill: Another Fine Mess
Mickey Finn’s: Tiffany Christopher
Rowdy Beaver Den: Left of Center
JJ’s Grill: Ouachita River Band
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Woodsman / Swimming
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Stiff Necked Fools
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The OneUps / Mega Ran
George’s Majestic Lounge: Speakeasy / Roster McAbe
Nightbird Books: Improved Lighting Reading Series / Paper Crafts

Sunday events, March 11

El Ten Eleven

Last we heard, there are still tickets available to the 10 p.m. Carlos Mencia performance at UARK Bowl. Mencia will also perform at 7:30 p.m., but that show is already sold out.

Remember when we told you guys that El Ten Eleven was coming to JR’s Lightbulb Club on their way to SXSW? Well, that’s happening on Sunday night.

Also, Fayetteville ex-pats turned Nashvillians Heypenny are at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Sunday night. They’re rad live, if you’ve never seen ’em.

Full Sunday list:

Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
Greenhouse Grille: Clarke Buehling Banjo
Terra Studios: Bruce Allen
JR’s Lightbulb Club: JR’s Record Auction
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Opera Theater Concert
Fayetteville Public Library: Crystal Bridges Civil War Era Books
Stone Pony: Casino Madrid, Amyst, In Other Words
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Bluegrass Jam
UARK Bowl: Stand-Up – Carlos Mencia
JR’s Lightbulb Club: El Ten Eleven / Girlfriends / Teenagers
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Heypenny
Starlight Skatium: NWA Roller Derby March Radness

Friday Public Meetings

No meetings listed

Weekend Birthdays

TJ Scarlett, Sidney Burris, Nate Ahl, Tom Gnagey, Tonia Beavers, Mike Cormack, Teresa Herrell, Cydni Starr, Kimberly Vandenberg, Darla Cox, Courtney Campbell, Jan Foutch, Jamie Davis, Mike Daily, Miles James, Rosalind Waiwaiole, Katie Roberts, Staci Adams, Carrie Smith, Amanda Tieaskie, Bertha Gutierrez, Debbie Ransweiler, and Jason Young.

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