Weekend Flyer: March 30 – April 1

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News Briefs

Old Post Office, staff photo

American Independent Business Alliance co-founder Jeff Milchen is coming to Fayetteville. Milchen will be in town on Wednesday, April 4 to give a presentation and workshop on the importance of shopping locally beginning at 9 a.m. in the Walker Community Room at the Fayetteville Public Library.

The deal doesn’t appear to be done, but it looks like Academy Sports + Outdoors is eyeing property for a retail location in Fayetteville.

An appraisal of the Old Post Office on the downtown square places the value at less than half of what the owner has asked the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission to pay. Meanwhile, the A&P Commissioners are planning to tour an alternate location this week.

It took a little longer than he’d hoped, but we could hear the smile on J.T. Wampler’s face when he told us over the phone yesterday that he was approved by the federal government to begin brewing beer at Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.

Speaking of J.T., his latest It’s All About The Beer column gives the highest rating yet to Tallgrass Brewing’s 8-Bit Pale Ale.

Friday events, March 30

Circus Oz

Happy hour kicks off at George’s with Full House at 6 p.m. Later on Boom!Kinetic is set to perform shows on Friday and Saturday night.

Popular Australian show Circus Oz opened at Walton Arts Center on Thursday night, and will play throughout the weekend. For the Friday night show, the WAC is asking folks to dress up in Steampunk costumes to join in on the fun.

Fayetteville Jazz Collective is back at UARK Bowl, and 1 Oz. Jig is at Smoke & Barrel.

Full Friday list:

NWA Mall: NWA Mall 40th Anniversary
Greenhouse Grille: Walter Savage Jazz Duo
Fayetteville Public Library: An Evening with Author Tracy Kidder
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Amber Lomolino – Euphonium Recital
Fayetteville Town Center: Cupcakes & Cocktails
Rogue: Jarris / Rough Draftz
George’s Majestic Lounge: Boom!Kinetic / Full House
JJ’s Grill: Wes & Karl
The Wine Cellar: Jones’n Leah
UARK Bowl: Fayetteville Jazz Collective
Walton Arts Center: Circus Oz
Kingfish: Devilskin Boot
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Keith Nicholson
Rowdy Beaver Den: Lil Hoojin
Legacy Blues Lounge: Oreo Blue Trio
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: 1 Oz. Jig

Saturday events, March 31

The Swoops

There’s a record sale at the Clarion Inn on Saturday featuring around 50 tables of new and used vinyl and accessories. It starts at 8 a.m.

Kingish has Flat Broke & Lonesome on their outdoor stage on Saturday night, and the weather’s looking perfect for outdoor music.

Local 60s-pop-influenced trio The Swoops are at Legacy Blues Saturday night. Check out a couple of their tracks on Facebook.

There’s an Aerosault.com party at Smoke & Barrel Tavern featuring Control C, Dirty Allie, Merl and Bizar.

Full Saturday list:

Clarion Inn: Music & Collectors Expo
NWA Mall: Trade-A-Book
West Mountain Brewing Company: 2nd Annual Fayetteville 5K Poker Run
Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center: Welcome Home Veterans
Fayetteville Public Library: Grif Stockley Event and Book Signing
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: NAMTA Masterclass
Walton Arts Center: Circus Oz
Arsaga’s on Crossover: Andrew Flory
George’s Majestic Lounge: Boom!Kinetic
JJ’s Grill: Uncrowned Kings
Kingfish: Flat Broke & Lonesome
Rowdy Beaver Den: Art Bentley
Stone Pony: Jason Strode
West End: Keith Nicholson
Maxine’s Tap Room: Shawn James
Legacy Blues Lounge: The Swoops
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Control C / Dirty Allie / Merl / Bizar

Sunday events, April 1

Mo Alexander

The Fayetteville Public Library is hosting a 10×10 Countdown Conversation with KUAF’s Kyle Kellams to preview their upcoming show, Whiffenpoofs of Yale. It starts at 2 p.m. in the Walker Community Room.

The Sunday Night Stand Up series continues at UARK Bowl with Memphis-based comic Mo Alexander.

Full Sunday list:

Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
Common Grounds: Teddy Sablon
Fayetteville Public Library: 10×10 Countdown Conversation: Whiffenpoofs of Yale
Walton Arts Center: Circus Oz
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Bluegrass jam
UARK Bowl: Sunday Night Stand Up w/ Mo Alexander

Friday Public Meetings

10:00 a.m.Pre-Bid Meeting: Bid 12-25, Construction – Garland Ave. Water & Sewer ImprovementsCity Hall, Room 326

Weekend Birthdays

Shelly Johnson, Tim Farrell, Wade Posey, Tom Sawyer, Sarah Marsh, Dell Ragsdale, Paul Hunt, Dylan Ralston, Justin Kramer, Taz Zinke, Robert Hodous, Wendy Finn, Terin Towler, Jodi Beznoska, Bryan Beasley, Christen Trolinger, Kathy Mellinger, Kory Montgomery, Chris Clanton, and Ellen Johnson.

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