Weekend Flyer: April 6-8

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News Briefs

East Lot south of Kingfish bar off School Avenue.

In a few months, the Fayetteville City Council will choose one of four locations to build a 300-space downtown parking deck. In case you missed the recent public input sessions on the four options, here’s some information on all four options.

Yesterday, we learned that Razorback head football coach Bobby Petrino lied about having a passenger on his motorcycle during his crash over the weekend, that the passenger was a newly-promoted employee Jessica Dorrell, and that Petrino may (or may not) have been having an affair with her. Also, Petrino was suspended last night with pay pending a UA investigation into the matter.

J.T. Wampler’s latest “It’s All About The Beer” column examines Mendocino Brewing Company’s White Hawk Select IPA.

Friday events, April 6

The See

For some reason on Fridays, lots of people get really thirsty right after work. For those people, there is something called happy hour, and at George’s happy hour, Leah & the Mojo Doctors and Nace Brothers are playing. Later on, Ben Miller Band will be back in town, and back on the stage in the garden.

Have you ever seen The See? They happen to be one of the best bands playing in Little Rock right now. They also happen to have a new record out, and they’ll be at the JR’s Lightbulb Club with Austin-based songwriter Seth Sherman.

Feel like some rock-a-billy? Smoke & Barrel Tavern has you covered with Kansas City band, The Rumblejetts.

The Razorback baseball team is back in town for a weekend series with Georgia at Baum Stadium. The Hogs are looking to get back to their winning ways after losing three straight games to LSU last weekend.

Full Friday list:

Fayetteville Public Library: Demystifying Marketing for Nonprofits
Club Lush: Dj Q
The Wine Cellar: Marshall Wallace Band
Baum Stadium: Razorback Baseball- Arkansas Vs. Georgia
Greenhouse Grille: Clarke Buehling Duo
GoodFolk: Phil Lancaster & Philippe Charlot
Walton Arts Center: Whiffenpoofs of Yale
Kingfish: Bent Grass Green
Speakeasy: Morris Siblings
George’s Majestic Lounge: Ben Miller Band / Leah & the Mojo Doctors / Nace Brothers
JJ’s Grill: Darryl Brooks &Taken
UARK Bowl: Calle Soul
JR’s Lightbulb Club: The See / Seth Sherman
Legacy Blues Lounge: Russ Hutchison / DJ Derrick D
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Rumblejetts
Rogue: Friday Maybe Saturday / New Imperialism / Fauxnz

Saturday events, April 7

Damn Arkansan. Photo: Emily Cole

On Saturday morning, the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market will kick off its 39th season of bringing the vegetables (and flowers, meats, crafts, and other cool things) to the people on the Fayetteville Square. Everyone you know is going to be there.

George’s has two tribute shows on Saturday night, with Isayah’s Allstars taking on the music of Warren Haynes, and Guta doing their best Bob Marley impression.

Smoke & Barrel Tavern has stellar Little Rock songwriter Adam Faucette Saturday night, and locals Damn Arkansan will celebrate the release of their new EP, Brave Mistakes. We talked to Damn Arkansan earlier this week.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Drake Field: Iron Pig Festival
Jammin’ Java: Bill Dollar & Loose Change
Fayetteville Public Library: Green Your Life: Energy Efficiency Fair
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Tommy Nolen
Baum Stadium: Razorback Baseball- Arkansas Vs. Georgia
Fayetteville Town Center: Sound of Africa 2012
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: S.A.I. Fundraising Concert
UARK Bowl: Phunbags
Nightbird Books: Poetry Month Kick-Off
Kingfish: Catfish Jackson
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Dave Bright / Brad Helms
George’s Majestic Lounge: Warren Haynes & Bob Marley tributes
JJ’s Grill: Arkansas Brothers Band
Legacy Blues Lounge: Kara Young and Jonathan Story / Leah & The Mojo Doctors
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Damn Arkansan / Adam Faucett
Rogue: SoundChild Crew

Sunday events, April 8

Blind Pets

Sunday is Easter, which is the best day of the entire year to eat some Easter eggs.

Smoke & Barrel Tavern has a Sunday night rock show this week, with Austin-based band Blind Pets, and locals Sharkcunt and The Inner Party.

Full Sunday list:

Common Grounds: DJ Soulfree
Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
Baum Stadium: Razorback Baseball- Arkansas Vs. Georgia
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Bluegrass jam
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Blind Pets / Sharkcunt / The Inner Party

Friday Public Meetings

8:00 a.m.Fayetteville Forward Green Economy GroupChamber of Commerce
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-27, Heavy Duty 4×4 Pickup Truck & Bid 12-28, Compact 4×4 Pickup TruckCity Hall, Room 326
3:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-29, Tandem Axle Diesel Dump Truck & Bid 12-30, Crew Cab 4×4 Dump TruckCity Hall, Room 326

Weekend Birthdays

Nathan Marcotte, Lisa Ramsey Schaffer, Keaton Smith, Tuesday Eastlack, Katy Henriksen, Shawn Cole, Sarah Jordan, Abby Ivy, Jason Trolinger, Colleen Golden, Aaron Empsall, Erica Asfahl, Darby Ironside, Michael May, Ryan Dugger, Stephen Cox, Matthew Wolfe, Taylor Davis, Shayne Gray, David McClellan, Bobby Smith, Bert Piraino, Cristi Beaumont, Jeremy Carpenter, Jim Jones and Kelli Coleman Hafen.
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