Daily Flyer: Monday, April 16

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News Briefs

Bill Ward’s ‘H20nly’ drain mural is located at West Avenue and Mountain Street near the Fayetteville Public Library.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

A handful of storm drain inlets in Northwest Arkansas are receiving a makeover this spring thanks to UpStream Art, a public art and awareness project. With inspiration from a similar campaign in Springfield, Mo., local stormwater educators hope to help bring attention to what goes down the area’s municipal storm drains.

Vandergriff Elementary School is once again seeking used book donations for the annual Charlie Brown Used Book Sale.

TheatreSquared’s “The Fall of the House” runs through May 6 at Nadine Baum Studios. Our theatre critic says it’s “masterfully constructed” and hopes that the community comes out in support of the play. Read the full review.

Monday Events

Mira “Mimi” Locher will present a lecture titled “From Earth to Sky: Elements of Traditional Japanese Architecture” at 5:30 p.m. in Hembree Auditorium on the University of Arkansas campus. The event is part of the 2011-12 Fay Jones School of Architecture lecture series. Admission is free, with limited seating.

Also tonight, George’s hosts a Green Village Foundation benefit concert featuring local bands and student musicians Janvier Kwizera, Denial Twist, The Trashcan Bandits, The Tin Pan Alley Cats, The Tunes, The Delta Bends, and Teddy Sablon of Guta. 7 p.m. $5-$10.

Full list:

UA Campus: Mimi Locher discussion
JJ’s Grill: Keyla & Kelly
George’s Majestic Lounge: Green Village Foundation Benefit Concert
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
The Perk: Open acoustic jam

Monday Public Meetings

4:00 p.m.Public Library Board of TrusteesPublic Library, Henry Board Room

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

Monday Birthdays

Locals: Bev Wells, Donna Burns, Emily Anderson, James Dunham, Kay Palmer, Laura Kryzanowsky, Lev Willey, Meredith Mashburn, Michael Moore, Mike Hallam, and Phillip Person.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 65, actress Ellen Barkin is 58, musician Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat) is 50, actor-comedian Martin Lawrence is 47, actor Jon Cryer is 47, and actor Peter Billingsley (A Christmas Story) is 41.