Daily Flyer: Thursday, May 3

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News Briefs

An Artosphere banner hangs over Block Avenue Thursday morning in Fayetteville. City Council members approved an ordinance last September permitting cross street banners on Block Avenue similar to those on Dickson Street.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Fayetteville folks who’ve recently ventured up to the square might have noticed signs of a new restaurant coming to East Square Plaza. BHK on the Square will soon open in the old Hjem Restaurant space.

Please welcome our latest sponsor, a brand new healthy pet food store called The Whole Pet. Stop by the store at 2423 N. College Ave., and welcome them to the Flyer family!

The final piece of the 2012 Arkansas Razorbacks football schedule is now in place. We learned yesterday that the LSU home game has been moved to the Friday after Thanksgiving. Today, the “TBD” was removed from the Texas A&M away game location. That matchup will take place in College Station, Tex. instead of Cowboys Stadium.

Thursday Events

An Artosphere kickoff event is set for tonight at the Walton Arts Center. At 4 p.m. local band 3 Penny Acre will play on the plaza alongside a special Farmer’s Market. At 5 p.m. the “Structuring Nature” exhibit is set to open inside Joy Pratt Markham Gallery. Expect more music and gallery tours later in the evening followed by a 7:30 p.m. conversation with bestselling author Michael Pollan.

Also tonight, it’s the second First Thursday Fayetteville event of the season. Things should kick off at around 5 p.m. on the downtown square.

Full list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Square: First Thursday Fayetteville
Walton Arts Center: Artosphere: Structuring Nature
Jammin’ Java: Acoustic jam
JJ’s Grill: Darren Ray
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: The Fall of the House
Legacy Blues Lounge: Walter Savage
Walton Arts Center: 3 Penny Acre / April Verch / Michael Pollan
Rowdy Beaver Den: The Staggering Odds
Foghorn’s on College: Amber and Emma
Powerhouse Seafood: Hardaway & The Commoners
Jose’s: Lil Hoojin
Dickson Street Pub: Mo Brothers
Rogue: Cool Shoes Fayetteville

Thursday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Subdivision Committee * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Partners for Better HousingCity Hall, Room 111

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Justin Mitchell, Chris Lankford, Carl Pacione, Pamela Porch, Sarah Greer, Pamela Holder, Kassandra Nicole, Noah Strom and Brittany Miller.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Folk singer Pete Seeger is 93, singer Frankie Valli is 78, sports announcer Greg Gumbel is 66, fashion critic Nina Garcia is 47, actress Christina Hendricks is 37 and country singer Eric Church is 35.