Weekend Flyer: May 4-6

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News Briefs

Bikes, Babes & Bling 2011

Fayetteville-based band Swimming has released a beautifully-shot video to help promote their upcoming album, Feel Not Bad, set for release this summer. Watch it.

JT “Wamp-a-doodle-do” Wampler (not a real nickname) tried out Tallgrass IPA for his “It’s All About the Beer” column. Did he like it? Find out here .

The two-year experiment by Bikes, Blues & BBQ organizers to hold a second summer bike rally targeted at women has come to an end. Bikes, Babes & Bling, the off-shoot festival that began in 2010, will be consolidated with the original Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally beginning this fall.

Friday events, May 4

Alley Ghost

First of all, happy Star Wars Day. May the Fourth be with you.

Photographer, writer, DJ and musician Bob Reuter has been called the best songwriter in St. Louis, and his band Alley Ghost is at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Friday night.

Speaking of songwriters, there’s a good one at GoodFolk Friday night, with Texas picker/grinner Butch Morgan.

George’s Majestic Lounge has Leah & The Mojo Doctors for happy hour, followed by locals Boom Kinetic later on.

Kingfish opens a new and improved backyard area tonight which includes a new bar. Memphis musicians Grace Askew and Davis Coen will perform.

There’s an African culture festival in Eureka Springs this weekend, with Afrique Aya performing at the The Auditorium, 32 S. Main, Eureka Springs at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. The African drum and dance group will also perform during the Artrageous parade on Saturday at 2 p.m., and at the Basin Park Hotel at 3 p.m.

Full Friday list:

Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Community Music School: Student Recital
Fix Ultralounge: Backroom Throwback w/ Phodamentals
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: The Fall of the House
GoodFolk: Butch Morgan / Susan Shore / Michael Cockram
Legacy Blues Lounge: The Tim Paul Duo
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Darren Ray
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Honeyshine / Sean Key
Foghorn’s on College: Derek VanLynn
George’s Majestic Lounge: Boom Kinetic / Leah & The Mojo Doctors
JJ’s Grill: Left of Center
Jose’s: Mike and Grady
Dickson Street Pub: Justin Leflar
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Alley Ghost
UARK Bowl: Calle Soul

Saturday events, May 5

noir33 poster

Saturday morning starts at the Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville Square. It just does.

Later on, the first-ever NWA Cheese Dip Classic starts at the Washington County Fairgrounds at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10. At 5 p.m., the Fayetteville Foam Fest begins, featuring nearly 300 beers from around the country. Tickets are $30, or you can get into both events for $35.

Saturday is also Cinco De Mayo, and there are parties at George’s Majestic Lounge with Neta Band, Smoke & Barrel Tavern with T. Jay, Lucio, Bloka, and Shortfuze, and JJ’s Grill with Jason Strode and lots of Cinco De Mayo-related games.

Also, Jose’s is open again on Dickson Street, and West Street Blues Band plays their Cinco De Mayo party.

Photographer John Moore, aka noir33, will exhibit photography at LaLaLand behind Brenda’s Bigger Burger on MLK in Fayetteville. Local bands scheduled to play include Perpetual Werewolf, The Drunkards, Egyptr and Texas-based Nervous Curtains. After five years and more than 15,000 photos of local bands, Moore recently announced he will soon retire his camera.

There’s a music festival at Terra Studios, just outside of Fayetteville. The format features folk “song circles,” and participants include Michael Bewley, Joel Emerson, Bruce Allen, Judi Neal & Ellis Ralph, Geoff & Leslie Oelsner, Allyson Perry & Randy Covey, Bryn Bowen Cox, J.T. Huff, Lacy Morris, Chase ‘n Missy, and many more.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Public Library: Cinco de Mayo w/ Arkansalsa
Terra Studios: Spring Music Fest World Labyrinth Day
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: The Fall of the House
Washington County Fairgrounds: Fayetteville Foam Fest & NWA Cheese Dip Classic
Rogue: The Flipoff Pirates / Dont Stop Please
GoodFolk: Jenee’ Fleenor & Outside The Lines
Legacy Blues Lounge: Matt Smith and Yaniv Tabenhouse
Powerhouse Seafood: Copasetic
Foghorn’s on College: Sean Kemp
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Aisle 24
LaLaLand: 15,000 Frames: Noir33 celebration
George’s Majestic Lounge: Neta Band
JJ’s Grill: Jason Strode
Jose’s: West Street Blues Band
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Cinco De Mayo party
Dickson Street Pub: Steve Dimmitt

Sunday events, May 6

Effron White

Walton Arts Center will host a “Trail Mix” concert on Lake Fayetteville Trail Sunday as part of their ongoing Artosphere festival. It starts at 1 p.m. More info is available at the Artosphere website.

The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market opens the annual Sunday market at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks this weekend. It starts at 9 a.m.

Singer-songwriters Effron White, John Inmon, Emily Kaitz, and Susan Shore are set to perform at Mt. Sequoyah on Sunday. They’ll celebrate the release of Effron’s new album, Long Haul. The show starts at 2 p.m.

Sunday night, comedian Conrad Courtney performs at UARK Bowl at 7 p.m.

Full Sunday list:

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: BGO Farmers’ Market
Common Grounds: Isayah Warford
Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
Mt. Sequoyah: Effron White / John Inmon / Emily Kaitz / Susan Shore
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: The Fall of the House
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Bluegrass jam
UARK Bowl: Comedy w/ Conrad Courtney
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst

Friday Public Meetings

8:00 a.m.Fayetteville Forward Green Economy GroupChamber of Commerce
2:00 p.m.Deadline: RFP 12-05, Veterinary ServicesCity Hall, Room 306

Weekend Birthdays

Jennifer Stanley, Janice Cain, Pam Stachey, Tenna Cee, Taylor Sigler, Amanda Armer, Amy Yell, Erin Kent, Angie Tramonte, John Barclay, Sy Hoahwah, Scott Young, Maryjane Turner, Floyd White, Toni Greetan, April Prichard, Marsha Stockton-Mix, Randi Smith, Mike Rohrbach, Samantha Pirtle, Arlie Stiles, Jason Sobralski, Catherine Reed, Robert Neralich, and Kelly Helmers.
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