Weekend Flyer: May 18-20

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News Briefs

Wilson Park Pool

It’s already getting hot out there. Luckily, The Wilson Park pool will open to the public at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 1.

The 2012 Arkansas New Play Festival is set for this weekend (May 18-20) at Nadine Baum Studios. Here’s more information about it.

The Block Street Block Party is going to be enormous this year. Over 40 bands, DJs, and folk acts are scheduled to perform, and around 100 vendors and community groups will line Block Avenue on Sunday to join the 30-ish awesome local businesses providing activities on the street. Here’s our guide to all the madness.

Friday events, May 18

Charliehorse. Photo: Jeremy Scott

As our friend Dgold pointed out, the new outdoor stage area at Kingfish “has been kickin’ lately.” That kickin’ continues Friday night with local favorites, Charliehorse.

Folks who show up to George’s Majestic Lounge looking for dancing outlaw Jesco White might be disappointed. Or they might be pleasantly surprised. Jesco cancelled, but we’re guessing there will still be some hillbilly dancing to the sounds of Mountain Sprout. Full House kicks off the night during happy hour.

Full Friday list:

Fresco Cafe & Pub: Tommy Nolen
Greenhouse Grille: Walter Savage Jazz
Nadine Baum Studios: Arkansas New Play Festival
Foghorn’s on College: Meagan White
Arkansas Air Museum: Pagnozzi Grand Slam Celebration
Hooters: Kevin Upshaw / One Night Stand
Jose’s: Red Ambition
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Suzuki Music School of Arkansas
Dickson Street Pub: Justin Leflar
Kingfish: Charliehorse
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Friends of the Phamily
JJ’s Grill: Joe Giles & the Homewreckers
George’s Majestic Lounge: Mountain Sprout / Full House
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sarah Hughes Band

Saturday events, May 19

Chasing Pictures

Get some flowers for yourself at the Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville Square Saturday. They’ll make your house smell better.

Remember that “Pup crawl” we told you about? It’s happening on Dickson Street Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.

There are a ton of bands at George’s Saturday night, including Rocker Lips, The Radio Sky, Kingsdown, The Victor Ship and Chasing Pictures.

JR’s Lightbulb Club has a rock show with Lincoln, Neb. band Universe Contest and locals The Inner Party. We talked to The Inner Party guys last week. Here’s what they said .

The best name for a bluegrass punk band that we’ve ever heard is Filthy Still and it just so happens that they’re playing at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Saturday night.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Public Library: Blues musician Tas Cru
Nadine Baum Studios: Arkansas New Play Festival
Walton Arts Center: Polyglot Theatre: We Built This City
Fayetteville Public Library: Author Vivienne Schiffer
Dickson Street: Dickson Street “PUP” Crawl
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Rob Butler & Michael Tisdale
Foghorn’s on College: The Number Two Band
Kingfish: Guta
George’s Majestic Lounge: Rocker Lips / The Radio Sky / Kingsdown / The Victor Ship / Chasing Pictures
Greenhouse Grille: Jovan Arellano
Jose’s: Kelly Road
Dickson Street Pub: No Name Kicker
Legacy Blues Lounge: The Tim Paul Duo / Tas Cru
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Universe Contest / Inner Party
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Filthy Still

Sunday events, May 20

Block Street Block Party

Sunday is packed with action this week.

For one thing, everyone you know will be at the Block Street Block Party on Block Avenue. Here’s a Flyer Guide with a lot more information on that.

There’s a crazy show at East Hall Recording Studio . Centro-matic frontman Will Johnson is playing a handful of acoustic “living room shows” around the country, and one of them is in Fayetteville this Sunday night. The show starts at 8 p.m. Whoa.

Andy Frasco will play a free show at George’s Majestic Lounge Sunday night. There’s a zero dollar cover.

Also Sunday night, UARK Bowl concludes this year’s Sunday Night Stand-up Series with comic LaVantor.

Full Sunday list:

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
Terra Studios: Community Picnic
Block Avenue: Block Street Block Party
Common Grounds: Tiffany Christopher
Greenhouse Grille: Dan Dean
Nadine Baum Studios: Arkansas New Play Festival
UARK Bowl: Stand-up comedy w/ LaVantor
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
East Hall Recording Studio: Will Johnson
George’s Majestic Lounge: Andy Frasco

Friday Public Meetings

10:00 a.m.Pre-Bid Meeting: Bid 12-43, Construction – HWY 16 Water & Sewer ImprovementsCity Hall, Room 326
9:00 a.m.Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council *Public Library, Henry Board Room
2:00 p.m.Deadline: RFP12-02, Telecommunication ServicesCity Hall, Room 306

Weekend Birthdays

Jarrett Bates, Reed Faitak, Lauren Marquette, Paul Hoelscher, Jen Johnson, Pam Rainwater, Sandy McCann, James Martin, Anna Cottrell, Clayton Smith, Jerry Lee Barnett, Kathryn Rice, Wade Winn, Jennifer Massanelli, Richelle Hampton, Kimberly Morgan, Ethan Korpella, Abby Kiefer, Becke Ferrell, Charlie Davis, Hope Cavell, Henry Runkles, and Suzie Kirlin.
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