Daily Flyer: Monday, May 21

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News Briefs

The 2012 Block Street Block Party included DJs and a dance floor in front of Riffraff on the downtown square yesterday.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Thousands of residents filled the street, sidewalks and local businesses along Block Avenue Sunday afternoon in Fayetteville for the 2012 Block Street Block Party. Here’s a set of photos we snapped during the event.

It’s set to be a fairly quiet week at City Hall. Here are this week’s scheduled public meetings.

J.T. Wampler reviews Sierra Nevada Summerfest in his latest It’s All About The Beer column.

University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long addressed reports that he is a candidate for the vacant seat at Stanford University in a statement released Friday morning.

Speaking of the Hogs, the Arkansas men’s basketball team is on the schedule to play in the 2012 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational later this year.

Monday Events

Alley 38

The first performance of Alley 38, a theatrical walking expedition through downtown Fayetteville, is tonight. The event is part of this year’s Artosphere festival. Audiences will meet at the northeast corner of Block Avenue and Spring Street at 7:30 p.m. each night this week. Tickets are $12 at waltonartscenter.org.

Also tonight, Greenhouse Grille hosts the Sustainable Wine and Local Food Tasting, comedian Gabriel Igelsias is at Walton Arts Center, and Andy Frasco is at Tanglewood Branch Beer Company.

Full list:

Greenhouse Grille: Sustainable Wine Dinner
JJ’s Grill: Patrick Ryan Key
Powerhouse Seafood: Isayah Warford
The Perk: Open acoustic jam
Walton Arts Center: Gabriel Iglesias
Block Avenue: Alley 38
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Andy Frasco

Monday Public Meetings

10:00 a.m.Pre-Bid Meeting: Bid 12-52, Construction – Park Entry SignsWhite River Baseball Complex
7:00 p.m.Ward 4 Meeting *City Hall, Room 111

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

Monday Birthdays

Locals: Cecelia Dye, Darcy Sikes, Delanna Stevens, Jacob Wright, Meradth Dwillis, Nicole Mechtoldt, Stephen Sherman and Travis Kidd.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 71, comedian-turned-politician Al Franken is 61, actor Mr. T is 60, drummer Stan Lynch (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is 57, actor Judge Reinhold is 55, comedian Noel Fielding is 39, actress Fairuza Balk is 38, rapper Havoc is 38, actress Ashlie Brillault is 25 and ctress Sarah Ramos is 21.