Daily Flyer: Thursday, June 7

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News Briefs

Work continues this summer on the Pi Beta Phi Centennial Gate on Maple Street at the former Campus Drive near Old Main.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

George’s Majestic Lounge is set to undergo a significant renovation project this summer that will include a stage expansion, air conditioning in the garden, a new green room, and other back-stage enhancements.

The new Fayetteville guidebook was expanded and renamed this year. It includes 44 more pages than last year’s edition and for the first time ever, features a double-sided, fold-out map.

University of Arkansas Media Services videographer Brian Petty documented a rare spectacle none of us are likely to ever see again when he captured the 2012 transit of Venus this week.

First Thursday returns to the Fayetteville square tonight and will include events related to this year’s NWA Black Music Month Celebration. Officials promise “a lively dance party scene complete with a live disk jockey, face painting, and an attempt to create the largest Soul Train line in Arkansas history.”

Thursday Events

First Thursday will include
Black Music Month celebration events.

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Square: Sarah Hughes
Studio 3: 1000 Paper Cranes
Fayetteville Square: First Thursday
Legacy Blues Lounge: Jones and Leah / The Swoops
Walton Arts Center: Winemaker’s Dinner
JJ’s Grill: Austin Miller
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Summer Chamber Music Festival
Jammin’ Java: Open Acoustic jam
Powerhouse Seafood: Earl and Them
Foghorn’s on College: Jamie Wolf
Jose’s: Red Ambition
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Staggering Odds
Rowdy Beaver Den: The Bullfrogs
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Jeff Kearney
UARK Bowl: Stand Up Open Mic
Rogue: Well, Well, Well… / Friday, Maybe Saturday
George’s Majestic Lounge: Rough Draftz / Admirals

Thursday Public Meetings

4:00 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
4:00 p.m.Frisco Trail Input SessionSenior Center
5:30 p.m.Outdoor Recreation Grant ProgramMount Sequoyah Gardens
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: Avyi Shoup, Bonni Behrend, Dan Skoff and Joshua Gordon.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Singer Tom Jones is 72, talk-show host Jenny Jones is 66, actor Liam Neeson is 60, musician Prince is 54, singer-guitarist Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes is 49, rapper Ecstasy is 48, guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction is 45, musician Eric Johnson of The Shins is 36, comedian Bill Hader is 34, actress Larisa Oleynik is 31 and actor Michael Cera is 24.