Weekend Flyer: July 6-8

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News Briefs

Shave the Planet

It looks like Shave the Planet can stay in business at a parking lot on College Avenue after all. The city council voted unanimously to table an appeal that would have overturned a recent Planning Commission decision to allow Eric Siebert to operate his popular shaved ice stand for an extra 90 days at 3078 N. College Avenue.

Cabela’s is coming to Arkansas. Actually, make that Northwest Arkansas. The Nebraska-based hunting, fishing and outdoor gear retailer said this week that it will open a 100,000-square-foot store in Rogers – its first retail location in the state – at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

Walton Arts Center will offer half-price tickets for its 2012-13 Broadway Series, but only in limited supplies and for a very limited time – as in, two hours. The sale will run from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14 at two locations – the Walton Arts Center box office in Fayetteville and the Bentonville Farmers Market on the downtown Bentonville square.

JT Wampler checked out Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock from Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla in Bamberg, Germany for this week’s installment of “It’s All About the Beer.”

Friday events, July 6

Victor Wooten

Did you see Bela Fleck & the Flecktones at the Walton Arts Center back in April? Did you notice how incredible the bass player was? Well, his name’s Victor Wooten, and he’ll be at George’s Majestic Lounge Friday night. Anthony Ball’s Soulful Sound & Friends are also on the bill. It should be an awesome show.

Smoke & Barrel Tavern has an all-star cast of local musicians playing instrumental gems from the last 20-years of hip-hop tonight. They’re called The Sample Platters, and it’s their third time to throw this party.

The Lightbulb Club has a new happy hour on Friday nights, and this time they’ve got DJ Dig A Pony playing folk, bluegrass, blues, and americana. Later on, there’s a benefit for NWA Roller Derby fundraiser (whose equipment was stolen recently) with Inner Party and The Real Live Vikings.

Rogue has locals Michael Tisdale & The Union and Steve Dimmitt, and Shawn James is at Kingfish.

Full Friday list:

Smoke & Barrel Tavern: 3rd Annual Sample Platters Ball
Greenhouse Grille: Dave Gesualdo
The Lightbulb Club: Happy Hour / NWA Roller Derby fundraiser
Rogue: Michael Tisdale / Steve Dimmitt / Dave Shaw / Clay Vinyard
Foghorn’s on College: Effron White
Jose’s: Casual Flyze
Legacy Blues Lounge: Ryan Fourt Trio
JJ’s Grill: Earl’s Garage
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jimmy Wayne Garrett
Kingfish: Shawn James
George’s Majestic Lounge: Victor Wooten / Soulful Sound & Friends / Foxy
Scarpino: Salsa Night

Saturday events, July 7

Deadman Flats. Photo: Urban Nature Media

Saturday usually starts on the Fayetteville Square for the Farmers’ Market.

After that, Fayetteville Public Library has a juggling show with the Institute of Jugglology at 10:30 a.m.

Kansas experimental bluegrass band Deadman Flats is back in town for a show at George’s Majestic Lounge Friday night with rowdy Missouri roots grassers, Honky Suckle.

Guess who’s back? After a short hiatus, Phunbags Comedy Improv will be at UARK Bowl Saturday night. According to the Facebook event, they’ve got some new tricks up their sleeve.

There’s a punk rock show at LaLaLand (behind the Art Experience on MLK) with Memphis rockers No Comply, Tulsa hardcore band Senior Fellows, and Fort Smith punk rockers Prom Nights.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Public Library: Juggling with the Institute of Jugglology
Foghorn’s on College: Sean Kemp
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Effron White
Jose’s: Chooch and the Sidehill Gougers
Legacy Blues Lounge: Walter Savage and Lee Tomboulian
Billy’s Grill: Fabulous Hardtops
Stone Pony: Jason Strode
George’s Majestic Lounge: Honky Suckle / Deadman Flats
JJ’s Grill: Jim Mills
UARK Bowl: Phunbags comedy improv
LaLaLand: No Comply / Senior Fellows / Prom Nights
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Tricks / Whale Fire / Matt Demon

Sunday events, July 8

Get your Sunday veggies (or whatever) at the Farmers Market at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

There’s a documentary screening at the Fayetteville Public Library at 2 p.m. with the film Lioness, the story of a group of female Army support soldiers who were part of the first program in American history to send women into direct ground combat.

Full Sunday list:

Terra Studios: Peter Lippincott
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
Greenhouse Grille: Melody & Morty
Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
LaLaLand: Justin Clifford Rhody / John Bellows
Fayetteville Public Library: Documentary Screening: Lioness

Public Meetings

8:00 a.m.Fayetteville Forward Green Economy GroupChamber of Commerce
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-57, Round Baler Re-BidCity Hall, Room 326

Weekend Birthdays

Devonta Dickerson, Susan Chambers, Susan Tharel, Vanessa Davis, Staci Clinkscales, Scott Winters, Natalie Green, Paul Zarkovich, Pepper Morin, Courtnie Peacock. Khandice Winters, Brent Burmaster, Keith Kelley, Katie Graham, LeAnne Richards, Richard Schoe, Joni Bilhartz, Rob Storms, Robert Rhoads, Bekah Schneider, Brad Dutton, Ashley Tennant, Christopher Allred, Heron Bruhin, Jeffery Massey, Hershel Hartford and Jenna Cox.
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