Weekend Flyer: July 13-15

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News Briefs

New bike repair station.

If you find yourself with a loose lug or a low tire on your next downtown bike ride, you’ll be happy to know there’s a new bicycle repair station that’s free to use on Frisco Trail.

JT Wampler checked out Grapefruit Radler by Stiegl in this week’s edition of “It’s All About The Beer.”

Repairs to a heavily damaged section of Frisco Trail are underway just south of the Center Street trail crossing.

Officials with the group working to let voters decide if Benton County should become “wet” announced that they turned in more than 56,000 signatures to the County Clerk’s office on Thursday.

Former Minutemen front man and bass player Mike Watt is coming to town for a show with his new band The Missingmen at the venue on Oct. 28.

Friday events, July 13

Thunderlizards. Photo: John Moore, noir33 / Facebook

Rogers-native-turned-famous-country-music-star Joe Nichols is coming back to town, and he’ll be at George’s Majestic Lounge Friday night playing hits like, “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” “Gimme That Girl,” and “Brokenheartsville.” The Nace Brothers will kick off the weekend during happy hour.

Local thunder band Thunderlizards are celebrating their first anniversary Friday night at The Lightbulb Club, with their friends Perpetual Werewolf and Basement Brew. It will be a rock show. Read a (highly entertaining) recent interview with Thunderlizards.

Smoke & Barrel Tavern has Sarah Hughes Band, and Matt Smith is at Greenhouse Grille.

Full Friday list:

Ella’s: William Reyes
Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz
UARK Bowl: Beach Bingo Bash
Rogue: Effron White / Richard Hartrick
Foghorn’s on College: Ben Coulter
George’s Majestic Lounge: Joe Nichols / Nace Brothers
Legacy Blues Lounge: T.J. Scarlett / Barrett Baber
The Lightbulb Club: Thunderlizards / Perpetual Werewolf / Basement Brew
Dickson Street Pub: Mo Brothers
Jose’s: One Night Stand
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sarah Hughes Band
Scarpino: Salsa Night

Saturday events, July 14

Firefly Fling

The Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville Square is the place to be on Saturday morning.

Saturday evening, you could check out the Firefly Fling at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. There are a ton of hands-on activities for kids, music, and more. Here’s some more info.

There’s a really good sounding show at The Lightbulb Club Saturday night. Wade Ogle’s new project, Mad Spirits will debut a new lineup, and new material. Plus, we haven’t been able to stop listening to St. Louis-band, Water Liars, who are also on the bill.

Local favorites 1 oz. Jig are at George’s Saturday night, and they’re bringing their bayou reggae friends, Stiff Necked Fools back to town as well.

Randal Shreve & The Sideshow are back in action at Rogue Saturday night, and Catfish Jackson is at Smoke & Barrel.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Sound Warehouse: Meatsweat
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Firefly Fling – family festival
Foghorn’s on College: Smith and Reed
Legacy Blues Lounge: Russ Hutchion / Mark Albertson Trio
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Catfish Jackson
The Lightbulb Club: Mad Spirits / Water Liars
Dickson Street Pub: Effron White
JJ’s Grill: Chester P. & The Vinyl Kings
Jose’s: Amanda Rey
George’s Majestic Lounge: 1 oz Jig / Cadillac Jackson
Kingfish: Uncrowned Kings
Rogue: Randall Shreve & The Sideshow

Sunday events, July 15

There are DJ’s at the large pavilion at Walker Park this Sunday. The family-friendly, all ages is event is called Subdued Sundays, and features laid-back music by Doohickey, Ultrasonic Nozzle, and Jonny 290.

Fayetteville Public Library will be screening the documentary film Ground Truth on Sunday, which examines the human cost of war from the perspective of the soldiers who fight them. The movie starts at 2 p.m.

Full Sunday list:

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
Common Grounds: Jones & Leah
Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
Walker Park: Subdued Sundays
Fayetteville Public Library: Documentary Screening: Ground Truth

Public Meetings

2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-59, Utility Rescue VehiclesCity Hall, Room 326

Weekend Birthdays

Juliette Sherin, Jamie Pratt, Jake Aslin, Deborah Petty, Nathan McLeod, Lori Bradley, Casey Baker, Connor Grimes, Alana Hale, Katy Lemasters, Joy Tilton, Deana Day, Carolyn Dux, Dawn Barron, Mary Crowder, Leslie Belden, Summer Gallagher, Cassie Dominick, David Dallas, Jeremy Barnes, Susan Burkart, Melissa Wood, Lynette Hailey, Mattie Watson, Rob Hatfield, John Allred, Greta Lawson, Garrett Miller, Stanley Parks, Roxie Morrison, Michael McBee, Kim Agee, Mike Carey, Tony Bernard, Olivia Trimble, Mike Lewis, Christie Bunt, Will Snead, J.K. Leflar, Morgan Hicks, Corey Johnson, Bren Cochran, and Chuck Moore.

*Send us your birthday shout-outs.

Water Liars – Dog Eaten

Mad Spirits – To Bring You My Love