Weekend Flyer: July 20-22, 2012

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News Briefs

Fayetteville City Hospital

Washington Regional Medical Center officials announced this week they will close Fayetteville City Hospital facility within 60 days.

There’s a new bar coming to Center Street in the next few weeks. It’s called The Stolen Glass, and they’re planning to host live music, and “Brew & View” movie nights.

Are cyclists using bike lights on the trails at night? According to the poll we posted yesterday, some are, and some aren’t.

We’re happy to welcome new sponsor Jose’s Restaurant & Cantina to the Flyer Family this week. Ole for Jose’s!

Friday events, July 20

War Chief

We’re really intrigued by the lineup at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Friday night. War Chief, who has been making some waves in the Little Rock scene for a while now, is on the bill along with Arkansas troubadour Joe Sundell and awesome locals Damn Arkansan. Sounds like a recipe for rock.

The Lightbulb Club has Critterkickers for happy hour at 6 p.m., which is a project by Thunderlizards frontman Nick Shoulders. Later on, the X tribute we told you guys about earlier this week is happening, featuring Zack Wait, Jacqueline Shin, Brock Mitchell and Digby Jukes playing tracks from the first three X albums.

Kingfish also has a good-sounding show Friday night with Russellville singer/songwriter, Jamie Lou Band. Do yourself a favor, and check out a couple of her songs on Reverb Nation.

George’s Majestic Lounge has a happy hour show with Groovement and The Odds. Groovement will also play a late-night set, as will Cadillac Jackson.

Local 60s-influenced pop band The Swoops are back at Legacy Blues Lounge, and local teenage guitar prodigy Nathan A. is at JJ’s Grill.

Full Friday list:

Greenhouse Grille: Kimball & Painter
Ella’s: Matt Smith
George’s Majestic Lounge: Groovement / The Odds
Jose’s: Jason Strode Band
Legacy Blues Lounge: The Swoops / Walter Savage
Foghorn’s on College: Darren Ray
Kingfish: Jamie Lou Band
Fayetteville Town Center: A Night at the Races
Speakeasy: Jen & Josh
JJ’s Grill: Nathan A.
Dickson Street Pub: Gabe Edmondson
Scarpino: Salsa Night
The Lightbulb Club: Critterkickers / The Once Over Twice- A Tribute To X / Perpetual Werewolf
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Damn Arkansan / Joe Sundell / War Chief

Saturday events, July 21

Dog Days of Summer

First things first. Saturdays in summertime start on the Fayetteville Square for the Farmers’ Market.

After that, several businesses in downtown Fayetteville will have sales and specials to benefit the Fayetteville Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of the Ozarks, adoptable dogs in their stores, and other ways to raise money for the local animal organizations. It’s called Dog Days of Summer, and a full list of participating local businesses are here. Watch for updates on this Facebook page.

There’s a Cash Mob event from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday. The event is at Greenhouse Grille, and local jewelry maker Lauren Embree will be getting mobbed with cash as well. Here’s more info.

Also during the day Saturday, there’s a kids concert with 3 Penny Acre at Fayetteville Public Library beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Later on, Ben Miller Band and Tyrannosaurus Chicken are back at George’s Majestic Lounge.

Madison, WI band Icarus Himself is at The Lightbulb Club, along with locals, Teenagers.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Public Library: Kids Concert with 3 Penny Acre
Jose’s: Kelly Road
Legacy Blues Lounge: Russ Hutchison / T.J. Scarlett
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Darren Ray
Foghorn’s on College: Vikki Cunningham
Kingfish: Mark B and Friends
George’s Majestic Lounge: Ben Miller Band / Tyrannosaurus Chicken
JJ’s Grill: Ocie & the Heartstrings
Dickson Street Pub: Michael Tisdale
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Shortfuze
The Lightbulb Club: Icarus Himself / Teenagers

Sunday events, July 22

A night for Eugenius

There’s a benefit for incredibly influential local artist Eugene Sargent on Sunday at Greenhouse Grille. Sargent is the sculptor behind the 45-foot worm and the unique benches near the castle at Wilson Park, among countless other pieces of public art around Fayetteville. He was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma, and the community is coming together to raise funds to help offset the cost of treatment at Sunday’s event. Music will be provided by Farmer and the Markets, and Snake Eyes and the Bug Band. There will be a silent auction, and a live auction featuring tons of great artwork donated by some of the city’s best artists and local businesses. Here’s some more information about the event.

Also on Sunday, the Lightbulb Club hosts 2012 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase winners Holy Shakes (Holy Shakes are no longer playing this show) with Ed Schrader’s Music Beat and El Paso Hot Button.

George’s has a show with an all-star cast of local musicians who get together once a year called Pioneers of Rock, and Rogue has Benjamin Del Shreve, Jovan Arellano and Jon Shorter.

Full Sunday list:

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
Greenhouse Grille: Fork and Knife
Common Grounds: Richard Burnett
Fayetteville Public Library: Veterans’ Journeys Home with Dr. Lori Holyfield
Greenhouse Grille: A night for Eugenius
George’s Majestic Lounge: Pioneers of Rock
Rogue: Benjamin Del Shreve / Jovan Arellano / Jon Shorter
The Lightbulb Club: Ed Schrader’s Music Beat / El Paso Hot Button / Holy Shakes

Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council *Public Library, Henry Board Room
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-58, Construction – Crossover Rd. Water & Sewer Main ReplacementCity Hall, Room 326

Weekend Birthdays

Gayathiri Pathmanapan, John Gist, Caty Coleman, David Adams, Michael Chandler, Brittany Butler, Debbie Morgan, Tim Higgs, Lisa Williams, Steve Sawyer, John Faubus, Haley Wade, Nancy Firmin, Brent Leas, Jacqueline Dehart, Rachel Danti, Amy Ricketts, Teresa Campbell, Teena Ernst, Gina Litzinger, Jay Stout,Jaron McTee, Vicki Redfeather, Patti Richardson-Long, Greg Campbell, Kate Johnson, Sunshine Broder, Sara Ahaus, Amanda Moohn, Brittany Humphries, Bonnie Field, Jacob Brown, Mark Wieden, Tim Nipper, Amy Nelson-Lamont

*Send us your birthday shout-outs.