Weekend Flyer: July 27-29, 2012

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News Briefs

Center Street

Artists from the Fayetteville Underground have been without an exhibition space during First Thursday since December. That will change soon, however. They debut their new gallery and studio space at 101 W. Mountain on Thursday, Aug. 2.

With a sidewalk replacement project planned on Center Street between College Avenue and the square, several downtown business owners and a City Council member are asking that an alternative concept be considered before construction begins next month.

We just published a new book review from contributor Roger Barrett. He examines Tana French’s new novel, “Broken Harbor,” the fourth in the Dublin Murder Squad series.

Friday events, July 27

Fools on Parade

George’s Majestic Lounge kicks off the weekend with local bluesman RJ Mischo, and Tulsa guitar-slinger Steve Pryor for happy hour.

The Lightbulb Club continues its happy hour series with Austin blues trio, Mother Merey and The Black Dirt.

If you feel like some Appalachian Celtic-punk, Smoke & Barrel Tavern is the place to be Friday night. Cutthroat Shamrock is back in town.

For jokes, your best bet is UARK Bowl. Fools On Parade’s stand up comedy is back with emcee Sam Letchworth, featured comic Troy Gittings and headliner Jason Thompson. Admission is $5. Show starts at 9 p.m.

Full Friday list:

Rogue: Michael Tisdale & The Union
Ella’s: Pat Pathoumthong
George’s Majestic Lounge: Tilly Time / Party Trap / RJ Mischo / Steve Pryor
Greenhouse Grille: Alex Lewis Jazz
The Lightbulb Club: Happy Hour w/ Mother Merey and The Black Dirt
Foghorn’s on College: Michael Shaw
Jose’s: Isayah’s Allstars
Legacy Blues Lounge: Roby Pantall / Joe Giles & The Homewreckers
Kingfish: Foley’s Van
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Walter Savage
JJ’s Grill: Jason Strode
UARK Bowl: Fools On Parade Standup Comedy Show
Scarpino: Calle Soul
Dickson Street Pub: No Name Kicker
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Cutthroat Shamrock
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Matt’s Bar Band

Saturday events, July 28

Godz of Thunder poster

The Saturday Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville square has been a lot less crowded lately, so buying groceries is much easier. Also during the market this week, local band 3 Penny Acre is at Jammin’ Java.

There’s a good show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Saturday night with Austin’s Sour Notes, and awesome locals, Swimming. The guys from Swimming should have some good stories from their summer tour.

Ruben Regalado (Perpetual Werewolf), Brian Abel (Fauxnz), Jason Rich (The Good Fear), and Charlie Rausch (Fauxnz) will play some early Kiss songs at the Lightbulb Club Saturday night. They’re calling themselves Godz of Thunder, and they’ll be in full costume for the tribute show. Here’s some more info.

There’s an early show at Nightbird Books with experimental pop band Humanimals that sounds pretty awesome. Check out a couple songs on their Facebook page.

COOL SHOES dance party is back in Fayetteville, and the event was recently moved to LIT. It’s also 21 and up this time, just FYI. DJs include Wolf-E-Wolf, EQ, and Baby Armie.

Full Saturday list:

Fresco Cafe & Pub: Tommy Nolen
Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Jammin’ Java: 3 Penny Acre
Foghorn’s on College: Scott Young
Jose’s: Another Fine Mess
Legacy Blues Lounge: Cherry Brooks / Roby Pantall
George’s Majestic Lounge: Boom!Kinetic
The Lightbulb Club: KISS tribute by Godz Of Thunder
Walton Arts Center: Jazz: The Compositions of Dr. James Greeson
Kingfish: Devil’s Promenade
Stone Pony: Blackbird Medicine Band
Dickson Street Pub: Justin Leflar
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sour Notes / Swimming
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Basement Brew
Nightbird Books: Humanimals
LIT: COOL SHOES dance party
Rogue: John Henry and the Earthshakers / Trashcan Bandits

Sunday events, July 29

Mother Merey & The Black Dirt

There’s an afternoon performance at the Fayetteville Public Library featuring Aquila Theatre Company. According to the description on the library’s site, the company will present staged readings from Greek dramas. It starts at 2 p.m.

If you missed Mother Merey & The Black Dirt on Friday night (or if you want to see them again), they’ll be at Smoke & Barrel with locals Damn Arkansan (who are doing an acoustic set) Sunday night.

Also, local favorite Andy Frasco is back for a Sunday night show at George’s Majestic Lounge .

Full Sunday list:

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
Common Grounds: Dave Gesulado
Greenhouse Grille: Tin Pan Alley Cats
Fayetteville Public Library: Aquila Theatre Company
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Mother Merey & The Black Dirt / Damn Arkansan
George’s Majestic Lounge: Andy Frasco

Public Meetings

2:00 p.m.Bid Openings: Bid 12-63, Dump Trailer Re-Bid & Bid 12-64, Articulated Wheel LoaderCity Hall, Room 326

Weekend Birthdays

Michelle Miesse, Sandra Gardner, Barrett Deacon, Dean Homstad, Allie McKenzie, Jim Black, Abby Hallett, Tess Jordan, Susan Johnson, Kelly Pifer, Pat Davidson, Sam Simpson, Ty Bottorff, Cindy Finstrom, Joshua Deleeuw, Bob Smith, Aaron Cook, Jennifer Kuharick, Shelley Buonaiuto, Haley Bestgen, Amber Herrera, Gina Berquist, Greg Zilioli, Robin Points, Diana Moore, Jacqueline Presley, Joyce Robertson, D’Lorah Hughes, Charles Hutchinson, Solange Martinez, Diane Scott and Leah Pierson.
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