Weekend Flyer: Aug. 3-6

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News Briefs

PIGShibition sculpture

About 25 pigs, sponsored by local business and then painted by local artists, will be displayed in various locations around Northwest Arkansas over the next few weeks. It’s an Ozark Literacy Council project called PIGShibition, and the first pig sculpture was installed on the Fayetteville square on Thursday.

As excited as we are to see legends like John Prine, David Grisman, and Darrell Scott at the Fayetteville Roots Festival, we’re just as pumped to see folks like Pokey LaFarge perform. We got in touch with Pokey recently, and he answered a few questions for us.

Friday events, July 27

Jerry Garcia B-Day Bash

For happy hour, George’s Majestic Lounge has local legends Earl & Them in the garden starting at 6 p.m. Later on, the venue will host their 7th annual Jerry Garcia B-Day Bash, featuring an all-star cast of local musicians playing Greatful Dead tunes, including Drew Packard, Jody Cohen, Dave Gesualdo, Isayah Warford, Taylor Smith & Stingray.

Speaking of all-star local musicians, Matt Smith Group is back at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Friday night.

The Lightbulb Club has locals Devils Promenade for their smoke-free Friday happy hour show, and Keith Nicholoson Trio is at Kingfish.

Full Friday list:

Greenhouse Grille: Roby Pantall Jazz
JJ’s Grill: Ouachita River Band
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Teddy Sablon
Jose’s: Chooch and the Side Hill Gougers
The Lightbulb Club: Happy Hour w/ Devils Promenade
Ella’s: Matt Smith
Foghorn’s on College: The Number Two’s Band
George’s Majestic Lounge: Earl & Them / Evan & the Naturals / Jerry Garcia B-Day Bash
The Wine Cellar: Marshall Wallace Band
Kingfish: Keith Nicholoson Trio
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Friends Of The Phamily
Louie’s Bar & Grill: Effron White
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Michael Walker & Matt Smith
Rogue: Amsterdam / The Revolutioners / Son of Suffering
Scarpino: Salsa Night
Legacy Blues Lounge: DJ Derrick D

Saturday events, Aug. 4

Me Like Bees

Benjamin Del Shreve has been laying low a bit over the last year or so, but he’s back in action at George’s Majestic Lounge. Local one-man dance party Messy Sparkles, and Memphis, TN band Family History are also on the bill, along with Joplin “hipsetry” band, Me Like Bees. We’re not sure what that means, but we checked out some of their tunes this week, and we think they sound pretty awesome.

There’s a big hip-hop show at Rogue with Smar-t Jones, Grotesk The Subhuman, Genjaben, Dead End Scribes, Sarx and Trak Masta Tom. That’s a lot of MCs.

ALso, Little Rock band The Tricks are at Smoke & Barrel Tavern, with fellow central Arkansans May The Peace Of The Sea Be With You. The Tricks just released a record earlier this month, and our friend Robert from Arkansas Times had some nice things to say about it.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Public Library: Artist’s Reception: Megan Chapman
JJ’s Grill: Ed Bowman & the Rock City Players
Jose’s: Ransom
Foghorn’s on College: Sean Kemp
George’s Majestic Lounge: Me Like Bees / Messy Sparkles / Family History / Benjamin Del Shreve
Rogue: Smar-t Jones / Grotesk The Subhuman / Genjaben / Dead End Scribes / Sarx / Trak Masta Tom
Dickson Street Pub: Effron White
Billy’s Grill: The Uncrowned Kings
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: May The Peace Of The Sea Be With You / The Tricks
Legacy Blues Lounge: Laurie Morvan Band

Sunday events, Aug. 5

In celebration of the 600th anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc, Dr. Maeve Maddox will present a three-part film presentation called A Joan for All Seasons: Joan of Arc in History and the Movies at the Fayetteville Public Library from 2-4 p.m. in the Walker Community Room. This is the first of three lectures, and it’s free to attend.

Tanglewood Branch Beer Co. has blues-ers Tyrannosaurus Chicken Sunday night. Admission’s only $3.

Full Sunday list:

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
Common Grounds: Jackson Jennings
Fayetteville Public Library: A Joan for All Seasons: Joan of Arc in History and Film Part I
Fayetteville Town Center: Hiroshima Nagasaki Remembrance
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Tyrannosaurus Chicken
Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
LaLaLand: Bird Law

Public Meetings

8:00 a.m.Fayetteville Forward Green Economy GroupChamber of Commerce

Weekend Birthdays

Jim Halsell, Lynnette Kealy, Luke Conway, Danna Knight, Peggy Tice Rogers, Andrea Cyphers, Meredith Lowry, Dustin Rizz Woods, Mike Ramsey, Kaitlyn Lee, Crissy Orr, Kimberly Dunn, Heather Costa, Alissa Noel, Marie Turnock, Jennifer Clampitt, Brandon Gonzalez, Lacie Bertram-Jones, AJ Adams, Betty Jean VanValkenberg-Mars, Angela Witt, Heather Horton, Sherry Boyle, Halie Rawlings, Josh McGee, Michael Davis, Kristie Fleshman, Roy Pruitt, Demetria Haywood, Jennifer Denton, Kelli Parker, Meredith Garmon, and Mary Slaughter
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