Weekend Flyer: Aug. 17-19

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News Briefs

Clinton House Museum

The Clinton House Museum will host a birthday party in honor of former President Bill Clinton’s 66th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 18. Free moon pies.

Fayetteville was one of two cities in Arkansas named to a list of the least expensive cities to live in the U.S.

How are your pipes? Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) this week announced auditions for SoNA Singers, an ensemble led by choral conductor Terry Hicks.

Despite all of the contributions songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott has made to the music of others, his solo material is pretty damn incredible in its own right. Next week, he’ll be in town for the Fayetteville Roots Festival. We tracked him down for an interview.

Friday events, Aug. 17

Art of Fashion featuring DJ Colette

Miranda Lambert fans rejoice. The Taste of Country Festival is happening Friday night at The AMP, with Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Randy Houser and more country artists. Gates open at 5 p.m., and the music starts at 6 p.m.

Smoke & Barrel Tavern has Kansas City honky-tonkers Adam Lee & The Dead Horse Sound Co. It also happens to be Mark Landry of Cletus Got Shot’s birthday weekend, and we found out this week that Cletus Got Shot will take the stage to play a few songs as well. New-ish duo Roots & Hellfire (featuring Cletus Got Shot’s Nathan Miller) will open the show.

There’s a big show at Fix Ultralounge Friday night called Art of Fashion. Chicago DJ Colette of OM Records fame is set to perform, along with Tulsa DJ duo Wookie Disco (featuring Turk) and resident DJs Beat Bachs, EQ, and Alvie Simone. Here’s the Facebook event.

The Lightbulb Club continues its happy hour series with songwriter Shawn James.

There’s a burlesque show at Scarpino with Blossom’s Burlesque, and local metal heros Vore are at George’s.

Full Friday list:

The Warehouse: Warehouse Music Festival
Greenhouse Grille: Alex Lewis Jazz
Ella’s: Matt Smith
The AMP: Miranda Lambert / Pistol Annies / Randy Houser
Foghorn’s on College: Sarah Hughes
George’s Majestic Lounge: Jimmy Buffet Tribute / David Starr & Ben Harris / Vore / Hessian Crucible / Auric
Arts Live Theatre: Arts Live Theatre Awards
Jose’s: Jason Strode
Legacy Blues Lounge: Barrett Baber / Larry Bedell & T.C.R.
Fresco Cafe & Pub: John Silva
JJ’s Grill: Joe Giles & the Homewreckers
The Lightbulb Club: Happy Hour w/ Shawn James
Dickson Street Pub: No Name Kicker
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Adam Lee & The Dead Horse Sound Co.
The Wine Cellar: Clint Scrivner
Scarpino: Blossom’s Burlesque Show
Rogue: Back-To-School Bash
Fix Ultralounge: Art of Fashion w/ Colette

Saturday events, Aug. 18

Evelyn cHills poster

Saturday’s gonna be a busy day. It starts with the Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville square.

Also on Saturday morning, there’s a mini-golf tourney benefiting the Humane Society of the Ozarks at Gator Golf. It’s called Putt for Paws.

On Block Avenue, there’s a Cash Mob planned at Sound Warehouse and Hugo’s at 1 p.m.

Also at 1 p.m., the first ever Evelyn cHills Fest is set for the parking lot inside Evelyn Hills Shopping Center. The event features live music from Darren Ray, The Phosphenes, The Great Scotts, and the Trashcan Bandits, along with games, burgers, ice cream, and more. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes.

Football fans, get ready. The Razorbacks warm up for their 2012 season with Razorback Fan Day on Saturday. Hog players will sign autographs inside Bud Walton Arena from noon until 2 p.m. Later on, the team hosts a Red-White scrimmage at Razorback Stadium at 7 p.m.

Eight local poets will read from their work at Nightbird Books during an event called Local Poet Fest. Here’s some more on that.

Famed comedy school Second City returns to Fayetteville with their new touring show, Second City for President. There are two shows, one at 6 p.m., and one at 9 p.m., at the Walton Arts Center Saturday night. It’s also the first show of the WAC’s 2012-13 season.

George’s Majestic Lounge has a big show with Weaver at the Loom, Silent Waits the Archer, Revolution Butterfly, A Good Fight, and Chasing Pictures. Last we heard, this show is in danger of selling out.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Public Library: Umoja Soul NWA Author Event
Bud Walton Arena: Razorback Fan Day
Evelyn Hills Shopping Center: Evelyn cHills Fest
Sound Warehouse: Cash Mob Sound Warehouse and Hugo’s
Walton Arts Center: The Second City: Second City for President
Foghorn’s on College: Wes Hart
Jose’s: Leah & The Mojo Doctors
Legacy Blues Lounge: Walter Savage / Oreo Blue
Nightbird Books: Local Poet Fest
JJ’s Grill: Mike & Grady
George’s Majestic Lounge: Weaver at the Loom / Silent Waits the Archer / Revolution Butterfly / A Good Fight / Chasing Pictures
The Lightbulb Club: Back To School Bash
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Tyrannosaurus Chicken
Speakeasy: Back to School LUAU Party! Pub
Rogue: Violet Liars

Sunday events, Aug. 19

During the day on Sunday, the third and final lecture in the three-part series, Joan of Arc in History and Film Part III, is set for 2 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library

There’s an H.P. Lovecraft Party at Nightbird Books featuring music by Potions, The Inner Party and Eyes of Iron Sunday night. In addition to the tunes, Lovecraft-themed shorts will be shown, and new editions of his books will be available. Here’s more info.

Also on Sunday, don’t forget that the Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo show originally scheduled for the AMP is now at Walton Arts Center.

Oh, don’t forget Art Amiss Visuals is from 5 to 10:30 p.m. at Rogue .

Full Sunday list:

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
Fayetteville Public Library: Joan of Arc in History and Film Part III
Walton Arts Center: Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo
George’s Majestic Lounge: Trashcan Bandits / Shawn James
Nightbird Books: Potions / Eyes of Iron / The Inner Party
Rogue: Art Amiss

Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council *Public Library, Henry Board Room
10:00 a.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-66, Quarried Stone BouldersCity Hall, Room 326
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-65, Construction – Installation of Solid Waste Concrete Pad, Phase 2City Hall, Room 326

Weekend Birthdays

Erika Wilhite, Erin West, Donna Walker, Brittni Wiles, Blake Cooper, Mark Landry, Courtney White, Jerod Edwards, Angie Graves, Rachel Smith, K.C. Pummill, Shannon Lamont Weeman, Nick Shoulders, Melissa Werner, Eric Edelstein, Patricia Wyatt, Scott Shackelford, Diana Sheppard, Taniah Tudor, Ariane Savannah, Cynthia Ward, Allison Freewalt, Chaz Bizar, Tess Labeth, Yani Ko, Kim Sharpe, Matthew Pitsch, Aaron Crowder, Joyce Keller, Sharon Kay and Donna Fisher.
*Send us your birthday shout-outs.