Weekend Flyer: Aug. 31 – Sept. 3

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News Briefs

Washington County Fair

Due to the wet weather we’re currently experiencing, the Washington County Fair will stay open an extra day through Sunday this year.

Southern Living Magazine is holding an online voting competition for the nations best tailgating schools, and Arkansas is in the running.

As we have for the last several years, some current and former Flyer contributors put on our fortune teller hats and tried to predict the 2012 Arkansas Football season. How’d we do?

Friday events, Aug. 31

Bobcat Goldthwait

Friday is opening night for TheatreSquared’s seventh season, and they’re kicking it off with Michael Fayn’s comedy, Noises Off at Nadine Baum Studios. We’ve heard it’s hilarious.

Speaking of hilarious, comic Bobcat Goldthwait is performing two sets at UARK Bowl Friday night, one at 8 p.m. and one at 10:30 p.m.

Happy-hour wise, Big Uns and Joe Giles are at George’s Majestic Lounge. Later on, George’s regulars Ben Miller Band and Speakeasy play the late night show.

Daddy Mack Blues Band has been the house band at the Center For Southern Folklore on Beale Street in Memphis for years, but the folks at Legacy Blues have booked them in town Friday night. They sound pretty legit.

If you like bass, you might like the show at Highway 62 Event Center with Austin, Tex. dubsteppers Run DMT and bay-area band, Helicopter Showdown.

Full Friday list:

Kingfish: Freakjuice
The Stolen Glass: A Good Fight
Ella’s: Matt Smith
Louie’s Bar & Grill: Effron White
Foghorn’s on College: Vikki Cunningham
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Morty & Melody Mortenson
Jose’s: Ruckus
Legacy Blues Lounge: Daddy Mack Blues Band
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Noises Off
The Wine Cellar: B.A. Glass
UARK Bowl: Bobcat Goldthwait / Carlos Valencia
JJ’s Grill: Ocie & the Heartstrings
Dickson Street Pub: No Name Kicker
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sarah Hughes Band
Scarpino: Salsa Night
Highway 62 Event Center: Run DMT / Helicopter Showdown
Rogue: Stiff Necked Fools / Cadillac Jackson
George’s Majestic Lounge: Big Uns / Joe Giles / Ben Miller Band / Speakeasy

Saturday events, Sept. 1

It might be a rainy morning for the Farmers’ Market at the Fayetteville Square Saturday, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go down there. It just means you should bring an umbrella.

The Razorback football team begins the 2012 season against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday. The game starts at 6 p.m., and will be televised on Pay Per View. Here’s more info on the PPV situation.

Local guitar genius Matt Smith has a new project, and the group will make its debut at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Friday night. We don’t know anything about it, except for the fact that Matt is a bad mammer jammer.

The Lightbulb Club has a show with locals Meat Sweat and Dead Indian, and you can also check out Revolution Butterfly and The Town that Dreaded Sundown at a brand new bar on Center Street called The Stolen Glass.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Public Library: Kids Concert with Shaky Bugs
Jammin’ Java: Rusty Plow Band
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Noises Off
Kingfish: Carter Sampson
The Stolen Glass: Revolution Butterfly / The Town that Dreaded Sundown
Reynolds Razorback Stadium: Football: Arkansas vs. Jacksonville State
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Fuggins Wheat Band
JJ’s Grill: Jovan Arellano
The Lightbulb Club: Meat Sweat / Dead Indian
Dickson Street Pub: Justin Leflar
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Matt Smith
Rogue: Groovement
George’s Majestic Lounge: Ben Miller Band / The Mike Dillon Band
Legacy Blues Lounge: Goodluck Slim

Sunday events, Sept. 2

Sunday is going to rule, because it’ll feel like a second Saturday since Monday is Labor Day. Boom. You could check out TheatreSquared’s Noises Off at Nadine Baum Studios if you haven’t already.

There’s a rock show at Rogue with Such Gold, Honest Like Politics, Noiseletter, Stick Tight and Dreamfast.

Full Sunday list:

Common Grounds: Richard Burnett
Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
Emelia’s Kitchen: Live jazz
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Noises Off
Mojito’s Mexican Grill: Walter Savage
Rowdy Beaver Den: Michael Tisdale & the Union
Rogue: Such Gold / Honest Like Politics / Noiseletter / Stick Tight / Dreamfast

Monday events, Sept. 3

Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Jeff Gray
The Perk: Acoustic jam
West Mountain Brewing Company: What’s Brewing beer tasting
Rogue: Shelley King / Oona Love
JJ’s Grill: Keyla & Kelly

Friday-Monday public meetings

 No meetings listed 

Weekend Birthdays

Karmen Allen, Dave Fant, Julie Stagner, Gary Thomas, Kaye Baskerville, Alonzo Terrell, Chris Carera, Sara Johnson Neufeld, Cindy Wiseman, Paul Muse, Kara Iribarren, Jason Minton, Rena Drummond, Randy Allen, Alan Clack, Kathy Benton, Steve Mark Johanson, Paul Hill, Lynn Nicholas, Eve Agee, Steve Plyler, J.T. Wampler, Dave Godwin, Stuart Walker, Jessica Nguyen, Aaron Nolan, Jackson Lafargue, Missy Todd, Tanisha Mize and Laura Frank.

Monday: Angela McIver, Teesha Taylor, Jason Suel, Sarah Dent Sawyer, Alison Tussey, Brian Dandy, Mark Watkins, Nancy Vincent, Robert James, Nikki Earp, Lacy Tyson, Aaron Ritz, Devin Cate, Rhonda Duncan, Melanie Batey and Richard Bell.

*Send us your birthday shout-outs.