Weekend Flyer: Oct. 4-6

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News Briefs

Coco’s Lebanese Cafe

The City of Fayetteville is offering free mulch to Fayetteville residents while supplies last. Residents may pick up the free mulch using a pickup truck bed, a trailer or any other container.

Coco’s Lebanese Cafe is coming soon to the Dickson Street are. The new restaurant will focus on traditional Lebanese dishes passed down for generations to owner Genoveva Ancer from her family.

Free shredding will be offered at the city’s Solid Waste & Recycling Facility, 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road, on Saturday Oct. 6 during the second of four bulky waste cleanups scheduled for this fall in Fayetteville.

The Arkansas football team takes on Auburn this weekend. Guess the score of the game for a chance to win a free t-shirt.

Friday events, Oct. 5

Tom Green

Primatologist Jane Goodall will give a lecture at 7 p.m. at Barnhill Arena on the University of Arkansas campus. The lecture is part of a series of events honoring the 10th anniversary of the UA Honors College.

Speaking of famous people, actor/comedian Tom Green will perform two sets of his standup comedy 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at UARK Bowl. He was also in town Thursday night.

Want to see a play? University of Arkansas Theatre is performing 33 Variations, a show based on the work of Ludwig Von Beethoven. Here’s some more info, including this weekend’s performance schedule.

Colorado-based producer Alex B’s newish project Paper Diamond is at George’s Saturday night. The Pretty Lights Music artist is on his third show of the new Night Vision Tour, and will perform with Protohype and Clicks & Whistles.

How about a rock show / burlesque show combo? There’s one at Rogue. The rock will be provided by Randall Shreve & The Sideshow and Real Live Vikings, and Eureka Springs-based troupe Violetta Lotus Burlesque will provide the hotness.

The Lightbulb Club has all-female, poppy-rock band from Chicago, The Wanton Looks on Friday night. Locals Cat Sabbath open the show.

Also, the Offshoot Film Festival, and the International World Poetry Slam Competition are happening this weekend in Fayetteville.

Full Friday list:

Bear’s Place: Kelly Cecil
UA Global Campus: Offshoot Film Fest
Greenhouse Grille: Brick Fields Duo
Barnhill Arena: Jane Goodall lecture
Speakeasy: Jim Goza
JJ’s Grill: Jovan Arellano
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Anthony Ball’s Delta Soul
UA Campus: University Theatre: 33 Variations
George’s Majestic Lounge: Paper Diamond / Protohype / Clicks and Whistles
Hookah Java: Hanne Leland
The Lightbulb Club: The Wanton Looks / Cat Sabbath
Rogue: Randall Shreve & The Sideshow / Real Live Vikings / Violetta Lotus Burlesque
Rowdy Beaver Den: Diana and the Heartbeats
UARK Bowl: Comedy: Tom Green / Leah Mansfield
Legacy Blues Lounge: Larry Bedell & T.C.R. / Nate Wong
Rogue: IWPS – The Jam Slam

Saturday events, Oct. 6

Offshoot Film Fest

It’s going to be a little chilly for the Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville Square Saturday morning. Better bring a jacket.

Puppets in the Park starts at 9 a.m. at Wilson Park, and includes family friendly puppet shows, musical performances, and workshops scheduled all day leading up to the giant puppet pageant at around 5:30 p.m. Also at Wilson Park, there’s an outdoor artwalk near the castle from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring work by several local artists.

The Offshoot Film Festival will be in full swing Saturday, and there are movies playing all day at the UA Global Campus. Here’s the schedule.

The finals of the International World Poetry Slam Competition are at 7 p.m. Saturday night at Verizon Ballroom in the Union on the UA Campus. Someone will be crowned the best in the world.

There’s a Burning Chair Readings event at Nightbird Books, featuring poetry by Johnathon Williams, Adam Clay, Keith Newton, and Jessica Baran. It starts at 8 p.m.

Smoke & Barrel Tavern has local rockers Potions with Fort Smith band Pagiins. Boston-based band Grass Is Green is at The Lightbulb Club with local favorites Egyptr.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Wilson Park: Puppets in the Park
Fayetteville Public Library: Cherokee Genealogy, A Beginner’s Guide
UA Global Campus: Offshoot Film Fest
Bear’s Place: Jamie and Eli
Fiddlehead Fern Therapeutics: Shannon Wurst / Candy Lee / Alexander Lewis
The Showcase: The Browning / Casino Madrid / Amyst
Jose’s: Darren Ray / Isayah / Jed Clampit
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Walter Savage
JJ’s Grill: Nathan A.
Nightbird Books: Poetry Reading with Johnathon Williams, Adam Clay, Keith Newton, and Jessica Baran
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Pagiins / Potions
UA Campus: University Theatre: 33 Variations
George’s Majestic Lounge: Johnny Cash tribute
The Lightbulb Club: Grass Is Green / Egyptr
UA Student Union: IWPS – Finals
The Stolen Glass: you&’sme
LIT: Goodness Gracious / Bizar / Doohickey
Legacy Blues Lounge: Soulful Sound

Sunday events, Oct. 7

Tri Cycle Farms will host the first ever Pesto Fest contest and benefit concert at Greenhouse Grille on Sunday, featuring music by Candy Lee and the Sweets, Guta, and the Phosphenes. It’s a pesto-making contest, and the proceeds benefit urban agriculture training. Awesome.

The Offshoot Film Festival starts at 11 a.m. with more screenings at the UA Global Campus. At 6:30 p.m., the official selections will be announced at the award ceremony.

Full Sunday list:

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
UA Global Campus: Offshoot Film Fest
Fayetteville Public Library: Author Kymberley Cook: Lecture and Book Signing
UA Campus: University Theatre: 33 Variations
Greenhouse Grille: Pesto Fest
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst

Friday public meetings

8:00 a.m.Fayetteville Forward Green Economy GroupChamber of Commerce
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-73,Truck with Animal Control Body – Re-BidCity Hall, Room 326

Weekend Birthdays

Sarah Gill, Ryan Abshire, Knile Davis, Matthew Boyd, Angela Lehren, Bob Kramer, Rusty Garrett, Robin Lehman, Laurie Harris, Abel Tomlinson, Rhiana Stowell, Jenny Neall, Leah Spears, Nancy McShane, Rachel Birdsell, Lance Burchett, Rachel Petersen, Marc Collier, Sean Lamont, Chris Bell, Dawn Roberts, Michael Roach, Ramie Parsons, Lea Warner, Logan Nelson, Rodney Thomas, Daniel Estes, Don Elkins, Claire Bullard, Katherine Barnhardt, Mari Espinoza, Elijah Stiles, Don Sharkey, Kristina Jones, Bob Underdown, and Matt Zachary.

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