Weekend Flyer: Oct. 19-21

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News Briefs

Up Among the Hills

With the debates over, and early voting set to begin in just a matter of days, it’s nearly time for Fayetteville residents to make a choice on who they want to lead the city for the next four years. For those who have already made up their mind, please vote in our poll.

In case you missed it, we have a recap of the AAUW debate between between Mayor Lioneld Jordan and former mayor Dan Coody.

Mountain Street will be closed from School Street to West Avenue from 8 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday for the gala event at Fayetteville Public Library, including the premier of the new documentary, Up Among The Hills.

Friday events, Oct. 19

Pat Green

After the week you’ve had, you could probably use a drink after work. For that, George’s Majestic Lounge has happy hour with the Belaires. Later on, country music star Pat Green will perform in the garden.

The new Fayetteville documentary, Up Among the Hills, will debut at the Fayetteville Public Library’s Light Up the Night Gala. The sold out gala begins at 5 p.m. with a red carpet event on the library plaza, followed by a silent auction at 6:30 p.m., dinner and a live auction at 7 p.m., and the film screening at 8:30 p.m.

If you feel like a string quartet, there’s one at Walton Arts Center Friday night. It’s called Tokyo String Quartet, and it starts at 8 p.m.

For jokes, you could check out Atlanta-based comedian Dave Waite at UARK Bowl. There are shows set for 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Full Friday list:

George’s Majestic Lounge: Belaires / Pat Green / Rob Baird
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Lucio / Mixx Tenn
Greenhouse Grille: Alex Lewis
JJ’s Grill: Michael Tisdale & the Union
Legacy Blues Lounge: Adam Collins / Joe Pitts
Walton Arts Center: Tokyo String Quartet,
Rogue: Cool Shoes / Rollo Tumasi / Bling Grenades / Stereofidelics
Nightbird Books: More Than a Statistic: A Night for Reproductive Justice and Gender Equality
UARK Bowl: Dave Waite
Scarpino: Salsa Dancing
The Stolen Glass: Diana and the Heartbeats
LIT: Streamix Video-Shoot Party
UA Campus: Caravanserai: Educational Workshop with Moroccan Gnawa Musicians
Fayetteville Public Library: Light Up the Night Gala – Sold out
Dickson Street Pub: Tom McMahon
Speakeasy: Tula / DJ Nemi

Saturday events, Oct. 20

Shawn James

Don’t take the Farmers’ Market for granted. Soon, it’s going to be winter, and y’all are going to be missing it. Get up to the Fayetteville Square on Saturday. I know it’s not a flash mob if it’s pre-announced, but there’s something called a Hot Flash Mob expected to break out on the square at around 9 a.m.

Speaking of mobs, there’s a Cash Mob Fayetteville event at the Yacht Club, the mobile business park at the corner of Trenton Boulevard and College Avenue Saturday afternoon from 1-4 p.m.

You’ve heard of author Larry McMurtry, right? He wrote Lonesome Dove, the Last Picture Show, and several other classic novels? Well, his son, well-known Texas singer songwriter James McMurtry will be at George’s Majestic Lounge Saturday night. He was the AMA songwriter of the year in 2006.

Smoke & Barrel Tavern is hosting EA Sports in their parking lot from 8-11 p.m. The gaming company is going to set up free trials of two of their new games, FIFA 13 and Need For Speed Most Wanted. Later on, Alabama rockers The Dirty Clergy will perform at the club.

Nightbird Books has another show Saturday night with local singer songwriters Shawn James and Willi Goehring, and central Arkansas-based William Blackart. Have you checked out Shawn James’ new(ish) video yet?

Full Saturday list:

George’s Majestic Lounge: James McMurtry / Joe Pug
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: EA SPORTS / The Dirty Clergy
JJ’s Grill: Ocie & the Heartstrings
Legacy Blues Lounge: Joe Pitts / Wes and Miles
Rogue: John Henry and the Earthshakers
Nightbird Books: Shawn James / William Blackart / Willi Goehring
Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Square: Hot Flash Mob
Jammin’ Java: Pura Vida
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Soul Nite featuring Bijoux
LIT: Aerosault Takeover
Arkansas Air Museum: Arkansas Air & Military Museum 3rd Annual Aviator Ball
Dickson Street Pub: Pat Ryan Key

Sunday events, Oct. 21

Los Angeles producer MiMOSA will be at George’s Majestic Lounge on Sunday night. Tickets are $18.39 at George’s ticketing site ($15 in person at the club).

Candy Lee is at Common Grounds, and fellow awesome local lady singer-songwriter Shannon Wurst is at Pesto Cafe.

Full Sunday list:

George’s Majestic Lounge: MiMOSA
Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
Nightbird Books: Kim O’Donnel – The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
Common Grounds: Candy Lee
Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst

Friday public meetings

9:00 a.m.Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council *City Hall, Room 326

Weekend Birthdays

Jaynie Hesselgren Seward, Gregory Thomas, Coreen Ames, Leah Guinn, Steve Baird, Trey Biddy, Tony Hines, Brandon Prichard, Jay Carney, Rebekah Kennedy, Jason Elkins, Sarah M. Brown, Beverly Toll, Seth Dees, Vince Pianalto, Danny Baker, Ginny Headrick, Mitch Smothers, Andrea Harrel, Cathy Hennessey, Elizabeth Rowe, Chris Elkins, Jeff Hodges, Daniel Wall, Logan LeMaster, Morgan Stout, Michele Bond, Leilani Law, Jason Jones, Sissy Martin, Chris Kisor, Justin Tennant, William Mayes Flanagan, Curtis Feimster, John Lowe, and Katie Tennant.

*Send us your birthday shout-outs.