Daily Flyer: Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

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News Briefs

Signs direct residents to an early voting location at the Washington County Courthouse Monday in Fayetteville.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election began at 8 a.m. Monday at two locations in Washington County. Registered voters may stop by either site to cast early votes.

This week’s scheduled public meetings include the Fayetteville Planning Commission tonight, a Trail Trekkers meeting tomorrow, a Wedington Corridor Plan kickoff Thursday, and more.

Portland’s BRAINSTORM is in Fayetteville today for a show at Nightbird Books. Here’s a brief interview with the band including an embedded video.

For anyone waiting for more information about the upcoming vintage arcade in Evelyn Hills Shopping Center, the owners set up a Facebook page and linked to a teaser video last week.

The Flaming Lips are headed to Fayetteville for a Sunday, Nov. 4 show at Barnhill Arena on the University of Arkansas campus. The concert is another from the UA Office of Student Activities’ Headliner Concerts Committee, the same group responsible for bringing in Kid Cudi, Foo Fighters, John Mayer, The Roots, and others.

Monday Events

George’s Majestic Lounge: Todd Snider
JJ’s Grill: Meagan White
Nightbird Books: BRAINSTORM / Swimming
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Jeff Gray Jazz
The Perk: Open acoustic jam
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Presidential Debate watch party
Rogue: Vore / The Battle Within / Bury Your Brother

Monday Public Meetings

5:30 p.m.Planning Commission * (agenda)City Hall, Room 219

» View all of this week’s public meetings
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Monday Birthdays

Locals: Patrick Bartholomew, Eric Smith, Catherine Baltz, Molly Throgmorton and Drew Conner.

*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Actor Christopher Lloyd is 74, actor Jeff Goldblum is 60, keyboardist Greg Hawkes of the Cars is 60, actor/comedian Bob Odenkirk is 50, comedian Carlos Mencia is 45, actor/comedian Jay Johnston is 44, singer Shelby Lynne is 44, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson is 37, actor Michael Fishman is 31 and drummer Zac Hanson of Hanson is 27.