Weekend Flyer: Oct. 26-28

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News Briefs

Recycling center groundbreaking

City officials broke ground on a new community recycling drop-off facility Wednesday morning in Fayetteville. The Marion Orton Recycling Center, to be located on the south side of North Street near the Scull Creek Trail crossing, is named after the former Fayetteville mayor and 12-year City Council member.

The Razorbacks will be taking the Ole Miss Rebels in Little Rock on Saturday. Predict the score for a chance to win a free t-shirt from Bearstate Supply.

Our friend and Flyer contributor Tony Presley got in touch with awesome Mississippi band, Water Liars, who happen to be coming to town Sunday night for a show at LaLaLand. Here’s what they said.

Friday events, Oct. 26

Beat Bachs Halloween Dance Party

Those who have attended any one of his five previous Halloween parties know this, but for those who aren’t familiar, Bo Counts (a.k.a. Beat Bachs) knows how to throw a party. His annual Halloween Dance Party is set for Friday night at Fix Ultralounge which will be decorated beyond recognition, and filled with zombies, sexy zombies, dancing bananas, sexy dancing bananas, and other interesting creatures. Admission is $10, and includes two vodka drinks.

A different kind of dancing will be happening at Smoke & Barrel Tavern, to the synth-rock band, Fossils of Ancient Robots. Actually, it might be the same type of dancing.

There will also be dancing at The 1 oz. Jig‘s Halloween Bash and Costume Party at Rogue, no doubt. Those guys always bring the people to the dance floor.

Do you like laughing at jokes? There’s a comedy show at UARK Bowl with Jason Russell and Mat Alano-Martin that might be interesting to you.

The Lightbulb Club has an interesting-sounding show. Drew and Will from Damn Arkansan and banjo-playing badass Joe Sundell of Sad Daddy have a new project called Arkansas Bullets, and they’ll perform after locals Basement Brew open the show at 7 p.m.

Full Friday list:

Fayetteville Public Library: Gathering Of The Groups
Fayetteville Town Center: Men’s March Against Violence
George’s Majestic Lounge: Big Uns
Walton Arts Center: L.A. Theatre Works: Pride & Prejudice
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Fossils of Ancient Robots ($3)
Legacy Blues Lounge: Theo Reynolds / Milburn
JJ’s Grill: Them Balsams
UARK Bowl: Jason Russell feat. Mat Alano-Martin
Rogue: The 1 oz. Jig Halloween Bash and Costume Party
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Walter Savage
Bear’s Place: Effron White
The Lightbulb Club: Arkansas Bullets (Damn Arkansan w/ Joe Sundell of Sad Daddy) / Basement Brew
Arts Live Theatre: Plan 9 From Outer Space
Dickson Street Pub: Steve Houk
Fix Ultralounge: Beat Bachs Halloween Dance Party
Speakeasy: Jones ‘n Leah
Maxine’s Tap Room: David Castro Band

Saturday events, Oct. 27

Jimbo Mathus

Smoke & Barrel Tavern has a big show on Saturday. Jimbo Mathus, formerly of the Squirrel Nut Zippers and the man who late producer Jim Dickinson called “the singing voice of Huck Finn,” will perform with his new band, The Tri-State Coalition. Brooklyn-based JP & The Gilberts, who are no slouches themselves, will open the show along with Portland, OR band Stellar’s Jay.

Do you feel like jamming? Georgia jam band Perpetual Groove is at George’s Majestic Lounge Saturday night with locals Space Camp closing out the show in the lounge.

There’s a big show at Rogue, with locals Randall Shreve & The Sideshow doing a set of originals, as well as a set of David Bowie tunes in honor of Halloween.

Another good local show is happening at The Lightbulb Club with Mad Spirits, Dead Indian and Shawn James.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Arts Live Theatre: Plan 9 From Outer Space
George’s Majestic Lounge: Perpetual Groove / Space Camp
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition / JP & The Gilberts / Stellar’s Jay
Greenhouse Grille: Walter Savage Jazz
Legacy Blues Lounge: J. White / Brandon Richardson / Soulful Sound
JJ’s Grill: Foleys Van – aka Chris Jerry
Nightbird Books: Calvin White Jr. – The Rise to Respectability
Arsaga’s on Dickson: Effron White
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Brick Fields Duo
Dickson Street Pub: Gabe Edmondson
The Lightbulb Club: Mad Spirits / Dead Indian / Shawn James
Rowdy Beaver Den: Rowdy Halloween Costume Party
Rogue: Randall Shreve & The Sideshow Halloween Show and David Bowie Tribute
21st Amendment: 21st Amendment Halloween Party

Sunday events, Oct. 28

Mike Watt (center) and the Missingmen

Legendary bass player Mike Watt and his current project The Missingmen are coming to George’s Majestic Lounge for a show Sunday night. Last we heard, Watt is performing his rock opera, Hyphenated-Man on the current tour.

Sunday is a night of Zombies at Smoke & Barrel Tavern. First, there’s a watch party for AMC’s The Walking Dead at 8 p.m., and later, DJ Robe Flax will play music for zombies to dance to. There will be prizes for best zombie costume, and best dancer, and the best overall costume/dancer will be crowned as king or queen of the zombies.

Oxford/St. Louis band, Water Liars will perform at LaLaLand Sunday night with locals Spencer Hastings, and Real Live Tigers. If you haven’t already, read this interview with Water Liars.

Full Sunday list:

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
Common Grounds: Jones & Leah
Fayetteville Public Library: Community Cinema: Solar Mamas
Arts Live Theatre: Plan 9 From Outer Space
George’s Majestic Lounge: Mike Watt and the Missingmen
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Zombie Dance Party!
Greenhouse Grille: Fork and Knife
LaLaLand: Water Liars
Nightbird Books: Shannon Wurst
Nadine Baum Studios: The Exonerated

Friday public meetings

 No meetings listed 

Weekend Birthdays

Ryan Monigan, Christi Jenkins, Jason Scoppa, Stacey Mattingly, Shane Dulaney, Jana Corey, Young Speed, Jennifer Luttrell, Pat Pathoumthong, Christina Camp Bennett, PJ Hall, Rachel Silvestri, Kimberly Austin-Sutphin, Wayne Watson, Adam Hale, Kevin Shipp, Duncan Clayton, Jennifer Joyner, Angie Sass, Juliette Duncan , Valerie Whitman, Colin Hardaway, Ray Boudreaux, Kimberly Toller, Eric Forsbach, Sara Lusher, Lily Braun, Tina Dubry, Brianne Phillips, Lee Anne Kaylor, Jim Wilkins, Stan Bond, Stacie Boerger, Susan Idlet, Derek Louton, Beverly Copeland, and Shannon Bright.

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