Weekend Flyer: Nov. 9-11

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News Briefs

Wakarusa 2013 tickets are now on sale.

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We don’t know who’s playing yet, but Wakarusa 2013 tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday morning. Here’s more info on that.

In some of the saddest news ever, we learned that long-time restaurant Brenda’s Bigger Burger has closed for good.

Veterans Day is Sunday, and there are events scheduled throughout the weekend in Northwest Arkansas. Here’s a list.

Here’s what happened at the rare Thursday version of the Fayetteville City Council this week.

We’re excited to welcome new sponsor Meiji Japanese Cuisine to the Flyer family. Thanks for supporting the local places that keep us going.

Friday events, Nov. 9

Robert Kelly

After work, local favorites Earl & Them are kicking off the weekend for happy hour at George’s Majestic Lounge Friday night. Later on, former Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman Cody Canada and his new band The Departed are back in town for a show in the garden.

Austin-based rockers The Blind Pets are also back in town for a show. They’ll be at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Friday night with Little Rockers, The Tricks. Should be awesome.

Wanna check out some new(ish) local bands? How about Lola Rath and Dead Indian at Hookah Java, maybe?

How about something with a little twang? Kingfish owner Archie Shaffer has a new(ish) band called Kentucky Waterfalls, and they’ll play a bunch of classic country songs in the Kingfish backyard Friday night.

For jokes, there are two sets by Robert Kelly (who played Louis CK’s brother on the TV series, Louis) and local comic Sam Letchworth scheduled for Friday night at 8 and 10:30 p.m. at UARK Bowl.

Full Friday list:

Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz
Walton Arts Center: Jane Bunnet & Hilario Duran w/ Candido Camero
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Effron and Richard
UA University Theatre: University Theatre – Blithe Spirit
George’s Majestic Lounge: Earl & Them / Cody Canada & the Departed / Sarah Hughes
Greenhouse Grille: Brian Odle
Dickson Street Pub: Cass Harris
Hookah Java: Lola Rath / Dead Indian
The Stolen Glass: “Grind and Shine 2012” tour
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Blind Pets / The Tricks
Legacy Blues Lounge: Walter Savage / Jet420
UARK Bowl: Comedy: Robert Kelly feat. Sam Letchworth

Saturday events, Nov. 10

The Wailers

The second to last Saturday Farmers’ Market of the season is this Saturday on the Fayetteville Square. Get down there.

Also Saturday morning, there’s a giant book sale at the Fayetteville Public Library. It starts at 9 a.m., and there are nearly 10,000 titles for sale. Whoa.

Do you like Renaissance festivals? There’s one at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday this weekend called Renaissance and Fantasy Faire of the Ozarks. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days.

Legendary reggae band The Wailers will perform at Walton Arts Center Saturday night. Tickets are $16-28, and there appear to be some decent seats still available to the show. It starts at 8 p.m.

How about a rock show? ROTC Grill has one with Denton, TX bands Beaver, Snatch Punch and The Real Live Vikings starting at 9 p.m.

Full Saturday list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Public Library: Friends of FPL Fall Booksale
Washington County Fairgrounds: Renaissance and Fantasy Faire of the Ozarks
ROTC Grill: Whodunits Mystery Club
Fayetteville Public Library: U of A Lady Gymbacks
Walton Arts Center: The Wailers
UA University Theatre: University Theatre – Blithe Spirit
JJ’s Grill: Ouachita River Band
Rogue: The Union
George’s Majestic Lounge: Archnemesis
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Guta
ROTC Grill: Beaver / Snatch Punch / The Real Live Vikings
Legacy Blues Lounge: Keith Nicholson Trio

Sunday events, Nov. 11

Letters Home

Veterans Day is Sunday, and Walton Arts Center has a show called Letters Home that perfectly fits the occasion. The show, which begins at 2 p.m., features actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East.

Finally, if you haven’t seen the new Fayetteville Documentary “Up Among the Hills” yet, there’s another chance at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Also on Sunday, 3 Penny Acre and songwriter Ryan Spearman will perform a brunch show at Greenhouse Grille on Sunday at 10 a.m.

Full Sunday list:

Washington County Fairgrounds: Renaissance and Fantasy Faire of the Ozarks
Common Grounds: Tiffany Christopher
Walton Arts Center: Letters Home
UA University Theatre: University Theatre – Blithe Spirit
Fayetteville Public Library: Free Screening: Up Among The Hills

Friday Public Meetings

4:00 p.m.Walton Arts Center FoundationWalton Arts Center

Weekend Birthdays

Ashlee Smith, Susan McNamee-Coffer, Melissa Dawn, Suni Vallun, Becky Roark, Lula Starr, Liz Bostian, Mary Dinwiddle, Brent Hale, Holly Teaff, Betony Maringer, Jenn Hart, Meredith Benfield, Lauran Elam, Corey Whelchel, Luthor Wiggins, Michael Boley, Jillian Garlinghouse, Amber Secrest, Andy Chang, Suzy Pleimann, Jenny Dietzel, Paul McCutchen, and Erica Madison.

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