Daily Flyer: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

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News Briefs

Fayetteville Underground artist Ed Pennebaker installs a chandelier in preparation for the gallery’s holiday show which begins tonight.

Photo by Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs has closed and is up for sale. Despite a call for donations two months ago, the nonprofit which owns the play did not receive enough money to reopen for the 2013 season.

We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to see Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Dec. 20 at the Walton Arts Center. Try to win ‘em.

The Fayetteville Underground Holiday Show runs from 5 to 10 p.m. today through Saturday inside the gallery on the downtown square.

3 Penny Acre, Groovement, and Randall Shreve & The Sideshow will headline the 2012 installment of Last Night Fayetteville, it was announced this week.

The inaugural Thunder on the Mountain country music and camping festival will include performances by Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry and many more.

Bear Grylls’ new reality series, set to air on NBC this summer, will hold an open casting call in Fayetteville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Fayetteville Athletic Club.

Thursday Events

5 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Scott Young
5 p.m.  Fayetteville Underground: Holiday Art Show
5:30 p.m.  Fayetteville Town Center: Cheers for Art
6 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Alison Moore – Author Talk and Book Signing
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Ashley McBryde
6 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: Savitri Sigrah
5 p.m.  Studio Leilani: Nectar & Big Ideas – art exhibition
6 p.m.  BHK Kafe: Winter Mayan Gala
7 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Art Show: Laura Whitfield / Music by Trasspassers
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared – Period of Adjustment
7 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: Billy Elliot The Musical
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Nate Hancock
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: DJ Clunk
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ EQ

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Thursday Meetings

9:00 a.m.Keep Fayetteville Beautiful New Affiliate Ceremony *City Hall, Room 219
10:00 a.m.Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Board Member OrientationCity Hall, Room 111
4:00 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
6:00 p.m.Partners for Better HousingCity Hall, Room 111

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Lauren Burkart, Janie Blanchard, Leslie Jennings, Joey Rice, Sharon Ball, Darcy McNair, Jeff Wilson, Carrie McCabe, Kyle Frank, Rus Davis, Henry Chotkowski.
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Others: Actress JoBeth Williams is 64, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is 60, comedian Steven Wright is 57, guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M. is 56, drummer David Lovering of the Pixies is 51, director Judd Apatow is 45, director Craig Brewer is 41, actress Lindsay Price is 36 and actor Ryan Carnes is 30.