Weekend Flyer: Dec. 14-16

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News Briefs

Several utility boxes on the Fayetteville square will soon serve as canvases for artwork by local painter Jason Jones.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

A five-person selection committee on Tuesday recommended using a Rogers-based firm to provide financial audit services for the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission through 2016.

Razorback head football coach Bret Bielema this week announced the hiring of offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, who led the 19th ranked offense in the nation for the Tennessee Volunteers in 2012

Fayetteville police are warning residents of a new scam that uses reloadable debit cards to get cash from victims.

City of Fayetteville horticulturist Roxanne Worthy commissioned local artist Jason Jones to paint the utility boxes in the gardens on the Fayetteville square this spring.

A Fayetteville gentlemen’s club was featured on Anderson Cooper 360?s Ridiculist Thursday on CNN for its holiday-themed toy drive with a twist. It’s called Toys for Tatas.

Friday events, Dec. 14

Flipoff Pirates

If you’re looking for a Friday night happy hour to kick off the weekend, Joe Giles and the Homewreckers are at George’s Majestic Lounge at 6 p.m. Later on, Texas-based songwriter Stoney LaRue will perform.

How is it that Smoke & Barrel Tavern already seems like a Fayetteville institution, and they’re only 4 years old? Congrats to Evan, Sammy, Joe, and crew for their 4th Anniversary of “The Barrel,” as we sometimes call it. They’re celebrating with a show with legendary locals Flipoff Pirates Friday night. $5.

There’s an all-ages show at Nightbird Books with Fayetteville one-mand-band, Messy Sparkles. There’s also a X-mas sweater contest involved, with prizes for the best/worst sweater. Here’s some more info.

If you haven’t seen TheatreSquared’s Period of Adjustment yet, there are several chances to check it out this weekend at Nadine Baum Studios.

Also, Ceramic Cow Productions’ Mark Landon Smith is performing the David Sedaris one-man-show, The Santaland Diaries at UARK Bowl this weekend. Here’s the schedule.

Full Friday list:

2 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Guest Artist Masterclass: Stephen Smith, voice
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz
7 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Messy Sparkles / Xmas Sweater Party
7 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Tommy Nolen / Morty & Mendy
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: Period of Adjustment
7:30 p.m.  UARK Bowl: Ceramic Cow: The Santaland Diaries
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Wes & Karl
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Darren Ray
8 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: 4th Anniversary with Flipoff Pirates
8 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: Still on the Hill reunion concert
8 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Joe Giles and the Homewreckers / Stoney LaRue
10 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: Terry Quiett Blues Band

Saturday events, Dec. 15

TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb

The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market will debut their new winter market this Saturday at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. While you’re there, you can also watch the runners in the Jingle Bell Jog 5K and Reindeer Fun Run.

SoNA (Symphony of Northwest Arkansas) is playing their Christmas Pops concert at Walton Arts Center on Saturday night. Here’s where to get tickets.

The Lightbulb Club has a rock show with Dead Indian, Lola Rath, and Cat Sabbath.

Philadelphia-based band, TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb are at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night. Their sound is self-described as “Bob Seger high on cocaine in the bathtub watching Werner Herzog movies.” Interest=piqued.

There’s a five-band benefit for a local resident Sadi Lea Ruth at Billy’s Grill, who was recently diagnosed with stage four Mesothelioma. The bands include Stateline Jenny, Mrs. Roper’s Pool Boys, Ju Ju and the Juggernauts, People in the Paper, and Rufus Buck.

Full Saturday list:

8 a.m.  Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Jingle Bell Jog 5K and Reindeer Fun Run
8 a.m.  NWA Mall: Breakfast with Santa fundraiser
10 a.m.  Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Farmers’ Market
10 a.m.  Fayetteville Athletic Club: Casting Call: NBC Bear Grylls Show
10:30 a.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Brian and Terri Kinder Christmas Concert
7 p.m.  Billy’s Grill: Benefit for Sadi
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: Period of Adjustment
2 p.m.  The Perk: Open Irish Music Session
7:30 p.m.  UARK Bowl: Ceramic Cow: The Santaland Diaries
7:30 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: SoNA Christmas Pops
7 p.m.  Bud Walton Arena: Alcorn State
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Jason Strode
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jeff Kearney
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: Dead Indian / Lola Ruth / Cat Sabbath
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb
10 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: Rona’s Dance Party

Sunday events, Dec. 16


Wynonna fans already know this, but just in case you marked it wrong on your calendar or something, don’t forget that the country star is performing her Rockin’ Christmas set at Walton Arts Center this Sunday night.

Full Sunday list:

11 a.m.  Emelia’s Kitchen: Live jazz
11 a.m.  Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
1 p.m.  Terra Studios: Bobby Smith
7 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: Period of Adjustment
11 a.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
7 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: Wynonna’s Rockin’ Christmas

Friday Public Meetings

 No meetings listed 

Weekend Birthdays

Michael McNamara, Shawna Forest, Patsy Masingale, Kaci Alterici, Audra Flammang, Jack Douglas, Joelle Lynn, Frou Gallagher, Jules Taylor, Scott Yard, Eric A White, Jessica Brooks, Mandy Broadstreet, Heather Bates, Ian Shell, Tami Harvey, Jessmond Chew, Tressa Disney, Cheryl Freeman, Phillip Shepherd, Joshua Zachary, Lee Murray, Rickey Scott, Lisa Garrison, Misty Harwood, Kirsten Blowers, Liz Vanzant, Tara Simon, Ashley De La Porte, PJ Lankford, Cinda Hammons, Tom Griffith, Tonya Tokar, Lisa Malloy, Robert Hazel, Fawn Farmer, Kristi Martin, Kikko Haydar, Becca Reynolds, John Riegler and Shar Vojdani.

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