Weekend Flyer: Dec. 21 – 23

5-day Weather Forecast

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News Briefs

Arvest Bank associates, Chamber of Commerce officials, and Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan helped break ground on a new 6,250-square-foot bank branch.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Cold temperatures, snow flurries, and strong winds kept a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Arvest Bank short and sweet Thursday morning. The new 6,000-square-foot branch, located at the corner of College Avenue and Township Street, will nearly double the size of the bank it will replace a few blocks south at 1946 N. College Avenue.

Fayetteville police are searching for a woman who they say robbed a Walgreens store at 2750 E. Mission Blvd. on Wednesday.

The Razorback Baseball team will start their 2013 season ranked No. 1 in the country, according to the recently released Collegiate Baseball preseason top 40 poll.

Friday events, Dec. 21

The Nutcracker

There’s a better than average chance that your boss might let you leave work early today because of the holiday coming up next week. If you’re not traveling to grandmas, or anything, maybe a happy hour is in order. George’s has Belairs starting at 6 p.m., and you might get a glimpse of George’s brand new, massive stage in the garden. Later on, Conway band Don’t Stop Please and locals Tyrannosaurus Chicken will perform.

If you are reading this post, it’s safe to say that the world did not end, and that earth and its people still exist. If that is the case, then there’s still a “Suck It, Mayans” show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern featuring local DJ, Shortfuze.

It’s the second-to-last weekend to check out TheatreSquared’s Period of Adjustment at Nadine Baum Studios, if you haven’t already (or if you’re like our reviewer Tobias Wray, and you want to see it again.)

Also in holiday show news, there are a few chances to check out The Nutcracker at Walton Arts Center this weekend.

Full Friday list:

2 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Holiday Movie Fest
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Suck It, Mayans! w/ Shortfuze
6 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Belaires / Don’t Stop Please / Tyrannosaurus Chicken
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Alex Lewis Jazz
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Period of Adjustment
7 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Darren Ray
7 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: The Nutcracker
8 p.m.  Stone Pony: Facing the Alpine / From the Wreckage / more…
8 p.m.  Crystal Bridges Museum: artinfusion: The End of the World
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Ouachita River Band
10 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: JR’s Holiday Party
10 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: DJ Eric

Saturday events, Dec. 22


If you want to see some serious guitar playing Saturday night, check out Jimmy Thackery and Earl Cate at George’s Majestic Lounge, performing with saxophone man Dave Renko and RJ Mischo on the harp.

Also in guitar playing, there will be some on display at Smoke & Barrel Tavern as well Saturday night with locals, GUTA. Update: Looks like Mixx Tenn is at Smoke & Barrel Saturday night.

Full Saturday list:

10:30 a.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Sam Von Bose
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Period of Adjustment
7 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Derrick Van Lynn
7 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: The Nutcracker
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Jimmy Thackery / Earl Cate / Dave Renko / RJ Mischo
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: GUTA
10 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: Prince Albert and the Royal Knights

Sunday events, Dec. 23

First Ornaments of Christmas

There’s a live multimedia Christmas show, featuring a live band, narration, and animated illustration called called “First Ornaments of Christmas” at George’s Majestic Lounge Sunday night. Here’s some more information on that.

Also Sunday night, awesome local band Dead Indian is at The Stolen Glass. Consider this: you probably don’t have to work on Monday, cause it’s Christmas Eve.

Full Sunday list:

11 a.m.  Emelia’s Kitchen: Live Jazz Brunch
11 a.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Fork And Knife
11 a.m.  Common Grounds: Tiffany Christopher
1 p.m.  Terra Studios: Emily Kaitz
2 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: The Nutcracker
7 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Period of Adjustment
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: First Ornaments of Christmas
9:30 p.m.  The Stolen Glass: Dead Indian

Friday Public Meetings

1:00 p.m.Police Department Retirement EventCity Hall, Room 219

Weekend Birthdays

Todd Gill, Jeff Davis, Roy Burrows, Bev Worley, Shelly Martin, Neil Lord, Benjamin Warrington, Kay Springer-Scott, Julie Moody, Myrlinda Huff, Emily Le Blanc, Leslie Coston, Aimee Avery, Kristen Dandy, Rissa Thomas, Max Rodriguez, Lanvel Uy, Cody Lewis, Allie Sparkman, Michelle Jefferson, Joel Goodwin, Mylinda Kendrick, Linda Thomas, Sean Chapman, Andrea Foutnet, David Wertz, Dalene Paull, Stacey Lankford, Jason Wright, Steve Wilkes, Andrew Dorman, Kimberly Wiles, and Genevieve Rich.

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