Weekend Flyer: Dec. 28-31

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News Briefs

Downtown Fayetteville showed off its fall colors in late October.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

As we prepare to close the books on 2012, we decided to have a look back at the top 25 most read stories on the Fayetteville Flyer as a way to remember the year that was.

In that same spirit, we looked back at the year in pictures as well. Here’s what it looked like to live in Fayetteville in 2012.

Comedian Doug Stanhope is coming to Fayetteville for a Tuesday, March 26 performance at UARK Bowl, it was announced Wednesday.

With more artists, musicians and venues, the largest public New Year’s Eve party in Arkansas will be a little bit bigger this year.

Friday events, Dec. 28

Cate Brothers

It’s a huge weekend for George’s Majestic Lounge. The venue will debut their brand new stage this weekend, and appropriately, legendary Fayetteville musicians The Cate Brothers will be among the first to play on it when they take the stage at happy hour. Local favorites The Odds will perform at 7 p.m. on the lounge stage.

Matt Smith Group is at Smoke & Barrel Friday night, featuring guitar-slingers Matt Smith, Isayah Warford, Dave Gesualdo, and Mike “Stingray” Garret on drums.

Locals John Henry & The Earthshakers will celebrate the release of a new EP at The Stolen Glass Saturday night. Local reggae band The Irie Lions will open the show.

It’s also the last weekend to check out TheatreSquared’s Period of Adjustment at Nadine Baum Studios. Here is more info on the closing weekend’s performances.

Full Friday list:

2 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Holiday Movie Fest
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Walter Savage Jazz
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Period of Adjustment
8 p.m.  Billy’s Grill: The Uncrowned Kings
6 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Cate Brothers / The Odds
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Michael Tisdale & the Union
8 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Matt Smith Group
9 p.m.  The Stolen Glass: John Henry & The Earthshakers / Irie Lions
10 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: Prince Albert and the Royal Knights

Saturday events, Dec. 29


There are a handful of good local shows in Fayetteville Saturday night, depending on what you’re in the mood for.

If it’s funky, blues-y, hip hop you’re after, Revolution Butterfly at George’s Majestic Lounge might be the show for you.

Local mix-master Bizar is at Smoke & Barrel, if you’re feeling like some beats.

Also Saturday night, Soulful songwriter Shawn James will perform a free show at The Stolen Glass.

Full Saturday list:

6 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: Matt and Gus Smith
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Period of Adjustment
8 p.m.  Billy’s Grill: Army of Birds
8 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Revolution Butterfly
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Maud Crawford
9 p.m.  The Stolen Glass: Shawn James
10 p.m.  Highway 62 Event Center: Phodamentals
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Bizar

Sunday events, Dec. 30

Full Sunday list:

11 a.m.  Common Grounds: D.J. Soulfree
11 a.m.  Emelia’s Kitchen: Live Jazz Brunch
1 p.m.  Terra Studios: Liz Scott
7 p.m  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared’s Period of Adjustment

Monday events, Dec. 31

Monday is New Year’s Eve, and earlier this week, we compiled a giant list with as many details as we could find about all the ways to ring in the New Year in Fayetteville. Check out our Flyer Guide to New Year’s Eve here. Happy New Year, everyone.

Full Monday list:

8 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Terra Nova Tribal / Blossom’s Burlesque
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith and Garrett Jones Jazz Duo.
9 p.m.  Holiday Inn Springdale: Ultra Suede
8 p.m.  Rowdy Beaver Den: Ruckus
10 p.m.  Speakeasy: Moulin Rouge Party
6 p.m.  Fayetteville Square: Last Night Fayetteville
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Ocie & the Heartstrings
7 p.m.  UARK Bowl: Peace at Home Family Shelter benefit
9 p.m.  LIT: Aerosault NYE Party
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Ben Miller Band / Dumptruck Butterlips / 1 Oz Jig
9:30 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: Keith Nicholson Trio
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: Thunderlizards / Perpetual Werewolf / Shook Yang
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Damn Arkansan / The Great Scotts
9 p.m.  The Chancellor Hotel: Boom Kinetic / Barret Baber
9 p.m.  Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Dead Irish Blues
10 p.m.  Scarpino: Salsa night

Friday Public Meetings

  No meetings listed 

Weekend Birthdays

Mayra Suchowski, John Hart, Bridget Sigler, Kevin Cohea, Carlye Dennis, Abby Dennis, Nickel Potter, Breanna Meche, Keith Hollingshead, Sarah Brady, David Vega, Jeff Rickard, Michael White, Darryl Akee, Jake Edington, Donna Bella, Michelle Hedegard, Jeff Kearney, Christy Baxter, Ant Waits, Serena Clift, Christina Henbest, Mailena Urso, Judea Jackson, Shawn Sheppard, Lorie Hess, Grub Christie, Cory Holbert, Van Endacott, Lisa Sharp, Liz Forsbach, Cathy Campbell, Nancy Zomaya, Kyle Leyenberger, Roselie Gringras, Sandra Cox, Sage Branhall, Jason Bunch, Cindy Andersen and Marlix Blevins.

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Cate Brothers – Union Man