Weekend Flyer: Jan. 4-6

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News Briefs

Mayor Lioneld Jordan sworn in for another term.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

City Council members voted Thursday to survey Fayetteville citizens on how best to use funds from a possible extension of bonds used to finance the Fayetteville Town Center.

The University of Arkansas Press will soon release a new biography titled “John McDonnell: The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History” on the legendary UA track coach.

Here’s a brief recap of what passed at Thursday night’s City Council meeting.

Three new aldermen were sworn in Thursday night during a brief ceremony held before the start of the first City Council meeting of the year.

Flyer contributor Caroline Bauman continued her series of trail reviews, with a look at a trail from the largest state park in Arkansas, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. Check out Pigeon Roost Trail.

Friday events, Jan. 4

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There’s a blues happy hour at George’s with local favorites The Nace Brothers, and young guitar-slinger, Nathan A. starting at 6 p.m. Later on, locals Kelly Road will perform.

Speaking of blues, Earl & Them are set to perform at Smoke & Barrel Friday night.

Full Friday list:

6 p.m.  Bear’s Place: Darren Ray
6 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Kyle Lee
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Al Gibson Jazz
6 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Kelly Road / Nace Brothers / Nathan A
8 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Earl & Them
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: David Bright
10 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: Mr. Blue

Saturday events, Jan. 5


The last Razorback basketball game before conference season begins is Saturday night at Bud Walton Arena. The Hogs will take on Delaware St. at 7 p.m.

Later on, there’s a country show at George’s with Dustin Lynch and Back Road Anthem.

Smoke & Barrel has locals Eyes of Iron and Fort Smith band Pagiins, who just announced they’re going to take a couple months off to work on material for a new record.

Full Saturday list:

4 p.m.  Ozark Natural Foods: Gallery Café
7 p.m.  Bud Walton Arena: UA men’s basketball vs. Delaware St.
7 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Mendy Johnson
8 p.m.  Billy’s Grill: Nobody’s Darling
8 p.m.  Rowdy Beaver Den: Dirty Roots
8 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Dustin Lynch / Back Road Anthem
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Left Of Center
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Pagiins
9 p.m.  The Stolen Glass: Sock Party / Forsaken Few / Atrus
10 p.m.  Legacy Blues Lounge: DJ Derrick D

Sunday events, Jan. 6

Full Sunday list:

11 a.m.  Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
11 a.m.  Emelia’s Kitchen: Live jazz
11 a.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
1 p.m.  Terra Studios: Bobby Smith
2 p.m.  Bud Walton Arena: UA women’s basketball vs. Texas A&M
10 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Flameing Daeth Fearies

Friday Public Meetings

  No meetings listed 

Weekend Birthdays

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