Daily Flyer: Thursday, May 2, 2013

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News Briefs

Beard by Beard by Fayetteville Underground visiting artist Bryan Moats


The outdoor activities have been cancelled for tonight’s First Thursday festival. Art openings scheduled at Fayetteville Underground and The Lightbulb Club will still take place as planned.

We’ve just learned about five new restaurants opening soon in Fayetteville, including Deluxe Burger, Spring Rolls, El Matador and more.

Springfest, Foamfest, and Artosphere Trail Mix are all happening on Saturday, May 4 in downtown Fayetteville. Here’s a guide to all the fun.

Sales tax revenue was up this month in three of the four largest cities in Northwest Arkansas. Only Bentonville reported a drop in collections compared to the same month last year.

The latest rankings among bicycle friendly states show that Arkansas is making great strides to accommodate cyclists. The state moved up 13 places from the bottom of the list and now ranks 37th in an annual nationwide survey.

Todd Taylor, a third-year University of Arkansas MFA playwright, recently caught up with Rita Harvey, who plays “Diana” in the TheatreSquared’s Next to Normal for an interview.

Thursday Events

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
5 p.m.  Fayetteville Square: First Thursday
5 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: XXYXX Art Exhibit
5:30 p.m.  Fayetteville Underground: First Thursday reception
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
6:30 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: UA Children’s Choir Concert
6 p.m.  Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Traditional Celtic acoustic music
6:30 p.m.  Fayetteville Town Center: Nurturing Hope Gala benefiting LifeSource
6:30 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Screening – Disfarmer: A Portrait of America
7 p.m.  Pesto Cafe: Sarah Hughes
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: Next to Normal
7 p.m.  Powerhouse Seafood: Isayah’s Allstars
7 p.m.  Jose’s: Joe Giles and the Homewreckers
8:30 p.m.  Arsaga’s on Dickson: Ty Lee artist reception
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Darren Ray
8 p.m.  Barnhill Arena: Kip Moore
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Nature & Wally
9 p.m.  21st Amendment: Rooftop Revival

Thursday Meetings

4:00 p.m.Fayetteville Forward Green Economy GroupChamber of Commerce
6:00 p.m.Partners for Better HousingCity Hall, Room 111

Thursday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Andy Meenen, Sean Wetzel, Staci Deal, Mary Ellyn Fitzhugh, Ronnie Thornton, Bernard Sulliban, Jaquita Ball, Erin North, Lauren Caldwell and Craig Harguess.
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Others: Singer Englebert Humperdinck is 77, country singer Ty Herndon is 51, wrestler-actor Dwayne Johnson is 41, actor Robert Buckley is 32 and singer Lily Allen is 28.