Weekend Flyer: June 14-16

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Friday Events, June 14

TheatreSquared’s annual Arkansas New Play Festival kicks off Friday night with staged readings of Don Chipotle by Juan Francisco Villa and Raw Vision by Les Wade at Nadine Baum Studios. Admission to the readings are $7 each, or you can get a festival pass for the whole weekend for $30. Here’s more info on the Arkansas New Play Festival.

Walton Arts Center’s Art of Wine festival continues Friday night with the Uncorked! Wine Tasting, featuring more than 400 wines from around the world and food from local restaurants for $80 per person. Here’s more on Art of Wine.

Cletus Got Shot will be back at Smoke & Barrel for the first time in a long time on Friday night, and Mountain Sprout is back in town for their only George’s show of the summer Friday night as well.

Full list:

9 a.m.  Fayetteville Underground: Portrait artist session
6 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: The Nace Brothers / David Starr
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Matt Smith Jazz
6 p.m.  Jose’s: KN3
6:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: Arkansas New Play Festival
7 p.m.  Nibbles: Mike Sumler Band
7 p.m.  Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Jubilee
7 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: Art of Wine – Uncorked! Wine Tasting
7 p.m.  Mojito’s Mexican Grill: Effron White
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s: Sean Kemp
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Wes & Karl
8 p.m.  Kingfish: Sarah Hughes / The Big O Show
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Jake Ayo
9:30 p.m.  The Phoenix Club: Motortrain / Surf De Soleil / Kodiak Jack
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Cletus Got Shot
10 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Mountain Sprout

Saturday Events, June 15

Shawn James

For Eddie Money fanatics and chicken wing enthusiasts, the place to be Saturday night is Wingfest, taking place at the Northwest Arkansas Mall parking lot. The event will feature a wing tasting, wing eating contests, and a concert by Mr. Money. Tickets are $15.

Also on Saturday, Fayetteville band Shawn James and the Shapeshifters will celebrate the release of their new album, The Bear at George’s Saturday night. We got in touch with Shawn yesterday, and he told us more about the album, and the release show. Admission is $5.

Full list:

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
10:30 a.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Magician Scott Davis
11:30 a.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: UpStream Art Storm Drain Mural Walking Tour
2 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: Arkansas New Play Festival
6 p.m.  NWA Mall: Wingfest
6 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Mendy Johnsen
6 p.m.  Jose’s: Mississippi Fever
8 p.m.  Kingfish: Candy Lee & the Sweets
6 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: Art of Wine – Premier Tasting
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s: Richard Burnett
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Ouachita River Band
8:30 p.m.  Wine Cellar: Love & Money
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Duty Free
9 p.m.  NWA Mall: Eddie Money
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Shawn James
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: Robe Flax
9:30 p.m.  The Phoenix Club: Drunken Masters
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Flawna Forte

Sunday Events, June 16

Amelia White

Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter Amelia White is in town for an intimate show at the McGregor House near Mount Sequoyah on Sunday.

The Boston Globe said White’s performances offer “a level of composition and craftsmanship that brings to mind Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty, and Ryan Adams.”

The 7 p.m. show, at 845 N. Jackson Dr., is $10 and includes a performance from former Continental Drifters guitarist Robert Mache.

Full list:

11 a.m.  Greenhouse Grille: HB Chilton
11 a.m.  Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
1 p.m.  Terra Studios: Bruce Allen
2 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Mountain Street Stage: East of Zion
6:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: Arkansas New Play Festival
7 p.m.  McGregor House: Amelia White / Robert Mache
7 p.m.  St. Paul’s Episcopal: The Dover Quartet
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Teddy Sablon

Friday Public Meetings

 No meetings listed 

Weekend Birthdays

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