Holiday Weekend Flyer: July 4-7, 2013

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Thursday Events, July 4

Photo: Steven Young, CC 2.0

It’s Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, which brings to mind one thing and only one thing: Where are the dang fireworks shows?

In Fayetteville, the 3rd Annual Uptown Fayetteville Freedom Fireworks display begins at around 9:25 p.m. at the Northwest Arkansas Mall, but indoor activities begin at 2 p.m. with a fashion show and an ice cream eating contest. Local band Boom Kinetic will perform outside at 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and sit in either the Sears or upper and lower JCPenney lots. Oh, and tune your radios to 107.9 FM.

Displays are also planned at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale and Orchards Park in Bentonville. For more, see our annual Flyer fireworks guide, which also includes details on area displays planned on Friday and Saturday.

Full list:

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
5 p.m.  Fayetteville Underground: Art openings
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: TJ Scarlett
7 p.m.  Pesto Cafe: Kevin Bennoch
7 p.m.  NWA Mall: Boom Kinetic!
8 p.m.  Dickson Street: Candy Lee
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ EJ’s All American Funk Dance Party
9 p.m.  Nightbird Books: OILS / Native American
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: DJ Clunk
9 p.m.  NWA Mall: Freedom Fireworks Display

Friday Events, July 5

Foley’s Van

Friday evening begins with a handful of live music options during happy hour and dinner time including Warren Dietzel (Guta) and his one-man Orchestra at Bear’s Place in south Fayetteville.

There’s a free show at Dickson Street Pub with a trio talented locals coming together for what they’re calling “one of the grooviest atmospheres” on Dickson Street. Michael Tisdale, Amanda Rey and Mike Lavender will start at around 8 p.m.

Later in the night, Kingfish hosts local old time string band Foley’s Van on the outdoor stage, while The Stolen Glass has a rock show with I Do Declare and Dead Indian in downtown Fayetteville.

Full list:

2 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Free Flix Before Six: Captain America
6 p.m.  Bear’s Place: The Warren Dietzel Orchestra
6 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Fresco Jazz Trio
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Dave Gesualdo
6 p.m.  Mojito’s Mexican Grill: Effron White
6 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Got it Covered / Jigsaw Mud
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s: Tommy Nolen
7 p.m.  Jose’s: Nathan A. Blues
8 p.m.  Kingfish: Foley’s Van
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Teddy and Warren
8 p.m.  The Chancellor Hotel: Jim Greeson Trio
8 p.m.  Dickson Street Pub: Michael Tisdale / Amanda Rey / Mike Lavender
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Maud Crawford
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ Merl / Robe Flax
9 p.m.  The Stolen Glass: I Do Declare / Dead Indian

Saturday Events, July 5

Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

As always during the summer, Saturday begins with the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market.

This weekend should be the first for the newly expanded market on the downtown square. City Council members last month agreed to give market officials the authority to close Block Avenue to traffic (in addition to East Avenue and Mountain Street) during the Saturday market, freeing up more space for vendors and patrons.

It’s unclear just how much of the street the market will utilize on its first weekend, but the change in policy allows the option to add food trucks on the north and south corners of the street.

Full list:

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
10 a.m.  Jammin’ Java: Brick Fields
11 a.m.  Fayetteville Underground: Quick Draw
6 p.m.  Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Jim Mills and Mark Hays
6 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Vikki Cunningham
7 p.m.  Wasabi: Sarah Hughes
7 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Adam Cox
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s: Mo Brothers
8 p.m.  Kingfish: Big Bang
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Strange Derangers
8 p.m.  Louie’s Bar & Grill: Effron White
8 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Red Tide Rising / Chemical Discipline / Never See the Day / Scorned
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Wes & Karl
9 p.m.  The Phoenix: Dead Indian / A Complicated Creature
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Black Actress

Sunday Events, July 5

11 a.m.  Emelia’s Kitchen: Jazz brunch
11 a.m.  Common Grounds: Richard Burnett
1 p.m.  Terra Studios: Five South
2 p.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Broadway Concert Featuring Young Actors Guild
11 a.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Pat Pathoumthong
6 p.m.  Mojito’s Mexican Grill: Effron White

Friday Public Meetings

4:30 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour * (agenda)City Hall, Room 111

Extended Weekend Birthdays

Desiree Putman, Caleb Rose, Vanessa Logan, Kelly DuAcre, Dara Sanders, Sue Campbell, Karen Idlet, Darcy Jackson, Dianna Blaylock, Janet Lancaster, Mark Martinez, Erin Box, Melissa John, Philip Kealy, Bret Schulte, Beth Bobbitt, Wayne Smith, Alain Pumphrey, Sue Thompson, Doug Wilkerson, Tiffany Mayes, Kim Coats, Jennifer Bryant, Wade Cunningham, Adrian Tillman, Courtnie Peacock, Scott Winters, Vanessa Davis, Devonta Dickerson, Susan Tharel, Paul Zarkovich, Khandice Winters, Staci Clinkcsale, Susan Chambers, Brent Burmaster, Natalie Mazzanti, Brad Dutton, Ashley Tennant, Richard Schoe, Keith Kelley, Bekah Schneider, Jeffery Massey, Rob Storm, Christopher Allred, Hershel Hartford, Robert Rhoads, Jenna Cox, Heron Bruhin, Joni Bilhartz and Katie Graham.
*Send us your birthday shout-outs.