Weekend Flyer: Dec. 13-15, 2013

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Friday events, Dec. 13

Mark O’Connor

There’s an art exhibit at sUgAR gallery inside the East Square Plaza building on the Fayetteville square Friday night, featuring work by first and second year graduate students in the UA’s Department of Art. The show starts at 5 p.m., and will include works of ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and visual design. Exhibiting students include Ashley Byers, Jonathan Cromer, Drew Divilbiss, Chris Drobnock, Bryanna Jaramillo, Aimee Odum, Todd Pentico, and Elena Volkova.

Mark O’Connor, the former child prodigy turned composer, virtuoso violinist and fiddle player is set to perform his new show “An Appalachian Christmas” on Friday, Dec. 13 at Walton Arts Center. Tickets range from $29-49, and are on sale at waltonartscenter.org.

Also in holiday show news, TheatreSquared continues their run of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, with performances all weekend at Nadine Baum Studios.

Fayetteville Roots Festival veterans The Vine Brothers are back in town for a show at Greenhouse Grille.

There’s a rock show at The Lightbulb Club with locals Lola Rath, Dead Indian, and Animal Noise.

Full list:

5 p.m.  sUgAR gallery: MFA Student Exhibit
6 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Fresco Jazz Trio
6 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Nace Brothers / The Odds
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Vine Brothers
6 p.m.  The Shed: Full Spectrum
7 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Music Outreach: Fall Concert
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: A Christmas Carol
7 p.m.  The Wine Cellar: Live Jazz
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Foley’s Van
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Jerrod Mounce
8 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: Mark O’Connor Appalachian Christmas
9 p.m.  The Phoenix: Cadillac Jackson
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Kelly Road
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: Lola Rath / Dead Indian / Animal Noise
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Shortfuze

Saturday events, Dec. 14

Moon Honey

There are three local art and craft markets this weekend. The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market will host their annual holiday market at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, featuring handmade gifts, baked goods, and more. The market will be open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Also on Saturday, Community Creative Center will host their annual Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Nadine Baum Studios, featuring pottery and art by local artists.

The Holiday Art Sale, formerly called the Block Street Art Sale, is back on after being cancelled last week. The show, featuring work by Victoria McKinney, Don House, Marie Demeroukas, William Mays Flanagan, Greg Mitchell, Sabine Schmidt, and Michelle Berg Vogel, will now take place in a house at 285 W. Cleburn St. in Fayetteville. It will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) will perform a Christmas Concert at Walton Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, featuring music centered around the nativity story. Tickets are $28-48.

Our friends at Smoke & Barrel Tavern are celebrating their fifth anniversary in business on Saturday night, with a show by Fayetteville band Shawn James & The Shapeshifters. Admission is $5. Congrats, dudes.

There’s a good show at The Lightbulb Club as well, with psychedelic Baton Rouge band Moon Honey (formerly Twin Killers) and locals LLinda and Icebirds. Listen to a couple Moon Honey tracks here. It’s good stuff.

Full list:

9 a.m.  Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Gardenland Express
9 a.m.  St. Paul’s: Fayetteville Farmers’ Holiday Market
10 a.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: Holiday Bazaar – Pottery and Art Sale
10 a.m.  Hale House: Winter Art Sale
11 a.m.  The Iceberg: Help Fayetteville Thrive! Mini-Conference
11 a.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Harpist Plays for the Holidays
2 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: A Christmas Carol
2 p.m.  Northwest Athletic Club: Darden Rocks for Tots
7:30 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: A Christmas Carol
7:30 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: SoNA Christmas Concert
7 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Fresco Jazz Trio
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Down Home Punch
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Keith Nicholson
8 p.m.  Ryleigh’se: Foley’s Van
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: Moon Honey / Llinda / Icebirds
9 p.m.  The Phoenix: Very Special Guest / Surf de Soleil
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Shawn James & The Shapeshifters

Sunday events, Dec. 15

The Local Flavor cookbook signing party we wrote about earlier this week is at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Greenhouse Grille. The event will feature some live painting by local artists, music by Benjamin Del Shreve and Mike Bewley, and some of the recipes from the book will be available to taste as well.

The All You Need To Know Show, featuring a collection of performances, poems, and songs by local artists around a particular subject, returns to Maxine’s Tap Room this week. This week’s subject, Alcohol. There’s no cover to see the show.

There’s a big show at George’s on Sunday night as well, featuring a city-wide jam with local all-star musicians Isayah Warford, Kory Montgomery, Adam Becker, Dave Gesualdo, Anthony Ball, and more.

Full list:

10 a.m.  Hale House: Winter Art Sale
11 a.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Melody & Morty
1 p.m.  Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: Gardenland Express
1 p.m.  Terra Studios: The Lytles
2 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: A Christmas Carol
11 a.m.  Common Grounds: Sarah Hughes
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Local Flavor cookbook signing party
7 p.m.  Maxine’s Tap Room: The All You Need to Know Show
7 p.m.  Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: A Christmas Carol
8 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: City Wide Jam w/ The Church Allstars

Friday Public Meetings

 No meetings listed 

Weekend Birthdays

Locals and expats:
Don Moore, Chase Smith, Amy Brown, Elizabeth Eoff, Bret Park, Jill Schlegel, Amber Beckham Stults, Jules Taylor, Mandy Broadstreet, Michael McNamara, Frou Gallagher, Audra Flammang, Jack Douglas, Kaci Alterici, Joelle Brown, Scott Yard, Eric White, Jessica Brooks, Charles Huggins, Patsy Masingale, Rickey Scott, Lisa Garrison, Joshua Zachary, Phillip Shepherd, Lee Murray, Tressa Disney, Cheryl Freeman, Ian Shell, and Tami Harvey.

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