Weekend Flyer: Feb. 7-9, 2014

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Friday events, Feb. 7

Patty Griffin

A theatrical version of the hit 1950s TV show I Love Lucy continues its run through the weekend at Walton Arts Center. Our contributor Michelle Parks had good things to say about it.

Legendary songwriter and Grammy-winner Patty Griffin will perform at George’s Majestic Lounge Friday night, with acclaimed songwriter Anais Mitchell. Mitchell will also play the Fayetteville Roots Festival later this year. Last we heard, Friday’s show is sold out.

There’s a big show at Smoke & Barrel Friday night with excellent local band SW/MM/NG and Denver-based band Rubedo. Locals Monster Heart and Messy Sparkles are set to open. Admission is $3.

Full list:

6 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Adams Collins Trio
6 p.m.  Greenhouse Grille: Nate Wong
6:30 p.m.  Crystal Bridges Museum: Film: Josef and Anni Albers: Art is Everywhere
7 p.m.  Chancellor Hotel: Claudia Burson Trio
7:30 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Guest Artist: Susan Nigro, bassoon & contrabassoon
8 p.m.  The Stolen Glass: Bloka
8:30 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Ouachita River Band
8 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: I Love Lucy Live on Stage
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Dave Bright
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Patty Griffin
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: SW/MM/NG / Rubedo / Monster Heart / Messy Sparkles
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: Robe Flax

Saturday events, Feb. 8

Surf de Soleil

Chilirhea, a chili cook-off benefiting local Alzheimer’s organizations, is set for noon at the Fayetteville Town Center on Saturday. Admission is $30, which includes chili and drinks, and there will be live music by The Uncrowned Kings.

There are two shows at George’s Saturday night. There’s blues in the garden with Michael Tisdale, Jennifer Baker, and Darien Clea. In the lounge, there’s a rock show with locals Surf de Soleil, Chasing Pictures and Tulsa-based Sleepwalking Home.

Expect a rock show at The Lightbulb Club with locals The Chads, High Lonesome, and Grim Creeper.

Full list:

10 a.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Compassion Fayetteville Open House
12 p.m.  Fayetteville Town Center: Chilirhea
1 p.m.  St. Paul’s Episcopal: NWA Interfaith Harmony Day
2 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: I Love Lucy Live on Stage
5:30 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Degree Recital: Andrew Flory, guitar
7 p.m.  Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball Jazz Group
8 p.m.  The Stolen Glass: The Coverlets
8 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: I Love Lucy Live on Stage
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: John Burnette Trio
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: 020814 Michael Tisdale / Jennifer Baker / Darien Clea / Manstraband / Chasing Pictures / Surf De Soleil / Sleepwalking Home
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: MSG
10 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: The Chads / High Lonesome / Grim Creeper

Sunday events, Feb. 9

Speak for Yourself open mic night at Maxine’s Tap Room will have a bit of a special focus this month, as organizers honor February as The Month of Compassion in Fayetteville. Artist Laboratory Theatre has partnered with Compassion Fayetteville to ask community members to tell their stories about their encounters with compassion – whether giving, receiving, rejecting or ignoring it – at the event. There’s no cover.

Full list:

11 a.m.  Common Grounds: Anna Elizabeth
1:30 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Faculty & Guest Artist Recital: Tomoko Kashiwagi, piano, Er-Gene Kahng & Miho Oda-Sakon, violin
1 p.m.  Terra Studios: Bryn Bowen Cox & Carol Widder
2 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: I Love Lucy Live on Stage
4 p.m.  Crystal Bridges Museum: Architecture Tour
8 p.m.  The Stolen Glass: The Estrogen Zone Tour
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Teddy Sablon
7 p.m.  Maxine’s Tap Room: Speak for Yourself: Compassion Fayetteville

Friday Public Meetings

 No meetings scheduled 

Weekend Birthdays

Locals and expats: Martin Bemberg, Shawnda Yount, Janie Agee, Stephon Latham, Laura Moudy, Jasson Henderson, Heath Allen, Mary Veden, Chad Cearley, Tiff Wimberly, Laruie Haj, Betsy Bevis, Jarred Rogers, Rocky Dopp, Nick Jones, Derek Burleson, Hannah Jordan, Evan Ballowe, Dee Dietz, Iris Shephard, Addy Chipouras, Nicole Walker, TJ Beringer, Kelli DeClerk, Scott Berens and William James.
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