Daily Flyer: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Local news

Nashville band ELEL plays at Smoke & Barrel Tavern tonight.


City Council members last night approved several items including new urban agriculture laws, changes to the city’s mobile vendor rules, and a four-lane cross-section for the new Rupple Road extension. Here’s a full recap.

Here’s a list of six candidates who recently sent us press releases announcing their intent to run in the upcoming local election.

Local comedy collective Comedians NWA has started booking touring stand-up comedians again, beginning with national acts Stewart Huff and Doug Stanhope.

Live music

Fayetteville ex-pat Ben Elkins (formerly of Heypenny) brings his new Nashville-based band ELEL to town tonight for a show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern. The group is headed back home from SXSW in Austin with fellow Nashville rockers *repeat repeat. Check out this video (Arkansas T-shirt alert) of ELEL performing their single “Kiss Kiss” at the Exit/In.

Also tonight, Yonder Mountain String Band is at George’s, Christan Lee Hutson is at JR’s, and The Littlest Viking is at LaLaLand.

Live music returns to the backyard at Kingfish on April 4 with locals Surf de Soleil. That news and more in this week’s Flyer Sponsor post.


The Arkansas men’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the NIT last night after a 91-71 win over Indiana State at Bud Walton Arena. The Hogs find out tonight whether they’ll play California or Utah Valley. If Cal wins, the Razorbacks will have to travel to Berkeley for the next game. If not, Utah Valley heads to Fayetteville.


Wednesday Events

3:05 p.m.  Baum Stadium: Razorback baseball vs. Grambling State
6 p.m.  Bear’s Place: Wednesday night Blues Therapy Sessions
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
6:30 p.m.  Arsaga’s at The Depot: Live jazz w/ Adams Collins, Johnny Arredondo and friends
7 p.m.  Nibbles: Jed Clampit & Russ Hutchison
7 p.m.  Crystal Bridges Museum: Unplugged Concert | Vivaldi’s Sounds of Spring
7:30 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Degree Recital: Emily Thompson, oboe
8 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Reading by novelist Mary Kay Zuravleff
9 p.m.  JR’s Lightbulb Club: Christan Lee Hutson / Air Loom / Banditos
8 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: ELEL / repeat repeat / Rachel Billingsley
9 p.m.  LaLaLand: Littlest Viking / May the Peace of the Sea Be With You / Schwervon / The Pentagraham Crackers
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Yonder Mountain String Band

Wednesday Meetings

9 a.m.Technical Plat Review (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
1:30 p.m.Fourth Judicial District Drug Task ForceWashington County Sheriff’s Office
5 p.m.Washington County Regional Ambulance AuthorityStation 1, 645 S. School Ave.

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Amy Bonner, Jeanné Everhart, Pepper Parker, Brooke Benham, Craig Moore and Jojie Edqueval.
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Others: Actress Ursula Andress is 78, singer Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 68, actress Glenn Close is 67, film producer Harvey Weinstein is 62, actor Bruce Willis is 59, actress Mary Scheer is 51, rapper Bun B of UGK is 41, drummer Zach Lind of Jimmy Eat World is 38, actress Abby Brammell is 35, and actor Philip Bolden is 19.