Weekend Flyer: Virtual hangouts and an online sake tasting

BBK owner Justin Urso / Courtesy

With our calendar temporarily suspended (there was nothing to put on it anyway) because of the global coronavirus pandemic, it probably doesn’t make much sense to write a Weekend Flyer this week.

That said, we’re all about consistency here at the Flyer. We’re a little bit stubborn. We don’t want to let you down.

We know of a few virtual events happening this weekend.

On Friday night, local hero and fake mayor Chris Clunk will host an online dance party via Facebook Live that will double as a fundraiser for some locals who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus. Here’s more info about that.

Also on Friday night, Trillium Salon Series will host a performance with composer/guitarist Thomas Echols on YouTube at 7 p.m.

Smoke and Barrel Tavern will host a virtual hangout via Facebook Live at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. The event will include cocktails with your favorite Smoke & Barrel Bartenders, music from Fayetteville artists, and “some ambient bar experiences.” Here’s more.

On Sunday night, Pinpoint and Big Box Karaoke will host an event via Facebook Live called All About Namazake at 4 p.m.. The event will feature Big Box owner Justin Urso and Pinpoint owner Bo Counts tasting some sake from Brooklyn Kura – the only sake brewery in New York, and discussing. There may even be an opportunity to pick up some sake to-go to taste along with them (we’ll have more details later today). You can even buy tickets, though they are not required, to help out the local businesses during these difficult times. Here’s more.

We assume there will be more of this kind of online socializing to come, though we don’t know of anything else at the moment.

Feel free to let us know about anything like this you know about in the comments below.

Other than that, you know, maybe watch some concerts from your favorite local musicians on YouTube? Grab some take out from a local restaurant, have some local beer delivered, and have a Zoom chat or Google Hangout with some buds?

Check on your musician friends. Take care of each other.

Be safe, everyone.