Weekend Flyer: Richard Burnett, Irie Lions, eating for philanthropy, and more

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It’s the weekend. Who’s ready to party?

Longtime local musician Richard Burnett will perform via Facebook Live on the Smoke & Barrel Tavern page. This is going down at 7 p.m. There’s no cover, but tips are certainly encouraged. Here’s more info about that.

JJ’s Social Distancing Live continues this weekend, with performances by Jocko on Friday night, and Juggernaut on Saturday via Facebook Live on their Rogers location page. Both shows are set to begin at 6 p.m.

There are no sports, but how about an eating challenge? Former Hogs Nick Brewer and Grant Cook will continue their eating challenges to raise funds to help local hospital and hospitality workers. This time, they’re eating 10 of their favorite dishes from restaurants around town, and Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields Wolfe will provide commentary. Brewer and Cook have raised over $34,000 so far with their eating challenges, and have donated the funds in a variety of ways. Here’s more about that. The eating tonight starts at 7 p.m. via Brewer’s Instagram profile, @ngbrew62.

There’s another heARTs to Homes performance over at Walton Arts Center’s Facebook Page on Saturday night. This one will include a celebration of Hispanic culture in Northwest Arkansas. Here’s more.

Also on this weekend Deepwood Media will livestream a performance by Irie Lions on Friday night and supergroup Deep Groove Kings (featuring members of Deep Sequence, Groovement, Groove Contingency, and Monk is King) on Saturday live from Fossil Cove Brewing Co. The steams will be live on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitch. Here’s more. Both performances are at 8 p.m.

Feel free to let us know about other local livestreams below.

Other than that, you could take a break from cooking and pick up some take out from a local restaurant.

We are no weather forecasters, but it looks like it’s going to be beautiful out for some hiking, or biking, or running through the sprinkler.

You could wash your Mom’s car, bake a super crazy cake, do an online flight simulator, invent something, clean out your gutters, clean out my gutters, wash your dog, fill up your bird feeder, make a Mother’s day card, try that Tik-Tok challenge with the pots and pans and ping-pong balls, climb a tree, fix your zippers, pull some weeds, line up all your dominoes and then knock them over, make a super tall aluminum can tower, debunk your cousins conspiracy-theory Facebook posts, call your grandma, figure out what 3-D wings are, learn to whittle, or practice your throwing star skills.

That’s all I can think of for now. Have fun.