We’ve got a little good news, and a little bad news for y’all this weekend. The good news is, you’re going to get the chance to get a little extra sleep on Sunday morning (and if you time things right, maybe an extra hour at the bar on Saturday night). The bad news is, if you work a 9-to-5 job, you might not see the sun again on a weekday until sometime in March. Don’t forget to set your clocks back on Sunday.
There’s actually more good news. There’s a music festival happening Friday-Sunday at a handful of venues in downtown Fayetteville. It’s called the Arkansas Country Blues & Stringband Festival, and headliners include blues artist Jontavious Willis, Robert Kimbrough Sr. (son of the legendary Junior Kimbrough), blues and jazz artist Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, regional bluegrass duo Creek Rocks, and others. Several of the events are free. Here’s more info.
Also in music, there are a few big shows at George’s this weekend. On Saturday night, they’ll host Ray Wylie Hubbard and Kelley Mickwee, and there’s a late night show as well with locals Taylor Smith and Jesse Wells that same evening. Tickets.
Speaking of talented musicians, Walton Arts Center has a show featuring an all star group of players this weekend. The arts center will host virtuoso performers Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer on Saturday night. Here’s ticket info.
How about a Dia de los Muertos celebration? Community Creative Center is hosting one on Friday night featuring art, live dance, food, drinks, and more. Here’s more info.
There’s also a festival featuring local craft vendors, performances, games and more at Shire Post Mint in West Fork. It’s the second annual Shire Fest, and it takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. Here’s more info.
If you like free trees, there is more good news because the city of Fayetteville is giving away trees and shrubs on Saturday morning as part of the 25th annual Celebration of Trees event set for 6:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the Spring Street Parking Garage, located at 221 N School Ave. in Fayetteville.
How about a big old locally-made arts, crafts, furniture, and more event? NWA Makers will host a fall market featuring over 250 makers on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Washington Count Fairgrounds. Details are here.
In performances, it’s the last weekend to check out TheatreSquared’s hit The Band’s Visit, and UA Theatre will perform Shakespeare’s A Mid Summer Night’s Dream at University Theatre this weekend.
Up north, Inverse Performance Art Festival is taking place at the Momentary. Here’s more about that.
There’s more below. Soak up some sun while you can, everyone.