One good reason to get out and do something fun this weekend is you have to do it while you can because next weekend you might be so full of turkey and pie and other things, you aren’t going to want to do anything at all. What choice do you have, really?
Lucky for you, there’s plenty happening in and around Fayetteville over the next few days so you can have your fun now just in case. For one, there’s a big The Head and the Heart show at JJ’s Live on Thursday night. Yoke Lore will kick things off.
On Friday night, local legends Earl & Them are performing the happy hour show to kick things off at George’s for the weekend. Later that evening, Eli Young Band are back in town for another show at the venue. On Saturday, local 90s tribute The Mixtapes will perform, and there’s a Hopout DIY show on Sunday featuring Gardensnakes, Cowboygirl, and Resting.
Also on Friday night, the Lights of the Ozarks will kick off with a parade and lighting ceremony on the Fayetteville square. Here’s more information about that.
If you are getting tired of your own face or even if you are fine with your face but are still interested in having it rocked all the way off your body, your best bet for that is to head to Smoke & Barrel on Friday night for the Audio Book Club / The Phlegms / CraccRocc show.
It’s another good weekend for sports lovers. The UA soccer team is playing a home match in the second round of the NCAA tournament versus Pitt on Friday. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. Also on Friday night, the UA men’s basketball team takes on UNC Greensboro at 7 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena, and the Hog football team will look to get back on track on Saturday night as they take on FIU at 6:30 p.m.
How about a hip-hop show? Memphis rapper Duke Deuce, who happens to be a favorite of Razorback basketball coach Eric Musselman and the rest of the team, will be in town for a performance at West End on Saturday night.
If you’re looking for some interesting handmade gifts, there are a couple cool holiday markets in town this weekend. The adults-only Fruitcake Holiday Market is set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Fayetteville Town Center, there’s a cool-sounding Winter Market at Likewise on Sunday at 2 p.m. and NWA Fiber Fest featuring locally-made fiber art is this weekend at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
How about a show? The Cher Show opens at Walton Arts Center on Sunday, and continues through Tuesday. Here’s more about that.
If you feel like heading up north, the Momentary is hosting an event called House Party @ the Mo featuring “DJ sets and dance parties to outdoor games and cocktail demos” and other festivities. Here’s a bit more.
If that’s not enough for you, check out the list below and click around for more details on anything that sounds interesting.
Have a good weekend, buds.