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The southbound lane of West Avenue between Spring Street and Meadow Street will close each weekday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. through Jan. 27.
For locals who simply can’t wait for this year’s Wakarusa festival to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, there’s some good news. The band will be in Tulsa for a show March 18.
Speaking of Wakarusa, the third artist announcement came on Thursday on the festival’s Facebook page. The Avett Brothers, Ghostland Observatory, Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu and The Travelin’ McCourys complete the lineup (well, for now).
After compiling an 11-2 record, winning the Cotton Bowl, and finishing in the Top 5 in both the Associated Press Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll, the 2011 Razorback football team are deserving of a little extra recognition. They’ll get it Saturday at half-time of the Arkansas-Michigan Basketball game.
Saturday: Adella Gray, Joanna Mc Cusker, Jonathan Haguewood, Dana Thompson, Ashley Lindsey, Gabrielle Copeland, Felix Espinoza, Mary Minton, and Kristi Button.
Sunday:Amie Doles, Bob Rhodes, Jake Gibbs, Jeremy Pratchard, Donald West, Marie Bruno, Laura Fortney, Rhonda Moore, Lanie Miller, Rebecca H. Garner, and Lena Foster.
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Friday Events, Jan. 20
After the week you’ve had, you deserve a happy hour. As it happens, there’s one at George’s with Lafuso and Leah and The Mojo Doctors starting at 6 p.m. Later on, locals Boom Kinetic and Jon Shorter and the Gateway Band will perform.
Mexican-American percussionist Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band will be at Walton Arts Center Friday night. It’s part of their 10×10 art series, so there should be some $10 tickets available.
The Sarah Hughes Band will be at Smoke & Barrel along with Jackson Jennings, and Barrett Baber is at JJ’s Grill.
Full Friday list:
- George’s Majestic Lounge: Lafuso / Leah and The Mojo Doctors / Boom Kinetic / Jon Shorter and the Gateway Band
- Greenhouse Grille: Alex Lewis Jazz
- Rowdy Beaver Den: West Street Blues Band
- Walton Arts Center: Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band
- JJ’s Grill: Barrett Baber
- Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Blues Addiction
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Sarah Hughes
- Dickson Street Pub: Jimmy Garrett
- Fix Ultralounge: DJ Will and DJ EQ
Saturday Events, Jan. 21
Local country-rock outfit Damn Arkansan are back at Smoke & Barrel Tavern Saturday night along with Little Rock troubadour, Joe Sundell.
Dumptruck Butterlips, one of the bands on the first Wakarusa announcement that came out a couple weeks ago will be at LIT. They’re from Lawrence, there are three ladies and one dude in the band, and it’s pretty accordion-y. Check it.
George’s Majestic Lounge continues their recent string of Red-Dirt shows on Saturday night with Oklahoma songwriter, Stoney Larue. Locals Charliehorse are opening the show.
The Symphoney of Northwest Arkansas, conducted by new music director Paul Haas, will play Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 3 in D Minor, and Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 5 in D Minor in their concert entitled, Masterworks II Saturday night at Walton Arts Center. KUAF’s Kyle Kellams will lead a creative conversation with Haas immediately preceding the show at 6:45 p.m. inside the arts center’s Starr Theater.
Full Saturday list:
- Legacy Blues Lounge: Tim Paul Trio / West Street Blues Band
- Fayetteville Town Center: Paint the Town Red
- Walton Arts Center: SoNA: Masterworks II
- Rowdy Beaver Den: Art Bentley
- Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Catfish Jackson
- Billy’s Grill: Unsafe Mode
- Arsaga’s on Crossover: Andrew Flory
- George’s Majestic Lounge: Stoney Larue
- JJ’s Grill: Joe Giles & the Homewreckers
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Joe Sundell / Damn Arkansan
- LIT: Dumptruck Butterlips
- UARK Bowl: Soul Night
- Dickson Street Pub: The Goods
- Fix Ultralounge: DJ EQ and DJ Shortfuze
- Fresco Cafe & Pub: Back to tha Books Bash
Sunday Events, Jan. 22
The first show in the UARK Bowl’s new Sunday Night Comedy Series is this week, with comic A.J. Finney. He was a finalist in HBO’s Lucky 21 competition, and is quickly becoming recognized for his explosive personality and uncanny logic. Ray Porter will also perform, and local comic Troy Gittings will emcee the event. Admission is $7 at the door, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Also Sunday, Northwest Arkansas Roller Derby begins its 7th season at 6 p.m. in the Starlight Skatium in a bout against, well, themselves. That’s right, they’ll be facing each other in a “Winter Wonderland full of excitement” when the Snowflakes take on the Hot Chocolates in a “wintery mix of speed, hard hits, and family entertainment.” Online tickets are $10 and can be bought at nwarollerderby.com.
Full Sunday list:
- Common Grounds: Teddy Sablon
- Greenhouse Grille: Beth Stockdell
- Starlight Skatium: NWA Roller Derby Presents: Snowflakes vs. Hot Chocolates
- Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Bluegrass Jam
- Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
- UARK Bowl: Sunday Night Stand-Up – A.J. Finney
- Emelia’s Kitchen: Jazz Duo
- Terra Studios: Joel Emerson
Friday Public Meetings
|9:00 a.m.||Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council *||Public Library, Henry Board Room|
|2:00 p.m.||Bid Opening: Bid 12-12, Broyles Recycling Drop Off & Education Facility||City Hall, Room 326|
|4:30 p.m.||Fay. Public Library Board of Trustees Special Meeting||Public Library, Henry Board Room|
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk