It’s Friday, thank God. And even though it’s pretty freakin’ cold out there and it isn’t snowing (which is lame), it’s still Friday, and it’s December, which means it’s time to put on your red hat with the snowman on it, and your snowman sweater with your red snowman boots, and your santa gloves, and hit the town tonight.
Because, cold or not, it’s the weekend, and if you miss your opportunity to get weird out on the town over the next couple days, you are going to regret it for at least five days next week while you’re toiling away at work typing memos and checking emails or whatever lame crap you have to do at work.
And don’t tell me you don’t have snowman boots. I’ve seen them.
Tonight, how about a Christmas show?
You could also check out Ceramic Cow’s “A Dupont Trash Christmas,” playing at the UARK Bowl all weekend.
If you’re a fan of The Rat Pack, you could head over to the Walton Arts Center for The Rat Pack is Back for the Holidays. It’s not the real pack, but it’s as close as you’re gonna get.
After a Christmas show, you should check out some tunes.
1 oz. Jig is at Smoke and Barrel Tavern tonight, getting funky.
The OMNI Center’s Carbon Caps Task Force and 1Sky Arkansas will hold a climate change candle light vigil on the Fayetteville Square in front of the (frozen?) Peace Fountain at 7 pm. The vigil is part of a worldwide effort to seek commitments by the developed world to cut their carbon emissions.
Tomorrow, you could see whichever Christmas show you missed on Friday.
After that, Smoke and Barrel Tavern is turning a year old and they are celebrating with two of my favorite Fayetteville bands, Cletus Got Shot and Where’s Lawrence? Cletus Got Shot just got nominated for an Independent Music Award. Where’s Lawrence? released a record recently that is still blowing my mind. Should be bitching.
On Sunday, brunch shows are now a common occurrence in Fayetteville, which is awesome.
There’s a handbell concert at the Fayetteville Public Library at 3 pm, and Scott Leeper will be at George’s for Monster Mug Night.
There’s a lot more stuff below. What are you guys doing this weekend?
- Friday, December 11
- Boom Boom Room: Smithsonians, Ringo Alcoa
- George’s: Lafuso, Ultra Suede, Mountain Sprout
- GoodFolk: Nedski & Mojo
- Greenhouse Grille: Rogers Jazz Society
- JJ’s Grill n Chill: Nate Hancock
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: 1 Oz. Jig
- UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Ceramic Cow’s A Dupont White Trash Christmas
- Walton Arts Center: The Rat Pack is Back for the Holidays 8 pm
- Ella’s: Matt Smith
- Rogue: Bent Grass Green
- Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: Claudia Burson Trio
- Nadine Baum Studios: Twas the Night presented by TheatreSquared 7:30 pm
- Ultra Studios: Ultra Studios Exclusive Holiday Shopping Event
- Fayetteville Square: Climate Change Candle Light Vigil 7 pm (more)
- Saturday, December 12
- George’s: Well Well Well, Fade 2 Fall, Calling Tokyo, Affectus, Anomaly, After The Scars
- GoodFolk: Outside The Lines
- JJ’s Grill n Chill: Will Brand
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: One Year Anniversary w/ Where’s Lawrence?, Cletus Got Shot
- Teatro Scarpino: Vessels of Wrath
- UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Ceramic Cow Christmas Show
- Walton Arts Center: The Rat Pack is Back for the Holidays 2 pm, 8 pm
- Grub’s: Andy Frasco
- Soul: Live jazz
- Fayetteville Public Library: Author Mitchell Gold speaks 11 am (more)
- Fayetteville Public Library: Book signing with Susan Culp 11 am
- Cheers: Maud Crawford
- Nadine Baum Studios: Twas the Night presented by TheatreSquared 2 pm, 7:30 pm
- Ella’s: Raja
- Sunday, December 13
- George’s: Scott Leeper of Ben Miller Band
- Greenhouse Grille: RAJA
- JJ’s Grill n Chill: Keith Nicholson
- Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: ‘An International Christmas Concert’ 8 pm
- Walton Arts Center: The Rat Pack is Back for the Holidays 2 pm, 7 pm
- Emelia’s Kitchen: Drew Packard and Garrett Jones
- Fayetteville Public Library: Ozark Bronze Handbell Ensemble 3 pm
- Common Grounds: Tiffany Christopher 11 am
- On The Rocks: Jody’s Living Room open mic night
- Nadine Baum Studios: Twas the Night presented by TheatreSquared 2 pm
Photo By Jenn Collins