This week has contained five weekdays in a row. Unless you work for the government or the bank, it all started on Monday, which was Presidents’ Day, and more than likely, your boss did not care. That guy is a jerk.
Luckily, the stars have aligned to provide us all with two straight days of weekend, starting tonight. Yes, please.
If you start fake-coughing right now, you should be able to convince your boss to let you leave work in time for the opening of the Razorback Baseball season, which kicks off at 3:05 p.m. on Friday when the Razorbacks take on Ball State at Baum Stadium. Word on the street is that our baseball team is gonna be awesome this year.
Friday night, you should check out some tunes.
The Walton Arts Center has One Night of Queen which, judging by the reaction on Twitter after last night’s performance, is a really amazing show.
There’s a rock show at the Boom Boom Room, with Christmas Fuller Project, The Bobby Drivers, and The Upwind Harpoon Academy. This is one of the first times I’ve noticed The Upwind Harpoon Academy pop up on our calendar, but their stuff sounds pretty good on Myspace.
George’s has its regular full Friday night music lineup, with RJ Mischo from 6-8 p.m., Leah & The Mojo Doctors from 7-9 p.m., and Black Leaf Clover, Ultra Suede, Calling Tokyo, and Oklahoma City’s Plastic Image playing the late night set.
Also on Friday night, Cletus Got Shot is back in town for a show at Smoke and Barrel.
The Fayetteville Public Library continues its Green Your Life series on Saturday morning beginning at 10:00 a.m. with a discussion on watershed and the use of rain barrels, rain gardens and rainwater catchment systems for the home.
On Saturday night, poet, advocate, John Lennon song subject, and revolutionary John Sinclair is at Opal Fly’s Feel Good Lounge to read poetry, and tell stories about his days managing the MC5, co-founding the White Panther Party, and more. David Kimbrough Jr, son of legendary bluesman Junior Kimbrough will be playing, along with the Pope County Bootleggers, and of course, Opal Fly.
The new all ages venue in the mall, The Showcase (more on that here) will hold its first show on Saturday as well with Calling Tokyo, Brave Soul, and Lifelike.
Also on Saturday night, three-time Grammy winner Ladysmith Black Mambazo is at the Walton Arts Center.
There’s a whole lot more happening this weekend. What are you guys gonna do?
- Friday, Feb. 19
- Unity of Fayetteville: The Living Matrix Movie: A Film on the New Science of Healing
- Jose’s: Lil’ Hoojin
- Qdoba Mexican Grill: Mellow Fellows
- Rogue: DJ Derrick
- Boom Boom Room: Christmas Fuller Project / The Bobby Drivers / The Upwind Harpoon Academy
- George’s: RJ Mischo / Leah & The Mojo Doctors / Black Leaf Clover / Ultra Suede / Calling Tokyo / Plastic Image
- Greenhouse Grille: Drew Packard Jazz
- JJ’s Grill n Chill: Wes Hart & Karl
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Cletus Got Shot
- UARK Bowl & Ballroom: Phunbags Comedy Improv
- Walton Arts Center: One Night of Queen
- Teatro Scarpino: Adele Fournet Album Release Party
- Arsaga’s on Crossover: Jeremy Lumpkin
- Saturday, Feb. 20
- Osegura’s: Girls Day Out Jewelry Trunk Show
- Arsaga’s on Crossover: East of Zion
- Jose’s: Quinntalkin’
- Speakeasy: DJ Greg
- Soul: Live jazz
- George’s: Stoney LaRue
- Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Guta
- Teatro Scarpino: Emerge Theatre Co: Gumbo – A Tribute to Louisiana
- Opal Fly’s Feel Good Lounge: John Sinclair / David Kimbrough Jr. / Pope County Bootleggers
- Walton Arts Center: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
- The Showcase: Calling Tokyo / Brave Soul / Lifelike
- Rogue: ROTC / Well, well, well
- Boom Boom Room: Jason Paul & The New Wine
- Fayetteville Public Library: Green Your Life
- Sunday, Feb. 21
- 21st Amendment: Ren Lovely
- Common Grounds: DJ SoulFree / Brandon White
- George’s: Cletus Got Shot
- Greenhouse Grille: Candy Lee and the Sweets
- Pesto Cafe: Shannon Wurst
- Opal Fly’s Feel Good Lounge: The ROX / Der Blenderkitten