Look out, y’all. This weekend’s gonna get nutty.
First of all, arguably one of the biggest football games in the United States of America is being played at Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday. The Alabama Crimson Tide are coming to town, the Hogs are going to beat them, and there’s a decent chance that the goal posts will end up on Dickson Street.
As a result, everyone in town is putting on their game face to try and attract as many of the 70,000-plus incoming people as possible to their establishment, and that means the calendar this weekend is plum full.
Guys will be going crazy. Girls will be going wild. Dogs will be wearing shirts. It’s the weekend. Celebrate.
Happy hour seems like a logical place to start. You could have a musical happy hour at George’s starting at 6 p.m. with the Uncrowned Kings and Shulertown, maybe.
You could follow that up with a musical dinner at Greenhouse Grille with Walter Savage, Ella’s with Lorie Morris, or El Sancho with Jason Plumlee.
Pagnozzi Charities is hosting their annual Sports Memorabilia auction at 7 p.m at the Town Center Friday night. If you’re at all interested in sports memorabilia, check out this list.
You could follow that up with singing the fight song and calling a few Hogs at the Chi Omega Greek Theater at 8 p.m. for the Beat Bama Pep Rally.
Arts Live Theatre has a new show called “Bang Bang You’re Dead” debuting this weekend at the UARK Bowl & Ballroom. There are four chances to see it this weekend.
Later on, there’s a big show at Maxine’s Tap Room with Hosta, Messy Sparkles, and Send + Return. Hosta is close to finishing a new recording, Messy Sparkles has a new video, and Send + Return is made up of dudes from some of the best bands from the JR’s/Clunk days (Tyko, Hundred Years War, Heads are Heavy, Delta Spacemen, and countless others).
Smoke & Barrel has Grown Folks Night with SoundChild Crew, Stoney LaRue is at George’s, and you can see Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights for free at the UA’s Friday Night Live in the Student Union.
Saturday means Farmers’ Market, and that means you better get down to the square in the morning, pronto.
There’s pre-Razorback game music at Mickey Finn’s Saturday morning from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m with Jones & Leah. There’s more pre-game music at The Gardens (near Bud Walton Arena) with Red Ambition.
The Hogs take the field at 2:30 p.m. which means that you’ll want to have your score prediction in by 2:15. It’s also a Red Out, FYI, which means you’ll want to wear your red Hogs Guy half-shirt. Also, suck it Bama.
After the game, there’s early live music on the patio at Powerhouse Seafood with Steve Dimmit Band, and Jovan Arellano at El Sancho.
Later on, Hardaway & The Commoners, 1 oz. Jig and DJ Mixx Tenn are at Rogue for a big show. I’d say it will be a dance party, but there may not be room to move in there.
Also, Sad Daddy (featuring former members of Mountain Sprout and Damn Bullets) is at Smoke & Barrel.
Boom Kinetic and Red Ambition are at George’s, and Friday Maybe Saturday is at the Boom Boom Room.
Sunday, Clarke Buehling (Skirtlifters) will be tinkleing the banjo strings at Greenhoues Grille during brunch.
There’s a Fall Festival at Gulley Park featuring free food and free music by 3 Penny Acre, Matt & Gus Smith, & Guta starting at 1 p.m.
Sunday is the last day to see TheatreSquared’s best selling show in their five-year history, The 39 Steps, at Nadine Baum Studios.
Finally, Umphree’s McGee is at George’s Sunday night.
That’s about half of it, and the rest is below. It’s the weekend. Do whatever you want.
Friday, Sept. 24