Fayetteville Flyer News, Art & Life in Fayetteville, Arkansas 2019-04-24T21:11:17Z https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/feed/atom/ Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[SoNA to perform ‘Rite of Spring’ concert May 4]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200286 2019-04-24T21:11:17Z 2019-04-24T21:10:51Z

SoNA / Courtesy

Spring is here, and the local symphony orchestra is ready to celebrate the season with a new concert next month.

SoNA will perform a show entitled “The Rite of Spring” to cap their 2018-19 season at Walton Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.

SoNA will perform Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas’ Sensemayá; Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (which caused a riot when first performed in 1913); and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, featuring guest soloist and “rising star of the cello,” Edgar Moreau.

“For our grand finale performance, we’ll raise the roof with Revueltas’ musical riot, Sensemayá, and then feature dazzling French cellist Edgar Moreau in Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic and lyrical Variations on a Rococo Theme,” said SoNA Music Director Paul Haas. “Finally, it’s the piece that changed classical music forever in 1913: Stravinsky’s music for the scandalous ballet The Rite of Spring.”

Before the show, Maestro Haas will host a creative conversation about the show in the concert hall beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets to the event are $32-$55. To purchase, visit the Walton Arts Center Box Office, call 479-443-5600, or visit waltonartscenter.org.

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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[George’s launches new ‘George’s Live’ weekly podcast]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200223 2019-04-24T19:51:37Z 2019-04-24T17:32:00Z

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A new podcast featuring the local, regional, and national musicians coming to Fayetteville to perform at George’s Majestic Lounge has launched recently.

The podcast, called “George’s Live” is hosted by local musician and promoter Travis Smith*, and features “discussions of upcoming concerts at George’s Majestic Lounge and an overview of the NWA music ecosystem with exclusive interviews featuring local, regional and national industry leaders and talent,” according to a press release issued last week.

Smith has been involved in the Fayetteville music scene for the better part of the last two decades, both as a drummer in local bands such as Thanks For Nothing, LouDog, 2Shock, and others, and as a booking agent and promoter of shows at venues across the region with his Emerg Entertainment company.

“We want this podcast to break down the wall between artist and fan and go beyond the traditional media channels to not only inform fans about upcoming show but to also give them insight, history and stories – direct from the artists – about their craft and upcoming performances in our region,” Smith said.

The first episode of the new podcast was posted on April 12. Since then, four additional episodes ranging from 2-12 minutes in length have been posted to the feed, featuring interviews with artists such as Mr. Bill and Victor Wooten.

Smith said he plans to post at least one podcast per week every Monday.

Links to subscribe to the podcast are below. For more information, email travis.georgeslive(at)gmail(dot)com.

George’s Live Podcast Links

» Youtube
» Spotify
» iTunes
» Stitcher
» Pocket Casts

Disclosure: Travis Smith is Flyer co-founder and author of this post Dustin Bartholomew’s cousin. Just FYI.
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Terry J. Wood <![CDATA[Van Horn wary while Diamond Hogs excite fans]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200214 2019-04-24T14:33:22Z 2019-04-24T14:33:22Z

Photo: ArkansasRazorbacks.com

Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson famously explained once that he didn’t speak to the media but through them.

Johnson, who played nose guard for the Arkansas Razorbacks’ 1964 national championship team and earned a degree in psychology, often spoke through the media to fans, but sometimes he used the media to drive a message home to his players.

Arkansas Razorbacks head baseball coach Dave Van Horn isn’t above using a bit of psychology himself.

Seconds after acknowledging that his Hogs were atop the SEC Western Division by a half game over Texas A&M after Arkansas swept Mississippi State in a weekend series, Van Horn made the point that the difference between No. 1 and No. 6 in the West was about as thin as a sheet of paper.

Things are so close that a pitch or a hit here or a walk or an error there is almost enough to turn the most of the division standings topsy-turvy.

Van Horn pointed to the Bulldogs as an object lesson. Mississippi State came into Fayetteville ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation by one poll, leading the West and tied with Georgia for the overall SEC lead. However, with victories of 5-3, 12-5, and 10-2, over the Bulldogs, the Razorbacks sent Mississippi State back to Starkville to lick their wounds two games behind Arkansas.

Van Horn wants his No. 6 Hogs wary this weekend when No. 21 Tennessee, coached by former Van Horn assistant Tony Vitello, comes to town. While it would be surprising if the Vols managed a sweep of the Razorbacks, it wouldn’t be a shock. The Vols are a very capable baseball team, and while the Razorbacks certainly deserve their No. 6 ranking, Arkansas is far from invulnerable.

There is a lesson for anyone who was in earshot of Van Horn’s lecture, but the message was clearly intended for his young-ish baseball team. A bad weekend can easily erase all the gains the Hogs made last weekend. In fact, the Hogs can play well and still not win the series like they did at Vanderbilt and Ole Miss earlier this season.

In the grand scheme, standings 3/5ths of the way through a season aren’t totally meaningless, but they don’t guarantee anything either.

Arkansas players have to know that and play like that for the Hogs to even have a shot of maintaining the ground they’ve gained.

Fans, though, can be more cavalier. We can let it go to our heads without it having one iota of influence on the Hogs’ midweek games with Northwestern State or the league series against the Vols.

And as Hog fans, we need something to celebrate after an absolutely average basketball season and a completely miserable football season.

For too long we’ve relied on Van Horn’s baseball team to provide most of the fireworks for the program, so pardon Hog fans if we get a little too rowdy at Razorback baseball games.

Even if there are four more series left in regular-season SEC play, it is exciting to see Arkansas listed at the top of the Western Division standings. You have to take pride where and when you can.

There is a lot for Hog fans to take pride in with this team.

It was great to witness shortstop Casey Martin of Lonoke as he not only pulled himself out of an extended slump but also was named SEC Player of the Week. He broke his slump by hitting .471 last week with eight hits and 10 RBI.

Likewise, it was thrilling to watch freshman pitcher Conner Noland of Greenwood put the clamps on Mississippi State, holding the Bulldogs scoreless for 7 2/3 innings in Sunday’s Game 3.

Noland threw only 15 pitches the previous weekend in his Game 2 start at Vanderbilt before being relieved. Watching him pitch so well against the Bulldogs was thrilling.

In our zeal as fans too often we make snap judgments on players, not allowing them to grow into the potential that we read about during their recruitment. If a blue-chipper isn’t playing or playing well, we wonder what’s wrong?

Sometimes there’s nothing wrong. Sometimes a player just needs more time to grow and mature. Sometimes he just needs an attitude adjustment, and sometimes just another chance in a better situation.

The great thing Hog fans have in Razorback baseball under Van Horn is we usually get to experience a number of such personal triumphs play out during the course of a season as the squad almost always advances to postseason play.

It’s hard to know just how good this Razorback baseball team actually is, but it is pretty amazing how well Van Horn has managed his roster after losing so much talent and experience last season.

Just think of how well freshmen Jacob Nesbit and Christian Franklin have played at third base and left field.

How huge has the acquisition of graduate transfer Trevor Ezell been? He came as a second baseman, but has not only worked himself into being a trusty first baseman, but also a solid leadoff man.

Pitcher Isaiah Campbell was hit and miss on the mound this time last year, but today he is among the best hurlers in the loaded SEC.

So even though nothing is settled and nothing is guaranteed for this baseball season, Razorback fans have a lot to be excited about with their baseball team, and that is a great feeling.

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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[Fayetteville Foam Fest returns to the square May 4]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200209 2019-04-23T20:22:40Z 2019-04-23T16:22:40Z

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One of the largest, and first, local beer festivals in Fayetteville is set to return for year eight.

Of course, we’re talking about Fayetteville Foam Festival, coming to the Fayetteville square on Saturday, May 4.

This year’s event will include more than 300 brews to sample from over 50 local, regional, and national breweries. Local breweries expected to participate include Core, Dark Hills Brewery, Diamond Bear, JJ’s Brewing Co, and Flyway Brewing.

The fun starts at 5 p.m., where attendees will be given a 5 oz tasting glass, and access to booths featuring all the beers they care to drink.

VIPs can get early entry to the festival at 4 p.m., as well as access to an area complete with heavy hors d’oeuvres, and brews created for the event by the local home brewing club, FLOPS (Fayetteville Lovers of Pure Suds).

General admission tickets are $40, VIP tickets are $80, and designated driver tickets are also available for $20. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit The Lib Horn Fayetteville Animal Shelter, The Rangers Pantry Pet Food Bank and The NWA Breakaway Cycling Team.

For a bit more information or to purchase tickets, visit fayettevillefoamfest.com.

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Fayetteville encourages composting by selling half-price compost bin kits]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200196 2019-04-23T15:43:26Z 2019-04-23T11:00:49Z

 

Fayetteville officials are encouraging residents to compost by offering discounted compost bin kits.

The first 150 residents to order a compost bin kit will receive a half-price discount. The $25 price is made possible through a grant from the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District. Once the first 150 kits are gone, the next 100 bins purchased at full price ($49.95 or $99 at Home Depot) will come with a free kitchen scrap collection pail and education dial.

The kits are available for sale through Monday, May 27 at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/compostbinsale. All orders must be picked up on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the city parking lot located across the street from the Happy Hollow Recycling Drop-Off Center, 1420 S. Happy Hollow Road.

Residents can also purchase other equipment from the website, including rain barrels, compost aerators, screens, pails and open compost/leaf corrals.

Officials said the goal of the program is to divert food scraps from the waste stream and raise awareness about the benefits of composting, as part of Compost Awareness Week from May 5-11.

For more information, call 479-718-7687 or visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/compostbinsale.

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Have a look at the plans for Centennial Park on Millsaps Mountain]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200174 2019-04-23T20:23:16Z 2019-04-23T10:00:21Z

Participants race at the Oz Cross cyclocross event on Millsaps Mountain in Fayetteville last November.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

City staff last week unveiled the preliminary master plan for a new cycling park in Fayetteville.

It’s called Centennial Park and it sits atop Millsaps Mountain, which the city purchased last year using a grant and loan from the Walton Family Foundation. The plan is to build a 228-acre public park that features state-of-the-art mountain bike, cyclocross and trail running facilities.

The land is adjacent to Interstate 49 between Wedington Drive and MLK Jr. Boulevard, and was previously owned by Centennial Bank. The land sits just a few miles north of the Kessler Mountain Regional Park and across I-49 from Markham Hill.

There are currently no active uses on the land, but the property was used in November for Oz Cross, a national-level cyclocross race. The area will also be the site of a UCI C2 cyclocross race in October, and the 2022 Cyclocross World Championships.

The proposal include a 1.9-mile cyclocross course with a hardened start area, mounds with stairs, a 20mx70m pit and two flyovers.

A 3.6-mile cross country mountain bike course is also proposed with several steep or technical climbs, a dual slalom section, and rock gravity areas.

Other cycling amenities include over 3 miles of beginner trails, several downhill gravity lines, a gravel “gateway” trail, a 10-foot paved shared-use path, and connections to other nearby trail systems.

The plans also show other features, including a performance stage, picnic areas, an adventure playground, a canopy walk, places for hammocks, an open green space for events, permanent paved parking spaces, temporary soft-surface parking areas, and primitive-style campsites.

The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is set to consider the proposal next month, but for now, city staff are asking for input on the preliminary drawings.

More information can be viewed at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/centennialpark. To submit online feedback, visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/speakup.

Click the images below for larger versions of the drawings, created by NWA Trailblazers and CEI Engineering.


Proposed Centennial Park Master Plan

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Sheryl Crow and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit added to 2019 AMP lineup]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200187 2019-04-24T15:54:04Z 2019-04-22T20:35:30Z

Sheryl Crow / Photo: Clayton Taylor

Nine-time Grammy-winner Sheryl Crow will perform at the Walmart AMP on Friday, Aug. 30 along with the 2018 Grammy winner for Best Americana Album, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, and prices range from $30-$89.50 plus fees.

Jason Isbell / Photo: Clayton Taylor

Tickets can be purchased by calling 479-443-5600 or by visiting www.amptickets.com. In-person purchases can be made in Fayetteville at the Walton Arts Center box office from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, or in Rogers at the Walmart AMP box office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Sheryl Crow and Jason Isbell last played the Walmart AMP in 2017 as part of the Outlaw Musical Festival Tour, along with Willie Nelson & Family, Margo Price, and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.


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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[Weekly deals & more: April 22-28, 2019]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200154 2019-04-22T21:19:26Z 2019-04-22T20:32:32Z Weekly deals content comes from our sponsors. For more info, call Dustin at 479-387-1002.


Foghorn’s


Get $2 off any burger every Monday at Foghorn’s! Click for more great specials.


GCM Computers


Computer running slow? You may not need a new one. Just call the local experts at GCM Computers.


Hugo’s


The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market on the square + lunch at Hugo’s = a perfect Fayetteville day!


JJ’s Grill


You asked for it, you got it. Starting May 5th all JJ’s Grill locations will be open on Sunday!


Jumble Hub


Join Jumble Hub today and start saving money on everything for your kitchen and home. New Auctions daily or buy it now and pick up locally.


Kingfish


Thirsty? Kingfish has $2 cans every night of the week!


Lucky Luke’s


Lucky Luke’s has $5 BBQ Cheese Fries, $5 Buffalo Chicken Cheese Fries, and $5 Coors Light Pitchers all day every Saturday!


Maxine’s Tap Room


Did you hear? Maxine’s Tap Room bartender Francis was chosen as just one of just 9 other bartenders from around the country to compete at Death & Co. Denver for the #giffardwestcup2019 for Giffard USA!


Mojo’s Pints & Pies


Mojo’s Pints & Pies has great music this week with Fett’s Folly, Tony Redman, The John Spurling Project, and more! Check the schedule.


Ozark Natural Foods


Ozark Natural Foods’ is a proud sponsor of a free yoga series! Next event is April 27! Learn more.

4/27 – AppleSeeds Farm with Tonia Squires
5/4 – TriCycle with Tonia Squires
5/11 – Appleseeds Farm with Melody Smith
5/18 – TriCycle Farms with Crystal Beshears
5/25 – Walker Park – with Ashleigh Price


Penguin Ed’s


The non-smoking patio at Penguin Ed’s is the perfect place to enjoy this beautiful Fayetteville spring!


Premier Dermatology


Premier Dermatology will host their annual Spring Open House in Fayetteville on April 25. Grab your friends and join the Premier team for a day of skin goodness! Along with specially crafted cocktails and delicious culinary treats, you will see the most trending treatments in action – injectables, CoolSculpting, Emsculpt, Emsella, and more! Did we mention almost EVERYTHING will be on sale, too? If you don’t know what your skin is craving, we can help. Complimentary consultations will be available all day long. Learn more.


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Sassy’s Red House


Tis the season for dinner and drinks outside, and Sassy’s Red House has the best shady patio in town!


Slim Chickens


Wednesday is Waffle Wednesday at Slim Chickens. Enjoy their chicken & waffles plus a drink for just $5.99 all day each week!


Southern Food Company


Southern Food Company is hosting a Game of Throne’s Trivia night on April 25! We’re going all out with GOT themed food, drinks & even prizes for costumes!


Specialized Real Estate Group


Specialized Real Estate Group has some awesome new apartments available at 495 Prairie – right on the Open Streets route! Look.


Taziki’s


The weekend special at Taziki’s is our signature pasta – featuring a bed of mixed lettuces with penne pasta and grilled chicken, tossed in our homemade balsamic vinaigrette, topped with tomatoes, feta, and fresh basil


TheatreSquared


TheatreSquared’s new show The Legend of Georgia McBride opens May 1! Get tickets.


UARK Federal Credit Union


April is National Credit Union Youth Month. UARK’s Penny Savers’ Club promotes financial literacy by rewarding children who save.


Underwood’s


Underwood’s just posted a blog post on how to style world fashion jewelry trends that’s worth checking out. Look.


Walton Arts Center


Tickets to Walton Arts Center’s 2019-20 P&G Broadway series are now on sale! Better hurry.


Wood Stone Craft Pizza


Draft beers and wine are $2 off, and garlic parmesan breadsticks are $3 daily for happy hour from 2-6 p.m. at Wood Stone!


Adventure Subaru


It’s Subaru Loves the Earth Month! You can drop off certain hard to recycle items like snack wrappers and coffee cups atAdventure Subaru this month! Learn more.


Austin Vision Care


Purchase the Ultimate Lens Package at Austin Vision Care, and get $100 instantly and a second pair of qualifying lenses.


Bank of Fayetteville


Bank of Fayetteville now has a mobile app for their FM Credit Card! Learn more about what that means for you.


Beavers & Broomfield Family Dentistry


No dental insurance? No problem. Check out the innovative Quality Dental Plan from Beavers & Broomfield Family Dentistry!


Bordinos


Bordinos just unveiled a brand new spring dinner menu last week.


Buster Belly’s


Domestic bottles and wells are just $2 daily during happy hour at Buster’s! More specials.


Big Box Karaoke


Big Box Karaoke is the first private suite karaoke bar and restaurant in Arkansas! Sing with the people you love most, eat some Asian Fusion street food, and drink some tasty cocktails and sake! For a limited time, BBK is giving Flyer readers 15% off the entire bill. Just mention FLYER to your server.


Collier Drug Store


Collier Drug Store offers free delivery every day!


Damgoode Pies


Damgoode Pies now has the much awaited Loblolly Creamery Arkansas Mud ice cream with marshmallow, cookies, brownie and chocolate chunks. Enjoy a scoop or get a pint for delivery!


Eureka Pizza


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First National Bank of NWA


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Getting folks together this spring? Feed your crowd with a build-your-own taco or burrito bar from Flying Burrito Co!


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Paid Advertisement <![CDATA[AD: Leon Bridges Returns to NWA at the Walmart AMP Next Week]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200167 2019-04-22T19:26:27Z 2019-04-22T19:24:09Z

Leon Bridges / Courtesy

Leon Bridges returns to Northwest Arkansas following a sold-out performance at the Heartland Summit in Bentonville last October. Bridges’ first album, Coming Home took the music industry by storm, debuting at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2015. Only months prior, he had been playing sparsely attended open mics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area after work, where he washed dishes at a local restaurant. In a span of three years, Coming Home would take Leon to the White House to perform for former President Obama, to the stage of Saturday Night Live and would earn him two Grammy® nominations, including one for Best R&B Album.

In the years since the release of Coming Home, Leon has proved himself a true artist with staying power. On his sophomore album, Good Thing, the Fort Worth native takes his characteristically soulful, R&B sound reminiscent of days past and roots it firmly in the modern world. The heart of the album lies in its innovation – there’s an overt shift into less of a nostalgic tone, while maintaining the integrity of Bridges’ infectious music. The album opener “Bet Ain’t Worth the Hand” earned Bridges a 2018 Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance. Good Thing has cemented him as a complex, multifaceted artist capable of making groundbreaking work.

Leon Bridges makes his debut performance with special guest Jess Glynne at the Walmart AMP on Wednesday, May 1. Tickets start at $35 – but there are also lawn 4-packs available for $24.75 per ticket. Great seats are still available. Buy tickets at 479.443.5600 or at amptickets.com.

Presented by Walmart AMP in partnership with Live Nation.


Paid AdvertisementThis post paid for by Walton Arts Center. If you’d like to advertise your business in a future promotion similar to this, call Dustin at 479-387-1002 or send us a message.
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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Pump track time trial series underway at Runway Bike Park]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200146 2019-04-22T14:13:39Z 2019-04-22T14:13:22Z

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A six-week pump track time trial series began Thursday at the Runway Bike Park at The Jones Center in Springdale.

The series takes place each Thursday at 6 p.m. through May 23.

The event gives riders 30 minutes to log their the fastest pump track loop. Riders are timed using a Race Result timing chip system. At the end of the night, the top 10 individuals with the fastest times are awarded points. The rider with the most points at the end of the 6-week series will be awarded a $100 Visa gift card and the title of “Runway Time Trial Series Champion.” Cash prizes will be awarded to 2nd Place ($50) and 3rd Place ($25).

The entry cost per rider for each night is $5. Riders must be 16 years of age or older. Registration is available on-site at each event.

“The mountain biking and BMX community is hungry for shorter, weekday evening events,” said Jake Lane, marketing and communications manager at The Jones Center. “We’re excited to show off our world championship pump track to riders of all skill levels from across Northwest Arkansas at a central location within the region.”

For more information, call 479-725-4534.


2019 Runway Time Trial Series

Dates: Events are held at 6 p.m. on the following Thursdays: April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23

Registration: The event is on a first come, first served basis. A limited number of timing chips are available. Each participant will get 30 minutes on the track. There is no preregistration.

Location: Runway Bike Park, The Jones Center, 922 E. Emma Ave. Springdale, AR 72764

Ages: 16+

Cost: $5/night

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Hearing on Arkansas mass incarceration set for April 23 in Fayetteville]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200133 2019-04-22T21:13:52Z 2019-04-22T13:41:52Z

United States Commission on Civil Rights

The Arkansas Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights this week will host an open community forum to public testimony regarding incarceration rates in the state – particularly where they raise concerns regarding disparate impact on the basis of race, color, disability status, national origin, and sex.

The event will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 inside the EJ Ball Courtroom at the University of Arkansas School of Law, 1045 W. Maple Street in Fayetteville.

The event agenda is as follows:

  • Welcome remarks and introductions (1 p.m.)
  • Panel discussion: Mass Incarceration & Juvenile Justice (1:15 p.m.)
  • Public comment (2:15 p.m.)

The meeting is free and open to the public. No appointment or registration is necessary, but attendees must sign up online to speak during the event.

For those who cannot attend, the event will be streamed live at echo360.org.

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[‘The Kite Runner’ author Khaled Hosseini to speak at Fayetteville Public Library]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200129 2019-04-22T13:28:16Z 2019-04-22T13:28:16Z

Khaled Hosseini / Courtesy photo

New York Times best-selling author Khaled Hosseini will speak at the Fayetteville Public Library on Friday, April 26 as part of the library’s FPL Author Series.

Library officials anticipate a large crowd for internationally renowned author. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7 p.m. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early if they wish to park in the library’s parking deck. Overflow parking will be available at two locations with golf cart shuttles running before and after the event to transport patrons.

The locations are:

  • Center Street Church of Christ parking lot | corner of Center Street and School Avenue
  • City of Fayetteville parking lot | West Mountain Street (near Loafin’ Joe’s)

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Off-site parking and shuttle transportation are planned.

From the library:

In March 2001, while practicing medicine, Hosseini began writing his first novel, “The Kite Runner,” which was published by Riverhead Books in 2003. That debut went on to launch one of the biggest literary careers of our time. Today, Khaled Hosseini is one of the most recognized and best-selling authors in the world. His books, “The Kite Runner,” “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” and “And the Mountains Echoed,” have been published in over seventy countries and sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.

Hosseini’s latest book, “Sea Prayer,” is an illustrated short work of fiction showcasing the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis in Syria.

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Fayetteville public meetings: April 22-26]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200123 2019-04-22T13:16:43Z 2019-04-22T13:16:43Z

Staff photo

The following is a list of public meetings obtained from the City of Fayetteville’s website, and through emails or press releases received from city staff.

For questions about any of the following meetings, call the city’s administration office at 479-575-8323.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Time Meeting Location
10 a.m. Pre-Bid Meeting: Bid 19-18, Construction –
Goshen Water Storage Tank Improvements
City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m. Planning Commission ** (agenda) City Hall, Room 219

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Time Meeting Location
10 a.m. Pre-Bid Meeting: Bid 19-30, Construction –
Gregory Park Parking Lot Improvements
Gregory Park

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Time Meeting Location
10 a.m. Pre-Bid Meeting: Bid 19-31, Construction – Kessler Mountain Nature Trail Kessler Mountain Regional Park

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time Meeting Location
3 p.m. Firemen’s Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees * City Hall, Room 326
6 p.m. Housing Authority Board of Commissioners * City Hall, Room 111

Friday, April 26, 2019

Time Meeting Location
  No Meetings Listed  

* To be shown later on the Fayetteville Government Channel
** To be televised live on the Fayetteville Government Channel

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Todd Gill http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/toddgill/ <![CDATA[Public ticket info for the 2019 Springtime of Youth concert]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200141 2019-04-22T19:16:40Z 2019-04-21T13:59:47Z

Photo: Will Byington

Update: As of Monday afternoon, tickets are no longer available for this event.

General public tickets are still available sold out for the annual Springtime of Youth concert, set for Saturday, April 27 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville.

Two-time Grammy nominee Kesha will headline this year’s event, along with rapper Pusha T and indie pop band Smallpools. Local artists Jerles and Witchsister will also perform.

Gates will open at 3:15 p.m., and music will begin at 3:30 p.m.

General public tickets cost $30 plus fees, and are available through the Walton Arts Center ticketing system.

The University of Arkansas Headliners Committee first debuted the event in 2015 as an alternative to the committee’s typical semester concerts held at Barnhill Arena. Past performers include Galantis, Bleachers, Lil Dicky, Big Sean, Young the Giant, Caitlyn Smith, Diplo, Wiz Khalifa, Børns, Mutemath, Moxie Raia, MisterWives, and others.


Concert Information

Lineup
Music begins at 3:30 p.m. The lineup order is: Witchsister, Jerles, Smallpools, Pusha T, Kesha

Parking and shuttles
Limited parking will be available at the venue. Shuttles will begin running at 2:15 p.m. from Lot 40 in front of Hotz Hall and will run continuously throughout the event.

Directions
From I-49 take exit 67A to Highway 112. Turn South onto N. Garland/Highway 112. Turn right onto W. Drake at stoplight, then follow left curve onto McConnell Road. The Washington County Fairgrounds is on the right, atop the hill.

Re-entry
Concert attendees will NOT be able to re-enter if they leave during the concert.

Food
Food trucks will offer a limited amount of food for purchase at the event.

Items NOT Allowed
Organizers will follow the University of Arkansas’ Department of Athletics policy on items that are not allowed in the concert venue. Those items include: Food and beverage (including alcohol), baby seats/baby strollers, selfie sticks, coolers/thermal containers, weapons (of any kind), all tobacco products (including e-cigarettes), umbrellas, drones, laser pointers, video cameras, noise makers

Permitted Items
Permitted items include clear totes (plastic, vinyl, or pvc and no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″; logos no larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″ may be displayed on one side) OR plastic storage bags (no larger than 1 gallon, re-sealable, clear) plus a clutch purse (with or without a strap, no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″), stadium seats (without arms or pockets, less than 16″ wide) , tablets, water bottles (clear, empty, 20 oz or less), binoculars (no case), camera (6″ lens or less, no case), service dogs (trained to aid with a disability), medically necessary items

Weather
Organizers will monitor the weather and if any severe weather occurs will follow evacuation procedures directed by security personnel.

Updates
For event updates please follow Headliners Concert Committee social media accounts: @ua_headliners on Instagram and Twitter, or facebook.com/uahcc.

Source: UA Division of Student Affairs


Kesha – Here Comes The Change


Pusha T – If You Know You Know


Smallpools – Dreaming

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Flyer Staff http:// <![CDATA[Fayetteville police investigating robbery at Centennial Bank]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200118 2019-04-22T13:22:09Z 2019-04-19T15:02:08Z

 

UPDATE: Police on Friday said during the investigation, the department received numerous tips, which led detectives to a bus stop located at 955 N. Shiloh Drive where they located the suspect, who was arrested without incident for aggravated robbery, shoplifting, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal trespass.

Police are asking for help identifying and locating an armed robber who stole money at about 8:40 a.m. Friday from Centennial Bank at 3010 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Fayetteville.

According to Fayetteville police, the robber was described as a white male in his 20s, possibly wearing a black jacket with blue pants that have a blue strip down the side.

Anyone with any information about the robbery is urged to call Fayetteville police at 479-587-3555.

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Terry J. Wood <![CDATA[Disney’s Penguins a perfectly pleasing nature documentary with heart]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200111 2019-04-19T14:54:13Z 2019-04-19T14:53:47Z

Disney

If fairy tales, super heroes, and space fantasies aren’t really your thing, Disney might still have a movie on its slate to please your more discriminating palate with its latest nature documentary “Penguins.”

New In Local Movie Theaters

  • Penguins (G) 1 hr. 16 min. – AMC Fiesta Square, Malco Razorback, Malco Pinnacle Hills
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  • The Curse of La Llorona (R) 1 hr. 33 min. – AMC Fiesta Square, Malco Razorback, Malco Pinnacle Hills, Malco Springdale
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  • Breakthrough (PG) 1 hr. 56 min. – AMC Fiesta Square, Malco Razorback, Malco Pinnacle Hills, Malco Springdale, Bentonville Skylight
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  • Teen Spirit (PG-13) 1 hr. 32 min. – AMC Fiesta Square, Malco Rogers Towne
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  • Unplanned (R) 1 hr. 50 min. – Malco Razorback, Malco Pinnacle Hills
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The movie, directed by Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson, is absolutely gorgeous, sumptuously photographed and humorously written by David Fowler with narration by Ed Helms.

The film tells the story of an Adélie penguin named Steve and his quest to mate and then protect his family against the wicked weather of the the Antarctic, its natural predators, and other penguins, who steal the pebbles little Steve gathers for his nest about as quickly as he can find them.

It’s no doubt a harsh life for a penguin. The drama is real, but little birds are so exceptionally cute and so lovingly filmed that the movie is quite irresistible like most of Disneynature’s fare.

As one who watched the “Wonderful World of Disney” TV show as often as I could growing up, I have a fondness for nature documentaries of this sort. I love seeing them on the big screen just to bask in the vivid beauty of them after watching so many of them on tiny screens as a kid.

While I might not rank this movie up against the best animated fare of Disney or Pixar, I doubt that you will find a more enjoyable movie-going experience among films released this week.

If you want to see “Penguins” in IMAX, you’d better take the chance this week because “Avengers: Endgame” opens next Thursday night, and it will push “Penguins” and practically every other movie to the side.

(G) 1 hr. 16 min.
Garde: B+


Classic Corner

The Green Pastures
With Sunday being Easter, Turner Classic Movies channel is celebrating with a slew of Easter-themed movies ranging from dramas depicting the life of Christ like the 1961 and the 1926 silent version of “The King of Kings” which play at 9 p.m. and 12 a.m. respectively. Mixed in with those and other dramas, TCM shoehorned in a couple of musicals for good measure.

The first musical begins TCM’s Easter-viewing slate at 5:15 a.m. (CT) with “The Green Pastures.” The Easter Bunny is probably the only one who’ll be up in time to watch this 1936 film based on the 1928 novel by Roark Bradford “Ol’ Man Adam an’ His Chillun.”

The movie, which does use racial stereotypes, is one of just six films that feature an all-African American cast during the Hollywood Studio era. The old-time gospel tunes are remarkably irresistible.

The film features stories from the Old Testament as depicted through the eyes of Southern, African American folklore. A really interesting concept that gets to the core of the Sunday School stories that many have cherished since childhood.

Some will find the movie troublesome, but it features a host of entertaining performers such as Rex Ingram, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Myrtle Anderson, and Edna Mae Harris, a, which drives home the point the golden-age of film would have been well served my more diverse casting.


Easter Parade
The second musical “Easter Parade” which airs at 7 p.m. (CT) really has very little to do with Easter other than the title song. That’s O.K. because the film is still delightful, if you enjoy classic Hollywood musicals
The 1948 Charles Walters’ film does feature Judy Garland at her apex, Fred Astaire while he was still near the top of his game, and 14 wonderful songs by the great Irving Berlin.

Astaire had announced his retirement, but Gene Kelly, who was supposed to co-star with Garland before breaking his ankle playing volleyball, talked Astaire into taking the part.

The movie also features Peter Lawford as Astaire’ rival for Garland’s affection, and Ann Miller as Astaire’s dance partner, whom Garland replaces in the film.

The movie won an Oscar for Best Music Score, and Berlin’s songs provide the perfect vehicle for the performers to spotlight their talents.

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Terry J. Wood <![CDATA[Mike Anderson’s new job should make many Razorback fans very happy]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200104 2019-04-19T13:39:13Z 2019-04-19T13:33:47Z

Photo: ArkansasRazorbacks.com

Former Arkansas basketball coach Mike Anderson is expected be named St. John’s latest basketball coach as soon as today, according to the New York Post and other news organizations.

That news is bound to make many Razorback fans and Fayetteville citizens very happy because despite the desire for change at the top of the Arkansas basketball program, Anderson remains a beloved and respected man by just about everyone who knew him.

Even Arkansas athletics director Hunter Yurachek praised him once he got around to speaking about why he chose to replace Anderson, calling it one of the most difficult decisions he’s ever made because of Anderson’s character.

No doubt that praise helped as Anderson pursued another position.

The St. John’s job isn’t going to be easy. Anderson’s replacing a program legend in Chris Mullin, who led the school to NCAA prominence as a player in the 1980s before a long and outstanding NBA career.

Mullin wasn’t able to return the Red Storm back to the position it held in the college basketball world when Lou Carnesecca prowled the St. John’s sidelines in his trademark sweaters from 1973-92.

It may seem a bit odd that Anderson is taking over another resurrection job at a once-prominent program after being dismissed from a similar situation at Arkansas.

From the outside looking in, it certainly must appear like Anderson couldn’t escape the long shadow of his mentor Nolan Richardson and his remarkable tenure as the Hogs’ basketball coach just like Stan Heath and John Pelphrey before him.

It’s certainly true that Anderson did not approach the standard of winning that Richardson or his predecessor Eddie Sutton set at Arkansas. It was a very high bar, and anyone who doesn’t understand that is fooling themselves.

However, what Anderson did do is clean up a huge, decade-long mess that started with Richardson’s meltdown at a press conference in 2002 that Anderson, then a Richardson assistant, watched while shaking his head in the back of Walton Arena’s media room.

The mess that was Arkansas’ basketball program after Richardson’s bitter departure got even worse with the mismanagement of the program on nearly all levels by Heath for five seasons and Pelphrey for four. Both were clearly in over their heads.

What Anderson did do at Arkansas possibly better than anyone else could ever have done is restore the Razorback basketball program’s foundation. Anderson ran a solid, ethical program, and he left the program in stable condition from the bottom up for Arkansas’ latest head coach Eric Musselman to continue to build.

Anderson did a ton of heavy lifting at Arkansas just to regain the program’s respectability so that he would have a chance to win. He left the Razorback program much better than he found it, and he left it where Musselman only has to worry about the basketball and not a lot of other issues that would keep his attention off the court.

As great as Sutton and Richardson were as coaches — and make no mistake they were both great — neither one can say they left the program in good shape when they departed.

Anderson played a large role in restoring Richardson’s legacy to the program. To say the least, Richardson burned bridges with his actions directly before and then after his dismissal by suing the UA.

Time had passed when Anderson took the Arkansas job in 2011, but if anyone thinks those wounds would have healed on either side without Anderson applying salve and mending fences, they just don’t understand.

Anderson restored the link between the Razorback basketball program and Richardson like no one else could have. While Anderson wasn’t able to win enough to “feed the monster” as Richardson might say, Anderson left the Arkansas program so much better off than he found it in every way.

Razorback fans should remember and appreciate that.

Again it seems odd that a coach who built his resume and reputation in states like Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama and Oklahoma is taking over a Big East program situated in the heart of New York City. All involved are in for a culture shock. But then again, maybe Anderson is the right man to handle the mess that has become of the St. John’s basketball program?

He has certainly had experience with tough situations.

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Terry J. Wood <![CDATA[Campbell, Fletcher lead Hogs over No. 3 MSU]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200099 2019-04-19T13:27:44Z 2019-04-19T13:27:44Z

Isaiah Campbell / Photo: ArkansasRazorbacks.com

Baseball is the most fickle of sports.

Last week Arkansas ace right hander Isaiah Campbell pitched a masterful game for seven and 2/3 innings, striking out 10 batters against five hits and no walks, but he suffered a stinging 3-2 loss to to No. 6 Vanderbilt at Nashville.

A hit here or there and the tables could have been turned on the Commodores, but it was not to be.

Fickle.

Razorback Baseball

Who: vs Mississippi State
When: April 18, 19, 20
Where: Baum-Walker Stadium
Watch: ESPNU, SECN+, SECN+

» See full schedule

However, the junior Razorback got the hits he and the rest of the No. 10 Hogs needed Thursday night to make sure his performance stood strong against the No. 3 Mississippi State Bulldogs in the friendly confines of Baum-Walker Stadium for a stirring 5-3 victory.

“I thought he was outstanding,” Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said of Campbell. “At the end of six innings, he kind of made the comment he started feeling a little bit tired. We punched in some runs, and it’s almost like he got a second wind out there and we thought, ‘well, if he can get us through the sixth’ and he did.

“He said I think I can go another and when he got us through the seventh real quick he said ‘hey I don’t want to come out yet.’ No walks, 10 strikeouts, I mean, what more could you want? And limited one of the best hitting teams, if not the best hitting team in the league to five hits. That’s a great outing.”

Like last week Campbell (7-1, 2.44 ERA) was on fire with 10 Ks and no walks Thursday before he left the game in the hands of fellow junior Matt Cronin with two outs in the eighth. The difference, though, the Hogs held a 3-2 lead.

Cronin made it interesting allowing a run in the top of the ninth, but did his part striking out three batters in 1 1/3 innings of work. However the big difference from a week ago at Vandy came in the bottom of the eighth with Dominic Fletcher’s game-sealing, two-run homer. It was his sixth homer of the season, and a perfect way to cap a 3-for-4 night.

“That guy (Mississippi State ace Ethan Small) throws a bunch of cutters, so I took one and then he threw a slider down in the dirt,” Fletcher said. “I kind of had a feeling another cutter was coming, and I got on time with it. I think it’s huge to score late and give your bullpen another couple of runs for cushion.”

Mississippi State pitcher Ethan Small is the ace who threw well Thursday night but will have to wait a week for absolution in the Bulldogs’ next series. Small, considered one of the SEC’s best arms, restrained the Razorbacks with a perfect game through the fourth inning until Fletcher got his first hit in the fifth with Arkansas trailing, 1-0.

“My mindset didn’t change,” Campbell said of pitching while behind. “I knew if I just kept making pitches and keeping us in the game, our hitters would get to him and get the lead, and that’s what we did in the sixth. It gave us some momentum and we carried it on until the end of the game.”

The Hogs’ three-run sixth gave Arkansas the lead for good. Catcher Casey Opitz walked, and left fielder Christian Franklin slapped a single. First baseman Trevor Ezell laid down a sacrifice bunt to move them over for shortstop Casey Martin. Martin doubled to put the Hogs on top, and Matt Goodheart, who is batting .398, drove Martin in for the 3-1 lead.

“I thought we did just a really good job of staying calm,” Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said of his Razorbacks’ hitting performance. “We were calm in the dugout. We knew what we were up against. We were up against a quality pitcher that doesn’t really give you a whole lot.

“We talked about when we get a chance to get him, we’ve got to get him because it might be one shot. We got a leadoff man on, then Franklin got the big two-strike hit, and we were kind of off and running there. Just a really good job by the offense of hanging in there and not getting too frustrated, and we put together a big inning.”

Campbell was splendid in setting the table for the victory, and his teammates came through for him and themselves to post what could prove to be a pivotal victory for the Razorbacks in their chase for the Western Division and overall title.

Going into tonight’s 6:30 second game, the Razorbacks (28-10, 10-6 SEC) and the Bulldogs (32-7,10-6) trail No. 11 Texas A&M (28-11-1, 10-5-1) by a half game after the Aggies defeated South Carolina, 8-2, Thursday night.

No. 18 Ole Miss (26-13, 9-7), No. 24 Auburn (25-13, 9-7), and No. 15 LSU (24-15, 9-7) trail the the Razorbacks and Bulldogs by a game in the West.

No. 4 Georgia (31-8, 11-5) leads the SEC overall by a half game over the Aggies and the East by 1.5 games over No. 6 Vanderbilt (28-9, 9-6).

By winning the first game, the Razorbacks give themselves a chance to maintain their pace in the West or perhaps do a bit better.

“Well, it’s always big to win the first one,” Van Horn said. “It gives you an opportunity to kind sit back and evaluate your pitching for the weekend. Our pitching, we’re still figuring it out a little bit. We’ve had a few guys banged up and we have [Jacob] Kostyshock back now. It’s just a good feeling, obviously. Your mindset now is if we find a way to win game one, we can win the series. If you lose that game, you tell your team you’re fighting and we can still win this series.”

Lefty Patrick Wicklander (3-1, 4.25) is the expected starter for tonight against Mississippi State with the Bulldogs expected to put right-hander Peyton Plumlee (2-2, 3.35) on the mound.

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Dustin Bartholomew http://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/author/dustinbartholomew/ <![CDATA[Weekend Flyer: Handmade Moments album release, Springfest, and more]]> https://www.fayettevilleflyer.com/?p=200086 2019-04-19T12:26:49Z 2019-04-19T12:26:49Z

Friday, April 19

Statehouse Electric / Courtesy

One of Fayetteville most beloved bands is releasing a new album on Friday night. Local duo Handmade Moments will celebrate the release of their record, Paw Paw Tree, on Friday night at George’s. Joining them in the celebration will be California act Nathan & Jessie, and local duo Air Loom will also reunite for a performance that evening. It’s gonna be a party. Here’s more.

Also in tunes, MSG is playing at Smoke & Barrel, and there’s dance party at Axis Lounge with Percolate and DJ’s Foxy and Scade.

There’s a lot more below. Click around for details.


Full list:

6:00 pm

Arkansas Softball vs. LSU

Bogle Park
Sports
6:00 pm

Inside Out Studios

Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar
Music
6:30 pm

Arkansas Baseball vs. Mississippi State

Baum-Walker Stadium
Sports
7:00 pm

Ashtyn Barbaree

Wasabi
Music
7:00 pm

Choral Concert

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Music
7:30 pm

Benny Green Trio with Veronica Swift

Walton Arts Center
Music
7:30 pm

Rahim Alhaj Trio

Faulkner Performing Arts Center
Music
7:30 pm

Wes Hart

JJ’s Grill – Springdale
Music
8:00 pm

Makin Loaf

Black Apple Crossing – Springdale
Music
8:00 pm

Southtown Comedy Night: Tina Dybal & Libbie Higgins

Nomads
Comedy
8:30 pm

Mary Heather & the Sinners

JJ’s Grill on Dickson
Music
8:30 pm

Mason Jar Revival

JJ’s Grill on Steamboat
Music
8:30 pm

Ripped Pigeon

Dickson Street Pub
Music
9:00 pm

Jon Shorter

Kingfish
Music
9:30 pm

Handmade Moments / Nathan & Jessie / Air Loom

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
10:00 pm

MSG

Smoke & Barrel Tavern
Music
10:00 pm

Percolate with DJs Foxy and Scada

Axis Lounge
Music

 

Saturday, April 20

Joan Baez / Staff photo

There’s a street party on Dickson Street on Saturday. Springfest will return after a year off last year with a full day of live music, local arts & craft vendors, and Easter Egg hunt, pancake breakfast, and of course, the traditional bed races up the street. Here’s the schedule.

The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market is also back on the square this week, and they’re planning some Easter surprises of their own. We’ve heard the old Easter Bunny might make an appearance.

Legendary singer, songwriter, and activist Joan Baez is in town for a performance at Walton Arts Center on Saturday night. It’s an 8 p.m. show. Here’s ticket info.

Also in tunes, Noah Richmond’s Little Monster is performing at Mojo’s Pints & Pies, and Boom Kinetic is at George’s.

There’s more below. Have an awesome weekend, everyone.

Full list:

7:00 am

Fayetteville Springfest

Dickson Street
Community
7:00 am

Saturday Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

Fayetteville Square
Community
9:00 am

Iron Pig Festival

Drake Field Airport
Sports
9:30 am

NWA Recovery Premier Hiking Event

Kessler Mountain
Community
10:30 am

Tommy Terrific’s Wacky Magic

Fayetteville Public Library
Family
11:00 am

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Yvonne Richardson Community Center
Community
11:30 am

Lazy Daisy

JJ’s Grill on Dickson
Music
12:00 pm

Poetry Crawl

Fayetteville Public Library
Literary
1:00 pm

Arkansas Softball vs. LSU

Bogle Park
Sports
2:00 pm

Arkansas Baseball vs. Mississippi State

Baum-Walker Stadium
Sports
4:00 pm

EgoTrip

JJ’s Grill on Dickson
Music
6:00 pm

CongaKeyz Jazz Duo

Sassafras Springs Vineyard
Music
7:00 pm

Big House Down Band

Six Twelve Coffeehouse & Bar
Music
7:00 pm

Rackensak

Morano’s
Music
7:00 pm

The Green Heart Festival

Nomads
Music
8:00 pm

Ciderday Night Comedy Show: Tina Dybal & Libbie Higgins

Black Apple Crossing – Springdale
Comedy
8:00 pm

Emily Rowland

The Nines Alley
Music
8:00 pm

Joan Baez

Walton Arts Center
Music
8:00 pm

Noah Richmond’s Little Monster

Mojo’s Pints & Pies
Music
8:30 pm

Craig Cook & The Marauders

JJ’s Grill on Steamboat
Music
8:30 pm

Justin Logan

JJ’s Grill on Dickson
Music
9:00 pm

BoomKinetic / The Rosy Hips

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
9:00 pm

Jenna and the Soul Shakers

West & Watson
Music

 

Sunday, April 21

Full list:

1:00 pm

Hawk & Seed

Terra Studios
Music
1:30 pm

Experience Fayetteville road bike group ride

Columbus House Brewery
Activity
8:30 pm

Open Mic

Dickson Street Pub
Music
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