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Weekend Flyer: Lights of the Ozarks, Diwali, and more

Friday, Nov. 17

NWA Fashion Week / Photo: Miles Witt Boyer

Lights of the Ozarks begin this weekend. The annual lighting ceremony and parade is Friday night on the Fayetteville square. The fun starts at 6 p.m. Here are all the details.

The Razorback men’s basketball team is off to a hot start this year, and they’ll be back in action at Bud Walton Arena Friday night, taking on Fresno State. This year’s team is super fun to watch. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

Music-wise, there’s a good show at Stage 18 Friday night with Abram Shook, Lost John, and Ralph White, and Texas red dirt artist Stoney LaRue is back in town for a show at George’s.


Full list

11:00 am

Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Boggy Stock Ale release

Apple Blossom Brewing
Beer
6:00 pm

Abram Shook / Lost John / Ralph White

Stage 18
Music
6:00 pm

Flash jam

Bear’s Place
Music
6:00 pm

Jesse Dean & Co.

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
6:00 pm

Lights of the Ozarks ceremony and parade

Fayetteville Square
Family
6:00 pm

Student Recital Hour

Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
Performance
6:00 pm

Toasted Coconut Porter Release

Fossil Cove Brewing
Beer
7:00 pm

Arkansas men’s basketball vs. Fresno State

Bud Walton Arena
Sports
7:00 pm

BJ Lowell

Core Public House – Mall Avenue
Music
7:00 pm

Block St. Hot Club

Mojo’s Pints & Pies
Music
7:00 pm

Dale Stokes

Core Public House – Springdale
Music
7:30 pm

Harvester / Paperweight / Levels / Vera, Forever

Nomads
Music
7:30 pm

Trike Theatre: Charlotte’s Web

Walton Arts Center
Performance
7:30 pm

UA Theatre: Avenue Q

UA – University Theatre
Performance
8:00 pm

Foggy Bobcat

Black Apple Crossing – Springdale
Music
8:00 pm

The She Solo

Dickson Street Pub
Music
8:30 pm

Jeff Fox

JJ’s on Dickson
Music
8:30 pm

Wes Hart

JJ’s on Steamboat
Music
9:00 pm

MotherFunkShip / Couch Jackets

The Syc House
Music
9:00 pm

Stephen Neeper & The Wild Hearts

Smoke & Barrel Tavern
Music

 

Saturday, Nov. 18

Event poster

The last outdoor Fayetteville Farmers Market of the year is Saturday on the Fayetteville square.

After that, the Razorback football team will take on Mississippi State at Razorback Stadium. Come on Hogs. You can do it.

There’s a hip hop food drive at local DIY venue, Backspace. It’s called Rap for Food, and will feature performances by I Am, Voodoo Child, Dana Magelic, Cozmix the Rapture and Thunderman. Admission is a can of food, and proceeds benefit 7 Hills, Bread Of Life, and Salvation Army.

A new comedy quiz show will make its debut at Stage 18 Saturday night. It’s called Dunced, and features Troy Gittings,and local celebrities, Katy Henriksen, Colin Nelson, and Branden Lee testing your smarts. Tickets are $5 at the door.

There’s a fun-sounding event at the Fayetteville Town Center on Saturday night. Friends of India will celebrate Diwali from 5-8:30 p.m. The event will feature cultural performaces, food and more as part of the as festival of lights. Admission is $3 for students, and $5 for non-students. Here’s a bit more info.

Full list:

7:00 am

Saturday Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

Fayetteville Square
Community
8:00 am

Second Saturday

Jones Center – Springdale
Community
10:00 am

Love, Poppy Trunk Show

Riffraff
Sponsor
10:00 am

Open House & Farm Tours

Tri Cycle Farms
Community
10:30 am

Arkansas Arts Center presents Jack Frost

Fayetteville Public Library
Family
11:00 am

Arkansas football vs. Mississippi State

Razorback Stadium
Sports
11:00 am

Free cooking class: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Ozark Natural Foods
Sponsor
2:00 pm

Tapioca Maha-Lala

Lalaland Gallery
Art
5:00 pm

Diwali 2017

Fayetteville Town Center
Community
6:00 pm

Jer’s Itty-Bitty Big Jazz Band

Sassafras Springs Vineyard
Music
6:30 pm

Native Conversations: Tommy Wildcat

Museum of Native American History – Bentonville
Activity
7:00 pm

Bob Margolin

Sunrise Guitars
Music
7:00 pm

Caleb Ryan Martin

Core Public House – Mission Boulevard
Music
7:00 pm

Erin Detherage

Core Public House – Mall Avenue
Music
7:00 pm

Richard Burnett

Core Public House – Springdale
Music
8:00 pm

Community Center

Dickson Street Pub
Music
8:00 pm

Dunced!

Stage 18
Performance
8:00 pm

Kimra

Black Apple Crossing – Springdale
Music
8:00 pm

NUGSTuFR / Cosmic Elegy / meesh / Akta

Nomads
Music
8:00 pm

Rap For Food

Backspace
Fundraiser
8:30 pm

BottleRocket

JJ’s on Dickson
Music
8:30 pm

Maud Crawford

JJ’s on Steamboat
Music
9:00 pm

Groovement / Flow Tribe

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
9:00 pm

Hip-Hop Saturdays

Teatro Scarpino
Music
9:00 pm

Stoney LaRue

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music

Sunday, Nov. 19

9:00 am

Run for the Parks!

Lake Fayetteville
Activity
1:00 pm

Sunday Salon Artist Talk

Art Ventures NWA
Art
2:00 pm

Trike Theatre: Charlotte’s Web

Walton Arts Center
Performance
2:00 pm

UA Theatre: Avenue Q

UA – University Theatre
Performance
4:00 pm

Trike Theatre: Charlotte’s Web

Walton Arts Center
Performance
6:30 pm

HOWL women’s open mic

Nightbird Books
Literary
8:00 pm

Open Mic

Dickson Street Pub
Music
8:00 pm

Sad Palomino / Kill Vargas / Bambi’s

Backspace
Music

Seven ways to do good this holiday season

Volunteers serve the community meal at St. Paul’s Episcopal church

Do you hear that sound? It’s like a mixture of turkeys gobbling, sleigh bells ringing, winter wind blowing, carolers caroling, and old Santa Claus himself laughing that semi-maniacle laugh he always does. It’s the holiday season, sneaking up on you like a ninja.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and after that, well, you know how it goes. It all happens pretty fast from now until New Years.

This time of year always seems to bring out the best in folks, and we’ve noticed several local businesses and organizations hosting food drives and other community-oriented initiatives, plus we always get requests for places to volunteer around the holidays.

Here’s a quick list of seven ways to help out in and around Fayetteville this year.

1. Participate in a local food drive

With the increased demand this time of year, local food banks are always looking to stock up around the holidays.

That’s probably why we’ve noticed several local businesses holding food drives for various local pantries this time of year.

Southern Food Co. is collecting non-perishable food items for the Full Circle Food Pantry during the entire month of November. Patrons that bring in an item will receive a free appetizer or pastry from the restaurant for their donation. Patrons are welcome to call ahead and ask about what items are in need. Southern Food Co. is located at 3575 W Wedington Dr, Suite 3 in Fayetteville.

Grub’s is collecting food items for the NWA Food Bank from Nov. 15-Dec. 15 at all of their Northwest Arkansas locations. The restaurant is offering 10% off on food orders for anyone who brings a donation for the drive. Grub’s has restaurants at 220 West Ave in Fayetteville, 3467 Shiloh Drive in Fayetteville, 3001 Market Street in Rogers, and at 8302 Phoenix Ave. in Fort Smith.

Another Fayetteville restaurant and watering hole, Bear’s Place, will be hosting a food drive for Life Source and 7 Hills Homeless Center every Wednesday night through Jan. 3. Bear’s Place is located at 504 E 15th St.

First Security Bank is hosting a food drive at all their NWA locations through Nov. 20, seeking specific items such as peanut/almond/sunflower butters, canned fruit/vegetables (with a pop top), granola/protein bars, dry pasta, dried beans/lentils, brown rice/quinoa, cereals/oatmeal, nuts/seeds/dried fruit, beef jerky and crackers. Here’s a map of First Security Bank locations.

These are just the local drives we’ve come across so far. Feel free to let folks know about others in the comments below.

2. Donate directly to a local food pantry

If you’d rather donate directly to a local food pantry, there are plenty around the region that accept items. Here are a handful of the larger ones, with their physical location to give you a few options to start with.

Life Source International Inc.
600 S School Ave,
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Jane B. Gearhart Full Circle Campus Food Pantry
324 Stadium Dr,
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
1378 June Self Dr,
Bethel Heights, AR 72764

The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas
219 W 15th St,
Fayetteville, AR 72701

7 Hills Homeless Center
1832 S School Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

3. Fill a Little Free Pantry

Since Fayetteville resident Jessica McClard started the first Little Free Pantry at her church at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church last summer, her “take-what-you-need-style” roadside pantries have become a movement around the country.

There are now about eight of handful of them in Northwest Arkansas, and hundreds more around the country.

Anyone can stop by and stock them up at any time. Here’s a map of the Little Free Pantry’s currently established and accepting donations around the world that you could stop by and help restock.

Better yet, you could also head to the hardware store and build your own.

4. Volunteer at a community meal

There aren’t many better ways that we can think of to connect with someone than to share a meal with them. There are several community meals that happen in Fayetteville throughout the week, and the organizations that host them are always seeking donations and volunteers to keep these vital programs running.

Salvation Army hosts large Thanksgiving day meals at both their NWA locations from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Also this year, local resident Quinn Childress raised over $5,000 on a GoFundMe campaign to create a Thanksgiving community meal for 7 Hills Homeless Shelter.

In addition, St. Paul’s Episcopal hosts meals at noon every Monday and Wednesday in their Parish Hall. Central United Methodist Church on Dickson Street hosts meals every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 a.m. 7 Hills at 1832 S. School serves a meal every Friday at 11:30 a.m., and Genesis (205 W. MLK) serves dinner every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.

5. Donate to a local organization

There are hundreds of non profits and charitable organizations in Northwest Arkansas, and nearly all of them rely on donations from businesses and individuals to carry on their various missions.

We aren’t going to list them all here, but consider this a reminder that your favorite local charity could no doubt use a little bit of help.

Giving Tuesday, which falls on Nov. 28 this year, is a good day to mark your calendar and plan to donate to the cause that’s near and dear to your heart.

6. Help out some local kids

The holiday season can me magical for children, but it can also be heartbreaking for folks who are struggling to make ends meet.

There are several local organizations that accept donations of toys or needed items for children this time of year.

The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program comes to mind. Walmart Stores around the region will host Angel Trees this yearHere’s a list of participating locations. For those aren’t familiar, here’s how it works. Local families in need sign up with the program, “angels” are placed on a Christmas tree in participating retailers listing the items local children want or need. Members of the public can take down and angel, purchase the items, wrap them up, and they’ll be given to the families for the holidays.

Local police departments around the region participate in their annual Shop with a Cop programs this time of year.

There’s also the Toys for Tots program, locally administered by Life Source International.

7. Attend an alternative gift market

If you’re not looking to stand in line at a big box store on Black Friday shopping for the latest and greatest gadgets and other mass-produced materialism, maybe an Alternative Gift Market is the way to go for your gifts this year.

The biggest local one that we know if happens on Dec. 3 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and in lieu of objects, you can purchase items in someones name, such as “food for the hungry, care for the sick, shelter for the homeless, renewal for our endangered planet and other meaningful alternatives to the usual holiday gifts.”

Here’s a bit more info about St. Paul’s annual alternative gift market.


This article is sponsored by First Security Bank. For more great stories of Arkansas food, travel, sports, music and more, visit onlyinark.com.

UA releases statement from Jeff Long

Jeff Long / Courtesy, UA Athletics

The University of Arkansas has released a statement from former Athletics Director and Vice Chancellor, Jeff Long.

Long’s employment with the UA was terminated earlier on Wednesday.

The full statement is below.

My family and I would like to thank the University community, Fayetteville community, all of Northwest Arkansas, as well as the friends we have made across the great State of Arkansas.

My wife Fanny and I have raised two wonderful daughters in Fayetteville, one of which has her name etched in Senior Walk. For my family, this will always be home.

I want to thank our outstanding coaches for their efforts on behalf of our student-athletes. Our coaches are not only great teachers but also care deeply about our students and worked tirelessly to achieve our mission of assisting student-athletes in reaching their full potential through intercollegiate athletics. Winning was always an important part of our Mission, as was doing it the right way with honesty integrity and a focus on preparing our young athletes for the rest of their lives. Collectively, all of our coaches exemplified that mission.

In addition to our coaches, we have numerous support staff members who are outstanding in their own right, including operations, compliance, academics, nutrition, media relations, business, equipment, IT, strength & conditioning, psychologists, athletic trainers and team physicians etc. This list represents people who assist our student-athletes in competing and winning while keeping them safe, healthy and on track to reach the ultimate goal of graduation from the University of Arkansas.

To our facility and maintenance staff, I wish to say a heartfelt thank you for your dedicated service to our program. I travel to many campuses and I see firsthand other athletic departments and I know your work is second to none. I appreciate the pride you take in your work and it shows. I am sure you often feel your work goes unnoticed and unappreciated but I wanted you to know how much I notice and how much I appreciate your efforts!

I have been very fortunate to have the support of my incredible Executive and Senior Staffs made up of assistant, associate and senior associate athletic directors as well as my executive assistant. I cannot adequately express my deep appreciation for their efforts on behalf of our student-athletes and coaches. Their intelligence, energy and commitment motivated me to be the best I could be on a daily basis. These dedicated professionals were not just a part of the reason we have transformed our program, they are the reason! Thank you is not nearly enough to express my gratitude but it is the best I can offer at this time.

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve under four Chancellors during my 10 years of service and to participate on their executive staffs. I wish to thank Chancellor White, Chancellor Gearhart, President Sugg and Trustee Reed for believing that I could fill the formidable shoes of Coach Broyles and Bev Lewis. I will always be grateful for the incredible opportunity to come to the University of Arkansas; it has been a 10-year labor of love.

I would also like to thank Chancellor Steinmetz and President Bobbitt for their support during their tenures and especially over the past several weeks. I am grateful for having had the opportunity to work with you and wish you the best as you lead the Flagship Institution and the UA System.

Most of all, I want to offer a heartfelt thank you to the incredible student-athletes that I have had the sincere honor and privilege to support over my 10 years as Athletic Director. You truly are the most important piece of our program. Your success academically and athletically is beyond all else, the reason we have athletics in the University setting. Most people will never know the sacrifices you make to wear the cardinal and white. You literally push your bodies and minds to greater heights to achieve success for the Razorbacks! You have inspired me and lifted me up with your successes in and out of competition! The greatest gift an athletic administrator is given is watching as student-athletes arrive on campus and the growth that happens over the course of their education career. Four to five short years later, we all watch with abundant joy as they walk across the Graduation stage, diploma in hand and prepared to take on whatever in life comes their way!

And finally, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Razorback fans throughout our state and around the world. Your passion for this university and for this athletics program makes the University of Arkansas a very special place. I have said it on numerous occasions the Razorbacks need the entire State behind us to be successful in the SEC and nationally. I wish nothing but continued success for this program and this institution.

With regard to the media, I have always appreciated the job you do and understand your interest in speaking with me. However, I would like to take some time with my family to collect my thoughts before reflecting on my tenure here at the University of Arkansas.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve our University the last 10 years. It has been a true honor.

Sincerely,

Jeff Long

Local bands plan Tom Petty tribute Nov. 25

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Legendary songwriter Tom Petty passed away last month, and several local bands are planning to come together to celebrate his music in Fayetteville.

Local DIY record label Let’s Talk Figures has organized a nine-band tribute to Tom Petty on Saturday, Nov. 25 at George’s Majestic Lounge.

William Krzeszinski from the label is working to organize the show. The group did a similar benefit after David Bowie died last year when he and several bands came together to perform Ziggy Stardust in its entirety. This time, they decided to include more bands playing more songs from Petty’s extensive catalog of hits.

“When ol’ Tom Petty went his own little piece of LA in the sky, we decided rather than do an album, let’s just play all the hits and a few cool album cuts as well,” Krzeszinski said. “It’s just a great opportunity to get all of our talented friends together and have fun playing a bunch of cool music that folks would like to see as much as we would. We hope we’re making Tom proud.”

The lineup includes locals Youth Pastor, Moonsong, The Jackson Jennings 5, High Lonesome, Sad Palomino, Goldfish Waterslide, Open Fields, S H Y T V V N S and Rocket Coma. Each band will play a handful of sweet Petty tunes that evening.

Tickets to the show are $10, on sale now at George’s ticketing site.

UA to sell Lewis Soccer Complex property, wooded area on Old Wire Road

Lewis Soccer Complex

A longtime local park near Asbell Elementary School and a wooded area on Old Wire Road currently owned by the University of Arkansas will soon go up for sale.

University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are planning to sell the two properties – 27.5 acres that have served as the Lewis Soccer Fields, and 103 wooded acres off Old Wire Road – in order to raise funds for building and laboratory updates needed for the school on campus, officials told the Arkansas Traveler student newspaper last month.

The soccer fields had been leased to the city of Fayetteville for use in their youth soccer programs since 1993 in return for the UA’s use of about 10 city-owned acres on Razorback Road, and for fire suppression services to the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

That 25-year lease was set to expire on June 30, 2018, but city officials recently agreed to terminate it at the end of this year.

The city’s Parks & Recreation department has long planned to utilize the new fields at Kessler Mountain Regional Park for continuation of their youth soccer programs once their lease was up with the UA. The first phase of the park has already been completed, with additional fields planned in future phases of construction.

UA System Division of Agriculture spokesperson Mary Hightower told the Traveler the Lewis Complex land has appraised for $4.1 million, and the UA expects to sell the property for that price or more. The 103-acre parcel on Old Wire Road, located in north east Fayetteville between Old Wire and Oakland Zion Road, will likely be listed for around the appraised value of $2 million.

Vice President for Agriculture at the UA, Mark Cochran, told the NWA Democrat Gazette in mid-October that the UA plans to handle the sale of the properties in-house, and will likely wait “at least three months” to offer them for sale.

Jeff Long out as University of Arkansas athletics director

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer Sports

Jeff Long is no longer employed as the athletics director at the University of Arkansas, UA Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz announced on Wednesday.

Long served as AD and Associate Vice Chancellor for Athletics for 10 years after taking over for Frank Broyles in 2008.

Steinmetz said the change wad made “after great deliberation, discussion, and thought” after consultation with the Board of Trustees and President Donald R. Bobbitt.

From Steinmetz’ statement:

Since coming to Fayetteville in 2008, Jeff has led our department with character and integrity and helped move us forward in so many ways. However, over the past year, Jeff has lost the support of many of our fans, alumni, key supporters, and members of the university leadership, support that I believe is critical in our pursuit of excellence. I want to thank Jeff for his commitment and service to our University and to the State of Arkansas and, on behalf of the Razorback Family, I want to wish Jeff and his family all of the best in the future.

Long has come under fire in recent years due in no small part to Arkansas’ poor performance on the football field. Arkansas is 4-6, and 1-5 in SEC play this season. Some of his head coaching hires in recent years have also drawn scrutiny. Long’s hires of Bobby Petrino, John L. Smith, current head coach Bret Bielema, along with Jimmy Dykes as women’s basketball coaches haven’t worked out well for the program.

Long had been widely praised, however, for his dealing with the firing of Petrino. He was named national AD of the year in 2013 by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

Long also previously served as chair of the inaugural College Football Playoff committee, and was named to the NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee by SEC commissioner Greg Sankey earlier this year.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Senior Associate Athletics Director Julie Cromer Peoples will serve as interim AD.

According to the press release, the UA will “honor the provisions of Long’s contract,” which runs through June 30, 2022.

Painter Steven Schneider’s work on display through Nov. 30

Louisiana native and current Fayetteville resident Steven Schneider will show a collection of his paintings in downtown Fayetteville this month.

The artist, sculptor, and graphic designer who has been painting for more than 40 years, will show recent works in the lobby of the downtown branch of Bank of Fayetteville, located at 1 South Block Avenue.

Schneider is a member of Fenix Artis of NW Arkansas, PAPO – The Plein Air Painters of the Ozarks, and ANA – Artists of Northwest Arkansas.

According to the artists statement, his work draws inspiration from the natural world using “plein air” studies and sketches as well as photography as references.

The show began earlier this month, and will remain on display through Nov. 30.

For a bit more info, visit schneiderarts.com.

I’m With Her added to Walton Arts Center season lineup

I’m With Her / Courtesy

Walton Arts Center just added a supergroup of talented ladies to the 2017-18 lineup.

Arts center officials last week announced that I’m With Her, the folk trio featuring Sara Watkins, Sara Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan, will perform at the venue on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

The band includes members of influential groups Nickel Creek and Crooked Still, and collectively, the members have released seven solo albums, won multiple Grammy Awards for their music, and garnered plenty of critical acclaim over their careers.

They were last in town for an appearance at Fayetteville Roots Festival in 2016. In fact, this show is also in association with the folks behind the festival.

Tickets to the show are $32.50 (plus fees), and go on sale at 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at waltonartscenter.org.

Weekly deals & more: Nov. 13-19, 2017

Weekly deals content comes from our sponsors. For more info, call Dustin at 479-387-1002.

Arts & Events

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Second Saturday at The Jones Center is Nov. 18 this month (on the 3rd Saturday). Free stuff!

JJ’s Grill on Steamboat has live music this week with Copelin Bates, Alexander Iam, Wes Hart, and Maud Crawford!

Mark your calendar for an intimate evening with Lost John, Nov. 21 at Maxine’s Tap Room!

It’s time to order Thanksgiving Catering from a la carte at Ozark Natural Foods! Deadline is Nov. 18.

The holiday season is almost here, and TheatreSquared’s version of It’s a Wonderful Life opens Nov. 29!

Walton Arts Center has great shows coming up with Old Crow Medicine Show, Charlotte’s Web, and more this week!


Food & Drink

Southern Food Co. is accepting orders for Thanksgiving dinners!

The best weekend mornings in Fayetteville begin with delicious brunch at Bordinos.

Enjoy $2 domestic bottles and wells, $2.50 drafts and imports, and more daily from 4-7 p.m. at Buster’s!

Need a little help to get over hump day? Check out Free Delivery Wednesday from Damgoode Pies!

If you don’t like the new crust at Eureka Pizza, you’ll get your money back (and more). Details.

Looking to watch the game? Any game? Farrell’s Lounge has every sports package available.

All Foghorn’s locations have great private rooms for holiday parties. Book yours now before they fill up!

Grub’s has chicken chunk baskets for just $6 during NFL games on Thursday, Sunday, and Monday!

Benedicts, frittata, shrimp & grits, and more. Greenhouse Grille serves an incredible brunch! Menu.

Hungry? Maybe it’s time to tackle the M.O.A.B. (Mother of all burritos) from Flying Burrito Co!

Enjoy $2 canned beers every day at Fayetteville’s favorite neighborhood dive bar. Kingfish!

Get $5 barbecue cheese fries, buffalo chicken cheese fries, and Coors light pitchers Saturdays at Lucky Luke’s!

Cool weather is blowing back into town, which when you think about it, just makes the beer cheese soup from Hugo’s taste better.

Get excited about breakfast at ONF. The co-op is expanding their grab-and-go breakfast sandwich options!

How many ribs can you eat? Find out at Sassy’s Red House on Thursday night. It’s all-you-can-eat rib night!

It’s time to order your smoked meats for Thanksgiving from Penguin Ed’s!

The Hoop Hogs are off to an awesome start, and Mike’d Up with Mike Anderson continues at Sassy’s BBQ & Grille! Here’s this year’s schedule.

It’s time to order food for your holiday party. Don’t forget that Slim Chickens can cater for any occasion!

Southern Food Co. is accepting orders for Thanksgiving meals until 11/17! Order now, and pic up Thanksgiving week! Details.

Live the good life on the go! Download Taziki’s mobile app, order online, save time, and skip the line!

Thursdays are martini night at Wasabi! Enjoy some of the most delicious cocktails in town for just $5!

Get $2 off draft beers and $3 wood fired bread sticks every Tuesday-Friday during happy hour at Wood Stone!


Real Estate and Home Services

New paintings on display at Bank of Fayetteville

Here’s a great investment opportunity in Springdale. Check out this 2 bedroom home for just $95,000 from Flyer Homes!

Have you stopped by to see the new Uptown Apartments yet? Schedule a tour and see what all the excitement is about.


Services

Bank of Fayetteville has new artwork on display in their downtown location. Check out the paintings by Steven Schneider!

Is your server more than 5 years old? The recommended lifespan is 4-6 years. Check out GCM Computers’ hosting solutions!

Check out the new Instant Reviews, the easiest way for your business to get online reviews!

Need some cash for the holidays? Borrow up to $1500 for a low fixed rate of 5.99% APR with a Jingle Loan from UARK Federal Credit Union!


Health & Beauty

Save $200 on an annual supply of Biotrue ONEday disposable contact lenses this week at Austin Vision Care! Call 479-527-0100.

Tired of shaving? Permanent laser hair removal from Laser Partners is more affordable than you think! Free consultation!

Have you checked out the dermapeel, dermaplane, oxy-mist treatments from Premier Dermatology yet?


Shopping & Retail

New winter items have arrived at Fayettechill!

Adventure Subaru has special service deals through Dec. 1 as part of their Winter Service event!

The weather is getting cooler. Stay warm with the cozy winter collection from Fayettechill!

Got art that needs framing? There’s a local option for that now. Check out Frame Fayetteville!

Need a last minute gift for a Dirty Santa party downtown? Collier Drug on Dickson Street always has a surprising selection!

Get $12 off your purchase of $50 with code thankful50, and $25 off $100 w/ code thankful100 online at Something Urban!

Wake up in Feast Mode! Check out the cute Thanksgiving collection of tees and more from Riffraff!

Need repairs on your computer? Drop it by the UA Computer Store on campus!

Underwoods is turning 60, and they’re giving away thousands of dollars in jewelry on Facebook! Like their page to enter!


Weekend Flyer: Razorback Basketball, NWA Fashion Week, Unknown Hinson, and more

Friday, Nov. 10

NWA Fashion Week / Photo: Miles Witt Boyer

Ozark Off Road Cyclists are celebrating 20 years of playing in the dirt this weekend with a party at George’s Majestic Lounge on Friday night. There will be music by Jeff Fox and the Man On the Wall, Earl and Them, and Isayah’s All-Stars, a live auction, bike raffles, and more. Admission is $5, and proceeds benefit the organization.

The Razorback men’s basketball team kick off their season tonight. The Hogs will take on Samford at 7 p.m. Friday night at Bud Walton Arena. They also play Sunday night versus Bucknell.

The second night of NWA Fashion Week is set for Friday night as well at Drake Field. The runway will feature looks by Richard Cotto, Vestas, Down Right Denim, Chavon Shree, Brittany Nicole, and more. As of Friday morning, there were still tickets available. Here’s more info about the show.

There are a few chances to catch a good play this weekend. The one man show “Krapp’s Last Tape” continues its run in the intimate setting at The Nines, and UA Theatre will open their version of the hit show (written by former Fayettevillian Jason Moore), Avenue Q. Also, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas continues it’s run at the Walton Arts Center.

Wanna hear some stories about strippers? Local storytelling troupe That’s What She Said will be telling them Friday night at Sunrise Stage. Tickets are $15.

George’s has an show with Nashville prog/funk/rock band Backup Planet on Friday night. Tickets are $10.


Full list

10:30 am

Arkansas women’s basketball vs. Sam Houston State

Bud Walton Arena
Sports
4:00 pm

Guest Artist Recital: Eugene Osadchy / Anastasia Markina

Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
Performance
6:00 pm

Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Holiday Inn Convention Center – Springdale
Fundraiser
6:00 pm

Member This

Bear’s Place
Music
6:00 pm

Ozark Off Road Cyclists: Trail Rocks

George’s Majestic Lounge
Fundraiser
7:00 pm

Arkansas men’s basketball vs. Samford

Bud Walton Arena
Sports
7:00 pm

Hip Hop: Jasper Logan

Stage 18
Music
7:00 pm

NWA Fashion Week – The Fall Shows

Drake Field Airport
Community
7:30 pm

Bria Skonberg

Walton Arts Center
Performance
7:30 pm

Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape”

The Nines
Performance
7:30 pm

UA Theatre: Avenue Q

UA – University Theatre
Performance
8:00 pm

Dolly Spartans / Top Nachos / Number Stations / Prahnas

Backspace
Music
8:00 pm

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Walton Arts Center
Performance
8:00 pm

Joshin The Giants

Dickson Street Pub
Music
8:00 pm

Southtown Comedy: Josh Cocks

Nomads
Comedy
8:00 pm

The Jackson Jennings 5

Black Apple Crossing – Springdale
Music
8:30 pm

Mary Heather & the Sinners

JJ’s on Dickson
Music
8:30 pm

Mike & Grady

JJ’s on Steamboat
Music
9:00 pm

Backup Planet / Steady Flow

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
9:00 pm

DJ Merl Ito

Smoke & Barrel Tavern
Music
9:00 pm

Press Start w/ No.Faces

Axis Lounge
Music

 

Saturday, Nov. 11

Unknown Hinson / Courtesy

The second to last Saturday outdoor Fayetteville Farmers’ Market on the square is happening this weekend. Get up there and enjoy it while it lasts.

The annual Fayetteville Half Marathon is this weekend as well. This year’s race will begin and end on campus, with the finish line set up at The Garden’s. Here’s more about this year’s race.

“History Comes Alive” will return this year for another round of actors portraying some of Fayetteville’s founders and civic leaders who are buried at Evergreen Cemetery. Performances are scheduled at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased at the door, at artlabtheatre.com or at the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau.

Music-wise, songwriter, singer, and voice actor Unknown Hinson is in town for a 9 p.m. show at Smoke & Barrel Tavern, songwriter Dana Cooper will perform at Sunrise Stage, and Springfield, Mo-based 90s coverband The Mixtapes will perform at George’s.

There’s more below. Click around down there for details.

Full list:

7:00 am

Saturday Fayetteville Farmers’ Market

Fayetteville Square
Community
7:15 am

Fayetteville Half Marathon

UA campus
Activity
10:30 am

Playing in the Dirt – Mt. Kessler Group Ride

Kessler Mountain
Activity
10:30 am

Super Saturday: Music with Shannon Wurst

Fayetteville Public Library
Family
11:00 am

Free cooking class: Vegan & Gluten-free Holidays

Ozark Natural Foods
Sponsor
2:00 pm

History Comes Alive

Evergreen Cemetery
Community
2:00 pm

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Walton Arts Center
Performance
3:00 pm

Haunted Northwest Arkansas

Nightbird Books
Literary
5:00 pm

Art Reception: Shelley Mouber – “Crear de Pequenos Pedazos”

Nomads
Art
5:00 pm

Ozark Folkways Friendraiser

Ozark Folkways
Fundraiser
6:00 pm

Jer’s Itty-Bitty Big Jazz Band

Sassafras Springs Vineyard
Music
6:30 pm

Light Up the Night

UARK Bowl
Fundraiser
7:00 pm

Comedy Night

Restoration Church
Comedy
7:30 pm

Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape”

The Nines
Performance
7:30 pm

UA Theatre: Avenue Q

UA – University Theatre
Performance
8:00 pm

Honey Shuffle

Dickson Street Pub
Music
8:00 pm

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Walton Arts Center
Performance
8:00 pm

Kimra

The Odd Soul – Springdale
Music
8:00 pm

The Stand-Up/Stay-Up Comedy Show: Josh Cocks

Black Apple Crossing – Springdale
Comedy
8:30 pm

Black River Pearl

The Roost
Music
8:30 pm

Mark Shields & Good Co.

JJ’s on Steamboat
Music
8:30 pm

Take Cover

JJ’s on Dickson
Music
9:00 pm

Mixtapes / Steady Flow

George’s Majestic Lounge
Music
9:00 pm

Unknown Hinson

Smoke & Barrel Tavern
Music

Sunday, Nov. 12

1:00 pm

Arkansas women’s basketball vs. Samford

Bud Walton Arena
Sports
1:00 pm

Sierra Star & Wavy Davy

Terra Studios
Music
2:00 pm

2nd Sunday Local Author Jeremy Sparks

Fayetteville Public Library
Literary
2:00 pm

History Comes Alive

Evergreen Cemetery
Community
2:00 pm

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Walton Arts Center
Performance
2:00 pm

UA Theatre: Avenue Q

UA – University Theatre
Performance
5:00 pm

Arkansas men’s basketball vs. Bucknell

Bud Walton Arena
Sports
7:30 pm

Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape”

The Nines
Performance
7:30 pm

UA Theatre: Avenue Q

UA – University Theatre
Performance
8:00 pm

Open Mic

Dickson Street Pub
Music